Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) is pleased to announce that over 3,500 people – patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers, biopharmaceutical and diagnostic company representatives, and gluten-free foodies – attended CDF’s annual National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO on June 3-4, 2017 in Pasadena. The June 3rd Conference featured the Patients as Partners Research Symposium where attendees were trained to become Patient Advocates. The EXPO on June 3rd and 4th celebrated food options now available for people with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity, and others who seek benefits from the gluten-free diet. For many of the Conference attendees, this was the first time they were surrounded by a community of people living with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity.