ESGE Public Advocacy Committee

ESGE Public Advocacy Committee

Strategic aims and responsibilities

  • To promote the role of digestive endoscopy and digestive cancer screening in Europe
  • To optimize practice in digestive endoscopy (medical device compliance and reimbursement, digestive endoscopy procedure nomenclature)
  • To advocate and lobby for increased funding for research in GI endoscopy

  • To present the patients’ view to the ESGE Governing Board on how ESGE’s vision to provide optimal patient care can be met
  • To enhance both scientific education for the patient and gain understanding from a health care professional perspective

Committee chair

Dr Michael Bretthauer
Professor Michael Bretthauer (Oslo, Norway)

Committee members

Michal F. Kaminski (Warsaw, Poland)
Jasmin Zessner-Spitzenberg (Vienna, Austria)


Patients Video

In this video we provide a guide to patients undergoing a colonoscopy.

We inform patients on: Why it is important to have a colonoscopy, when you should have a colonoscopy and what to expect when undergoing a colonoscopy procedure.