Helping People with Dysphagia Around the World

Click below to see news about IDDSI, important updates you may need to know about the IDDSI Framework, and recent and upcoming presentations around the world.

  • Translations for French and French (Canada) has been released and is ready for review here.
  • Our research paper on the IDDSI Framework has been published. Read here.
  • The IDDSI Framework has been updated.
  • Have you seen our videos for Food Testing & Drink Testing?
  • We are thrilled to be recognized by ASHA, the American Speech and Hearing Association, for Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement. Thank you!
  • New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association formally endorses IDDSI standards and implementation processes are underway.
  • We welcome new sponsors to our initiative. See all of our sponsors here.
  • Thank you to the Canadian Dysphagia Industry Group, who has agreed to fully transition to the IDDSI framework and descriptors by January 1, 2019.
  • Interprofessional collaboration task forces have been established in the UK and between China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
  • Read the latest E-Bite found here.

The framework documents have recently been re-organised and updated. In addition to adding new information, the re-organisation makes it easier to find framework information to use and share, as the documents are shorter and divided into 4 specific topic areas (The Complete IDDI Framework; IDDSI Testing Methods; IDDSI Evidence and IDDSI FAQs). Check out the new IDDSI documents, and how to get ready to implement the Framework.

Update on syringes for IDDSI Flow Test

unnamed-107x300It has come to our attention that some manufacturers are producing syringes which are labelled as 10ml but which have different dimensions to the IDDSI standard 10ml syringe. Consequently, they will result in different test results. For this reason we have added detail to the IDDSI flow test specifications to clarify the appropriate dimensions.

For example, the syringe shown to the left is sold as a 10ml syringe, but actually has a 12ml capacity. It has a wider barrel than the IDDSI standard syringe and is not compatible with the IDDSI flow test instructions.

Date Event Location
March 1 - 4, 2017 Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting Visit the IDDSI Booth! Portland, OR, USA
March 7, 2017 Complete Purchasing Services Professional Development Event Mississauga, ON, Canada
March 8, 2017 Canadian Industry Partner Forum Mississauga, ON, Canada
March 13-19, 2017 Nutrition & Hydration Week Global
May 3, 2017 Sysco Regional Healthcare Show Vaughan, ON, Canada
May 4, 2017 Complete Purchasing Services Professional Development Event Ottawa, ON, Canada