DGNM-Jahrestagung 2020

Die Jahrestagung 2020 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurogastroenterologie und Motilität e.V. fand vom 28. Februar bis zu 01. März 2020 im Pallotti Haus in Freising bei München statt.

Programm zur Jahrestagung 2020

28. Februar – 01. März 2020

Das finale Programm zur DGNM Jahrestagung 2020 in Freising steht zum Download zur Verfügung.


Jahrestagung 2020 in Freising (München)

65 participants from different disciplines gathered at the Palotti Haus in Freising at the occasion of the 27thannual meeting of the German Society of Neurogastronenterology and Motility (DGNM)from February 28 to March 2, 2020. The meeting started on Friday afternoon with a common dinner followed by a get together.

During the 27th anniversary meeting, 34 talks were given in nine sessions. These were dedicated to basic and translational science (Basic – ENS / motility; secretion; inflammation (IBD) / pain / microbiome; inflammation / ENS / pancreas; Translational - nutrition / ENS; pancreas / cancer) and clinical science (Functional GI diseases - microbiome) and given by mainly youngsters who reported on their ongoing projects. A further focus of the meeting was on the future of neurogastroenterology in Germany within the session Updateswhere a controversial discussion took place on how to strengthen neurogastroenterology at universities and how to motivate and recruit young fellows. A major drawback in Germany is that only one full professorship in neurogastroenterology exits in veterinary medicine and none in basic science or in human medicine at any German University which makes educating the next generation challenging.

Saturday noon Gabriele Moser from Vienna gave a state of the artlecture on IBS: Brain-Gut-Microbiome -Interaction and Hypnosiswithin the new format Lüderitz lecture dedicated to the German pioneer in neurogastroenterology Carl Lüderitz. Paul Enck gave later on a comprehensive lecture in honor of Carl Lüderitz - a look back on neurogastroenterology in Germany. Of note, seven out of 34 talks did focus on complementary and integrative medicine including STW5, the microalga Dunaliella salinaand Rikkunshito, an herbal combination from traditional Japanese kampo medicine to combat symptoms of functional GI disorders and comorbid conditions. The appreciation of CIM was furthermore reflected in another highlight:  the lecture Lifestyle, naturopathic therapy strategies and complementary procedures in the therapy of chronic inflammatory bowel diseasesgiven by Prof. Jost Langhorst from Bamberg who had received the DGVS Research Award of the Neurogastroenterology Foundation in 2019.

At the general assembly after dinner on Saturday evening, members of the society were updated on the activities of the national and international societies. In addition, Beate Niesler gave a progress report on GENIEUR, the UEG-LINK project Help EU in IBS and actual ESNM activities. She also highlighted the lobbying activities of GENIEUR and the most recent success, the kick-off of the first international consortium on IBS and comorbid conditions DISCOvERIE that will be funded for the next five years within the H2020 frame by the European Commission. Furthermore, Ekin Demir gave a short update on his survey on the recruitment of young people in neurogastroenterology in Germany. Afterwards, people gathered for a social evening at the Weißbräu Huber Innfor discussions and networking over drinks and snacks.

Stefanie Schmitteckert from Heidelberg, Rasul Khasanov from Mannheim and Martha Schalla from Berlin were awarded with Martin Wienbeck Travel Grants.

After the Sunday lectures the meeting was concluded with a common lunch. The next meeting will take place in Berlin on March 5 to 7, 2021.