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Beyond Celiac Town Hall Series

Beyond Celiac is pleased to present our 2021 Virtual Town Hall Series. Throughout the year we will be hosting in-depth conversations with top experts in the field of celiac disease—including clinicians, scientists and advocates—as we aim to answer big questions about this serious autoimmune disease.

Join us for each Town Hall where we cover a unique topic brought to our attention by members of our community.


Upcoming Town Halls

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29, 2–3 pm EST
GUESTS: Dietician Julie Kennedy and gluten-free consultant and educator Beckee Moreland
TOPIC: Eating healthy on the gluten-free diet (GFD)
DESCRIPTION: Not all gluten-free diets are created equal! While the GFD was once nearly impossible to accommodate, nowadays gluten-free foods seem to be just about everywhere, often with an implied claim that they are health foods. Our guests Beckee Moreland, restaurateur, gluten-free food service consultant, former director of the Beyond Celiac GREAT Kitchens program and certified in culinary nutrition, and Julie Kennedy, RD and long-time Beyond Celiac volunteer, will discuss food for the gluten-free community, ways to maximize enjoyment on the GFD without sacrificing nutrition, how to balance the less-than-healthy aspects of gluten-free food, and ideas to get kids engaged and involved in choosing foods for life, leaning on whole foods as a base.

Register for our September Town Hall


Past Town Halls

July 2021: 10 Biggest Changes in the Celiac Disease World, a conversation with Amy Ratner of Beyond Celiac and Erica Dermer of Celiac and the Beast

Beyond Celiac Director of Scientific Affairs, Amy Ratner discussed major advances in the celiac disease world with Erica Dermer of Celiac and the Beast.  Learn how the world has drastically changed for those with celiac disease since Amy’s daughter was diagnosed in the 90s and Erica was diagnosed in the early aughts—and what the future might hold for those in the community. 

May 2021: Discussing Diversity and Disparity in Celiac Disease with National Minority Quality Forum

A Conversation with National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), Uncovering Diversity and Addressing Disparity in Celiac Disease, featuring Mary Stober Murray, MPH, NMQF Vice President of Collaborative Action Networks and Salvatore Alesci, MD, PhD, Beyond Celiac Chief Scientist and Strategy Officer. This Town Hall was sponsored by Kanyos Bio, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anokion SA).

March 2021: A Conversation with CHOP Celiac Center

A Conversation with CHOP Celiac Center — A Holistic Approach to Pediatric Celiac Disease Management with Lisa Fahey, MD, Betsy Turner, PhD, and Amy Ratner of Beyond Celiac. The CHOP Center for Celiac Disease provides specialized care and support for children with celiac disease, wheat allergies, non-celiac gluten sensitivities, and their families. This Town Hall covers topics ranging from managing celiac disease in children, transitioning to adult care, introducing gluten to babies at risk, helping children cope and so much more!

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