CD SKILLS Improving celiac disease management in the Danube region by raising the awareness, improving the knowledge, and developing better skills

CD SKILLS project is addressing existing challenges of healthcare sector in Celiac disease (CD) management in the Danube region.
CD is a lifelong systemic reaction against gluten found in wheat, barley and rye. It can occur at any age, but usually starts in early childhood. Women are affected twice as common as men. Without a very strict exclusion diet, severe complications can develop. More than 1% of population (about 1.2 million) in the Danube region could have CD, with much larger population affected indirectly. It has an impact on families and friends, as well as on childcare institutions, food producers, catering service and especially on healthcare sector.
About 80% of patients are diagnosed with long delay or remain undiagnosed, increasing a risk of complications, resulting in high morbidity and mortality, low school performance and high work absenteeism. This has important negative impact on sustainability of healthcare sector and society. Possible reasons are low awareness and knowledge about the disease, limited access to diagnostic tools, limited opportunities for innovative learning and inefficient information exchange.
CD SKILLS aims to overcome these shortcomings to ensure sustainable public healthcare sector, which will efficiently meet health related and social needs of patients and general public affected by CD.

Assessment of regional gaps in CD management will be followed by introduction of innovative learning strategy combining traditional lectures and modern e-tools, development of efficient disease detection strategies, and by innovative pilot services. Multisector transnational network will enable knowledge exchange.
Project activities will raise the awareness, improve knowledge, skills and competences of all stakeholders involved in CD management, effectively improving the capacity of healthcare and social service in the Danube region.
Project capitalizes on projects CE Focus IN CD and SI-HU LQ-CELIAC.

Improving celiac disease management in the Danube region by raising the awareness, improving the knowledge, and developing better skills
Start date
01-07-2020
End date
31-12-2022
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1640110
ERDF Contribution: 1237540.5
IPA Contribution: 74800
ENI Contribution: 81753
Call number
Call 3
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Library

Filename Date of upload
Korak za korakom do obroka brez glutena 30-08-2021 22:32:22
Ruku v ruce s celiakii 23-08-2021 14:13:44
Vodič za život s celijakijom 01-08-2021 23:15:22
Vodič za život sa celijačnom bolesti 01-08-2021 23:13:38
Průvodce životem s celiakií 01-08-2021 23:11:07
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
University Medical Center Maribor Lead partner jernej.dolinsek@ukc-mb.si Slovenia
Municipality of Maribor ERDF partner jasmina.dolinsek@maribor.si Slovenia
Medical University of Graz ERDF partner almuthe.hauer@medunigraz.at Austria
Children's Hospital Zagreb ERDF partner zrinjka.misak@gmail.com Croatia
General University Hospital in Prague ERDF partner peter.szitanyi@vfn.cz Czech Republic
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Project News

  • CD SKILLS - Lecture at Austrian Celiac Disease Patients Society Congress “Jahrestagung 2021”
    - 22-09-2021
    Lecture at Austrian Celiac Disease Patients Society Congress “Jahrestagung 2021”

    This year's Austrian celiac disease society annual event was organized on 4th September 2021 as a hybrid event, consisted only (due to pandemic situation) of lectures which were livestreamed. It was also possible to participate live at the...

  • CD SKILLS - Lecture about Celiac Disease and project promotion at the Celiacs’ Association of the Czech Republic annual meeting
    - 15-09-2021
    Lecture about Celiac Disease and project promotion at the Celiacs’ Association of the Czech Republic annual meeting

    The General University Hospital in Prague cooperates with the Celiacs’ Association of the Czech Republic - a patient organization helping and assisting people diagnosed with celiac disease. One of the activities of this organization is an annual...

  • CD SKILLS - CELIAC DISEASE ADULT PATIENTS’ REHABILITATION ZREČE 2021
    - 14-09-2021
    CELIAC DISEASE ADULT PATIENTS’ REHABILITATION ZREČE 2021

    Slovenian Celiac Disease Society organized Celiac disease adult patients rehabilitation in Zreče. Almost 70 patients participated at the rehabilitation, which was held from 29th August 2021 to 4th September 2021. During the whole week patients...

  • CD SKILLS - Step by step to a gluten-free meal
    - 31-08-2021
    Step by step to a gluten-free meal

    We are proud to announce that a new publication “Step by step to a gluten free meal” was published in the frame of CD SKILLS pilot project activity in cooperation of Slovenian celiac disease society and Municipality of Maribor. The main...

  • CD SKILLS - Lecture about celiac disease for young doctors
    - 30-08-2021
    Lecture about celiac disease for young doctors

    Our partner Mario Mašić from Children hospital Zagreb held a lecture about celiac disease at the meeting organized by Croatian Society of Young Doctors on 23rd June 2021. Basic information about celiac disease, epidemiological data, etiology and...

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