EAGEN and UEG: A Long-Term Partnership with a Focus on Education

Heinz F. Hammer
2019 Digestive Diseases  
EAGEN is one of the 7 founding sisters and an ordinary member society of UEG. EAGEN members have contributed significantly to the development of UEG in leading positions within UEG. The significant impact of UEG board members on science, education, and organization of European gastroenterology is demonstrated by the remarkable list of EAGEN board members who have received major UEG awards or prizes. The focus of EAGEN within UEG has been on postgraduate education. In this function, EAGEN has
more » ... ction, EAGEN has developed educational formats which after their establishment were handed over to UEG. EAGEN has established itself as an important provider of education in gastroenterology including pancreatic-biliary diseases, GI oncology, endoscopic procedures, nutrition, and intestinal microbiology. EAGEN has the goal to identify educational needs, fill existing gaps in medical education, and advance the quality of education. To fulfill these tasks, EAGEN is in close cooperation with the UEG education committee and UEG member societies. EAGEN puts a focus on reduction of pan-European health inequalities, provision of equal opportunity, promotion of young talent, and improvement of clinical standards and guidelines.
doi:10.1159/000505239 pmid:31830746 fatcat:pq45x34ejfg3lnf3atdgrac4aa