From the Experts: All Things Celiac
The National Celiac Association and the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School will co-host a 75-minute virtual meeting every month from September through December 2020. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. All meetings will begin at 1 pm Eastern Time.
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Thursday November 19th: How Good Nutrition Feeds Our Bodies and Minds
Learn how to maximize nutrition for all stages of life on the gluten-free diet. The third webinar in the “All Things Celiac” series will feature celiac disease dietitians Tara McCarthy, MS, RDN, LDN, of Boston Children’s Hospital; Pam Cureton, RDN, LDN, of Massachusetts General Hospital; and Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN, LDN, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. They will showcase the nuances of gluten-free food labeling and highlight important nutrients, explain how to optimize the gluten-free diet when faced with other food restrictions, and share tips on how to enhance your diet and lifestyle for optimal digestion and health.
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 CEU for Registered Dietitians (pending); 1.5 CEUs for Registered Nurses.
Cooking Gluten Free with Demonstrations and Holiday Inspirations
Denise Herrera, Executive Chef and VP of Food and Beverage for Burtons Grill and Bar, shared cooking skills and tips on using gluten-free bread products to create holiday food favorites, including crab-stuffed mushrooms, versatile soup stock and herbed croutons, holiday gravy, and bread pudding. Lee Graham, Executive Director of NCA, co-hosted with Chef Herrera.
From the Experts: Latest Guidance on COVID-19 and Celiac Disease
On Wednesday September 23rd, Dr. Jonathan Li, director of the Harvard University Virology Specialty Laboratory, presented "An Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic" and Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital presented "Impact of COVID-19 on Celiac Patients." The Q&A moderator was Dr. Alan Leichtner, director of the Celiac Disease Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.