35th Annual CSA Conference    Print PDF

October 4-6, 2012   Hauppauge, Long Island, NY 


Registration and Information Desk

Conference Exhibit Hall


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm



7:30 am - 4:00 pm



7:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Thursday, October 4                                              “Leadership ABOARD”

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm        Tour - DISCOVER HISTORIC STONY BROOK
                                        This tour will include the Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages. Time for 
                                        shopping will be allotted in the shops and boutiques of Stony Brook Village.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm          Making a Difference Forum
 Fire Island                    An incredible forum of ideas and activities. Use this opportunity to meet with other individuals 
                                        living and working with celiac disease. Celiacs, CSA Chapter/Units, presenters and exhibitors 
                                        share ideas and successes.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm          Governing Board Meeting - Everyone Welcome!
 Trustees Boardroom

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm          Registration
 Salons ABC Foyer

6:30 p.m.                        CSA Opening Reception and Wine Tasting
Terrace Ballroom

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm          Dinner - Clambake
 Terrace Ballroom  

Conference Schedule


Friday, October 5                                                   “Sailing the Waters”

7:30 am – 4:00 pm          Registration
 Salons ABC Foyer

7:30 am – 9:00 am           Breakfast Buffet
 Terrace Ballroom

In conjunction with Columbia University, New York, expert speakers in the field of
celiac disease will present educational sessions about celiac disease,
related diseases and the gluten-free lifestyle.

8:00 am – 9:00 am           Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia
 Salons ABC                  University
                                        “Update on ­Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity”
Review recent studies of the epidemiology of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity in the United States
Review the possible reasons for low rates of celiac disease diagnosis
Discuss the pros and cons of screening the general population for celiac disease

9:00 am – 10:00 am         Amy DeFelice, MD, Director of Children’s Hospital Nutrition Support Service,
 Salons ABC                  Assistant Clinical Professor of Pedriatrics, Columbia University
                                        “Pediatric Celiac Disease - What is New?”
Review the topics in celiac disease that are unique to the pediatric population

10:00 am – 11:00 am       Armin Alaedini, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences, Columbia University’s
 Salons ABC                  Department of Medicine, Institute of Human Nutrition, and Celiac Disease Center
                                        “Gluten Sensitivity and the Brain”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm      Suzanne Lewis, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Digestive
 Salons ABC                  Diseases, Columbia ­University School of Physicians and Surgeons
                                        “Video Capsule: Endoscopy - When and Why?”

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm        Lunch Buffet
 Terrace Ballroom

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm          Christina Tennyson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia
 Salons ABC                  University’s Department of Medicine
                                        “Management of Celiac Disease”

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm        Suzanne Simpson, RD, Clinical Dietitian, Columbia University Medical Center,
 Salons ABC                  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
                                        “Tailoring Nutrition for Patients with Celiac Disease”
The learner will be able to define the term “gluten-free” according to the FDA proposed regulation
The learner will be able to discuss label reading for gluten-free foods
The learner will be able to describe a healthy gluten-free diet

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm          Robert Mangione, EdD, RPh, Interim Provost of St. John’s University College of
Salons ABC                  Pharmacy and Allied Health ­Professions, Dean of Pharmacy
                                        “The Pharmacist’s Role in the Management of Celiac Disease”
Discuss the relationship between pharmaceutical care and the management of celiac disease
Recognize the potential for medications to be a hidden source of gluten
Describe how the responsibilities of the pharmacist may change in the future as new pharmacologic treatments for celiac disease emerge

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm          Membership Meeting
 Salons ABC

8:30 pm                           Dinner (a cash bar is available prior to dinner)
 Terrace Ballroom                                                

Saturday, October 6                                        “Navigating the Shoals”

7:30 am – 4:00 pm          Registration
Salon ABC Foyer

7:30 am – 9:00 am           Breakfast Buffet
 Terrace Ballroom                                                

8:30 am – 3:00 pm          EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
 Salons DE

9:00 am – 10:00 am         Mrs. Alaska International 2012, Brandy Wendler, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Salons ABC                  “A Heart Healthy Lifestyle with Celiac Disease” 


Advocacy in DC Local Food Pantries Research Travel
Food Service Issues The Home Kitchen 

10:00 am – 11:00 am       Maurice Cerulli, MD, Gastroenterologist, Digestive Disease National Coalition
 Salons ABC                  Terrell Baptiste, DDNC Health and Medicine Counsel     

11:00 am – 12:00 pm      Tracy Keegan and Pierce Keegan, Gluten-Free Food Pantries Advocacy
 Salons ABC                  “Team with CSA and Pierce’s Pantry Providing Gluten-Free in Times of Need”

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm        Lunch Buffet
 Terrace Ballroom                

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm          Janet Rinehart, Seasoned Traveler and Former CSA President
 Salons ABC                  “Traveling the World Gluten-Free”
Introduction to possibilities in travel for celiacs
Participants will learn suggestions about car and plane travel within the U.S.
- Participants will learn about international travel and cruises
Participants will learn about resources to facilitate gluten-free travel and make you feel more comfortable when planning a trip

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm          Rebecca Reilly, Instructor at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
 Salons ABC                  “Culinary Demonstration”            

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm          David Sands, PhD, Plant Pathologist, Montana State University
Salons ABC                  “Nutrient Dense and Gluten-Free”
A strong research effort in developing many grains that are more nutritious than conventional grains
Food and the micro bio in the intestine
Relationship of foods to various cultures
High performance foods, athletes are part of this.......


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm          Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, of the blog, Gluten-Free Goodness, with Bloggers Panel
 Salons ABC                  “Gluten-Free Blogging”
Whether you have a blog, want to start blogging, or want to know how visiting blogs can make a gluten-free diet easier, healthier and more fun, come join us! Gluten-free blogging can  help you learn more about a gluten-free diet, get wonderful recipes and connect with others.

Panelists:      Shirley Braden of Gluten-Free Easily
                       Erin Smith of Gluten-Free Fun
                       Amie Valpone of the Healthy Apple
                       Melissa McLean Jory of Gluten-Free for Good

Special Session for Food Service and Restaurant Representatives

This special interest session will focus on implementing procedures for the gluten-free diet in all areas of public food ­service, including restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Includes Exhibit Hall and gluten-free lunch. A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm          Ronnie Alicea, RD, MBA, Consultant Dietitian, Residential Care Facilities
 Salon F                        “Depending on Others to Make Your Gluten-Free Choices

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm          Hospitality Hour and Authors’ Reception (Cash bar)
Terrace Ballroom         There will be tables for each author present for book signing

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm          Dinner with Mrs. Alaska, Brandy Wendler speaking
 Salons EFGH                

Sunday, October 7            “A Glimpse Of The Past”

9:00 am – 4:00 pm          Post Conference Tour

Depart 9:00 a.m. from the Hyatt Regency for the short drive to Huntington. ­Visit Walt Whitman’s birthplace for a tour and a short film. Our guide will take us on a driving tour of part of this famous area before we ­arrive at Planting Fields in the Gold Coast of Long Island. A gluten-free lunch will be available. Guided tour of the gardens and the Coe Hall Mansion, which at one time ­belonged to the Rockefeller Family. Return to the hotel at 4:00 p.m. The tour includes round trip motor coach, experienced guide, and admissions to the attractions. Tour itinerary subject to change. 

KidZone & Teen Scene 

Saturday, October 6

8:00 am – 5:00 pm          CSA KidZone - ages 7-11 - coordinated by Mike Mailand
 Fisher Island                 Includes gluten-free cooking, an educational field trip, and a visit to the Exhibit Hall.

CSA TeenScene - ages 12-16 - coordinated by Mike Mailand
Includes gluten-free cooking, an educational field trip, a visit to the Exhibit Hall, shopping and label reading skills, meeting physicians, dietitians and other ­professionals. 

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