Celiac Disease Research Symposium: Bold Beyond

July 10, 2017

Celiac Disease Research Symposium: Bold Beyond

Beyond Celiac to hold research symposium followed by a reception on Thursday, November 9th from 5 pm – 7:30 pm.

PHILADELPHIA – July 10, 2017 – Three million Americans across all races, ages and genders suffer from celiac disease, yet only 200,000 are accurately diagnosed. To raise awareness of this serious genetic autoimmune disease and funds for research, Beyond Celiac is holding the Bold Beyond Research Symposiumon November 9th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Lecture Hall in Drexel University’s Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building.

The symposium will consist of a live panel presentation and discussion, featuring: Ciaran P. Kelly, MD,Director, Celiac Center and Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr., MD,Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, plus other noted experts in the field of celiac disease. The symposium will also be webcast, offering viewers nationwide the opportunity learn about the most current celiac disease research developments. Local and national corporate sponsors, including media sponsor CBS Radio Philadelphia, will support the event.

The Bold Beyond Research Symposiumwill propel the innovative Beyond Celiac research agenda to engage 20,000 people with celiac disease in order to improve the quality of care for those diagnosed, accelerating new treatment options beyond the gluten-free diet. The resulting new therapies will enable people with celiac disease to eat out and travel without fear or worry and, ultimately, drive a cure for celiac disease.

“Beyond Celiac has made a decisive move with its new strategy to accelerate research to find new treatments and a cure,” notes Gregg Melinson, Beyond Celiac Board Member. “We are pleased that we’ve received such generous support from our sponsors to be able to propel our message and our mission.”

Admission to the Bold Beyond Research Symposium is a $15 contribution for celiac disease research; space is limited. The webcast is free, but reservations are required. Visit www.BeyondCeliac.org/BoldBeyondSymposium to register for either the live audience or the webcast.

For additional information, call Bob Gray, Beyond Celiac Executive Director of Development, 267-419-2110.

About Beyond Celiac

Beyond Celiac unites with patients and partners to drive diagnosis, advance research and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and a cure.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Beyond Celiac envisions a world in which people with celiac disease can live healthy lives free from social stigma and fear of gluten exposure – A world Beyond Celiac.

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