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2020 CCA Conference Schedule at a Glance

Last Updated: January 30, 2020

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Double Tree Hilton, Regina, Saskatchewan
June 5 – 7, 2020

CCA National is proud to partner with CCA Regina Chapter for some mid-west hospitality. Come experience spectacular sunsets, latest in education and Roughrider pride! Registration coming soon.

Registration to include education, reception, breakfast, lunch, dinner and fabulous GF Goodie Bags and networking.

Friday, June 5, 2020

8:30am – 3pm CCA Annual General Meeting (voting Chapters only) & Chapter Day

6 – 10:30 PM “Green with Pride” Welcome Reception

Come and meet with CCA National Board of Directors
Sample some light fare before those who want to head to the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers football game. Wear your Rider or Celiac Green for a chance to win some prizes.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

7 – 8 AM Buffet Breakfast

8 – 8:15 AM Opening Remarks / CCA Update

Our Field of View: President Treena Duncan and Executive Director Melissa Secord will share CCA’s new three-year strategic plan, and thanks to community support, how this is an exciting time to follow CCA National.

8:15 – 9:15 AM Celiac disease – Are we close to a cure?
Dr. Doug Jacobstein, Gastroenterologist – Sponsored by ProventionBio

At no time in history has there been so many potential drug trials and research in celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Learn from one of the companies that is leading the charge about what therapies are on the horizon and how you can take part.

9:15 – 10 AM Combining wheat and celiac patient serums
Dr. Ravindra Chibbar, Cereal Scientist, University of Saskatoon

10 – 10:45 AM Health Break + Visit Gluten-Free Vendor Fair (opens to public at 11)
Learn about and taste test the latest in gluten-free products featuring Western producers.

10:45 – 11:45 AM James A Campbell Memorial Research Presentation – Sponsored by CCA

Each year CCA awards Canadian investigators and researchers grants thanks to donor support to advance our knowledge and potential treatments and cures for celiac disease. Be the first to hear about the research from two grant recipients.

James King & Adriana Mudryj
The prevalence and costs of celiac disease and the nutritional impact of dietary gluten avoidance in the Canadian population

11:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch and Visit Vendors

1:15 – 2:45 PM Farm to Fork – Sponsored by Avena Foods

Gluten-free ingredients often start on the farm and follow a complex journey to your plate at home. Hear from the individuals who safeguard your food from farm to your fork. How is agriculture transforming and what steps do producers and manufacturers do to keep your food safe? What is on our expanding horizon of food production?

2:45 – 3:15 PM Health Break + Visit Vendors (closes at 4:30 PM)

3:15 – 4:15 PM Updates in clinical diagnosis and disease management – Sponsored by ProventionBio

Learn more about the recent update on ESPHGAN guidelines in celiac disease diagnosis and management of adults and children from two of CCA’s Professional Advisory Council members and guest presenter. This is your chance to ask your questions about managing your disease.

Presenters: Drs. Don Duerksen, Dominica Gidrewicz, Doug Jacobstein

4:15 – 4:30 PM  Closing Remarks

6 – 8:30 PM  Dinner and “Thriving Gluten Free” Panel

Silent Auction in support of JA Campbell Research
Ask the CCA: Q&A From diagnosis to diet and dining to global travel, we’ve got you covered!
Featuring: Selena DeVries, RD, Dayna Weiten, RD, Dr. Marie Ines Pinto Sanchez and Ottawa Chapter’s Mark Johnson

8:30 – 9:45 PM Sunset Walking Tour (weather permitting)

Sunday, June 7, 2020

7:30 – 9:30 am Optional – Farewell Breakfast

1:00 PM Wine tour – Details to be announced. Ticketed event.







Schedule is subject to change.


Online Registration Closed – to register offline please contact

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