Online registration is extended to Friday, March 25!
There are still openings for celiac disease screening at the Celiac Disease Center Family Screening Fair. Register online at http://www.celiacdis...inereg/home.php
Details about the family screening are below:
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2005
Location: Columbia University
701 West 168th Street,
New York, NY
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6 + years of age
You must be on a regular gluten containing diet for at least 60 days before testing
You must have a first or second-degree that has been diagnosed with celiac disease
Because celiac disease is hereditary, family members--particularly first-degree relatives--of people who have been diagnosed should be tested for the disease. About 10 percent of an affected person's first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, or children) will also have the disease. The longer a person goes undiagnosed and untreated, the greater the chance of developing malnutrition and other complications.
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 25 TO PARTICIPATE. The cost is $25 per person and includes screening, test results, educational sessions and activities as outlined below. Register early--the screening slots will fill quickly!
Everyone attending the fair must register online and pay $25 whether or not they are participating in the blood screening portion of the fair.
An agenda is attached for your review. There is additional information online at www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu
Contact: Cynthia Beckman, Director of Development, Celiac Disease Center