Indianapolis 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Dr. Peter Kan – Natural Solutions for Thyroid Conditions
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Charles Vanderpool – KEYNOTE: Wheat’s Your Problem
01:00-01:50 pm – Tami Pyles – Thrive On Despite Your New Food Restrictions
02:00-02:50 pm – Julie Pintozzi – Your Child’s First Gluten-Free Year

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Taylor Miller – Delicious Vegan Lasagna
12:00-12:50 pm – Margaret Clegg – Waffles – Beyond Breakfast & Syrup
01:00-01:50 pm – Robert Bowen – Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls
02:00-02:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Blueberry Oatmeal Bar

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jenna Drew – Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Peter Kan – Roadmap To Healing Autoimmune Diseases
01:00-01:50 pm – Taylor Miller – How to be a Social Gluten Free Pro

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Julie Pintozzi – Empanadas: Turnovers That Will Knock You Over!
12:00-12:50 pm – Sharon Swan – Glam Up Gluten Free Recipes
01:00-01:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Pumpkin Spice Waffles


Dr. Peter Kan

Topic: Natural Solutions for Thyroid Conditions
Location: Lecture Stage

Dynamic presentation on the root cause of low thyroid and how food sensitivity and environmental triggers affect thyroid function. Learn clinically proven functional medicine and natural solutions that heal the thyroid and reverse symptoms.

Topic: Roadmap To Healing Autoimmune Diseases
Location: Lecture Stage

Learn dietary and environmental causes of autoimmune disease and how to reverse symptoms naturally with a proven clinical roadmap that addresses the underlying root cause.

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Dr. Charles Vanderpool

Topic: KEYNOTE: Wheat’s Your Problem?
Location: Lecture Stage

Join Dr. Charles Vanderpool, a certified pediatric gastroenterologist at Indiana University School of Medicine in a discussion on wheat-intolerance syndromes and where the gluten free diet fits into treatment. Dr. Charles Vanderpool returned to Indiana University School of Medicine in 2011 following completion of his residency and fellowship training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He currently serves as Chair of the Nutrition Support Team, is Medical Director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program at Riley Hospital for Children, and is active in the clinical care of children with celiac disease.

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Tami Pyles

Topic: Thrive On Despite Your New Food Restrictions
Location: Lecture Stage

If you have recently been diagnosed with food allergies or Celiac Disease, come learn some strategies and tips for adjusting to your new lifestyle and find ways to thrive on despite food restrictions.


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Julie Pintozzi

Topic: Your Child’s First Gluten-Free Year
Location: Lecture Stage

Julie Pintozzi, a mom to a son with Celiac Diease knows all to well about going gluten-free and how especially challenging it can be for a child. Join Julie to learn practical ways to ensure a safe and happy gluten-free journey. She’ll share tips on how to create a safer gluten-free kitchen when it is shared with those not eating gluten-free, how to handle social situations and suggest gluten-free dining and on-the-go ideas.

Topic: Empanadas: Turnovers That Will Knock You Over!
Location: Lecture Stage

Empanadas are light and savory treats that are perfect for any time of day and have endless stuffing possibilities! Join Julie Pintozzi, a celiac advocate and creator of as she shows you how to make empanadas using Chebe gluten-free baking mix and simple, healthy ingredients. They’ll soon be a family favorite at home or on the go!

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Taylor Miller

Topic: How to be a Social Gluten Free Pro
Location: Lecture Stage

Whether you’re dining at restaurants, meeting new friends, going on dates, or discussing with family, Taylor (a gluten-free pro) will share the best tips and advice to help you overcome any social situation while gluten-free. Taylor Miller is from (formery GlutenAway).

Topic: Delicious Vegan Lasagna
Location: Demo Stage

Taylor will show you how to make a delicious gluten-free and vegan lasagna in a short amount of time. No boiling noodles required! This recipe is great for busy nights and will provide a meal for a whole family.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
Location: Lecture Stage

Join fellow Celiac and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Jenna Drew, as she shares the essential steps to ditch belly bloat that leaves you feeling tired, sluggish, and irritable, and finally improve your gut health naturally.

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Margaret Clegg

Topic: Waffles – Beyond Breakfast & Syrup
Location: Demo Stage

Margaret Clegg, author of MI Gluten Free Gal, shares creative ways to use your waffle iron. From lunch box items to end-of-day desserts, you’re bound to find new ideas. If you don’t own a waffle maker yet, you surely will want one after this demo!

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Robert Bowen

Topic: Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls
Location: Demo Stage


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Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Blueberry Oatmeal Bar
Location: Demo Stage

This bar is great for a snack or for breakfast! Join Gluten Free Mom Certified as she demonstrates this treat that can be made ahead and packed in lunches or taken with you on the morning commute. Come learn how to make a gluten free, dairy free and nut free nutritious bar your whole family will love.

Topic: Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Location: Demo Stage

Join Gluten Free Mom Certified as she demonstrates how Pumpkin Spice season is here! Jump into fall with these delicious breakfast waffles inspired by the season. Just add you favorite maple syrup and enjoy a taste of Fall. Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free.

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Sharon Swan

Topic: Glam Up Gluten Free Recipes
Location: Demo Stage

This isn’t your grandmother’s apple pie! Foodie Friend Sharon believes food and life should never be boring. Always be willing to take a chance; life’s just more fun when you can say you’ve tried unique stuff! She first became aware of the vital necessity of GF foods in the late 2000s, when she worked with a GFFAFest team member who had been diagnosed with Celiac disease. Loving both cooking and a challenge, her foray into the GF world turned intentional, as she determined to adapt her recipes to create treats that the entire team could enjoy. Happily, she’s had a lot more successes than failures. And along the way she has discovered she has other friends and relatives who also struggle with gluten-related health issues, which has made her experiments even more meaningful to her. Join Sharon today as she shares some tips for adapting one of fall’s favorites: apple pie!

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