American Neurogastro­enterology and Motility Society

The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) is an organization that was established in 1980 dedicated to the study of neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility and functional GI disorders.

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A Message from the ANMS President Gianrico Farrugia, MD

Welcome, we all belong to the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility society because we care deeply about our field and have a passion for advancing the field to improve the lives of individuals with disorders affecting gastrointestinal neuromuscular function and the brain-gut axis both in the United States and around the world. This is the right time to do so. We have strong support from the NIH as highlighted by the recent Functional Bowel Disease Workshop held on the NIH campus. We have strong collaborative ties with pharmaceutical companies and patient advocacy groups. We have come together with one voice with our colleagues and sister societies. We are seeing an emergence of new basic and clinical technologies that have the potential to not only advance our individual fields of expertise but also bring about convergence of thought.

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About ANMS

The Mission and Goals of the ANMS

The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society is an organization that was established in 1980 dedicated to the study of neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility and functional GI disorders.

Mission of the ANMS
To be the multidisciplinary society leading the field of neurogastroenterology by fostering excellence in research, education, training, and patient care.

Neurogastroenterology encompasses the study of brain, gut, and their interactions with relevance to the understanding and management of GI motility and functional GI disorders.

Upcoming Events

2017 Course

12th Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology in Clinical Practice
Date: August 4-6, 2017
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY

View Program click here.

13th Young Investigator Forum
August 3-4, 2017
Abstract Deadline: March 10, 2017

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FNM 2018

FNM 2018 – 3rd Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
and Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility

Hosted by: European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Date: Wednesday August 29 – Saturday September 1, 2018
Location: RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • One-year subscription and online access to our official journal Neurogastroenterology and Motility
    Subscription to The Recorder, the ANMS newsletter
  • Research grant opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities for young investigators
  • Registration discounts for postgraduate courses and scientific meetings
  • ANMS continuing education programs to include live demonstrations and workshops for physicians, trainees, and nurses


ANMS is accepting applications for the 2017 Small Grants Program. The Research Program will provide 2 grants of $30,000 each. The program will fund research projects focused on any topic area relevant to neurogastroenterology and motility. It is anticipated that one award will be made to a clinical/translational investigator and one award will be made to a basic science investigator. Applicants must have a primary appointment at an academic institution. Applicants must also be a member of the ANMS at the time of application and also the mentor must be an ANMS member. The application deadline is November 4, 2016. Funds will be available to successful applicants in February 2017. Click here for more information and to submit your on-line application. 

Applications will be evaluated by members of the Research Committee.


The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) Research Committee is launching a Mentoring Program in Neurogastroenterology and Motility to help young clinicians and scientists (MDs, PhDs, or DVMs) as they start their research career in the areas of neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility. The areas of interest can be varied and the research may take the form of clinical investigation, basic science research, or translational science research. The objective of the program is to provide guidance to individuals at an early stage of their career who may enter the field of neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility.

Mentor/Mentee Application Forms
Mentor Form
Mentee Form

Clinical Training

Center Schedules

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA (schedule)
  • Medical College of Wisconsin (Adult) (schedule) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Pediatrics), Milwaukee, WI (schedule)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH (Pediatric) (schedule)
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA (schedule)
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (schedule)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX (schedule)

Clinical Training Application

Clinician Resources

Manuscripts Sponsored by ANMS on Clinical Topics in GI Motility


Parkman HP.
Training in gastrointestinal motility.
Dig Dis. 2006;24(3-4):221-7.


Murray JA, Clouse RE, Conklin JL.
Components of the standard esophageal manometry.
Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2003;15(6):591-606.

Kahrilas PJ.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
N Engl J Med 2008;359:1700-7.