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10th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies, EAPS 2024

 The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) and the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) are honoured to invite you all to the 10th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies, EAPS 2024, 

17-20 October 2024 in Vienna, Austria: Harmony between cutting edge science and clinical care.
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Date: 16 - 19 October 2024

Venue: Los Angeles, CA. LACC (Los Angeles Convention Center)

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17th Paediatric Infectious Diseases Teaching Course - Brasov 2024

Date: 14 - 16 November 2024

Venue: AULA Universităţii Transilvania Braşov, Str Iuliu Maniu 41A, Brasov and Online

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Committee for Education

 The ESPID Committee for Education (CfE) have various facilities you might be interested in

The ESPID Education Certificate, which you can find out more informaiton on or apply for here.

Case Rounds, which you can find out more information on or contact us to submit here.

Journal Club, which you can find out more information on or contact us to submit here.

Courses, including Antibiotic Management, Congenital & Perinatal Infections and Wiser Immuniser, which you can find out more information on or complete here.

The Clinical Training Network Map, where you can add your institution or find an institution here.

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WSPID Call to Action for Ensuring Fair Prices for All Vaccines for All Countries with Limited Resources

 WSPID Call to Action, calls on governments and international organizations around the world to address vaccine prices as a matter of urgency to protect the lives of present and future generations through global, equitable access to affordable vaccines.
Vaccine price should not be a barrier to vaccine introduction and the sustainability of immunization programs.  We are calling for the urgent need to ensure fair pricing for all vaccines to ensure they will be "global public goods."
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Click here to show your support as either an organization or individual.

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ESPID Members - Middle East Conflict

 Dear ESPID Members,

We, as ESPID board, in the face of the shocking eruption of violence in the Middle East, by this statement strongly sympathize with health care workers, children and their families in this area.

 Children are among the primary victims of armed conflicts, and we call on all parties to protect our colleagues, children and their families from further violence. 

We wholeheartedly hope that all will stay safe during the coming time that is filled with fear and uncertainty.

The ESPID Board

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Oxford Courses for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

 Oxford University are offering a Postgraduate Certificate (new this upcoming academic year), a Postgraduate Diploma, and a MSc in Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The courses bring leaders in the field from around the world to teach a comprehensive syllabus to inspire and educate a new generation of paediatricians, and ultimately improve Child Health. 

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Strategic partnership between European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) and the battery manufacturer, Duracell,

 You may read more about this campaign on the EAP's website here.

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Fraudulent Emails

ESPID are aware of phishing/fraudulent emails and at times, posing as ESPID Board members, requesting financial help. Please be informed ESPID Board and Committees would never email requesting help in any financial way. Unfortunately, these emails are out with ESPID's control and assure you we would never send such emails. If you have received an email and wish to check you can email

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JPIDS Supplement on Pediatric Tuberculosis


The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) supplement on pediatric tuberculosis has been published. This is free to view which enables anyone to view them.

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The Impact of War in Ukraine on Children by Vera Chechenyeva


Warning - Please note this video may be triggering for those who have been impacted by violence or war crimes


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Dear ESPID members,

By this statement we, as ESPID board, strongly sympathize with our colleagues from the Ukraine. Children are among the primary victims of armed conflicts and we call on all parties to the conflict in Ukraine to protect our colleagues, children and their families from further violence.

We wholeheartedly hope that all will stay safe the coming time that is filled with fear and uncertainty. 

We would like to reach out to the ESPID members from the Ukraine to see if we can offer help in any way. We would like to do whatever we can to support as much as possible in these extremely difficult times. A first request via pTBnet from Vera Chechenyeva (Kiev, Ukraine) to doctors from Poland, Romania, Moldova, Czech, Lithuanian, Latvia: could you, please, be so kind to send your contact data where our refugees can receive TB, ART or any pediatric help:

  • Country
  • City
  • Name of Institution
  • Address
  • Contact Name
  • Phone number (including country code please)
  • Email
  • support you can provide: TB Treatment, Antiretroviral Treatment, Common Pediatrician Help, Psychological, Social

 Please send your contact data to the ESPID secretariat: and this will be forwarded on and shared with pTBnet.

 Please hold each other strongly and take care,

 The ESPID Board

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Brussels, March 10, 2022

Two weeks have passed since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. Despite 141 countries voting in the UN General Assembly for the Russian army to stop fighting and withdraw from another sovereign country, Ukraine, the fighting is increasingly bloody and brutal. The war has led to 2.5 million people including about 1 million children fleeing from their homes and becoming refugees. There are 79 children confirmed killed including 18 months old infant in Mariupol. Most of child fatalities result from attacks from the air or with rockets.

We stand together with Ukrainian children, families and the heroic medical and nursing staff calling for the action now:

– we ask the governments of our countries to do more to ensure the safety of children in
Ukraine, to stop the war and first of all to stop rockets and bombs attacks on civil
infrastructure of Ukraine;
– we ask Russian paediatricians and especially leaders of paediatric organizations in Russia to
express clear and loud position against the war in Ukraine and to do everything in their power
to stop the war;
– we confirm once again solidarity and professional support for children’s doctors and nurses in

Our voices are stronger than rockets and bombs! Slava Ukraine!

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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:

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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 

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Group B Strep info translated into 14 NEW languages

 “Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy and newborn babies”  leaflet has been translated from English into 14 languages. The leaflets are now available in:

 Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Urdu and Welsh.

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New Partnership with European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)

We are pleased to announce that the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) and European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the future partnership of the two societies with the aim of fostering collaborative relationships to strengthen practice, education and advocacy for paediatric infectious diseases.

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EAP COVID-19 Resource Centre

The European Academy of Paediatrics invite you to share the resources they have put together during the pandemic, and to visit their Resource Centre. This includes a number of elements which you may find interesting and helpful:

·         Links to the weekly webinars that we have run over the last 2 months addressing a range of practical, academic and psychological aspects of the crisis

·         Daily blogs and updates with links to helpful sites and breaking news

·         A ‘Children’s Corner’ with advice on activities and links to useful resources for families

        ·         Links to national guidelines and documents 

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