Message from the President of the ESP

Professor Aleš RYŠKA

   Professor Aleš RYŠKA
   ESP President


Dear Colleague,

The European Society of Pathology (ESP) together with the Faculty of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland are looking forward to welcoming you all and extending a ‘Cead Mile Failte’ (100 thousand welcomes) when you join us in Dublin, Ireland for the European Congress of Pathology (ECP 2023),  September 2023. 

Ireland has been traditionally renowned for its history in education, being affectionally known as the “The land of Saints and Scholars”, and the congress organisers are delighted to have the honour of hosting this first class international educational event whilst providing an environment for the sharing of knowledge, innovations and experiences that will enhance the activities of the world-wide pathology community for the benefits of all our patients.

Irelands' award winning Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), located in the heart of Dublin, the largest and capital city, has an easy access to the airport, hotels, and all that the city has to offer. Hugely successful as a venue for international conferences, the centre will provide an ideal focal point for all our delegates, speakers, as well as our partners in industry. Keynote lectures by international renowned experts, a full programme of lectures, slide seminars and interactive sessions by leaders in their fields to multiple oral and posters presentations will provide an ideal opportunity for continuing professional development, networking and sharing of ideas. Integral to our programme will be sessions organised by and for our trainee pathologists encompassing important and cutting edge advancements in pathology practise, important for their future pathology careers. 

Our motto for the ECP 2023, “Pathology – a bridge between Science and Medicine” acknowledges the significant changes that practising pathologists have made and continue to make to their daily practise so as to ensure that new beneficial diagnostic and technological advancements are embraced and integrated into everyday practise for the benefit of all patients. The meeting will reflect the extremely dynamic development in the field of pathology and update on these advancements through the excellent programme prepared by the ESP working groups, ESP-affiliated Societies, Education and Trainee Subcommittees. Click to continue reading..

ESP Vision and Mission Statement
Vision: Excellence in pathology for optimal patient care.
Mission: As the leading force in European pathology, the European Society of Pathology (ESP) promotes high quality pathology diagnosis for all patients, up-to-date education across Europe and support cutting-edge research to understand disease and translate science into clinical practice. 
Message from the ESP President about the Ukrainian crisis
The European Society of Pathology (ESP) stands united in its ultimate solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainian Pathologists in such extraordinary times. We are deeply concerned and saddened by the tragic developments in Ukraine.

As a priority affiliated partner, ESP will support Ukrainian colleagues and their families by any possible means in facing the unprecedented economic and psych-social challenges. ESP has decided to set up an emergency fund to alleviate the suffering of our Ukrainian colleagues and their families as well as to support basic living standards.

Aleš Ryška
ESP President
On behalf of the ESP Executive Committee 

Virchows Archiv

Virchows Archiv

Virchows Archiv (European Journal of Pathology) is the Official Journal of the ESP.

The Journal is edited by an editorial committee composed of an Editor in Chief, who is appointed by the Executive Committee, and Associate Editors, who are selected by the Editor in Chief.

The mission of the Journal is to advance the scientific basis of human pathology by the publication of high quality research, including molecular and translational studies, and thereby contribute to patient care.


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