Cooperations & Friends

ESNM represents the largest network of neurogastroenterologists in the world; ESNM is also connected to a worldwide network of neurogastroenterologists and gastroenterologists.

Networking worldwide

With the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), the ESNM not only shares the society´s journal “Neurogastroenterology and Motility” (established in 1988) but also an agreement to initiate an International Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (FNM) that host an international meeting in the years between the biannual European respectively American neurogastroenterology meetings. The Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA) joined the FNM in 2012, and the Australasian NeuroGastroenterology and Motility Association (ANGMA) joined it in 2021 due to the Covid-19-pandemy as a hybrid meeting. The Latin-American Society for Neurogastroenterology (SLNG) will join soon. The next biennial FNM meeting will be held 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Networking in Europe

ESNM is a member of the pan-European United European Gastroenterology (UEG), a Federation of 16 ordinary gastroenterological European subspeciality societies plus 47 national gastroenterological societies. As one of the “sisters” ESNM is involved in all research and educational activities of UEG, shares responsibility for planning and conduct of the largest gastroenterology event worldwide (United European Gastroenterology Week, UEGW), for development of novel teaching and education tools, guideline development for clinical practice, and the future development of gastroenterology in general.


ESNM develops and supports specific tools and training modules in the field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. You want to learn more about these projects? You are interested in iniciating a new project? Please contact our office via E-mail to

Post-doctoral Young Investigator

ESNM has established its own post-doctoral young investigator forum called TANDEM and is internationally supporting a similar project called Little Brain Big Brain (LBBB).


This pan-European interdisciplinary network was established within the frame of the COST Action BM1106 GENIEUR (GENes in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Research Network EURope) to find the right approach to treatment of IBS with funding of the COST program. GENIEUR is currently supported be the ESNM to keep the network live. GENIEUR has significantly contributed to the improved study design in IBS. More than 80 experts from 22 European countries are engaged in GENIEUR.

The vision is to identify genetic factors (human genetics, epigenetics, metagenomics) contributing to IBS etiopathogenesis. The interdisciplinary connection of clinicians specialized in gut-brain disorders, immunology and psychiatry and basic scientists focusing on (epi-) genetics, microbiomics and phenotypic analysis of case-control cohorts is an important prerequisite for success in this field.

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