• Welcome to The European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) Website

    ESPO aims to promote high quality care for children with
    otorhinolaryngologic disorders within Europe and beyond

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Much more than just a European Society

Welcome from your President

A warm welcome to the website of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology – ESPO.

Pediatric otolaryngologists are specialist doctors who look after children with disorders of the ear, nose and throat and the head and neck. We work closely with other professionals involved in the care of children – including audiologists, pediatricians, anaesthetists, and specialist nurses and therapists.

ESPO is our professional society in Europe but we have members from every continent, all of whom are enthusiastic about ensuring the best possible medical care for children with conditions such as hearing loss, throat infections, breathing difficulties and neck lumps.

We are proud of the role we have played in promoting excellence in the care of children, in supporting young otolaryngologists in training and beyond and in facilitating high quality research and education in our specialty. We are especially keen to encourage and enhance communications between professionals across national and political boundaries and we have important links and friendships with our sister organizations across the globe.

I hope you will find much of interest on our website, and if you are a professional involved in the care of children with ORL disorders that you will consider joining us, ideally as a member but if not as a guest at one of our congresses, webinars or educational events.

All good wishes and let’s see you in Stuttgart 2025!

Ray Clarke
ESPO President

Biennial ESPO Congress

The largest Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology meeting in the world, held in Europe every two years but with speakers and delegates drawn from around the globe

ESPO 2023: 1030 delegates
ESPO 2021 (Virtual): 1000 delegates
ESPO 2018: 1600 delegates
ESPO 2016: 1600 delegates
ESPO 2014: 1100 delegates

How To Become a Member

To join ESPO or renew your membership simply choose an option below

Advantages of being an ESPO Member:

  • Savings to the registration fees for the biennial meetings
  • Access to interactive webinar courses led by experts in Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • Opportunity to serve on ESPO committees to influence the international efforts in research and scientific communication
  • Access to the online membership portal for members-only content
  • Access to general Guidelines and to Fellowship/Scholarship Opportunities

ESPO Members Map

Upcoming Events


ESPO Online Course on Pediatric Neck Masses

Part 1: Tuesday 30th Jan 2024, 7.00 – 8.30PM CET

Part 2: Tuesday 6th Feb 2024, 7.00 – 8.30PM CET

Click here to register

Dublin, Ireland, 15-19 June 2024

ESPO 2025
Stuttgart, Germany, 3-6 May 2025

ESPO Council Member statements

I have watched ESPO grow over the years from early beginnings to being the leading paediatric otolaryngology meeting worldwide. There are delegates from many countries beyond Europe and it is now a truly global congress.

It is hugely educational to listen to leading International Speakers as well as local talks and free papers I would whole heartedly recommend the Biennial ESPO congress.

What is good needs to be nurtured, and that is exactly what I am doing by participating in ESPO as a lecturer since 1998. Each congress gives me an opportunity to meet my colleagues and find out something new about their work, as well as to convey my latest knowledge and experience I have gained in years of working in pediatric otorhinolaryngology.  Through the years I have watched ESPO growing and improving in every aspect, and I am more than pleased to be a part of this society.

“I was a chief resident when I first attended ESPO in Helsinki; since than I am always there. My ESPO journey started as a poster presenter resident now I am an ESPO council member. I have presented several times, have been panelist in several panels, I have moderated panels and I have been around the same panel table with colleagues from all over the World. ESPO actually made me a pediatric otolaryngologist and introduced me to the World of Pediatric Otolaryngology. ESPO could do the same thing for you, come and join us”

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