On June 8 & 9, 2019, the Celiac Disease Foundation hosted its 14th annual Gluten-Free EXPO at the Pasadena Convention Center. Attracting 3,000 patients, caregivers, family members, researchers, healthcare professionals, and gluten-free foodies, the CDF EXPO is the leading national event for the celiac community.
The Foundation’s Gluten-Free EXPO provides the opportunity for people with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and others who seek benefits from the gluten-free diet to sample and purchase the latest and best gluten-free products from over 70 companies. Attendees enjoyed informative presentations, exciting raffles, and interacted with exhibitors to learn more about their products and discover new gluten-free favorites. An annual CDF EXPO attendee shared, “This EXPO makes you feel like you’re not alone. It was eye-opening, and I was able to try new brands that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.”
Year after year, the CDF EXPO is a success story, bringing together thousands of people facing similar struggles, presenting new and safe brands, and educating the community about the critical need for celiac disease research to better understand the complex ways this disease impacts the lives of patients and caretakers. Featured at the EXPO to accelerate this research was our online patient registry, iCureCeliac, which gives patients the opportunity to anonymously share their health data to advance the development of better treatments and, one day, a cure for celiac disease. Learn more here and add your data to directly help researchers.
We are grateful to the participating companies, speakers, attendees, media, and volunteers whose support and dedication made this event a success for the gluten-free community. Thank you to the following sponsors, who support our mission and help make this event possible: General Mills, Chex Gluten-Free, Nature Valley, Cheerios, Dr. Schar, Snyder’s of Hanover, Lance, Eat Smart Snacks, Dole Packaged Foods, Barilla, Wasa, Udi’s Gluten-Free, Glutino, Blue Diamond, Enjoy Life Foods, Cream of Rice, Harvest Stone, Crunchmaster, Pamela’s Products, Valisure, CAULIPOWER, Little Northern Bakehouse, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Quaker, Bfree Foods, Jones Dairy Farm, Bob’s Red Mill, Nairn’s Oatcakes, FreeYumm, Ojai Natural Foods, and exclusive media sponsor, Gluten-Free Living Magazine.