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.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary lectures of 30 minutes, focussing on a particular topic from a Key Opinion Leader. They will focus on a particular topic and present the very latest data related to it.

Industry-Sponsored Sessions

Industry sponsored sessions are organised by the industry in consultation with the scientific committee are considered for the congress days on Friday and Saturday. These sessions are scheduled during the congress and will not interfere with the scientific programme.

Free Presentations

Selected abstract submissions will be presented during free presentations generally lasting 60 minutes. Oral presenters will be allocated 10-15 minutes for their presentation including time for questions from the audience.


Authors are invited to present their latest research findings or important ongoing research as posters; these will be grouped into areas of research by the NeuroGASTRO scientific committee.