Ciarán P. Kelly, MD, FACGG
Celiac Disease: Myths and Mysteries

Monday, October 8 | 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm | Terrace Ballroom 2-3

Dr. Kelly

Learn how to appreciate the diverse clinical presentations of celiac disease, recognize the challenges and limitations of treatment with a gluten-free diet, and the need for non-dietary adjunctive therapies when Dr. Ciarán Kelly presents this year’s AJG Lecture, “Celiac Disease: Myths and Mysteries.”

Each year, the AJG Co-Editors-in-Chief invite a distinguished lecturer whose work and insights exemplify the commitment to excellence in clinical gastroenterology reflected in the pages of the College’s Red Journal. This year, Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. Brennan Spiegel are proud that Dr. Kelly is the 2019 AJG Lecturer.

Dr. Ciarán P. Kelly is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Gastroenterology Training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kelly earned his medical degree from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where he was a Foundation Scholar and recipient of numerous academic awards.

Dr. Kelly has engaged in patient care and research in celiac disease and in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) for more than 20 years. In 2004, he was a founder of the Celiac Center at BIDMC and continues to serve as its Medical Director. In 2013, he co-founded the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease, and leads research programs on disease pathogenesis, diagnosis and new approaches to treatment.

He has served as a committee member of the NIH Center for Scientific Review, as well as on FDA, CDC and NIH committees on celiac disease and C. difficile infection. Dr. Kelly is the author of more than 250 clinical and original research articles, as well as book chapters and invited reviews appearing in medical and scientific journals, including The American Journal of Gastroenterology, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gastroenterology, The Lancet, and The New England Journal of Medicine.

About the American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture: The American Journal of Gastroenterology lecture was established in 2003 to provide a forum for the Editors of the College’s flagship scientific publication to select a key scientific topic for debate or discussion based on their evaluation of key controversies in clinical gastroenterology. The AJG Lecturer was chosen by the co-editors of The American Journal of Gastroenterology with approval from the ACG Educational Affairs Committee and the ACG Board of Trustees.