Our 2020 Washington D.C. Gluten-Free Education Day is going to look a little bit different this year! Please join the Celiac Disease Program at Children's National Hospital and the Global Autoimmune Institute for a virtual education experience featuring speakers from around the United States sharing the latest research and knowledge about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
9:30am-10:30am - Contaminate This! Take a look inside a lab that tests food for gluten contamination and learn how much gluten it really takes to cross the 20ppm threshold. Luke Emerson from Bia Diagnositcs in Vermont will join us to demonstrate the food testing process from start to finish. This is a rare opportunity to see a real, live lab testing for gluten in food.
11:00am-12:00pm - Creating a Cure! Learn about the latest drug developments and the future of treatments for celiac disease. You'll hear from Dr. Ciaran Kelly (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Dr. Dan Leffler (Takeda Pharmaceuticals), and Dr. Francisco Leon (Prevention Bio) about multiple medications being tested as a treatment for celiac disease. Then, Dr. Jocelyn Silvester from Boston Children's Hospital will discuss getting involved in clinical trials and how these medications may change the daily lives of celiac patients.
1:00pm-2:00pm - Advocating on Capital Hill and Beyond. Every disease needs funding for research and a voice in Washington, D.C. Join Celiac Disease Foundation CEO Marilyn Geller for a session to learn how patients and families can become advocates for celiac disease in their hometowns and nationally.
2:30pm-3:30pm - Inside Our Guts! Go inside the Operating Room and learn about what happens during an endoscopy. What do villi look like? How do doctors know you have celiac? What do the slides look like that pathologists review? What happens to your gut as you stick to the gluten-free diet? What does the future of celiac diagnosis look like?