Masterclass on Chronic Pancreatitis

A multidisciplinary online and face-to-face learning experience

Online phase: November 2023
Face-to-face course: December 1 - 2, 2023 
Vienna, Austria

This application is available for all myUEG Associates

Event overview

This intensive training programme is highly interactive for both faculty and participants, maximising learning outcomes and expanding participants’ knowledge using the latest training standards.

With our perfect blend of online and on-site (face-to-face) education, clinicians currently specialising in the field will be given an ultra-modern learning, networking and developing experience featuring top faculty in the field of chronic pancreatitis. 

Application is closed.

Learning objectives
  • To develop an up-to-date knowledge base for long-term evidence-based patient management 
  • To be confident evaluating and managing patients with chronic pancreatitis  
  • To create a multidisciplinary mindset to chronic pancreatitis  
  • To understand what’s needed to operate an effective chronic pancreatitis service 
Target audience
  • Clinicians (gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, radiologists) in specialised training with specific interest in chronic pancreatitis 
  • Individuals with specific interest in chronic pancreatitis after finishing their training/fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology  
  • Interested in both highly interactive online and on-site learning 

Course directors

Programme Director: Djuna Cahen, The Netherlands 
Online Content Lead: Rui Castro, Portugal 

Online faculty

Hana Algül, Germany 
Irene Esposito, Germany 
Markus Lerch, Germany 
Georg Beyer, Germany 
Mary Elizabeth Philips, United Kingdom 

Face-to-face faculty

Ali Aghdassi, Germany 
Katja De Paepe, Belgium 
Gavin Johnson, United Kingdom 
Johanna Laukkarinen, Finland 
Enrique de Madaria, Spain 
Giovanni Marchegiani, Italy 
Julia Mayerle, Germany 
Mary Elizabeth Philips, United Kingdom

Online phase: November 2023

The UEG Masterclass comprises an innovative educational format combining online learning activities with the best features of classroom interaction and live instruction.  

The online phase will be spread out over the month of November 2023, with no more than 1 to 2 hours of mandatory weekly assignments. This personalised online learning experience will feature a varied mix of live and self-paced materials, including: 

  • Assigned reading of clinical practice guidelines  
  • A self-paced online course on chronic pancreatitis by Julia Mayerle and Georg Beyer 
  • Live interactive webinars: 
    • Markus Lerch and Georg Beyer: Aetiology 
    • Irene Esposito: Pathology  
    • Hana Algül and Irene Esposito: Basic & Translational Research 

The online phase is carefully aligned with the topics and cases being covered on-site to provide an integrated learning experience. Participants will work together in multidisciplinary groups to solve clinical cases presented at the in-person meeting. 

Face-to-face course: December 1 - 2, 2023

The culmination of this blended learning experience will be a two-day face-to-face event in Vienna, Austria, featuring: 

  • Multidisciplinary case-based learning 
  • World-class faculty  
  • A mix of teaching formats, e.g., case studies, discussion, group work, quizzes, etc.  
  • Opportunities for networking with a multidisciplinary peer group and faculty 

The two days will be structured into sections covering the following topics:  

  1. Diagnostic challenges 
  2. Pain management & duct drainage 
  3. Local complications:
    a) Pseudocysts
    b) Biliary obstructions 
  4. Pancreatic insufficiency and cancer 
  5. How to set up a chronic pancreatitis service 

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CME Accreditation

The UEG Masterclass on Chronic Pancreatitis: Face-to-Face Course, Vienna, Austria, 01/12/2023- 02/12/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

The UEG Masterclass on Chronic Pancreatitis: Webinar 1, online, Austria, 07/11/2021-07/11/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

The UEG Masterclass on Chronic Pancreatitis: Webinar 2, online, Austria, 14/11/2023-14/11/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

The UEG Masterclass on Chronic Pancreatitis: Webinar 3, online, Austria, 27/11/2023-127/11/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Selection criteria

Participation in the Masterclass on Chronic Pancreatitis is by selection only. A maximum of 50 participants will be invited. The following criteria will be considered: 

  • myUEG Associate: To be eligible for application to the Masterclass, participants need to be registered as myUEG Associates.
  • You are a clinician in specialised training with specific interest in chronic pancreatitis (gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, radiologists)
  • One-page CV (max.)  
  • List of (max) top 5 publications 
  • Letter of motivation (max. 250 words) answering the following 2 questions: 
    • What benefit do you expect to gain from this programme? 
    • Why should UEG select you for this programme? 
  • Each individual may participate in this Masterclass only once. 
  • To achieve diversity within the course, regional and gender balance, expertise, and specialties of applicants will be taken into consideration.  

A group of up to 50 participants will be selected by the Masterclass Faculty in a review process in July 2023. All applicants will be notified shortly after the review is completed. 

An adequate level of English is essential to be able to follow the content delivered and participate fully in the course. 

Please note that these criteria have no absolute delimitations and no legal weight. 


Selected participants will be notified via e-mail. A registration payment of € 250 is required to confirm the registration.  

Application is now closed.

Participants receive
  • Top scientific programme including the latest training standards
  • Online tutoring with direct interaction between VIP faculty and peers​​​​​
  • Course material 
  • Lunches and coffee breaks throughout the on-site course 

All selected participants are required to attend the Masterclass in its entirety – online and on-site. 

Please note that no travel or accommodation reimbursement will be provided. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.  


The face-to-face portion of the course will be held in Vienna, Austria. The exact venue location will be shared with participants in due time.

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