Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals
1st Annual Autism Investment Conference
26 July 26 - July 27, 2013
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Columbus, Ohio

Confirmed Speakers

Alessio Fasano, MD photo

Alessio Fasano, MD

Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Massachusetts General Hospital

World-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist and entrepreneur Alessio Fasano, M.D., founded the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research in 1996. The Center for Celiac Research offers state-of-the art research, teaching and clinical expertise for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity. 

A native of Salerno, Italy, Dr. Fasano completed his medical training at the University of Naples and founded the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in 1993. Ten years later, he published the groundbreaking study in the Annals of Medicine that established the prevalence rate of celiac disease at one in 133 people in the U.S.


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