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Educating doctors about celiac disease

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and registered dietitian. She also trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her practice is located in Napa, CA. 1100 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 927-5622 Office Dr. Burkhart reports on her trip to participate in the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s Preceptorship Program, an on-site, intensive, 2-day training course for medical professionals. A Happy New Year to everyone! The holidays are winding down and 2013 is off to a sunny start here in California. It was an equally beautiful, albeit colder climate, a few weeks ago in Chicago when I had the pleasure of participating in the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Preceptorship Program. The program is a yearly event coordinated by the center’s founder and director, Stefano Guandalini, MD, and his staff. Dr. Guandalini is one of the world’s leading experts in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. He started the preceptorship seven years ago to educate and update physicians and other health care professionals on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Approximately 40 medical professionals, including physicians, nurses and dietitians, were chosen from a larger pool of applicants to participate. The rising level of interest in the program is a positive sign that the American medical community is motivated to...

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Statement on Arsenic in Rice

Updated articles on arsenic in the gluten-free diet: Special Report on Arsenic in Rice Questions and answers for the celiac disease and gluten sensitivity community Luis Espino, Ph.D., Rice Farm Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension responds to concerns from the celiac community about arsenic in rice. Dr. Espino kindly provided this information in response to questions asked by Ellen Switkes, former leader of the Oakland Celiac Support Group. Edited with the permission of Dr. Espino and Ellen Switkes by Jennifer Iscol, president of the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California. The Consumer Reports article published online for...

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NorCal Gluten-Free Alliance

NorCal Gluten-Free Alliance is an informal networking group for leaders in the gluten-free community in Northern California. Members include: 1. Nonprofit support group leaders (independent support groups and those affiliated with one of the four national celiac disease and gluten sensitivity nonprofit foundations) and partners at other nonprofits 2. Owners and managers of businesses serving the gluten-free community (restaurants and food manufacturing) 3. Bloggers and authors writing primarily about gluten-free topics 4. Members of the media with an interest in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity 5. Medical professionals (MDs and RDs) with an interest in celiac disease and non-celiac...

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Events Archive

Events Archive For upcoming events, please see the Events Calendar and join our list on any page of this website. 2019 November 16-17, 2019 – Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California provided a booth with information and educational materials, with medical questions addressed by volunteer Neha Shah, MPH, RD, at the Nourished Festival in San Mateo, CA. July 21-27, 2019 – Administered two sessions of overnight summer camp for over 200 children with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity at Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo, in its thirteenth year, in partnership with The Taylor Family Foundation. January-March 2019 – Guided student project to survey...

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Media Media Inquiries: Jennifer Iscol Interviews and press releases: [Medical education and public awareness events are posted separately.] May 22, 2019 – Board member Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, interviewed on Doctor Radio, Sirius XM Channel 110 to discuss Celiac Disease in honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month May 16, 2019 – Board president Jennifer Iscol and family interviewed for Ensia article featuring a celiac study she facilitates for Dr. Alessio Fasano of Massachusetts General Hospital for Children:  “What Three Generations of California Families Can Tell us About the Links Between Our Health and Our Environment” April 23, 2019 – Board member Amy Burkhart,...

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