ESNM Newsletter - April 2023

NeuroGASTRO 2023: 

Abstract Submission open by April 15, 2023 

NeuroGASTRO 2023 is approaching and the abstract submission is still open. Submit your abstract by April 15, 2023 and be a part of this outstanding event, held in beautiful Bucharest, Romania. Furthermore, the early-bird registration is still open as well. Register by May 26, 2023 and benefit from early-bird pricing up to 20% off the standard fee. More information about abstract submission, registration and the event on our meeting website We are looking forward to meeting you!

Webinar Series: "Speed Date with Experts" 

After four successful episodes of our webinar series together with the Türk Gastroenteroloji Derneği (TGD) “Speed Date with Experts” the next webinar is already coming soon. Join us and chairs Serhat Bor & Edoardo Savarino if you want to learn more on „Bile acid diarrhea“ on April 3, 2023 at 7pm (CET). The registration is free of charge.

Young Investigator Meeting  "nEUROgastro TANDEM"

We are pleased to announce that our next nEUROgastro TANDEM will take place prior to NeuroGASTRO 2023, to be held in Bucharest, Romania. Application to the TANDEM Young Investigator Program is easy. Please check the eligibility criteria before applying. The deadline for application is March 31, 2023. Applicants are asked to submit their CV (one page), a letter of motivation (one page), a letter of support from their Head of Department and publication list (if available, not required). 

Annual Meeting: DGNM 

The 30th annual meeting of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (DGNM) was held in Berlin with 60 participants from various disciplines. The meeting consisted of 9 sessions with 36 talks on topics including basic and translational science, clinical science, and the gut microbiome. The winners of the Research Prize Neurogastroenterology 2022 were announced, and the society's activities were presented during the general assembly. 

Esophageal HRM Seminar & Hands on Course by INMG  

On March 14, 2023 the Israeli Neurogastroenterology and Motility Group had its first Esophageal HRM seminar day and hands on course dedicated for physicians that perform or interpret HRM tests. The scientific programme was very rich and included six outstanding lectures from excellent local speakers that covered topics from esophageal physiology to motility disorders with a special focus on Chicago IV classification.

Graphic Abstract: Functional Neuroimaging in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A study by Veronica Nistico, et al. provides a comprehensive review of the literature on functional neuroimaging in IBS and highlights brain alterations that are similar to those seen in other functional disorders, particularly functional movement disorders (FMD). The findings revealed abnormal activation and functional connectivity of the insular, cingulate, sensorimotor, and frontal cortices, as well as the amygdala and hippocampus, implying altered activity of the homeostatic and salience network and the autonomous nervous system, which are almost the same in the FMD patients. As a result, the authors hypothesized that various functional disturbances may share a common pathophysiology.


An Extraordinary Meeting in Extraordinary Times

Little Brain Big Brain is a biannual satellite meeting of young investigators in neurogastroenterology that usually precedes the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility 8FNM) congress. Due to the pandemic and the postponement of the FNM congress the XVIIth meeting was held as a stand-alone event in a special post-pandemic edition in Heiligkreuztal, Germany. The meeting showcased the latest research in the field and featured presentations by talented young scientists. An article about the meeting has been published in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 


Digital Monograph for Patients with IBS  
The digital monograph „Brain-gut communication: what's going on when bowel becomes nervous? The view on the irritable bowel syndrome from biopsychosocial perspective“ resulted from long-term research of functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders as a part of scientific projects financed by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and the University of Rijeka. The monograph is primarily dedicated to the patients with IBS, as well as to medical and psychology students, general practitioners, gastroenterologists and psychologists working with IBS patients.  


Video Series "ESNM Inside"  
The 5th episode of our short video series “ESNM inside - Interviews with our experts” features PD Dr. Jutta Keller from Israelitisches Krankenhaus in Hamburg, Germany. Together with other experts in the field of neurogastroenterolgy and motility Jutta Keller gives insights into a somewhat underestimated discipline. Watch the episode and the whole series on our official YouTube channel:  


Video: C. difficile Infection Patient Journey  
C. difficile infection, or CDI for short, occurs when the Clostridioides difficile bacterium grows out of control in the gut. As a follow-up to our webinar series about CDI in 2022, we would like to refer to the video of the Gastrointestinal Society, a registered Canadian charity, which was part of our webinar series. Watch the video on the official Gastrointestinal Society YouTube channel: 


UEG Week 2023 Abstract Submission & Registration 
UEG Week 2023 is coming up, and abstract submissions are still open by April 28, 2023. Selected abstracts will be published in the UEG Journal and included in the UEG Library. Engage in scientific exchange and gain insightful feedback, and qualify for diverse awards. Abstract submission is free, and you only need to register for the congress after your abstract is accepted. Registration is open from March 30, 2023.


Upcoming ESNM Educational and Endorsed Events

APNM 2023, Jeju, South Korea

Date: March 31 - April 1, 2023

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SIDDS 2023, Seoul, South Korea

Date: April 8-9, 2023

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European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists (ECYG), Dubrovnik, Croatia

Date: May 18 - 21, 2023

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Ascona III, Ascona, Switzerland

Date: May 15-19

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NeuroGASTRO 2023, Bucharest, Romania

Date: August 31 - September 2, 2023

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ISDE World Congress For Esophageal Diseases 2023, Toronto, Canada

Date: September 8 - 10, 2023

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UEG Week 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark

Date: October 14-17, 2023

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FNM 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

Date: November 7-9, 2024

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