ESNM Newsletter - April 2016

Teaching Video: 
Immunofluorescence protocol for human intestinal biopsies 

In this video it is described how to perform and interpret single/double immunofluorescence for the identification of either surface or intracellular proteins in human biopsies from intestinal mucosa.
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Bacterial cross-talk with intestinal cells

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the major depot of the key bioactive messenger serotonin (or 5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT), a monoamine that, together with related transporters and receptors, regulates a variety of digestive functions.

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What is new in 2016? New technologies

May we improve the diagnosis of gastroparesis?
The diagnosis of gastroparesis is currently based on clinical symptoms and measurement of gastric emptying.

Society News: Belgian Network on Gastrointestinal Regulatory Mechanisms

Belgium has a long-standing history of active research in neurogastroenterology and motility. This is embodied in the research community “Belgian Network on Gastrointestinal Regulatory Mechanisms” (, a research network supported by the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO), and started 25 years ago under the dynamic leadership of Theo Peeters.

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Outlook on Upcomming events

Educational Meetings 2016

  • Endoscopy and Motility Learning Zones during the 49th ESPGHAN Annual Meeting in Athens, Greece
    May 25-28, 2016
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  • ESNM – TSG; Hands-on Motility Course for trainees in Izmir, Turkey
    June 15-18, 2016
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ESNM Endorsed Events 2016

please check out the range of upcoming ESNM endoresed events on our webiste.
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Joint international meetings - FNM 2016

FNM San Francisco, California, USA - August 26 - 28, 2016 hosted by ANMS,
Discounted Registration Fee until May 25, 2016
For registration click here

Neurogastroenterology and Motility: Editorial succession update.

The clinical (Magnus Simren) and reviews editors (Gary Mawe) will step down at the end of Dec 2016 after 5 years on office that has seen the journal go from strength to strength. We are commencing the process of appointing their replacements and to join Jim Galligan who will remain as basic science editor for another term in office.

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