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The latest updates on coeliac disease, our members’ activities and more.

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AOECS to Lift the Patient Perspective at Global Celiac Conference
  • 25th February 2024
  • 2 min read

To balance the focus on medical research on coeliac disease AOECS puts the spotlight on the 8,700 hours per year when a person with coeliac disease is not a patient at the largest research conference on coeliac disease in Sheffield 5-7 September, 2024.

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Hurry up – nominate candidates for the Research Prizes from Celiac Disease Foundation
  • 21st February 2024
  • 2 min read

Researchers, advocates, and professionals working with celiac disease are encouraged to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the understanding of celiac disease. Nominations for the prizes can be submitted until February 23, 2024.

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Urgent appeal to alleviate severe gluten-free food shortage in Ukraine
  • 20th December 2023
  • 3 min read

Since the onset of the full-scale occupation of Ukraine, the nation has experienced a devastating loss of its gluten-free food producers. This has resulted in a critical shortage of gluten-free food in Ukraine. Please support us in shipping food to Ukrainian coeliacs.

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Successful Gluten-Free Expo in Tbilisi
  • 19th December 2023
  • 3 min read

The National Association of Celiacs of Georgia (GNCA), the newest affiliate member of the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS), marked its first anniversary with a pioneering gluten-free expo in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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No nutritional advantage to following a gluten-free diet unless you have to
  • 14th December 2023
  • 3 min read

Research presented in the new AOECS Scientific Research eBook shows that gluten-free food gives no added nutritional value and in some cases even is less healthy than equivalent gluten-containing products.

Invasive biopsy might soon not be needed to diagnose coeliac disease
  • 7th December 2023
  • 3 min read

Invasive biopsy might soon not be needed to diagnose coeliac disease. Research presented in AOECS Scientific Research eBook point out miRNA as reliable biomarker of coeliac disease.

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Coeliacs adhering to a gluten-free diet still experience symptoms
  • 1st December 2023
  • 4 min read

Despite adhering to a gluten-free diet, many patients continue to experience persistent gastrointestinal symptoms. This is revealed by two studies newly published in AOECS Scientific Research eBook.

AOECS 35 years
  • 6th November 2023
  • 1 min read

This year AOECS celebrates 35 years as an organisation. Read more about our achievements here.

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AOECS joins a call for collaborative action
  • 16th October 2023
  • 10 min read

AOECS is taking part in the convention UEG Week 2023 where leading experts in digestive health, together with other dedicated patient advocates.

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Influence food makers
  • 14th September 2023
  • 1 min read

Help us bring gluten free food producers your opinion and requests on gluten-free food. Fill out our survey.

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AOECS is hiring
  • 7th September 2023
  • 2 min read

The Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) is now looking forward to hiring a freelance part-time Licensing Operations Coordinator. Application open until 15th September, 2023.

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Call for papers
  • 29th August 2023
  • 3 min read

AOECS are now calling for scientific papers on recent research on coeliac disease as well as papers on interesting projects concerning the disease. The call is open, all you just need a recommendation letter from a National Coeliac Society to be able to send in your contribution.

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Over 38 000 kg of gluten free food shipped to Ukraine
  • 31st July 2023
  • 4 min read

The war on Ukraine is still ongoing. So is also the humanitarian work supported by AOECS Emergency Fund. Up until now over 38 000 kg of gluten free food has been shipped to Ukrainian coeliac families in need. Read more about our efforts and how you can support.

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Coeliac Day Awareness webinars
  • 25th April 2023
  • 1 min read

To mark the International Coeliac Day AOECS arranges a series of free webinars all through the month of May. Register today!

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Study reveal an increase in digestive diseases
  • 24th April 2023
  • 2 min read

AOECS is attending the UEG event "Bridging the gaps - a pan-European study on digestive diseases across Europe" on April 26th, 2023.

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Continued food shipments to coeliacs in Ukraine
  • 24th February 2023
  • 4 min read

Generous donations and individual efforts make shipments of gluten free food to Ukraine possible. The help is coordinated and funded with help from the AOECS Emergency Fund. Until now 20 shipments with over 30 tons of food has been delivered to coeliac families inside Ukraine. This work will be continued for as long as it is necessary.

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Can biodegradeable food packages contaminate gluten free food?
  • 25th January 2023
  • 5 min read

Three independent studies conducted by different European coeliac societies reveal that gluten can migrate from biodegradable containers into packaged gluten free food.

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Study reveals 75% underdiagnosis of coeliac disease
  • 14th December 2022
  • 3 min read

In a recently published study on nature.com scientists discovered a 75% underdiagnosis of coeliac disease.

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Visit us in Amsterdam
  • 15th November 2022
  • 2 min read

Take the opportunity to meet us in Amsterdam in November as we are exhibiting on the Free From Food Expo.

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Report from AOECS 34th General Assembly
  • 8th November 2022
  • 3 min read

For the 34th time since 1988 over 40 coeliac societies from all over the world met in Lisbon, Portugal on September 15-18, 2022.

AOECS Auditor Training
  • 20th October 2022
  • 1 min read

AOECS starts training sessions for food auditors to give them a good understanding of the new AOECS Standard. Register for the event on www.aoecs.org

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What is new in the AOECS Standard?
  • 7th September 2022
  • 1 min read

AOECS is now introducing a new version of the AOECS Standard for Gluten-Free Food. We have released a recorded webinar on what is new.

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34th AOECS General Assembly
  • 6th September 2022
  • 1 min read

AOECS arranges the 34th General Assembly on September 15-18 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Latvia arranges summer camp for Ukranian families
  • 9th August 2022
  • 2 min read

The Latvian Coeliac Society has been organizing summer camps for Latvian children for nine years. This year was a little bit different since also Ukrainian coeliac children were invited to participate with financial support from AOECS.