We promote the latest research and developments in digestive health for journalists through press and media relations

UEG Week Press Centre

UEG Week offers journalists an exclusive opportunity to obtain first-hand expert opinion and information on numerous digestive health issues affecting the world today.

For information or follow up enquiries regarding UEG Week Virtual 2021, please email

Registration for UEG Week 2022 will open in spring 2022. 


Week Press Briefing
UEG Week Press Briefing

The UEG Week Virtual 2021 Press Briefing took place prior to the congress, providing registered journalists with the opportunity to gain exclusive insight into the most exciting pieces of research due to be presented.

UEG Week Virtual 2021 Press Briefing:

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:00-12:00 CET

  • Axel Dignass (UEG President): Introduction & Chair
  • María José Domper Arnal: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the diagnoses and characteristics of colorectal cancer patients
  • Esther Colomier: Global prevalence of meal-related pain and its relevance in disorders of gut-brain interaction
  • Olafus Palsson: Prevalence and quality of life impact of gas-related symptoms in the general population: findings from a survey of the US, UK and Mexico
  • Ali Al-Kaabi: Increasing incidence of oesophageal cancer in adults younger than 50 years in the Netherlands: a population-based cohort study

For further information on how to access a recording of the press briefing, please email 

Press contact
Luke Paskins
  • UEG PR & Media Relations
  • The Hay Loft Balcombe Place Stables
  • RH17 6QJ Balcombe / West Sussex
  • T: +44 (0) 1444 811099

Media Policies

  • General information
  • Use of logo
  • Copyright of presentation material
  • Abstract embargo policy
General information

These media policies form an integral part of the press accreditation for UEG Week.

By registering as a member of the press, each press representative confirms their understanding and adherence to these policies. All media activities not explicitly mentioned below need to be negotiated at the earliest possible opportunity with the UEG Communications Agency, emotive. 

  • The Virtual Press Office is open to media representatives only.
  • All media interviews must be coordinated through the UEG PR Agency, emotive.
  • Registration is limited to a maximum of four representatives per media outlet.
  • Only one registration is possible per myUEG account. To register more than one person for UEG Week, please set up a myUEG account for each registration. 
  • Financial analysts, sales, advertising, marketing and public relations personnel may not register as media.
  • Transmissions, webcasts, videos, recordings and photos from UEG Week are not allowed to carry the UEG or UEG Week logo without UEG's prior approval.
  • Patient organisations are invited to send two representatives to attend the press briefings Please contact the UEG PR Agency, emotive.
  • UEG does not share media lists.
Use of logo

The UEG, as well as the UEG Week name and logo, is a registered trademark and the property of UEG. They cannot be used in any way, for any purpose or at any time (including, but not limited to announcements, invitations, emails, web publications, etc.) without the prior expressed written permission of UEG. This can be requested from the UEG Secretariat or the UEG PR Agency, emotive.

Copyright of presentation material
  • All materials in written or illustrated form presented in the scientific programme are the intellectual property of the authors and all rights reside with them.
  • Recording without proper authorisation by the holder of rights must be considered a violation of copyrights and will be prevented by the organisers of the congress.
  • Official UEG Week images may only be used with prior authorisation of UEG or the UEG PR Agency, emotive. Use of official images in any publications (print or digital) must be accompanied by copyright reference to the official congress photographer.
Abstract embargo policy
  • Accepted abstracts are published in a supplement of the UEG Journal 
  • Accepted abstracts are published on the UEG website in September 2021 and are made available on the congress platform on Sunday, October 3, 2021. 
  • Information contained in oral presentations and poster presentations may not be released until Monday, September 6, 2021 at 00:01 CET.
  • Information on late-breaking abstract presentations must not be released until Sunday October 3, 2021 at 00:01. 
  • Information contained in abstracts selected by UEG for press and media activity must not be released until the day of presentation. Please contact for further information on these topics. 
  • Violation of the embargo may result in the abstract being withdrawn from the congress.
UEG Week 2021 Impressions