Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Gluten in Medications: Free Online Seminar

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) plans a free online seminar on Gluten in Medications from 11:30am-1:00pm EST on Friday, September 12, 2008. You can register for it here. [Update: Try this for registration.]

The NFCA's Vanessa Maltin writes
On Friday, September 12, Stop & Shop, in collaboration with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, will host a Gluten in Medications Education Session, sponsored by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Attend this FREE, live session and learn everything you need to know about gluten in medications! All you need is a phone line, Internet connection and computer! If you're reading this, I'm guessing you have all three!

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The program will focus on educating pharmacists, other medical professionals (physicians, nurses, and dietitians) and the public about celiac disease, the issues of gluten in medication, and how celiac disease may affect normal absorption of both prescription and non-prescription drugs.

Who should attend: Pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems, community pharmacies, chain and grocery stores pharmacies; as well as pharmaceutical company representatives, national pharmacy organizations, medical professionals, and others interested in learning more about this topic. This means all of you out there with celiac!

Learning objectives: Upon completion of the CE program, attendees will be able to: define celiac disease and its pathophysiology; articulate the suspected incidence of celiac disease; List signs and symptoms; describe potential sources of gluten in medication; identify reactions celiac patients may have from drugs; describe current United States and International guidelines for labeling; and discuss ways that pharmacists and pharmaceutical manufacturers can help patients with celiac disease use medicines safely.

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Session Speakers:

Alice Bast, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Executive Director

What is Celiac Disease?

Daniel Leffler, M.D., Director of Clinical Research, The Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Gluten in Medication & When is Gluten-Free Really Gluten-Free?
Priti N. Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Professor, St. Johns University College of Pharmacy

Excipients & Stakeholders
Gerry McEvoy, Pharm.D., ASHP Vice President, Drug Information

Parallels with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act & What You Can Do to Help Celiac Patients

Vanessa Maltin, Director of Programming & Communications, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

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