Gluten in Medications: NCFA Strives to Develop CME Program for Pharmacists / Technicians

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a recent new member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), is actively seeking resource support to develop a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for pharmacists and pharmacist technicians that will educate about celiac disease and the identification of gluten in medication. NFCA current educational programming, the Gluten-free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT) programs, provides comprehensive information for food service and healthcare professionals, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nursing professionals, dietitians, and mental health professionals. NFCA is a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of celiac disease among the general public and the healthcare community, and to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of celiac disease. Awareness brings treatment that, in turn, brings improvement of the quality of life for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. NFCA is affiliated with the leading researchers internationally and supports collaboration and partnership among scientists and institutions to optimize research potential with the goal of improving the quality of life for those who have celiac disease.