ESNM Newsletter - January 2017


To Nicolas Cenac from France, our candidate is one of the winners of the UEG Rising Star Award 2017.


Teaching Video: Analysis of esophageal high resolution manometry

In this short video, Dr Sabine Roman will show you how to review an esophageal high resolution manometry.

To watch the Video click here

Society News: Croatian Functional Bowel Diseases Group

Croatian Functional Bowel Diseases group was founded within the Croatian Society of Gastroenterology. Initial group of 15 gastroenterologist founded CFBD and we elected prof. Dragan Jurčić, MD, PhD for president in 2015.
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Recent activity at the British Pharmacological Society’s flagship meeting, Pharmacology 2016

ESNM’s Irish representative, Dr. Niall Hyland was recently appointed Vice President - Meetings of the British Pharmacological Society and co-organised the symposium ‘The Long Reach of the Bowel: Translating Microbiome Science into Therapeutics for Systemic Human Diseases’
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IBS large-scale genetic project launched: The Bellygenes initiative

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorde. Personalized treatment options in IBS have been few and underpowered to deal with its complex and heterogeneous nature. A large-scale project, the bellygenes initiative, is now aiming to overcome these issues by studying IBS in relation to the genetic makeup of some 800,000 Europeans from well-established cohorts, biobanks and patients' collections.
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Gut Microbiota e-Learning

This online course, developed by the GM&H Section of ESNM,  provides evidence-based information to update gastroenterologists on the role of the commensal gut microbiota in normal gut physiology and function, as well as its role in gastrointestinal diseases. The introduction and three subsequent parts are to raise gastroenterologists' awareness of the importance of the gut microbiota in many clinical conditions. The course is accredited accredit by EACCME with CME activity for medical specialists. 

To take the course click here

ESNM Review on the UEG Week 2016 in Vienna

It wasn´t the largest UEG Week ever, but it was among the largest, with > 13.000 participants, nearly 2.500 attendants of the Postgraduate Course, more than 3.500 abstracts submitted and more than 2.100 abstracts presented, orally or as posters. And more than 300 were related to neurogastro topics: IBS, dyspepsia, pain, constipation, incontinence, microbiota, food (all fully searchable on the UEG website).
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NeuroGASTRO 2017 website launched launched in December and outlines the key meeting themes which span basic, translational and clinical neurogastroenterology. The meeting themes include;  Dietary Interventions Including Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics; Enteric Plasticity; Neurogastroenterology: Across the Lifespan; New Technologies in Clinical Neurogastroenterology; Biomarkers in Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Treatment of Visceral Pain – Lessons from Pancreatitis; Challenges in Severe Digestive Disorders; Stress and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders;  Enterochromaffin Cells, Endocrine Cells and Brush Border Cells: Role in signaling from the lumen; Food Allergies, Intolerances and FODMAPS.

Abstract submission and online Registration will open shortly.
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nEUROgastro TANDEM 2017 – applications are open!

The 2nd edition of this novel type of young investigator meeting will take place in Cork (Ireland) from August 22-24, 2017, just prior to ESNM meeting. Apply now at the  nEUROgastro TANDEM 2017 website

Application is highly recommended to European young physicians and scientists currently working or interested in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility. Explicitly invited are the European participants of the Little Brain Big Brain meeting that was held in San Francisco earlier this year.

Step up to shape the future of neurogastroenterology and motility by being part of nEUROgastroTANDEM 2017.

Review on ESNM Endorsed Events

The GENIEUR-reloaded Common Interest Group Meeting at the UEGW2016 in Vienna

At the UEGW2016 in Vienna the first GENIEUR-reloaded Common Interest Group Meeting (CIG) took place which was well attended. An up-date on the current status of GENIEUR-reloaded, ongoing collaborations and grant proposals including one proposal within a HORIZON2020 call were given.
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SwissNGM Meeting GERD-Therapy: The «Gap» between PPIs and fundoplication

The Swiss Society of Neuro-Gastroenterology and Motiliy (SwissNGM) general assembly and working group meeting took place on Wednesday 7th of December, 2016, at the «Spital Tiefenau», Bern, Switzerland. Following the assembly was a scientific program hosted by Prof. Radu Tutuian (Spital Tiefenau) and PD Dr. Daniel Pohl (President SwissNGM), dedicated to the topic «GERD-Therapy: The «Gap» between PPIs and fundoplication».
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Upcoming Events

ESNM Endorsed Events

  • Hands-On Gastrointestinal Motility Training Course
    February 22-25, 2017, Ege University School of Medicine Sect. Gastroenterology, Izmir, Turkey
  • GISMAD 17th National Congress
    March 9-10, 2017, Nhow Hotel Milan, Italy

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Other Meetings - Save the Date

  • 2017 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit
    Le Méridien Étoile Hotel,March 11th and 12th, 2017 Le Méridien Étoile Hotel, Paris, France
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  • 25th UEG Week 2017
    October 28 - November 1, 2017, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona Spain
  • 3rd Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal and Motility (FNM 2018)
    August 29 - September 1, 2018, RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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