Center for Celiac Disease

Upcoming Celiac Center Events 

March 23, 2014: 8th Annual Celiac Disease Education Day at CHOP

The Center for Celiac Disease at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is hosting its 8th Annual Celiac Disease Education Day on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Event agenda

The event for patients and families of the Center will feature:

8:30-9 a.m. — Registration and Breakfast

9-9:15 a.m. — Introduction and Welcome, by Ritu Verma, MD

9:15-10 a.m. — Celiac Disease: Past, Present and Future, by Ritu Verma, MD

10-10:30 a.m. — New Gluten-Free Labeling Laws and Cross Contamination Issues, by Kara Feigenbaum, RD

10:30-11 a.m. — Break to talk with other families or visit exhibitors

11-11:30 a.m. — Happy, Healthy and Gluten-Free, by Elizabeth Turner, PhD

11:30 a.m.-noon — Gluten in Medications: News You Should Know, by Alice Bast, president and CEO of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

noon-1 p.m. — Breakout Sessions (choose one)

1-2 p.m. — Family Lunch

Children's activities

9:15-10 a.m. — Gluten-Free Bingo

10-11 a.m. — Design you own T-shirt

11 a.m.-noon — Movies, crafts and activities

Noon-1 p.m. — Breakout sessions (Children attend with their parents)

Vendors and products

In addition, more than 40 companies have donated gluten-free products or will be displaying their products at the education day.

Vendors include: Tonya's Gluten Free, Goldbaum's, Sweet Megan, Season's Pizza, Shop Rite, Whole Foods Market, Gluten Free Labels, NJY Camps, Caesar's, Taffet's Bakery, Basic Batters, The Happy Mixer, Bookbinder's, Schar, Wildflour Bakery, Jima Creations, Sweet Note Bagels, Home Free Treats, Full Flavor Foods, MomPops and Kelly Bracelets.

Companies donating products include: Glutino, Taste Guru, Gillian's, Sevierly Good Gluten Free, Boar's Head, Rudi's Bakery, Chobani, Snyders, Food Should Taste Good, Wegman's, Soy Joy, Home Free, Katz, Barilla, Skinny Pop, El's Gluten Free Snacks, Mary's Gone Crackers, Holy Crap, Jovial Foods, Kinnikinnick, Pamela's Products, and Sweet Note Bagels.

Additional details

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23, 2014, in the Colket Translational Research Building, first floor lobby, 3501 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104, across the street from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Main Building. Please note the change in location.

Free parking will be available in the Wood Garage. Get directions, maps, public transit and parking information.

We encourage you to bring the whole family!

Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

For more information, contact us online.  


Reviewed by: Center for Celiac Disease team
March 2014

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