The European Society For Paediatric Infectious Diseases

ESPID promotes excellence in paediatric infectious diseases and child health.

Our community forms the basis for European investigators interested in infectious diseases in children and infection prevention in childhood.

We invite you to join our community and change the lives of children!

Get Active in ESPID

Build your career, take your research to the next level and improve your clinical practice throughout the year with these ESPID opportunities.

Annual Meeting

Get inspired, build your network, make a difference!

The ESPID Annual Meeting is your meeting to update your knowledge and advance the community's. We invite you to attend and take an active role.

Access the ESPID 2020 Virtual Meeting content until 29 January.


Learn from the experts by re-watching the lectures from the Annual ESPID Meeting.

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Online Courses

Learn in depth about antibiotic management, childhood vaccinations and more.

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Case Rounds

Enhance your diagnostic skills for clinically challenging infection cases.

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The Quiz

Stay up-to-date with articles of interest in infectious diseases.

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ESPID Education

This is your one stop educational website on Paediatric Infectious Diseases. And it's free for members!

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Access the Research Network

ESPID's PID research network is a way to find peers with similar research interests. Add yourself to the network by editing your member profile.

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Latest News

ESPID Research Session and Walter Marget Workshop 2022 - APPLY NOW

 ESPID Research Sessions 2022

The ESPID Research Sessions are designed to support new research groups and are around 1.5 hours long with open attendance to both ESPID Members and non-members, on a first come first served basis, during the ESPID Annual Meeting held in May each year.

Research sessions in 2022 will be held on either Wednesday, 11th May at 11:10-12:40 or Thursday, 12th May at 14:00-15:30 CET during the annual meeting due to be held in Athens, Greece this year. ESPID Members are invited to apply to hold a research session during the ESPID Annual Meeting by completing the application form no later than 6th March 2022 by clicking here.

Eligibility: Please note ESPID Members must be in good standing to apply to hold a research session.

ESPID Walter Marget Workshop 2022 - Application deadline extended

The Walter Marget Workshop (WMW) application deadline has been extended to 19th January 2022. The WMW is a 1.5-day learning event for trainees held every year in the days leading up to the ESPID Annual Meeting. 
Date: 9-10 May 2022

For more information and to apply Click here. Deadline 19thJanuary 2022

Webinar on post-COVID-19 condition in children

 A webinar on post-COVID-19 condition in children jointly organised by the ECDC and the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) took place on 10 November 2021.

The webinar enabled the sharing of experiences and epidemiological data on post-COVID-19 condition in children between researchers with the aim of shaping future priorities for the condition across Europe.

Participants included members of ESPID, ECDC’s national focal points for COVID-19, and representatives from EU/EEA countries’ National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs). Presentations from ECDC, Germany, Italy, Finland, and the United Kingdom provided data in the areas of surveillance and epidemiology of post-COVID-19 condition in the paediatric population. The lack of a standardised syndrome definition and harmonised surveillance protocol were highlighted.

The webinar concluded that while challenges remain to identify the burden of post-COVID-19 condition and its consequences in children, some established networks exist. A collaborative approach involving public health specialists and expert groups is essential in responding to these public health challenges. The importance of developing a European network to assist in better understanding the syndrome, its public health consequences, and burden was endorsed. To watch the webinar click below:




Organised jointly by ESPID and the ESPID Foundation

ATHENS & ONLINE, 9-13 MAY 2022



 Maria Tsolia, Co-chair of ESPID 2022, Invites You to Athens & Online


Maria Tsolia, Co-chair of ESPID 2022, invites you to join the 40th special anniversary ESPID Meeting where you will meet renowned speakers, the top researchers in paediatric infectious diseases, and colleagues from all around the world.

As a past participant, you know that ESPID provides world-class science and many educational opportunities, and we encourage you to join us again this year. Here is how you can take an active role in this exceptional learning experience:

  • Submit your research – abstract submission is open! View the abstract topics and submission guidelines here
  • Apply for the Walter Marget Educational Workshop – selected trainees will benefit from talks by experts and the opportunity to discuss their cases directly with the faculty
  • Present in the 14th ESPID Research Masterclass – young researchers can present their studies to other junior colleagues and discuss them closely with European research group leaders
  • Apply for the ESPID Travel Award – it will cover your registration, your travel expenses to Athens, and your hotel stay for the days of the meeting
  • Benefit from the Participation Award – recipients will be entitled to free registration to ESPID 2022

All submissions deadlines 11th January 2022


40th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Online, Local & Hosted from Athens, Greece
9-13th  May 2022

You are invited to the 40th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases in Athens & Online, 9-13 May 2022. Join researchers and specialists from Europe and around the world, who are dedicated to researching, treating and preventing infectious diseases in children.

2022 will be a special year for the ESPID Meeting. Not only do we look forward to meeting again in person, but we will also be celebrating our 40th Meeting!

We look forward to welcoming you to Athens & Online! 



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ESPID Membership

Amazing benefits such as Meeting discounts, online learning and journal access.