Children's Hospital Hosts Parent Workshop On Eosinophilic GI Disease

Monday, March 3, 2014
Join Jeremy Screws, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, and area healthcare professionals for a free one day parent workshop on Eosinophilic GI disease on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Probasco Auditorium at Erlanger Baroness Campus.  

Eosinophilic GI disease is a condition that causes inflammation and tissue damage.  The inflammation can be located in multiple areas of the body such as the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines.  Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) is the best understood form of this group of diseases.  Studies show food allergies, drug reactions, infectious diseases, and various other disorders and diseases can be potential triggers for the inflammation.  Dietary therapy has been known to decrease the chances of inflammation.  Medications have also been helpful in controlling symptoms. 

Eosinophilic GI disease can be a very difficult to navigate for a child who is trying to grow.  This is also true for parents or caregivers who need to be aware of what the child may be eating when he or she is away from home.  

Eosinophilic GI Disease Education Workshop aims to educate parents, caregivers and children 12 years or older about dietary elimination of cow’s milk, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts and shellfish while learning about nutrition and growth on an elimination diet.  Families will also identify strategies to navigate the home and school environment and learn about food allergy testing. 

Dr. Screws is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and his fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.  As member of the Pediatric Gastroenterologists practice at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger since 2007, he has diagnosed and treated children in the region for conditions that affect the digestive system such as inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac disease, food allergies, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and liver, pancreatic, and eosinophilic disorders.  Lunch will be provided during the conference.  

Registration is required.  For more information or to register for this free event, please call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465).


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