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, its activities are organised according to three pillars:

  1. The ten sections representing different Paediatric sub-specialties fostering the publication of research and guidelines;
  2. The European School of Neonatology (ESN) acting as the society's educational arm and implementing a wide range of educational activities. This includes a clinically-integrated Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Neonatology, an academic Master of Science (MSc) in Neonatology (NOTE) in collaboration with the University of Southampton, and dedicated ESN hands-on pre-congress courses;
  3. The European Board of Neonatal Child Health Research (EBNCHR) that periodically reviews the European Training Requirements (ETR) in Neonatology and provides leadership in the context of child health research policy and funding.
In this context, the ESPR co-organises large-scale annual conferences, supports investigators with research grants, runs a mentoring programme and disseminates cutting-edge findings through its Springer-Nature journal Pediatric Research, amongst others.
Based on its heritage and proudly looking back at a long list of achievements, the ESPR continues to promote scientific excellence and collaboration between different Paediatric specialties. This the ESPR does from 'bench to bedside' – meaning it fosters research to improve patient treatment and advance clinical practice.
Mission: Developing and applying research to improve newborn and child health.

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:

Welcome letter

From the ESPR President Willem-Pieter de Boode

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Join one of the ten ESPR Sections

Representing Paediatric sub-specialties

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ESPR Executive Council

Providing guidance and leadership 
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