call for nominations for the following positions on the ESGE committees

nominate now 23We would like to announce a call for nominations for the following positions on the ESGE committees for the two year term commencing on April 4, 2019:

-         ESGE Education committee chair (terms of reference)

-         ESGE Guidelines committee chair (terms of reference)

-         ESGE Research committee chair (terms of reference)

Please find below the links to the terms of reference for these committees and the ESGE statutes and by-laws. If your society would like to put forward candidate(s) for any of these positions, the application form(s) (link below) should be sent via return email to the ESGE secretariat by October 15, 2018

We would strongly recommend that each candidate is put forward for only one position.

The ESGE Education, Guidelines and Research committee chairs will be elected by the ESGE Governing Boardat the forthcoming meeting on December 7, 2018 in Munich, Germany.

Yours sincerely

Professor Thierry Ponchon                            Professor Søren Meisner
ESGE President                                               ESGE Secretary General

Sent by Francoise Heidenreich
Project manager
ESGE Secretariat

European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists


DSGH har fået mulighed for at udbyde 5 legater til kongresdeltagelse (gratis registrering og ophold) til

European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists (ECYG) entitled "Challenges in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology" that will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, from 6th to 9th of December 2018.

Se program og  kongreskoncept på

For at komme i betragtning til udvælgelse til legat skal man være Yngre læge under 40 år i uddannelse stilling (HU eller intro-stilling) i gastroenterlogi og hepatologi. Der skal fremsendes kort abstract indenfor et af konferencens emne områder og kort (max 1 side) motiveret ansøgning for kongres deltagelse til DSGHs bestyrelse senest 29 august til DSGH Denne email adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den.

Der gives direkte svar til ansøgere som udvælges til legat d 30. august, således at endeligt abstract kan oploades via ECYGs hjemmeside senest d 1 september som er deadline for abstract submission.



Dear Colleagues (PDF version)

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week is Europe's premier meeting and one of the world-leading Gastroenterology events. This year’s congress in Vienna from October 20-24, 2018 will again cover a wide range of digestive disease areas, cutting-edge post-graduate teaching sessions, some of the best GI abstracts, posters and simultaneous live streams to a global audience. Have a look at our UEG Week 24/7 platform ( with over 550 on-demand recordings from last year’s UEG Week to catch a glimpse of the scientific spectrum at our annual UEG Week. In this spirit of “sharing the future of digestive health”, world-renowned experts will again gather to discuss the latest advances in our field, from new digestive health research to state-of-the-art clinical practice.

We expect 13,000 onsite attendees from across the globe and 1,500 online followers through our UEG Week live stream. Therefore, submitting your abstract to UEG Week is a unique opportunity to make your scientific achievements visible for a large audience who shares your interest in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Undoubtedly, UEG Week is THE place for clinicians and scientists from all around the globe to present their best work. For everyone interested in any aspect of digestive health and disease there is a comprehensive programme organised in innovative, interactive and exciting formats. As in previous years we will have a large number of sessions dedicated to oral presentations of original research, and printed posters will also be presented as E-Posters on E-Poster Terminals all over the congress centre. Moreover, small group sessions, entitled “Posters in the Spotlight” will give the poster presenters possibilities to discuss their scientific findings in depth with experts in the field. Finally, best scoring abstracts and most controversial research data will be presented in our exciting format of fast-paced oral presentations, the Abstracts on Fire.

Exposure for your scientific work continues after the congress: all abstracts are permanently featured in UEG’s Education ( , the biggest resource for gastroenterologists in the world and are published in the UEG Journal, now within the top 25% of GI and hepatology journals!

Abstracts, Clinical and Video Cases for UEG Week 2018 may be submitted until April 20, 2018. Note that abstracts presented previously at national or international meetings may be submitted providing this is declared but that we particularly welcome work not previously presented at international meetings. Submitting abstracts for UEG Week is free of charge. 2 of 2

UEG is dedicated to providing young clinicians and scientists with a first-class congress experience and we are eager to deliver a platform to link people within the global GI community. Various attractive incentives especially for younger delegates make it as convenient and cost effective as possible to come to UEG Week:

 UEG Week registration fee for a fellow in training if registered until May 17 is € 200

 Registration fee for a fellow in training for the Postgraduate Teaching Programme is € 100

 The best 510 abstracts receive a Travel Grant up to € 750 (one third of which are reserved for presenters from economically disadvantaged countries)

 The best 5 abstracts receive the Top Abstract Prize in the amount of € 10,000

Further prizes and grants that are offered to support abstract submitters to present their research on the international stage:

 Poster Champ Award for best daily posters: free registration for the Postgraduate Teaching Programme at the upcoming UEG Week

 National Scholar Award: recognition for the best abstract from your country, presented by a co-author below the age of 35

 Oral Free Paper Prize in each Free Paper - and Posters-in-the-Spotlight Session.

We hope we have convinced you that UEG Week Vienna has to be part of your congress calendar 2018 and look forward to receiving your scientific work. To find out more about UEG Week Vienna, including delegate registration, abstract submission and practical information visit our UEG Week website

We look forward to welcoming you to UEG Week in Vienna – the premier event in 2018 for digestive health and disease!

Paul Fockens Herbert Tilg

UEG President UEG Scientific Committee Chair

Best way to treat IBD

Best Way to Go 

Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense

Location: “Torben With” in Videncentret (map attached)

Update 15th August 2018

On behalf of IBD-CARE group:

It has come to our attention that theIBD Nordic Conference will take place at Quality Hotel View in Malmö the 11thand 12thof Octoberthis year, which unfortunately collides with the IBD-CARE meeting in Odense (12thof October).We are therefore proud to announce our collaboration between the two meetings, where we want to give the participants of the IBD-CARE meeting a chance to still participate in the first day of the IBD Nordic Conference, and still make it back to the meeting in Odense the next day.Just go use the discount code IBD-CARE to get 75% off the original registration fee.The discount is valid for full participation the first day of the conference, excluding the conference dinner in the evening.

About the IBD Nordic Conference

The IBD Nordic Conferencestrives to improve collaboration between the Nordic countries, and further increase the knowledge about the latest IBD treatments and research in the region. The Scientific Committee, consisting of some of the most prominent practitioners from the Nordic Countries, seek to create a program that offers a combination of international and regional key note speakers, interesting satellite symposias and poster sessions, as well as lots of great opportunities to meet and mingle with colleagues from around the world.To view this year’s program, please

Kind regards

/The IBD-CARE group and the team behind IBD Nordic Conference“

Friday, Oct 12th 12.00-15.00

On the occasion of the establishment of the ”IBD-CARE in the Region of Southern Denmark” we would like to invite all interested to our first meeting. The aim of ”IBD-CARE” is to implement evidence-based clinical practice based on high-level research. We are proud to announce the speakers

Professor Stefan Schreiber and

Professor Andre Franke from Kiel University.



12.00-12.15 Professor Jens Kjeldsen, Odense University Hospital Welcome and introduction to IBD-CARE
12.15-13.00 Professor Stefan Schreiber, Kiel University Best way to treat IBD? From "treat to target" to "test and treat"
13.00-13.10   Discussion
13.10-13.25 Professor Vibeke Andersen IBD-CARE - a platform for  joined IBD studies
13.25-13.30   Discussion
13.30-14.00 Coffee break  
14.00-14.25 Professor Andre Franke IBD microbiome – time for clinical use?
14.25-14.30   Discussion
14.30-14.50 Professor Niels Qvist J-pouch reservoire – the good and the bad story
14.50-14.55   Discussion
14.55-15.00 Professor Jens Kjeldsen Final comments


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We look forward to seeing you!

IBD-CARE group:
Uffe Holmskov, Professor, SDU
Jens Kjeldsen, Professor, OUH
Niels Qvist, Professor, OUH
Steffen Husby, Professor, OUH
Vibeke Andersen, Professor, SHS

Helge Worning mindeord

Helge Worning

9.1 192930.9  2017

Mindeord som pdf

Et af fyrtårnene indenfor dansk gastroenterologi og en pioner indenfor klinisk og videnskabelig pancreatologi er afgået ved døden.

Helge Worning var i sjældent grad et menneske som ”kunne alt”. Han var en dygtig og grundig forsker, en kompetent og erfaren kliniker, en blændende leder og et menneske med stor fagpolitisk indsigt. Ingen som kom i kontakt med Helge kunne være i tvivl om hans appetit på livet, hans usædvanlige hurtige og effektive forstand, hans skarpe og præcise formuleringsevne, hans klæbehjerne, flid og fantasi.

I 1968 forsvarede han sin disputats. Den udgik fra Blegdamshospitalets medicinske afdeling og centrallaboratorium. Baseret på fysiologisk indsigt og teoretisk reflekteret bekræftede han, at måling af den eksterne pancreasfunktion kunne gennemføres ved analyse af duodenalindholdet efter måltidsstimulation. Dermed blev en værdifuld pancreasfunktionstest indført i Danmark, som siden har været referencetest for den eksterne pancreasfunktion.

Helge blev overlæge ved medicinsk afdeling F, Amtssygehuset i Glostrup i 1969. Hans kliniske indsigt gjorde det meget lærerigt og fascinerende at være ansat som læge i afdelingen. Fejl og sløseri blev påtalt velformuleret og altid så velunderbygget at vi ansatte forstod og accepterede irettesættelsen. Ledelsesproblemer eksisterede ikke på afdeling F, ledelsen lå indiskutabelt i Helges hænder. Mange af landets bedste gastroenterologer har haft ansættelse på medicinsk afdeling F, som tillige havde en omfattende og bred funktion indenfor moderspecialet intern medicin, hvilket gjorde afdelingen til en af landets bedste uddannelsesafdelinger.

Helge var inspirator til flere disputatser og hans foredrag og indlæg var præget af elegance og kritisk sans. Han skrev kapitler i lærebøger og var værdsat og respekteret i internationale pancreatolog-kredse. I 1965 deltog Helge i det stiftende møde i European Pancreatic Club i London, og i 1975 var han arrangør af dette selskabs møde i København. I mange år deltog Helge i de videnskabelige pancreatologiske aktiviteter og hans hustru, Inger-Lise, var ham en stor støtte ved mødernes sociale arrangementer.

Da Dansk Gastroenterologisk Selskab blev stiftet i 1971 blev Helge valgt som foreningens første formand, en post han bestred i 4 år. Herefter var han i mange år et aktivt medlem som løftede en række opgaver for det faglige selskab. Helge var derfor et naturligt valg som redaktør af festskriftet der udkom i anledning af Dansk Gastroenterologisk Selskabs 25-års jubilæum i 1996. Samme år udnævntes han til æresmedlem i selskabet. I 1989 blev Helge tildelt den store Nordiske Gastropris.

Helges hurtige hoved, præcise formuleringer og store arbejdsevne gjorde man brug af i lægefaglige og sundhedspolitiske sammenhænge. I 1993 blev han lægelig direktør i Københavns Amts Sygehusvæsen, vigtige planer blev udarbejdet for specialefordelingen i sygehusvæsenet, men hans format passede ikke godt til den daværende politiske ledelse i Københavns Amt, og fra 1996 genoptog han sit kliniske arbejde på hospitaler i Jylland og på Grønland. Hans arbejdsevne var stadig stor og han var over 80 år da han sluttede som medlem af det psykiatriske patientklagenævn i København.

Helge blev enkemand i 2004 efter mere end 50 års ægteskab med Inger-Lise, men efter hendes død fik han 10 gode år sammen med Hanne Steensgård.  Da Hanne døde for godt et år siden tog det meget hårdt på Helge. Han havde i flere år lidt af svær arteriosklerotisk hjertesygdom, hvad han ikke lod sig mærke med. Vore tanker går til døtrene Anne og Dorthe.

Peter Bytzer

Finn W. Henriksen

Jannik Hilsted

Steen Larsen

Else Philipsen

Simon J. Rune