Welcome to the Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunization (I4) Section of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)
The aim of the section is to promote research and its translation into patient care regarding the different aspects of the immune system and to offer a platform for professionals interested in this area. This includes topics such as pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and long-term effects of sepsis with or without multi-organ involvement as well as theoretical and practical aspects of immunization. Beyond organizing multicentre trials within Europe and within the ESPR, the section also aims to provide best evidence or consensus on related topics such as definition of neonatal sepsis including organ failure or outcome measures. The section will also engage in education and training especially for young scientists. We encourage multidisciplinary collaborations with other sections within the ESPR, and with international colleagues and societies.
This is achieved by exchange of ideas, discussions and collaborations among researchers and experts in the field, by organizing parallel sessions, workshops and courses during the annual ESPR conference (EAPS & jENS) as well as by setting up collaborative writing groups and generating new ideas for clinical trials through our 2-monthly online-meeting to which everybody interested is welcome.
The section council consists of a Section Secretary, three Section Council Members and two Young Council Members. The role of the Section Council Members is to support the Section Secretary in developing and promoting issues relevant to Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunization. The position of Young Council Member is designed to encourage young investigators to take a more active role in the ESPR. I4-section membership is open for any professional with an interest in Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunization who is an active, emeritus, affiliate or associate member of the ESPR.
Ongoing and future projects:
• Neonatal Sepsis definition: editorial and 2 publications
• Covid-19 and Neonates: state of the art review
• Special edition Pediatric Research: neonatal sepsis series
• Collaboration with the ESPR section 'Circulation' regarding the Surviving Sepsis Campaign