JillsList.com Hosts Gluten-Free Educational Event For Patients and Practitioners
Ambler, PA (April 25th, 2011) – The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is excited to announce that Jill’s List (www.jillslist.com), a web-based healthcare community for patients and practitioners with a special focus on comprehensive medicine, will host an interactive online event on the topics of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
“Should You Be Gluten-Free” will take place Wednesday, May 11th 2011 from 1-2pm EST.
Join expert panelists Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times Best Selling Author and family physician; NFCA Founder and President, Alice Bast; and Jill Brack, Founder of GLOW Gluten-Free Cookies for a live presentation and audience Q&A, moderated by Jill’s List CEO and Founder, Jill Shah.
Approximately 21 million Americans suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, conditions that can only be treated with a lifelong 100% gluten-free diet. This one of a kind event aims to educate both healthcare providers and patients alike, covering topics such as who really needs the gluten-free diet, how to recognize celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, what resources are available and more!
Patient Perspective Topics Include:
Practitioner Perspective Topics Include:
Mark Hyman said, “Given the number of people who are potentially undiagnosed and suffering from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, it is critical that practitioners learn how to identify, treat and diagnose these conditions. Additionally, I encourage patients to confidently discuss any concerns they have if they think that they might be suffering from gluten sensitivities.”
To register for the “Should You Be Gluten-Free” online event, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178379652214815
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About NFCA and CeliacCMECentral.com
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease in order to gain prompt and accurate diagnoses for those suffering, supporting the health and wellbeing of those with the disease, and facilitating research that will better understand the disorder and find a cure. Visit www.beyondceliac.orgfor information.
Defining, Diagnosing and Managing Celiac Diseaseis a free, comprehensive, on-line continuing education activity (1.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)from the NFCA for the primary care provider that presents current information and resources to improve recognition and care of the person with celiac disease. To access this activity and for full accreditation information please visit: http://www.CeliacCMECentral.com.
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