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 ESGE Days congress.
Currently the ESGE is comprised of 49 gastrointestinal societies (ESGE National Member Societies)and 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 improve the quality of gastrointestinal endoscopy
- to promote awareness, teaching and research in gastrointestinal endoscopy and related fields
- to stimulate international exchange of endoscopy data and technical advances