For immediate release November 18, 2011
A Focus on Physician Education and Awareness
The Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) was proud to present at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department Grand Rounds on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
CSA Coordinator of Nutrition Programs Shelly Asplin, MA, RD, LMNT, and Communications Coordinator Megan Ringenberg presented “Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: A Primary Care Perspective.” The physicians and residents then participated in a question and answer period with Executive Director Mary Schluckebier.
The presentation focused on Ringenberg’s personal diagnosis story, followed by detailed information on the current testing protocol, an overview of symptoms and associated conditions, as well as discussion of the gluten-free diet and self-management. Future pharmaceutical therapies and the outlook of the gluten-free marketplace were also discussed.
Physician awareness about celiac disease is essential for timely diagnosis. Ringenberg noted, “Physicians appreciate the specific knowledge CSA can share about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Building relationships with medical centers helps foster a continued environment of positive outcomes for celiacs and the medical community as a whole.”
Speaker services are available nationwide, please contact CSA for more information about arranging a presentation.
Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) represents the voices of more than 9,000 gluten-free consumers, consumer product companies and health professionals in the United States and around the globe. CSA, a non-profit organization with a focus on what is best for the health and wellness of those with celiac disease and gluten-induced sensitivities, has enhanced the quality of life for millions of people living free of gluten. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska and founded in 1978, CSA advocates on behalf of a diverse membership.
CSA is a trusted source of information about the gluten-free products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. In keeping with its founding principles, CSA amplifies members’ efforts for good health by encouraging quality nutrition, responsible business practices, scientific research, education, testing and outreach. Public health and food labeling policy solutions continue to develop through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders. Contact us through www.csaceliacs.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.