Organising Societies

Organising Societies

The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)​ is not only a Paediatric Society made of European and non-European paediatricians, but it also represents the Paediatric Section of UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) composed of delegates from European national and specialist paediatric societies and as such, represents the official political voice for children and paediatricians throughout Europe.

The European Academy of Paediatrics exists to promote the health of children and young people in Europe. It aims to improve standards in training, service and research and to represent the professional interests of paediatricians in the EU. It incorporates the section of paediatrics of the European Union of Medical Specialists and therefore has influence in the political arena to advocate for children and young people as well as for the profession.

EAP basically wants that all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who live in Europe, regardless of race, creed, social condition or environmental circumstances, attain their optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being; all this by making sure that there is an adequate workforce of appropriately trained physicians who are capable of administering the best possible care to children. Our vision is to make this possible. Our mission is to provide practical assistance in assuring that the physicians who will be taking care of children will be competent to do so.

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.
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.

The ESPR co-organises EAPS 2024 under the leadership of Willem de Boode and Deirdre Murray, with the support from co-chairs Charles Roehr and Jos Latour, as well as the ESPR-EAPS Scientific Advisory Committee Sylke Steggerda, Andrei Morgan, Olivier Danhaive, Esra Ardahan Akguel, Marije Hogeveen, Anne Smits, and Michael Wagner. The society also provides investigators with research grants, runs a mentoring programme and disseminates cutting-edge findings through its Springer-Nature journal Pediatric Research, amongst others.

Mission: Developing and applying research to improve newborn and child health.