It is an honour for me to be able to welcome you to the City of Leipzig, Germany,
the site of the 51st Annual Meeting of the European Society of
Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to actively participate in the preparations for the
meeting. I also want to express my sincere hope that all of you will join the actual gathering in
2012 and be our guests!
On behalf of ESPE Council, the Programme Organising Committee, the Local Organising Committee and the German Working Group for Paediatric Endocrinology, I extend my cordial invitation to you to come to Leipzig and actively participate in the 51st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE). It is our sincere duty and wish to thank you for your continuous support of our society´s efforts to further scientific work and clinical knowledge in all areas of paediatric and adolescent endocrinology worldwide.
The theme of our meeting will be “Translating science into clinical practice”. The Programme Organising
Committee is preparing a state-of-the art and up-to-date program with a strong emphasis on the newest in science without neglecting more practical and clinical aspects of paediatric endocrinology. Plenary lectures and symposia will cover all aspects of fetal, child and adolescent endocrinology.
Meet the expert sessions, free communications, work shops, an extended poster session and highlighted plenary lectures will relate to hot topics of all of paediatric endocrinology and related medical fields.
Our society has grown into a true global society bringing together many scientists and clinicians working in this exciting medical area from all around the world. The meeting will give us the opportunity
to look into the future at what we need to know scientifically and clinically to meet the needs of our patients in Europe and beyond. We shall critically appraise the basis of our scientific knowledge, to showcase
current and future research, and to view ESPE as the international forum for the exchange of
high quality basic scientific and clinical information.
We expect approximately 3,000 delegates from over 80 countries worldwide.
ESPE council, ESPE POC, my colleagues from the University of Leipzig and I are working hard to ensure the outstanding quality and success of the meeting. The meeting will be held at the world-class, modern congress centre of Leipzig (CCL) with ample space for exhibitions and the scientific get-together. The CCL combines an inviting atmosphere with spectacular architecture. The facilities are being detailed elsewhere in this prospectus.
I look forward to welcoming you to Leipzig, a city which combines tradition, the present and the future:
The City of Leipzig has a very long tradition of trade fairs, book printing, the arts and science and education.
The city’s orchestras and choirs have acquired international fame and music has been the tradition of the city over many centuries, to name Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy as two of the city’s musician citizens from former centuries. The University of Leipzig is the second oldest university in Germany, having been founded more than 600 years ago by scholars from Prague, Czech Republic. The citizens from Leipzig have pioneered the movement that has led to German reunification more than two decades ago. It is the true European dimension that has helped Leipzig to thrive again. It is its long university and trade fair tradition that makes the city particularly hospitable, charming and inviting. Our ESPE meeting will live up to this historical and present-day expectations!
Leipzig will welcome you warmly with its tradition of music, restaurants, pubs, museums and it’s charming
inner city. On behalf of all of ESPE I cordially invite to Leipzig and ESPE 2012. We truly appreciate you being with us and supporting ESPE!