UEG press release

UEG Education: new e-learning developments shaping the future of gastroenterology and hepatology

October 08, 2014

New e-learning developments shaping the future of gastroenterology and hepatology.

(Vienna, October 08, 2014) Ahead of UEG Week 2014, Vienna (18 October – 22nd October 2014) United European Gastroenterology (UEG) are delighted to announce their new and improved e-learning portal, providing a unique education platform with exciting innovations for the gastroenterology and hepatology community.

The UEG e-learning portal has grown exponentially and now includes thousands of categorised and searchable documents, media clips, CME courses as well as meeting content. As Dr Charles Murray, gastroenterologist at London’s Royal Free Hospital and Chair of UEG’s e-learning Taskforce, explains in the October edition of the UEG Journal, “The strength and advantage of the UEG educational platform is that the UEG Member Societies and UEG National Society Members feed into it, shaping a unique and comprehensive portal with extensive GI-related material and educational resources.”

UEG provides high quality, accessible and independent education and training in gastroenterology. We carry out a range of activities, including training courses (both as e-learning and hands-on residential courses), hosting a huge online library and providing the latest GI news, fostering debate and discussion.

“UEG now look to improving their educational resources. We aim to do so by further engagement with Member Societies and National Societies through sharing of information, research and news and look forward to any ideas from members and specialists. UEG Education is at the beginning of an exciting stage in its development and we value input in shaping the future,” adds Dr Charles Murray.

Throughout UEG Week in Vienna (18 October – 22nd October) attendees will be able to visit the UEG Education Lounge, a dedicated area at the Congress providing free access to UEG’s educational activities including the e- learning platform.

UEG Week 24/7 – is a dedicated area on the UEG website, which also provides access to abstracts, e-posters and recordings from UEG Week all year round, allowing the whole gastroenterological community access to unrivalled expertise and knowledge anywhere and at any time.

Notes to Editors

About UEG Week

UEG Week is the largest and most prestigious gastroenterology meeting in Europe and has developed into a global congress. It attracts over 14,000 participants each year, from more than 120 countries, and numbers are steadily rising. UEG Week provides a forum for basic and clinical scientists from across the globe to present their latest research in digestive and liver diseases, and also features a two-day postgraduate course that brings together top lecturers in their fields for a weekend of interactive learning.

From October 18-22, 2014, UEG will connect everyone to its annual meeting via livestream on www.ueg.eu. State-of-the-art lectures of Europe’s largest GI meeting may be followed online from around the world. Include #UEGWeek in your tweets. UEG Week 24/7 features all recorded sessions from UEG Week and provides convenient and direct access to the complete congress material, including E-posters and abstracts.

About UEG

UEG, or United European Gastroenterology, is a professional non-profit organisation combining all the leading European societies concerned with digestive diseases. Together, its member societies represent over 22,000 specialists, working across medicine, surgery, paediatrics, gastrointestinal 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.

To advance standards of gastroenterological care and knowledge across Europe and the world, UEG offers numerous activities and initiatives besides UEG Week, including:

· UEG Education, the universal source of knowledge in gastroenterology, providing online and classroom courses, a huge online library and delivering the latest GI news, fostering debate and discussion

· Training Support, funding for innovative training and educational programmes, as well as international scientific and professional co-operations

· UEG Journal, published bi-monthly, covering translational and clinical studies from all areas of gastroenterology

· EU Affairs, promoting research, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases, and helping develop an effective health policy for Europe

Find out more about UEG’s work. Visit www.ueg.eu

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