Monday, August 31, 2009

Celiac Conference at duPont Hospital for Children

The Children’s Celiac Center at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware will be hosting its 4th Annual Celiac Conference on Saturday, September 26.

The event, to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 3rd-floor lecture hall of the hospital, is open to all children and families with an interest in celiac disease. (Child care will be available in the Child Activity Center during the lecture portion of the conference.) After the discussion, attendees will be able sample gluten-free products from vendors (Sweet Christine's and Pamela's Products among them) and socialize with others with celiac disease.

Guest speakers this year will be Ivor D. Hill, M.D., a world-renowned expert in celiac disease, and Pam Cureton, R.D., a registered dietician. Dr. Hill, a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Bowman-Gray University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is an author of the pediatric celiac disease guideline published in 2005. He led the celiac disease working group at the last two sessions of the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Ms. Cureton is a registered dietician at the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland. She has served as nutritional adviser of celiac support groups since 1993 and is actively involved in the celiac clinics at the University. She is the co-author of the popular “Gluten-Free Diet Guide for Families” and has spoken nationally to medical professionals and support groups across the United States and Europe.

For more information or to RSVP to this free event, call Julann Fasy at (302) 651-5928 or email jfasy[at]nemours[dot]org or minnes[at]nemours[dot]org.
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