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Updated: November 7, 2022


Program is subject to change.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.

12:15-1pm         Has gluten content changed in wheat over the years? 

Speaker: Dr. Ravi Chibbar

1:15-2pm           Diagnosing celiac disease: current standards and debate.

Speaker: Dr. Ben Lebwohl

2:10-2:40pm    Plant based eating and the gluten-free diet.  

Speaker: Meghan Donnelly, MS, RDN, CDN, Schar

2:45-3:40pm    International Celiac Disease Symposium Update – Get the Latest Research from Around the World 

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Murray

3:50-4:25pm    Budget Tips for a Gluten-Free Diet 

Speaker: Jess Pirnak, RD

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER - All About Nutrition!

We have teamed up with the experts at McMaster’s University’s Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute to present a comprehensive day of programming on the latest in managing nutrition in celiac disease.

Program is subject to change. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

12 noon              Welcoming Remarks 

Melissa Secord, Executive Director, CCA and Dr. David Armstrong, MD, Gastroenterologist, McMaster University

12:05-1:20 pm     Nutrition Assessment in Celiac Disease

  • Learn what tests are available to assess your nutrition and why it is important to manage your nutrition in celiac disease. – Dr. Donald Duerksen, MD
  • Micronutrient Deficiencies: Are you Getting Enough? Learn recent findings of common micronutrient deficiencies in people with celiac disease. – Dr. M. Ines Pinto-Sanchez, MD Gastroenterologist, McMaster University
  • When the Gluten-Free Diet Isn’t Enough – Benefits and Risks of Common Diets in Celiac Disease. We review the pros and cons of many popular diet approaches such as Mediterranean, Keto, Plant Based and Low FODMAP, as well we their potential impact on nutrition with celiac disease. – Jedid Blom, RD, McMaster University

1:30-1:50pm    Disordered Eating in Celiac Disease – A Psychological Approach to Moving Past Fear of Eating. 

Speaker: Vanina Noejovich, PhD Psychotherapist, McMaster University

1:55-2:30pm     Food Insecurity – a Barrier for Proper Nutrition in Celiac Disease

Speaker:  Inez Martincevic, RD, Sick Kids Hospital

Let’s learn how difficult it is to maintain a nutritional and healthy gluten-free diet when access to gluten-free food is a problem. We will also look at resources available to improve access to food. 

2:40-3:30 pm     Oh Oats! A Panel Discussion.

Panelists: Dr. M. Ines Pinto-Sanchez and Registered Dietitians Shelley Case, Inez Martincevic and Jedid Blom

A review scientific evidence, the challenges in the oat supply, and how to manage this important ingredient in the gluten-free diet.

3:30-4:15 pm    Nutrition from Bench to Bedside

Speakers: Heather Galipeau, PhD McMaster University and Uktarshini Nitin Ki, RD, PhD Candidate, McMaster University

An overview of what current research is happening in nutrition science around celiac disease. You will learn from different studies done in the laboratory and how they are translated to clinical practice.




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