Celiac Education Day 2020 Recap

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volunteers at hospital event for celiac disease On Sunday, March 1, 2020, the Center for Celiac Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) held its fifteenth annual Celiac Education Day. More than 300 children and families attended the event, both in-person and online.

Attendees participated in evidence-based lectures from industry-leading experts within the field and for fun activities dedicated to children, who were provided the opportunity to attend interactive age-specific sessions and participated in “learn through play” with CHOP child life specialists.

parents attending lecture for celiac disease Families were educated about the clinical implications of celiac disease, the importance of adhering to a gluten-free diet, and the future of therapeutic treatments. A pediatric patient panel discussion took place to educate children and their families about celiac disease throughout childhood. There were also focused seminars for adolescents and adults on how to manage a gluten-free diet while in college, traveling abroad, and while on a budget.

For 15 years, the Celiac Center has provided children and caregivers with this one-day, state-of-the-art multidisciplinary education program. A tremendous success, CHOP would like to thank the organizers, speakers and volunteers for their amazing effort and participation. We can’t wait to doing again next year!

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (267) 258-6735 or mccool@chop.edu