On behalf of the ESGE guidelines committee and the leaders of the following guidelines, I would like to thank all the individual members and member societies who replied to the call for participation launched in December 2019. A total of 107 applications were received, including suggestions of experts from 8 member societies.

The quality of applications was very high, and this, combined with the diversity of countries and member societies represented, contributed to optimize the selection of the expert guideline panels. A scoring system used to evaluate the applications was based on the following criteria: Experience, scientific level, CV, publications, gender, age and country. Each guideline expert panel was established with great consideration to ensure that a fair balance was achieved according to these criteria. The variety of the experts’ backgrounds, level of experience and geographic location contributes to the ESGE guidelines representing a European consensus, striving to give the most helpful recommendations and guidance to endoscopists in their daily practice.

ESGE congratulates the selected candidates and wishes them an inspiring guideline journey!

Endoscopic management of lower GI bleeding
Dr Marine Camus put forward by SFED (France)
Dr Evgeny Fedorov put forward by RSDE (Russia)
Dr Paraskevas Gkolfakis Individual Member (Greece)
Dr Mostafa Ibrahim, Individual Member (Egypt)

Endoscopic submucosal dissection
Dr Mathieu Pioche put forward by SFED (France)
Dr Arnaud Lemmers Individual Member (Belgium)
Dr Gianluca Esposito Individual Member (Italy)

Esophageal stenting for benign and malignant disease (revision)
Dr Eduardo Rodrigues-Pinto SPED (Portugal)
Dr Laszlo Czako Individual Member (Hungary)

EUS-guided biliary tract and pancreatic duct drainage
Dr Paolo Arcidiacono put forward by SIED (Italy)
Dr Abdenor Badaoui Individual Member (Belgium)