Abstract information for NeuroGASTRO 2019

All accepted abstracts are published in Neurogastroenterology and Motility, the official online journal of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.

Please access the NMO online journal at:

Furthermore all abstracts will be available in this website and in the Congress App.

Date of Submission

The original deadline of 15th of April has been extended until Tuesday, the 30th of April, 2019.

Guidelines for Preparation

A title that clearly indicates the nature of the investigation needs to be provided.

Abbreviations should be avoided in the abstract title but may be used in the text, if they are defined at first usage.

The authors’ names (full first names, family names) and places of work (institution, city, country) must be shown.

The abstract should be as informative as possible:

  1. State the specific objective of the study
  2. State the methods used, if pertinent
  3. Summarize the results obtained
  4. State the conclusions reached

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.


A maximum of 10 authors can be added during submission of your abstract. In case where there are more than 10 authors, please use a group name.

Guidelines for Submission

Abstracts may be submitted only electronically via the congress website.

To submit your abstract, please visit the site


Abstracts sent by mail, email or fax will not be accepted.

The length of the abstract should not exceed 350 words, including author details and headers.

The abstract should be structured as indicated in the guidelines. One figure can be included.

Abstracts can be saved in draft status and completed before the deadline.

The submission system will generate a temporary submission number that must be used in all correspondence. If you do not receive this number immediately after your submission by email, your abstract has not been registered.

Choose one primary topic listed on the website that best corresponds to the content of your abstract. If you wish, you can also select an alternative topic - this, however, is not mandatory.

Tick the relevant box corresponding to your preferred method of presentation. Note that the ESNM Scientific Committee may or may not consider this choice.

If you need to withdraw your abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent  via email to no later than June 15, 2019. Thereafter, ESNM cannot make any changes in its printed version of the abstract booklet.


  • Faecal incontinence and constipation
  • Endoscopy in Neurogastroenterological and motility disorders
  • Brain gut axis
  • Visceral pain mechanisms
  • Animal/model models of motility and visceral pain disorders
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Oesophageal motility disorders
  • Microbiota
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Gastrointestinal Manifestation of Systemic Disease
  • Functional dyspepsia, IBS, Functional diarrhea and other Functional disorders
  • Others


There will be prizes for the best Basic, Translational and Clinical Abstracts, where authors will be given the opportunity to deliver their paper at one of the plenary sessions. In addition, there will also be a prize for the best Trainees submission (see "Young Investigator Award").

Young Investigator Award

One of the goals of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility is to broaden the network of Neurogastroenterology & Motility and to support then in their (inter)national research projects.

Therefore, ESNM encourages the participation of its young members in the NeuroGASTRO 2019 Conference, as well as the presentation of their research work. The ESNM Young Investigator Award facilitates young clinicians and investigators from all over the world to present an abstract during the NeuroGASTRO 2019.

To make this happen ESNM awards EUR 500,  as well as waiving the registration fee for the NeuroGASTRO 2019 conference, for outstanding research by young scientist members contributing to the NeuroGASTRO meeting.

All young scientists submitting abstracts are encouraged to apply by ticking the corresponding box during abstract submission. The nominee must be first author on an abstract submitted, graduate student/resident/fellow, and no older than 35 years of age. The evaluation will be done by the respective committee.

The Young Investigator Award winners will be informed directly at the NeuroGASTRO 2019 conference.