Celiac Preceptorship Program

Chicago, IL US
December 1, 2016 to December 2, 2016
This course is an intensive, hands-on training focusing on celiac disease. During their training, participants will be exposed to a balanced mixture of formal lectures, case presentations, interactive discussions with faculty, review of pathology slides. They will also participate in clinic visits with actual patients. The overall goal of this full immersion is to provide the participants with the capability of properly suspecting and accurately diagnosing and treating all cases of celiac disease, regardless of types of presentations and age.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other health care professionals interested in the identification and treatment of celiac disease.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • List indications in a patient that could lead to a diagnosis of celiac;
  • Describe how to appropriately screen for celiac disease using the correct antibody tests;
  • State the steps involved in making an accurate diagnosis including proper interpretation of antibody screening, endoscopy with biopsy, and appropriate use of genetic testing;
  • Recall which conditions put individuals at increased risk for developing celiac disease;
  • Determine when to screen patients at risk for celiac disease;
  • Describe how to test for and treat gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance;
  • Discuss several of the most recent celiac disease research studies and their prospects
  • Identify the circumstances under which a patient should be referred by a physician to a dietician and by a dietician to a physician.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Diane McKiernan
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon Celiac Preceptorship Program Agenda215.87 KB
Available credit: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 Participation
Event starts: 
12/01/2016 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
12/02/2016 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Gordon Center for Integrative Science
929 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
  Stefano Guandalini, MD
  Professor of Pediatrics
  University of Chicago
  Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  University of Chicago Children’s Hospital
  Founder and Medical Director
                          The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
  Carol Shilson
  Executive Director
  University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.


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