Maie Aua graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu (1977) and completed a clinical residency in gastroenterology (1990). Maie considers professional further training to be very important and takes part in a number of conferences in her area of expertise throughout Europe. She has also acquired new knowledge from conferences in Asia and America. Maie is a member of the Estonian Medical Association, the Estonian Society of Gastroenterology and the Estonian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.