Following on from the success of our first Coeliac Disease study day last year, this highly topical course will guide you through a patient's journey. Topics will include the clinical picture & epidemiology of Coeliac Disease, the type of diagnostic tools that are available, Gluten Sensitivity, as well as state of the art lectures from European leaders on neurological disorders and infant feeding practice with Coeliac Disease. 

You should attend if you are a:

  • Trainee/Consultant in General Paediatrics
  • Trainee/Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Trainee/Consultant in Gastroenterology
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • GP
  • Allied Healthcare Professional

RCPCH has approved this activity for up to 5 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.





09.30 - 09.35

Welcome and Introduction
Dr Fevronia Kiparissi
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Session 1

From Clinical Symptom to Diagnosis

09.30 - 09.50

What Does a Gluten Free Diet Actually Mean?
Mrs Natalie Yerlett
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

09.50 - 10.10

Oats Cuisine?
Ms Ana-Kristina Skrapac
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

10.10 - 10.30

Professor David Van Heel
Professor of Gastrointestinal Genetics
Centre for Digestive Diseases, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London

10.30 - 10.50

Clinical Picture, Epidemiology, Current Diagnostic Tools 
Dr Mamoun Elawad
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

11.10 - 11.30

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

Session 2

Coeliac Disease and …

11.30 - 11.50

Refractory Coeliac Disease 
Dr Peter Gillett
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

11.50 - 12.10

Vitamin D Deficiency and Bone Health
Ms Rita Shergill-Bonner
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

12.10 - 12.40

Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity/Gluten Intolerance 
Dr Imran Aziz
Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

12.40 - 13.30

Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

Session 3

What is New in Coeliac Disease?

13.30 - 14.00

Coeliac UK 
Ms Sarah Sleet
Chief Executive
Coeliac UK

14.00 - 14.30

New BSPGHAN and ESPGHAN guidelines
Prof Simon Murch
Professor of Paediatrics
Warwick Medical School, Warwick

14.30 - 14.50

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

14.50 - 15.20

State of the Art Lecture: 
Neurological Disorders 

Dr Marios Hadjivassiliou
Consultant Neurologist
The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

15.20 - 15.50

State of the Art Lecture: 
An Update on Infant Feeding Practice and Coeliac Disease, Prevention of Coeliac Disease and Gluten Tolerance 

Dr Joachim Schweizer
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands

15.50 - 16.05

The Patient's Story
Ms Hayley Gow

16.05 - 16.30

Ask the Panel all you Ever Wanted to Know About Coeliac Disease
A selection of speakers from the day


Close of Course