ISSCD is the international organisation for all professionals working in the field of celiac disease (CD) and gluten-mediated human disease in the broadest understanding of the term. It serves as an umbrella organisation of national societies with similar objectives and professional membership, where such are present, for the study of CD; performing, initiating, coordinating and disseminating research and improved understanding of the field of CD and gluten-mediated human disease.
The general purpose of the ISSCD is to promote scientific knowledge regarding the field of celiac disease and gluten-mediated human disease.
The International Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (ISSCD) was founded in Oslo, Norway on 21 June, 2011 at an informal meeting of delegates attending the 14th International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS 2011). You may like to read the Statutes of the ISSCD.
The ISSCD shall endeavour to achieve its objective through:
- Supporting the organisation of regular International celiac disease symposia
- Promoting international research efforts in the field of CD and gluten-mediated human disease.
- Develop and help to develop protocols for studies which can be performed in research centres
- Organise education and intellectual exchange in the field of CD and gluten-mediated human disease
- Organise and support international initiatives to enhance professional education about CD and gluten-mediated human disease.
To advance its other objectives, ISSCD will cooperate with patient support groups and other parties seeking to improve the lives of people affected by celiac disease and gluten-mediated human disease:
- Enhance research quality in the field of CD and gluten-mediated human disease
- Establish consensus statements and authoritative guidelines in the field of CD and gluten-mediated human disease
- Have a voice in the political arena and interact with the pharmaceutical industry
- Whenever possible, participate in the activities of the United European Gastroenterology Federation UEGF, in the organization of the annual UEGW; participate in the activities of the Digestive Disease Week, the yearly mucosal immunology meetings and other meetings that focus on mucosal immunology in general and CD and gluten-mediated human disease in particular
- Influence the future of CD management in general.