Educational Webinars

Upcoming Webinars: 

SSCD College Summit
Thursday April 4th, 2024 at 7:00pm ET

Join the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease, along with speakers from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, Boston Children's Hospital, MetroHealth, the Celiac Disease Foundation, and Schar USA for the annual SSCD College Summit. This program is designed for high school seniors and current college students diagnosed with celiac disease to learn about managing celiac disease and the gluten-free diet in the college environment. The webinar will address the following topics:
  • Transition to college with celiac disease 
  • Medical management of celiac disease in the college setting 
  • How your health care team can support you in college
  • Reasonable accommodations for celiac disease in college
  • Accessing gluten-free food on a college campus
  • Stocking your dorm room with gluten-free food 
  • Working with the Office of Disability Services  
  • Navigating Challenging Situations 
All students who attend the program will be eligible to apply for a $1,500 college scholarship from Schar. The student (not a parent) must attend the live webinar to access the application. One scholarship will be offered at the end of the webinar.

Under Represented Populations in Celiac Disease

Recorded February 7, 2024
On Wednesday February 7, 2024, the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (SSCD) held its first quarterly webinar of 2024 for members to learn about “Under Represented Populations in Celiac Disease.”  The webinar featured three incredible speakers,  Dr. Javier Villafuerte-Gálvez from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Amanda Cartee from the University of Alabama Hospital Center, and Dr. Haley Zylberberg from Columbia University Medical Center Hospital.  The presentations were followed by a Q&A and discussion about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs in the celiac disease community. Finally, a new grant sponsored by the Celiac Disease Foundation was announced.

Key takeaways from the presentations included:  
  • When addressing disparities in celiac disease diagnosis, management, and treatment, it is important to consider the existence of profound knowledge gaps, different eating habits (preferences and cultures), and language barriers. 
  • There may be a gap in testing, diagnosis, and healthcare access among underrepresented and underdiagnosed populations. 
  • By addressing these challenges, we can better support individuals living with celiac disease and ensure they have access to the resources and information they need to manage their condition effectively. 
Watch the full webinar video below: 

 


Best of the International Celiac Disease Symposium

Recorded November 2022
Join your colleagues from the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease for a look at best-of new findings from the 2022 International Celiac Disease Symposium. Our speakers will dive into the latest updates on celiac disease diagnosis, management, and emerging therapies for this autoimmune disease.

Panelists include: 
  • Amelie Therrien, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Jessica Lebovits, RD, CDN, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
 


Food Insecurity in Celiac Disease: Implementation of a Clinical Screening Program and Impact on GF Dietary Adherence

Recorded September 2022
Food insecurity impacts approximately 25% of patients with celiac disease. Given the extraordinarily high cost of gluten-free foods, food insecurity may pose a health risk by increasing the likelihood of intentional gluten ingestion. During this highly interactive webinar, our panelist will lead attendees through a case presentation, breakout exercises, and discussion about how providers can best support patients with celiac disease facing food insecurity.

Panelists Include:
  • Dr. Julia M. Bracken, Children's Mercy Kansas City
  • Vanessa Weisbrod, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Nan Du, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Sharon Weston, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Dawn Adams, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Ines Pinto-Sanchez, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences


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The SSCD is a dynamic alliance of healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing treatment for celiac disease and driving innovative solutions forward to improve patient quality of life.