Conference Presenters
31st Annual CSA Conference
October 17-19, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Using Sorghum in Gluten-free Products

Thomas Herald, PhD
Research Leader in the grain quality and structure research unit
Grain Marketing & Production Research Center
Manhattan, Kansas


  1. Describe sorghum and safety for celiacs
  2. Discuss the function of sorghum in food products
  3. Discuss development of sorghum food products


10:15 am – 11:45 am
Celiac Disease – A Spectrum Disease with Varied Outcomes and Challenges

Joseph A. Murray, MD
Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


  1. Recognize the spectrum with which celiac disease presents
  2. Explain the varied outcomes of celiac disease
  3. Explain the challenges of silent and refractory celiac disease

 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Celiac Disease Update

Peter H. R. Green, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University - Department of Medicine
New York, NY


  1. Review etiology of celiac disease
  2. Discuss methods of diagnosing celiac disease and interpretations of celiac tests
  3. Discuss prognosis for those diagnosed with celiac disease

 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Registered Dietitians Practice in Celiac Disease and Strategies for Partnership

Jean Guest, PhDc, RD, LMNT
CSA CSA Dietitian Advisor Lincoln, Nebraska


  1. Describe educational and professional characteristics of registered dietitians
  2. Discuss results of “Survey of Registered Dietitians Practice in Celiac Disease”
  3. Identify registered dietitian's skills important to people with celiac disease
  4. Discuss strategies promoting partnerships between people with celiac disease and registered dietitians

Saturday, October 18, 2008 
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Celiac Disease – A Family Affair

EckmanJames P. Eckman, PhD
President; Professor of History and Biblical Studies
Grace University Omaha, Nebraska


  1. Detail the effects of celiac disease on marriage
  2. Itemize how celiac disease affects other family members
  3. Discern how faith and personal beliefs are strengthened by celiac disease

 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Healthier Grains through Biotechnology

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


  1. Identify nutrient dense foods for personal health benefits
  2. Evaluate new foods introduced into the celiac diet
  3. Evaluate the benefits of the public agriculture policy related to production of cheap food and nutrient dense foods

 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Improving Gluten-free Foods and the Search for Celiac Disease Oral Therapies

Engleson Jodi Engleson, PhD
Food Technologist Cargill Inc.
Plymouth, Minnesota


  1. Define gluten
  2. Discuss improving gluten-free foods
  3. Identify therapeutic developments for celiac disease

 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Gluten Free Grains

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


  1. Demonstrate techniques for preparing posole
  2. Demonstrate techniques for preparing whole millet
  3. Demonstrate techniques for preparing quinoa
  4. Demonstrate techniques for preparing whole grain buckwheat

Sunday, October 19, 2008

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Celiac Savvy – Developing Key Skills

Schluckebier Mary Schluckebier, MA
CSA Executive Director
Seward, Nebraska


  1. Adapt information to personal celiac lifestyle
  2. Assimilate new information for decision making
  3. Accept living with celiac disease and advocate for optimal health

 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Clinical Trials for Celiac Disease

Leon Francisco Leon, MD, PhD
Executive Director, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs
Alba Therapeutics Corporation
Baltimore, Maryland


  1. Discuss clinical trials for celiac disease

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker Panel and Evaluation


  1. Clarify information presented at the conference

David C. Sands, PhD
Jodi Engleson, PhD
Jean Guest, PhDc, RD, LMNT
Mary Schlukebier, MA, CSA
Francisco Leon, MD, PhD


CSA Conference Steering Committee reserves the right to modify schedule when necessary.

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