Reasons to Attend

​​​Industry Benefits of Supporting ESPID 2017

• Promotes cutting-edge scientific research
• Contributes to the advancement of PID on an international level
• Offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with renowned professionals from across the world
• Provides an ideal networking forum
• Offers unique exposure to worldwide markets


​2014​32nd ESPID​Dublin, Ireland​2,665​
​2015​33rd ESPID​Leipzig, Germany​2,273​
2016 ​34th ESPID Brighton, UK ​2,325


The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) is a non-profit medical association that focuses on paediatric infectious diseases (PID). Since its foundation in 1983, it has grown to include approximately 1180 members mostly from Europe and increasingly from other continents.
ESPID forms a platform for clinicians and scientists interested in clinical aspects, education, training and research concerning infectious diseases in children, including diagnosis, treatment and prevention with a particular focus on vaccination.

The society is engaged in a large number of activities including collaboration in multicentre trials and projects for surveillance of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in children, international exchange of paediatric infectious disease fellows, educational activities and it organises the leading global annual scientific conference in PID. ESPID is also engaged in various partnerships with
international organisations such as ECDC, WHO, patient organisations such as CoMO and sister organisations such as ESID, EAP, PIDS, ESWI and WSPID. ESPID provides the opportunity to its members and participants in the annual meeting to get involved in research networks.


Information exchange
ESPID aims to promote the exchange of information among people who have special experience in the field of PID by organising regular scientific meetings, collaborating and facilitating the formation of international study groups and networks, participating in advisory boards of other societies,organising symposia at other international meetings, and by supporting joint publications by members in the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Journal.
Support for independent PID units
To support the formation and function of independent units (e.g. sections, departments, divisions) in order to encourage progress in the field of infectious diseases in childhood (as a member of the European Board for Paediatrics and by formulation of criteria and programmes for training in the field of PID). Training and further education in the field of infectious diseases and research, 
particularly basic research, as well as clinical care are given priority.
Co-operative studies
To support and promote co-operative studies in Europe in the fields of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infection in childhood and have partnerships with major existing European research networks and European governmental bodies in the field of PID.
To provide higher and continuing education in the field of PID by organising meetings for this purpose including the annual scientific meeting, training courses, educational workshops and on-line courses, offering small grants, fellowships and travel awards, maintaining a website that publishes or provides links to educational materials from the annual meeting and other ESPID-sponsored activities for the benefit of the community of PID specialists and other interested professionals, including giving access to full text articles on paediatric vaccines & vaccine preventable diseases.
To develop and publish guidelines and position papers on PID issues in order to disseminate authoritative evidence-based opinion and guidance on topics of interest and clinical importance and to stimulate discussions thus improving the health of children and the prevention of infectious diseases.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
In compliance with the articles describing the constitution of ESPID, an AGM of members is convened to communicate with the members, to solicit their views and ideas about the running of the society and to confirm their support for the work of the elected and appointed Officers.​​

Profile of Attendees

The Audience ranges from various fields of expertise such as:



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Participants by World Region​s

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​North Am​erica - 4% Western Europe - 64% East Asia & Pacific - 12%
Central & South America - 3% Eastern Europe - 9% Middle East- 6%
Africa & Atlantic – 2%

Participants by Age

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Participants by Professional Interest

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Participants by Professional Role

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Industry Supported Sessions
Industry Supported Sessions slots are offered to industry as non-CME commercial/promotional sessions that are not accredited. As such supporters are free to choose their topics, invite speakers and control content, the session will be
indicated in the program as organized by the Supporter. Topic and program are subject to approval by the Congress Scientific Committee.


Information contained in the scientific program must comply with the applicable CME/CPD regulations. Scientific/Educational Program shall not include any commercial elements such as company names, products names, etc. Commercial information shall be kept separate and clearly differentiated from the scientific accredited content. Non educational activities may include promotional elements and shall not be accredited.​​