ANMS Annual Meeting

General Information

Important Deadlines 
Abstract Deadline: March 4, 2016 (11:59 PM midnight EST)

Early Bird Registration: fee discount if registered by May 25, 2016

Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 22, 2016

On behalf of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), we wish to invite you to participate in the 11th Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility & Neurogastroenterology in Clinical Practice, 2nd Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Joint International Meeting (2016 FNM International Scientific Meeting), and the Young Investigator Forum which will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, from August 25-28, 2016 in San Francisco, California, USA.

The FNM Meeting will be hosted by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), and jointly sponsored by the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM), Asian Neuogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA), Australasian NeuroGastroenterology and Motility Association, Inc., (ANGMA), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Neurogastroenterología (SLNG).

Details are shown in the accompanying programs: FNM Scientific MeetingClinical Course.

Program Overview: This postgraduate course will cover the evaluation and treatment of patients with GI motility and functional GI disorders. It will emphasize new technologies as well as medical and non-medical therapies. The course will be composed of a series of sessions covering diverse topics in neurogastroenterology and motility, given by experts in the field. 

Highlights of the Postgraduate Course include:

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. In addition, the adoption by learners of the national and ANMS practice guidelines on diagnosis and treatment will increase their competence and lead to improved and optimal patient care.

Highlights of the Scientific Meeting include:

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.

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 . Candidates for participation will be current gastroenterology medical and PhD students, trainees, or junior faculty (less than 2 years on faculty at the time of the meeting) 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. Submission materials: 1) Curriculum vitae; 2) Scientific abstract- The abstract submission can be a new abstract or one previously submitted to another scientific meeting, and should be 2700 or fewer characters; and 3) Grant proposal (Optional; can be similar to a 5-page NIH grant proposal or just Research aims and hypothesis) - this can be used for the purposes of discussion and faculty input during the small group breakout session on grant writing skills. Grant proposal is optional for application but if accepted then a grant proposal is required for participation (2 to 5 pages)

Please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae and grant proposal to All participants are encouraged to bring academic-related questions on topics to be discussed and other pertinent issues.

The Forum's objectives are:

  1. 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;
  2. 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);
  3. 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 San Francisco, California and sharing in this exciting meeting. 

John W. Wiley, MD
President, ANMS