EAPS 2018, Paris - Organising Societies

Organising Societies

The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)
The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) 
The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)


European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)

EAP​ not only is 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 of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), is a non-for- profit organisation dedicated to the care of the critically ill children and newborns.

Our society is comprised of Nurses , Doctors and Allied Health Professionals who are committed to share knowledge, improve the quality of paediatric and neonatal intensive care; and devoted to highly promoting multidisciplinary collaboration at the European and International level and meeting the members' needs giving them a voice at the European and International level.

​In this endeavour, ESPNIC is dedicated to promoting and advancing the art and science of paediatric and neonatal intensive care and raising awareness amongst professionals of the field, European and International organisations through a wide range of activities  including annual congresses, training programmes, teaching courses and network opportunities with the leading experts in the fields of PICU & NICU.​


European Society Paediatric Research (ESPR)

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)​ aims to promote paediatric research and post-graduate training in Europe. The Society aims to encourage collaboration between the various specialized fields of paediatrics, with the goal of maintaining paediatrics as a unified, scientifically orientated discipline. Membership is open to any professional who supports the aims of the Society and has given at least one scientific contribution (e.g. presentation or poster) to the annual Society meeting.

The Society has six Sections and a European Board of Neonatology (EBN):

a. European Board of Neonatology (EBN) (formerly European Society of neonatology, ESN)

b. Section of Brain & Development c. Section of Nutrition, Metabolism and Gastroenterology

d. Section of Circulation, Haematology and Oxygen transport

e. Section of Epidemiology

f. Section of Pulmonology

g. Section of Paediatric and Neonatal Pharmacology

The EBN consists of one country representative from each National Neonatal Society or Perinatal/Paediatric Society if no Neonatal Society exists from every UEMS member country.

The Sections and EBN are responsible inter alia for providing the Council with recommendations for the scientific programme of the annual meeting.

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