Professional Advisory Board
The purpose of the Professional Advisory Board (PAB) is to advise and assist the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) in its mandate of promoting the welfare of persons with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis, and to increase awareness among the public, governments, and health care professionals of these disorders.
The Professional Advisory Board also advises the association on the direction of funding for research and encourages support for the Association in furthering its goals.
PAB is responsible for developing and recommending policies and programs related to the medical, nutritional research, and educational aspects of the Association, and setting appropriate standards. It is accountable to the CCA for all matters in this regard.
- Connie M. Switzer, M.D., FRCPC, Clinical Professor of Medicine – Chair
- Vernon Burrows, C.M., PhD, FAIC, PAg
- J. Decker Butzner, M.D., FRCPC
- Shelley Case, B.Sc., RD
- Don Duerksen, M.D. FRCP(C)
- Jacquelin Gates, RD
- Danielle Moore, RD
- Mohsin Rashid, MBBs, M.Ed, FRCPC
- Marion Zarkadas, M.Sc., RD
- Alexandra Anca, MHSc., RD
- Suzanne Simpson, BaSC, BAH, RD
Articles by or about PAB Members
- Gluten-Free Diet by Shelley Case, RD
- Screening for Celiac Disease in a Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic- A-W Chan, MJ Fritzler, JD Butzner
- “Celiac Disease – Hidden and Dangerous” by Shelley Case. (click on the “PDF / Free” button) Published in Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, September 2006, Volume 20, Number 9: 561-616
- Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) – clinical practice guidelines for celiac disease by Dr. Connie Switzer and Dr. Decker Butzner. The Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) program succeeds the former Alberta Clinical Practice Guidelines program, and maintains and distributes Alberta Clinical Practice Guidelines. TOP is a health quality improvement initiative that fits within the broader health system focus on quality and complements other strategies such as Primary Care Initiative and the Physician Office System Program.
Papers based on the CCA celiac health survey
- The Canadian Celiac Health Survey by Ann Cranney, Marion Zarkadas, Ian D. Graham, J. Decker Butzner, Mohsin Rashid, Ralph Warren, Mavis Malloy, Shelley Case, Vernon Burrows, Connie Switzer,. Published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 2007.
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- The impact of a gluten-free diet on adults with coeliac disease: results of a national survey by M. Zarkadas, A. Cranney, S. Case, M. Molloy, C. Switzer, I. D. Graham, J. D. Butzner, M. Rashid, R. E. Warren, V. Burrows. Online publication date: 31-Jan-2006.
- This is an electronic version (pdf file) of an article published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: complete citation information for the final version of the paper, as published in the print edition of Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service, accessible via the journal’s web site at www.blackwellpublishing.com/jhn or http://www.blackwell-synergy.com.
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- Celiac Disease: Evaluation of the Diagnosis and Dietary Compliance in Canadian Children by Mohsin Rashid, FRCP(C)*, Ann Cranney, FRCP(C), Marion Zarkadas, MSc, Ian D. Graham, PhD, Connie Switzer, FRCP(C), Shelley Case, BSc, Mavis Molloy, BSc, Ralph E. Warren, FRCP(C), Vernon Burrows, PhD, and J. Decker Butzner, FRCP(C). Published December 1, 2005.
- This paper on the pediatric data of the Canadian Celiac Health Survey was published December 1, 2005 in the electronic version of the medical journal PEDIATRICS
- The Canadian celiac health survey – the Ottawa chapter pilot by Ann Cranney, Marion Zarkadas, Ian D Graham, and Connie Switzer. Published on-line May 11, 2003.