The XXIX SEGHNP Congress took place in Cordoba last week. In particular, on Thursday, April 20th, the theoretical-practical workshop “Gluten-free diet: proper adherence and monitoring” was organized and taught by Carmen Ribes, head of the Pediatric Gastroenterology section at the University and Polytechnic La Fe Hospital in Valencia.
The workshop was attended by 50 pediatric gastroenterologists who, in their daily clinical practice, diagnose and monitor patients with celiac disease. Firstly, the workshop began with a presentation by Maria Arrate Lasa, a professor at the University of Pais Vasco, highlighting the low reliability of dietary questionnaires, as previous studies have shown evidence of transgressions through positive results in the determination of gluten immunogenic peptides (GIP).
In the second part of the workshop, taught by Carmen Ribes, attendees acquired competencies regarding the usual tools for monitoring and following a gluten-free diet in patients, which are useful in detecting transgressions or possible unintentional ingestions. Afterwards, attendees were able to learn through a practice session the determination of GIP in real biological samples. They acquired knowledge about the evaluation and interpretation of GIP determination in stool and urine samples, as well as the functionality of the product and interpretation of the results obtained.
In summary, the theoretical-practical workshop was a success and of great interest to the 50 pediatric gastroenterologists who attended.