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Building a Strong Foundation: Celiac Disease and Bone Health webinar
November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Join the Harvard Medical School Celiac Education & Research Program and the National Celiac Association for the second webinar in our Fall 2023 “Ask the Experts” series. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 1- 2:15 pm ET.
Bone health is a crucial topic for both children and adults with celiac disease, as bone can be adversely affected due to the inflammatory process and malabsorption of key nutrients. Deborah Mitchell, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Mass General for Children (MGfC), and Julio C. Bai, MD, adult gastroenterologist and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Research Institute of Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, will address the prevalence and types of bone disease in the adult and pediatric celiac populations, testing methods, and treatment options, including lifestyle modifications for bone health. Katarina Mollo, MEd, RDN, LDN, clinical dietitian at the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MGfC, will discuss the importance of the gluten-free diet and the use of supplements, where appropriate.
Lee Graham, executive director of the National Celiac Association, will introduce the webinar, which will be moderated by Daniel Leffler, MD, expert celiac gastroenterologist at the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A Q&A session will follow the presentations; 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): This course (220323-RSS) is approved by the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Continuing Education Department for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ for physicians, 1.25 contact hours for nurses, 1.25 ACE CE continuing education credits for social workers, and 1.25 CEUs for Registered Dietitians. Instructions for claiming credits will be made available during the webinar and transcripts will be available within 30 days.