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.

ESPE is pleased to announce that the 9th Maghreb School will take place this year in Sousse, Tunisia from 19-22 November 2019 .

Applications are now closed.


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


  • Announcement details for 2019 Maghreb School
  • Maghreb School will take place over four days – Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November 2019, with arrival on the night of Monday 18th November.

What to expect

  • 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 cases 
  • Read the report from the 2018 Maghreb School

How to apply

Applications should include:
  • Application form
  • CV with list of publications and presentations
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from a senior colleague
Applications must be submitted exclusively by e-mail to the Maghreb School Steering Committee Coordinator, Dr Malcolm Donaldson by Friday 3rd May 2019.

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.