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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)

GIG Virtual Event: Getting a Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis



Peter HR Green, MD — Phyllis & Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine Director, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

Dr. Kelly Baker, ND, L.Ac. — Naturopathic Doctor

Nour Zibdeh, MS, RDN — Integrative & Functional Nutritionist

This virtual event takes the mystery out of getting tested for gluten-related disorders, including signs and symptoms to look out for and what kinds of tests are needed to receive a diagnosis. Also learn why you should not go on a gluten-free diet before getting tested.

Sign up to attend — and even if you can’t, you’ll still receive a recording the following week!

Here’s just a few things you'll learn at this event:

What factors need to be in place to get a diagnosis
What blood tests you need and what will they tell you
What an endoscopy is and what it shows
What happens once you are diagnosed

This virtual event will be co-moderated by Lola O'Rourke, MS, RDN, GIG’s Education Coordinator (who has been gluten-free for over 20 years), and Aliza Sherman, GIG Communications Specialist (who has non-celiac gluten sensitivity).


WHAT: Getting a Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity Diagnosis
WHEN: Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET


This session is ideal for anyone who:

- has a family history of celiac disease but has not been diagnosed.
- is experiencing symptoms that could be signs of celiac disease or - gluten sensitivity and is not sure of steps they can take to find out.
- went gluten-free without getting diagnosed and is now wondering: “Should I get tested for celiac disease?”

If you know someone who could use clear explanations about getting accurately diagnosed, please forward this email to them!

This free virtual event is the second of a series of panel discussions that GIG is hosting as part of our mission to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free. All are welcome.


WEBINAR: Dermatology and Celiac Disease, Did Gluten Cause this Rash?


Join the National Celiac Association (NCA) and the Harvard Medical School Celiac Research Program for a discussion on celiac disease and dermatology. The second webinar in our “Ask the Experts: All Things Celiac” Fall 2021 series will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 1 pm ET. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A.

A range of dermatological features have been associated with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, including Dermatitis Herpetiformis, eczema and psoriasis, to name a few. Attendees will learn about the connection between the largest organ in our body and celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children and adults. “Celiac Disease and Your Skin” will be presented by Channi Silence, MS, a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital under the mentorship of Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, board certified dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kourosh will answer the Q & A along with Sophie Delano, MD, Instructor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, who will present “Recognizing & Treating Cutaneous Symptoms of Pediatric Celiac Disease.”

Lee Graham, executive director of the NCA, will introduce the webinar and Alessio Fasano, MD, founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital, will moderate the session. 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.


Celiac Disease, Hidden in Plain Sight: a Beyond Celiac Mini-conference

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET
Where: Virtual, Zoom webinar

Pre-registration required

Mini-conference Summary

The goal of the Celiac Disease, Hidden in Plain Sight: a Beyond Celiac Mini-conference is to discuss those who have been “left behind” in the celiac disease world due to missed diagnosis or challenges to diagnosis.

Discussions will focus on the diagnosis of celiac disease in the following areas:

Missed diagnosis due to neurological manifestations
Missed diagnosis due to patient demographics
The future of diagnosis methods

Welcome from Alice Bast, CEO of Beyond Celiac
Introduction from Salvatore Alesci, MD, PhD Beyond Celiac Chief Scientist and Strategy Officer

Session 1: It’s All in Your Head: Missed Diagnosis due to Neurological Symptoms of Celiac Disease
Panelists: Patient representative Gabrielle Zimmer, Kate Avery, MPH, of Beyond Celiac and Nigel Hoggard, MD, and Iain Croall, PhD, of the University of Sheffield.
Q&A with Session 1 panel

Session 2: You Don’t Look like You Have Celiac Disease: Missed Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Due to Demographics
Panelists: Patient representative Jocelyn Langevine, Amy Ratner of Beyond Celiac, Pooja Mehta, MD, of Children’s Hospital Colorado and TBD.
Q&A with Session 2 panel

Session 3: You Want Me to Do What? Current and Future of Celiac Disease Diagnosis Methods
Panelists: Maria Luci of Beyond Celiac, Hilary Jericho, MD, of Celiac Disease Center, UChicago Medicine, and TBD.
Q&A with Session 3 panel

Pre-registration required

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