Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominate your candidate by May 30, 2023

We recognise outstanding individual achievements in digestive health

Each year we award an outstanding individual who has helped to improve the lives of people in relation to digestive health and whose contributions, leadership and impact have been of importance for the myUEG Community. Their work is widely acknowledged by the myUEG Community.

Nominate your candidate by May 30, 2023.

Lifetime Achievement Awardee 2022

Target group

Digestive health specialists

  • who have had a career spanning at least 30 years and are widely acknowledged by the broader gastroenterological community
  • whose outstanding accomplishments have improved the lives of people in relation to  digestive health
  • whose contributions, leadership and impact have been of importance for the UEG community
How it works

To nominate candidates, UEG Member Societies are asked to send the following:

  • An A4 Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
  • A brief statement of no more than 50 words summarising the candidate’s contribution to gastroenterology as a whole and the UEG community in particular
  • A concise description of how these contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership, or mentorship, have had a lasting impact on the gastrointestinal field and/or the community and/or UEG and demonstrate a lifetime commitment (publications supporting these contributions may be directly referenced)
  • A statement indicating the candidate’s H-index using Web of Science 

Please send the complete nomination to the UEG Headquarters Management . The documents must be submitted as PDF files. Deadline for nominiation is May 30, 2023.

Download the complete nomination criteria

Lifetime Achievement Awardee 2022: Michael Manns

Professor Michael P. Manns is the President and Board Member for Research and Education of Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover, Germany, since 2019. He graduated in medicine from the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Mainz, Germany, before completing postgraduate training at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and the University of Mainz, where he became Professor of Medicine in 1986. 

Subsequently, Professor Manns was a Research Associate at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California, USA from 1987 to 1988. He was the Director of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology at Hannover Medical School from 1991 to 2020 and from 2015 – 2018 he was Clinical Director of the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig, Germany, and founding director of the Center for Individualized Infection Medicine (CiiM), Hannover. 2015 – 2020 he was member of the Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) of the European Commission in Brussels. 

He has received numerous awards including the International Hans Popper Award in 1995 and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Recognition Award in 2007. Professor Manns has a long-term research interest in liver diseases with a main focus on viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation, regenerative medicine, and cell therapy. He has published more than 1000 articles in international peer-reviewed journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Nature, Nature Medicine, Cell, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology among others ranks among the top 1% of most cited researchers since 2014 (according to Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics).

Professor Manns is founder and chairman of HepNet, a national network of competence on viral hepatitis and the German Liver Foundation and co-chairs the Lancet-EASL commission on liver diseases in Europe. His engagement with national and European societies spans from positions such as President of the German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS), the German Association for the Study of the Liver (GASL), and the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM). In UEG he was a member of the Scientific Committee and from 2016-2017 served as UEG President during which time he has further enhanced UEG’s reputation as the European umbrella organisation covering digestive health and as a leading voice in global gastroenterology and hepatology.


Watch the recordings of the award ceremony for awardee Michael Manns at UEG Week 2022:

Want to read more about Michael Manns and his career in gastroenterology? 
Check out this UEG Journal article by Chief Editor Joost Drenth.

Past Lifetime Achievement Awardees

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