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From the Experts: More Than Celiac Disease: Managing Multiple Autoimmune Conditions.
February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Managing celiac disease presents unique medical, emotional and social challenges; having more than one autoimmune disease in an individual or family requires additional coping skills. Join Dr. Edwin Liu, Director of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease, and Janis Arnold, MSW, LICSW, licensed social worker at Boston Children’s Hospital for a compelling session on science and social support. Dr. Liu will address the types of autoimmune diseases associated with celiac disease, recommendations for monitoring, and the role of gluten in the development of autoimmunity. Janis will talk about the social worker’s role on the medical care team, identify the developmental stages a patient goes through in adjusting to a chronic illness, and describe approaches and resources to assist in managing the psychosocial aspects.