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Our celiac-focused resources are a product of GAI’s partnership with the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Visit our Celiac Education page to find information on Gluten Free Education Day, expert celiac talks, podcasts, a gluten-free diet app, and cooking and nutrition videos.
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Home » Expert Talks: Celiac
Medical professionals, scientists, and other experts in celiac disease spoke about gluten contamination, endoscopies, advocacy, and more during a fun, knowledge-packed program. Check out the recorded talks below from the 2020 virtual Gluten-Free Education Day, brought to you by GAI and the Celiac Program at Children’s National Hospital.
Lectures on the science, diagnosis, management, and treatment of celiac disease. This series of experts shared their insights with us at the 2019 Gluten-Free Education Day run by GAI and the Celiac Disease Program at CNH.
Aline Charabaty, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Clinical Director of Gastroenterology at Sibley Memorial Hospital explains what the microbiome is and how celiac disease is related. She presents some research about celiac and probiotics, and ends with suggestions for how to keep a healthy microbiome.
Ritu Verma, M.B.Ch.B., Medical Director at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center presents a general overview of life with celiac disease and how to navigate it. She covers topics such as genes, risk factors, associated conditions, family screening and doctors’ visits. She finishes her presentation with an overview of the realities of living with celiac disease, but reassures that there is a positive outlook for people with celiac disease.
Mary Vargas, founding partner of the law firm Stein & Vargas LLP presents an overview of celiac disease and its coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She defines what a disability means and what discrimination looks like, concluding with some remarks about the positive future of celiac disease in the disability world.
Vanessa Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital presents groundbreaking data on the risk of gluten cross contact in shared kitchens and school environments. The presentation goes through two studies conducted by the Celiac Disease Program and discusses how to use the information in everyday gluten-free life.
Lectures on the science, diagnosis, management, and treatment of celiac disease. This series of experts shared their insights with us at the 2017 Gluten-Free Education Day run by GAI and the Celiac Disease Program at CNH.
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune condition that is linked to several other autoimmune diseases. Renowned expert Dr. Ivor Hill at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Celiac Disease Center breaks down the science of celiac disease and explains how and why it is common for patients with celiac disease to develop other conditions.
Should everyone in the United States be screened for celiac disease? Current research by Dr. Edwin Liu and his team at the Celiac Disease Center at Colorado Children’s Hospital is trying to answer this difficult question. Dr. Liu breaks down the research and offers insight into the future potential for screening children, relatives and the masses for celiac disease.
If there was a magical pill to allow people with celiac disease to eat gluten, would you take it? To help families better understand current drug therapies under development for celiac disease, Dr. Jocelyn Silvester with the Celiac Disease Research Program at Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital breaks down the research and explains how the therapies would work and the timeframe for release on the market. Dr. Silvester also touches on research to develop tools to better measure adherence to the gluten-free diet.
In Fall 2016, a team of experts published best practices for the management of pediatric celiac disease in the journal Pediatrics. The paper explored key areas of how to manage patients including: nutrition, bone health, endocrinology, nephrology and follow-up testing. In this presentation, Dr. Benny Kerzner with the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital discusses the various recommendations to help families ensure they receive the best care.