Plans have been in the works for months, but now we are just one week away from having Dr. Peter Green, Director of the Celiac Center at Columbia University in New York City and the world renowned author of “Celiac Disease… a Hidden Epidemic”, will be speaking free to the community. We have Carolyn Acuff, a passionate advocate for the gluten-free/celiac community in East Tennessee, to thank almost entirely for this amazing opportunity.
Here’s how it all began Carolyn says, “When asked to recommend a Celiac doctor to speak at a Tennessee physicians’ conference I suggested Dr. Peter H.R. Green based on his depth of knowledge on the subject and extensive years of research on gluten and how it can affect our digestive systems. He was subsequently invited to speak at that physicians’ conference; therefore, I asked him if we could coordinate a symposium free to the public and with the help of some friends to secure a location and sponsorship it became a reality. So now on Wednesday, October 26, we will welcome him to Knoxville when he gives an update to the public on Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity.”
Carolyn Acuff, a Celiac who was diagnosed in 2006, believes there is lack of understanding of what Celiac Disease is and how devastating it can be. She carries out her personal awareness campaign through various “Gluten Free Spoken Here” events and is also designated as Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) volunteer for the Resource Unit 3033.”
WHAT: Free public update on Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 pm
WHERE: Wallace Memorial Baptist Church off Merchants Drive
The event has been kept as simple as possible: FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, AMPLE SEATING and advance registration is NOT required.