Coeliac Disease is on the cusp of real change

The reality of a potential treatment for coeliac disease beyond a gluten-free diet could be on the horizon with several therapies in differing stages of clinical trials. Wesley Medical Research invites you to a special seminar to explore the exciting clinical trials that are happening on-site and across the globe.

‘A Coeliac Revolution; on the cusp of real change’ will showcase Gastroenterologist and expert in coeliac disease, Dr James Daveson. Dr Daveson is actively involved in global research and will provide an update on new diagnostic testing and novel management therapies that could transform a coeliac diagnosis.

Coeliac disease is recognised as the most common of the autoimmune conditions, affecting one in 70 Australians. With 80% of cases undiagnosed, finding less invasive diagnostic testing and understanding the triggers for its development, are crucial to managing the condition ongoing.

Coeliac disease symptoms can be varied and challenging to diagnose. The new point-of-care test, a quick pin-prick method, is currently being explored at Wesley Medical Research with the generous support of the Thorsen Foundation. The impact of this testing could lead to a simpler, faster diagnosis at the GP practice – an important step in preventing further complications from the auto-immune disease which is triggered by gluten.

Currently, there is no cure for Coeliac Disease. The only medical treatment is to follow a strict gluten-free diet for life

Wesley Medical Research invites you to A Coeliac Revolution, to explore the current landscape of Coeliac Disease and future research that could drastically revolutionise treatment methods.

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