The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 is a chapter of the National Celiac Sprue Association, the largest member-based non-profit celiac organization in the United States. We are a member based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis through awareness, education and support. Help yourself and others by joining or renewing your membership.
The support group meets monthly on Sunday afternoons both on the east and west sides of Cleveland. Contact us for exact locations and times. Restaurant and other special events are added frequently and usually take place on Saturdays. Contact Cindy for more information, if you have questions about Celiac or the gluten-free-diet, or would like to be added to our mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Celiac" in the subject line.
May is Celiac Awareness Month - Help us Celebrate!
Join us at the
Sunday, May 19th 2PM
34125 Portz Parkway (off Rt 91 - SOM Center Rd) Solon
We look forward to seeing you
Sunday, May 19th Solon Library 2pm
Click here for directions
Mark your Calendars. Bring your questions and concerns.
**Please bring your favorite gluten free side dish, salad, bread or desert and 2 dozen copies of the recipe to share. Please include brand names of ingredients to help those with multiple food sensitivities.
** Drinks and paper products will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
We’re pleased that so many of you have decided to join us! A focus for 2013 is to continue to build our membership numbers. The more active members we have, the more opportunity we have to educate not only those individuals with CD and their family members but also, through them, restaurant and grocery store owners, food manufacturers, and others with control over the food products offered by the stores and restaurants in our communities.
We have often been told that the most valuable benefit of membership in CSA/USA is the group’s monthly meetings and the opportunity to come together and learn something new every time. Sessions are casual and each offers a thoughtful, informative program as well as a block of time to talk and share informally. Members voluntarily bring favorite gluten free dishes and recipes to share. At our meetings you’ll be supported with encouragement from fellow members impacted by CD, exchange helpful information and success stories, and get answers to your questions.
You’ll hear about important up-to-date happenings in the gluten free world from featured guest speakers including doctors, dietitians, and others in the business of serving the population of those impacted by CD. This is a terrific opportunity to learn, make new friendships, and help others in the process! You’ll return home inspired. Bring a friend, spouse, or other family member to the next meeting. Join us!
With your membership, you’ll also receive our quarterly newsletter-filled with tips for coping with CD, gluten free recipes, spotlight products, and much more!
For membership details, contact Cindy Koller-Kass at email@example.com or call 440-248-6671.
We need your help Promoting Celiac Awareness...
The events will take place at various times throughout the year
If you would be willing to staff a table with other members of our support group and talk to people about Celiac and the gluten free diet at one of our events please let Cindy know. Have fun while promoting Celiac Awareness and helping promote the Greater Cleveland Celiac Association.
Any help you can give is appreciated. Events will take place on both East and West sides of Cleveland.
15TH INTERNATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE SYMPOSIUM
September 22-25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. More information is available
at www.lcds2013.4g. Sign up early for discounted registration.
Programs for professionals and lay celiacs. This global conference is for everyone who is interested in the study, treatment and management of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders.
The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are conducting a trial locally for Celiac Disease.
The purpose of the research study is to look at how effect and safe an investigational medication is when it is given to subjects who have celiac disease.
The study will include people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease and have been on a gluten-free diet for 12 months or more before they enter the study.
Call Carla at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for more information at:
Or call Debbie at University Hospitals at: 440-205-1225 ext 216
Below are a few of the events we had in the past 6 months. We hope you will be able to join us for our future events. We are always looking for new ideas. If you have suggestions for new events please contact us; we are open to any and all suggestions.
Reminder:Click on the Calendar page often for details on upcoming events.
The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association gluten-free bread meeting is a wonderful opportunity to practice your bread baking skills and learn from others how to bake the perfect loaf of gluten-free bread and bring home a variety of recipes to try at home.
Valentine's Day holiday craft project at our February meeting
If you are willing to help with future kids' projects let me know.
Gluten-free Pancake Breakfast
Gluten-Free Cookie Exchange
December, 2012The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association annual gluten-free Cookie Exchange is an event everyone looks forward to. It's a wonderful opportunity to bake only one or 2 kinds of cookies, and bring home a variety of gluten-free cookies and recipes. A great time was had by all!
Thank you to all who participated in The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association's first Gluten-free Lifestyle EXPO.
This combined gluten-free food fair, health fair and celiac disease blood screening was the first event of its kind. It was a huge success - over 500 people attended!
If you would like to be an exhibitor at our next event, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTER FOR CELIAC RESEARCH TO JOIN MASS GENERAL IN BOSTON
After spending many years at the University of Maryland, and pioneering several groundbreaking studies on celiac disease, Dr Alessio Fasano and his staff are moving The Center for Celiac Research to Boston in in January!
Friday, December 07, 2012
After 20 years of providing clinical care for patients and conducting breakthrough research in celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders in Baltimore, the Center for Celiac Research (CFCR) will be moving its operation to Mass General Hospital (Mass General) in Boston, MA effective January 7, 2013. The CFCR will also be working in partnership with the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fasano will continue to serve as director of the CFCR, and will become the new chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (seeing both pediatric and adult patients) and director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center. In addition, members of his research, clinical, and administrative team will be joining Dr. Fasano in Boston.
Congratulations and best of luck to Dr Fasano and his staff as well as The Healthy Villi and others in the Boston area.
We are looking for ideas of places you would like to dine in 2013. Send your suggestions to email@example.com with “Gluten free dining” in the subject line.
Check the GF Dining Events and Calendar pages above for already scheduled events,