2020 Greater Philly Presenters

Jules Shepard, author, baking expert

Is That Really Gluten Free?  Why Safe Gluten Free Food Is Getting Harder to Find, and What You Can Do About It   + Bread Baking How-To, 12:00 pm, Rear of Hall C

Jules Shepard didn’t set out to lead, inspire and advocate for the gluten-free community. But to anyone who knows her, it’s no surprise she does Since its introduction in 2008, Jules has sold well more than a million pounds of her unparalleled gluten free flour, first with her former company, Jules Gluten Free, and now exclusively through her current company, gfJules®. Her flour and baking mixes have won consumer choice awards year after year. Perhaps you’ve heard Jules speak, attended one of her cooking classes, read one of her three books or countless magazine articles, heard about her advocacy work promoting gluten free food labeling regulations, or were enthusiastically referred by friends whose lives have been transformed by her tireless efforts. Because Jules’ mission in life is to make your gluten free going safe, successful, delicious and even fun, her vision for her role in the gluten free community is crystal clear. Visit her website at www.gfjules.com for more information.

Allison Baragona, MD, Penn State Health Gastroenterology Department 

Celiac Disease as a Team Sport: The role of your medical team in a patient managed disease, 1:30 pm, rear of Hall C

Dr. Allison Baragona completed her undergraduate degree in biological sciences and liberal studies at the University of Delaware. She then completed her Medical Degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her internal medicine residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, followed by a year as Chief Resident in internal medicine at Penn State Health. She is currently in her third and final year of a gastroenterology fellowship at Penn State Health. She plans to practice general gastroenterology in eastern Pennsylvania, with a special focus on Celiac disease and patient education in this field.