Webinar: ‘Athletes with Celiac Disease – Eating for Fitness at All Ages’


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Date & Time
Thursday, May 19, 2022
1:00PM - 2:15PM

Join Our Virtual Monthly Meeting on “All Things Celiac”

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Join the National Celiac Association (NCA) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Celiac Research Program for the final webinar in our Spring 2022 “All Things Celiac” series, ‘Elite and Everyday Athletes with Celiac Disease: Eating for Fitness at All Ages’. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm ET.

Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend hiker or biker, or you enjoy an evening stroll, leading an active healthy life is important for everyone, including those with celiac disease. Join the discussion with board-certified sports dietitian Mary Ellen Kelly, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, and Tara McCarthy, MS, RDN, LD, Clinical Nutrition Supervisor at the Celiac Disease Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Fractures, repeated injuries and low bone density in pediatric patients will be addressed along with nutritional and physical fitness. Caroline Johnson, a Division 1 distance runner at Lafayette University, will share her experience managing the gluten-free diet while competing at the college level.

Lee Graham, executive director of the NCA, will introduce the webinar, and Samuel A. Frank, MD, a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor at HMS, will moderate the session. A Q&A session will follow the presentations; please submit general questions with your registration form or during the webinar on the Zoom platform.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This course (220323-RSS) is approved by the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Continuing Education Department for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for physicians, 1.25 contact hours for nurses, 1.25 ACE CE continuing education credits for social workers, and 1.25 CEUs for Registered Dietitians. Instructions on how to access CEU certificates will be emailed to webinar attendees following the event.

Upcoming Webinars: Stay tuned for our Fall 2022 Series coming in September!

Date & Time

Thursday, May 19, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm