ESNM Newsletter - January 2021

President Welcome
It is indeed an honour to be elected as the President of ESNM. I have been a member of this society since I was an early career researcher and have had the good fortune of serving it previously as a steering committee member. I am very grateful for the confidence shown in me by the ESNM steering committee and other members and I will try my very best to live up to your expectations.

ESNM has taken great strides forward since its inception due the foresight and dedication of its leadership that has steered the society towards the excellent current international standing that it enjoys.

Video NeuroGASTRO September 2-4, 2021
We are currently developing the right recipe for our congress. The NeuroGASTRO is the premier venue for researchers and clinicians alike to present their original research. Invited lectures by leading experts will provide updates on the rapidly advancing field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. To be held in Bucharest, Romania, September 2nd - 4th if the pandemic allows, otherwise virtual. Watch the video on our YouTube channel!


Video Neurogastroenterology and Motility, iMed Conference, Lisbon 2020
Luís Novais, Nova Medical School –New University of Lisbon talks about oesophageal high-resolution manometry including the Chicago Classification of oesophageal motility disorders v 3.0, achalasia classification relevance and ACG Clinical Guidelines. Pharyngeal  high-resolution manometry/impedance and antroduodenal/colonic/anorectal hight-resolution manometry is also covered. Watch the video on our YouTube channel!


Video POEM update 2020, iMed Conference, Lisbon 2020
Haruhiro Inohue , Professor and Chairman, Digestive Disease Center Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital; Tokyo, Japan, talks about POEM update 2020 : “POEM & POEM+F”: Peroral endoscopy myotomy for oesophageal achalasia including myotomy length during POEM based on Chicago Classification, furthermore he describes oesophageal motility disorders from the viewpoint of POEM and how to avoid post-POEM GERD, as well as POEM+ F (fundoplication)
Watch the video on our YouTube channel!


Video Malnourished Microbes - The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Child Undernutrition, iMed Conference, Lisbon 2020
Ruairi Robertson, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London talks about, the "Human Microbiome, the Gut Microbiota – A Complex Ecosystem, Child Malnutrition" including environmental enteric dysfunction , how the microbiota can predict healthy growth, the HOPE-SAM (Health Outcomes Pathogenesis & Epidemiology of Severe Acute Malnutrition) and microbiota-targeted therapies. Watch the video on our YouTube channel!


New Papers and Graphical Abstracts from Neurogastroenterology & Motility Journal
You do not want to miss any new papers and graphical abstract from Neurogastroenterology and Motility such as Michael Camilleri's "Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Straightening the road from the Rome criteria", Sign in at the publisher's page directly to automatically receive the regular eTOC (electronic table of content).

"Spilling out Guts": Newsletters from the Editors of NGM
In these monthly newsletters, the editors will highlight exciting current and upcoming articles in Neurogastroenterology and Motility and celebrate our past successes. The Editor’s Choice articles are free downloads for one month. We encourage your feedback and suggestions, as we continually strive to grow and improve the journal. To register for the editor's newsletter please click here

Annual Meeting: ASENEM, Spain

As every year, the ASENEM (Asociación Española de Neurogastroenterología y Motilidad) annual meeting has taken place November 2020. However, this XVIII edition has been quite different because of COVID-19 pandemic situation. With a new schedule distribution, during three consecutive afternoons we have had the pleasure of enjoying interesting lectures about really good-chosen hot topics on Neurogastrenterology. Besides, an online platform allows all the registered professionals to get the access to all the lectures included in the program for two months. 

New Book: Gut Feelings: Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction and the Patient-Doctor Relationship. A Guide for Patients and Doctors

A ground-breaking book on the science, diagnosis, and treatment of the Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI), formerly called Functional GI Disorders and the importance of effective communication skills for patients and their doctors.  The book was written as a collaboration by an internationally acclaimed gastroenterologist and a patient advocate with one main goal: to improve the care of patients with DGBI, as a cooperation between the Drossman Center and Rome Foundation.

Graphical Abstract: Impact of COVID-19 on the brain-gut-microbiota axis in Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Cristian Follmer from Laboratory of Biological Chemistry of Neurodegenerative Disorders, Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, has recently summarized new observations regarding a potential impact of COVID-19 on Parkinson’s disease with respect to the gut microbiome imbalance and neuroinflammation. In his letter published in Movement Disorders he presented how viral infections might promote gut dysbiosis and intestinal inflammation. This can lead to impaired mucosal integrity and release of lipopolysaccharides that, in turn, might stimulate the formation of deposits of α-synuclein in enteric nerves and neuroinflammation via microglial activation.
Click on the link to read full article:

Graphical Abstract: Large Retrospective Cohort Treated by Sacral Nerve Modulation for Fecal Incontinence

The aim of this study (Ten-year Evaluation of a Large Retrospective Cohort Treated by Sacral Nerve Modulation for Fecal Incontinence: Results of a French Multicenter Study) was to assess the effectiveness of sacral nerve modulation in a large cohort of patients implanted for at least 10 years, quantify adverse event rates, and identify predictive factors of long-term success. Long-term efficacy was maintained in approximately half of the faecal incontinence patients treated by sacral nerve modulation at least 10 years post-implantation.
Click on the link to read full article  DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004251


A tough and challenging year is going to its end and we want to cheer you up a bit by sharing latest news on GENIEUR:  Despite the lack of funding until lately, the teams were quite productive: Since the end of the COST Action BM1106 GENIEUR, 18 publications were published:  6 reviews and 12 original articles were published from GENIEUR partners; 4 manuscripts are under review/in revision, 3 further manuscripts are in preparation.

Upcoming ESNM Educational and Endorsed Events

DGNM Annual Meeting, (virtual and hybrid in Berlin, Germany)

Date: March 5-7, 2021

Registration: click here

IBS Days Bologna 2021

Date: November 2021

UEG Week Virtual 2020 Congress Review available

A digi-book which summarises scientific highlights and latest news in GI diseases, presented at the first virtual UEG Week.

UEG 2021 – New Updates, New Year!

UEG is ringing in the holidays with the decision to go fully virtual in 2021 and organise face-to-face congresses and events in 2022. UEG Week Virtual 2021 will be held from October 2 – 6 and will continue to uphold our standard of quality through innovative technological, design and programme advancements.  Watch the video from the UEG Executive Committee with exciting updates, such as CME accredited education and latest science throughout the year, abstract submission for UEG Week 2021 opening February 22, applying to our research fellowship and research prize, as both are now open, the return of our PGT to its CME accredited 3-year curriculum and much more!

FNM 2020 Takes Place April 14-17, 2021

To address this situation, we are presently developing a new, purpose-built virtual conference portal, which will run in parallel with the live, face-to-face conference. The virtual conference portal will feature videos of lectures, posters and poster presentations, as well as a range of other interactive features. The portal has been custom designed to meet the needs of our conference community, and we look forward to sharing more information about this with you in the near future.


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