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NFCA Webinars are geared for those with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders as well as the dietitians and providers who serve them. Thanks to the support of sponsors, these Webinars continue to be free of charge!

If you have a Webinar idea or topic you'd like to see discussed, please contact webinars@celiaccentral.org.

Note: A recording of each Webinar will be posted along with the Webinar slides within 72 hours after the live Webinar ends. To download recorded Webinars and slides, visit the Archived Webinars page.

Webinar Schedule »

Next Webinar:

Live Q&A with Gluten-Free College Students and Grads
We managed celiac disease in college and you can too!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT

NFCA is excited to announce a different format for this year’s annual college webinar – a live panel discussion featuring the gluten-free experiences and opinions of young adults who have walked unique paths on their journeys of celiac disease management. This new format will allow for viewer driven content during a live question and answer period. Attendees will also benefit from access to key resources and about common concerns faced by the college population.

We invite you to send us your questions in advance by Wednesday, August 6.  Contact NFCA on our Facebook page or via webinars@celiaccentral.org

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This webinar is free of charge and the only requirement to participate in a working internet connection!

NFCA encourages the following audiences to tune in:

  • High school students looking at college or alternative options after graduation
  • Current college students
  • Parents of gluten-free students
  • College administrators
  • College foodservice staff
  • Residence life staff
  • Friends of those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity ('gluten sensitivity')

About the Panelists

Drawing from their personal experiences with celiac disease, the following panelists will speak: 

Priyanka Chugh, MS; Producer of Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl

Priyanka Chugh Priyanka was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago and has been involved with celiac disease education and advocacy efforts ever since. Priyanka is the creator of the celiac disease blog, The Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl, and volunteers with numerous celiac disease organizations, mainly with the Celiac Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Priyanka recently graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Chemistry, Child/Adolescent Mental Health Studies, and Public Health with a pre-med concentration from New York University in 2013 and an M.S. in Biotechnology with a Health Science Intensive concentration from Johns Hopkins University in 2014. 

Brandon Meck, sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh; Vice President of Gluten-Free Awareness League
Brandon Meck
Brandon Meck is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in mathematics and minoring in computer science.  He was diagnosed with celiac disease about two years ago. He is also the Vice President of the University of Pittsburgh's gluten-free group known as the Gluten-Free Awareness League.


Rachel Rieger, NFCA Patient Education Manager; 2014 graduate from College of Wooster

As Patient Education Manager, Rachel Rieger’s responsibilities include webinar planning and implementation, as well as some forthcoming initiatives to better understand patient needs. She graduated from the College of Wooster in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, with a special focus on Health Communication. There, she worked closely with foodservice staff to help them better understand the needs of someone afflicted with celiac disease, and wrote a senior thesis on a self-designed health campaign to raise awareness for celiac disease on campus. Rachel also interned for The Chronicle Telegram in 2012, through which she wrote a bi-weekly column on the gluten-free lifestyle. As someone who has been managing celiac disease for nine years, working with NFCA has given Rachel the opportunity to fulfill her lifelong goal of raising awareness and changing the landscape of celiac disease research. 

View Webinar System Requirements

NFCA webinar logoContinuing Education Credit: Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR) are able to participate in this live 60-minute webinar to obtain CE credits regardless of this program's approval status as long as the webinar is professional in nature. NFCA will provide a certificate as proof of participation for each webinar. Attendees must complete the program evaluation/follow-up survey in order to access this certificate. Program participants will receive a link to complete the program evaluation/follow-up survey from NFCA in the days following the webinar. Participants must complete this survey and download the certificate before the date of the following month's webinar. See Webinar Schedule.

If you have questions about earning continuing education credit for webinars, please contact the Commission on Dietetic Registration, 800-877-1600 x5500.

Please note that RDs and DTRs are not permitted to claim credits by viewing archived webinars. Only those who register and attend live webinars will receive the opportunity to obtain continuing education credits. Each participant must register for and log in to the webinar in order to receive credit. In the case of group viewing, only the registered and logged in participant will receive credit for the webinar.

Disclaimer:  The views expressed during webinars are those of the guest speakers and are not necessarily attributable to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

Webinar Follow-Emails:  To ensure that you receive our follow-up email, please add the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (National_Foundation_for_Celiac_A@mail.vresp.com) to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list. Please make sure to enter your email address correctly when registering for each webinar, as we will use that email address when sending our follow-up email.

Please note that if you have unsubscribed from any of NFCA's emails, including the monthly e-newsletter, you will not be able to receive follow-up emails at that email address. You will need to register for webinars using a different email address.  Should you need further assistance, please e-mail webinars@celiaccentral.org.



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