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Conference Presenters
30th Annual CSA Conference
September 28-30, 2007

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Overview of Celiac Disease ~ Diagnosis and Treatment

GuandaliniStefano Guandalini, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
Chicago, Illinois


  • Identify the causative environmental factors in celiac disease.
  • Describe the many clinical variants of celiac disease.
  • Recognize the evolution of diagnostic strategies for celiac disease.

Celiac Disease—The Importance of Effective Communication

Young Rosemary Young, MS, RN
Pediatric gastroenterology clinical nurse specialist
Omaha, Nebraska


  • Describe the role of the nurse in the care of a patient with celiac disease.
  • Identify issues related to effective communication as it related to developmental stage of life.
  • Verbalize effective methods of enhancing physician – patient communication.

A Journey to Find the Proper Nutrients on a Gluten-Free Diet

Schuller Nancy Schuller, RD
Clinical dietitian St. Joseph's Hospital
Tucson, Arizona


  • Identify nutrients needed in normal nutrition.
  • Recognize missing nutrients and deficiencies in gluten free diet.

Low Country / Carolina Cuisine

Tobin Lee Tobin
Gluten-Free Team Leader
Whole Foods Market Gluten-Free Bakehouse
Morrisville, North Carolina


  • Identify shrimp and grits as part of Low Country regional cuisine.
  • Examine knife handling skills.
  • Observe preparation of shrimp and grits (a gluten-free grain).
  • Sample the flavors and textures of the dish.

Fiber-licious Gluten-Free

Reilly Rebecca Reilly
Author of: Gluten-Free Baking
Cambrooke Foods-Research & Development
Cambridge School for Culinary Arts-Instructor
Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Recognize the importance of being open to new ingredients.
  • Identify ways to become proactive in increasing fiber in their gluten-free food choices.

Dental Effects of Celiac Disease

Hishaw Laila B. Hishaw, DDS
Pediatric Dentistry
Tucson, Arizona


  • Identify the oral signs and symptoms of celiac disease.
  • Recognize the stages of oral development.
  • Identify the developmental defects of enamel.
  • Identify the factors responsible for enamel hypoplasia.
  • Describe treatment of enamel hypoplasia.

Saturday, September 29th,2007

Tissue Transglutaminase ~ From Diagnosis to Treatment

SCHUPPAN Detlef Schuppan, MD, PhD
Gastroenterology professor and researcher
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts


  • Identify specific serologic tests for detection and assessment of celiac disease.
  • Recognize the importance of TTG and its role in the pathogenesis of celiac disease.
  • Identify novel non-dietary approaches to treat celiac disease.

Extreme Makeover…CELIAC Edition

Palotta Martha Lee Palotta, RD
Private practice
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


  • Identify strategies for a mental makeover in adjusting to the diagnosis of Celiac Disease.
  • State guidelines for communicating “their celiac story” in their personal life.
  • Identify ways to work with the healthcare team.
  • Apply new skills in developing grocery shopping habits.

Development of Whole Rice Foods

Ranjit Kadan, DVM PhD
Research Scientist SRRC-ARS-USDA
New Orleans, Louisiana


Recognize the nutritional importance of rice as a world commodity.
Identify the nutritional value of rice.
Recognize current whole rice food research and its value to persons with special dietary needs.

Grillin’ Gluten-Free

Flores Aaron Flores
CSA Executive Chef
Executive Chef at Doubletree Hotel
Oakbrook Chicago, Illinois


  • Recognize potential challenges of grilling family favorites.
  • Recall gluten-free substitutions for common grilling sauces, seasonings, and rubs.
  • Identify proper techniques for grilling success.

Baking Gluten-Free Breads

Washburn-Butt Washburn-Butt
Donna Washburn & Heather Butt

Authors of:125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes
The Best Gluten-Free Family Cookbook
Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook


  • Observe a variety of bread baking techniques.
  • Recognize a wide variety of bread machines on the market today.
  • Evaluate which bread machines are best for gluten-free baking.
  • Observe the proper techniques involved in baking gluten-free bread.
  • Recognize special techniques for handling gluten-free flours, yeast, and other ingredients.

Healthier Grains Through Biotechnology

Sands David C. Sands, PhD
Professor of Plant Pathology Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana


  • Identify “nutrient dense foods,” and view new information about nutrient dense foods through a filter of personal health benefits.
  • Evaluate new “foods” introduced into the celiac diet based on personal health benefits.
  • Evaluate the benefits of the public agriculture policy related to production of cheap food and nutrient dense foods.

Sunday, Semptember 30th, 2007

Capsule Endoscopy ~ Pill Cam

Tamaru Wataru Tamura, MD
Foothills Gastroenterology Oro
Valley, Arizona


  • Recognize the importance of capsule endoscopy in diagnosis of celiac disease.
  • Examine the correlation of clinical scenarios, laboratory studies, endoscopy photos and capsule.

Reality Cooking ~ Reading Recipes the Gluten-Free Way

LynnRae Ries
Author of:Waiter, Is There Wheat In My Soup
What No Wheat Publishing
Gluten-Free Creations Bakery
Phoenix, Arizona


  • Identify the different ways to measure ingredients.
  • Describe how to substitute wet ingredients in a recipe with what is available or within their dietary constraints.
  • Describe how to substitute dry ingredients in a recipe with what is available or within their dietary constraints.
  • Evaluate flavors and textures of pre made item.
CSA Conference Steering Committee reserves the right to modify schedule when necessary. Additional information will be posted when available.

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