Founded in 1935, the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy (Società Italiana di Gastroenterologia ed Endoscopia Digestiva) is an organization focused on the promotion of gastroenterology.
In Italy it is involved in all aspects of professional gastroenterology training including position statements, and promotes research in the digestive disease.
Within the SIGE a special Italian GPs committee named “study section Digestive Diseases in Primary Care” deals with the digestive disease in primary care, monitors and reviews progress and addresses issues affecting general practice gastroenterology.
SIGE is member society of ESDO, UEG, UEMS and WGO. It has about one thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons, internal medicine specialists, general practitioners, pathologists, oncologists, scientists, and others interested in the field.
SIGE is an Italian standard CME provider (ID No.1277)
Collaborating UEG member society: ESPCG
The European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology
The ESPCG was established in 1996 by a group of academic general practitioners with an interest in gastroenterology who believed there was a need for a European forum for discussion, exchange of ideas and research.
They invited National Societies in Europe to help them form a steering committee and opened the ESPCG to individual membership.
Since its foundation, the ESPCG has been making considerable progress in the development of primary care gastroenterology. It is committed to the development of European guidelines, management guidance of primary care conditions, supports the European general practitioners education, conducts and supports research projects on a range of topics across Europe. It has significant representation on key committees in organizations such as the UEG and in public relations.
The GIGA-CP (Gruppo Italiano per la Gastroenterologia Ambulatoriale – Cure Primarie) represents the Italian Primary Care at the European Society of Primary Care Gastroenterology.
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