17th Annual Celiac Education Day

Mar 6, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

Each year, the Celiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides children with celiac disease and their caregivers with a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary educational program. While the 2022 event will be virtual again this year, it will continue to provide high-quality presentations for families near and far! 

The 17th Annual Celiac Education Day is open to CHOP families who want to:

  • Hear evidence-based lectures about celiac disease, current research and potential new treatments from respected experts in the field
  • Learn how celiac disease presents across the lifespan – from early childhood through adolescence and early adulthood
  • Understand more about naturally gluten free food and the Mediterranean Diet
  • Learn how to safely eat gluten free in school, at restaurants and when traveling
  • Obtain the most up-to-date information on celiac disease and COVID-19
  • Hear from other kids with celiac disease about their real-life experiences

To register or learn more about this event, visit celiac-education-day-2022.eventbrite.com.

After you register, a link to join this event will be sent to your email. Please do not share the link with others.

*The deadline to register for this event is March 6, 2022.


Session I: 9-10:20 a.m.

Introduction and Welcome
“Celiac Disease: The Gluten Free Diet and Beyond”
Lisa Fahey, MD
Co-Director, CHOP Celiac Center; Pediatric Gastroenterologist

“Promoting Resilience and Coping with Change in Managing Celiac Disease”
Betsy Turner, PhD, MS
GI Psychologist

“Hot Topics in Celiac Disease”
Steven Fusillo, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist

“America’s Number One Diet: What the Mediterranean and Gluten Free Diets Have in Common”
Janel Steinhoff, RD
Celiac Dietitian

“Healthy Snack Time: Making Apple Nachos with Debby”
Debby Monaghan
Celiac Parent and Founder for Thriving Gluten Free

“Ask the Expert” Panel # 1
Betsy Turner, PhD, MS, Steven Fusillo, MD
Janel Steinhoff, RD, Debby Monaghan
Moderator: Arunjot Singh, MD

Session II: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

“Celiac Stories-Straight From Our Kids”
Video Montage of Patient Experiences

“Real Life Tips from Kids with Celiac!”
Patient Panel Discussion
Patricia Bierly, CRNP
Celiac Nurse Practitioner, Panel Moderator

“Navigating Celiac Disease in School and Advocating for your Child”
Georgia Pitsakis, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker

“Gluten Free Travel-On The Road with Celiac Disease”
Leslie Bari
Celiac Parent and Founder of Glutenfreefinds_pa

Session III: 11:40 a.m. -12:50 p.m.

“Hidden Gluten: Top 5 Surprising Sources”
Kara Feigenbaum, RD
Celiac Dietitian

“Healing Matters: Benefits of the Biopsy”
Arunjot Singh, MD, MPH
Co-Director, CHOP Celiac Center; Pediatric Gastroenterologist

“Ask the Expert” Panel # 2
Patricia Bierly, CRNP, Leslie Bari
Kara Feigenbaum, RD, Arunjot Singh, MD, MPH
Moderator: Steven Fusillo, MD

“Mindful Meditation”
Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS
Director of the Integrative Health Program; Pediatric Gastroenterologist

“Celiac Center Farewell”
Closing Remarks

Contact: CHOP Celiac Center

(215) 590-3076