UPMC Offers Celiac Disease Patient Education Program
: Patients and their loved ones are invited to learn about celiac diagnosis and disease management in the new Celiac Disease Center, part of the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center
. Special lectures will address disease manifestations of the skin as well as nutrition pointers.
WHY: Approximately 3 million people in the U.S. have celiac disease, a condition that creates inflammation and damages the lining of the small intestine. This prevents absorbing components of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye and possibly oats.
WHO: Lectures by and discussions with:
- Marc B. Schwartz, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and gastroenterologist, UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
- Lisa M. Grandinetti, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology and dermatology residency program director, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and dermatologist, UPMC Gastrointestinal Dermatology Clinic
- Mark A. Dinga, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N., registered dietician, food and nutrition services, outpatient nutrition services, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 26
All are welcome to attend this free program, but registration is required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 412-578-9518.
WHERE: Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Room, Ground Floor, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15232.