About the course

Inaugural Symposium for Celiac Program
at Harvard Medical School

Gluten-Free for Life: A comprehensive toolkit for diagnosing and treating celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders

Saturday April 11th, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton 
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA
 

About the Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School

The Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS) was founded in 2013 by Drs. Alessio Fasano, Ciarán Kelly, and Alan Leichtner. The innovative partnership was formed to advance educational and research initiatives among the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and Boston Children’s Hospital Celiac Program.

Dr. Leichtner is leader of the educational initiative; all three directors will be presenting at the symposium along with national experts and associated clinicians from the three hospitals. The inaugural symposium is part of the program’s mission to increase knowledge and awareness of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders to improve the health care delivery and quality of life for people with these conditions.

About the Course

This symposium is for healthcare providers to support the identification, diagnosis, and management of adults and children with Celiac Disease. It is designed to address the common issues seen by the practicing pediatrician, registered dietitian, nurse practitioner, and/or nurse in his/her daily practice. It allows attendees to enhance their ability to make a thorough diagnosis; increase their initial screening process, understand nutritional implications, and increase their knowledge of when to refer to a specialist. The speakers will touch upon the latest literature and information on their respective subjects. The course is designed based on feedback received from the practicing clinicians and surveys from past conferences. Learning formats will include didactic lectures, Q&A and case based discussions. 

Morning sessions will include presentations by physicians and a registered dietitian on the presentation, diagnosis, screening and complications of celiac disease; nutritional aspects; endocrine aspects (diabetes, thyroid disease, and osteoporosis); pediatric issues; non-dietary treatments; and an update on the condition known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity. 

Afternoon workshops will include presentations on the gluten-free diet for adults and children, the low FODMAP diet, gluten-free labeling, ingredients and gluten content of food, the psychosocial impact and challenges of celiac disease, mind-body integration, managing gastrointestinal concerns, quality of life issues and more.

All meals are gluten free, including a light gluten-free breakfast.

Cost:

Physicians (Lunch not included) 
$200
Physicians (Lunch included)
$215
Registered Dieticians Morning Sessions Only
$50
Registered Dieticians Afternoon Sessions Only (Lunch Included)
$65
Registered Dieticians All Day Sessions
$115
Nurses Morning Sessions Only 
$50
 Nurses Afternoon Sessions Only (Lunch Included) $65
 Nurses All Day Sessions $115
 Students $50


For more information, call 617-919-3146 or cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu

For Registration, please follow this link: 

Clinician Registration: Click here to register

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the spectrum of clinical presentations of celiac disease in children and adults and identify those populations who are at risk for developing celiac disease.

  • Discuss the appropriate choice of diagnostic tests to screen for celiac disease and recognize which patients should be referred to a gastroenterologist for further testing.

  • List the key foods in which gluten can be found and recognize that there are many hidden sources of gluten.

Target Audience

•    Physicians
•    Nurses
•    Registered Dieticians

Accreditation

Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for the maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved this course for 6 CPEUs.

This program meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for 7.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

ACGME Competencies

The Inaugural Symposium for Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School is designed to address the competencies regarding patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement and professionalism

Disclosure Policy 

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards and Policies. It is Boston Children's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with any disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Refund Policy

Registration by credit card can be made here. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and mail with registration form to Boston Children’s Hospital–Department of Continuing Medical Education, Attn: Lesley Niccolini, 300 Longwood Avenue LM6405.2, Boston, MA 02115. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration an email confirmation from the BCH office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including: registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

50% refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email, or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.

ADA Disclaimer

NECO recognizes its responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and wish to request assistance Gluten Free for Life on April 11, please call 617-262-5422 or send an email to info@neceliac.org before March 27, 2015.

Speakers

Directors

Alan Leichtner MDAlan Leichtner, MD, MSHPE
Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition;
Director, the Celiac Disease Program;
Richard J. Grand Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

 Alessio Fasano, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Associate Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Basic, Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, MassGeneral Hospital for Children


Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
Medical Director, The Celiac Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program


Keynote Speaker

Sheila Crowe, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director of Research, UC San Diego School of Medicine



Faculty

Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH

Professor of the Master of Science in Family Therapy Program
PhD in Counseling Psychology, College of Education & Human Development
University of Massachusetts Boston


Pam Cureton, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian, Center for Celiac Research & Treatment
MassGeneral Hospital for Children


Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN
Nutrition Coordinator, The Celiac Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center




Jessica George PhD, NCSP
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology, Northeastern University

 


Laurie A. Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Pediatric Nutrition and Diabetes Educator
Joslin Diabetes Center



Lauren Komack LICSW
Clinical Social Worker specializing in celiac disease




Lori Laffel, MD
Chief of Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section
Joslin Diabetes Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Co-director of combined pediatric endocrine training program
at Joslin Diabetes Center and Boston Children's Hospital

Anne Lee, EdD, RD
Director of Nutritional Services, Schar USA

 


Maureen Leonard, MD
Third-year fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Center for Celiac Research and Treatment
MassGeneral Hospital for Children



Christy Moran, MS, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center





Rupa Mukherjee, MD
Gastroenterologist, Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School




Mark Salvatore, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment
Mass General Hospital for Children
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Anna Sapone, MD, PhD
Gastroenterologist, Celiac Center,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian
Owner/Founder Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC



Karen Warman, RDN
Registered Dietitian, Celiac Program
Boston Children's Hospital



Dascha Weir, MD
Associate Director, Celiac Disease Program
Boston Children’s Hospital
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 



Jacqueline Wolf, MD
Gastroenterology, Celiac Center,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

 

Schedule of Events

 8:00-12:00 Morning Sessions: Physicians, Nurses, and Registered Dieticians
8:00-8:05
Welcome
Alan Leichtner, MD 
8:05-8:25
Presentation of Celiac Disease 
Alessio Fasano, MD
8:25-8:45
Diagnosis and Whom to Screen
Maureen Leonard, MD
8:45-9:15
Epidemiology and Spectrum of Gluten Related Disorders
Sheila Crowe, MD (Key Note)
9:15-9:35
Nutritional Management of the Gluten-Free Diet
Melinda Dennis, MS, RD
9:35-9:55 
Panel Discussion
Alan Leichtner, MD
Anna Sapone, MD
(moderators)
9:55-10:15
Break
 10:15-10:20 Introduction
Lee Graham
 10:20-10:40 Complications
Rupa Mukherjee, MD
10:40-11:00  Endocrine Aspects, and Diabetes
Jessica Markowitz, PhD
 11:00-11:20 Pediatric Presentation
Dascha Weir, MD
 11:20-11:40 Non-Dietary Treatments
Ciaran Kelly, MD
 11:40-12:00 Panel Discussion
Alan Leichtner, MD
Anna Sapone, MD
(Moderators)
 12:00-1:00 Lunch
 1:30-2:45 First Afternoon Workshop Sessions: Nurses and Registered Dieticians
  1. Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet: What Foods are Right for Me?
Karen Warman, RD
Laurie Higgins, RD
  2. The Psychosocial Impact and Challenges of Celiac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet
Jessica George, PhD, NCSP
Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH
Lauren Komack, LICSW
  3. Everything but the Gluten-Free Kitchen Sink:
Addressing your Concerns About Labeling, Confusing Ingredients and the Gluten Content of Food
Pam Cureton, RD
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
  4. The Use of Mind-Body Medicine in Patients with Celiac Disease, Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Mark Salvatore, MD

and

Gastrointestinal Health beyond the Gluten-Free Diet
Jaqueline Wolf, MD
  5. Quality of Life: Issues and Solutions
Anne Lee, EdD, RD
  6. Going Gluten-Free: Off to a Fresh Start
Christy Moran, MS, RD, LDN
2:45-3:00  Break
 3:00-4:15 Second Afternoon Workshop Sessions
  1. Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet: What Foods are Right for Me?
Karen Warman, RD
Laurie Higgins, RD
  2. The Psychosocial Impact and Challenges of Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet
Jessica George, PhD, NCSP
Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH
Lauren Komack, LICSW
 
  3. Everything but the Gluten-Free Kitchen Sink:
Addressing Your Concerns About Labeling, Confusing Ingredients and the Gluten Content of Food
Pam Cureton, RD
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
 
  4. The Use of Mind-Body Medicine in Patients with Celiac Disease, Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Mark Salvatore, MD

and 

Gastrointestinal Health Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet
Jacqueline Wolf, MD
  5. Quality of Life: Issues and Solutions
Anne Lee, EdD, RD
  6. Going Gluten-Free: Off to a Fresh Start
Tracie A. Clarke, MS, RD, LDN

Presentations

Presentation of Celiac Disease
Alessio Fasano, MD

Diagnosis and Whom to Screen
Maureen Leonard, MD

Key Note Speaker:
Epidemiology and Spectrum of Gluten-Related Disorders
Sheila Crowe, MD

Nutritional Management of the Gluten-Free Diet
Melinda Dennis, MS, RD

Complications
Rupa Mukherjee, MD

Endocrine Aspects and Diabetes 
Jessica Markowitz, PhD

Pediatric Presentation
Dascha Weir, MD

Non-Dietary Treatments
Ciaran Kelly, MD

Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet: What Foods Are Right for Me?
Karen Warman, RD and Laurie Higgins, RD

The Psychosocial Impact and Challenges of Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet
Jessica George, PhD, NCSP; Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH; Lauren Komack, LICSW

Everything but the Gluten-Free Kitchen Sink: Addressing your concerns about labeling, confusing ingredients, and the gluten content of food 
Pam Cureton, RD and Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
Part I
Part II

The Use of Mind Body Medicine in Patients with Celiac Disease, Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Mark Salvatore, MD

Gastrointestinal Health Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet
Jacqueline Wolf, MD

Quality of Life: Issues and Solutions
Anne Lee, EdD, RD

Going Gluten-Free: Off to a Fresh Start
Tracie A. Clarke, MS, RD, LDN

Disclosure Statement