We offer up-to-date training and educational opportunities for paediatric endocrinologists at every stage of their career.

ESPE Schools

Our schools provide a wonderful learning environment for young paediatricians and basic scientists who want to develop their interest and learning in the field of paediatric endocrinology. Participants at our schools enjoy interactive lectures, case discussions in small groups and case presentations. The schools are also a great way to meet peers and foster relationships with experts in the field.

Participants who apply for membership for the year immediately following their attendance at a school are entitled to one year’s free ESPE membership. Please note that this does not apply to existing ESPE members.

Education and training opportunities

In addition to our schools, ESPE also supports a number of other educational and training programmes including:


Summer School

The Summer School aims to provide senior trainees with up-to-date teaching in some selected areas of paediatric endocrinology; enabling and promoting discussions and interactions between younger and more senior paediatric endocrinologists with the idea to develop future leaders in paediatric endocrinology.

Winter School

ESPE Winter School aims to support paediatricians who have entirely or partially completed their basic paediatric training and who are now either established in, or intending to develop a deep and continuing interest in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes.


The ESPE e-Learning portal gives you access to an interactive learning environment for up to date paediatric endocrinology. Aimed at medical students, residents, fellows, specialists, consultants and teachers from around the world ESPE e-Learning provides a place for you to meet colleagues and to gain, share, contribute and develop knowledge in an accessible and flexible way.

Paediatric Endocrine Training Centers for Africa (PETCA)

ESPE together with the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) supports the Paediatric Endocrine Training Centers for Africa (PETCA) and Paediatric Endocrine Training Centers for West Africa (PETCWA) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme aims to provide specialty training in endocrinology and diabetes to paediatricians who have completed their general paediatric training.