European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

About the ESGE

About the ESGE

The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) represents national societies of endoscopy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa. One society from any of these countries is eligible for membership, and one representative from each national member society may vote in the General Assembly which meets annually at the time of the UEG Week (UEG Week).

Currently the ESGE is comprised of 49 gastrointestinal societies (ESGE National Member Societies). As of January 1, 2007 the ESGE also opened to individual members. Two ESGE Individual Members with voting power are elected by ESGE Individual Members to serve on the ESGE Governing Board for a term of two years.

The aims and objectives of the society are:

  • To promote endoscopy and good endoscopic practice in our sector of the world
  • To promote international cooperation between endoscopists
  • To be responsible for the endoscopic content of the UEG Week Core Program
  • To organise a live demonstration course at the UEG Week
  • To organise live and video workshops in areas of our constituency that are less endoscopically advanced
  • To publish guidelines
  • To encourage international endoscopic research
  • To represent the European zone in the World Endoscopy Organization

The ESGE Secretariat, based in Munich, is closely associated with the editorial office of our official journal Endoscopy.

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