The U.S Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) will be researching and posting a final recommendation statement regarding screening for celiac disease. This screening recommendation will provide information that is “valid, reliable, and useful to health professionals, patients and family members.” Prior to beginning the comprehensive research process, the USPSTF will be posting their draft research plan for public comment. The celiac disease community, and anyone with interest in the USPSTF work is invited to comment on this draft. To provide feedback to the research plan, and to receive updates on the topic of celiac disease screening, sign up for the USPSTF email list. Those with research and medical expertisewill also have the opportunity to comment on the draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review.
The USPSTF is “an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.” Their mission is to “to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications.” The Task Force desires to have a transparent research process, and believes that including the expertise of those who are passionate and knowledgeable about celiac disease will be beneficial to this research process. They care about your input and recommendations. To be a part of this process and stay up to date on the development of a final recommendation statement, sign up for the USPSTF email list.