ESNM Newsletter - October 2018

Re-election and Replacements in the Steering Committee

ESNM has been reorganized with a new treasurer, two new members and the well known and highly appreciated experienced President. 

The "Biology-First" Hypothesis: Functional disorders may begin and end with biology-A scoping view
While it is generally accepted that gastrointestinal infections can cause functional disturbances in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract-known as postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) and functional dyspepsia (PI-FD)-it has still not been widely recognized that such an infection can also initiate functional non-intestinal diseases, and that non-intestinal infections can provoke both intestinal and non-intestinal functional disturbances.

P. Enck, N. Mazurak

Probiotics are mostly useless and can actually hurt you
Probiotics are one of the most commonly consumed dietary supplements. The rationale for their use varies, but the most frequent reasons are alleviation of gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea or acute enteric infections, “fortification” of the immune system and promotion of wellbeing. However, there is great need in additional evidence-based proof of such probiotics impacts in humans. In study by Zmora et al. DOI: the authors investigated the possible role of probiotic supplementation in both humans and mice and found that probiotics induced a transient and individualized impact on mucosal community structure and gut transcriptome. The main recommendation was that empiric probiotics supplementation may be limited as a universal therapy, but that new personalized probiotic approaches should be recommended.
G. Hauser

ESNM Teaching Video:
IBS Involving Both Sides - Listening to the Patients

This video presents interviews with the patients with irritable bowel syndrom as a part of the ongoing scientific project „Biopsychosocial aspects of functional bowel disorders“, financed by the University of Rijeka.

G. Hauser

UEG Activity Grants for Live Educational Events

We are pleased to inform you that the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) approved two recent grant applications for ESNM, both on Live Educational Events.
HRM Hands-on course

March 30 - April 2, 2019, in Cluj, Romania

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

Practical Motility Day – Impressions

On Saturday, June 30th, 25 medical professionals from all over Switzerland participated in the first SwissNGM practical motility course, planned by local organizer Dr. Lenglinger, Bern and PD Dr. Pohl, President SwissNGM. An interactive program had been developed, alternating between “state of the art” motility talks on upper gastrointestinal function and practical teaching sessions on individual cases with personalized laptops per participant, supported by dedicated tutors from centers across the country.

D. Pohl

Report IZN Retreat 2018

On July 1-2, 2018 the annual retreat of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of the University of Heidelberg (IZN) took place at the monastery Schöntal. 146 people from 37 IZN Research Groups including 35 Major Neuroscience students from Heidelberg attended. This was the first IZN Retreat dedicated to neurogastroenterology and the gut brain axis.

The Retreat was opened by the IZN Director Hilmar Bading. Topics such as the ENS and its function, the development of the ENS, and latest research data including a paradigm shift in neuroscience based on recent research data of the microbiota gut brain axis were presented throughout the meeting."

B. Niesler

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.).
The 2019 program will present the latest evidence on the interaction between diet, nutrition and the gut microbiome. Learn how diet and nutrition are being used in concert with traditional therapies to manage GI disorders.

Upcoming ESNM Endorsed Events

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.

The online programme features all sessions and speakers at UEG Week Vienna 2018.
UEG Week pathways tool: Check out the NEUROGASTROENTEROLOGY & MOTILITY pathway by setting the respective filter in the online programme!


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