ESNM Newsletter - April 2022

Dear members of the ESNM,

We are happy to bring you the latest news of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility with this new edition of our Newsletter.
First of all, ESNM has put together a series of Webinars on the subject of C.difficile infection (CDI) and we are very much looking forward to stimulating and very interesting live discussions with distinguished faculty and experts in the fields of neurogastroenterology, functional gastrointestinal disorders and microbiota. Make sure to join us by registering for this event free of charge!
Our Media Section has prepared some interesting graphic abstracts for you and has been working on a series of videos “ESNM inside” the first of which can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
We are also planning the next steps for #NeuroGASTRO2023 which will take place August 31 - September 02, 2023 as an in-person meeting in Romania! So mark your calendars and do not miss out on joining us!

Stay tuned for further developments and enjoy the newsletter!

Yours sincerely,
Qasim Aziz
ESNM President

ESNM Webinar Series 2022 on Clostridioides difficile

In a series of 7 webinar this programme will develop a full picture of the C. difficile infection (CDI) reaching from the importance of a healthy gut microbiota, to its detection and testing methods to current and future therapeutic approaches. Join our next webinar "Introduction to Clostridioides difficile infection" on April, 26, 16:00 - 17:00hrs. 


Graphic Abstract: The importance of meal-related pain across the globe 

Patients with disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI) report that food intake is associated with gastrointestinal symptoms. DGBI patients with meal-related symptoms may have more severe symptoms and poorer health overall, but this subgroup has not been well characterized. This study by Esther Colomier et al. set out to describe the global prevalence of meal-related abdominal pain and characterize this subgroup, using the data set originated from the population-based Rome Foundation Global Epidemiology Study.


Graphic Abstract: Delayed gastric emptying a predictor of mortality

Gastroparesis is defined as delayed gastric emptying associated with upper gastrointestinal symptoms. There is no systematic study that has addressed the impact of gastroparesis on mortality, based on gastric emptying measurement. Gourcerol et al. assessed whether delayed gastric emptying was predictive of mortality.


The discussion continues: How to raise the interest for neurogastroenterology?

From gut to brain and all facets between – the field of neurogastroenterology is truly fascinating whether you are medical doctor, a psychologist, dietician, pharmacologist or scientist. ESNM SC member Chloé Melchior presents experts in in the field at the Department of Molecular Clinical Medicine (Gothenburg), supervised by Pr Magnus Simrén. This video is one more contribution to our discussion on how to raise the interest for neurogastroenterology among young gastroenterologists.


NMO-Editor-in-Chief search announcement  
Dr. Stephen Vanner’s term as Editor-in-Chief of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (NMO) will end on December 31, 2022. The ESNM and ANMS have opened the search for the next Editor-in-Chief of our journal. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome.  


Annual Meeting SAGIM, Scandinavia 

The 2021 conference of the Scandinavian Association for Motility and Neurogastroenterology (SAGIM) was very successful with attendance from around Europe. There was excellent lectures from Danish and international experts on wide range of interesting topics. Unfortunately, the PhD network meeting was cancelled this year, due to the corona pandemic. Next year this meeting will again be held the day before the SAGIM meeting.

Annual Meeting NMD, Portugal 

On 19th-20th November 2021, the annual meeting of the NMD ( Neurogastroenterology and Digestive Motility Nucleus ) of the Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology was held. This face-to-face meeting was addressed to Gastroenterology Trainees and took place at the headquarters of the Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology in Lisbon. The two major topics addressed were the Microbiota and the Pelvic Floor.

Annual Meeting DGNM, Germany 

80 participants from different disciplines joined the 29th annual meeting of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (DGNM) from February 26 to 27, 2022. Because of ongoing restrictions due to the SARS-COV2 pandemic, the meeting took place online. Beside eleven sessions dedicated to basic and translational science and clinical science, the meeting focused on a Farewell Symposium for Michel Schemann with renowned scientists from all over the world and close collaborators.  

Save the date: IBS Days 2022

Outstanding speakers and innovative topics - be part of "IBS Days 2022". The next meeting stands under the motto "New insights for a better management of irritable bowel syndrome".

When? June 20- 22, 2022 

Where? Palazzo Re Enzo - Bologna, ltaly


LBBB 2022 in Germany
For more than 20 years, the forum for young and more experienced scientists has been themed "Little Brain" (enteric nervous system) and "Big Brain" (central nervous system). In 2022, the LBBB meeting will be held in Heiligkreuztal Monastery (Baden-Württemberg, Germany), and the application deadline is May 15, 2022.


Survey: Improvement opportunities 

in the care of patients with C. difficile infection
The not for profit research institute RAND Europe and clinical experts in the UK, Italy, France, Australia and Canada are conducting a study to better understand the diverse clinical and healthcare system related challenges in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of patients with C. difficile infection and to identify priorities for improving patient care.

We would very much like to reflect the views of diverse experts involved with patient care in our country and we would like to encourage you to complete the survey which can be accessed here:


Upcoming ESNM Educational and Endorsed Events

Annual Meeting Scandinavian Association for Motility and Neurogastroenterology (SAGIM)

Date: November 24-25, 2022

Registration: click here

IBS Days 2022, Bologna, Italy

Date: June 20-22, 2022

Registration: click here

SIDDS 2022 (Korean Society of Gastroenterology), virtual congress

Date: April 16-17, 2022

Registration: click here

UEG Summer School 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

Date: June 17 – 18, 2022

Registration: click here


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