Council & Executive Committee

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

The Executive Committee, comprising of the President, Vice President, 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, March 2015


Michael Manns

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

Vice President

Paul Fockens

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

Secretary General

John Atherton

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


Peter Jansen

Academic Medical Center
Department of Gastroenterology
Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Chair Education Committee

Heinz Hammer

University Hospital Graz - Divison of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Auenbruggerplatz 15
8036 Graz

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

Markus Peck-Radosavljevic

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

Endoscopy Representative

Lars Aabakken

Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet HF
Dept. Of Medical Gastroenterology
Sognsvannsv. 20,0027Oslo

General Gastroenterology Representative

Berthold Koletzko

Medizin. Universität München Dr. von Hauner Kinderklinik
Lindwurmstr. 4,80337 München

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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