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Instrumental Dysphagia Evaluation Online Course

A new continuous professional development (CPD) online course has been developed by the Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies in Trinity College Dublin. The clinically focused course aims to provide qualified speech and language therapists and other healthcare professionals with the opportunity to develop their understanding of instrumental dysphagia examinations. Whether you have access to instrumentation or you come across these examinations in the research literature, this course will equip you with up to date knowledge on instrumental evaluations employed in dysphagia clinical practice and research. This course is a two week on line course on Dysphagia which might be on interest to GI Physiologist. It costs €200 and deadline for registration is Monday 6th Feb 2017

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IICMS 2017

The IICMS Annual Scientific Meeting/AGM will take place on Friday April 7th at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. Last years event was a great success and was oversubscribed with very positive feedback obtained. The extra space provided by the new location allowed us to cater for many more companies and we hope to bring at least the same quality and quantity this year. A lot of work has already gone into the preparations but if you feel there is something you can add to the programme then get in touch!

Lower GI Physiology Study Day - Cork

A lower GI study day will take place in Mercy University Hospital Cork on February 24th. Agenda available here.

All attendees must fill out the application form below. IICMS members with up to date membership are free. Non-members may attend but a fee of €25 euro applies which is payable at the paypal link below.

Application Form


Masterclass in High Resolution Manometry of the Upper GI Tract - 9th June

A masterclass  in High Resolution Manometry will be held in conjunction with the Irish Society for Gastroenterology  on Thursday 9th June 2016 in the  Radisson Hotel Galway.  This will be the first GI Physiology meeting, as part of the ISG and aims to cover the basics of HRM and launch the new Chicago III Classifications. There will be two specialist guest lectures.  It will take place on the morning of Day 1 of ISG.

Members of the IICMS are free.  Those registering to attend the ISG are also free, but  are asked to return the registration form as an indication of attendance. For non-members of the IICMS and ISG, there is a fee of €25 for registration and administration charges before the closing date of  3rd June 2016.  If you wish to register on the day, there will be a charge of  €30.

Full details and registration forms below.

Invite letter


Registration form

GI Physiology Study Day - St James Hospital - May 16th

This meeting, which will take place in St James Hospital in Dublin, is open to all those working in GI Physiology Measurement in Ireland, and the theme of this years meeting is “The Practical Application of High Resolution Manometry”

We are delighted to confirm that Lynne Smith will be our guest lecturer for our meeting.

Lynne is a Clinical Scientist in GI Physiology. She has an MSc in Health and Social Care Practice and has worked in GI Physiology for the past 25 yrs.  She is currently the Head of the GI Physiology Unit in Sheffield Hospital.  Her academic career includes working for Newcastle University as GI module lead, and she is currently the GI representative with the Academy of Healthcare Science. She is also the co-editor of MSc and HSST in Clinical Science curriculum.

This meeting has been part funded by the HSE under application from the Faculty of GI Physiology of the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science.

Download full agenda here

Download registration for here - complete and return to Patricia Lawlor.

Study day fees

This study day is free to all IICMS members, to renew your membership please click on the link and renew, the membership fee is only €25.  Also remember to complete the registration form for the study day and return.

If you are not a member and do not wish to join, but still want to attend the study day please return the registration form and you can pay €30 online using the PayPal link below




Outcomes of Treatment for Achalasia Depend on Manometric Subtype

A recent study shows that a higher percentage of patients with type II achalasia (based on manometric tracings) are treated successfully with pneumatic dilation PD or laparoscopic Heller myotomy LHM than patients with types I and III achalasia. Success rates in type II are high for both treatment groups but significantly higher in the PD group. Patient with type III can probably best be treated by LHM.

Click to read Outcomes of Treatment for Achalasia Depend on Manometric Subtype


Win a MacBook Air

If you are a user of the GI Motility online website, then you could be in with a chance to win a MacBook Air (for the technophobes amonst yo..that's an Apple Netbook).  To be in with a chance, viisit the website and fill out the Nature Publishing Group user survey.  Just click here



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