Session Highlights

Get ready for an exciting paediatric infectious diseases scientific programme in Athens. The committee is working hard to ensure you get to learn from the best international speakers on the latest topics you need to know about.

Plenary Symposia

OPENING SYMPOSIUM – COVID-19 PANDEMIC EMERGENCE AND MANAGEMENT

  • Emergence and Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned – Kate O’Brien (USA)
  • Mathematical Modelling and Pandemic Response – John Edmunds (UK)

COMBATTING THE PANDEMIC WITH VACCINES

  • Vaccines Against COVID-19: The Way Forward – Paul Offit (USA)
  • Lessons Learned from Vaccine Clinical Trials and Post-Licensing Implementation – Andrew Pollard (UK)

NEW VACCINES & DEVELOPMENTS

  • Progress Towards A Universal Influenza Vaccine – Kathryn Edwards (USA)
  • The CRISPR‑Cas System: Biological Function in Microbes and Applications in Infectious Diseases – Nektarios Tavernarakis (Greece)

FORGOTTEN WISDOM

  • After the amazing feedback from this session at ESPID 2021, we’ll be inviting leaders in the ESPID community to once again share with us some “Forgotten Wisdom”. More details to follow.

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Climate and Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases – Jan Semenza (Sweden)
  • Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections in Europe – Anna Papa (Greece)
  • Dinosaur Extinction, Mammalian Emergence and Fungal Diseases – What is The Connection? – Arturo Casadevall (USA)

AMR REVISITED

  • WHO Antibiotic Guidance and Global Policy – What Next? – Michael Sharland (UK)
  • New and Old Gram Negative Antibiotics for Children – What’s in the Pipeline? – William Hope (UK)

Parallel Symposia

  • COVID-19 in Children
  • Infections in Children – Prevention is Best
  • Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Paediatric Tuberculosis Treatment
  • Management of Fever
  • Microbiome in Health and Disease
  • Precision Vaccinology
  • Fungal infections in Paediatrics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Paediatric Diagnosis

Young ESPID

  • Congenital Infections
  • Antibiotic Stewardship

Joint Symposia

  • PIDS
  • ESID
  • ESCMID
  • ESPGHAN