NeuroGASTRO 2017

Event: NeuroGASTRO 2017

Location:University College Cork

Date: 24th – 26th August 2017

Delegates: 470

Conference Value: €752,000

In 2017 APC Microbiome Ireland hosted a festival of neurogastroenterology in University College Cork, culminating with NeuroGASTRO 2017 (August 24-26th), the flagship conference of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. This saw an influx of over 470 delegates from all across Europe and indeed worldwide to Cork City and provided an important forum for the discussion of cutting-edge research in the company of leading investigators in the field of neurogastroenterology.

The NeuroGASTRO 2017 meeting, is a well-established European event that brings together leading experts in this field, this was secured by the local organisers and investigators in the APC Microbiome Ireland, Dr Niall Hyland and Dr Gerard Clarke, who brought the conference to Ireland for the first time. The meeting included a sparkling programme of the latest research in neurogastroenterology and motility discussed in over 60 oral and 200 poster presentations across the 3 days of the meeting.


On holding the event in Cork, Conference Ambassador Dr. Hyland said:

“We appreciate the great support at all stages along the way in securing this prestigious conference, from the bid stage to delivery and that includes the Irish Society of Gastroenterology, UCC Conferencing, Cork Convention Bureau, Failte Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland who have generously sponsored the meeting.

The support from the Cork Convention Bureau was crucial in ensuring the success of NeuroGASTRO 2017 at every stage of the process, from bid stage to successfully hosting the event in Cork. The global recognition of APC Microbiome Ireland at UCC and Cork as a global hub for microbiome research was fundamental in attracting NeuroGASTRO to the city, coupled with the culture and accessibility of Cork.”


On the legacy of the conference, Dr. Clarke added:

“When we meet NeuroGASTRO 2017 delegates on our own travels, it is clear that what made the conference most memorable was the unique experiences and hospitality that only Cork offers, and the warmth of the welcome they received.”


Highlights of the NeuroGASTRO meeting itself included plenary lectures from prominent local research stars such as Prof John F Cryan as well as leading international experts Prof Jan Tack (Rome Foundation and University Hospital KU Leuven) and Dr Kirsteen Browning (Penn State University). This is in addition to a satellite event organised by Dr Siobhain O’Mahony, the NeuroGASTRO TANDEM meeting, which was designed to foster the European collaboration of basic and clinical scientists and practitioners in neurogastroenterology from Europe.

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