Saturday, April 30, 2016
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM    Registration and Gluten-Free Breakfast
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM    Education Sessions including Gluten-Free Lunch

The Program

The Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference is a full-day multidisciplinary seminar providing education for healthcare providers about 1) the importance of proper diagnosis and management of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, 2) the unique psychosocial challenges related to celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders, 3) how to facilitate adaptive coping with chronic health conditions such as celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders, 4) trends in gluten-free nutrition and 5) the progress being made towards therapeutic treatments and a cure.

Target Audience

This educational forum is intended for mental health and medical providers who may provide care for individuals with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders – e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, pediatricians, primary care physicians, medical subspecialists, dietitians, nurses, etc. Patients, caregivers and those interested in learning about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are also welcome.

Statement of Need

There is a critical need for healthcare providers to be more aware and knowledgeable about celiac disease including accurate diagnosis and treatment, as well as recognizing and addressing the psychological factors related to living with a chronic illness. It is important to encourage collaboration across medical and mental health providers so patients can receive comprehensive care to promote healthy body and mind.

Learning Objectives

  1. Improve knowledge about celiac disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Learn ways to facilitate patients’ adaptive coping with chronic illness.
  3. Improve knowledge or unique psychological and social difficulties related to celiac disease.




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) through the joint providership of Inova Health System Office of Continuing Medical Education and Celiac Disease Foundation. The Inova Health System Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians may claim up to 6 credits in Type 1 CME on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for renewal of an active medical license in Virginia

Celiac Disease Foundation has partnered with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists to provide continuing education to psychologists attending this event. The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Register maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information, visit

This program made possible by the generous support of the Resnick Family AND cheerios™