Medical Nutrition Therapy

FNCE 2018

464. Developments in Childhood Celiac Disease: Epidemiology to Treatment

Monday, October 22
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder with a well-documented genetic basis and dietary trigger. These factors, however, are not sufficient in disease development. The influence of the environment on the risk of developing CD during childhood remains inconclusive. The intolerance to gluten results in gastrointestinal and extra gastrointestinal manifestations that potentially expose the affected children to elevated risk of malnutrition. In this session, speakers from Sweden and the United States will present research updates on the diagnostic guidelines of CD in children and will review the worldwide epidemiology of CD, as well as findings on the environmental factors hypothesized to be associated with the development of CD. The session attendees will also learn age-appropriate nutritional assessment methods that yield information to help establish individualized, culturally-sensitive medical nutrition therapy plans.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 2060 - Immunology
  • 4150 - Infancy and Childhood (stages of life cycle)
  • 5220 - Gastrointestinal disorders (disease/disorder)

Jimin Yang, PhD, RDN, FAND

Dr. Jimin Yang is a nutrition faculty and a Registered Dietitian at the Health Informatics Institute, University of South Florida. Her research career started with the assessment of dietary calcium intake and osteoporosis prevention education in adolescents. In recent years, she has concentrated on applying epidemiological methods in the study of dietary exposures and autoimmune diseases (e.g. celiac disease, type 1 diabetes). Her work was highlighted at international conferences and received the Young Investigator Award from the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Yang is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served multiple leadership positions with the Academy and was recognized as a Diversity Leader in 2013-2015.

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Long Wang, PhD, MD, RDN, FAND

Dr. Long Wang is a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) and nutrition professor at California State University, Long Beach. He is a Fellow of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) and a Board Member of the Accreditation Council for Educaiton in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). He has been an ACEND Program Reviewer since 2013.

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Carin Andrén Aronsson, PhD

Dr. Carin Andrén Aronsson is a registered dietitian and employed at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, in Sweden. The topic for her thesis was “Prediction and prevention of childhood celiac disease”. She has experience from working with dietary assessment in several multinational studies (Malmö Diet Cancer study, and European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition). For the last ten years, Carin has worked as a nutrition coordinator in the prospective multinational birth cohort The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study, following children with increased genetic risk for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac disease. Dr Aronsson’s research on gluten intake in children has been used to revise the international infant feeding recommendations by ESPGHAN (European Society for Peadiatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition). Based on her experience working with research focusing in dietary intake in children, she is now participating in a national framework of developing new infant feeding recommendations to prevent from celiac disease in Sweden.

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Jimin Yang, PhD, RDN, FAND

Dr. Jimin Yang is a nutrition faculty and a Registered Dietitian at the Health Informatics Institute, University of South Florida. Her research career started with the assessment of dietary calcium intake and osteoporosis prevention education in adolescents. In recent years, she has concentrated on applying epidemiological methods in the study of dietary exposures and autoimmune diseases (e.g. celiac disease, type 1 diabetes). Her work was highlighted at international conferences and received the Young Investigator Award from the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Yang is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served multiple leadership positions with the Academy and was recognized as a Diversity Leader in 2013-2015.

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