Upper GI Physiology Scientific Meeting: Launch of the Chicago IV Classification & Advances in physiological measurements of gastrointestinal function

Upper GI Physiology Scientific Meeting: Launch of the Chicago IV Classification & Advances in physiological measurements of gastrointestinal function

Event Details
January 16 - 2024
Upper GI Physiology Scientific Meeting: Launch of the Chicago IV Classification & Advances in Physiological Measurements of Gastrointestinal Function


Date:                                      16th January 2024
Location:                             St James’s Hospital, Dublin


Physiologist – €10
Non Physiologist – €30
Student – Free


Registration closes – 12th January 2024


Full Agenda Here


Lunch is being sponsored by GastroLife. Please email PLawlor@stjames.ie if you have any dietary requirements.


Speakers’ Bio:

Dr Rami Sweis

He is currently a gastroenterology consultant at University College London Hospital (UCLH) on the NHS and at One Welbeck clinic and the London Clinic in the private sector. He also runs the Upper GI Physiology Unit at both UCLH and the One Welbeck Clinic. Dr Sweis is president of the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) and is a member of the Oesophageal section of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Further, he is a founding member of the European Foregut Society. He  is an experienced upper and lower GI endoscopist. He specialises in investigating and managing Barrett’s oesophagus, reflux disease, strictures, achalasia, eosinophilic oesophagitis, Zenker’s diverticulum, vomiting disorders, constipation, diarrhoea as well as chest and abdominal pain. Endoscopic interventions that he performs include radiofrequency ablation (RFA), upper and lower GI endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), dilatation (standard and pneumatic), per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), Zenker’s diverticulotomy and trans-oral incisionless fundoplication (TIF).


Dr David Prichard

Dr Prichard is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 2004. He is ABIM board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. In addition, he has subspecialty training in Gastrointestinal Motility and Advanced Endoscopy. From 2015 to 2022, he held the position of Consultant Gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

He holds as PhD in Molecular Medicine for his research into modulating bile acid-induced inflammation in the oesophagus. He has published over 40 manuscripts and 6 book chapters and has been awarded research funding from institutions including the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) to undertake clinical research relating to gastrointestinal motility.


Dr Olga Fagan

Olga is a clinical lecturer working for Trinity school of medicine. She is currently pursuing an MD in the field of eosinophilic esophagitis research as part of Higher specialist training scheme in Gastroenterology’


Lillian Barry

Lillian Barry MSc is Chief II GI Physiologist at Bon Secours Hospital, Cork. Lillian graduated with a degree in Physiology from UCC before going on to complete an MSc in Biotechnology also from UCC.  Lillian holds professional qualifications in clinical Gastrointestinal Physiology from both DE Montfort & Newcastle University. Lillian has worked as a GI Physiologist for the past 17 years and established the Gastrointestinal Physiology Laboratory in Bon Secours Cork in 2020.   Lillian is a member of the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) and accredited by the British Society of Gastroenterology.  She served as the IICMP representative on the HSE Health and Social Care Professions Education and Development Advisory Group; Research Subgroup. Lillian regularly presents at national & international gastroenterology meetings with interest currently in novel metrics in reflux monitoring and Intestinal methanogen overgrowth. She is past winner of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology for best clinical oral presentation. Her work on optimising decontamination in GI Lab settings was presented to and commended by the Irish Decontamination Institute in 2022.