ESNM organises various educational and scientific events and hands-on courses in cooperation with its national affiliated societies and support from UEG. ESNM endorsing as well national events which are open for an international audience with an interest to increase their knowledge and expertise in neurogastroenterology and motility related topics.
How to apply
- Register your events by completing the endorsed event application form. Send the registration form, and attach your programme in English, as well as forwarding your promotional material or any documentation to promote your event.
- The programme will be reviewed by the ESNM Meetings Group, President and Treasurer and if approved, official ESNM endorsement will be provided. The scientific event will be advertised on the ESNM Website, be listed in the UEG event calendar and promoted via the quarterly ESNM Newsletter (January, April, July, October).
- The “ESNM endorsed” Logo is provided for the recognition of the scientific value of the event and shall be used in brochures or any other promotional material respectively used to advertise via the web.
- Evaluation of your application will be done four times a year, March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1. The decision and publication will take place within two weeks after the before named dates.
A positive approval of the request for endorsement depends on the particular scientific or educational relevance of the event and if it is not in competition with ESNM.
For endorsement of educational events: please note that the request for endorsement needs to be received by the ESNM office including a full program in English. The endorsement also requests that members of the ESNM Steering Committee have been involved in the program planning and active ESNM members are lecturing at the event.
Applicants agree to display the ESNM endorsement logo on all materials associated with the course or meeting, to give a minimum 10% discount on the registration fee for ESNM members, to provide a report within 3 weeks after the meeting.
For applications of UEG support for common educations events: please note that the ESNM office needs to receive your request at least two months ahead of the submission deadline including the program (in English). The support and cooperation of ESNM requires that the event is in no competition with ESNM politics, members of the ESNM Steering Committee have been involved in the program planning and active ESNM members are lecturing at the event.
Endorsement and advertisement will be provided at no cost with the exception of non-ESNM affiliated or external courses or meetings for which there is a €500,- fee if approved.
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Check out below for a listing of our previous endorsed educational meetings.
Little Brain, Big Brain
LBBB 2020/2021 report
The Little Brain Big Brain (LBBB) meeting has successfully cultivated numerous high achieving scientists in the field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility for over 3 decades. It has a long-standing tradition of being a unique gathering, which normally involves retreating into a remote location, where select and elite early career scientists from the international field can present their most novel discoveries to their peers. This meeting was designed to encourage young scientists to engage in lengthy discussions which is the catalyst for networking and collaborations.
Due to COVID-19 in 2020, we had to postpone LBBB 2020 despite having finalised all the details for the physical meeting meant to be held at Port Elliot YHA, South Australia. As the international borders remained closed, we created the first virtual LBBB meeting which was successfully held on 13-14 April 2021, just before the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (FNM) meeting. To stay true to the LBBB tradition, we curated a virtual version of the meeting by taking advantage of various online and social media platforms to promote engagement and collaboration. Our decision to go virtual was met with resounding enthusiasm from all the original LBBB participants that were selected by senior scientists in the field last year. We set up a Slack channel for all participants where they could upload their talks and facilitate interactions online. There were 26 participants (9 from USA, 7 from Australia, 6 from Europe, 3 from Canada and 1 from China) from interdisciplinary areas of research which we have broadly divided into 8 topical sessions that were run over “live” zoom sessions. The topics encompassed basic science and clinical research on the enteric nervous system and enteroendocrine cells within the gut, and their interaction with the brain and immune system in health and disease. During the zoom meetings, each presenter gave a one slide recap of their talks. At the end of each topical session, all participants mingled in smaller group breakout sessions and then reconvened in the larger group to have an extended discussion of the topic. Prizes were awarded to the best presenters at the meeting (Kristen Edwards – 1st prize, Maya Kaelberer – 2nd prize, Candice Fung – 3rd prize) and for best interaction at the Slack channel and live discussions (Peter Neckel, Pradeep Rajasekhar and Javier Aguilera).
LBBB interactions continued at the main FNM 2021 meeting for participants who could attend. There was a session at the FNM meeting which specifically showcased 4 presentations from the LBBB meeting.
The organisation of this LBBB meeting would not have been possible without the support from our sponsors from Takeda, ANMS, ESNM, DGNM and ANGMA societies and institutions at Flinders University and MIPS in Australia. As organisers, we are extremely proud to have achieved such a successful meeting and to continue the LBBB tradition against all odds. We are also happy to pass on the baton (and a vitual LBBB monkey mascot) of organising the next LBBB to a team of extremely capable team of scientists, Constanza Alcaino, Anthony Johnson, Naomi Tjaden, Peter Neckel and Florencia Carbone.