“The Intersection of Neurology and Celiac Disease”
A range of neurological and neuropsychological features have been associated with celiac disease, including headaches, ataxia (coordination problems), peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling or pain from nerve damage), cognitive challenges and “brain fog,” to name a few. Samuel Frank, MD, a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and associate professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Benny Kerzner, MD, medical director of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital, will lead the discussion. Attendees will learn about the connection between our nervous system and celiac disease in pediatric and adult patients, as well as non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A.
Lee Graham, executive director of the NCA, will introduce the webinar and Alan Leichtner, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist in the Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Celiac Disease Program and Chief Education Officer and Director of the Department of Education at BCH, will moderate the session. Please submit general questions below or during the webinar on the Zoom platform.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.25 CEU for Registered Dietitians (pending). CEU certificates will be sent to participants via email after completion of webinar.