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Find an Event: Most of our events have gone virtual. Please visit our Events Page to learn about local or nationwide virtual options.
Virtual Meeting with Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN hosted by NCA San Diego: Melinda will cover several topics with important celiac and NCGS related information and will answer some participant questions. The event will be free, thanks to the National Celiac Association San Diego support group members and a few sponsors. Register at glutenfreesandiego.org
Virtual Support Meetings
Virtual support group meetings hosted by NCA Resource People through Big Y Foods, Inc. will be held from 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time on the second Tuesday of each month. Join for open conversation about gluten-free living and have your nutrition questions answered by a registered dietitian.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 9th. Registration will open soon!
All Things Celiac Webinar Series
We are excited to offer the gluten-free community another “Ask the Experts: All Things Celiac” series from Feb-May 2021. This series will include:
- Autoimmunity (diabetes, thyroid disease and others),
- an Update on COVID-19,
- the Farm to Table approach to health, and
- Research Round-Up, a summary of the research presented on gluten related disorders from the annual Digestive Disease Week conference.
Speakers will come from our 3 participating celiac centers, the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Mass General Hospital Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, and Boston Children’s Hospital Celiac Disease Program, as well as our special guest speakers from around the country.
All webinars will be held on Wednesday or Thursdays at 1pm EST from February through May 2021.
More Than Celiac Disease: Managing Multiple Autoimmune Conditions
Managing celiac disease presents unique emotional and social challenges; having more than one autoimmune disease in an individual or family requires additional coping skills.
On February 11th at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, join Dr. Edwin Liu, Director of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease, and Janis Arnold, MSW, LICSW, licensed social worker at Boston Children’s Hospital for a compelling session on science and social support.
Dr Liu will address the risks and benefits of screening and diagnosis of celiac disease in high-risk pediatric groups, such as those with type 1 diabetes.
Janis will talk about the social worker’s role on the medical care team, identify the developmental stages a patient goes through in adjusting to a chronic illness, and describe approaches and resources to assist in managing the psychosocial aspects.
Lee Graham, Executive Director of the National Celiac Association, will introduce the webinar and Dr. Daniel Leffler, a gastroenterologist in the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will moderate the session.
Please submit general questions when you register for this webinar.