ESNM Newsletter - January 2019


Congratulations to Prof Asbjørn Mohr Drewes - the chair of ESNMs Media Group – who was elected member of the UEG Council  (starting January 2019). The medical associations in UEG (fEMGA, 11 societies altogether) now has two candidates. Although he will represent fEMGA in the council, it will for sure be an advantage of ESNM to have a representative there.

Graphical Abstracts

Graphical abstracts have become more popular recently and ESNM also want to promote this way of a fast appetizer to research data. It need not to be final versions, preliminary data such as used in abstracts may also be of relevance. This abstracts from Anne-Marie Wegeberg in Denmark shows how it can be done with preliminary data from a study in diabetic neuropathy, where the the gastric pH associates to different symptoms frequently reported by these patients.

Building Bridges ESNM at the AMMG Conference in the US

R. Dickman, Chair, Israeli Neurogastroenterology Group, represented ESNM at the annual Clinical Applications on Age Management Medicine Groupe Conference taking place in November 2018 in Tucson Arizona, US, by giving a lecture on the Relevance of Gut Microbiota in Gastroenterology Microbiome focusing on IBS and IBD.
(Dr Viswanathan and Prof Dickman)

Little Brain Big Brain 2018
The LBBB meeting is a biennial meeting of young investigators interested in neurogastroenterology. 34 participants discussed a wide range of preclinical and clinical research projects around the microbiota-gut-brain axis, from the motility of zebrafish, via the development of patient-derived gut organoids, to the patient experience of anti-emetic therapies.

LBBB Organising Committee

XXVI Meeting of the Sanisch Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (GEMD)
The GEMD celebrated their annual meeting in Madrid, the 23th and 24th November, preceded by the VIII Course of Neurogastroenterology and motility for trainees in gastroenterology with an intensive program on the most important functional and motility disorders, from the oro-pharinx to the ano-rectum, with a faculty of national experts in each field.
This years highlights were F. Zerbib and E. Savarino participating in a symposium on reflux disease that focused in the role of pH-measurements and pH-Impedance in the diagnosis of GERD. R. Di Giorgio participated together with A. Accarino and M. Jimenez in a symposium on chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction, probably the most serious, but fortunately low prevalent, motility disorder.

1st European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists
The First European Conference for Young Gastroenterologists took place in December 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia. This congress was successful both in terms of the scientific and social program.
There were around 500 participants from all around Europe and also from Egypt, Australia, Mongolia, Korea and Morocco. The program was scheduled according to the Blue Book and covered a variety of topics including some that are not usually discussed at UEG or ESNM meetings. The lecturers were in the format of pair-talks of both renowned senior and junior gastroenterologists. The audience liked the format, and this helped them to interact easily with the faculty. Moreover, it was unique opportunity for the young doctors to actively take a part and give a lecture on an international level.

nEUROgastro TANDEM 2019 - Deadline approaching

The 3rd edition of this novel type of young investigator meeting will take place in Lisbon (Portugal) from September 2nd-4th, 2019, just prior to ESNM meeting. The competitive application forum will be open until January 15th and can be accessed via the homepage:, where some impressions of the previous meeting in Cork 2017 can be found as well.
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 Kleve, Germany this year.
Step up to shape the future of neurogastroenterology and motility by being part of nEUROgastroTANDEM 2019.

GMFH Wold Summit March 23-24, 2019, Miami, US

Join the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) for the 8th annual Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit (GMFH) World Summit. This preeminent meeting on the gut microbiota will take place March 23 & 24, 2019 in Miami, Florida (U.S.).

For detailed programme click here

For Early Bird Registration click here

Upcoming ESNM Live Educational Meetings

HRM Hands-on course
March 30 - April 2, 2019, in Cluj, Romania

Click here to find out more, registration deadline January 15, 2019

The London Neurogastroenterology Course
April 17-18, 2019, at Queen Mary University London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Whitechapel, London, UK

Click here to find out more

Both events are supported with the UEG Activity Grant for Live Educational Events

Call for 2018 Best Paper Award in Neurogastroenterology and Motility

We are pleased to announce a call for the European Society of Neurogastroenterology (ESNM) Award for Best Paper published between January 2018 and Janury 2019.

To be considered for this award, the candidate should have published original work between January 2018 and Januray 2019 in a high ranking journal in the area of neurogastroenterology and motility. Candidates must be currently active in FGID research and should have at least one original research abstract accepted at the ESNM biennial meeting NeuroGASTRO 2019.

Deadline: May 31, 2019


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