• The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease is a dynamic alliance of healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing treatment for celiac disease and driving innovative solutions forward to improve patient quality of life. 

Latest News and Upcoming Events

New SSCD Vaccination Recommendations Include a Few Caveats

The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (SSCD) emphasizes the importance of vaccinations for the general population, and in particular, for those with celiac disease. Specifically, they have responded to common concerns voiced by clinicians and their patients in the celiac disease community with updated recommendations. Read the new recommendations here

SAVE THE DATE: SSCD Annual Business Meeting and Reception at DDW

Mark your calendars for Monday May 20th from 6:30-9:00pm EDT for the 2024 SSCD Business Meeting and Reception at DDW. The event will be held at the Westin City Center (1400 M St NW, Washington, DC 20005). Dinner and drinks will be served (hint hint…there will be a gluten-free taco bar).  For those who can’t attend in person, a zoom link will be available.  

Nominations for SSCD Councilors-at-Large for the 2024-2026 Term NOW OPEN

Nominations are now open for three SSCD councilor positions for the 2024-2026 term. You may nominate yourself or any other individual who you believe is a leader within the celiac healthcare community. Please use the link below to submit a nomination by Friday April 5, 2024.

Nominate Now Button: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sscd2024council 

Travel Grants for Digestive Disease Week

The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (SSCD) is offering a grant to support trainees with the costs of travel and/or accommodation to present celiac-related research at national or international conferences.

Amount of the award: : $1,000
Application Deadline: April 15th,  2024
Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant should meet the following criteria:
  1. Trainee Status:
  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows
  • Gastroenterology Fellows
  • Medical Residents
  • Early Career Medical Associate (RD, RN, NP, Nutritionist) within 5 years of degree attainment
  1. Active SSCD membership at the time of application (Not a member? click here (https://give.celiac.org/event/sscd-membership/e550873  ) to join SSCD)
  2. Abstract related to celiac disease accepted for presentation at a national or international conference in 2024. Abstracts submitted but not accepted are not eligible.
Apply for travel grant button: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sscdtravelgrant2024
*A maximum of one award will be granted per person*

NASPGHAN Foundation/Celiac Disease Foundation Celiac Research Young Investigator Award

The Celiac Disease Young Investigator Award is designed to support promising researchers in the early stages of their career, fostering their potential to contribute significantly to independent basic, translational, or clinical research in pediatric celiac disease. Open to NASPGHAN members no more than five years from fellowship completion who hold a full-time faculty position, $150,000 over 2 years. Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024. Learn More

Abstract Submission Closes April 7 for ICDS Sheffield 5-7 September, 2024


The International Celiac Disease Symposium will take place in Sheffield UK, 5-7 September, 2024. Abstract submission is now OPEN. To submit an abstract please visit the online platform.

The event website for delegate registration will be available soon.

Abstract submission guidelines

The abstract will be judged on the following guidelines. Please read carefully before submitting your abstract.

  • Please submit the abstract in the English language
  • All abbreviations are to be written in full on first use
  • The abstract should be no more than 250 words
  • Abstracts are to be submitted as text only with no graphics or tables
  • Please ensure that your email address is correct. You will be notified by email as to whether your abstract is accepted/declined

Abstract Structure

The abstract should be structured in the following way:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Rules of Submission

The work should be original and not previously published in paper form prior to submission. Previous presentation at local or regional meetings is acceptable provided the abstract has not been formally published following this.

The abstract content must have been agreed by all named co-authors before submission. All authors have a responsibility to ensure that the data submitted is accurate, is not extrapolated and represents the work to be presented at the International Celiac Disease Symposium, 2024.

Abstracts can be edited through the Oxford Abstracts online portal up to the closing date after which they cannot be changed. Any Commercial support and industry involvement must be clearly stated as part of the on-line submission process.

The ISSCD takes research governance seriously and any evidence of falsification of results or plagiarism will be treated as professional misconduct and will be reported for further investigation.


  • Deadline for submission, 7 April
  • Notification of outcome to lead author, 1 May  

Celiac Disease Foundation-SSCD Improving Health Equity in Celiac Disease Through Disparities Research Grant Award

The Improving Health Equity in Celiac Disease Through Disparities Research award supports research initiatives aimed at understanding the cultural, socioeconomic, and systemic factors that impact celiac disease awareness, diagnosis and management - including adherence to a gluten-free diet - and increasing representation of underserved populations in clinical trials. Open to SSCD members, individual projects requesting up to $100,000 USD over a maximum of two years will be considered. Application Deadline: August 20, 2024


SSCD Statement on the Effectiveness of Gluten-Detection Dogs for Patients with Celiac Disease

The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease is committed to supporting medical practitioners in providing the highest quality of care and support to individuals diagnosed with celiac disease. There has been an increasing interest in the use of gluten-sniffing dogs to assist individuals with celiac disease in detecting gluten in food. After careful consideration and consultation with experts in the field, at this time, the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease does not recommend the use of gluten-sniffing dogs as a reliable method for detecting gluten in food products for people with celiac disease.

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