Hands-on training: Esophageal HRM 2016


Supported by the International Working Group for GI Motility and Function
Endorsed by ESNM

Course Director: Jutta Keller

Invited Faculty:

Adam Farmer, Queen Mary University of London, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, London, UK
Mark Fox, St. Claraspital Basel and University of Zürich, Switzerland
Sabine Roman, Digestive Physiology Hopital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
Serhat Bor, Ege University School of Medicine, Bornova Izmir, Turkey



08.30 – 08.45          Welcome and entry exam 

Course language:    English
Also available in:    German, French and Turkish

08.45 – 10.45         Group 1:

Introduction to HRM for assessment of esophageal motility, function and symptoms

Theoretical and Historical Background

Serhat Bor, Bornova Izmir, Turkey

Standard Operating Procedures and systematic analysis according to Chicago Classification v3.0

Jutta Keller, Hamburg, Germany

Adjunctive tests: Rapid drink challenge, solid swallows

Mark Fox, Basel, Switzerland

Adjunctive tests: Pharmacological challenge

Adam Farmer, London, UK


Sabine Roman, Lyon, France

Other tests for reflux-monitoring

Serhat Bor, Bornova Izmir, Turkey

08.45 – 10.45           Group 2: Hands-on-training

Jutta Keller, Mark Fox, Sabine Roman

10.45 – 11.00           Coffee break

11.00 – 13.00 Group 1: Hands-on training
Group 2: Theoretical background                   

13.00 – 14.00          Lunch (“Meet the Professor“)

14.00 – 16.00          Case Discussion

Dysphagia related to major and minor motility disorders, symptoms suggestive of gastro-esophageal reflux disease, challenging cases

16.00                         Departure

For application and registration please contact Jutta Keller


 Expected Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course attendees will understand:

  • The historical development and theoretical background of high resolution manometry (HRM)
  • Standard Operating Procedures for performance of an investigation and internationally accepted parameters for standardized analysis
  • Why, when and how to apply adjunctive tests such as rapid drink challenge, solid swallows and pharmacological challenges to gain relevant clinical information
  • The significance of HRM in reflux disease, particularly if combined with impedance
  • The additional impact of other tests for reflux-monitoring

Attendees will be able to:

  • Use software tools for analysis of routine and extended HRM

Attendees will have amplified their understanding of

  • Adequate performance and analysis of diagnostic measures in complex patients with dysphagia
  • Adequate performance and analysis of diagnostic measures in complex patients with reflux symptoms

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