Gluten Intolerance Group to Host Virtual Educational Event: The Future of Celiac Disease and Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS)


AUBURN, Wash. (January 12, 2022)—The nonprofit Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and foodservices, announces its first GIG Virtual Learning Event of 2022, which will cover topics of interest to those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) or who are looking to get tested. The event, “Celiac Disease & NCGS: Today and into the Future with Dr. Stefano Guandalini,” will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST and will be available to anyone to attend through free registration.

Dr. Guandalini, professor emeritus, founder and director emeritus of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, has achieved recognition as being among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. since 2008 by Castle Connolly, an organization that researches and publishes an annual ranking. Guandalini has authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and contributed more than 30 chapters to various gastroenterology books. The former chief of pediatric gastroenterology at the University of Chicago, his major research interests are in celiac disease and in the use of probiotics in children.

“We are eager to hear from Dr. Guandalini on this enlightening webinar,” said Jeanne Reid, marketing manager, GIG. “His life’s work has been to find solutions for gluten intolerance and to help patients suffering from it. We look forward to the valuable knowledge he’ll provide to those attending that deal with celiac or NCGS, in particular what the future holds for potential treatments.”

GIG education coordinator, Lola O’Rourke, RDN, will moderate the discussion, which will cover tips on the best ways to manage a gluten-related disorder, a review of the most up-to-date research on celiac disease and NCGS, the role of probiotics in a gluten-free regimen and, lastly, an insider’s glimpse into the future of research, diagnostics and treatments.


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About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association funded by private donations, sponsorship opportunities and food safety programs. It relies on tax-deductible contributions to support its many innovative industry, service, social and awareness programs. GIG has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974. In addition to more than 80 local support groups across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to 50 countries. GIG’s mission is to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free and does this through consumer support, education and its food safety programs. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of GIG, is a leader in the verification of quality, integrity and purity of gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program is a proven model of established best practices for foodservice facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services. For information, visit


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