What we’re about
Gluten-Free in New York City
We are the largest gluten free Meetup Group in the world. All gluten-free people are welcome including people with: celiac disease, gluten intolerance/sensitivity, autoimmune conditions, wheat allergy, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and any aversions to gluten. Loved ones are welcome, too! You do not have to have celiac disease to be a member of this group!
Come join us to share information about celiac disease, gluten free living, gluten free restaurants and products, and general well-being. We can all relate to each other's journeys, joys, and struggles, and our meetups are a great time to get together and share our experiences.
Upcoming events (3)See all
- Beyond Celiac Community SummitHyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT
The Beyond Celiac Community Summit is your chance to come on down and join the fun! This year's theme game shows, so get ready to spin that wheel and play to win. We'll have all your favorites covered, from Wheel of Gluten-Free Fortune to Celiac Family Feud!
Join us Saturday, September 30, 2023
at The Hyatt Regency Greenwich
9 AM – 4:30 PM
Gluten-free breakfast, lunch and evening reception included!
The event expert speakers will give you the inside scoop on celiac disease, so you'll be a Jeopardy-level champion when it comes to talking about this serious autoimmune disease. And don't worry, we won't be asking any tricky questions like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, we just want to make sure you have all the knowledge and resources you need to live your best gluten-free life.
So, what are you waiting for? Come on down to the Beyond Celiac Community Summit and let's make some gluten-free magic!
# Fun & Informative Panels
The schedule is packed with speakers from various fields, including registered dietitians, gastroenterologists, and more. Panels will cover topics relevant to individuals living with celiac disease. Experts will share their insights on topics such as living your best gluten-free life, conditions that often accompany celiac disease, genetic testing, advocacy, and more. Ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with a gluten-free lifestyle.
# Vendor Booths & Games
In the expo area, you'll have the opportunity to play games, participate in giveaways, and grab some educational materials on celiac disease and the gluten-free lifestyle. In addition, sponsors will also showcase their gluten-free products, allowing you to discover new, delicious foods that you may not have known about before. The expo area promises to be a fun and informative experience that you won't want to miss.
# Breakfast, Lunch & Reception
The Summit promises to be a fantastic event, not only for the wealth of information available but also for the tasty food offerings. Attendees will be able to start their day off with a gluten-free breakfast to get energized for the exciting day ahead. For lunch, enjoy delicious gluten-free options that are sure to satisfy any appetite. As the day draws to a close, guests can relax with a wine, soda, and snack reception, where you can unwind, mingle with fellow attendees, and reflect on the day's activities.
# Summit Agenda
8:00 Registration, vendor expo, gluten-free breakfast
9:00 Welcome from former national news correspondent Jenna Wolfe
9:05 Introductory remarks by Beyond Celiac CEO Alice Bast
9:10 Icebreaker game
9:30 Ask Me Anything panel with doctors Alan Ehrlich, MD, Ritu Verma, MD, Eugenia Uche-Anya, MD, MPH, and Sarah Yourman, RDN, CDCES
10:30 Break, vendor area, move to breakouts
10:45 Breakout Sessions
- The Newly Diagnosed Game: Celiac Disease 101
- Let's Make a Meal: Gluten-free Cooking with Matt Weinstein of Glass of Weinstein
- Cure Cab: Driving Progress Toward a Cure
- The Amazing Race: Gluten-free Travel with Jen of The Nomadic Fitzpatricks
11:45 Break, vendor expo
12:00 Buffet style gluten-free lunch with speaker and cookbook author Terry Walters
1:00 Living Your Best Gluten-Free Life with Erin Smith, Liz Purvis, Emily Shaw, and Phil Hates Gluten
2:00 Celiac Family Feud
2:30 Patient Empowerment with Cherise Shockley
3:00 Break, vendor expo
3:15 Breakout Sessions
- Survivor: Parents vs. Gluten: Parenting a Child with Celiac with ambassadors Jaime and Ashleigh
- Cure Connection: Patient Perspectives on the Clinical Trial Experience with ambassadors Hayden and Isabella
- Who Wants To Be An Advocate: Creating Change for Yourself and Your Community with ambassadors Christina, Kate, and Lauren
4:15 Closing keynote from TODAY Show/NBC News's Dylan Dryer
4:30 Wine, soft drink and gluten-free hors d’oeuvres reception
5:15 Goodbyes and official end of event
- Webinar: Malignancy and Osteoporosis in Celiac DiseaseLink visible for attendees
Hosted by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
The purpose of this series is to increase the knowledge base of participants in the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of celiac disease to make them aware of the potential increase of morbidity and mortality and to educate about the nature of a gluten-free diet.
The target audience is adult and pediatric physicians and physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, fellows, dietitians and nutritionists, researchers and patients.
Marcella Walker, MD, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, USA
Jonas Ludvigsson, MD, Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Peter HR Green, MD, Phyllis & Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine, Director, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, USA
Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, USA
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Skeletal complications in celiac disease
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Mucosal healing in celiac disease--does it impact on the risk of lymphoma, fracture, and cardiovascular health?
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Small bowel malignancy in celiac disease
11:00 AM - 11:20 PM
Mortality risks in celiac disease
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
- WEBINAR: Close Connections in Autoimmunity: Thyroid Disorders and Celiac DiseaseNeeds location
Close Connections in Autoimmunity: Thyroid Disorders and Celiac Disease
Wednesday October 18, 2023 from 1-2:15pm ET
Thyroid disease and celiac disease are closely linked as two autoimmune diseases and commonly occur together. Two experts in the endocrinology field will present current findings and guidance to address challenges for adults and children who are managing both conditions. Ari Wassner, MD, Medical Director of the Thyroid Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, will cover epidemiology, incidence, and screening of thyroid disease and celiac disease in children and adults and share the newest research in the thyroid field. James Hennessey, MD, Director of Clinical Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will address the impact of celiac disease on patients with thyroid disease, potential long-term complications, and treatment strategies.
Lee Graham, Executive Director of the National Celiac Association, will introduce the webinar. Giuseppe Barbesino, MD, of the Mass General Endocrinology Unit/Thyroid Associates, will moderate the session. A Q&A session will follow the presentations; please submit general questions below or during the webinar on the Zoom platform.
Please note: This is an educational webinar, and no information is intended for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.