Webinar: Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and the Gluten-Free Diet
Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited disorders affecting 1% of the population. New research estimates that between 2-6% of individuals may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Medical nutrition therapy with a gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Health professionals need to be armed with the latest evidence-based and practical information to effectively meet the needs of this rapidly growing population.
In conjunction with National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, this webinar will feature a review of symptoms, associated disorders, complications; serological and genetic testing; gluten-free diet guidelines; gluten-free labeling regulations; nutritional challenges; and practical resources.
Presented by international expert Shelley Case, RD and moderated by Becky Dorner, RD on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 2 pm ET, this webinar is approved for one hour of continuing education credit.
At the conclusion of this CE webinar, participating professionals should be able to:
- Identify the signs and symptoms of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
- List the associated conditions with a high risk for celiac disease.
- Explain the diagnostic tests for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
- Identify complications of undiagnosed/untreated celiac disease.
- Describe the gluten-free diet including grains/foods allowed and to avoid.
- List nutritional concerns for individuals following a gluten-free diet.
- Identify appropriate resources for information.
- 1.00 CDR