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  


The 3rd Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility – FNM 2018 offers a balanced mix of a large number of basic, translational and clinical science sessions.


There will be three plenary sessions, two at the beginning and one at the end of the meeting. The invited lectures in these sessions will last 30 minutes, including discussion. In addition, one or two top-ranked abstracts that fit in the theme of the session will be presented orally. The time allotted for oral presentations is 15 minutes, including questions.


At all times when there is no plenary session there will be three simultaneous, parallel sessions. One of these will have a basic science theme, another one will be translational and the third will be a clinical science session. Most parallel sessions will last 90 minutes and will comprise two invited lectures (30 minutes) and two selected abstract presentations (15 minutes each).


Researchers in the field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility are invited to submit abstracts describing their latest research findings. All abstracts will be scored by an abstract review panel. The authors of the highest ranked abstracts will be invited to present their work orally, unless they have indicated that they prefer presentation as poster. There will be no separate oral presentation sessions, but all sessions will have oral presentations interspersed. Posters be will be grouped into areas of research by the FNM scientific committee.


During the Scientific Meeting of FNM 2018 the Little Brain Big Brain (LBBB) group will present a recapitulation of their meeting that precedes FNM 2018.


The industry-sponsored sessions will be organised by the industry in consultation with the scientific committee. The sessions will be scheduled during the congress but outside of the scientific programme.