Free Screening Event: Get Your Family Members Tested for Celiac Disease
Beyond Celiac is excited to announce that we have partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Dr. Schar USA Inc. to award Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a $20,000 grant to help support a one-day family screening event on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
The special event will provide free blood tests for 300 biological relatives of patients diagnosed with celiac disease.
The event is open only to adults who:
Adults who have previously been tested for the celiac disease genes and know that they do not carry the HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 genes are not eligible to participate in this event. (While not everyone with these genes will go on to develop celiac disease, only a person with these genes is at-risk for celiac disease.)
We invite people in the Winston-Salem, NC area to get involved. You can learn more about the event, including how to register, at www.BrennerChildrens.org/SeriouslyCeliac.
Throughout the day, a panel of experts will be available to answer questions about celiac disease, including:
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2311 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons, North Carolina 27012
You can also learn more about this unique collaboration, including our long-term research goals, here.
Questions should be directed to Kristin Voorhees, MA, Director of Healthcare Initiatives:
Note: Beyond Celiac provides information on gluten-free events as a service to the community. Please note that Beyond Celiac cannot assure the event participant or restaurant patron of the gluten-free practices or knowledge of the restaurants cited if they have not completed the Beyond Celiac GREAT Kitchens program, which provides accredited gluten-free training to restaurants and other foodservice providers. Please call the venue directly to learn more about their preparation processes.