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As you are aware, the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (FNM 2020) meeting and its satellites had to be postponed when health concerns and governmental restrictions made holding it impossible.

The Local Organising Committee is pleased to announce they have succeeded in setting new dates for the FNM 2020 meeting; April 14-17, 2021. This will mean that the enormous amount of planning will still benefit the Neurogastroenterology community. The meeting will continue to be referred to as “FNM 2020”. Adelaide, South Australia will remain as the destination, with the Adelaide Convention Centre as the meeting venue. We are very pleased that our down-payments for the conference centre have been transferred, in full, to the new dates. Registrations which have already been received will remain valid for the rescheduled meeting. The program of FNM2020 will remain substantially unchanged, but speakers will be invited to update their presentations. Over the next 12 months we intend to develop an online version of the meeting, which will provide an exceptional conference experience for anyone who cannot travel to Adelaide due to International border restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.

We need your help to make FNM2020 go ahead in April 2021. As with any conference, we have paid in advance substantial expenses (eg: professional organisers, publicity, insurance and venue hire). Under the terms and conditions, registrants are legally entitled to cancel attendance and request reimbursement of their conference fees, minus the administration/handling fee. However, if too many refunds are made, we will be unable to pay our remaining bills and the conference will have to be cancelled. That would be a disappointing outcome for everyone.

What we propose is that, for those who can attend, the conference will go ahead as planned. Authors who were invited to give oral presentations will remain in the program (at this stage on the same day and time as originally scheduled). We will be in touch with speakers in the coming months, and we will also announce another round of late-breaking abstracts. Poster presenters will be invited to update their abstracts.

For those who cannot travel to Adelaide, an online version of the meeting will be made available. We will request invited speakers to provide a recording of their updated presentation. Recorded talks will be available after the meeting on a dedicated website, enabling each registrant to access all presentations. We aim to also have posters included too.

We are very excited for this chance to make FNM2020 go ahead next year. We continue to believe that our program will make this one of the most interesting, multidisciplinary meetings in the field. Ultimately, the decision about the fate of FNM2020 rests with you and your colleagues in Neurogastroenterology. We would really appreciate your support, which you can show by remaining registered for FNM 2020. By default, your registration will be carried over to the rescheduled meeting.

The ENS and Visceral Pain Satellite meetings will be held on Sunday 18 April 2021, at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. More information regarding the Postgraduate Course, Satellite Meetings and Women’s Networking Event will be circulated as soon as available.

Registrations will open for new attendees, later in the year.

The FNM 2020 Local Organising Committee would like to express our sincere thanks to our participants, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors for your understanding, support and flexibility in difficult times.

Yours truly, 

Geoff Kohn
President Chair ANGMA

Simon Brookes
Christine Feinle-Bisset
Andrea Harrington
Patrick Hughes

FNM 2020 Local Organising Committee

Nick Spencer
Chair Local Organising Committee

Stuart Brierley
Co-chair Local Organising Committee



FNM2020 will be the first meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology & Motility to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. The meeting offers an exceptional chance to present latest research in neurogastroenterology and facilitate discussion and interaction with active researchers and clinical colleagues from Europe, Asia, Australasia and the America’s.

The meeting will be held in The City of Adelaide, located in the State of South Australia. The meeting venue will be held in the new Adelaide Convention Centre, which is situated in the centre of the city next to the River Torrens. Adelaide is home to one of the largest health and medical research precincts in the Southern Hemisphere, with the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Adelaide is famous for its outstanding wine, food and arts culture. The City of Adelaide is located about 15 kilometres from the pristine beaches of popular summer tourist destinations, such as Glenelg. FNM2020 will be held at the end of summer, providing the ideal climate to enjoy the meeting and the attractions that Adelaide has to offer.

21 CPD points can be claimed for attendance. 

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide for FNM 2020.

Nick Spencer & Stuart Brierley
(Chair & Co-Chair of Local organizing committee),
Geoff Kohn (ANGMA President)

Delegates, their families and travelling partners will have the opportunity to experience various touring options pre, post and during their stay in Adelaide during the Conference. 

All Occasions Group have negotiated discounted rates on tours exclusive to delegates and their families/partners.