May is Celiac Disease Awareness month, so it is the perfect time to discuss Celiac Disease with your family members. Discussing Celiac Disease with your family is very important, as it is an inherited disease. Often times family members dismiss the idea that they should be tested because they feel just fine, they believe there is no way the symptoms they may be experiencing could be due to Celiac Disease or they want to stick their heads in the sand because they have no interest in following the gluten-free diet. The reason doesn’t matter…conveying the importance of the screening is what matters. So how do you do that? The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has a webinar this week talking about how to go about taking with family about Celiac Disease.
Right Time, Right Place, Right Conversation: Having the Confidence to Talk to Your Family Members About Celiac Disease Screening
As someone diagnosed with celiac disease, you know how important it is to get an accurate and prompt diagnosis. You have the power to help others restore their health and reclaim their lives. Because celiac disease runs in families, you are the natural link to help your genetically at-risk family members get screened.
NFCA’s mission is to secure early diagnosis and effective management for all people living with celiac disease. To do this, we drive diagnosis through the education and screening of at-risk blood relatives.
Learn about the research-tested approach and strategic formula, as part of NFCA’s Seriously, Celiac Disease campaign, you should be using so that you can have the most impactful conversation from NFCA’s Director of Healthcare Initiatives, Kristin Voorhees.
NFCA’s Patient Advisory Council member and Health Psychology Fellow, Christina Gentile, will also join us to talk about the importance of having the confidence to open this conversation.
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Where: Your computerTime: 8:00p.m. ET/5:00p.m. PT
All you need to do to attend this free webinar is register here and follow the instructions you receive via email. If you are unable to attend the webinar, check the NFCA archives, where it should be posted within 72 hours.