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Beyond Celiac Town Hall Series

Beyond Celiac is pleased to present our 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 Virtual Town Halls

July Town Hall: Related Conditions Q&A with Stefano Guandalini, MD

July 28, 2022 – 3 PM ET

This Q&A session will feature renowned celiac disease expert Dr. Guandalini, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and the founder of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Dr. Guandalini’s clinical and research efforts have greatly influenced the way celiac disease is diagnosed and treated today. His work contributed to the revision of 20-year-old guidelines for diagnosing celiac disease.

Dr. Guandalini has been ranked among America’s “Best Doctors” since 2008. In 2012, he received the prestigious title of “Master of Pediatrics” from the Italian Society of Pediatrics. In 2016, he published Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Dr. Guandalini is also the medical advisor for Beyond Celiac partner, and sponsor of this Town Hall, imaware™.

In this Q&A, Dr. Guandalini will focus on answering questions about conditions and co-morbidities that are commonly seen alongside celiac disease. You can submit your questions when you sign up for the event—please do not send test results or ask Dr. Guandalini to diagnose you with any condition.

Register for the July Town Hall by filling out the form below:


International registrants click here.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Maria Luci at [email protected].


Past Town Halls

May 2022: How Patients Can Change the Future of Celiac Disease featuring Dan Leffler, MD, MS, AGAF, and Doug Jacobstein, MD

Dan Leffler, MD, MS, AGAF, and Doug Jacobstein, MD discuss the importance of patient participation in accelerating celiac disease research along with some of the exciting studies currently moving ahead because of patient involvement.

March 2022: Manifestations of Untreated Celiac Disease with Stefano Guandalini, MD

Q&A session with renowned celiac disease expert Dr. Guandalini, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and the founder of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Dr. Guandalini’s clinical and research efforts have greatly influenced the way celiac disease is diagnosed and treated today. His work contributed to the revision of 20-year-old guidelines for diagnosing celiac disease.

Dr. Guandalini has been ranked among America’s “Best Doctors” since 2008. In 2012, he received the prestigious title of “Master of Pediatrics” from the Italian Society of Pediatrics. In 2016, he published Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Dr. Guandalini is also the medical advisor for Beyond Celiac partner, and sponsor of this Town Hall, imaware™.

January 2022: Breakthroughs in Celiac Science

Amy Ratner and Kate Avery, MPH, discussed the most exciting celiac disease research published in the past year. They also shared peeks at what is coming down the pipeline and the incredible science Beyond Celiac is funding and accelerating toward treatments and a cure.

September 2021: Eating Healthy on the Gluten-Free Diet

Beckee Moreland, restaurateur, gluten-free foodservice 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, discussed food for the gluten-free community, ways to maximize enjoyment on the diet without sacrificing nutrition and more.

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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