Young ESPID Welcome Letter

Dear Young ESPID Members,

Welcome to ESPID 2019 in Ljubljana! We are looking forward to yet another excellent Meeting.

The Local Organising Committee along with the International Scientific Committee aims to follow the rich tradition of ESPID Congresses with presentations on basic research and clinical practice as poster sessions and oral sessions. There will be a comprehensive series of symposia, educational workshops as well as meet the professor sessions that will cover the entire field of paediatric infectious diseases. Leading scientists in the field will give state-of-the-art lectures. With the aim to involve attendees and offer a meaningful and engaging learning experience, more interaction will be infused in the meeting by integrating real-time polls and by collecting audience questions in real time.

As in past years, Young ESPID will be involved in several activities. We hope to greet you during the Young ESPID session where you will meet other Young ESPID members and learn about new developments in the society particularly relevant for you. Information regarding awards, the research master class, courses and updates regarding EAP/UEMS training requirements will be presented.

The well recognised ‘Walter Marget’ Educational Workshop led by outstanding clinicians with extensive experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases aspires to be an ideal place for experts and trainees to interact and share ideas. Once again, we will have “Speed-dating” between young and senior ESPID members at the meeting in Ljubljana. This is an excellent way to meet seniors face to face and discuss your future including career strategies, research, and training opportunities!

We expect that ESPID 2019 will offer you a platform for building European and worldwide collaborations and networks in the field.

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We look forward to seeing you in Ljubljana 2019!

Sincerely,
Young ESPID Board Representatives
Robin Marlow, UK and Fani Ladomenou, GR