COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We appreciate that most of you are overwhelmed with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that is consuming a lot of our time and energy across the globe.

After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone ESPID 2020 with the new dates of 26-29 October 2020 at the De Doelen in Rotterdam.

Current registrations to the event will be transferred to the new dates and late breaking abstract submission has been extended to 15 July 2020.

We believe that our Annual Meeting is an important scientific event that brings together clinicians and researchers in the field of paediatric infectious diseases. The present COVID-19 pandemic emphasises the importance of international collaboration for treating paediatric infectious diseases. We strongly believe that even in the face of an unprecedented pandemic that it will be important to have ESPID 2020, albeit later in the year. We hope that it will be worth the wait and look forward to your active participation.

We will continue to provide updates on the meeting website and to all our faculty, industry partners and participants.

We very much appreciate your support around the decision that we have made. We wish you and your families all the good health and resilience during these difficult times.

Warmest regards,


Delane Shingadia
ESPID President on behalf of ESPID Board

Annemarie van Rossum and Pieter Fraaij
Chairs, ESPID 2020 Meeting on behalf of the Local Organising and International Scientific Committees


Please find below answers to most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 developments.

No. Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to postpone ESPID 2020.

The new dates for the Meeting are 26-29 October 2020.

Yes. Your registration will be transferred to the new Meeting dates.

We are currently exploring options to live stream parts of the programme for all registered participants who are unable to attend in person. You will still be able to claim CME credits for sessions you attend virtually. More information for presenters and participants will follow.

We are exploring options to live stream the programme for all registered participants. Updates will be available soon.

The CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. You will receive a link in an email at the end of the Meeting. For more information, click here.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the program.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation at the Meeting. If you need to get in touch with us, please contact your Industry Liaison person.

The cancellation policy is outlined on the registration page – please click here

Please check the cancellation policy of your booking.

If you have a non-refundable booking, we are working closely with the hotels to find an optimal solution and will send an update within a week.

If you have a refundable booking, we will contact you with options within a week

If you have any questions, please use the contact form here, selecting Hotel Accommodation as the subject.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form here.

Please select the most relevant subject for your query and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will keep you updated, as new information becomes available.


Useful links:

WHO on COVID-19, click here

ECDC on COVID-19, click here