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The Coeliac New Zealand Conference video recordings of the Medical Breakfast Seminar and Main Conference are available for a one-off viewing. 

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Purchase price $40 (incl GST)

The “Coeliac New Zealand Conference” activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 6.5 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.  




Associate Professor Jason Tye-Din

Jason is a gastroenterologist who runs the Coeliac Research Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne. His research aims to understand why and how gluten causes symptoms and damage in people with coeliac disease and using this information to develop better ways to diagnose, monitor, and treat it. He works closely with academic and industry partners and runs a wide range of projects including the development of a novel diagnostic blood test, non-invasive monitoring of the gluten-free diet, examining the safety of oats, the role of the microbiome in symptomatology, and developing and testing a range of new coeliac treatments. Jason runs a Coeliac Clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he manages people with coeliac disease and gluten-related issues including many with non-responsive and refractory disease. He leads the Coeliac Theme of the Australian ENDIA study examining the environmental factors important in the development or “triggering” of coeliac disease.

Jason and Bob will present:  "A fireside chat: coeliac disease in 2023 and beyond"

In this session, two experienced gastroenterologists and coeliac specialists discuss their research and the latest global findings. They will cover emerging approaches to coeliac disease diagnosis and treatment, the future of the gluten-free diet, the growing clinical trial scene, and how these new discoveries may impact the lives of people with coeliac disease in the future. Dr. Bob Anderson is the President of the International Society for the Study of Celiac Disease and Chairs the Medical Advisory Committee of Coeliac Australia; Dr. Jason Tye-Din Heads the Coeliac Research Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute focuses on developing new diagnostics and treatments and runs a Coeliac Clinic managing challenging cases of coeliac disease.


Professor Bob Anderson

Dr Bob Anderson is gastroenterologist, immunologist, and drug and diagnostics developer specialised in coeliac disease. He is the current President of the International Society for the Study of Coeliac Disease, and this year was awarded the Research Excellence Prize by the Celiac Disease Foundation (USA) for contributions to understanding coeliac disease. Bob studied medicine and then completed a PhD at Otago University before training in gastroenterology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He then spent four years as a scientist at Oxford University focused on vaccinology and discovering the specific gluten peptides responsible for coeliac disease. Returning to Melbourne, he launched the coeliac disease lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and then gradually shifted focus to leading the commercial development of the first specific immunotherapy for coeliac disease, Nexvax2. He was based in Boston until 2019 and then returned to Australia where he is now leading the development of diagnostics for coeliac disease and other immune conditions at Novoviah Pharmamceuticals and is also in clinical practice in Mackay QLD.




Dr. Kamran Rostami

Dr Kamran Rostami is well known for his research on coeliac disease and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. He received his MD degree from Carol Davila University Bucharest. He completed his PhD at the University of Amsterdam by which he defined the seronegative subgroup of coeliac disease and published the initial report on the correlation between serological tests and histological abnormalities in coeliac disease. This later became the inspiration and platform for avoiding biopsy approach in paediatric guidelines and recently young adults. He undertook his specialist training at Internal Medicine at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He continued and accomplished specialist training through the West Midlands Deanery in the UK and has been an attending Physician in the Gastroenterology Division, Department of Internal Medicine in both the UK and later at Palmerston North, New Zealand. His ongoing research interests are on gluten-related disorders and Nutrition therapy in Inflammatory bowel disease as highlighted in his publications.

Kamran and Adele will present: " Management of Non- responsive coeliac disease"

Non-responsive coeliac disease is defined as persistent symptoms, signs, and laboratory abnormalities including serology, micronutrient deficiencies or persistent/deterioration of histological changes typical of coeliac disease, despite at least 6 to 12 months of presumed adherence to a GFD. In this session, we discuss a range of differential diagnosis and potential therapeutic interventions appropriate to the etiology of non-responsiveness


Sylvia North (Registered Dietitian)

Sylvia is an NZ Registered Dietitian, a lecturer at AUT and a PhD candidate. Having been primarily clinically based in private practice over the previous five years she works closely with patients with complicated digestive issues. Seeing first-hand the changes that whole-food nutrition and lifestyle-based strategies can have on many aspects of health, she is a keen advocate for helping patients get to the bottom of longstanding digestive and inflammatory issues.

Sylvia will present at the Medical Breakfast Seminar on: Dietetic considerations for the gluten-free diet – exploring specific nutritional considerations and challenges for individuals following the gluten-free diet – from the newly diagnosed to the experienced.


Dr Karen Faisandier

Dr Karen Faisandier (DClinPsych) is a clinical psychologist and founder of The Integrative Practice; a holistic psychology service she has run in Wellington, New Zealand, since 2016. Dr Karen’s innovative service integrates psychological, nutritional and lifestyle strategies into a practical recovery framework for adults experiencing mental health concerns resulting from chronic stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.

The topic of her presentation will be Out of the Fog - Coeliac Disease - Your Brain, Food, and Mood

Mental health concerns like anxiety and depression affect approximately half the population at some point in their lifetime, however, there are additional mental health challenges for those living with coeliac disease (CD). Psychological (and neurological) symptoms are common but often unrecognised symptoms of CD which may be alleviated by a gluten free (GF) diet for some. For others, some symptoms remain even when they are “gluten-free” and others are triggered at times of “being glutened.” Malabsorption of nutrients, inflammation, and dietary gaps while on the GF diet are three potential factors alongside psychological aspects of responding to the need to avoid gluten in a gluten-dominant world. This talk will walk through gut-brain interventions for optimal mental health with a focus on CD.


Professor Andrew Day

Academic Paediatric Gastroenterologist based in Christchurch. After a period of training in Toronto, Canada, he took up a position at Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Returning to NZ in 2009, has a busy clinical role in Christchurch, and provides outreach Paediatric Gastroenterology services around the rest of the South Island.

He has strong clinical and research interests in coeliac disease as well as other gut disorders. Andrew’s ongoing research activities are supported by Cure Kids.



Adele Rostami (Registered Dietitian)

Adele is a registered NZ dietitian with over 24 years of advanced training and experience in various specialist areas of nutrition therapy (including gastroenterology, paediatrics, diabetes, bariatric surgery, disordered eating and oncology), mostly in the NHS, UK and the last four years in NZ.  She is currently working as a specialist dietitian for Digestive Health Clinic, which includes a dedicated national non-responsive coeliac disease specialist service. She helped develop the Standards of Care for Dietitians for Coeliac NZ and the Coeliac NZ Dietary information booklet. Alongside this, she delivers education courses for the MHT Diabetes Trust and is a passionate, trauma-trained volunteer for MentorEd; a charity who supports children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Events (ACE’s). With her MentorEd hat on, she has developed and deliver weekly cooking classes for children with various needs, in low decile schools.

Adele will present at the main conference on: Non-responsive coeliac disease from a dietitian’s perspective.


Dr. Jonathon Bishop

Jonathon completed undergraduate and postgraduate paediatric gastroenterology training in the UK before undertaking a six-month Fellow post in Starship Children’s Hospital in 2007. He returned to the UK to work as a consultant post in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow between 2008 and 2011 before the lure of the Southern hemisphere proved too strong and he returned to Starship as a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist. His professional interests include coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis liver disease.

Jonathon will present at the medical breakfast seminar on: Monitoring and follow-up after a diagnosis.


Coeliac NZ Board

The Coeliac NZ Board shares their knowledge and lived experience of coeliac disease. Find out more about the individuals who volunteer their time to provide governance to the organisation here.



If you would like to advertise at the conference there are still opportunities available. Please use the contact form to request a Coeliac NZ Conference 2023 sponsorship pack.


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