Teaching Material

In addition to the exchange of scientific results in the field of gastrointestinal motility, the DGNM also aims to pass on the latest knowledge in the field of neurogastroenterology.
We have provided teaching material according to the corresponding guidelines. The various lectures or slides are available for download. Modifications and the extraction of individual pages are not permitted.

Chronic Constipation

The slide series explains the definition, diagnosis and therapy options for chronic constipation.

Advances in Diagnostics and Therapy - by Viola Andresen, Paul Enck, Thomas Frieling, Michael Karaus, Hubert Mönnikes, Christian Pehl, Michael Schemann on behalf of the German Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility e.V. in cooperation with Shire GmbH Germany and within the ACT project.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Two slide series provide insight into the complex topic of irritable bowel syndrome.

"There is no subject, apart from the weather, that is talked about in such an uninformed way as bowel function" (W. Grant Thompson, 1984) Specialist information from the German Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility on the definition and diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome, as well as on its course and therapeutic approaches.

Functional Dyspepsia

Slide series with five modules on functional dyspepsia.

Pathophysiology, epidemiology, symptomatology and classification, diagnosis and therapy of functional dyspepsia (FD) as a scientific elaboration by the German Society of Neurogastroenterology, Pehl C, Allescher H, Enck P, Frieling T, Keller J, Schemann M, Storr M.

The Moving Intestine/The Gut in Motion

136 educational videos show, among other things, a wide variety of intestinal movements and explain the basics of the regulation of stomach and intestinal motor functions.

Professor Hans Jörg Ehrlein (1933 - 2017) worked at the Institute for Animal Physiology at the University of Hohenheim. His research contributed significantly to elucidating functions of gastrointestinal motor function under physiological and pathophysiological conditions.

Hans Jörg Ehrlein and Michael Schemann used videofluoroscopy to show relationships between gastrointestinal motor function and transit of intestinal contents. Thanks to these films, it was possible to gain new insights into motor patterns of the stomach and intestine. In the meantime, the results of these studies are considered fundamental for understanding the functions of gastrointestinal motor function.

The film sequences, which are made available on the YouTube channel "The Gut in Motion", show stomach motor functions and gastric emptying as well as motor functions in different regions of the small and large intestine. Between the individual film sequences, the basics are conveyed in the form of animated sequences.
The films were produced with the support of the German Research Foundation, Janssen Research Foundation, Master Kitchen (Ludwigsburg), Saison Interactive (Belgium) and the University of Hohenheim.