The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, ESPID, forms the basis for European investigators interested in infectious diseases in children and infection prevention in childhood. The society is engaged in a number of activities including the organization of multicentre trials, international exchange of infectious disease fellows and an annual conference.
Membership includes subscription to the Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal in addition to many other benefits.
Applications for membership can be made online at www.espid.org or by contacting: email@example.com
To promote the exchange of information among people who have special experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases (by organizing regular scientific meetings, forming international study groups and networks, participation in advisory boards of other societies, organization of symposia at other international congresses, and through joint publications by members’ publications in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal and other journals)
Independent unit training
To support the formation and function of independent units (e.g. sections, departments, divisions) in order to encourage progress in the field of infectious diseases in childhood. (as a member of the European Board for Paediatrics and by formulation of criteria and programmes for training in the field of paediatric infectious diseases in order to certify qualifying centres.) Training and further education in the field of infectious diseases and research, particularly basic research, as well as clinical care shall be given priority.
To carry out co-operative studies in Europe in the field of prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment of infection in childhood;
To provide further education in the field of paediatric infectious diseases by organizing meetings for this purpose including annual scientific meetings, training programmes and educational workshops, making fellowship and travel awards and fostering official publication of scientific proceedings and other materials
To carry out any other measures to support the promotion of paediatric infectious diseases, as determined by the Annual General Meeting.