Previous Science Symposia

Aimed at paediatricians and basic researchers, this ESPE initiative seeks to promote the dissemination of new scientific knowledge within the paediatric endocrinology community, developing an interactive network and closing the gap between scientific research and patient care. Science Symposia will be held every 2 years.


2018 ESPE Science Symposium

The first international multidisciplinary ESPE Science Symposium was held at the Tavistock Gender Identity Disorder Service (GIDS) in London, UK, October 19-20 under the chair of professor Gary Butler. It was conceived and organised by the ESPE Gender Dysphoria working group and GIDS and was seen as a success from all involved. A total of 96 participants from 22 countries met to network and discuss unmet scientific needs for evidence-based health care of transgender children and teenagers.

Genes, hormones and social factors play a pivotal and interactive role for physical, emotional, social, sexual and cognitive development of youngsters. The symposium focused on how to better achieve an understanding of the impact of current treatment regimens on all these aspects of health during adolescence and over long-term.

PROGRAMME - The Science of Gender: evidence for what influences gender development and gender dysphoria and what are the respective influences of nature and nurture 

The 2018 ESPE Science Symposium was accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits. 

CME report for the 2018 ESPE Science Symposium

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Delegates of the 2019 ESPE Science Symposium are able to access course resources and information with the login information provided as part of the registration.   


If you were a delegate and do not have the log in information please contact the ESPE Office.