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New England Celiac Conference: SO Successful & Informative! And did I mention the YUMMY Gluten-Free Buffets!?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

This past Saturday, October 3rd, I was given the opportunity to speak at the New England Celiac Conference in Marlborough, Massachusetts which was sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Greater Boston’s celiac/DH support group, The Healthy Villi. It was such a joy to meet so many fellow celiacs, their families & friends, as well as numerous dieticians & world-renowned doctors.

My presentation, “The Gluten Free Diet: Saving Money with Sense & Savvy” was just one of the workshops offered in the afternoon session. Other presenters included Doctors from Beth Israel, Children’s Hospital in Boston, and other hospitals; Register Dieticians, and chefs that baked-up some fantastic crepes, pies, and muffins! Plus, there were numerous food vendors that served up fantastic gluten free samples!

If you didn’t have the chance to attend this years conference make sure that you mark your calendar as soon as next years conference date is posted! Plus, the gluten free breakfast, lunch and snack breaks were absolutely delicious. 

If you did have the chance to attend, I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on the conference!

New England Celiac Conference – October 3rd, 2009

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I want to spread the word about the New England Celiac Conference that taking place in Marlboro, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The Healthy Villi Support Group and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are sponsoring this fantastic event.   The conference features speakers, workshops, cooking demos, vendor sampling and product sales.

I have been asked to speak at the conference and will be providing a workshop on “Saving Money while Shopping Gluten Free” – besides being excited about speaking, I can’t wait to meet you all “face to face”! Other speakers include physicians that will be speaking about managing celiac disease, what is involved in participating in celiac research and a newly diagnosed workshop. There are also many cooking workshops.

I have been an attendee at the Healthy Villi meetings in the past, but this larger, regional conference is going to be the biggest and most interactive yet!

And don’t worry about toting along your gluten-free snacks … Along with a delicious 100%  gluten-free lunch and snack breaks, there will also be vendor tables that will showcase tons of gluten free samples and info!

I hope to meet as many BeFreeForMe members at the conference as possible!  Note: Marlboro, Massachusetts is right on Route 495, and just exits away from the Route 495 / Route 90 (Mass Pike) interchange. It is a quick and easy ride from Western Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

For more information and to register, checkout the Healthy Villi website or the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center website.

I hope to see all you Northeastern celiacs in Marlboro on October 3rd!
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