The ESPR Circulation, Haematology and Oxygen Transport Section

Welcome to the Circulation, Haematology and Oxygen Transport Section of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)

  • Our objectives

    The aim of the section is to promote research and to provide best-evidence guidelines or recommendations in the fields of circulation, oxygen transport and haematology.
    This is achieved by encouraging exchange of ideas and discussions amongst researchers and experts in the field, through organisation of parallel sessions, workshops and courses during annual ESPR conferences (EAPS & jENS), as well as by bringing individuals together in special interest groups and a virtual research community.

  • Meet the Section Council

    Eirik Nestaas
    MD PhD, Section secretary 1st term 2021-2024
    Chair SIG Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography
    University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital

    Elisabeth M.W. Kooi
    MD PhD, Section council 2nd term 2022-2025
    Chair SIG Near Infrared Spectroscopy
    Beatrix Children's Hospital at the University of Groningen
    The Netherlands

    Bernhard Schwaberger
    MD PhD, Section council 1st term 2021-2024
    Division of Neonatology, Medical University of Graz


    Silvia Martini
    MD PhD, Section council 1st term 2022-2025
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, University of Bologna

    Subhabrata Mitra
    PhD FHEA FRCPCH, Section council 1st term 2022-2025
    Institute for Women's Health, University College London
    United Kingdom

    Kasper Jacobsen Kyng
    MD PhD, Section council 1st term 2022-2025
    Department of Paediatrics, Aarhus University
  • Current research projects

    Implementation of a pan-European governance structure with the responsibility to develop a certification and accreditation program and set standards for competency and excellence in NPE.

  • Upcoming meetings of the section


  • Publications

    To see the list of our publications, please visit our dedicated SIG subpage.

  • Our Special Interest Groups

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent dedicated groups focusing on highly specialised topics within the field of Paediatrics.

    • Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (NPE)
    • Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
    • Non-invasive Cardiac Output Monitoring (NICOM)
    • Haematology
    • Pediatric vascular access
  • How to engage with us

    Please contact the ESPR Secretariat via We will be more than happy to forward your request to the members of the Circulation, Haematology and Oxygen Transport Section.

  • Useful links and announcements

    more info coming soon.

Why join the ESPR

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ESPR Research Grant Programme

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The ESPR's meetings

The jENS and EAPS formats

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