The National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference on Celiac Disease will be held from June 28~30, 2004 in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, Medical Director of the Center For Celiac Research at the University of Maryland says "This conference is an historical achievement for the Celiac community, since it represents the official recognition of Celiac Disease as a health problem that deserves the attention of the highest governmental scientific authority."
This conference will be the most comprehensive medical conference on Celiac Disease in the U.S. since the 9th International Symposium in Baltimore in 2000. Specifically, the conference will address the following key questions: * How is celiac disease diagnosed? * How prevalent is celiac disease? * What are the manifestations and long-term consequences of celiac disease? * Who should be tested for celiac disease? * What is the management of celiac disease? * What are the recommendations for future research on celiac disease and related conditions?
Celiac experts from the U.S. and abroad have been invited to present the latest data. The agenda of speakers and schedule has not yet been posted to the NIH's website, but should be in a few weeks and believe me - it's impressive. You may find additional information and register for the Conference by going to their website at : http://consensus.nih.gov/cons/118/celiacbackground.html .
There is NO COST to attend the Conference - but you MUST REGISTER by June 1, 2004.