European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ESDE), previously known as European Society of Esophagology (E.S.E), and originally known as Groupe d’Etude Europeenne de le Maladies de l’Oesophage (GEEMO).
The name of this association shall be European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ESDE) –previously known as European Society of Esophagology (ESE) and originally known as Groupe d’Etude Europeenne de le Maladies de l’Oesophage, hereafter to be referred as ESDE. The association was founded in 1980 with the name of Groupe d’etude Europeen des Maladies des l’Oesophage. Its goals are: 1. to contribute to the knowledge and the treatment of the oesophageal pathophysiology in its largest sense and the establishment of scientific connections between European experts in this field. 2. to promote the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge of the esophagus among specialists in the field including physicians, surgeons, basic scientists and other professionals.
The association has its seat at the University Hospital Leuven, Belgium and its duration is unlimited.
The association is a non-profit organisation.
The ways of acting of the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ESDE) are:
The ESDE is composed by:
ESDE membership expires:
The President represents the ESDE in all civil acts. When judged necessary the President may delegate some of these responsibilities. For legal affairs, the President can only be replaced by a mandatory with special procuration.
Earnings of the ESDE are obtained from:
Yearly publication of financial affairs is mandatory, containing all financial transactions and balance.
The members of the Council are not receiving any remuneration related to their function in the Council. Reimbursement of the expenses is only possible after approval by the Council and after presenting the justification to the treasurer.
Any modification to statutes has to be approved by the General Assembly after proposition by the Council. Propositions for modification of the statutes have to be placed on the agenda of the next General Assembly and send to all active members at least 30 days before the meeting of the General Assembly. To modify the statutes, at least a quarter of the ESDE active members should be present at the General Assembly meeting. If this number is not reached, the General Assembly may legally deliberate and vote during the next meeting in the effective presence of a fraction of at least 1/20th of the total number of active members. Modification of the statutes is only legal after approval by “Koninlijk Besluit” and after publication as requested in article 3 of the law of 25th October 1919.