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General Assembly Conference 2023

AOECS General Assembly Open Conference

Public Conference Agenda
Friday 3 November, 2023

08:30 - 09:00  Registration and Welcome Reception

Here you will have the chance to mingle and meet influental people in the coeliac disease society.
In the lobby of the hotel there will be a gluten free food product exhibition with booths and exhibition stands where Sponsors and Food Business Operators will be able to promote their products.
Sponsors will also have a dedicated space for setting up their booth.

09:00 - 09:15 Opening & Sponsors’ acknowledgement  

The conference starts with an opening speach from Tunde Koltai, Chair of AOECS Board and Veronica Rubio, AOECS Secretary General.
The main sponsors of the event are also presented.

Sponsor the event

09:15 - 09:30  New Book Release: “Pediatric and Adult Celiac Disease. A clinically oriented perspective” 

Professor Riccardo Troncone presents the new book edited by Professor Gino Roberto Corazza. The book contain interesting facts and discoveries about coeliac disease from one of the leading coeliac disease countries in the world, Italy.

09:30 - 10:00 Panel Discussion: Gluten Free Foods and new treatments for coeliacs: How can they work together?

Currently gluten free diet is the only treatment for coeliacs, but new treatments may appear into scene in the coming future. How does this development complement the gluten free diet?


  • Dr. Schär
  • Takeda (TBC)
  • Coeliac UK

10:00 - 11:00 Beer or not to beer: That is the question.

European law allow beer being labelled as gluten-free even if it is made of fermented gluten-containing ingredients. However, this is not the situation in other parts of the world.
What is a stake for European breweries?                         


  • Greek beer producer
  • National Coeliac Society (TBC)
  • Brewers of Europe (TBC)

11:00 - 12:00 Coffee Break & Networking

During this networking coffee break, participants will be able to taste several gluten-free products offered by local sponsors

12:00 - 13:00 Biodegradable food containers: How to move forward?

Studies from different NCS show the risk for cross contamination from food containers to gluten free food. Is it labelling the next alternative?


  • Susanna Neuhold – Italian Coeliac Society (AIC)
  • Linus Engqvist Richert – Swedish Coeliac Society
  • Susanna Andersson – RISE (TBC)