North Texas GIG to Host Dr. Guandalini

If you are in north Texas tomorrow, head over to the Richland Hills Church of Christ to hear Dr. Stefano Guandalini speak to the North Texas Gluten Intolerance Group!

Date: Saturday, October 3, 10AM

Place: Richland Hills Church of Christ, 6300 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills, 76182 (for directions and map to the church, click here)

We will be pleased to host Dr. Stefano Guandalini who is very well known in the medical field of celiac disease. Dr. Guandalini is currently the Section Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and is the Director, University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. He is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease and is also known for his expertise in the research and treatment of other diarrheal diseases in children. Dr. Guandalini’s clinic and research efforts have greatly influenced the way celiac disease is diagnosed and treated today. His work contributed to the revision of a 20-year-old guidelines for celiac disease diagnosis. These guidelines are now used worldwide for the diagnosis of celiac disease in both children and adults.

Dr. Guandalini created the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center in response to the low rate of celiac disease detection in the United States. The innovative program is dedicated to patient care services, re-search activities, medical education, and public awareness initiatives in order to increase the rate of celiac diagnosis and improve the lives of celiac patients. The Celiac Disease Center serves patients of all ages.

He is current president of the Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. He was selected from a worldwide pool of candidates to be the first president of this federation. He began his career at the University of Messina, Italy, continuing on to the University of Naples and then to the University of Chicago. He is a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterolgy and Nutrition (JPGN) on position papers by ESPGHAN and Editor in Chief, International Seminars in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Guandalini will have a question/answer session after his presentation.

Feel free to bring a gluten free home-baked item to share with the group.  IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We will NOT be conducting our Celiac 101 Class at the October 3rd meeting.  Our teachers want to attend Dr. Guandalini’s talk also.  We also ask that young children not attend this meeting so our speaker will have an undisturbed platform.  We encourage all medical personnel in the DFW area to attend his presentation.

Those of you who are comfortable with GF baking, please bring something to share with others.  We would like to see a lot of dishes to serve guests and regular attendees so help us out and bring something and please come early to get a good seat.

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