Abstract Deadline: March 29, 2013 (11:59 pm midnight EST)
Meeting Preregistration: fee discount if registered before July 15, 2013
Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 22, 2013
On behalf of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), we wish to invite you to participate in our 17th Neurogastroenterology & Motility Scientific Meeting, 8th Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility & Neurogastroenterology in Clinical Practice and Young Investigator Forum which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa from September 20-22, 2013 in Huntington Beach, California, USA.
Details are shown in the accompanying program.
Highlights of the Postgraduate Course include:
- Focus on applications of gastrointestinal motility tests in clinical practice
- Workshops for different levels: physicians, nurses, technicians, and gastroenterology fellows
- Case-based learning for physicians, nurses, and gastroenterology fellows
The goal of this course is to familiarize and update participants on the current indications, methodology, interpretation, and proper use of clinical GI motility tests. In addition, this course will provide an in-depth discussion on the pathophysiology and treatment of GI motility and functional bowel disorders.
Highlights of the Scientific Meeting include:
- ANMS Tripuraneni Oration entitled "Managing the challenges of the future: lessons from global health", Tadataka Yamada (click here for information on speaker)
- State-of-the-art lectures on hot topics in Neurogastroenterology & Motility
- Oral and Poster scientific presentations on cutting-edge research
- Young investigator Forum
The scientific meeting will address many cutting-edge research areas which range from clinical to translational and basic aspects of neurogastroenterology and functional GI disorders. Topics will include mechanisms of visceral pain, genetic and epigenetic approaches, role of the gut microbiota, food sensitivities and intolerances, patient reported outcomes and biomedical informatics. Disease areas that will be discussed include including esophageal disorders, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and fecal incontinence. In addition, participants will learn more about current and novel therapeutic approaches for these conditions including the role of acid-suppressants, prokinetics, probiotics, dietary interventions, visceral analgesics, secretagogues, guanylate cyclase C agonists, and other novel and emerging therapies as well as devices.
- This meeting provides a forum for research scientists and clinicians to work together in a multidisciplinary, interactive and supportive collaborative manner so as to generate new ideas and research applications to move this field forward.
- Invited speakers will present state-of-the-art research that focuses on disease mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders involving gastrointestinal neurogastroenterologic function, sensation, psychosocial aspects, and brain-gut interactions
- The conference is designed to provide a forum for the presentation, discussion and debate of translational and clinical research in the area of neurogastroenterology and motility, and functional gastrointestinal disorders so that physicians and health care professionals diagnosing and managing patients in this area will be able to apply the latest evidence-based approaches to optimize effective patient outcomes.
Young Investigator Forum
The Young Investigator Forum will be held simultaneously and organized comprising of two and a half a day program for 15 Fellows who will be chosen through a competitive abstract submission process and who will be invited to present and oral presentation from the abstract submitted. The award criteria are based on career status (less than five years from obtaining their degree and in an early stage of an independent career in both basic science and clinical investigation) and the scientific quality of the abstract. Each abstract will be reviewed and scored by three reviewers and the awards based on the highest scoring abstract. Please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae to email@example.com. All participants are encouraged to bring academic-related questions on topics to be discussed and other pertinent issues.
- To provide a unique opportunity for one-on-one mentoring of young investigators (trainees) who will pursue an academic career in FGIDs and neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility disorders;
- To interact with young investigators by engaging in small group discussions, and providing didactic lectures on core academic topics (publishing, grant submissions, giving lectures, and starting a motility lab);
- To provide and develop leadership skills and discuss opportunities for academic growth and development
We hope you will consider attending the meeting and look forward to seeing you in Huntington Beach, California and sharing in this exciting meeting.
Lin Chang, MD