Scientific Content 

The scientific programme will encompass the following main topics:

  1. Dietary Interventions Including Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics
  2. Enteric Plasticity
  3. Neurogastroenterology: Across the Lifespan
  4. New Technologies in Clinical Neurogastroenterology
  5. Biomarkers in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  6. Treatment of Visceral Pain – Lessons from Pancreatitis
  7. Challenges in Severe Digestive Disorders
  8. Stress and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
  9. Enterochromaffin Cells, Endocrine Cells and Brush Border Cells: Role in signaling from the lumen
  10. Food Allergies, Intolerances and FODMAPS

Session Formats

The NeuroGASTRO 2017 Congress offers a good mix of basic science, translational and clinical sessions:

Plenary Lectures
These sessions will usually last 60 minutes. They will focus on a particular topic and present the very latest data related to it. The plenary sessions will include speaker who first present their researches followed by a wrap-up discussion.


Industry Sponsored Sessions
Industry sponsored sessions are organised by the industry in consultation with the scientific committee are considered for the congress days on Friday and Sunday. These sessions are scheduled during the congress and will not interfere with the scientific programme.


Free Presentations
Selected abstract submissions will be presented during free presentations generally lasting 60 minutes. Oral presenters will be allocated 10-15 minutes for their presentation including time for questions from the audience.


Authors are invited to present their latest research findings or important ongoing research as posters; these will be grouped into areas of research by the NeuroGASTRO scientific committee. 

TANDEM session

The ESNM and TANDEM are presenting the Young Investigator Award supported by Nature Reviews Gastroenterology Hepatology. The award includes a free registration to the congress as well as a monetary grant of EUR 400 each for the two winning teams of the TANDEM project.

Both teams will present their projects in the TANDEM session on Saturday, 26 August 2017, 11:00 – 12:00 in room Boole 4.