• NASSCD is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with Celiac Disease and related disorders.

  • Our Leaders, past and present, encourage you to participate fully in our society.

  • The NASSCD has worked to develop a statement regarding the use of oats in products that are identified as gluten-free.

Latest News


The society you trust to deliver relevant, useful information about celiac disease has a new name to reflect our global membership - -Society for the Study of Celiac Disease.

NASSCD Welcomes Three New Councilors-at-Large during the Annual Meeting

Join us in welcoming three new councilors to the Executive Council.
Julio Bai, MD, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, Columbia University, New York, USA
Jocelyn Silvester, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, USA

We would also like to thank the outgoing councilors, Daniel Leffler, MD, MS, Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD and Carol Semrad, MD for their dedication and many hours of service.  

NASSCD Members Educate

NASSCD members shared their knowledge at a joint NASSCD-CAG session.  Read the commentary to learn more.

Best Practices  

The North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease and the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society have joined to provide clinicians and pathologists best practices for the use of pathology in the diagnosis of celiac disease. 

The open comment period is now closed.  Stay tuned for further details on the finalized version of this important document.

Congratulations Drs. Joseph Murray and Amanda Cartee!

The 2017 NASSCD Investigator Award in Non-Celiac/Wheat Sensitivity Research grant was awarded to Drs. Joseph Murray and Amanda Cartee of the Mayo Clinic.  We look forward to learning the results of their study, "The innate immune response to, and changes in intestinal permeability after, a gluten challenge in subjects with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.” 

NASSCD would like to thank the Nestle Research Center for making this grant possible.

NASSCD publishes guideline for Celiac Disease Diagnosis in Adults. Read it, share it, use it.

NASSCD makes a splash at FNCE 2017.  Attendees are learning about what we do and want to learn more!

Booth 2226 -               NASSCD's first exhibit                                  Join NASSCD -
Come see us!                                                                                  Enjoy a treat! 

 Anne Roland Lee shares her role on the Executive Council
         while attendees sign up to learn more.

A recent directive by the Vatican generated discussion about the use of low-gluten communion hosts as part of the Catholic mass.  Read NASSCD's statement on the issue.

Read our latest commentary on the inclusion of oats in a gluten-free diet on our news page.

Speaking of oats: Venessa Wong, business writer for BuzzFeed referenced the NASSCD oats statement in her latest article on mechanically/optically sorted oats.

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Member News

Join us in congratulating NASSCD President, Elena Verdú, MD, PhD on her promotion to Professor of Medicine at McMaster University.  Dr. Verdu will assume her new role on July 1, 2018.
Member Louise Crozier provides comments about the completion of the Celiacpegs.org website project: 
Current literature suggests a significant lack of provider knowledge of celiac disease (CD) and gluten-free diet (GFD), as well as a lack of comprehensive care, may negatively affect provider management and care of adult patients with CD. Poor dietary management of CD, in addition to the lack of coordinated and comprehensive care, can lead to daily symptoms, significant co-morbid conditions and decreased quality-of-life in patients with CD. There is an increased need for improving awareness, knowledge, and accessible treatment guidelines for providers who manage the care of adult patients with CD.
The emphasis of the celiacpegs.org project has been on the development of a web-based teaching module program to assist gastroenterology specialists and primary care in the management of adult patients with CD.  Please explore the website and provide feedback at louisecrozier@live.com.
Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy recently published a study on the prevalance of undiagnosed celiac cases in Toronto.  Read further details and commentary provided by some of our members.
Dr. Barry Kaufman is a Senior Physician at Atlantic Gastroenterology and its Celiac Center, which encourages a regional support group.  Dr. Kaufman and his staff are principal investigators of a study to assess whether Vedolizumab can block enteritis associated with gluten challenge in patients previously in histologic remission on a gluten free diet.  

Please submit any announcements you wish to share to info@nasscd.org.



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Education & Events

Visit us at our booth (#1709) at FNCE
October 20-23, 2018, Washington, DC

Facing Today's Facts on Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
November 10-11, 2018, Norwood, MA

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18th International Celiac Disease Symposium
September 4-7, 2019, Paris, France