ICDS-logoThere are a lot of people who are interested in celiac news and developments in research, but many may not always be tuned in.  I am now taking the time to say, starting Sunday, cue up your keyboards, get #celiac and #icds2013 ready to search because the juggernaut of all things celiac research called the International Celiac Disease Symposium is descending on Chicago!  Here’s why you need to tune in!

#1 Breaking Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity News

When I talked with Dr. Stefano Guandalini of the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center, he eluded to some of the news that would come out of this event.  He said, “The big news will be both about the current possibility of preventing celiac disease, the reality of alternative treatments (including a cure on the horizon!) for celiac disease and for those suffering from the much less understood non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  Much more about this condition will be clarified.”

Cure? Treatment? Prevention?  Those are big words to use when it comes to celiac!

#2 ICDS Proven Record of Delivering Big News

In Oslo in 2011, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, celiac researchers painted a clearer picture of of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  There was a call for designing better celiac disease management guidelines and better education for primary care providers.  They also discussed prevention of celiac disease by using strategies like breastfeeding and dietary intervention.  I suspect these topics from 2011 will emerge in at the very least discussions.  But by looking at the clinical forum schedule, this session entitled “How gluten could be bad for you even if you aren’t celiac” could prove to be very interesting.  I say this because I think EVERY gluten-free diet trend story I see always has a dietitian saying that the diet isn’t good for you if you don’t need to be on it.  I think/hope this could shed some light.

#3 Top Celiac Researchers and Headliners Will be There

Lots of doctors, researchers and key experts in the community will speak at the event including:

Stefano Guandalini — University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

Alessio Fasano- Center for Celiac Research, Boston

Peter Green – Columbia University

Luigi Greco – University of Naples

Riccardo Trancone – University of Federico II, Naples Italy

Shelley Case – Registered Dietitian with expertise in gluten free and celiac disease

Cynthia Kupper – Registered Dietitian and Executive Dir. of Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

Andrea Levario – Executive Director of American Celiac Disease Alliance

Live in Chicago? Don’t miss the FREE Global Marketplace

If you were unable to get tickets, there is a free opportunity that is open to the public on Sunday, September 22nd.  Meet vendors associated with celiac and the gluten-free lifestyle at the Global Marketplace!  Click here to learn more.  It happens Sunday night from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in downtown Chicago.

Where can you find the Latest News from #ICDS2013 ?

Well of course my preference is for you to check in with www.thesavvyceliac.com, The Savvy Celiac Facebook Page, or my Twitter feed @AmyLeger.  But a simple search of #icds2013 on Twitter will work well too.  My colleagues in celiac writing will also be there following the news:  Pretty Little Celiac , Celiac and the Beast, Celiac Chicks, G-Free Laura, and my editor Amy Ratner will be there with Gluten Free Living Magazine, so I am sure you will see some updates there soon!  Here at The Savvy Celiac the goal is educate and empower people to become savvy celiacs..and this is one big way to do it!

You’ll be hearing more from me soon!


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