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Structure of the EUMS

The European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS) (en francais l’Union Européenne des Médecins Specialistes - UEMS) was founded in 1958, one year after the European Economic Community (EEC). It is the official representative body of all Medical Specialists to the European Commission. The EUMS is composed of working medical specialists who are delegated by the professional bodies of their own countries. The organisation consists of an Executive Committee and 38 specialist sections, one for every specialty recognised in at least one-third of the member countries. Some specialities, who are not entitled to create their own section, are associated with another specialty section. The EUMS has contacts with the European Commission, the Advisory Committee for Medical Training and the Permanent Committee.

The EUMS has no funding from the EU and relies on the receipt of fees from the professional bodies of its member countries.

The Gastroenterology Section of the EUMS

This is composed of two delegates from each of the 30 EUMS member countries (the 27 EU-countries plus, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) and a representative from the Junior Doctors Organisation (PWG). The delegates are appointed by the National Medical Associations. Azerbaijan, Croatia, Georgia, Israel and Turkey are associated countries. Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia and Ukraine are observer countries. Two organisations, associated with Gastroenterology, are represented by observers (European Association for the Study of the Liver and Association des Sociétiés Nationales Europeéannes et Méditerranéennes de Gastroentérologie).

The European Board of Gastroenterology (EBG) (

The European Board of Gastroenterology (EBG) was founded in 1992 as a working party, composed of maximum two delegates per country, one from the Section and one from the national Gastroenterology Society. The two delegates from each country are selected to provide a balance between pure clinicians and academics.

The primary functions of the EBG are to:

  • define and secure the standards of training in Gastroenterology
  • to make suggestions for Continuing Medical Education and quality assurance
  • to organise exchange of trainees
  • to collect demographic statistics

The EBG has the following working sub-committees: the Training and Recognition Committee, the CME and the Manpower Committee. CME assessment is carried out by a EBG-UEGF (United European Gastroenterology Federation) CME Evaluation Committee.

The routine business of the Section and EBG is carried out by an Executive Committee, composed of the President of the Section, the President of the Board, the Secretary General and the Treasurer. The Section and the Board meet twice a year – in the spring and at the annual UEGW meeting.

The current Secretary of the EBG is:

Dr Albin Luetke
General Secretary
European Board of Gastroenterology
Loehr Center
D-56068 Koblenz
Tel. (+49) 261 16 524 (office)
Fax. (+49) 261 16 246

European Union of Medical Specialists - publications

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Alternatively, if you still cannot view them please contact Dr Albin Luetke at the above address.

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