The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will host its 6th annual Preceptorship Program on December  1st & 2nd, 2011.This Program is approved for 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

We're sorry, but the application submission date has passed.  We will begin accepting applications for the 2012 Preceptorship Program after the first of the New Year.

Please call 773-702-7593 for more information.

Preceptorship Program:

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center's CME-Accredited Preceptorship Program is an on-site intensive 2-day training course for medical professionals.  Candidates will study under the direction of the Center's celiac disease experts.  The course includes formal instruction and interactive case studies.   This is the nation's only such program.  The Preceptorship Program requires both a selection process for the best candidates as well as a nominal donation of $500 per physician and $250 per dietitian to attend.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Preceptorship Program, physicians should be able to:

1.       Suspect the possibility of celiac disease in a much larger sample of patients.

2.       Appropriately screen for celiac disease using the correct antibody tests.

3.       Understand the steps involved in making an accurate diagnosis including proper interpretation of antibody screening, endoscopy with biopsy, and appropriate use of genetic testing.

4.       Understand which conditions put individuals at increased risk for developing celiac disease and when to screen at-risk individuals.

5.       Understand gluten sensitivity/gluten intolerance - how to test for the condition as well as how to treat it.

6.       Have a well-rounded understanding of the most recent celiac disease research and its prospects. 

Accreditation and Credit Designation

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other health care professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.