Hello from the International Celiac Disease Symposium,

It’s Friday in Paris and day two of the 18th International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS). Once every two years, the leading researchers in celiac disease come together from around the world to present their findings at this meeting.

Yesterday, I was honored to speak to this esteemed group. My talk was entitled, “Unmet Need in Celiac Disease—Patient Views“. Much of my presentation centered on iCureCeliac® data that revealed the concerning shortcomings of the gluten-free diet in treating celiac disease, and the critical need for effective, alternative treatments and a cure.

Thanks to the investments of donors like you to the Celiac Disease Foundation and, in turn, our investments in research, the Celiac Disease Foundation is well-represented at this year’s ICDS. Most findings at biomedical research conferences are presented via scientific posters that are selected by the governing body. In addition to my talk, I am proud to say that we are co-authors on five scientific posters selected for presentation at this year’s ICDS. I encourage you to view the posters here. 

Much of the research presented here is vital in advancing understanding of celiac disease. There are researchers presenting their findings from places as diverse as India, Japan, the EU, Israel, Scandinavia and the U.S. At the conclusion of the conference on Sunday, I will share with you some of the most interesting and impactful research I have heard while here.

As always, you should know that our work—including that recognized here at ICDS—only happens because you choose to include us in your philanthropy. Please continue to do so.


I thank you from ICDS,

Marilyn G. Geller
Chief Executive Officer

Marilyn’s Message September 2019