The 12th International Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology took place in Dublin, Ireland from Sat 31st May to Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at the National Convention Centre. 1,100 delegates from over 60 countries attended the meeting and we were fortunate to have over 300 speakers and over 400 poster presentations. There were 6 parallel sessions in the 6 subdivisions of paediatric otolaryngology namely airway, cochlear implant, general, head & neck, otology and rhinology. The key note and plenary address entitled “Evidence and Experience a Conversation “ was delivered by Professor Anne Schilder & Professor Peter Koltai and was well received. At the opening ceremony Professor Trevor McGill from Boston Children’s Hospital received the T.G. Wilson medal for his contribution to Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology in Ireland. Simulation Workshops directed by Professor Iain Bruce, Manchester UK were run over 2 days. This was the first time that these were held at ESPO and they proved to be extremely popular. Overall it proved to be a very successful meeting and we look forward to ESPO 2016 in Lisbon.

John Russell
Chairman of Organising Committee