ESNM Newsletter - July 2018

Take the opportunity, register for the FNM 2018, and join the "Get-Together at Amsterdam StrandZuid"

The FNM 2018 meeting will take place from 29 August to 1 September 2018 in Amsterdam, and will be jointly organized by the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, formed by ANMS, ANMA, ESNM, ANGMA and SLNG. FNM 2018 is hosted by the ESNM.
Meet renowned experts from all over the world and discuss the latest trends in neurogastroenterology.

You can browse through the top-class scientific programme of the FNM 2018; experts from all over the world will form the backbone of the programme on all four days.

Be informed that the event has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 21 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)

UEG Activity Grant

We are pleased to inform you that the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) approved two recent grant applications for ESNM, both on guideline development. One grant was approved for development of a guideline on achalasia (chaired by Arjan Bredenoord), another grant will allow the development of guideline for gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia (chaired by Paul Enck and Jan Tack).

Report IBS Days Bologna 2018

Nearly 400 physicians – mostly from Italy, but also from abroad – resembled in Bologna in these days to attend again the 2nd IBS Bologna Days (May 17 – 19, 2018), after a first edition in 2016, a CME programme dedicated to progress in our understanding and clinical management of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). World-known speakers from Europe, the US/Canada and from Asia presented an update on their research into mechanisms, diagnosis and therapy of IBS and related functional gastrointestinal disorders, including the role of the gut microbiota, food interventions, and associated conditions, e.g. celiac and non-celiac gluten hypersensitivity.

P. Enck

ESNM at the 8th European Paediatric Gastrointestinal Motility Meeting

The ESNM were well represented at 8th European Paediatric Gastrointestinal Motility Meeting (22nd-24th March, London, UK) particularly in the symposium ‘Key Players in GI motility: The Cutting Edge’ in which I spoke about ‘ The Microbiome’, Adam Farmer, ‘The Brain’ and Giovanni Barbara, ‘Neuroimmune Interactions’. This international meeting provides the main forum for Paediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility and celebrated the real progress made in the field and exciting prospects for the future.

N. Hyland

DDW 2018 Debate! To POEM or not to POEM?

Lee Swanstrom, surgeon, promoted POEM and stated that this technique already reached 10 years of clinical experience (7000 cases) with hundreds of publications. According to his experience and according to a metaanalysis, Heller myotomy and POEM are equivalent in regard to complications, relief of dysphagia (Eckardt Score) and GERD. In contrary, Peter Kahrilas promoted dilation, demonstrating that dilation of Type 2 is very successful (95-100%)

R. Dickman

Highlights NMO Journal (Volume 30, Number 7)

In the current issue of NGM, Chen and Yin review acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical stimulation as a treatment possibilities for functional gastrointestinal diseases. In the same issue two placebo-controlled studies document long-standing effects on functional dyspepsia and constipation Although the studies have limitations it is worth noting that the effects of neuromodulation on motility are at least as effective as prokinetics and analgesics, and it is likely worthwhile to include acupuncture and similar techniques in the treatment armamentarium for neurogastroenterologists.

AM Drewes

Best Abstracts NeuroGASTRO 2017

"Low-dose penicillin exposure in adolescent mice has long-term, sex-dependent consequences on behaviour and physiology" by Karen-Anne Neufeld
To date, no work has examined the potential impact of low-dose antibiotic treatment during later critical windows of development. Adolescence is a vulnerable period during which the brain is highly plastic and psychiatric illness often first manifests. Examining low-dose penicillin administration during this developmental period, and its effects on the microbiota-gut-brain axis is of high relevance.

"MRI detection and histological localization of transplanted neural crest derived stem cells (NCSCs) labeled with superparamagnetic nanoparticles in future perspectives for cell therapy of Hirschsprung’s disease" by Jasmin Clasohm

For the repopulation of the gut with neurons in case of diseases like e.g. Hirschsprung’s disease, neuronal progenitor or stem cells can be implanted via the perfusion of near located blood vessels.  Further, the migration and differentiation of those cells can be tracked by magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) after incorporation of superparamagnetic nanoparticles prior to cell implantation.

GMFH Wold Summit 2018 Report

Over 300 researchers, physicians, dietitians and other healthcare professionals gathered in Rome (Italy), last March, for the 7th edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2018. They discussed the latest developments in the field of gut microbiota and their application to clinical practice. With Prof. Fernando Azpiroz as Chair of the Scientific Committee, the summit was co-organized by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM), and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).

Upcoming ESNM Endorsed Events

Neurosciences Retreat The Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease

July 1-2, 2018, Schöntal, Germany
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Current and future management of digestive disease: from bench to bedside
November 8-10, 2018, Stresa, Italy
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Grupo Español de Motilidad Digestiva Annual Meeting and PGC 2018

November 22-24, 2018, Madrid, Spain
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First European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists

Challenges in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NGM session endorsed by ESNM

December 6-9, 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

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UEG Week 2018

UEG Week is the premier venue for researchers from across the globe to present their latest research.
UEG Week combines world class scientific research, invited lectures by leading minds in gastroenterology and an excellent Postgraduate Teaching Programme. Multidisciplinarity is a key focus of UEG Week, which covers topics of interest for the entire GI community.

Late-breaking abstract submission opens August 20, 2018.


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