About the Event
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Did you know that only 20 – 30% of those with Celiac Disease are diagnosed and it takes an average of 10 years! Join Val Vaartnou and Liz Wall to learn about Celiac Disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and the gluten-free diet and FODMAPS. Bring your questions and learn from one another.
About the presenters:
Val Vaartnou, Past President & Director, Canadian Celiac Association British Columbia, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2003 and did not realize what poor medical advice she had received until she joined the Canadian Celiac Association in 2009. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009 and has attended conferences and webinars to increase her knowledge. She is the editor and major contributor to the Celiac News, the chapter newsletter and supports those with celiac disease through support groups and answering the charity help line.
Lizbeth Wall, President & Director Membership, Canadian Celiac Association British Columbia, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease despite thinking she really had no symptoms. She joined the CCA, started volunteering and became a member of the Board of Directors in early 2015. She is passionate about helping those with the disease, responds to email queries to the charity and coordinates monthly dinner events.