Scientific Themes

Scientific Content of NeuroGASTRO 2019

Main Topics

The Scientific Programme will encompass the following main topics:

  1. Mechanisms underlying normal and disordered gastrointestinal function
  2. Pain mechanisms and visceral hypersensitivity
  3. Role of the microbiome in health and disease
  4. Dietary interventions including probiotics, prebiotics and symbiotics
  5. Mechanisms and diagnostic techniques in food intolerance
  6. Pathophysiological and clinical aspects of functional oesophagogastro-intestinal disorders
  7. Technologies for the assessment of oesophagogastro-intestinal motility and perception
  8. Current and future therapies for disordered gut function and functional gastrointestinal disorders

Session Formats

The 4th Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility – NeuroGASTRO 2019 offers a mix of basic, translational and clinical science sessions.

Postgraduate Course

The Postgraduate Course will provide an update on the clinical aspects of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. During this half-day course renowned experts will provide practice-oriented comprehensive overviews, covering pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of GI motility and functional disorders.

Plenary Sessions

There are two plenary sessions, in the first and second days of the meeting. The invited lectures in these sessions last 30 minutes, including discussion. In addition, one or two top-ranked abstracts that fit in the theme of the session will be presented orally. The time allotted for oral presentations is 15 minutes, including questions.

Parallel Symposiums

There are three simultaneous, parallel symposiums. One of these has a basic science theme, another one a translational theme and the third is a clinical science session. Most parallel sessions last 90 minutes and comprise two invited lectures (30 minutes) and two selected abstract presentations (15 minutes each).

Poster Sessions

Accepted Posters will be exhibited during NeuroGastro 2019, and will be grouped into areas of research. The poster exhibition offers an effective forum for the exchange of information, and a plataform to communicate ideas, research and programmes.

Genieur Reloaded Session

In this session, the GENIEUR group (Pan-European inter-disciplinary network to identify genetic factors contributing to IBS etiopathogenesis) will provide an update of their work.

Industry-Sponsored Sessions

The industry sponsored sessions are organised by the industry in consultation with the scientific committee. The programme of the industry sponsored sessions is not affiliated with ESNM. 

CME Accreditation

The 4th Biennial Meeting of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility, 5 to 7 September 2019 was granted European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

A certifcate of attendance along with CME credits can be requested by e-mail to: from 8 September to 31 December 2019.

Please note that attendance and full payment will be audited and an evaluation of the congress will be required  in order to receive CME credits.

EACCME® Accreditation

To obtain this certificate, paticipants must complete the feedback form available at: and e-mail it to the se-cretariat after the congress, requesting the EACCME® credits certificate. Certificates will not be sent to participants who have not sent the feedback form.

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participa-tion at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.

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