The EGEUS "European Group for Endoscopic UltraSonography" is an Association of National Clubs or Groups of Interest or Committees in the field of Endoscopic Ultrasound and/or individual members dedicated to EUS.
It has been founded in 2003 by the official representatives of the French Club of Endosonography (CFED, Club Français d'Echoendoscopie Digestive), the Italian Club of Endosonography (IEC), the Belgian Group of Digestive Endosonography (BDGES) and the Spanish AEG-EUS Interest Group (AEGuse).
Aims of the Association are to develop and spread the knowledge of the Endoscopic UltraSonography (EUS) and other associated endoscopic/ultrasonographic or gastroenterological techniques, to promote the education and training of doctors and nurses in endosonography and to promote basic and clinical research in the field of EUS.
Any National EUS Club or Group of Interest or Committee officially established in Europe or in the Mediterranean area and North Africa is eligible for Membership.
The Association accepts also individual membership by physicians (or trainees) who live and work in Countries where a national EUS Club or Group of interest or Committee is not officially established and also physicians (or trainees) who desire to apply as individual members even in the presence of an established EUS Group in their Country.
Individual membership is open to physicians (or trainees) with formal training in gastroenterology, surgery, internal medicine, endoscopy or radiology, who share the same aims, purposes and interests in the field of EUS as the EGEUS Association.