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Gluten Related Disorders:
Facts and Fallacies



Please review the following information, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Enter the Webinar" link. This 76-minute webinar was recorded live on June 5, 2013.

Please join NASPGHAN and the NASPGHAN Foundation for a CME webinar on the latest scientific information regarding Gluten Related Disorders: Facts and Fallacies.

This program is in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Release Date: June 5th, 2013
Expiration Date: December 31, 2016
©2013 NASPGHAN and NASPGHAN Foundation

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Quest Diagnostics.



Alessio Fasano, MD
Visiting Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Director, Center for Celiac Research
Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts



Pam Cureton, RD, LDN
Center for Celiac Research Growth and Nutrition Clinic
737 W. Lombard Street Room 165
Baltimore, Maryland


Ivor D Hill, MB, ChB, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Section Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio


Stefano Guandalini, MD
Professor and Chief
Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Chicago
Founder and Medical Director, Celiac Disease Center
Chicago, Illinois


Joseph Levy, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York



Sandeep K. Gupta, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Medicine Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Indianapolis, Indiana



Michael deCastro Cabana, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics
Director, General Pediatrics Fellowship Program
Professor, Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, California



Celiac Disease (CD) is probably the most common genetically predisposed condition known to affect mankind. Epidemiological data from the USA indicate there could be as many as 3 million people with CD in this country.

Several clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of CD are currently available to the practicing clinician. In general there is consensus among these various guidelines on which serological tests should be used for screening purposes with some difference of opinion on who should be tested.

There is a growing fad to eliminate gluten from one’s diet along with a growing market offering gluten-free products. The massive growing consumer trend focuses on gluten sensitivity that needs to be addressed by the medical community prior to educating the public. As consumers visit their doctors to discuss their sensitivity to gluten with many not presenting with symptoms, medical professionals need to be prepared and knowledgeable about who and how to diagnose and manage these patients.

There is a clear need for educating health care professionals on the prevalence of Celiac Disease (CD) and the highly variable clinical manifestations of CD and other forms of gluten related disorders, including non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy.

There is a clear need for educating the public about CD, its symptoms, genetic predisposition, long term health consequences, and how to distingush it from other forms of gluten related disorders.

This webinar will help learners implement optimal strategies into their clinical practice related to the symptoms and differentiation between the three forms of gluten related disorders, diagnosis, and how the gluten free diet may differ among the three forms of gluten related disorders.


This activity is designed for pediatric and adult gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, trainees, dieticians, and other health care professionals who are involved in the care of patients with gluten related disorders.

Identify clinical, epidemiological, and diagnostic characteristics of celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity.

Choose the most cost effective means of testing for gluten related disorders.

List similarities and differences in implementing a gluten free diet for the three different forms of gluten-related disorders.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the NASPGHAN Foundation. NASPGHAN is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


NASPGHAN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Completion of this CME activity involves the viewing of the slide set completing the activity posttest with a 60% minimum passing score and evaluation questions.


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