ANGMA-2014 Program (orals)



All sessions will be held in Lecture Theatre 2

Registration, Cossar Hall: Desk attended 4-7 pm, 28th March & 8:30-9:30 am 29th March

To download a printable PDF of this program of talks – click here

The full list of ABSTRACTS – for posters and talks is available here – a printed copy will NOT be supplied at the meeting – click here for the PDF



Welcome Reception (hors d’oeuvres, drinks): Cossar Hall: 6-7 pm

Plenary Session (7.00-8.00 pm)

7:00-7:05 pm:           Nigel Bunnett. Introduction and Welcome

7:05-7:50 pm             Professor John Dent. Plenary Presentation: “Tools, Translation and Collaboration in Neurogastroenterology Research” (Chair: Simon Brookes)



Scientific 1 (9:00-10:30 am): Visceral Sensation and Pain

Chair: Marcello Costa

9:00-9:30 am           Stuart Brierley. Linaclotide Inhibits Colonic Nociceptors And Mediates Abdominal Pain Relief Via A Novel Guanylate Cyclase-C/Extracellular Cyclic GMP Mechanism

9:30-10:00 am         Nick J. Spencer. Silencing Visceral Pain From Specific Target Sites In The Large Intestine Using Adeno-Associated Viruses

10:00-10:15 am        Andrea M. Harrington, Joel Castro, Sonia Garcia-Caraballo, Jessica Maddern, David J. Craik, David J. Adams, Stuart M. Brierley. Α-Conotoxin VC1.1 Targets Gabab Receptors Modulating Cav2.2 And Cav2.3 Calcium Channels In Sensory Pathways Mediating Chronic Visceral Pain

10:15-10:30 am        Peishen Zhao, Nicholas Barlow, Tinamarie Lieu, Matthew Metcalf, Nicholas Veldhuis, Dane Jensen, Martina Kocan, Silvia Sostegni, Silke Haerteis, Vera Baraznenok, Ian Henderson, Erik Lindström, Peter McIntyre, Christoph Korbmacher, Nigel W. Bunnett. Cathepsin S Causes Inflammatory Pain Via Biased Agonism Of PAR2 and TRPV4


Morning tea, Cossar Hall: 10:30-11 am


Scientific 2 (11:00 am-12:30 pm): Motility and Transit

Chair: (to be confirmed)

11:00-11:30 am        Phil Dinning. Technical Advances In Recording And Interpreting Colonic Motility

11:30-12:00 pm       Taher Omari. Pressure-Flow Analysis: A New Approach To The Assessment Esophageal Motility In Dysphagia

12:00-12:15 pm       Lincon Stamp, Ryo Hotta, Jaime Foong, Annette Bergner, Richard Anderson, Hideki Enomoto, Don Newgreen, Florian Obermayr, John Furness, Heather Young. Neural Stem Cell Therapy For Gut Motility Disorders

12:15-12:30 pm       Nan Chen, Adam Humenick, Phil Dinning, Lukasz Wiklendt, Nick Spencer, Marcello Costa, Simon Brookes. What Do Sensory Neurons Tell The Central Nervous System About Gut Motility?


Lunch and Poster Session, Cossar Hall: 12:30-2:00 pm

Scientific 3 (2:00-3:30 pm): Clinical Workshop: Reflux Disorders

Chair: (to be confirmed)

2:00-3:00 pm          Geoff Hebbard and Geoff Kohn. Surgery For Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease – Right Person, Right Operation, Right Time. Case-Based Discussions.

3:00-3:15 pm            Charles Cock, Daphne Mok, Stamatiki Kritas, Carly M. Burgstad, Laura K. Besanko, Alison K. Thompson, Richard Heddle, Julia Greig, Robert J. Fraser, Taher I. Omari. Pharyngeal Automated Impedance Manometry (AIM) Pressure-Flow Analysis Predicts Degree And Pharyngeal Location Of Postswallow Residue

3:15-3:30 pm             Jennifer C. Myers, Fermin A. Estremera, Glyn G. Jamieson, John Dent. Impact Of Fundoplication Type On Radial Pressure Of The Antireflux Barrier And Dysphagia

Afternoon tea, Cossar Hall: 3:30-4:00 pm


Scientific 4 (4:00-5:30 pm): Cellular Enteric Neuroscience

Chair: John Furness

4:00-4:30 pm              Heather Young. Pediatric Motility Disorders: Lessons From Animal Models

4:30-5:00 pm               Nigel Bunnett. Mechanisms Of Irritant Sensation In The Skin And Colon: A Visceral Representation Of Itch

5:00-5:15 pm                Daniel P Poole, Nigel W Bunnett, Michelle L Halls, Meritxell Canals. Not Just Switching Off – Quantitative Assessment Of Receptor Internalisation And Trafficking

5:15-5:30 pm                 Jaime PP Foong, Marlene M Hao, Sonja J McKeown, Werend Boesmans, Heather M Young, Joel C Bornstein, Pieter Vanden Berghe. Cholinergic Transmission Via Nicotinic Receptor Subtypes In The Developing Enteric Nervous System


Annual General Meeting: 5:30-6:30 pm

Banquet, Ridley Hall (2 min walk, 7:30-11:00 pm)


SUNDAY 30th MARCH, 2014

Scientific 5 (9:00-10:30): Colonic Microbiome & Metabolism

Chair: Christine Feinle-Bisset

9:00-9:30 am           Connie Wong. Regulation Of Inflammatory Responses By Gut Microbiota

9:30-10:00 am         Mark Morrison.  The Gut Microbiota In Health And Disease – A Metagenomics Approach

10:00-10:15 am       Tanya J. Little, Natalie D. Luscombe-Marsh, Diana Gentilcore, Emma J. Brook, Christine Feinle-Bisset. Effects Of Varying The Inter-Meal Interval On Relationships Between Antral Area, Gut Hormones And Energy Intake Following A Nutrient Drink In Healthy Lean Humans

10:15-10:30 am       Amanda J. Page, Stephen J. Kentish, George Hatzinikolas, Tracey A. O’Donnell, Gary A. Wittert. The Role Of TRPV1 Channels In Gastric Vagal Afferent Satiety Signalling In Lean And Obese Mice


Morning tea, Cossar Hall: 10:30-11:00 am


Scientific 6 (11:00-12:30): Brain-gut Axis and Functional Disorders

Chair:  (to be confirmed)

11:00-11:30 am       Michael P. Jones. Brain-Gut And Gut-Brain Interactions In Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Empirical Evidence

11:30-12:00 pm       Gerald Holtmann. What Is The Biologic Bases Of Immune Mediated Alterations Of Gut Function And Psychiatric Abnormalities In Patients With Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders?

12:00-12:15 pm       Patrick A Hughes, Melissa Moretta, Amanda Lim, Dallas J Grasby, Daniel Bird, Stuart M Brierley, Tobias Liebregts, Birgit Adams, L. Ashley Blackshaw, Gerald Holtmann, Peter Bampton, Jane M Andrews, Heddy Zola, Doreen Krumbiegel. Immune Derived Opioidergic Inhibition Of Viscerosensory Afferents Is Decreased In Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients

12:15-12:30 pm       Laura J Ellett, Amanda Quattrocelli, Richard Schregle, Ewan Chan, Gene Venables, John B. Furness, Victoria A. Lawson. Neurodegeneration In The Gastrointestinal Tract Of Prion Infected Mice

12:30: Program Ends


POEM Clinical Course now open for registration!
ANGMA is proud to present our first Clinical Course on Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy on Saturday July 14th 2018 at RACS, Spring Street, Melbourne. For more here.
Online registration will be available shortly

FNM 2018 now open for registration

The 3rd meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, will take place from Wednesday August 29 to Saturday September 1, in the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Abstract submission closed on 16/4/18. For details about the conference
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Late breaking posters can be submitted from 30 May – 27 June 2018

ANGMA Committee elections (2018) - results

Thanks to all who took part in the ANGMA Committee elections. Results are now available
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