The Coalition has identified two priority projects for 2023-2024.
The Coalition’s unique composition and pre-competitive nature lends itself well to hosting a bi-annual meeting among stakeholders committed to accelerating a cure for celiac disease. Primary objectives would be the following:
Focus on priority topics of drug development for celiac disease such as symptoms, histology, biomarkers, endpoints. Highlight differences between approach to celiac vs. other chronic immune-mediated GI disorders (e.g., IBD). Engage with the FDA & NIH.
Determine best patient selection for trials.
Conduct a gluten exposure study utilizing the “Go Beyond Celiac” Symptom Tracker to collect real-world data on accidental gluten exposure and related celiac disease symptoms to gain a better and more accurate understanding of the patient experience. This project would be valuable in increasing knowledge and generating compelling evidence that the gluten-free diet is not sufficient treatment for people with celiac disease. In addition, the data collected would help to inform the design of clinical trials.
Since 2003, Beyond Celiac has been the leading patient advocacy and research-driven celiac disease organization working to drive diagnosis, advance research and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and a cure.
Now, Beyond Celiac has brought together members of academia, key opinion leaders, government agencies, and pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic companies to identify and address significant roadblocks to the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease.
Our Coalition structure includes an Executive Board to set the vision, strategic priorities and oversee the use of funds, plus a Steering Committee to provide recommendations on project priorities and plans. The Beyond Celiac Coalition is operated and funded by annual membership dues, with projects funded from supplemental funds members provide. Membership benefits include seats on the Executive Board and/or Steering Committee. Participation in project funding is based on the discretion of each potential project participant, with project funding opportunities offered to all members.