Wednesday 25th March 2020




Opening Presentation

Professor Robin Warren, (Australia) Nobel Laureate

Discovery of H-Pylori in Peptic Ulcer Disease


Life Time Achievement Talk


Welcome Reception

Thursday 26th March 2020


Official Welcome

Symposium 1

Obesity and The Gut


Chairs: Amanda Page & Leonie Heilbronn


Microbiome, Diet and Obesity Intervention

Andrew Holmes (Australia)


Changes in Gut Function with Obesity

Helen Raybould (USA)


Personalised Approaches to Obesity

Andres Acosta (USA)


Motility Changes after Bariatric Surgery

Michael Talbot (Australia)


Morning Break

Concurrent sessions

Upper GI disorders:

Diagnosis & Treatment

State of the Art: Translational Applications In The Study Of Dysmotility

Enteric Nervous System:

Circuitry & Function


Chairs: David Watson & Poong Lyul Rhee

Chairs: Mark Scott & Phil Dinning


Chairs:Jack Wood & Gemma Mazzuoil-Weber


Diagnosis GERD

André  Smout (Netherlands)

Upper Gut

Greg O’Grady (New Zealand)

Tim Hibberd (Australia)


Management of Reflux Hypersensitivity and Functional Heartburn

Ronnie Fass (USA)

The New Understanding Of Colonic Motility: When Clinicians Speak With Basic Scientists (Lower Gut)

Maura Corsetti (UK)

Imaging the Enteric Nervous System In Health and Disease

Pieter Vanden Berghe (Belgium)

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

Concurrent Sessions

Gut Dysfunction &

 Systemic Disorders

FGIDs: A world view

(based on “Rome IV: Global study”)

EC & EE Cells Contributing

To Mucosal Signalling


Chairs: Roberto De Giorgio & Bridget Southwell

Chairs: Jan Tack & John Kellow

Chairs: Damien Keating & John Furness


Kara Margolis (USA)

Ami D. Sperber (Israel)

Art Beyder (USA)


Alberto Travageli (USA)

Max Schmulson (Mexico)

Diego Bohorquez (USA)



Giovanni Barbara (Italy)



Afternoon Break

Concurrent sessions

Integrated & Complementary

Treatments for FGIDs


Ageing & Sex Differences in

GI Motility & Transit


Chairs: Charles Knowles & Ami Sperber

Chair: Dervla O’Malley & John Cryan

Chairs: Jim Galligan & Kara Margolis


Justin Wu (Hong Kong)

Shin Fukudo (Japan)

Hongzhen Hu (USA)


Sigrid Elsenbruch (Germany)

Magnus Simren (Sweden)

Tamas Ordog (USA)



Plenary Session

Chairs Peter Gibson & Marcello Costa


Role of Diet in Functional Bowel Disorders: Toward a Mechanism-Based Treatment

Professor Robin Spiller (UK)


The ENS: Evolution, Function and Malfunction

Professor John Furness (Australia)

18:15 – 19:15

Poster Session

Friday 27th March 2020

7:30 – 8:30

Neuro-oncology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Miscellaneous Best Scored Abstracts

Highlights from Little Brain to Big Brain



Chairs: Pieter Vanden Berghe & Catia Sternini

Chairs: Simona Carbone & Luke Grundy


NDGR4- when tumours get nervous

Veerle Melotte



Symposium 2

Mechanisms in Functional GI disorders


Chairs: Michael Camilleri (USA) & Kwang Jae Lee (Korea)


New clinical perspectives in FGIDs

Nick Talley (Australia)


Efferent pathways in FGIDs

Guy Boeckxstaens (Belgium)


Role of the gut-brain axis in FGIDS 

Lin Chang (USA)


Neuro-immune effects on sensation in FGIDs

Nathalie Vergnolle (France)

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Break

Concurrent sessions

Personalising Treatments For

Functional Disorders

Neuro-Immune Interactions in IBS/IBD

Transformative New Technologies For Neurogastroenterology


Chairs: Lin Chang & Nick Talley


Chairs: Patrick Hughes & Oh Young Lee


Chairs: Andrea Harrington & Simona Carbone

11:00 – 12:30

Gerald Holtmann (Australia)

Jill Hoffmann (USA)

Maxime Mahe (France)

Peter Gibson (Australia)

Hyojin Park (Korea)

Will De Lartigue (USA)

Jan Tack (Belgium)


Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld (USA)

Uday Ghoshal (India)



12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

Concurrent sessions

Functional Oesophageal Disorders

Epithelial Barrier & Gut Dysfunction

Visceral Sensation/ Pain &

The New Molecular Targets


Chairs: Geoff Kohn & André Smout

Chairs: Guy Boeckxstaens & David Grundy

Chairs: Simon Brookes & Nathalie Vergnolle


Ravinder Mittal (USA)

Madhu Grover (USA)

Steve Vanner (Canada)


Arjan Bredenoord (Netherlands)

Kok Ann Gwee (Singapore)

Stuart Brierley (Australia)


Afternoon Break

Concurrent sessions

Interactive Discussion Panel: Difficult Clinical Cases Of Motility Disorders

Functional Dyspepsia

Gut-Brain Axis


Chairs: Maura Corsetti & Magnus Simren

Chairs: Myung Gyu Choi & Lesley Houghton

Chairs: Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld & Stuart Brierley


Albis Hani (Colombia)

Hiroto Miwa (Japan)

Kirsteen Browning (USA)

Claudia Defilippi (Chile)

Victoria Tan (Hong Kong)

Nick Spencer (Australia)

Seung Jae Myung (Korea)



Michael Camileri (USA)





Concurrent sessions

Advances in GI Imaging

Control of GI Smooth Muscle

Great Late-Breaking Abstracts


Chairs: Trygve Hausken & Karen Jones

Chairs: Joel Bornstein & Simon Gibbons

Chairs: Ulrikke Voss & Nathalie Rommel


Prab Takhar (Australia)

Jan Huizinga (Canada)


Odd-Helge Gilja (Norway)

Kenton Sanders (USA)


Lukas van Oudenhove  (Belgium)




Conference Dinner

Saturday 28th March 2020

7:00 – 8:30

Advances in Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments of Constipation.



Evaluation and Pharmacological Advances in Treatment of Constipation

Satish Rao




Curriculum Survey Results on NGM

Dr. Y Prakash

Concurrent sessions

Diabetes, Gastroparesis,

Transit & The Gut


Glial Cells In The Gut


Chairs: Michael Horowitz &

Christine Feinle-Bisset

Chairs: Kulmira Nurgali & Raquel Abalo

Chairs: Michel Neunlist & Marlene Hao


Jay Pasricha (USA)

Nikhil Thapar (UK)

Brian Gulbransen (USA)


Kevin Siah (Singapore)

Roberto De Giorgio (Italy)

Werend Boesmans (Belgium)


Morning Break

Symposium 3

Neurogastroenterology and the Microbiome


Chairs: Geraint Rogers & Helen Raybould


Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Sam Costello (Australia)


The Microbiome In Functional Disorders

Premysl Bercik (Canada)



John Cryan (Ireland)


Conference Close

Satellite Meeting of FNM 2020

The Enteric Nervous System

Saturday 29th March 2020