Saturday, June 03, 2006


Celiacs in the Greater New York metropolitan area won't have to travel very far to attend the XII International Celiac Disease Symposium. It'll be held November 9-11, 2006 at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan and hosted by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. All foods and beverages will be gluten-free.

Registration details are here. The key date for many will be August 1, after which the early registration discounts will cease to apply.

The event involves three types of programs:
Program: International Symposium
Audience: Physicians and scientists
Cost: $495-695
Credits available

Program: Clinical Forum
Audience: Patients, dietitians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician’s assistants, etc.
Cost: $195-395
Credits available

Program: Connecting Teens with Celiac
Audience: Teenagers
Cost: $195-295
Credits not available
In recent years, the Celiac Disease Center has hosted annual Information Days, but this year the International Symposium replaces that event. Cynthia Beckman of the Celiac Disease Center informs me that the biannual Symposium will not be held again in the United States for at least another 14 years, so this can be a rare opportunity for many of us.

At the time of this posting, some details (such as lodging information) have not yet been posted at the Symposium website.

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