The recent approval of the COVID-19 vaccines marks a milestone in the fight against the novel Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). Currently, both mRNA- (BNT162b2, mRNA-1273) and vector-based vaccines (AZD1222) have received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the European Commission (EC, EMA). Large-scale vaccination programmes are being rolled out world-wide and…

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Overcoming the barriers to dissemination and implementation of quality measures for gastrointestinal endoscopy: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) position statement R. Bisschops, M.D. Rutter, M. Areia, et al. European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) with support of United European Gastroenterology (UEG) have developed performance measures to assess quality in…

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On behalf of the ESGE Governing Board, please allow me to wish you and your families a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2021.  I also wish to take this opportunity to look back on our many activities in 2020, and to share our perspectives for the upcoming year. One year ago, we announced the launch…

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Endoscopic management of enteral tubes in adult patients – Part 1: Definitions and indications. European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline M. Arvanitakis, P. Gkolfakis, E.J. Despott, et al. This is Part 1 of a two-part Guideline from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) that will address all major issues concerning enteral tube management.…

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ESGE research grants support innovative, original research in gastroenterology. In 2021, the research grants will evolve into the ESGE Research Champions Den, which is an annual competition for research funding taking place at the ESGE Days. Potential contenders submit their research idea online. The ESGE research committee reviews the applications and attributes a score to…

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Imaging alternatives to colonoscopy: CT colonography and colon capsule. European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) Guideline – Update 2020 Spada C., Hassan C., Bellini D., et al. This is an update of the 2014–15 Guideline of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and the European…

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ESGE is happy to announce the launch of the ESGE Research Endorsement. One of the main objectives of ESGE is to promote good quality research in the field of GI endoscopy. In addition to the financial research grants, ESGE offers endorsement to other research projects without ESGE funding. ESGE endorsement may enhance the chances of…

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Curriculum for optical diagnosis training in Europe: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Position Statement Dekker E., Houwen B.S.L., Puig I., et al. This ESGE position statement comprehensively addresses, for the first time in Europe, a clear framework for the provision of training in optical diagnosis during endoscopy. It encompasses the skills required prior to…

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