Dear Friends,
Our greetings from India,

After being well recognized in Europe and America, celiac disease is now getting recognized in Asian countries. It is predicted that the number of patients with celiac disease in Asia may surpass the numbers present in rest of the world.

Celiac disease is now at the center-stage of the scientific world. The past decade has been very exciting and productive in terms of diagnostics and understanding the biology of celiac disease. While gluten-free diet is the best mode of treatment, many other targets for control of the immune-pathogenesis of celiac disease are now actively explored, some of them have reached even phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials. A lot really happens in the science of celiac disease every year.

International Celiac Disease Symposium is best-known meeting for celiac disease and it involves clinical scientists, basic scientists, nutritionists, patient forums and the industry to discuss and explore the best ways to address the challenges faced by patients with celiac disease. We feel honored and privileged to announce the dates for the 17th ICDS, which will be held for the first time in Asia between September 8th – 10th, 2017.

The local organizing committee, together with the international advisory committee is charting out the contemporary program for the scientific forum, clinical forum and the patient forum. ICDS 2017 will have keynote lectures, theme based symposia and debates. There will be sessions reflecting joint interests and needs of scientists, clinicians, nutritionists and patients. ICDS 2017 will have top line speakers from all over the globe. We expect delegates from all over the globe including from Asia, a new host for celiac disease.

I request you to join us in this endeavor and make good of this opportunity and also enlighten the group sharing your thoughts for the benefit of all. We believe that this congress is an excellent opportunity for you to gain exposure, as we plan to webcast the proceedings of this meeting.

Should you have questions or need more information, please contact Ms. Payal Gupta at at secretariat@icds2017india.com

We look forward to welcoming you to India.

Govind K Makharia
Organizing Chairman