26 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JANUARY 2015 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events platforms for Poster Champ Sessions. This gave selected poster presenters ad-ditional exposure as they could present their E-poster in the E-terminal. The AGA National Scholar/UEG Rising Star exchange took place in the E-Post-er Lounge and past Rising Stars such as Tom Henning Karlsen from Norway used the iPad interface to present their recent research on large E-terminals. A great feature that attracts many (young) gastroenterologists to UEG Week is that there is a wealth of awards and grants to go for. The presenter from the best abstract from each country received the “National Scholar Award.” In addition UEG Week keeps its presenters sharp as the chairmen of each session may award the best pre-senter with an “Oral Free Paper Prize” and a “Certificate of Excellence.” One of the most prestigious awards is the “Rising Star Award” and in Vienna eight excellent researchers were given this distinction. These young researchers have published well in reputable journals and have developed scientific independence. This initiative enables “Rising Star Awardees” to take spot at UEG Week as presenters of state-of-the-art lectures, chairs of scientific sessions, and develop future roles in UEG. The 2014 Rising Stars awardees were as follows: Marc Ferrante, Belgium; Neil Henderson, UK; Alexander R. Moschen, Austria; Roland Rad, Germany; Pierre- Emmanuel Rautou, France; Michael Scharl, Switzerland; Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Greece; and Jens Marquardt, Germany, whose research is focused on unravelling pathways in hepatocellular carcinoma. In order to attract the best of the best, UEG awards prizes of € 10,000 to each of the top five abstracts submit-ted to UEG Week. This year awardees came from The Netherlands, USA, Japan, and Switzerland. Takahisa Matsuda, one of the “Top Abstract” winners from Japan, highlighted his randomized clinical trial on follow-up after colonoscopy during the plenary session. His data on surveillance inter-val after polypectomy was welcomed in view of the colonoscopy screening programs that have started in Europe. We hope to see you in Barcelona in 2015 as UEG Week is a must visit event for any professional in Gastroen-terology to explore and engage! Find out more, visit www.ueg.eu/week. E-Poster Terminal at UEG. UEG Plenary Session.
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