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2018 CCA Conference Schedule at a Glance

Last Updated: May 31, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

5 – 9 pm Registration Open

5 – 6 pm 
CCA National Professional Advisory Council Meet & Greet Donor Reception  & Q&A  (By invitation only)

6 – 7:30 pm
CCA Professional Advisory Council Panel (Open to all conference attendees – questions must be submitted in advance to 

Panelists: Dr. Don Duerksen, Dr. Jenni Zelin, and Shelley Case

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

7 – 10 am Registration Open

7 – 8 am Buffet Breakfast

8– 8:15 am Opening Remarks

8:15 – 9 am 
Topic: The gluten-free diet: what to watch out for and how to combine it with other diets

Speaker: Adrianna Smallwood, Registered Dietitian and member of the CCA’s Professional Advisory Council

9 – 10 am
Topic: Neurological manifestations of celiac disease: What’s the latest?

Speaker: Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou, University of Sheffield 

10 – 10:30 am
Health Break + Visit Gluten-Free Vendor Fair (opens to public at 10:30 am)

10:30 – 11:15 am 
Topic: Evidence-based Holistic Approaches to Celiac Disease Management

Speaker: Dr. Justine Dowd

11:15 am – 12 pm        
Topic: Working to ensure your beans, grains and lentils are safe

Speaker: Frank Massong – AAFC Project

12 – 1:15 pm       Lunch

1:15 – 2 pm 
Topic: Labelling regulations, enforcement and recall in Canada – How does it work?

Speakers: Michael Abbott, Health Canada and Christine Kopko, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

2– 2:30 pm
Topic: CCA National Update

Speaker: Melissa Secord, Executive Director

2:30 – 3:15 pm
Topic: The celiac epidemic – what’s going on?

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Murray 

3:15 – 3:45 pm    Health Break + Visit Vendors (closes at 4 PM)

3:45 – 4:15 pm
Q&A Panel – Drs. Hadjivassiliou, Murray, Dowd, and Dr. Don Duerksen of the PAC

4:15 – 4:45 pm
Topic: Gluten-free, nut-free, vegan and delicious? How can it be done?

Speaker: Strawberry Blonde Bakery

4:45 – 4:50 pm  Closing Remarks

6:00 – 8:30 pm Gala Dinner (6:00 cocktails, dinner served at 6:30)

Schedule is subject to change.


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