The SSCD is the society of medical, scientific and allied health professionals in the field of celiac disease. The organization’s overall mission is to advance the fields of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders by fostering research and by promoting excellence in clinical care, including diagnosis and treatment of patients with these conditions.
The SSCD has been established to:
1. Organize educational, training and scientific conferences, workshops and similar gatherings for the medical and scientific communities;
2. Encourage careers in the field of celiac disease by promoting education, training and mentoring of clinical practitioners and researchers;
3. Develop funding by private and public sources for research, and to use a peer-review process to award grants;
4. Provide leadership in the development of clinical and research protocols with the goal of assuring early detection, proper treatment and scientific progress;
5. Provide patient-support groups and other relevant organizations with medically and scientifically sound information about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity;
6. Contribute medical and scientific guidance to government policy and regulatory deliberations;
7. Engage in information exchanges and discussions of mutual interest with the pharmaceutical and medical-testing industries, and
8. Take any and all other actions that the General Assembly and Executive Council deem appropriate for advancing the detection, treatment and science of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
The SSCD acts as a liaison between the U.S. celiac disease medical community and the International Society for the Study of Celiac Disease.