In 2013, three top New England celiac disease care providers—the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital Celiac Program, and the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment (MGHfC)—entered into a collaborative venture to improve treatment and accelerate research on gluten-related disorders. The “Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS)” was born.

On April 11, experts from the three programs will be joined by regional and national leaders in the field for the inaugural symposium of the Celiac Program at HMS, supported by the New England Celiac Organization (NECO). Included in the speaker list are CDF Medical Advisory Board Members Dr. Alessio Fasano, one of the Celiac Program’s founders, and Dr. Sheila Crowe. You are invited to attend this very special CEU-based medical and nutrition conference titled “Gluten Free for Life: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Diagnosing and Treating Celiac Disease and Other Gluten-Related Disorders.”

There will be two separate tracks: one for healthcare professionals and one for patients, their family members, and interested individuals. Numerous vendors supporting the gluten-free community will be in attendance. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from over 19 leading experts in gluten-related disorders in one day.

Date:  Saturday April 11, 2015

Time:  7:00 am (registration)  – 4:15 pm

Place: Four Points Sheraton Norwood, Massachusetts

Morning sessions will include presentations by physicians and a registered dietitian on the presentation, diagnosis, screening and complications of celiac disease; nutritional aspects; endocrine aspects (diabetes, thyroid disease, and osteoporosis); pediatric issues; non-dietary treatments; and an update on the condition known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Afternoon workshops will include presentations on the gluten-free diet for adults and children, the low FODMAP diet, gluten-free labeling, ingredients and gluten content of food, the psychosocial impact and challenges of celiac disease, mind-body integration, managing gastrointestinal concerns, quality of life issues and more.

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