What patients and families need to know
Celiac disease: Is it time for mass screening?
John Snyder Memorial Lecture - Celiac Disease: Is it Time for Mass Screening Yet?
Know someone with Celiac Disease? Celiac Disease is present in at least 1% of the general population, and the incidence is rising. Failure to diagnose and treat celiac disease can lead to long-term complications. It is therefore a major public health problem that should be considered for mass screening. It will be important to understand the risk factors for celiac disease, how to interpret testing, and the issues surround screening in the general population.
Edwin Liu, MD
Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease
Director, Colorado Center for Celiac Disease
Associate Professor, Pediatrics Digestive Health Issues
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Attendees of this session will be able to:
- . Recognize the risk factors associated with celiac disease
- . Identify the role of antibodies and genes in predicting celiac disease
- . Describe the pros and cons of mass screening
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