Scientific Programme

The ESPID 2020 Virtual Meeting Scientific Programme is online. When you participate, earn up 31 CME credits. Explore it today!

ESPID 2020 will officially run on CET (Central European Time)
Many countries will change their clocks on Sunday, 25 October

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

MEET THE EXPERT SESSIONS covering a broad range of Paediatric Infectious Diseases​ topics, each chaired by senior experts in an interactive setting.

​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.

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. For details and to apply, please visit​


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 more information on the selection criteria and application process, please ​visit

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

​NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES including the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception, the ESPID Annual Member and Invited Faculty Dinner, and the ESPID Networking Event​.​