Call for Abstracts

Important Dates

9 January 2018
Opening of Abstract submission

4 April 2018
Submission Deadline

30 May – 27 June 2018
Late Breaking Poster Submission

The FNM 2018 Congress, jointly organised by the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, is the key event in the scene on neurogastroenterology, digestive functions and related pathological conditions worldwide. ESNM expects a large number of abstracts submitted by research groups from all parts of the world. Any effort is made for further improving the environment of both oral and poster presentations to allow your work to get the best possible quality exposure. Travel grants will be offered to young presenters of oral and poster communications, based on the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts.

Accepted abstracts will be published online in NEUROGASTROENTEROLOGY AND MOTILITY, the official journal of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, and online on the congress website

Rules for Submission

Participants are invited to submit original scientific abstracts for oral and poster presentation provided that the abstracts have not been previously published as a full paper. If you have submitted your paper to a journal for publication, please ensure that the publication date will be after the congress.

Note that abstracts presented previously at national or international meetings can be submitted providing this is declared, but that we particularly welcome work not previously presented at international meetings. Authors are requested to conform to guidelines for submission of abstracts. Abstracts not conforming to the guidelines will not be referred for review. The abstracts must be submitted in English and must also be presented in that language. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts and, if accepted, may be selected for oral or poster presentation (or may be rejected).

Submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the author to present the abstract in the session and at the time decided upon by the FNM Scientific Committee. Any change in the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement. If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person’s responsibility to ensure that one of the co­authors takes over this role. The registration fee for the presenting author will not be waived, but is considered valid for his / her replacement.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the submitting author at the e­mail address supplied after the abstract review process. Detailed information, guidelines and recommendations for poster presentation, as well as time allotment, date, hour and venue, will be sent in advance to authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation. Registration to FNM 2018 is compulsory to be able to present the abstract and to get it published in the online journal. 

Conflict of Interes

Abstract submission must be accompanied by a declaration of any potential conflict of interest for all authors, since it is FNM 2018's intent to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias.

Young Investigator awards

Ten awards of 750 Euro each will be awarded to the best presentations by young investigators (< 35 years).
Your application can only be considered if all of the following requirements are met:

  • Born after 28 August 1983

  • Membership of ESNM, ANMS, ANMA, ANGMA or SLNG

  • First author and presenter of a submitted abstract

  • Submission of a brief Curriculum Vitae

  • Proof of trainee/resident status

  • Copy of passport