Summer School

Returning in 2023 | Prague, Czech Republic

Available for all myUEG Young GI Associates

What to expect?

We are thrilled to say that the 2022 Summer School was a  huge success and thank all faculty and participants for their strong contributions!

We look forward to the upcoming 2023 course in-person in Prague. For a taste of what's to come, have a look at our previous programme below.

Take it upon yourself to advance your knowledge and remain up to date on the latest developments by gaining insights, input, and expertise from our star-studded faculty!

This top quality, interactive and intense hands-on course is a top educational opportunity for gastroenterology trainees across Europe.

Both days are dedicated to practical hands-on training on various topics with renowned experts in small groups, while faculty and applicants will have opportunities to meet, socialise and share ideas in the evenings. 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to improve your practical skills for your medical profession, enhance your network through close academic and social interactions with highly regarded faculty and peers from diverse backgrounds, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Learning objectives
  • Practice techniques that are in-demand for medical professionals in clinical hepato-gastroenterology
  • Improve and gain knowledge about new developments and their clinical application
Target audience
  • Clinicians (medical, surgical or imaging hepato-gastroenterologists) in their first to fourth year of training at the time of application
  • Age 40 and below

CME accreditation

The UEG Summer School 2022, Prague, Czech Republic, 17/06/2022-18/06/2022 has been accredited by the European accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).  
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found on their website

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


The following course directors are responsible for the scientific programme:

  • Roberto Penagini, Italy
  • Minneke Coenraad, The Netherlands
  • Ignacio Catalan, Norway

Hands-on course topics that will be covered during Summer School 2022:

  • General abdominal ultrasound in gastroenterology
  • Bowel abdominal ultrasound (IBD, diverticular disease, etc.)
  • Endoscopy – Lower GI (IBD, polypectomy)
  • Endoscopy – Upper GI 
  • Endoscopy with a colonoscopy simulator
  • Advanced Endoscopy (Endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP) 
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • How to perform liver biopsy and elastography 
  • Indications for and hands-on training in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy [PEG]
  • New therapies in IBD: Practical approaches
  • Reflux and motility studies: Practical approaches
  • Complications of portal hypertension: Practical approaches

Course language is English.


Participation in Summer School is through selection only.

A maximum of 180 participants will be invited.


The application for UEG Summer School 2022 is now closed. Applicants were notified regarding their application status in early April.

Selection criteria:

  •  myUEG Young GI Associate
    • To be eligible for application to Summer School 2022, participants need to be registered as myUEG Young GI Associates (up to 40 years of age).
    • Main carers of children can apply for an extension of the age limit (2 years per child) to become a myUEG Young GI Associate. To do so, please fill out this form and send it to .
  • Training year 1 – 4
    • Applicants should be in their first to fourth year of training at the time of application. No specific knowledge is required. 
    • A letter confirming the trainee status must be provided. Only confirmations letters in English will be accepted.
  • Time of application
    • The time of application will be taken into consideration during selection.
    • Apply as soon as possible!
  • Returning participants
    • Second or third time participants can apply according to the above criteria, but priority will be given to those who have not previously participated in a Summer School.
  • Diversity and inclusivity
    • To achieve diversity within the course, regional and gender balance will be taken into consideration. 
    • In addition, preference is given to candidates from Europe and Mediterranean countries.


Registration Fee: € 200 (incl. VAT)

Registration fee includes:

  • Course fee
  • Lunch and coffee breaks during course days

Attendees are required to arrive in the evening of June 16.
Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. More information can be found under Venue. Please note that no travel and accommodation reimbursement will be provided.

Session registration:
Once selected, participants must sign up for a total of 6 parallel sessions*. Please note that these parallel sessions have limited capacity and slots will be allocated to participants on a first come, first served basis. The session registration will start mid-May. Participants will receive all details prior to the start of the session registration.

*A maximum of 3 endoscopy hands-on sessions and a minimum of 1 practical approach session must be chosen.

All selected participants are required to attend the Summer School in its entirety.


Hotel International
Koulova 1501/15
16045 Prague, Czech Republic

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. 
No travel and accommodation reimbursement will be provided.

Attendees are required to arrive in the evening of June 16.

Once selected, participants will have the opportunity to book a hotel room at the Hotel International for a special rate of € 90 per night including breakfast (incl. 10% VAT, excl. City Tax) if they wish to stay in the same hotel where the Summer School takes place. This is however not mandatory but of course recommendable due to easier logistics.

Programme & Education Management
Elisabeth Pfeiffer
  • M: +43 699 1997 16 23
  • T: +43 1 997 16 39


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