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Stories Beyond Celiac
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST
Through conversations with our community both on social media and in person, we learned that many people feel alone or misunderstood because of their celiac disease. And when 83% of our community remains undiagnosed, it might be easy to think that we’re in it alone.
But, together, we can change this. If we want a better future for ourselves, our children and our families, as well those not yet diagnosed, we can't feel ashamed about the diagnosis. Instead, we can use that energy and our frustrations to speak up and share our experiences and feelings, an important step in not being defined by this disease.
Last month, Beyond Celiac changed its name from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). We did this to keep up with the evolving field of celiac disease and to show that our community is more than just the gluten-free diet. We imagine a future with better treatment, a faster diagnosis and a cure for celiac disease. But we can’t do it without you.
Join Beyond Celiac for our first webinar in 2016 as we bring together patients and experts to share the realities of living with celiac disease and their hopes and dreams for the future. Together, we are Beyond Celiac.
Thanks to Crunchmaster for sponsoring this webinar!
About the Panelists
Christina Gentile, Psy.D., member of the Beyond Celiac 2015 Patient and Family Advisory Council
Christina Gentile, Psy.D., completed her Health Psychology Fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2015. Diagnosed with celiac disease 12 years ago, Christina has a special interest in topics such as GI disorders, health promotion, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. She also has extensive experience in the fields of oncology, eating disorders, and nutrition and dietetics.
Jessica Edwards George, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Department of Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology
Dr. Edwards George, who is diagnosed with celiac disease, is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist who specializes in pediatric psychology, specifically children and families with gastrointestinal illnesses, food allergies, and internalizing disorders.
Dr. Edwards George’s primary research interests lie broadly in the areas of dietary adherence and psychological and behavioral correlates of adherence to medically necessary dietary regimens in pediatric populations, such as children with gastrointestinal disorders and food allergies.
Christina Tennyson, MD, Mount Sinai Doctors-Brooklyn Heights Medical Group
Dr. Tennyson is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. She is an expert in the treatment of celiac disease.
Prior to joining the Mount Sinai Doctors-Brooklyn Heights Medical Group in May 2013, Dr. Tennyson was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons since 2008. She worked at the Columbia University Celiac Disease Center and was involved in patient care, clinical research, and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.
In addition to celiac disease, Dr. Tennyson’s other areas of expertise include colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, diarrhea, nutrition, malabsorption, small bowel diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. She is certified by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
She received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and performed both internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tennyson completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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