The anticipation is mounting as we countdown to Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016! With only 41 days to go, we are interested to learn what DDW attendees are most excited about. Erica Dermer, a patient advocate, is excited to attend DDW 2016 as a member of the press to report on all things celiac.

celiacDiagnosed with celiac disease in 2009, Erica has made it a point to stay on top of celiac research. Along with supportive information on how to live a gluten-free lifestyle, Erica shares her research findings on
several social media platforms, including her blog Celiac and the Beast. Word play on the classic Disney movie Beauty and the Beast, Erica named her blog to reflect that she has learned to live with the beast that is celiac disease. She believes that remaining abreast of all celiac exploration and research is the most important thing that she does and can do for her readers.

Being held this year in sunny San Diego, CA, DDW offers the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders like celiac disease, and cutting-edge technological advances. To view the full DDW 2016 program, use DDW Preview. Register for DDW 2016 today to be a part of the largest and most prestigious GI meeting in the world.

Want a chance to be featured on the DDW Blog like Erica? Participate in our countdown by posting a picture on Instagram that tells us what about DDW 2016 you’re most looking forward to! Don’t forget to tag us at DDWMeeting and include this year’s hashtag #DDW16.

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