Upcoming Webinars from Beyond Celiac

Since 2008, Beyond Celiac has hosted free webinars for the community, featuring distinguished experts from the celiac disease field and people living with the serious genetic autoimmune disease. See what topic we're tackling next below!

If you have a Webinar idea or topic you'd like to see discussed, let us know! You can reach the Webinar team at webinars@beyondceliac.org.

When Your Body Fights Itself: Understanding Autoimmune Disease

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT

The gluten-free diet fad has led people to falsely believe that celiac disease is a simple digestive condition or food preference. To combat this myth, Beyond Celiac is working to ensure that celiac disease is recognized and understood as the serious genetic autoimmune condition that it is. Learning more about autoimmune diseases, including risk factors, signs and symptoms and why their prevalence is on the rise, is one of the most popular topics in the Beyond Celiac community. Your most popular questions will be answered by our expert panelists:

  • Robert (Bob) Anderson, BMedSc, MB, ChB, PhD, FRACP, Chief Scientific Officer, ImmusanT
  • Moises Velasquez-Manoff, MA, Author of An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases and Journalist appearing in The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune and Slate.
  • Stephen Roberts, member of the Beyond Celiac Patient and Family Advisory Council will also join the panel to represent the interests and needs of the larger patient community.


About the Panelists 

Robert (Bob) Anderson, BMedSc, MB, ChB, PhD, FRACP
Robert Anderson, BMedSc, MB, ChD, PhD, FRACPDr. Anderson is the inventor of ImmusanT’s technology in celiac disease and has led its development since 1999. Dr. Anderson is an internationally recognized leader in celiac disease. Prior to relocating to the United States in 2012 as Chief Scientific Officer of ImmusanT, Dr Anderson was a Laboratory Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and the gastroenterologist in charge of the Celiac Disease Clinic at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. His academic research was dedicated to understanding the immunology of celiac disease and defining the disease-causing components of gluten. During the time he was in Australia from 2002, Dr. Anderson initiated highly successful medical awareness programs to improve standards of care in celiac disease, founded the Australia New Zealand Coeliac Research Fund in conjunction with national patient support groups, and established dedicated clinics for celiac disease in the Departments of Gastroenterology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Alfred Hospital.

Stephen Roberts, Beyond Celiac Patient and Family Advisory Council Member 
Stephen Roberts, Beyond Celiac Patient and Family Advisory Council Member
Stephen Roberts was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009 after dealing with unexplained symptoms for nearly a decade. Stephen became a member of the Beyond Celiac Patient and Family Advisory Council Member in late 2015. He serves as a resource to Beyond Celiac and represents the community's voice when collaborating with the organization on materials designed to help the celiac disease community live better, longer. 


Moises Velasquez-Manoff, MA
Moises Valasquez-Manoff, MA
Moises has written extensively, mostly on science and environment, for The Christian Science Monitor. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and the Indianapolis Star, among other publications. He holds a master of arts, with a concentration in science writing, from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of An Epidemic of Absence, his first novel.

He was born in New York City, raised in New Mexico, and educated in California. As a toddler, he jumped rope in the Lower East Side; as a kid, he frolicked in the mountain streams and desert shrublands of northern New Mexico; as an adult, he swam the frigid Pacific.



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