Thirty attend March chapter meeting

About thirty attended March’s meeting this afternoon at the Lake Country Senior Activity Centre.

After the usual gluten-free potluck the business part of the meeting was conducted which included information on our new web site as well as news that Kelowna Chapter will host the 2012 national conference!


Dessert Table

The Executive

Celi-Dog Oscar

Celi-Dog Rollo

Family Fun

Winnipeg to host 2010 Conference

The Manitoba Chapter is hosting for the 2010 National Conference for the Canadian Celiac Association. 

The conference will be held June 4-6, 2010 at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg. The Victoria Inn is the largest convention hotel in Manitoba, and has recently undergone a complete restoration. It now features a Dino Beach Family Water Park. It is close to the airport and not far from Polo Park, Winnipeg’s largest shopping centre. 

Dr. Joseph A. Murray

Dr. Joseph A. Murray


The Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Joseph A. Murray will be speaking on “Celiac Disease and its outcome” and “Silent CD”.  Dr. Murray’s Celiac research focuses on clinical epidemiology, the role of genetics in predicting disease, the development of animal models for the disease and its associated dermatologic condition, and dermatitis herpetiformis. These studies are done in collaboration with the Departments of Dermatology, Immunology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. The studies encompass complications of celiac disease including small bowel cancer and intersect with programs in the Mayo Comprehensive Clinical Cancer Center and the Clinical Research Unit (CRU).  

Speaking as well is Dr. Duerksen, on “Osteoporosis study”. Sherry Torkos will speak on “CD and Medications” and Marion Zarkadas will speak on the “CCA Survey Results”.  There will aslo be a panel discussion on “Eating out, when you can’t cook for yourself”.  

As well, there will be 8,500 square feet of exhibitor space and lots of Gluten Free food. Stay tuned for more schedule and menu details as they are made available. 

Meanwhile, Calgary Chapter is investigating hosting the 2011 Conference. 

Click here for a tentative schedule and registration form for the 2010 National Conference. (PDF ~ 900 KB )

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