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General Information 2021

Clinical Course and Scientific Program
Abstract Submission
Continuing Medical Education
Hotel Reservations
Exhibitor Information and Application
International Meeting

Important Deadlines:
Abstract Deadline:  March 26, 2021 (by midnight EST)

Early Bird Registration: fee discount if registered before May 15, 2021
Travel Award Deadline: May 14, 2021

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Extended till July 30, 2021

On behalf of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) and the ANMS Institute, we are proud to host our 2021 ANMS Annual Meeting to be held August 13-15, 2021 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston Massachusetts.

Our 2021 meeting will include:

Clinical Course: Providing the best clinical care for our patients

Scientific Program: Advancing patient care through cutting edge research

Highlights of the Postgraduate Course include:
*ANMS Chung Owyang Distinguished Lecture
*Point-Counterpoint debates among leaders in the field
*Bridging the Gap between Adult and Pediatrics
*Allied Health Professionals Session: GI Physiology Lab and Testing for Allied Health Professionals (Concurrent Session Saturday morning)
*Building a Support System Around the GI Motility Patient: The role of the triage RN and APP

Highlights of the Scientific Meeting include:
*ANMS Dodds/Sarna Lecture
*Distinguished Scientist Award for Women in Neurogastroenterology
*Distinguished lectures from giants in the field of Neurogastroenterology & Motility
*State-of-the-art lectures on hot topics in Neurogastroenterology & Motility
*Oral and Poster scientific presentations on cutting-edge research

A limited number of Travel Awards (Apply by May 14, 2021 to be considered) are available for registrants that qualify. Eligibility is noted on the registration form. (A new window will open for the Travel Award application on the Registration Form).

Travel Award for Clinical Course Eligibility: trainees, graduate students, post-docs or junior faculty up to 3 years after last degree or completion of training (e.g. Graduation from GI fellowship)- made the time frame a little longer (from 2 to 3 yrs post training).

Travel Award for Scientific Meeting Eligibility: trainees, graduate students and post-docs who submit an abstract to the meeting.

Course Overview: This course will benefit both novice and expert clinicians and clinical investigators through its emphasis on the diagnostic approach and management of gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility and functional GI disorders. Although the focus of this meeting will be on emerging technologies, the presentations will be valuable to all participants as the pathophysiology of these disease states will be reviewed in parallel to the description of these new approaches.  Presentations will include, but will not be limited to, discussions on all parts of the gastrointestinal tract and will focus on emerging technologies in colonic and anorectal motility disorders, esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, nausea and vomiting, gastroparesis, identification and management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), brain-gut microbiome axis, diet and food sensitivities.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for gastroenterologists in academic and clinical practice, gastroenterology fellows, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, technicians and medical assistants involved in adult and pediatric gastrointestinal motility testing, research, patient care, drug/device development, and other relevant stakeholders in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility.

Scientific Program Overview: Will address many cutting-edge research areas which range from basic aspects of neurogastroenterology, translational and clinical aspects of gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders. Topics will include the mechanisms of visceral pain, genetic and epigenetic approaches, role of the gut microbiota, food sensitivities and intolerances, patient reported outcomes and biomedical informatics. Disease areas that will be discussed include including esophageal disorders, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and fecal incontinence.  In addition, participants will learn more about current and novel therapeutic approaches for these conditions.

Target Audience
This meeting is intended for scientists, clinician scientists, gastroenterologists, but also psychiatrists and other clinicians; physicians in training such as gastroenterology fellows, biochemists, molecular and cell biologists, physiologists, neurophysiologists, immunologists, pharmacologists, and behavioral psychologists, doctoral level researchers, and nurses involved in adult and pediatric GI and motility testing and research.

We hope you will consider attending the meeting and look forward to seeing you in Boston and sharing in this exciting meeting.

John Pandolfino, MD
President, ANMS