Join the National Celiac Association (NCA) and the Harvard Medical School Celiac Research Program for a discussion on celiac disease and neurology. The first webinar in our “Ask the Experts: All Things Celiac” Fall 2021 series will be held Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 1pm ET. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A.
A range of neurological and neuropsychological features have been associated with celiac disease, including headaches, ataxia (coordination problems), peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling or pain from nerve damage), cognitive challenges and “brain fog,” to name a few. Samuel Frank, MD, a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Benny Kerzner, MD, medical director of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital, will lead the discussion. Attendees will learn about the connection between our nervous system and celiac disease in pediatric and adult patients, as well as non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Lee Graham, executive director of the NCA, will introduce the webinar and Alan Leichtner, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist in the Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Celiac Disease Program and Chief Education Officer and Director of the Department of Education at BCH, will moderate the session. Please submit general questions when you register or during the webinar on the Zoom platform.
Please note: This is an educational webinar, and no information is intended for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.25 CEU for Registered Dietitians (pending). CEU certificates will be sent to participants via email after completion of webinar.