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129792 - Optimising the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease and gluten-related disorders

  • : Online

Optimal follow-up of coeliac disease in primary care is currently highly variable and ad hoc. Use of appropriate resources such as a chronic disease management template will equip GPs with a best-practice approach. This webinar will highlight the importance of multi-disciplinary care in driving improved patient outcomes.

Relevance to General Practice

General practitioners play a central role in the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease. Although one of the most common chronic autoimmune illnesses GPs will encounter, coeliac disease is frequently overlooked and long-term care remains suboptimal. Knowing how to recognise and when to test at-risk patients are keys to detecting the 1.5% of Australians with coeliac disease. Earlier diagnosis and treatment with a strict life-long gluten free diet improves patient health and quality of life and minimizes long-term health complications.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the range of presentations of coeliac disease in children and in adults, and when screening should be undertaken.
  • Outline the place of serology, genetic testing (HLA-DQ genotyping) and intestinal biopsy in the diagnosis of coeliac disease.
  • Describe what is gluten and outline the rationale and principles of a gluten free diet.
  • Outline long-term monitoring, how co-morbidity can be detected, and when to refer patients to specialists for further management.
  • Discuss the central role of GPs in driving disease detection and managing/co-ordinating long-term follow-up.
  • Delivery
    Title
    129792 - Optimising the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease and gluten-related disorders
    Location
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    16-May-2018
    End Date
    30-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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