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 Virtual Platform Extension For 2021 Sessions




The ESPID online experience lives on!

And we would like to make sure you will get the best out of it. The virtual platform is still open to attendees of this years annual meeting held virtually and you have full access to all sessions, e-posters, and exhibition materials for an additional 3 months.

The latest paediatric infectious diseases knowledge has never been more accessible – anytime, anywhere.

Take advantage of this opportunity until 1st December 2021.

ESPID Research Café


Dear ESPID member,

ESPID is happy to invite you to the opening of the ESPID Research Café, where you will be presented with ongoing research proposals, and the possibility of communicating and sharing your input with the authors.

The first research proposal comes from Bieke Tack, MD, PhD candidate, under the topic of International recommendations on blood culture sampling methods in neonates. Find out everything about it here.

We hope you enjoy your break at the ESPID Research Café!

ESPID Committee for Research 

12th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID 2022)

 You are invited to submit your abstract for consideration by no later than  8 September 2021. 

For more infromation please click here:

Link to the abstract topics

Link to abstract submission

Walter Marget Workshop Keynote Lectures 2021

The Walter Marget Keynote Lectures held just prior to the ESPID 2021 Annual Conference are now available to all ESPID members. The 4 lectures topics are:

Brain Infections: Dr Rachel Kneen

Congenital Infections: Prof. David Kimberlin

Antimicrobial & Diangostic Stewarship: Dr Julia Bielicki

COVID Related Dilemmas: Dr Liz Whittaker

They can be viewed on the ESPID Education page on the website under Annual Meetings

ESPID Membership

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