Celiac disease preceptorship program Dec. 4 and 5 at Celiac Disease Center

June 4, 2008

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is seeking applications for its 3rd Annual Celiac Disease Preceptorship Program, to be held Dec. 4 and 5, 2008. This two-day, intensive course on diagnosis and treatment for the world’s most common genetic autoimmune disease is the only one of its kind in the nation. Applications will be accepted from doctors, nurse practitioners and registered dietitians through Oct. 1, 2008, at www.celiacdisease.net/preceptorship-program.

This course, offered free of charge to selected candidates, will cover the latest advances in research through formal lectures from the University of Chicago Medical Center’s world-renowned team of experts on celiac disease. Participants also will have a chance to observe as the team sees patients, presents complex cases and dispels some of the many myths around the disease and its treatment.

"Until recently, the medical community was terribly mis-educated about this highly prevalent and complex disease," said Stefano Guandalini, MD, founder and medical director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. "This is a fantastic opportunity to share the most accurate and up-to-date information in a hands-on setting."

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is dedicated to raising awareness and diagnosis rates of celiac disease and providing critical care to the newly diagnosed, nationwide through research, education and advocacy. For more information please visit www.celiacdisease.net

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