Topic: "Celiac Disease: Immunology 101 and the Drug Development Process"
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT
Speaker: Francisco Leon, MD PhD, Vice President of Immunology Translational Medicine at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson; and Ken Kilgore, MS, PhD, Director of ImmunoPharmacology in the Immunology Therapeutic Area at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, and Executive of NFCA Scientific/Medical Advisory Council
With their only treatment found in the grocery aisle and not behind the pharmacist's counter, celiac disease patients have relied upon delicious gluten-free recipes and cooking tips to navigate their medically necessary diet. As research continues to prove the need for a non-dietary therapy and scientists move closer to developing a pharmaceutical treatment, it is important for patients to learn more about the field of immunology, a critical piece to the celiac disease puzzle but one that is often left out of the patient education, as well as understand the basics about the drug development and approval process.
Topic: "Shifting the Focus: Lessons Learned from the Physical & Emotional Well-Being of Gluten-Free Athletes"
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Time: 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT
Speaker: Dr. KC Wilder, Sports Performance Coach
As awareness of the gluten-free diet continues to spread, so too does the population of individuals gaining a benefit from this lifestyle. Athletes and other physically active people have reported improved endurance, performance results and mental clarity after going gluten-free, whether out of medical necessity or by choice. Join NFCA as Dr. KC Wilder, a Sports Performance Coach, applies the successes of gluten-free athletes to the gluten-free community at large through a discussion on ways to maintain both a healthy body and mind.
Topic: "GREAT U Special: Navigating the Gluten-Free Social Scene at College"
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT / 5:30 p.m. PDT
NFCA’s second Webinar of its special kid and teen series will identify how gluten-free college students can overcome any obstacle while away from home. An open discussion will provide attendees with tips on how to stay gluten-free in the dining hall, dating do’s and don’ts, preparing your “Celiac disease is…” elevator speech and more!
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Topic: "Kids Central Special: Packing the Gluten-Free School Lunchbox"
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT
Speaker: Garrett Berdan, RD, Chef
NFCA Kids Central community members will benefit from this back to school webinar designed to share suggestions and recipes for healthy gluten-free lunches. Parents will also learn ways to engage their gluten-free children in the menu development process, an important detail to ensure diet compliance and healthy eating behaviors.
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Topic: "The Impact of Gluten: What's the History?"
The increase in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity has begged the question, “Why now?” Experts hold different theories on the increased prevalence, ranging from the hygiene theory to infant feeding practices to the actual hybridization of wheat, a primary source of gluten. NFCA’s Webinar will focus on the latter theory, with an explanation of the ways in which wheat is processed and eaten has changed dramatically in the 21st century.
Topic: "Holiday Special Part 1: Gluten-Free Baking"
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 8:30 p.m EST/5:30 p.m. PST
Speaker: Chef Richard Coppedge, Professor at the Culinary Institute of America.
Join NFCA as we host the first of two Webinars dedicated to learning how to navigate the winter holiday months, a time when food is the centerpiece. NFCA community members frequently request information on how to bake gluten-free and we couldn’t think of a better time to deliver these details! This program will review gluten-free flours and how to incorporate them into your holiday baked good recipes. Webinar participants will also benefit from learning about helpful gluten-free baking tips and tried and true gluten-free recipes.
Topic: "Holiday Special Part 2: Communicating with Your Family"
After being diagnosed with celiac disease people have different experiences in making the gluten-free transition at home. For some, it is common for one diagnosis of celiac disease in a family to initiate a second or even third diagnosis shortly thereafter. Others may find their family members unwilling to be tested for the genetic autoimmune disease. NFCA has learned that open communication about your gluten-free needs is best. We will share tips and strategies on explaining the impact of celiac disease to at-risk family members.
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