Standards & Guidelines Initiatives in Association with UEG

The following standards & guidelines initiatives coordinated by UEG Member Societies are supported by UEG.

Call for working group members

Projects funded in 2018 are currently looking for working group members. If you want to participate in a project, please get in touch with the lead coordinator of the respective project!

Achalasia: Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Brief description of the initiative: This multidisciplinary guideline will aim to provide an evidence-based framework with recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of adult achalasia patients. This guideline is intended for clinicians involved in their management, including gastroenterologists, endoscopists, radiologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, dietitians and primary care practitioners.

Project type: Guideline development

Participating UEG Member Societies: ESNM, EAES, ESGAR

Lead Coordinator: Arjan Bredenoord


Clinical guidelines for the management of chronic mesenteric ischemia

Brief description of the initiative: With the development of a multidisciplinary guideline on CMI we aim to provide a compressive overview and repository of the current evidence and agreement on pertinent issues pertaining the diagnosis and treatment of CMI to guide physicians working in the multidisciplinary field of gastrointestinal diseases in the management of their patients and improve treatment outcome.

Project type: Guideline development

Participating UEG Member Societies: EAGEN, ESGAR, Netherlands Association of Hepatogastroenterologists (NVMDL), Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology

Lead Coordinator: Luke Terlouw 


European GI motility hub

Brief description of the initiative: The European GI Motility Hub initiative proposes an innovative on-line platform to disseminate guidelines and provide practical training that will help minimize disparities between centres and health care systems and, it is hoped, add significantly to the welfare of GI patients throughout Europe.

Project type: Guideline dissemination

Participating UEG Member Societies: ESCP, ESPGHAN, Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS)

Lead Coordinator: Henriette Heinrich


European guideline on the management of microscopic colitis

Brief description of the initiative: In order to harmonize and standardize the clinical management of MC across Europe, a pan-European Clinical Practice Guideline on MC is essential. Topics: MC concept and epidemiology, aetiology and pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, histopathology, treatment.

Project type: Guideline development

Participating UEG Member Societies: German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS), Swedish Society of Gastroenterology, Lithuanian Society of Gastroenterology, Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology, Danish Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Netherlands Association of Hepatogastroenterologists (NVMDL), Spanish Society of Gastroenterology (AEG), ESP

Lead Coordinator: Stephan Miehlke


Functional dyspepsia & gastroparesis

Brief description of the initiative: Development of guidelines following a 3-step approach: (1) Collection and review of FD&GP guidelines available in Europe and beyond, (2) Conductance of a (PICA-based) consensus process within the working group for a transnational FD&GP clinical guideline and (3) Initiation of national consensus and agreement processes for approval of the final guideline.

Project type: Guideline development

Participating UEG Member Society: ESNM

Lead Coordinator: Paul Enck


IgG4-related GI diseases

Brief description of the initiative: IgG4-related diseases represents a syndrome of a wide variety of diseases. We will follow the GRADE system, successfully applied to the IAP/APA guidelines on acute pancreatitis, the UEG/HaPanEU guidelines on chronic pancreatitis, and most recently the European guidelines on pancreatic cystic neoplasms.

Project type: Guideline development

Participating UEG Member Societies: Swedish Society of Gastroenterology, Ukrainian Gastroenterological Association, Danish Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS), Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, Netherlands Association of Hepatogastroenterologists (NVMDL), British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), ESGAR, EPC, Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE), French Society of Gastroenterology (SNFGE)

Lead Coordinator: Matthias Löhr


Spreading knowledge on malnutrition across Europe

Brief description of the initiative: The purpose of the initiative is to promote and disseminate existing clinical practice guidelines on malnutrition, especially in GI diseases (malnutrition in general, in IBD, in visceral surgery, in chronic intestinal failure, in liver disease, in oncology).

Project type: Guideline dissemination

Participating UEG Member Societies: ESPEN, Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ÖGGH), Belgian Society of Gastroenterology (SRBGE), Croatian Society of Gastroenterology, German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS), Macedonian Society of Gastroenterology, Gastrohepatology Association of Montenegro (GAM), Association of Serbian Gastroenterologists (ASG)

Lead Coordinator: Stephan Bischoff

Adapting European guidelines on helicobacter pylori management and faecal microbiota transplantation to use in Armenia as a model for low-resource countries

Brief description of the initiative: To adapt European guidelines on H. pylori infection management and faecal microbiota transplantation for use in Armenia as a model of low-resource country and disseminate the adapted guidelines through conducting a conference and publishing its proceedings.

Project type: Guideline dissemination

Participating UEG Member Societies: EHMSG, Armenian Association of Gastroenterology, Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE), French National Society of Gastroenterology (SNFGE)

Lead Coordinator: Francis Megraud


Implementation of guidelines of autoimmune and cholestatic liver disease in the Baltic States

Brief description of the initiative: The main goal of this project is to promote, disseminate and implement knowledge on AIH and cholestatic liver diseases clinical practice guidelines across the Baltic States with Latvia as a starting point.

Project type: Guideline dissemination

Participating UEG Member Societies: Dutch Society of Gastroenterology (NVGE), Latvian Society of Gastroenterology

Lead Coordinator: Simon Pape


Upper GI disorders: Guidelines & clinical practice in Central & Eastern Europe

Brief description of the initiative: Organisation of a guideline meeting “Upper GI Disorders: Guidelines & clinical practice in Central & Eastern Europe” in correlation with the annual congress of the Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology. The meeting will be complemented by benchmarking via a multilingual web-based questionnaire using online project management tools. The multilingual website will help to share diagnostic guidelines, online consultations, teleconferences. A survey will evaluate current implementation of guidelines in clinical practice.

Project type: Guideline dissemination

Participating UEG Member Societies: EAGEN, EHMSG, Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology, Slovenian Society of Gastroenterology, Serbian Society of Gastroenterology, Romanian Society of Gastroenterology