Summer School

The aim of the school is to provide senior trainees with up-to-date teaching in 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.

The next ESPE Summer School will take place in Burg Feistritz am Wechsel, Austria from 16-18 September 2019 immediately before the 58th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology in Vienna.


Programme for the 2019 Summer School


The Summer School is supported by an educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

For any queries regarding the 2019 Summer School please contact  the Summer School coordinator Carla Bizzarri (


What to expect

The course extends over 3 days and is composed of the following 

  • Interactive lectures given by the teaching faculty
  • Case presentations by each student
  • Presentation of student research projects
  • Critical evaluation of selected publications
  • Small group teaching: Student and teachers clinical case and research project presentations

The Summer School fellows usually consist of physicians still in academic training in paediatric endocrinology, who are selected by the Summer School Steering Committee. Applicants must have had at least one year of clinical training in Paediatric Endocrinology. Applicants should not have previously attended the Summer School.

There is no registration fee for the Summer School and travel between Vienna and the Summer School and accommodation on the nights of the 15th, 16th and 17th September and associated meals shall also be provided.


The 2019 ESPE Summer School steering committee:

  • Carla Bizzarri, Italy (coordinator)
  • Stefan Riedl (local organiser)          
  • Gary Butler, UK
  • Cheri Deal, Canada
  • Raja Padidela, UK  
  • Ram Weiss, Israel             

ESPE Summer School 2019

Delegates from the 2019 Summer School are able to access the speaker presentations from the course with the log in 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.                                                          

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.

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"The lectures were given by well-established and experienced speakers from around the world. In addition there were smaller group teaching sessions and case presentations given by the fellows. During breaks and mealtimes the fellows were able to discuss all sorts of topics including career planning with the Faculty in an informal setting."