Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

ESPID 2023 participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures given by world-renowned researchers and scientists who are experts in infectious diseases as well as in related disciplines such as public health and epidemiology, immunology, microbiology, and more.

ESPID 2023 participants will also have the opportunity to present their research, meet others with similar interests, reinforce existing collaborations, and form new relationships. In short, this meeting will involve the presentation, sharing, and development of cutting-edge knowledge vital to such research and clinical practice, with the ultimate aim to improve our care for patients.

All scientific sessions will be live-streamed to the Virtual Platform. Within 36 hours after a session, all content* will be available on the platform as video-on-demand for up to 3 months.

*Subject to presenter approval

Note: Walter Marget Workshop & Research Masterclass sessions are by invitation only and will not be live-streamed.

Session Descriptions

PLENARY SESSIONS​ ​​highlight specific Paediatric Infectious Diseases topics/breaking news with outstanding speakers​.

MEET THE EXPERT SESSIONS cover a broad range of Paediatric Infectious Diseases​ topics, each chaired by senior experts in an interactive setting where you vote your way though the session and have an open dialogue with the experts.

​INTERACTIVE CASE SESSION on clinical aspects of diagnosis and therapy of paediatric infectious diseases. Internationally recognised experts will prepare, present and discuss case reports of children with common or unusual infectious diseases.

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA cover the core curriculum of the meeting, taking you from bench to bed. Top speakers on topics you need to know along with the latest research from abstract submitters.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND E-POSTER DISCUSSIONS (Not Live-Streamed) give you access to all the research and reviews from your peers in Europe and around the world.

YOUNG ESPID DEBATE brings together bright upcoming PedsID specialists to debate the different sides to controversial issues. Will you be persuaded to change your mind on one of them?

RESEARCH SESSIONS are designed to support new research groups.

E​very year ESPID sponsors an educational workshop for 50 trainees at the Annual Meeting. The workshop is clinically oriented and interaction between trainees and faculty is strongly encouraged. The goals and obje​ct​ives are:

  • ​​To discuss, in depth, management ​of infectious diseases in children
  • To promote best clinical practice for management of paediatric infections
  • To give trainees the opportunity to present clinical cases of infections for discussion
  • ​To enable trainees to meet experts in the field as well as colleagues from other countries and share their experiences​

The workshop is by invitation only after completing an application. Find out more

The ESPID research Masterclass (ERMC) is a seminar type of forum for active paediatric infectious disease groups in Europe. The aims are:​

  • T​o provide​ opportunity​ to young researchers to present their studies and discuss with other junior researchers, as well as with senio​r investigators from ESPID
  • ​To provide participants with a  broad overview of current research projects within ESPID
  • ​To ​​enhance opportunities for future collaboration between groups.

For information on the selection criteria and application process, please click here.

​BILL MARSHALL LECTURE & AWARD is offered by ESPID to one of its senior members for their contributions to PID in general and to ESPID in particular.

​THE ESPID SHOW Don’t miss your daily portion of scientific highlights, interviews and entertainment. Stay with us after the end of the daily programme.

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