ESGE EYE Committee Chair Candidature 2024-2026

General information

About ESGE
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is dedicated to the advance of skilled endoscopic practice through workshops, publication of guidelines, and research. It represents national societies of endoscopy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

Eligibility for election as committee chair on the Governing Board
ESGE Individual Members may put themselves forward for nomination. Only members who have paid their annual dues may be considered. Those with trainee status are not eligible to become ESGE committee chairs.

Role of the Young Endoscopists Committee (EYE) Chair on the Governing Board
As a voting member of the ESGE Governing Board, committee chairs are involved in ESGE’s decision making process.

Candidature of active and dedicated persons is encouraged. It is required to be capable of and willing to dedicate a substantial amount of time to this position.

Committee chairs are required to attend three ESGE Governing Board meetings (virtual or face to face) per year, and to participate in regular web-based calls. Attendance is also required at the annual ESGE General Assembly.

ESGE Statutes and Rules of Procedure

§12 (4) Committee Chair elections:
Nominations for committee chairpersons must be submitted in text form to the Executive Committee at least 2 months prior to the General Assembly.

The Executive Committee reviews applications and selects up to four for each Chair position for General Assembly elections. Six weeks before the elections the candidatures for open chair positions are communicated to General Assembly members.

§14 (a) Election and Term of Office of the Governing Board:
The voting members of the General Assembly shall elect Chairs of the Standing Committees at the General Assembly. An individual may chair a specific committee for a maximum of two terms.

Young Endoscopists (EYE) Committee Chair responsibilities
As the chair of this committee, you will be responsible for:

  • To assist and support young endoscopists highlighting the benefits of the society to the up-and-coming generation of GI endoscopists
  • To actively participate in ESGE activities and collaborate with other ESGE committees / working groups to provide the “younger perspective”
  • To expand ESGE through the ESGE Member Societies’ young member / trainee sections
  • To create partnerships and promote collaboration with young member / trainee sections of other societies
  • To organize a scientific session dedicated to young endoscopists “EYE session” at ESGE Days
  • To plan social activities / EYE Zone at ESGE Days
  • To contribute to the ESGE newsletters on a regular basis
  • To promote ESGE and share ESGE scientific content through social media channels / social media working group