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Events and Training - Summer 2015

Training opportunities

BDA Courses on the management of coeliac disease

BDA logoCoeliac UK has developed a post registration course for dietitians providing an overview of the management of coeliac disease and the gluten-free diet that is accredited by the British Dietetic Association. A number of successful courses have been held in the past four years.

The next course is; 17 September 2015, Perth, Scotland

For more information visit the BDA website.

Access the new joint British Dietetic Association and Coeliac UK short course

With the launch of the Coeliac UK campaign, 'Is it coeliac disease?' which aims to make a step change in diagnosis rates of coeliac disease across the UK, Coeliac UK has worked with the British Dietetic Association in developing an online short course 'Coeliac disease: Getting the diagnosis right'. 

We would encourage all dietitians to complete the course, which looks at current research and evidence based guidelines to support recognition and assessment of coeliac disease and to support your patients in getting the right diagnosis.

We realise it is not always possible to attend full day courses. We want to support training of dietitians in a number of ways and to develop this area of bite size learning. Moving forward we will be working with the British Dietetic Association in developing further short courses on coeliac disease to support dietetic training.

Please get in touch if there are key topics within coeliac disease you would like covered in a short course.

Food Standards Agency online training course

Keep up-to-date with current food labelling legislation, to help you in supporting your patients with coeliac disease, by completing the Food Standards Agency online training.

Access the course on the FSA website


7th Annual Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium

This symposium is being held on 18 September at the Holiday Inn, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield. Dr Imran Aziz, Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield will be presenting on raised Intraepithelial lymphocytes and antibody negative villous atrophy.

More information is available at the British Society of Gastroenterology website.

Gastro 2015

The World Gastroenterology Organisation and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia are holding a meeting on 28 September to 2 October in Brisbane, Australia.

The five day event provides an overview of the latest information, research and practices in gastroenterology, endoscopy, surgery and hepatology and includes a number of sessions on coeliac disease.

Further information is available on the Gastro 2015 website.

Academy for Paediatric Gastroenterology study day

The Academy for Paediatric Gastroenterology are holding a coeliac disease study day on 15 October at the UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London.

Further information is available on the APG website.

United European Gastroenterology Week

UEG Week is being held on 24 to 28 October at the Gran Via, Barcelona.

The week presents latest research findings in gastroenterology and includes a number of symposiums updating on what is new in coeliac disease.

The first symposium looks at;

  • pitfalls in case finding and diagnosis of coeliac disease
  • serological testing without biopsy
  • and asks the question ‘Do paediatricians and gastroenterologists follow guidelines?.

A further symposium discusses;

  • environmental factors in coeliac disease
  • those at risk to those with clinical manifestations
  • complications of coeliac disease including Refractory Coeliac Disease and bone health
  • new treatment options.

More information is available at the UEG website.


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