It is a great honour for me to be the new President of the European Society of Pathology (ESP). In the 35 years of my connection with the ESP, I had the pleasure to see our Society growing to become the leading force in European Pathology and the membership increase from 600 to more than 3000 today. It is with humbleness and a great sense of commitment that I will try to follow the successful steps of my predecessor Pierre Bedossa, who with his unique quiet strength achieved so much for ESP in just two years by reorganising the office in Brussels, restructuring the Education subcommittee, launching the Giordano and the EORTC/ESP fellowships and new partnerships with clinical and educational scientific societies, to name a few. However, Pierre was the last in a long line of outstanding colleagues leading ESP to become the true Home of European Pathology devoted to education, training, harmonisation, innovation and quality assurance in pathology. I look up to Han van Krieken, Fatima Carneiro, Michael Wells, Fred Bosman, Niki Agnantis, Antonio Cardesa, Manuel Sobrinho Simoes, Günter Klöppel, to name a few, whom I watched as a younger pathologist strengthening ESP with every passing year and thus increasing its visibility in the scientific world.
The European Society of Pathology is the leading force in European pathology. The primary aim of ESP is to promote:
High quality diagnostic practice
Applied and translational research
Under- and postgraduate education in the field of human pathology.
This is achieved through our congresses, our journal Virchows Archiv, and our European School of Pathology, which organises a variety of postgraduate courses and quality assurance projects in diagnostic molecular pathology.
The ESP also interacts with national pathology societies in Europe and has developed close collaboration with UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes) and EAPCP (European Association of Pathology Chairs and Programme Directors).The ESP headquarters in Brussels serve as hub for European Pathology organisations.
Professional networking and growth opportunities
Bursaries available for the European Congresses of Pathology of the ESP Preferred access to the Journal of Hematopathology 10 EUR per year for the online version 38 EUR per year for the paper version