About the European Society for Paediatric Research

Developing and applying research to improve newborn and child health

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) has been at the forefront of Paediatric medical care and innovation since 1958.

As one of the oldest and most prolific Paediatric research societies in Europe, we organise annual conferences, provide regular teaching courses, support investigators with research grants and disseminate cutting-edge findings through our journal Pediatric Research.

Based on our heritage and proudly looking back at a long list of achievements, we continue to promote scientific excellence and collaboration between different Paediatric specialities—from bench to bedside.

Our mission is to develop and apply research to improve newborn and child health. In this way, the ESPR seeks to provide the foundation for a healthy population in Europe and beyond. This we can only achieve in close collaboration with and through our members, comprising young professionals, expert clinicians and leading Paediatric and Neonatal specialists.

Join us today and help bring about ever faster, positive change for patients and their families.

As an ESPR member, you can:

  • access a global network of peers and experts;
  • join one of the eight ESPR sections dedicated to Paediatric sub-specialties;
  • apply for an ESPR research grant or travel stipends;
  • engage in the ESPR mentoring programme;
  • participate in our annual congresses at reduced rates;
  • become a regular speaker at ESPR events or meetings;
  • help us conceptualise ESPR-sponsored courses and contribute as a lecturer;
  • be the first to know about our European Board of Neonatology (EBN) and NOTE teaching courses;
  • subscribe to our journal Pediatric Research in hard-copy or digital and have your research published;
  • receive regular ESPR newsletter updates;
  • gain access to the ESPR members' room with members-only information;
  • promote your own initiatives and receive support to realise these.

Welcome letter

From the ESPR President Charles Christoph Roehr

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ESPR Sections

Representing Paediatric Sub-Specialties

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ESPR Executive Council

Providing guidance and leadership 
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