Significant progress is being made toward diagnosis, evaluation and management of sensori-motor dysfunction, gut microbiota, gut-brain axis, nutrition, eosinophilic esophagitis. Read the most recent news here.

IBS Days in Bologna with experts from all over the world

"New insights for a better management of irritable bowel syndrome" was the motto of this years IBS Days in Bologna with experts from all over the world. The 2022 edition of the biennial IBS DAYS congress was held in Bologna on June 20-22 and provided current views and a look to the future on the rapidly advancing field of IBS.

New guideline is out: Functional bowel disorders with diarrhoea

Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) and functional diarrhoea (FDr) are the two major functional bowel disorders characterized by diarrhoea. UEG and ESNM published the new clinical guideline “Functional bowel disorders with diarrhoea”. Learn more about this clinically helpful tool to provide best-practice based healthcare among a large group of patients.

Graphic Abstract: Functional Neuroimaging in IBS

In a study Nistico et al. reviewed literature on functional neuroimaging in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to find out whether there are similarities between those seen in IBS and other functional disorders, especially functional movement disorders (FMD). The study revealed abnormal activation and functional connectivity of brain areas of IBS patients which coincide with examinations of FMD patients. Nistico et al. hypothesize that various functional disturbances may share a common pathophysiology.

New Video „ESNM inside“ – interviews with our experts

Talking about Neurogastroenterology & Motility – our video format „ESNM inside“ gives insights into a somewhat underestimated discipline. With this series we want to reach out to young gastroenterologists and medics and raise their interest by talking to experts on the wide field of neurogastroenterology. Watch our latest video with Jean-Marc Sabaté from Hôpital Avicenne (APHP) in Paris and his work and his thoughts on the importance of neurogastroenterological research.

Upcoming Events

ESNM is very pleased to announce events with numerous participants, bringing together researchers and clinicians in the extensive field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some events are still held virtually. This page lists a selected number of upcoming prime events.

UEG Week 2022

Vienna, AT

ISM: Targeting Microbiota


Annual Meeting Scandinavian Association for Motility and Neurogastroenterology (SAGIM)

Copenhagen, Denmark

European Colorectal Congress 2022

St. Gallen, CH

ECCO '23

Copenhagen, DK

NeuroGASTRO 2023

Bucharest, Romania

ESNM Meeting FNM & PNM Meeting Educational Event Endorsed Event Webinar


ESNM welcomes new applications for membership from clinicians, researchers and others who are interested in the field of Neurogastroenterology, Motility and related disciplines.

About ESNM

Founded in 1982, ESNM has become the leading Scientific Society in the field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, deeply rooted across Europe and the world. Today 18 affiliated Societies and more than 3,400 members belong to the community. ESNM represents a large network of researchers and clinicians in various fields of medicine (basic, translational and clinical science).

Who we are

ESNM has a specific focus on the neural, endocrine, metabolic, immunological and microbiological regulation of gastrointestinal functions in health and in diseases. Our clinical focus includes functional bowel disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, etc.), post-infectious bowel conditions, visceral pain syndromes (e.g. pancreatitis), and non-intestinal disorders with disturbances of intestinal functions.

The mission of ESNM is to expand knowledge and interest in the field, to educate the younger generation of physicians in basic and clinical aspects in the field, to promote scientific and educational events, to encourage basic and clinical research in the field  and to establish the standards for good clinical practice and patient care.

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  • 2022-09-28 esnm_eu - RT @joostphdrenth: ✅Eosinophilic oesophagitis in 🇩🇰 🧮Population‐based epidemiology @UEGJournal @WileyHealth @DGNM_DE @drtinejess @NGMJo…
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