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Complete Programme

Thursday, 5th September 2019

7:30h Opening of Registration Desk

8:30-10:10h Postgraduate Course Session 1 - Advances in Clinical Measurement of GI Motility & Function (Main Room)

08:30-08:50h Oropharyngeal evaluation
08:50-09:10h Oesophageal motility
09:10-09:30h GERD assessment
09:30-09:50h Gastric physiology tests
09:50-10:10h Case based discussion

10:10-11:00h Coffee Break

11:00-12:20h Postgraduate Course Session 2 - Advances in Clinical Measurement of GI Motility & Function (Main Room)

11:00-11:20h Small intestinal motility
11:20-11:40h Breath tests
11:40-12:00h Colonic and anorectal manometry
12:00-12:20h Case based discussion

12:20-13:00h Lunch/Posters

13:00-13:45h Industry Symposium 1: Allergan - Diabetic Gastroparesis (Room 1)

14:00-15:30h Plenary Session 1 (Main Room)

14:00-14:15h Welcome address and opening ceremony
14:15-14:45h Lifetime achievement award: State of the Art
14:45-15:00h Plenary best abstract: Basic science
15:00-15:30h State of the art: Basic science – Signalling in the gut

15:30-16:00h Tea

16:00-18:00h Symposiums 1 / 2 / 3 

Symposium 1: What's New In Oesophageal Motility (Main Room)

16:00-16:30h Diagnosis of oesophageal motility disorders
16:30-16:45h Free paper 1
16:45-17:15h Achalasia
17:15-17:30h Free paper 2
17:30-18:00h Functional dysphagia

Symposium 2: Microbiota (Room 1)

16:00-16:30h The microbiota and colonic ion secretion
16:30-16:45h Free paper 1
16:45-17:15h Mechanisms of action of probiotics and the gastrointestinal microbiota on gut motility and constipation
17:15-17:30h Free paper 2
17:30-18:00h Microbiota maintenance of the gut epithelial barrier

Symposium 3: Obesity (Room 2)

16:00-16:30h Microbiota under conditions of obesity
16:30-16:45h Free paper 1
16:45-17:15h Alteration of vagal functions in obesity
17:15-17:30h Free paper 2
17:30-18:00h Motility under conditions of obesity

18:00-19:00h Welcome Reception & Faculty Photograph

Friday, 6th September 2019

8:00h Opening of Registration Desk

9:00-10:30h Plenary Session 2 (Main Room)

09:00-09:30h Opioids and the GI tract
09:30-09:45h Best abstract: Translational science
09:45-10:00h Best abstract: Clinical science
10:00-10:30h What can new motility techniques tell us about the pathphysiology of ibs

10:30-11:00h Coffee Break

11:00-12:30h Symposiums 4 / 5 / 6

Symposium 4: FI / Constipation (Main Room)

11:00-11:30h Investigation and evidence based management of FI
11:30-11:45h Free paper 1
11:45-12:15h Investigation and evidence based management of constipation
12:15-12:45h Debate: This house believes that investigations are useful in the evaluation of anorectal disorders

Symposium 5: Joint ESNM/ESGE Endoscopy in Motility Disorders (Room 1)

11:00-11:30h Endoscopic treatment of oesophageal obstruction
11:30-11:45h Free paper 1
11:45-12:15h Endoscopic treatment of reflux & gastroparesis
12:15-12:45h Endoscopy small bowel and colon

Symposium 6: Brain Gut Axis (Room 2)

11:00-11:30h Microbiota gut brain axis and mood
11:30-11:45h Free paper 1
11:45-12:15h Gut microbiome in obesity and metabolic syndrome
12:15-12:45h The big brain in the brain gut axis

12:30-13:00h Lunch/Posters

13:00-13:45h Industry Symposium: SANOFIO - BISACODYL (Room 1)

14:00-15:30h Symposiums 7 / 8 / 9


Symposium 7: Trainees Symposium (Main Room)

14:00-14:15h The Rome process
14:15-14:30h How to get published in high impact journals
14:30-14:45h Top tips on how to excel as a basic scientist in NG&M
14:45-15:00h Top tips on how to excel as a clinical scientist in NG&M
15:00-15:15h Free paper 1 – Trainees prize
15:15-15:30h How to write a successful grant application

Symposium 8: Visceral Pain Mechanisms (Room 1)

14:00-14:30h Gut microbiota regulates maturation of the adult enteric nervous system via enteric serotonin networks
14:30-14:45h Free paper 1
14:45-15:00h Free paper 2
15:00-15:30h Toll-like receptors, the enteric nervous system and neuromuscular function

Symposium 9: ESNM/ANMA Joint Symposium (Room 2)

14:00-14:30h Gastroesophageal reflux disease: East meets West
14:30-15:00h Functional dyspepsia and gastroparesis: East and West
15:00-15:30h IBS: East vs. West

15:30-16:00h Tea

16:00-18:00h Symposiums 10 / 11 / 12


Symposium 10: Mucosal Disease and Allergies (Main Room)

16:00-16:30h EOE
16:30-16:45h Free paper 1
16:45-17:15h Coeliac disease
17:15-17:30h Free paper 2
17:30-18:00h Microscopic colitis


Symposium 11: Animal/Human Models of Motility Disorders (Room 1)

16:00-16:30h Rodent models of IBS
16:30-16:45h Free paper 1
16:45-17:15h Animal models of parkinson’s disease
17:15-17:30h Free paper 2
17:30-18:00h Ex vivo human models


Symposium 12: Reflux Disease - What's New in 2019 (Room 2)

16:00-16:30h Role of hypersensitivity
16:30-16:45h Free paper 1
16:45-17:15h GORD diagnosis
17:15-17:30h Free paper 2
17:30-18:00h New treatments

19:00-20:00h ESNM Recharged


Saturday, 7th September 2019

8:00h Opening of Registration Desk

9:00-10:30h Symposium 13: Rome Foundation (Main Room)

09:00-09:30h Rome foundation update on activities
09:30-10:00h Post infection IBS
10:00-10:30h Brain gut axis in IBS
10:30-11:00h Food and IBS

10:30-11:00h Coffee Break

11:00-12:30h Symposiums 14 /15 / 16

Symposium 14: Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Disease (Main Room)

11:00-11:30h Diabetes
11:30-11:45h Free paper 1
11:45-12:15h Connective tissue disorders
12:15-12:45h Neurological disease

Symposium 15: Portuguese Language Symposium (Room 1)

11:00-11:30h Present and future
11:30-12:00h Combined hypnosis-echography therapy in IBS
12:00-12:30h Can the microbiome be the key to health?

Symposium 16: Microbiota and Other Disorders (Room 2)

11:00-11:30h Nutrition, microbiota and metabolic disease
11:30-11:45h Free paper 1
11:45-12:15h Liver diseases and microbiota
12:15-12:30h Brain gut axis

12:30-13:00h Lunch/Posters

13:00-13:45h Industry Symposium: Biocodex (Room 1)

14:00-15:30h Symposiums 17 and 18


Symposium 17: IBS: Nature or Nurture? (Main Room)

14:00-14:30h IBS: Is it all in the genetics
14:30-15:00h FGIDs – What is the role of food & environment
15:00-15:30h Post infectious IBS

Symposium 18: At the Interface - The Mucosal Barrier (MC) (Room 1)

14:00-14:30h In functional dyspepsia
15:00-15:30h In non-coeliac gluten sensitivity
15:00-15:30h In irritable bowel syndrome

15:40-16:15h Closing ceremony & Awards for best abstracts