Conference Agenda
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Join us at the country’s foremost education conference on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity where internationally-renowned scientists, thought-leaders, and researchers present the powerful progress being made as we journey together towards a cure.

7:30 am to 8:30 am     BRIGHT AND EARLY: Registration and Gluten-Free Breakfast
Enjoy a delicious gluten-free breakfast, sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm and Pamela’s Products

8:30 am to 9:00 am     WELCOME: iCureCeliac, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Other Big News for 2016
Marc Riches, Celiac Disease Foundation Board Chair
Marilyn G. Geller, Celiac Disease Foundation CEO
Deborah J. Ceizler, Celiac Disease Foundation CDO

Your medical data is incredibly valuable. iCureCeliac lets you and thousands of others share their data so we can analyze data patterns to create treatments and a cure. This is what is meant by Big Data. Learn how Celiac Disease Foundation is empowering patients to take charge of their own health and shape the future of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity research.

9:00 am to 10:00 am     GLUTEN EXPOSED: The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate to a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life
Peter H. R. Green, MD,  Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University
Rory Jones, MS, Barnard College
Jim Watson, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors Treasurer – Moderator

Cut through the misinformation, false claims, and widespread confusion over gluten and learn the science behind the current gluten-free craze and examine the food-brain-gut triangle to reveal what’s really going on in our bodies and our brains.

10:00 am to 11:00 am     GLUTEN-FREE EXPO HALL: VIP Tour
Get a private viewing of the EXPO Hall, before it opens to the public! Stock up on the newest and best-tasting gluten-free products the world has to offer.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm     DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND ADHD: The Psychological Challenges of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
Mi-Young Ryee, PhD, Children’s National Health System
Shayna Coburn, PhD, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Brad Herrema,
 Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors Secretary – Moderator
The need for strict adherence to a gluten-free diet can cause severe stress on families and social relationships, and can contribute to a sense of social alienation, feelings of worthlessness, low self-esteem, and depression. Learn how to identify and cope with the daily challenges that celiac disease and gluten sensitivity present.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm     DINE WITH THE DIETITIANS: Trends in Gluten-Free Nutrition
Scott Mandell, Enjoy Life Foods
Elizabeth Roark, MPH, RD, Pepsico/Frito-Lay
Janelle Smith, RD, Celiac Disease Foundation
Emily Luxford, RD, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors – Moderator
Join our dietetic experts for a delicious gluten-free luncheon as we explore how to enjoy a healthy, nutritionally balanced gluten-free diet, including your favorite snacks and treats.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm     PILLS, SHOTS AND TESTS:  Is Strict Adherence to a Gluten-Free Diet Enough?
Daniel Adelman, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Anita  Treohan, MPH, ImmusanT
Peter H.R. Green, MD, on behalf of Celimmune
Kristin Yarema, PhD, Amgen
Stan Naides, MD, Quest Diagnostics 
Annette Taylor, PhD, LabCorp
Jody Morris, RN, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors – Moderator
What does it take to get a therapy to market? How often should you be monitored for gluten intake? Do your relatives need to be tested? Will there ever be a cure? Our distinguished panel of experts share with you the powerful progress being made to protect you from accidental gluten exposure, and the hope for a cure.

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm     PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH: Solving Celiac Disease Together
Michael Karp, MD, University of Southern California
Peter H. R. Green, MD, North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease President
Daniel Adelman, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Sara Collina, JD, Blueberry Hill Strategies
Jordan Ramer, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors – Moderator

We believe that patients are expert in their own disease. Learn how you can share your data and experiences living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity to put researchers on the road to a cure!

Solving CELIAC DISEASE TOGETHER WORKSHOP Participants and HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS will have reserved seating at the front of the conference hall.