On behalf of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and the International Scientific Committee (ISC) of the 33rd Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), we would like to welcome you to Leipzig.
The Programme Committee has again created a comprehensive series of keynote lectures, symposia, educational workshops and meet-the-professor sessions, covering the entire field of paediatric infection-related diseases and involving a large number of internationally renowned experts. The programme includes regular interactive presentations highlighting the results of applied research and the lessons learned in clinical and laboratory practice that will allow for an exchange of experiences among the various sub-specialties.
You will not only benefit from scientific exchanges taking place during the formal activities, but networking with colleagues from different backgrounds also encourages new research ideas and innovative ways of organising laboratory and clinical processes. The programme provides a unique opportunity for debate, discussion and the exchange of important ideas and information in epidemiology, clinical presentation, prevention and treatment of paediatric infectious diseases. In addition, your contributions are highly appreciated and will be presented in oral sessions or poster exhibitions that will undoubtedly extend our knowledge of the latest scientific developments in these fields.
Beyond the scope of the scientific programme, you will experience Leipzig as a vibrant and hospitable city that merges traditional and modern lifestyle in an unforgettable manner. Leipzig is a city of excellent scientific research and teaching, hosting internationally renowned research institutes both in basic and applied medical sciences.
We wish you a fruitful ESPID 2015 Meeting and a great time in Leipzig.
Michael Borte and Volker Schuster
Chairs, ESPID 2015 Meeting
On behalf of the Local Organising and International Scientific Committees