Council & Executive Committee

The overall leadership of UEG rests with the Council for strategic direction.

The Executive Committee, comprising of the President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary General together with the UEG Secretariat is responsible for the daily management and administration of UEG’s business.


The UEG Council consists of:

Council, April 2014

President & Chair Future Trends Committee

Michael Farthing

University of Sussex
Sussex House
Brighton BN1 9RH
United Kingdom


Michael Manns

Hannover Medical School
Chair Dept. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
30625 Hannover

Secretary General

John Atherton

University Hospital Nottingham
Division of Gastroenterology
NG7 2UH Nottingham
United Kingdom


Erik Schrumpf

P. O. Box 4950 Nydalen
N-0424 Oslo

Chair Education Committee

Marco Bruno

University Medical Center Rotterdam
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

s-Gravendijkwal 230 
3015 Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Chair Scientific Committee

Magnus Simrén

Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Department of Internal Medicine
413 45 Gothenburg

Chair Public Affairs Committee

Thierry Ponchon

Herriot University Hospital
Department de Hepato-gastroenterologie
Place d`Arsonval,
69003 Lyon

Chair National Societies Committee

Joost PH Drenth 

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Geert Grooteplein Zuid 8
6500 HB Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Liver Representative

Michael Trauner

Medizinische Universität Wien
Department of Medicine III
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna

Endoscopy Representative

Paul Fockens

AMC - University of Amsterdam
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
PO Box 22700
1100 DD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

General Gastroenterology Representative

Fernando Azpiroz

Digestive Department
University Hospital Vall d'Hebron

Surgery Representative

Jakob Izbicki

Department of General-, Visceral- and Thoracic-Surgery
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
20246 Hamburg

Independent Councillor

Guido Costamagna

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Digestive Endoscopy Unit
Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8,
00168 Rome

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