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Suspension of Russia from ESPO

It is with great concern and sadness that ESPO has witnessed the Russian invasion and war unfolding in Ukraine. While we are an organisation with members throughout Europe and across the world, including Ukraine and Russia, we cannot take a neutral stance in this disastrous conflict. While we do not hold our Russian members accountable for the atrocities in Ukraine, regrettably a country’s governmental decisions spill over to its nationals.

The ESPO Executive Board, in consultation with the Members’ Committee, has accordingly decided to suspend Russia as an ESPO member country and remove its attendance and voting rights at ESPO Council meetings until further notice. However, we recognise that Russian members of ESPO do not necessarily support the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and so we do not propose to sanction or exclude them as individuals at this time.

ESPO wishes to provide every possible support to our Ukrainian colleagues in this crisis.

Jean-Michel Triglia      Martin Bailey
ESPO President           ESPO Secretary-General

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

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Upcoming Events


ESPO Online Course on
Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis in children

Part 1: 20th Oct 2023, 5.30 – 7.00PM CEST
Part 2: 27th Oct 2023, 5.30 – 7.00PM CEST

Click here to register for this ESPO webinar

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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