Why and how to perform hydrogen-methane breath testing in gastroenterology?

Friday - November 5, 2021

11:00 - 12:00 GMT (UK)
12:00 - 13:00 CET (EUROPE)

Understand the basics and indications of Hydrogen-methane breath testing in gastroenterology clinics in this interactive webinar.

  • Understand the basics and indications of Hydrogen-methane breath testing in gastroenterology clinics
  • Become familiar with the clinical presentation of carbohydrate malabsorption and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Understand how hydrogen-methane breath tests are performed
  • Begin to distinguish the normal and abnormal test results
  • Principles of Hydrogen-Methane Breath Tests in Gastroenterology
  • Common indications for these tests
  • Carbohydrate malabsorption disorders and SIBO: diagnosis to treatment
  • Preparation and application of Hydrogen breath tests
  • Case-based examples of Hydrogen breath test results and their clinical relevance
  • Physicians, GI Physiologists, Nurses, Nurse practitioners, Physicians Assistants and other health care professionals.

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Meet the presenter

Dr. Jafar Jafari B&W

Head of Upper GI Physiology

Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust Hospitals

London, UK


Jafar Jafari graduated in Medicine and was awarded MD in 2000 from Tehran Azad University; Iran. He worked as a General Practitioner initially and later achieved his PhD in Neurogastroenterology from Queen Mary, University of London in 2014. His current position is Head of Upper GI Physiology at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust Hospitals; London.

He is proficient in oesophageal High Resolution Manometry, ambulatory small bowel manometry, impedance-pH reflux monitoring, wireless reflux monitoring, Hydrogen and C13 GI breath testing. His special research interest is in oesophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, effect of prokinetics on oesophageal motility and his work has led to publishing more than 120 research papers and presentations.

Additional information:
  • Extensive academic experience in the physiological investigation of upper gastrointestinal disorders

  • Long experience in performing numerous hydrogen-methane as well as C13 GI breath testing, oesophageal high resolution manometry, 24hr pH-impedance reflux monitoring, wireless reflux monitoring, small bowel and sphincter of Oddi manometry.

  • Accredited Independent Healthcare Professional in GI Physiology under Association of GI Physiologists - British Society of Gastroenterology