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Thank you from all our heart
  • 25th June 2024
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Thank you to all who participated in the Coeliac Day Virtual Run! Together 305 participants from north to south and east to west collected €2,430 to support coeliacs in Ukraine.

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3rd Call for papers on Coeliac Disease
  • 18th June 2024
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The Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) is pleased to announce its third call for scientific papers on research and innovations concerning coeliac disease. Approved abstracts will be showcased as scientific posters at the AOECS Annual Conference in Madrid, taking place from November 14 to 17, 2024.

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AOECS Commemorate Coeliac Awareness Day at the Senate of the Italian Republic
  • 14th May 2024
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AOECS and AIC at the Senate of the Italian Republic on May 14th will spotlight Coeliac Awareness Day. Led by Senator Elena Murelli, this event amplifies the voices of those affected by coeliac disease, advocating for crucial awareness and support.

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Spain Hosts Historic Parliamentary Day Focused on Coeliac Disease
  • 14th May 2024
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Spain is set to host its first-ever parliamentary day dedicated to raising awareness about coeliac disease. This landmark event will take place on Thursday, May 16th, 2024. The parliamentary day aims to shed light on the challenges faced by individuals living with coeliac disease. AOECS will be represented by Verónica Rubio, Secretary General who also will be speaking at the event.

AOECS gives voice to coeliac consumers at Codex meeting in Budapest
  • 10th May 2024
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For consumers with coeliac disease and other gluten-related disorders, it is important to be able to detect if food contains gluten. Precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) is a voluntary labelling practice used by food manufacturers to communicate the potential presence of allergens in food products that are not intentionally added as ingredients. AOECS advocates for further clarity and consistency for consumer-friendly labelling.

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AOECS Extraordinary General Assembly
  • 27th April 2024
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AOECS announces an Extraordinary General Assembly for all National Coeliac Society members on Saturday 8 June, 2024.

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Free webinars in May 2024
  • 26th April 2024
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To mark International Coeliac Day, AOECS is arranging a series of free webinars throughout the month of May 2024. In this webinar series, we invite specialists to present the latest trends and discoveries on coeliac disease.

AOECS EU Regulation
AOECS seeks clarification on EU Food additive regulation changes
  • 24th April 2024
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AOECS seeks clarification from the European Commission on a proposed change in Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008. This is a key piece of legislation within the European Union that governs the use of food additives (e.g. that can replace gluten).

European Commission to revise European Food Contact Material regulations
  • 17th April 2024
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European Commission assures ongoing preparatory efforts toward revising European Food Contact Material regulations to enhance consumer information, including labeling requirements and stricter rules on substance migration into food.

Artificial Intelligence and healthcare
  • 16th April 2024
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As Artificial Intelligence is being more widely used in healthcare, AOECS needs to stay alert to future developments. This became evident when Veronica Rubio, Secretary General of the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS), and Tunde Koltai, Chair of the Board, attended the European Patient Forum Leadership Meeting centered on Artificial Intelligence on April 13th, 2024.

Call for papers to ISCD symposium 5-7 September, 2024
  • 18th March 2024
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Submit your research on celiac disease to the ISCD symposium in Sheffield, UK 5-7 September, 2024. Deadline is 7 April.

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CYE Summer Camp 2024
  • 11th March 2024
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Are you between 18-30 years old and member of a National Coeliac Society? Apply for joining the Coeliac Youth of Europe's Summer Camp for coeliacs in the Netherlands before 15 March 2024

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AOECS to Lift the Patient Perspective at Global Celiac Conference
  • 25th February 2024
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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.

Clinical Research
Hurry up – nominate candidates for the Research Prizes from Celiac Disease Foundation
  • 21st February 2024
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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
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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
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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.

No Nutritional Value
No nutritional advantage to following a gluten-free diet unless you have to
  • 14th December 2023
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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
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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.

Healthy Intestinal Villi
Coeliacs adhering to a gluten-free diet still experience symptoms
  • 1st December 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.