ANGMA-2015 Program

A pdf copy of the full program for ANGMA-2015 is  available for download (~3Mb) – click here!

A pdf copy of “late-breaking abstracts” for ANGMA-2015 (not included above) is  available here (370Kb) click here!

ANGMA-2015 will have 7 sessions running from Friday evening (27/3/15) to Sunday lunchtime.  Most sessions include a mix of clinical and basic science invited speakers.  Additional speakers will be chosen from abstracts for sessions.  A poster session will also run throughout the meeting.  Details of invited speakers are shown below:


Friday 27th March Plenary Session (6:00-8:00pm): SAHMRI auditorium

Reception for all participants – drinks and nibbles (6:00 – 7:00 pm)

Professor Steve Wesselingh (Director of SAHMRI) – Welcome 7:00 pm

Professor David Grundy 7:10 – 8:00 pm (University of Sheffield, UK)

“What has sensory biology told us about gut disease?”


Saturday 28th March  (9:00-10:30am): Gastrointestinal motility and transit

Rebecca Burgell “Anorectal sensory and motor dysfunction”

Marcello Costa “Recent progress in large bowel motility”

Peter Wu   “Endolumenal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP) provides a valid and sensitive direct measurement of the upper oesophageal sphincter compliance in patients with radiotherapy-related pharyngeal dysphagia”

John Arkwright  “Quantifying phase II patterns of the migrating motor complex in the human small bowel using high resolution fibre optic manometry”


Saturday 28th March (11:00am-12:30pm): Young investigator session

11:00-11:18am Stephen Kentish  “Obesity disrupts 17β-estradiol signalling in gastric vagal afferents”

11:18-11:36am Hui Li  “Modulatory effect of apelin on gastric vagal afferents mechanosensitivity in different feeding status”

11:36-11:54am Kristen Farrell  “In vivo characterisation of spinal cord neurons with visceral inputs”

11:54-12:12pm Teng Zhang  “Biomechanics of deglutitive dysfunction following total laryngectomy”

12:12-12:30pm Luke Grundy  “Ciguatoxin potently activates colonic nociceptive pathways with greatest efficacy in a model of chronic visceral hypersensitivity”


Saturday 28th March (2:00-3:30pm): Pharyngo-esophageal physiology

Chair: Ian Cook

Jenny Myers & Charles Cock: Demonstration: “Pharyngo-oesophageal physiology in vivo”

Michael Szczesniak: “Video-HRiM diagnosis of pharyngeal dysfunction”

Richard Holloway: “The Chicago Classification of oesophageal motility version 3.0”


Saturday 28th March (4:00-5:30pm): Sensory innervation of the gastrointestinal tract

David Grundy: “Extrinsic sensory neurons, the interface between the gut and the brain”

Joel Bornstein: “Intrinsic sensory neurons, not just primary afferents”

Amanda Page  “High fat diet-induced obesity disrupts circadian variations in gastric vagal afferent satiety signals in mice”

Stuart Brierley  “A visceral representation of itch: Identification ‘itch-specific’ pruritogenic mechanisms within colonic sensory pathways”


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


Banquet, Adelaide Convention Centre 7:30-11:00pm

Pre-dinner drinks start at 7pm at the Convention Centre

(additional cost – see registration)


Sunday 29th March (9:00am-10:30pm): Inflammation and inflammatory bowel disorders

Sam Costello: “Faecal transplant in ulcerative colitis”

Patrick Hughes “inflammation and sensory function” (to be confirmed)

Kulmira Nurgali  “Mesenchymal stem cell-based treatments for enteric neuropathy associated with colitis”

Jesse Di Cello  “Expression and distribution of the delta opiod receptor in acute colitis”


Sunday 29th March: Debate (11:00 – 12:30pm):

Pharmacotherapy/diet/psychotherapy for the treatment of IBS

Chair: Gerald Holtmann

Nick Talley: “Pharmacotherapy”

Peter Gibson “diet”

Jim Kantidakis Psychotherapy”

Open discussion


CLOSE at 12:30pm



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
click here.
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
click here.