Atlanta, GA – May 17-18, 2014

When & Where


When

May 17-18, 2014
9:00-3:00 pm

Free Parking!

 

Eventbrite - The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

Where

Cobb Galleria Center
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Tel: 770-955-8000

GIG Conference ATL

 

 

Tickets


Save money and avoid long lines by purchasing your tickets here!
If we do not sell out, we will offer full-price tickets at the door.

Classes


We are very excited to partner with the Gluten Intolerance Group to celebrate their 40th Anniversary! Please see below for their Saturday conference schedule. Individual session tickets will be available at the door at $10 per session. Space is limited.

GIG CONFERENCE TRACK 1: GF 101
Time
Presenter(s)
Class Name

Time:8:00

Presenter(s): Cathy Breedon

Class:Thinking about OTHER Nutrition Issues in Celiac Disease

Time:9:00

Presenter(s): Carol Fenster

Class:Gluten Free for Beginners

Time:10:00

Presenter(s): Ted Malahias

Class:Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease

Time:1:00

Presenter(s): Cynthia Rudert

Class:Celiac Disease an Gluten Intolerance, Your Questions Answered

Time:2:00

Presenter(s): Sara Vollmer

Class:Living Gluten Free

Time:3:00

Presenter(s): Alessio Fasano

Class:TBD

GIG CONFERENCE TRACK 2: ADVANCED
Time
Presenter(s)
Class Name

Time:8:00

Presenter(s): Sara Vollmer

Class:The Lighter Side of Gluten Free Living

Time:9:00

Presenter(s): Alessio Fasano

Class:TBD

Time:10:00

Presenter(s): Carol Fenster

Class:Getting Alternative Grains into your diet

Time:1:00

Presenter(s): Oonagh Williams

Class:The Power of Food - You are what you eat

Time:2:00

Presenter(s): Cynthia Rudert

Class:Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance, your questions answered

Time:3:00

Presenter(s): Cathy Breedon

Class:Thinking about OTHER Nutrition Issues in Celiac Disease

Presenters


Alessio Fasano
Alessio Fasano

GIG CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Dr. Fasano, Founder & Director of the Center for Celiac Research at Mass General in Boston.  According to the website, “The Center for Celiac Research offers state-of-the art research, teaching and clinical expertise for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity.” Dr. Fasano’s research lead to the discovery of 1: 133 people having Celiac Disease in 2003.

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Carol Fenster
Carol Fenster

GIG CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Carol Fenster is the author of 11 gluten-free cookbooks, including Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking and a weekly menu planning, e-cookbook atwww.GfreeCuisine.com. She has developed gluten-free products for industry leader Bob’s Red Mill and appears on PBS as well as radio, newspaper, and web sites. She has been a guest speaker at the American Dietetic Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Whole Grains Council, Disney, National Product Expo, FoodEX in Tokyo, the Institute for Biophysics & Genetics in Italy, and the famed Rancho La Puerta Spa & Resort in Mexico. She is a member of invitation-only Les Dames d’Escoffier and the former associate food editor at Living Without magazine. Her articles, recipes, quotes, and reviews of her books appear in BusinessWeek, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, Vegetarian Times, Delicious Living, Today’s Dietitian,  Living Without, Gluten-Free Living, Energy Times, Better Nutrition, Taste for Life, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, and Edible Front Range.

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Cathy Breedon
Cathy Breedon

GIG CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Cathy Breedon PhD, RD, CSP, FADA

Current Positions:
• Clinical/Metabolic Nutrition Specialist, Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND
• Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
• Dr. Breedon annually presents at over 30 national and state workshops for health professionals around the United States.

Education:
• Ph.D. in Nutrition, University of Minnesota
• Board Certified Pediatric Nutrition Specialist (CSP), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
• Pediatric Nutrition Fellow, IUPUI (Indiana University / Purdue University at Indianapolis)
• M.S. in Nutrition and Psychology, North Dakota State University
• B.A. Home Economics Education, University of Washington

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Cynthia Rudert

GIG CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Gastroenterologist, Atlanta, GA

Cynthia S. Rudert, M.D., F.A.C.P. is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in Celiac Disease. She is the Medical Advisor for the Celiac Disease Foundation and for the Gluten Intolerance Group. She is the Medical Director of the Gluten Sensitive Support Group of Atlanta and a member of the Celiac Standardization Group.

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Oonagh Williams

British Born, Independent, Award Winning, Chef/Instructor Oonagh Williams has a Culinary Arts degree and trained in London and Switzerland. Based in New Hampshire, her 28-year-old son was diagnosed gluten and lactose intolerant 6 years ago with no previous symptoms. Chef Oonagh has always cooked from scratch with real ingredients, so it was only baked goods that she generally needed to adapt to gluten free. Chef Oonagh follows a gluten free diet (Chef Oonagh discovered her arthritis pains and period pains went away with a gluten free diet and has since discovered family members with celiac disease), and only buys regular flour bread and cereal for her husband.
Chef Oonagh gives presentations and classes on gluten free cooking and living, consults and guides people in adapting to a gluten free lifestyle, caters gluten free parties, has written a monthly recipe column for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness for over three years, and writes for various publications. Chef Oonagh has published her ‘Delicious Gluten Free Cooking’ cookbook. Recipes range from kid friendly pancakes, waffles and Tollhouse Cookies to adult indulgent Chicken Buffalo soup, Corned Beef in Beer, English Trifle and Tiramisu.

Chef Oonagh feels strongly that anything gluten free has to taste as good as any gluten filled recipe and frequently says that ‘my six foot four baby would soon tell me if it wasn’t any good, my husband is far politer’!
As a chef with a deep understanding of food and the ability to fully understand food labels, Chef Oonagh has helped numerous people with their food intolerances.

Chef Oonagh:
• Was the featured Chef at the Healthy Villi, Boston Celiac Conference in October 2013 and will present at the April 2014 Boston Celiac Conference.
• Is invited to speak at Corporate Health and Wellness Events and State Fairs
• Has written a monthly recipe column for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness for over three years.
• Has been a regular guest on NH’s ABC WMUR-TV’s Cooks Corner for more than 10 years
• Presents cooking classes and dinner parties
• Has a cookbook ‘Delicious Gluten Free Cooking’
• Hosts a Celiac Disease Support Group
• Writes a Gluten Free Living Blog at www.RoyalTempatations.com/blog
• Has a Healthy Cooking/Healthy Living Radio Show.
• ‘Like’ her at Gluten Free Cooking with Oonagh on Facebook

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Sara Vollmer

GIG CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Sara Vollmer is the Director of Social Programs for the Gluten Intolerance Group. Laughter IS the best medicine, and a little laughter can go a long way and Sara will share her personal experiences with celiac disease as well as the many tips and tools.

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Ted Malahias

GIG CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Dr. Malahias, from Bridgeworks Dentistry in Groton, CT., specializes in the detection of Celiac Disease based on deformities in tooth enamel. Dr. Malahias is an affiliate of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. He has conducted research on the association of Celiac disease and dental enamel defects.

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Sponsors


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Gold Sponsors
  • Earth Balance
Silver Sponsors
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  • GF Harvest Logo
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  • Ingles
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  • Spouts
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Media Sponsors
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  • Simply Gluten Free Magazine
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Vendors


  • 2bWhole logo
  • Aimee's Blue Ribbon Spices
  • Ancient Harvest
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  • BakeryOnMain
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  • BLUE_DelightCorporateLogo
  • DoTerra
  • Earth Balance
  • Ener-G
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  • FMGF 2014
  • Freedom Foods
  • sponsor_generation
  • GF Harvest Logo
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  • glutenfreeda
  • glutino_header
  • gopicnic
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  • Hodgson Mill
  • Home Free Treats
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  • red-apple-lipstick
  • sponsor_rudis
  • Red SafeRide America
  • sponsor_sanj
  • sponsor_schar
  • Sevierly-Good-Food
  • Simply Gluten Free Magazine
  • smart-flour-foods
  • Soy Joy
  • Spouts
  • Sugar & Spice Market
  • Swerve-1
  • Taste of Gluten Free
  • GFMG_LogoWebSig150
  • Total Health Science
  • sponsor_triumph
  • udis_header
  • Vans-Logo-Float
  • VL_CMYK
  • way-better-snacks
  • WBD Concepts
  • Young Living

Hotels


Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 US
1-888-391-8724

Deadline for discounted rate is 4/18/14!