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14th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

“Working Together for the Child” will be held in Stockholm, June 2-5, 2018 under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of Sweden.

ESPO 2018 will take place at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, in downtown Stockholm

The venue is situated above the main train station with easy access to Arlanda Airport through the Arlanda Express direct train.

The waterfront of Stockholm is directly visible from the exhibition and interactive areas of the venue.

Marseille, March 2017


The Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS) has kindly agreed to provide funding of €35,000.00 for a Paediatric Fellowship.

Paediatric ENT Centres across Europe can now apply to host this fellowship.

The application form is available on the CEORL-HNS website ( but you can also access them here:

One is the application form and the second one explains the process.

ESPO Junior Members’ Scholarship for BPOC 2017

ESPO Junior Members Scholarship


British Pediatric Otolaryngology Course

9th-10th March 2017 (Glasgow)

The first European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Junior Members’ Scholarship is now open for submissions and we hope with your support to offer more in the future! Otolaryngology trainees across Europe with an interest in pediatric otolaryngology are encouraged to apply.

Membership of ESPO is an essential requirement (60 Euros), and you can join ESPO here.

This well-established course comprises two days of interactive lectures and panel discussions from a UK-wide expert faculty. It provides a comprehensive picture of current paediatric ENT knowledge and practice within the creative surroundings of ‘The Lighthouse’, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture.

The Scholarship covers the course fee (£500) and an additional travel & accommodation grant of up to £500, not to mention a very useful line on any CV!

Click here to download the application form and complete electronically.

Send together with an abridged (maximum 4 page) CV to

Submissions: closed on 6th January 2017! Good luck!!!


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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

Following a very successful Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology in Dublin – Ireland, the next meeting will be organised in Lisbon – Portugal, June 18-21, 2016. The theme will be “Current Status and Future Trends in Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology”. ASPO member Jorge Spratley and Luisa Monteiro will lead the organising committee and cordially invite ASPO members to actively participate in the event, keeping the tradition of a strong presence of North-American specialists in ESPO meetings. Lisbon has direct flights from various cities in the US and the typically warm weather at that time of the year will hopefully contribute to a pleasant stay in Portugal.


Further information will be posted periodically at the website