The Enteric Nervous System

30 Years Later

  • Stuart Brierley
  • Marcello Costa

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 891)

Also part of the Australian Neuroscience Society book sub series (ANS, volume 891)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Heather M. Young, Lincon A. Stamp, Sonja J. McKeown
    Pages 53-62
  3. Simon Brookes, Nan Chen, Adam Humenick, Nick J. Spencer, Marcello Costa
    Pages 63-69
  4. Christopher Keating, David Grundy
    Pages 71-74
  5. Geoffrey Burnstock
    Pages 91-112
  6. Roberto De Giorgio, Francesca Bianco, Rocco Latorre, Giacomo Caio, Paolo Clavenzani, Elena Bonora
    Pages 123-133
  7. Gary M. Mawe, Keith A. Sharkey
    Pages 153-157
  8. Pieter Vanden Berghe
    Pages 193-199
  9. Paul P. Bertrand, Kate E. Polglaze, Hui Chen, Shaun L. Sandow, Anna Walduck, Trisha A. Jenkins et al.
    Pages 201-211
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 223-234

About this book


Nearly 30 years ago, a number of scientists working on the Enteric Nervous System (ENS) gathered at Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia to discuss the advances and future of their research. It was a friendly and stimulating meeting, attended by most of the major players, in what was to become the discipline of ‘Neurogastroenterology'.

In 2014, the main Australasian Neuroscience Society meeting was held in Adelaide, Australia, providing the perfect opportunity to recreate a follow-up ENS meeting. As such, the ‘ENS II 2014 meeting’ aimed to identify how far the field of enteric neuroscience had developed, where the future was heading, and what technological advances had been made to address current and future unresolved questions. 30 speakers from around the world were invited to give talks and revisit the original expectations, the advances made since, and the future directions of ENS research. These discussions included three generations of investigators from 7 different countries.
This publication represents the majority of proceedings from the ‘The Enteric Nervous System II 2014’ conference, which was held on February 1st - 2nd 2014 at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide. This meeting was an Official satellite meeting of the 34th Annual Meeting of Australasian Neuroscience Society, which was also held in Adelaide.
The 20 contributions contained within this submission are from international researchers in the field of the ENS, who reviewed the advances made since the first meeting in the early 1980s and summarizes the present and future perspectives of neuro-gastroenterology. Some colleagues could not attend but did send greetings and their messages are included in these proceedings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart Brierley
    • 1
  • Marcello Costa
    • 2
  1. 1.Discipline of MedicineUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Human PhysiologySchool of Medicine, Flinders University,AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27590-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27592-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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