Who we are

UEG, or United European Gastroenterology, is a professional non-profit organisation combining all the leading European societies concerned with digestive disease.

Together, our member societies represent over 22,000 specialists, working across medicine, surgery, paediatrics, GI oncology and endoscopy. This makes UEG the most comprehensive organisation of its kind in the world, and a unique platform for collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.

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Annual Report 2012

The Annual Report is a comprehensive readable account of the activities of UEG. It covers our activities within the UEG Week year from October 2012, with birthday celebrations at UEG Week Amsterdam as a highlight, to October 2013. The Treasurer report refers to the fiscal year from January 1 to December 31, 2012.

Browse the Annual Report


Advancing gastroenterology care

Our mission is continually to improve standards of care in gastroenterology, and promote ever greater understanding of digestive and liver disease – among the public and medical experts alike.  As part of that work, we run a number of education and training courses facilitated by highly respected experts. We also organise UEG Week – the largest and most prestigious meeting of its kind in Europe. UEG Week has been running since 1992, in a variety of major cities, and now attracts more than 14,000 people from across the world.

UEG is committed to:

  • Raising awareness and expanding knowledge of GI and liver diseases among the public and medical profession, to deliver benefits for patients
  • Coordinating the activities of clinical and scientific associations in our field
  • Harmonising and improving clinical standards across Europe
  • Fostering basic and clinical research in the field, and raising the profile of this work worldwide
  • Promoting and delivering excellence in clinical and scientific education.


This set of guidelines directs our daily activities. The statutes are regularly reviewed and adapted to reflect our continual developments.
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Legal and fiscal framework

UEG Bylaws and Rules constitute the legal basis for the operation of the organisation. UEG is incorporated in Vienna, Austria and complies with the legal rules of the Austrian Law of Associations with Number 570340662 in the Austrian Register of Association.

UEG is a non-profit organisation. The organisation’s accounts comply with Austrian fiscal provisions and are both internally (by two members of the association called auditors) and externally audited (by an international tax advisor) on an annual basis.

Awards & Grants

Research Prize

We award € 100.000 annually for excellence in basic science, translational or clinical research. 
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UEG Journal

Submit your papers

The Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jan Tack is seeking papers for the upcoming issues of the UEG Journal.
How to submit

UEG Week Vienna

Register for UEG Week

Registration for UEG Week Vienna 2014 is open. Benefit from the reduced registration fees until May 15.
Register now

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