SAGH

Slovenian Association for Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Our vision

  • Providing high-quality educational opportunities on gastrointestinal diseases to all healthcare professionals
  • Encourage international cooperation in education, training and research on gastrointestinal diseases
  • Support for healthcare professionals in the care of people with gastrointestinal diseases
  • Increase public awareness of gastrointestinal diseases

Our core values​

... Excellence ... Professionalism ... Innovation ...

Board of Trustees​

Milan Stefanović

President

Aleš
Tomažič

President elect

Stojan
Potrč

Past president

Bojan
Tepeš

Treasurer

Sebastian Stefanović

Secretary

Sections of SAGH​

Endoscopic
section​
Samo Plut

President

Samo Plut

dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

Rajko Knježević

Vice-president

Rajko Knežević

spec. internist

Hepatopancreato-biliary section​
Arpad Ivanecz

President

Arpad Ivanecz

doc. dr., dr. med.
spec. kirurg

Blaž Trotovšek

Vice-president

Blaž Trotovšek

doc. dr., dr. med.
spec. kirurg

Coloproctological section​
Jan Grosek

President

Jan Grosek

doc. dr., dr. med.
spec. kirurg

siva

Vice-president

Bojan Krebs

izr. prof., dr. med.
spec. kirurg

Private healthcare providers’ section​
siva

President

Alenka Forte

dr. med.
spec. internist

Bojan Tepeš

Vice-president

Bojan Tepeš

prof. dr., dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

Young Gastroenterologists
siva

President

Katja Tepeš

dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

siva

Vice-president

Bojan Ilijevec

dr. med.
spec. kirurg

Subsections of SAGH​

Upper GI tract​
siva

Tomaž Jagrič

doc. dr., dr. med
spec. kirurg

IBD
David Drobne

David Drobne

doc. dr., dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

Pathology​
siva

Nina Zidar

prof. dr., dr. med.
spec. patolog

Pediatrics
siva

Rok Orel

prof. dr., dr. med.
spec. pediater

Nutrition
siva

Tajda Božič

dr. med.

Imaging Diagnostics
siva

Peter Popovič

prof. dr., dr. med.
spec. radiolog

Oncology​
Lojze Šmid

Alojz Šmid

dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

Board Members based on their function​

Borut
Štabuc


prof. dr., dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

Head of Department for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Ljubljana

Andreja Ocepek


dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

Head of Department for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Maribor

Aleš
Tomažič


prof. dr. , dr. med.
spec. kirurg

Head of Department for Abdominal
Surgery,
University Medical Center Ljubljana

Stojan
Potrč


prof. dr., dr. med.
spec. kirurg

Head of Department for Abdominal
Surgery,
University Medical Center Maribor

Borut
Štabuc


prof. dr., dr. med.
spec. int. gastroenterolog

Chief editor of society journal “Gastroenterolog”

Recipients of honorary title from the SAGH​

Satler
Jože

prof. dr.

Mitja
Kovič

prof. dr.

Herbert Zaveršnik

prof. dr.

Vladislav Pegan

prof. dr.

Franc
Jelenc

prof. dr.

Saša
Markovič

prof. dr.

Borut
Štabuc

prof. dr.

Bojan
Tepeš

prof. dr.

Stojan
Potrč

prof. dr.

Borut
Kocjančič

prim. dr.

Stanislav
Repše

dr. med.

France
Grandovec

dr. med.

Eldar M.
Gadžijev

dr. med

History of our society​

1967

The section for gastrointestinal diseases of the Slovenian Medical Association was founded in 1967 in Rogaška Slatina.

The first president was prof. dr. Jože Satler, the other prof. dr. Mitja Kovič. Afterwards the presidencies rotated troughout the hospitals in Slovenia.

In 1971, the GS SZD received its permanent residency in Rogaška Slatina.

In 1977, a committee was elected at the general election of the SZD section for GI diseases: prim. Andrej Lušicky, president, doc. dr. Jože Neudauer, secretary, dr. Branko Babič, treasurer; supervisory board: prim. dr. Mirko Drobnič, prim. dr. Oskar Končan and dr. Marjan Steinbach. The society had 90 members at that time. In the period from 1977 till 1980, 7 expert meetings were held.

1980–1995

From 1980–1985, the GS committee was: prof. dr. Herbert Zaveršnik, president, dr. Jože Kokovnik, secretary, dr. Bojan Glavnik, treasurer. Meetings were held twice a year, once in Rogaška Slatina (the latter was at the same time an intersection meeting of the General Assembly of the SZD and the Croatian Medical Association until 1990). 

From 1985–1989, the GC SZD was headed by a committee: prim. dr. Rado Sfiligoj, president, dr. Marjan Steinbach, vice president, dr. Marjan Skalicki, secretary and dr. Dušanka Micetič Turk. The permanent secretary became dr. Jože Kokovnik. The following were appointed to the Supervisory Board: prim. dr. Mirko Drobnič, prof., Dr. Herbert Zaveršnik, prof., Dr. V. Žakelj and dr. Murgelj. The meetings were as in the previous period. The society had 103 members.

In the period from 1989-1995, the president of GS was prof. dr. Vladislav Pegan, secretary and dr. Jože Kokovnik.

1995–1997

In 1995, a new presidency was appointed: doc. dr. Saša Markovič, President, Prim. dr. Borut Kocijančič, vice president, prof. dr. Igor Križman, President of the Endoscopy Section, prof. dr. Eldar Gadžijev, President of the HPB Section. Dr. Miran Koželj was elected secretary, dr. Bojan Tepeš for treasurer, dr. Jože Kokovnik remained as the permanent secretary. At the spring meetings in Rogaška Slatina and at the autumn meetings in other cities of Slovenia, we began with systematic lectures on gastroenterology by adopting Slovenian guidelines for individual topic in gastroenterology and surgery.

1997–2005

In 1997, the first issue of ”Gastroenterolog” was published.

In 1999, at a meeting in Rogaška Slatina, the SZD section for GI diseases was renamed the Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. A logo of the society was also created at that time

In 2000, the 1st Slovenian-Austrian-Croatian Gastroenterological Congress was held in Portorož, the second congress, which was also joined by Hungarians, was held in 2002 in Dubrovnik.

2005–2009

In 2005, a new management of SZGH was elected, consisting of: doc. dr. Franc Jelenc, President, Vice-President: prim. dr. Borut Kocijančič and prof. dr. Bojan Tepeš, secretary dr. Aleš Tomažič and treasurer prof. dr. Bojan Tepeš. The president of the endoscopic section became dr. Milan Stefanovič, HPB prim. dr. Stojan Potrč, coloproctological section doc. dr. Pavle Košorok.

In the years 2009 to 2013, the president of the association was prof. dr. Borut Štabuc.

From 2013 to 2017, the president of the association was prof. dr. Bojan Tepeš.

From 2017 to 2021, the president of the association was prof. dr. Stojan Potrč.

From 2021 onwards, the president of the association is prim. Milan Stefanovič.

Previous presidents
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