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 United European Gastroenterology Week (UEG Week).
Currently the ESGE is comprised of 44 gastrointestinal societies (ESGE National Member Societies). As of January 1, 2007 the ESGE is also open to individual members. As of 2010, one ESGE Individual Member is elected by ESGE Individual Members to serve on the ESGE Governing Board for a term of two years. This member has voting power.
The ESGE is run by the Governing Board, comprised of seven senior officers and six councillors. In addition, the journal Endoscopy is represented by one co-opted delegate without voting power. The ESGE income is derived from membership fees, from a grant negotiated with the bio-medical industry, and from a proportion of the profits of the annual United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW).
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 UEGW Core Program
- To organise a live demonstration course at the UEGW
- 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.
- European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- c/o Dr Jean-Francois Rey
- Institut Arnault Tzanck
- Dept. of Hepatology & Gastroenterology
- Avenue du Dr. Maurice Donat
- 06721 St. Laurent du Var Cedex