Welcome Address

As hosting organization the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) is proud to announce FNM 2018 - 3rd Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from August 29th to September 1, 2018.

The FNM (previously NGM) is held every two years and jointly organised by the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Originally founded by the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, the Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA) was accepted as full Federation member in 2013. Together with the associate members, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Neurogastroenterología (SLNG) and the Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANGMA) , the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility shall serve as common voice of all its members, to articulate the perspectives of the scientific discipline to national and international agencies, foundations, philanthropic organizations and industry.

This will be another unique opportunity to present your work, discuss your neurogastroenterology research and clinical practice with numerous colleagues and a distinguished faculty from Europe and around the globe.

We hope to see you in Amsterdam in 2018.

Giovanni Barbara
ESNM President

Paul Enck
ESNM Treasurer

André Smout
ESNM Representative for The Netherlands

Congress Information

Congress Venue

Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Website: www.rai.nl/en


Information about Registration fees and Online Registration Process for the FNM 2018 - 3rd Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility will follow soon.

Scientific Contents

The scientific programme will encompass the following main topics:

  1. Mechanisms underlying normal and disordered gastrointestinal function
  2. Pain mechanisms and visceral hypersensitivity
  3. Role of the microbiome in health and disease
  4. Dietary interventions including probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics
  5. Mechanisms and diagnostic techniques in food intolerance
  6. Pathophysiological and clinical aspects of functional esophagogastro-intestinal disorders
  7. Technologies for the assessment of esophagogastro-intestinal motility and perception
  8. Current and future therapies for disordered gut function and functional gastrointestinal disorders

Abstract Submission

The Scientific Committee invites you to participate actively in this congress which will be an extraordinary occasion for the exchange of thoughts and experiences. We look forward to receiving abstracts online for consideration and inclusion in the scientific program as oral or poster presentation.

Further information about the abstract submission will follow soon!

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The FNM 2018 - 3rd Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility which will be held from August 29 to September 1, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands offers companies the opportunity to become sponsors, enabling them to promote their scientific endeavours. A technical exhibition will be organised in the main foyer close to the poster exhibition. Coffee bars will be located in the vicinity of the technical exhibition.

Potential exhibitors are kindly invited to request information from the congress and exhibition office CPO HANSER SERVICE at fnm2018@cpo-hanser.de.

Key Contact: Mrs. Antje Veldhues

Contact Information

ESNM Secretariat
c/o Vienna Medical Academy
Alser Strasse 4
1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 405 13 83 31
Fax: +43 1 407 82 74
Email: info@esnm.eu

Congress & Exhibition Office

The Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for the FNM 2018 and contractor for sponsorship and exhibition is:

Congress and Exhibition Office
Hanser & Co GmbH
Hamburg Office
P.O. Box 1221
D-22882 Barsbüttel, Germany
Phone: +49 – (0)40 – 670 88 2-0
Fax: +49 – (0)40 – 670 32 83
Email: fnm2018@cpo-hanser.de

General Information


Welcome to Amsterdam – town with fan-shaped canals, city where Spinoza and Descartes once lived, place of free thinkers and merchants, town with metropolitan features, attractive destination for young people. Its rich and poignant history can be admired during a boat ride in its 17th century circular canals (Unesco World Heritage), at the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, the van Gogh Museum and, conveniently around the corner, the Stedelijk Museum. Be cool and visit ‚Noord‘ with its movie museum (‘eye‘), grand cafés and revolving building. Concertgebouw or Opera: plan in advance. On the spot: many stages or theaters in town. Drink beer, eat French fries with mayonnaise or, if you insist, go inside a ‘coffee shop’. Amsterdam will impress you with its modernity among history and its notorious tradition of not being traditional. Long ago, the government deemed it safer to rule from The Hague. But like everybody likes to be in Amsterdam, even the Monarch has its own residence in town. Now it is your turn.

Airport and arrival information

Amsterdam has one airport: Schiphol with international flights from major cities all over the world. Amsterdam is easily accessible from all points on the globe. Congress participants arrive at Schiphol, acknowledged as one of the world’s best airports. From there the train ride to the city center takes less than 15 minutes.

Transport between airport and city / city and Amsterdam RAI

The airport is linked to public transportation, trains run directly to Amsterdam Central and Amsterdam RAI, where the Convention Center is located. The Amsterdam RAI Convention Center can also be reached easily by taxi.


The weather in The Netherlands is generally sunny but can be windy, with average temperatures ranging between 12° and 18° C in August / September. Therefore, it is recommended to bring a light overcoat.


The Euro is the official currency in The Netherlands. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Amsterdam Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city.


The entry formalities for The Netherlands vary according to the country of origin. For citizens of the European Union Member Countries, a valid identity card is sufficient. Please address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to your travel agent or to the local Dutch consulate. Further information are available here: www.justlanded.com.

Letter of Invitation

The congress office will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to any individual requesting one. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from FNM to provide any financial support.

Invitation letters can be requested in the online registration process until 18 July 2018. The letters will be sent as an email attachment. If express delivery is required, the delegate shall order a courier at his / her own expense.