Register for FREE! Canadian Celiac Association Virtual Conference 2021

CCA Conference 2021 wpThe CCA Fall Conference 2021 is the national conference for Canadians with celiac disease and gluten related disorders, health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, food manufacturers and distributors, come together to strengthen efforts to improve celiac disease management and quality of life, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for celiac disease issues and policies grounded in research.

The CCA will embrace technology and present virtual sessions November 13 & 14 from 12:00-4:30pm (EST). Plan to attend one or both sessions!



  • The CCA has assembled a world-class line up of national and international speakers for our fall virtual conference!

DAY ONE:  – Saturday, November 13th (EST)

  • Geared to those new to the diagnosis or the gluten-free diet

12:15-1:00 Coping Skills, how to manage isolation, depression and anxiety – Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut, Ph.D., C. Psych.

The Celiac Scene CCA Conference1:15-1:45 Starting the Conversation on Celiac-Friendly Dining – Ellen Bayens, The Celiac Scene (10:15  Pacific Time)

  • Making your way through restaurant menus
  • How to negotiate a gluten-free meal – no matter where you are
  • Become an ambassador for change – collaborating with chefs & servers

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2:25-3:00 Travel Tips – Mark Johnson, Celiac Explorer
3:15-3:50 New labelling document from the CCA and how to read a label – Nicole Byrom, RD & Cayleigh McAulay, BSc, Foods & Nutrition
4:00-4:40 The New Sick Kids modules on Celiac Disease – Inez Martincevic, RD

DAY TWO – Sunday, November 14th (EST)

  • Topics of interest to seasoned celiacs and those  familiar with the gluten-free diet

12:15-1:00 Speaking to scientific research, the latest from the world of science – Dr. Jocelyn Silvester, MD PhD
1:15-2:00  Real Life with Celiac Disease. Troubleshooting and Thriving Gluten Free – Dr. Dan Leffler, MD, MS, AGAF
2:45-3:15 Long term coping skills and diet fatigue management – Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut, Ph.D., C.Psych
3:30-4:15 Learn ongoing symptom management from the latest JA Campbell grant researcher – Heather Gallipeau, PhD, Research Associate

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