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Call for Bids to host the Annual Meeting 2023

ESPID Members
The ESPID Board would like to invite proposals to host the ESPID 2025 Meeting from ESPID members. Applicants should submit proposals to the ESPID Secretariat (E-mail: by 7th October 2022.

Applications should include:

1. Venue
Tell us about the place or places where you think the ESPID meeting could be held. Do they have good congress facilities? Which other congresses have been held there recently (please provide links)? Are there hotels close to the conference centre? Is the venue in the centre of the city or outside? What is access by air like? Tell us the reasons why you think ESPID delegates would find a conference there enjoyable, convenient and interesting.
2. The CV(s) of the ESPID member(s) who are making this bid
This/these should be brief (maximum 1 side of A4 paper) and should include recent academic and professional positions and details of scientific experience relevant to the scientific programme and organisational experience relevant to the logistic work of organising a congress.
3. Any other specific ideas relating to the meeting 
We do not seek details of the proposed programme and speakers at this point, nor the names of those you would like to involve in its organisation, but feel free to include in your email any specific ideas about the congress you would like the Board to agree to continue from previous meetings or to introduce. 
4. Dates
Dates to avoid as part of your proposal are 5 to 16 May 2025. Any dates between 16-31 May 2025 will be considered.

The document here gives an indication of the facilities needed for an ESPID congress.
Yours sincerely,

Oana Falup-Pecurariu
ESPID Secretary

Clinical Research Fellow Vacancy - LONDON UK

Infection and Immunity Research Institute


£35,858 to £63,423 plus London Allowance of £2,162 per annum pro rata


Fixed Term

Opening Date: 

Friday 02 September 2022

Closing Date: 

Monday 19 September 2022

Interview Date: 

To be confirmed

Reference: 533-22


This is an exciting opportunity for a research fellow to take part in the wide range of ongoing research activity primarily working with COVID19 vaccine trials run by the St George’s Vaccine Institute and the Centre for Neonatal and Paediatric Infection (CNPI), part of the Institute for Infection and Immunity. For further information about this position and to apply, visit or contact Professor Paul Heath on 020 87255980 or by email  

23nd Advanced Course of Vaccinology ADVAC 2023 FRANCE

The 23rd ADVAC will take at Les Pensières, Annecy, France from 8 to 19 May 2023.

Registration for the Course is now open and has a closing date of 15 November 2022

ESPID are delighted to offer support to attend the ADVAC course, please note there are only 2 members who will be selected and awarded support based on good standing members points. For more information, Click here

Please Note: 

  • ESPID usually sponsors up to two students who must be ESPID members in good standing
  • Any ESPID member who wishes to apply for the ADVAC course should register to attend via the ADVAC link here , ESPID members will then be considered for support providing they are in good standing
  • After an ADVAC selection meeting (February 2023), ESPID members who are in good standing will be selected for support and this is communicated to the individuals sometime there after.

ESPID Approved Proposal for the 2021 Local Organizing Committee

ESPID are dfleighted to confirm the Local Organisers of the ESPID 2021 Geneva Annual Meeting have been approved to receive support for the follow project as per the terms and conditions of the LOC Grant:

Annual meeting (ESPID 2021) LOC Grant:
Paediatric Refugees from Ukraine in Switzerland: Evidence of current screening recommendations


Nicole Ritz MD/PhD, Ulrich Heininger MD/Prof, Klara Posfay-Barbe MD/Prof


Background: By mid-2022 over 5 million Ukrainian refugees are registered in Europe of which over 55’000 have asked for asylum in Switzerland. Of those 40-50% are estimated to be children and adolescents. Transit, overcrowding, poor shelter, and vulnerability put refugees at risk for infectious diseases [1, 2]. Current consensus recommendations on medical care for Ukrainian refugee children were published recently [3]. These are mainly based on limited data and represent expert option. Accompanying research evaluating these recommendations and implementation is therefore required.  

Methods: The current recommendation include the following topics: Language, general paediatrics, vaccinations, screening for hepatitis C (HCV), tuberculosis (TB), human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus and mental health issues. In this project screening for HCV, TB, HIV and vaccinations will be evaluated.
Participating centers will include the University Children’s Hospital Basel and Geneva and the Childrens’ Hospital Lucerne. Further paediatricans, private practitioners and screening centers may also participate. All participating children and families will be approached by written informed consent in Ukrainian language. A minimal dataset will be collected epidemiological data and screening information from the selected topics. The study will include patients screened from August/September 2022 until end of December 2022.

Relevance: The findings will form the bases of updated recommendations and serve as a proof of concept on how research and quality assessment of refugee recommendations can be done.


1.            Brandenberger, J., et al., A systematic literature review of reported challenges in health care delivery to migrants and refugees in high-income countries - the 3C model. BMC Public Health, 2019. 19(1): p. 755.

2.            Brandenberger, J., et al., The global COVID-19 response must include refugees and migrants. Swiss Med Wkly, 2020. 150: p. w20263.

3.            Jaeger, F.N., et al., Paediatric refugees from Ukraine: guidance for health care providers. Swiss Med Wkly, 2022. 152(21-22).

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