ESPO 2022 Venue Announement


IMG_1104ESPO 2022 will take place in Liverpool, UK voted for by Council members in the ESPO Council Meeting on 2nd June

ESPO 2018 Board Meeting


Our second board meeting of 2018 took place in Stockholm on 2nd of June

ESPO 2018

ESPO 2018 Logo

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.

ESPO Board site inspection for ESPO 2020

Marseille, March 2017

CEORL-HNS Funding Approval


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 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!!!


New Website

Welcome to our new website, we have re-designed it to make it easier to find out more about what we’re doing and how we can support you. Please tell us what you think!

ESPO Newsletter – Autumn 2015

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

2015 has been a momentous year for ESPO. After the great success of ESPO 2014 in Dublin, it became clear that in order to flourish ESPO would need the help of an Association Management Company (AMC) to provide administrative support.

I am delighted to announce that after careful consideration ESPO has appointed Abbey, who so successfully organized ESPO 2014 in Dublin. Abbey commenced its role as our AMC in January 2015, and our Secretary is Anja Fischer whom many of you will have met at the Dublin Conference.  Anja will provide administrative support to the Board, Council and General Assembly, and Abbey’s resources will enable us to develop the ESPO website and improve our membership and subscription renewal system.

Furthermore, Abbey will take on the role of Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) for ESPO, working with a local company based in whichever country the biennial Congress takes place. This will avoid the need for the wheel to be re-invented for each and every Congress, but will draw upon local knowledge and expertise where it is needed. Abbey is already working with the Organising Committee for ESPO 2018 in Stockholm.

In the meantime we have of course been preparing for ESPO 2016 in Lisbon.  Our Congress President Jorge Spratley has been working with his colleague Luisa Monteiro to deliver a wonderful Congress at the Belém Conference Centre (18th – 21st June 2016), with the theme ‘Current status and future trends in pediatric otolaryngology’.

The conference website is at, and I strongly encourage you to register soon. Please note that as an ESPO member you can save significantly more than your membership subscription when you register. You can check that your membership is up to date, or join as a new member, via our society website at

ESPO is a member of the Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS), and as such is invited to organise the paediatric part of the scientific programme at its biennial congresses. Following a very successful meeting in Prague in June 2015 attended by 3,400 delegates, the next CEORL-HNS Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey in October 2017 where the focus will be on education and training. See

Also in 2017 is the IFOS World Congress, to be held in Paris in June, and ESPO members are well-represented by Noël Garabédian who is coordinating the paediatric part of the scientific programme with Alan Cheng from Sydney, Australia. See

There is now a paediatric otolaryngology component to the European Board Examination in ORL-HNS (EBEORL-HNS). This has been spearheaded by Michael Kuo who is Chairman of the ESPO Education Committee, and sits on the UEMS ORL Section. Paediatric Examiners are needed for the Part II Oral Exam which is held in Vienna in November each year, and any ESPO member who is interested in undertaking this role should contact Michael Kuo (

2016 will be a time of change on the ESPO Board. I shall officially take over from John Graham as Secretary-General, and our President John Russell will take over as Treasurer from Chris Raine, who has served for far longer than the usual term! We both look forward to working with Anja Fischer at our secretariat in developing ESPO into an ever more active organisation with a strong emphasis on education and training in paediatric otolaryngology.

With very best wishes,

Martin Bailey
ESPO Secretary-General-Elect

Upcoming Events

CEORL-HNS Congress, Brussels, 29th June – 3rd July 2019
CEORL-HNS Congress, Brussels, 29th June – 3rd July 2019
ESPO 2020, Marseille, 23rd – 26th May 2020