European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)
The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) is an international organisation aiming to improve clinical care of children and adolescents with endocrine conditions, including diabetes, through research and education.
Paediatric endocrinology is a specialty of children's medicine (paediatrics) caring for babies, children and adolescents with growth, puberty, sexual development problems and other disorders of the hormone producing glands of the body. These include diabetes, thyroid and adrenal gland problems, early and late puberty, and growth hormone deficiency.
Mission and Vision Statement:
Advancing excellence in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes by promoting research, education and medical practice to the benefit of child and adolescent health throughout the world.
Vision / Mission Statement:
The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) is an international society based in Europe that promotes the highest levels of clinical care for infants, children and adolescents with endocrine problems throughout the world, including in less advantaged areas.
It does so by:
• promoting and supporting education and research by its year round educational activities and annual scientific meetings intended for clinicians, nurses and other health professionals, and basic scientists
• developing and assessing evidence-based clinical guidance and standards of care
• organising and monitoring training activities
• serving and communicating effectively with its mem
bers and working closely with the international scientific community, other societies, institutions and authorities, including patient advocacy groups, to expand and disseminate knowledge
• working to the highest ethical standards and rigorously appraising and evaluating its own activities
Benefit to children and adolescents is the prime motivator and consideration underpinning all ESPE activities.
The mission of ESPE is to advance excellence in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes by promoting research, education and medical practice to the benefit of child and adolescent health throughout the world