Celiac disease is a hereditary multi-system autoimmune disorder that affects 1% of the population. Although celiac disease is common, 95% remain undiagnosed due to a lack of familiarity with modern diagnostic algorithms among the healthcare community.
Left undiagnosed and untreated, celiac disease can result in further complications, including osteoporosis, infertility and malignancies. Untreated patients also have increased mortality and a decreased quality of life. A life-long gluten-free diet is the only treatment.
Celiac CME Central offers several accredited continuing education activities for healthcare providers to support the identification, diagnosis, and management of people with celiac disease. Primary Care CME is intended for the internist or general practitioner, while the Multi-Disciplinary Medical Education modules are tailored for other clinical providers.
Primary care providers can choose from two different formats to learn about celiac disease. The first is a multimedia, web-based program that includes presentations by distinguished faculty from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic, and USC Keck School of Medicine, as well as access to comprehensive online resources. The second is a newsletter containing recommendations from the distinguished faculty. The newsletter, in a PDF file format, can be widely distributed by healthcare organizations and interested parties.