ANMS Annual Meeting

General Information

Important Deadlines
Abstract Deadline for Young Investigator Forum: April 11, 2014 (11:59 pm midnight EST)
Meeting Preregistration: fee discount if registered before June 2, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 3, 2014 by 6:00 pm EST

On behalf of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), we wish to invite you to participate in our 9th Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility & Neurogastroenterology in Clinical Practice. Held in conjunction will be our Annual Young Investigator Forum which will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel from July 25-27, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Details are shown in the accompanying program.

This postgraduate course will cover the evaluation and treatment of patients with GI motility and functional GI disorders. It will emphasize new technologies and therapies. The highlight will be the use of several live demonstrations and interactive workshops for enhanced learning and the course is directed towards gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, nurses, technicians, fellows and other healthcare providers interested in GI motility disorders. Details are shown in the accompanying program.

Highlights of the Postgraduate Course will include:

Current & New Innovations in GI Motility by world experts including:

Live demonstrations

Young Investigator Forum

  • Deadline for application: April 11, 2014
  • Travel awards provided

The 2014 Young Investigator Forum (YIF) will be held in conjunction with the 2014 ANMS Clinical Course and will be comprised of a one and a half a day program for up to 15 participants who will be chosen through a competitive abstract submission process. Candidates for participation will be current gastroenterology students, trainees, or junior faculty with neurogastroenterology research interests. Selected participants will be invited to share a brief oral presentation from the submitted abstract. It is suggested that participants bring questions and discussion pertinent to research in neurogastroenterology. Participants are encouraged to bring a grant proposal or future research aims for discussion and faculty input, but this is optional.

The Forum's objectives are:

  1. To provide a unique opportunity for one-on-one mentoring of young investigators (trainees/junior faculty) who are pursuing an academic career in neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility disorders;
  2. To promote interaction of participants with established ANMS investigators by engaging in small group discussions, and participation in discussions on core academic topics (with a particular emphasis on academic and research success, and competitive grant submissions);
  3. To enhance academic portfolio and provide additional opportunities for academic growth and development

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.

Award Criteria: (a) The award criteria are based on career status (current student/trainee, or junior faculty 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 (b) scientific quality of the abstract. Each candidate’s abstract will be reviewed and scored by the awards based on the YIF faculty, and applicants achieving the highest composite score will be invited to participate.

Trainees or junior faculty should submit your research abstract, curriculum vitae (CV), and grant proposal (optional) before the application deadline on April 11, 2014 (midnight EST). Please forward your application materials to Lori Ennis at admin@motilitysociety.org. Travel awards will cover travel, 2 hotel nights and meals provided to those chosen to participate in the YIF.

The anticipated 2014 YIF schedule can be viewed at http://www.motilitysociety.org/abstract_instructions.php?what=yif. Participants should plan to attend the entire YIF meeting during the times listed on the program and also attend the Clinical Course on Saturday (July 26) and Sunday (July 27).

We hope you will consider attending the meeting and look forward to seeing you in Baltimore, Maryland and sharing in this exciting meeting.

Lin Chang, MD
President, ANMS