Sun, October 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
The EXPO is back! 60+ gluten-free food manufacturers and restaurants sampling the best foods on the market!
Full-day of educational sessions with forums for children and adults that focus on cooking, health and nutrition, as well as research/science concerning gluten-related conditions.
Cooking stage with gluten-free cooking lessons!Read More
Celiac disease may be the most widely known autoimmune condition, but there are still many questions to be answered about genetics, microbiota, diagnostics, the gluten-free diet, and other potential treatments. At the September 2019 ICDS Conference in Paris, France, many of the foremost experts in celiac disease presented their work on various topics to rooms full of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, dieticians, and celiac-related organizations and programs. It was a packed few days, illuminating a number of controversies in the realm of celiac disease, IBS, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.Read More
Digestive diseases are acute or chronic conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. They range from autoimmune diseases like celiac and Crohn’s to pancreatic and liver cancers, Barrett’s esophagus, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The May 2019 DDW Conference in San Diego, California supported the largest international gathering of top physicians, researchers, and industry leaders in the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology, and gastrointestinal surgery. They discussed advancements in autoimmune and other diseases related to the gastrointestinal system, as well as what the future holds for diagnosis and treatment of these types of conditions.Read More
As the root cause of autoimmunity is still being explored, we are constantly examining the way this category of diseases is diagnosed, managed, and treated. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and as such, there is ample room for debates on topics like pharmaceutical drugs, diagnostic tests, and disease risk factors.Read More
Our understanding of the human body and the way it interacts with the environment has undergone a massive transformation in recent years. The discovery that microbes – including fungi, bacteria, viruses, and parasites – were responsible for terrible disease, led us to wage war on pathogens and greatly improve human health. But we are now realizing that most microorganisms are not harmful and in fact, are completely essential to human life. The blooming field of microbiome science is shifting perspectives on the way we live and the way we view the natural world.Read More