2016 National Celiac Conference

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2016 CCA Conference in Newfoundland and Labrador

We are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Canadian Celiac Association national conference, being held June 24-26 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. We are very excited, with this being the first conference in Canada’s easternmost province, and we are presenting a very interesting speaker lineup.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Daniel Leffler, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, and a leading world researcher on celiac disease. We are also welcoming numerous other fascinating presenters, including Erin Smith (the Gluten-Free Globetrotter), speaking about her many years of gluten-free travel and offering advice and useful tips. Other pertinent topics to be addressed at the conference include celiac disease and osteoporosis, the pediatric and family doctor perspectives on celiac, a dietetic presentation, and the lighter side with Patrick Ledwell, a celiac stand-up comedian who has appeared on CBC’s The Debaters. We cannot wait for June to arrive!

Given that it is peak tourist season at that time, with opportunities to check out the icebergs and go whale-watching, we anticipate significant tourism interest and we want to make sure we have sufficient hotel rooms reserved for our conference. Please book as soon as possible. We hope you’ll join us – what a great reason to make the trip to Newfoundland!

The fee is lower than usual at just $175 for the two-day conference (add $50 for non-members), including breakfast both days and lunch on Saturday, and complimentary access to the vendor fair, with lots of free samples and giveaways. All are welcome! Register today at http://www.ccaconference.ca.

Register before the March 31 early bird deadline for a chance to win one of five great prizes! Visit the website for details.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you in St. John’s!

Your Pathway to Health Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Conference


It was a beautiful day in Kamloops for the Your Pathway to Health Celiac Disease Conference on September 26, 2015. Our day started off with Sarina Bruno and how hard it is to grow up a Celiac. Dr. Justine Dowd from the University of Calgary discussed what the Celiac needs to do for themselves to ensure they stick to a Gluten Free Diet. After a coffee break with delicious gluten free baked goodies and coffee supplied by McDonalds our next speaker was Dr. Kraig Montalbetti a family physician and his comedic take on the relationship building between a Celiac and their doctor. Next to speak was Dr. Ali Kohansal a Gastroenterologist who discussed CD from diagnosis to treatment with a Gluten Free diet. Dr. Kohansal made it so easy to understand.

After a beautiful Gluten Free lunch provided by our wonderful sponsors. Dr. Richard Lewis was the next up to discuss DH. Jim Motokado, a local Pharmacist talked about building a strong relationship with your pharmacy team and gave our some handy tips about how to check that your medications are gluten free and how to reduce the risk of cross contamination in the pharmacy. Last coffee break with goodies from Udi’s, Dr. Schar, Enjoylife Foods. Our final speaker was Selena De Vries, a Registered Dietician from Healthbean.ca and she shared how to properly label read and safe tips for dining out.

The day was fabulous and it was so wonderful to see so many people in attendance to learn about Celiac disease.

We would like to thank everyone who attended, to all our fabulous speakers, and our wonderful sponsors. With out all of you this day would not have been a huge success.


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May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness Month.

Did you know that 1 in 133 people are diagnosed with Celiac Disease every day in North America?

Celiac Awareness Month is an event held throughout the North America each May and is supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and the Canadian Celiac Association.

This event raises awareness about celiac disease, and highlights the work of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) which provides support for those affected.

For more information on Celiac Disease or to become a member of your local Kamloops Chapter please contact us at celiackamloops@gmail.com or click on the Contact Us Page.