Living with gluten sensitivities, celiac, and other food sensitivities can be challenging. By some estimates, one in ten people are gluten-free. More than 90% of people with celiac disease are misdiagnosed or go undiagnosed. Public awareness of food sensitives is growing. While there isn’t a pharmaceutical cure for celiac disease or food sensitivities, learning about how best to live with these issues helps alleviate frustration and greatly increases quality of life. You can meet other people struggling with the same issues, learn new ways to prepare favorite foods, and get answers to important questions about living with celiac and gluten sensitivities at gluten free conferences and events.
Are you ready to learn more about gluten-free living? Here are some events that you may be interested in attending.
Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Sponsored by udi’s and glutino, this is one of the largest gluten free events in the U.S. You can get tickets by visiting their website. Enjoy educational sessions, vendor expositions, and meet doctors who specialize in food sensitivities. This expo is carefully designed to meet the needs of people with gluten sensitivities, celiac, autism, auto-immune, and inflammatory conditions. Eight cities are hosting this event in 2017. Here are the locations and dates:
- April 22nd and 23rd
- July 22nd and 23rd
- May 20th and 21st
- June 24th and 25th
- July 22nd and 23rd
- October 14th and 15th
Secaucus, New Jersey
- October 28th and 29th
- November 18th and 19th
San Mateo, California
Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
This event is a family-friendly gathering of people who are experts in gluten and allergen-free living. Enjoy product sampling from gluten and allergen-free vendors, demonstrations from experts in gluten-free and allergen-free living, and lectures from well-known members of the gluten-free and allergen-free community. You can get tickets by visiting their website.
- March 18th
Charlotte, North Carolina
- April 29th
Columbia, South Carolina
- August 12th
Raleigh, North Carolina
- September 30th
- November 11th
Greensboro, North Carolina
Research Conference & Gluten-Free Expo
The CDF National Conference and Gluten-Free Expo brings in over 3,500 people each year. Enjoy education sessions with the nation’s top researchers in the field of food sensitivities, watch cooking demonstrations, and sample hundreds of gluten-free products from leading companies. If you are caring for someone with celiac disease, or living with it yourself, this conference offers a unique opportunity to help with gluten sensitivity research. In an effort to develop patient-centered research and healthcare for celiac disease, doctors are forming important partnerships with people affected by this disease. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate grant proposals, serve on clinical guidelines panels and research study committees, help with research, mentor new patient advocates, and even become a PCORI Patient Ambassador.
To learn more about this unique opportunity, visit the Patients as Partners Research Symposium page of the Gluten Free Expo website.
This unique conference is scheduled for June 3rd and 4th in Pasadena, California.