Maghreb School

The Maghreb School aims to promote the training and education of paediatric endocrinologists in French–speaking North African countries. For five days, an international faculty of French-speaking teachers and 25 students cover selected topics in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. The seminar features interactive lectures by the teachers, student case presentations, research project workshops and small-group meetings. The School is designed for doctors in training who have at least 3 years of experience in paediatrics; six months or more of experience in endocrinology; and who hope to develop a career with a major interest in paediatric endocrinology. 

POSTPONEMENT: The next ESPE Maghreb School will be held in Casablanca, Morocco in Spring 2022.

COVID-19 - Following a careful assessment by the steering committee, it has been decided that the 2021 Maghreb School will be postponed to Spring 2022, to be held as a physical meeting in Casablanca, Morocco. This decision has been made after careful consideration of the global situation and likelihood of international attendance, as well as the feasibility of hosting an effective online school, given connection problems in the region.

ESPE can confirm that ALL applications that have been received for the 2021 date so far WILL BE considered for the Spring 2022 date, and the applicants will be contacted regarding their availability for the new date once the deadline has passed. Further information on the dates of the physical school will follow in due course.


Applications from students based in Tunisia are encouraged, to ensure a balance coverage of the Maghreb region during the school




The Maghreb School is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Health Care AG, Switzerland.


Report on the Maghreb School 2019

What to expect at the Maghreb School

  • Delivery in French
  • Interactive lectures given by the teaching faculty
  • Case presentations by each student
  • Presentation of student research projects
  • Critical evaluation of selected publications
  • Analysis of an e-learning case from the Maghreb
  • Small group teaching: Student and teachers clinical case and research project presentations; presentation of student research projects; teachers’ clinical case.

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


ESPE Maghreb School 2019

Delegates of the 2019 Maghreb School are able to access course resources and information with the login information provided as part of the registration.   



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