On April 3rd, 2022, the research team from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, McMaster University participated in the Gluten-Free Goodness Expo organized at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. The Farncombe team consisted of post-doctoral, doctoral students, and research assistants pioneering in the field of Gluten Disorders (Celiac and Inflammatory Bowel Disease). We primarily acquainted the patients with the ongoing celiac / IBD research projects conducted under the Francombe Institute at McMaster University. We distributed a few pamphlets that summarized the studies and further recorded the contact information of the patients who were interested to participate and met the inclusion criteria of the respective studies.

Overall, it was a very fulfilling experience for the entire research team, where the patients not only acknowledged the importance of research in celiac disease but also were equally enthusiastic to be a part of them.