Multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) provides a method to assess the movement of fluids, solids, and air in the esophagus and in the paediatric practice it is particularly useful for the investigation of children with suspected gastro-esophageal reflux.

This state of the art course is designed to provide an overview of the application of MII studies in children through a combination of lectures, interactive demonstrations and hands-on exercises. The structure of the program has been specifically tailored to address the needs of health professionals who perform and interpret MII studies.

Expert Paediatric Gastroenterologists will introduce delegates in the technicalities of the test as well as in analysing and reporting through a series of case studies.

Learning Objectives:

  • To have an understanding of the technicalities (catheters, recording devices, software, patient instruction and protocol) of MII
  • To understand the indications, analysis and reporting of MII studies
  • To understand the limitations, complications and futures perspectives of MII

You should attend if you are a:

  • Trainee/Consultant in General Paediatrics
  • Trainee/Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Specialist Nurse in Paediatric Gastroenterology 

To make it as practical as possible, this course will be limited to 20 people.

RCPCH has approved this activity for up to 5 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

 

Programme

Time

Lecture

09.20 - 09.30

Welcome and Introduction
Dr Osvaldo Borrelli
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

09.30 - 10.15

The Basics Behind pH-Impedance
Dr Keith Lindley
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

10.15 - 11.00

Practicalities of the Study
Mrs Andrea McLean
Staff Nurse
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

11.30 - 12.15

Introduction to the pH-Impedance Software
Product Specialist
Synmed Ltd

12.15 - 13.00

How to Report a pH-Impedance Study
Dr Efstratios Saliakellis
Clinical and Research Fellow, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

14.00 - 15.30

Hands on Analysis (Session i)
Dr Mohamed Mutalib
Academic Fellow, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Dr Efstratios Saliakellis
Clinical and Research Fellow, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

16.00 - 17.00

Hands on Analysis (Session ii)
Dr Mohamed Mutalib
Academic Fellow, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Dr Efstratios Saliakellis
Clinical and Research Fellow, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

17.00 - 17.30

Final Questions and Close
Dr Nikhil Thapar
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London