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Research Conference 2016

Our Research Conference 2016 was a two day event, 9 - 10 March, at the Royal College of Physicians, London. The first day provided an update on research in coeliac disease and the second day focused on research which supports or directly underpins the Charity's strategic aims around diagnosis and management of the condition.

For the second year we had a call for abstracts with a £500 prize for the best poster. The winning abstract, ‘Does restriction of gluten-free prescription foods affect people with coeliac disease?’ was submitted by Dr Matthew Kurien, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. Sam Martin, University of Warwick, won the prize for the highly commended abstract 'Visualising the self care of coeliac disease'. 

Our annual Research Conference is an event we organise for healthcare professionals and researchers working in the field of coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis, to provide them with the opportunity for continuing professional development and to share their experiences of working in practice.

Both conference days were approved by The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 4 category 1 (external) CPD credits and supported by the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology. The British Dietetic Association, Centre for Education and Development endorsed the educational content of the learning activity.

We filmed the event to extend its reach to those healthcare professionals and researchers who were unsuccessful in securing a place at the conference and for our Members who also like to be kept informed of research into coeliac disease. Videos of the presentations will be available soon.

Day one: Coeliac disease; current controversies and advances

Day two: Diagnosis and management of coeliac disease - time for reflection

Thank you to our sponsors Casillo Group, Cereal Partners Worldwide, ImmusanT, Provena, Thermo Fisher, Glutafin and Juvela.

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