Walter Marget Educational Workshop

Walter Marget Educational Workshop

Monday – Tuesday, May 6 – 7, 2019

Accepted Applicants Only

Application Submission Closed: 17th January 2019

Each year ESPID sponsors an educational workshop for 50 selected trainees at the annual Meeting. The workshop is clinically oriented and interaction between trainees and faculty is strongly encouraged.

The goals and objectives of the workshop 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 Walter Marget Educational Workshop leaders are selected by the ESPID Committee for Education. Each workshop leader is an outstanding clinician with extensive experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases.

Our aim is to promote more shared learning between participants and faculty in the workshop.

Workshop Leaders & their Clinical Themes:

 Olaf Neth – Recurrent fevers

 Vana Spoulou – Nosocomial infections

 Adilia Warris – Fungal infections

 Luregn Schlapbach – Sepsis


  • Faculty: Chrissie Jones, Vana Spoulou, Raluca Lixandru, Nico Hartwig, Christina Karastathi, Asgeir Haraldson, Nigel Curtis, Elisa Fernandez-Cooke, Simon Drysdale, Emmanouil Galanakis, Emmanouil Galanakis, and Ana Brett


  • 4 breakout sessions for case presentations, with a maximum of 25 participants per session, including a Young ESPID co-chair – an increased chance for in depth discussions


  • Space for 50 participants– see below for guidelines regarding your eligibility to join the workshop.


  • New for 2019 – a small number of trainees will be invited to present an overview of a recent international guideline. When applying to attend the workshop, please indicate whether you would be prepared to present a guideline and suggest a relevant international guideline to present.


  • Competitive submission of cases for presentation – participants are invited to submit an abstract (max 200 words) of the case they wish to present (according to the 4 clinical themes above) by January 17th, 2019. You will be informed in good time whether your case has been selected for presentation. Applicants submitting a case will be prioritised should there be more applicants than places.


  • Case presentations– please follow this format (to give everyone time to present) –  a strict maximum 10 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion ; as a guide 10 text power point slides should be prepared (can have some additional for clinical photos) – e.g. 2 history; 2 examination / investigation; 1 differential diagnosis – presenter to test the audience and then give their differential diagnosis; 2/3 management & clinical progress; 2 sum up / literature review / outcome ; take home message.


  • Prizes for the best oral presentations – the 32 best submitted case abstracts will be selected by the education committee for presentation, 4 in each themed break out session.


  • Networking dinner– There is a funded dinner on the 6th May, which trainees are expected to attend to facilitate interactions between trainees and faculty.


We look forward to receiving your abstracts and applications!



Application Deadline: 17th January 2019

Please submit your application here and email your case presentation abstract to

For further information please contact: ESPID Secretariat (

Applicants who are accepted to the workshop will receive waived registration to the ESPID 2019 Meeting. Please do not register to the Meeting until notification of acceptance to the Walter Marget Workshop has been sent to you. In addition, up to 7 accepted applicants from resource poor countries* will be reimbursed for travel expenses (flight and accommodation) up to a maximum amount of (EURO) €1,000 after the Annual Meeting.

*Resource poor countries are those countries classified by the Word Bank as Lower Income or Lower-Middle Income. Please click here to view the country classification

Please note that the registration for the workshop is open to trainees in paediatric infectious diseases who must be ESPID members in good standing and be less than 40 years old. It is free of charge and will be open to a maximum of 50 persons who will be selected by the ESPID Education Committee.

We expect the majority of participants at the workshop to present a clinical case for discussion. This year participants  are invited to submit a short abstract (max 200 words) of the case they wish to present in advance so that we can be sure that on the day all the cases are discussed. Please select your cases according to one of the 4 themes for this year.

Please email the abstract to and submit your application by January 17th, 2019. You will be informed in good time whether your case has been selected for presentation. If visas are required, this should be applied early to ensure delegates can take their place, if not received. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations.