The Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (KSNM) was founded in Seoul, Korea on April 30, 1993. Representatives from major hospitals in Korea attended the first meeting of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Motility Study (KSGMS), the former society of the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and elected Sung Kuk Park, M.D., as the first president of the society. Under the name of KSGMS, the first annual symposium was held and the first issue of the Journal of KSGMS was published on July 9, 1994. With the increasing need for a strong association of physicians and scientists with an interest in the study of gastrointestinal motility, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (KSNM) was founded in Seoul, Korea on November 23, 1996. Prof. Kyoo Wan Choi was elected president at the same meeting.
International scientific cooperation is an important goal of KSNM. The Asian-Pacific PG-course on GI motility (APPGM) has been held in Korea regularly since 2001. KSNM hosted the 21st International Group for the Study of Neurogastroenterology and Motility in 2007 in Jeju, Korea. And it successfully held the 1st Biennial Congress of Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA 2009) in Seoul from April 2-4, 2009.
KSNM aims to provide the highest level of academic exchange and research on functional diseases of the digestive system and provides the best guidelines for medical care and health care.
Support and perform world-class scientific research
Provide a standard of care for improving the quality of life of patients
Provide the right information to the public by suggesting the best solutions for medical policy
Make academic and social exchange based on humility and authenticity
Provide the foundation for education and training of young scientists
Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (JNM) is the joint official journal of the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. The Thai Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, Japanese Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Indian Motility and Functional Disease Association, Chinese Society of Gastrointestinal Motility, South East Asia Gastro-Neuro Motility Association, Taiwan Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, and Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association were combined into the Journal in January 2010 after the title change from the Korean Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, published from 1994 to 2009.The aim of the Journal is to foster and promote research activities in the area of the motor, sensory and functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The Journal provides researchers with access for publication of their research results in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility.