Welcome Address

Dear colleagues, Dear friends

I measure the great honor to be the new president of the ESP. Of course, this is an honor but also a challenge. It is a challenge because I have to take over from Prof Han Van Krieken. I would like to congratulate him for his superb leadership. Everyone knew him already as an outstanding pathologist and scientist. We now know that Prof Han van Krieken is also a consummate diplomat, but, equally, that he has not been backward in confronting major issues of our society. As his predecessors, Fatima Carneiro, Fred Bosman, Mike Wells to name a few, Han van Krieken deployed tremendous energy to build a society which is now the home of any pathologist from Europe, at large. ...

Who we are

The European Society of Pathology is a leading force in European pathology.

As a learned society, the ESP has as its primary aim the promotion of high quality diagnostic prac­tice, applied and translational research and under- and postgraduate education in the field of human pathology. This is achieved through its congresses, its journal Virchows Archiv, its European School of Pathology which or­ganises a variety of postgraduate courses and its quality assurance projects in diagnostic molecular pathology.

The ESP 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. 

ESP First Founding Fathers Meeting in Brussels 30th March 1963.

Membership benefits

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

Project funding 
100.000 EUR project funding available for the support of projects that advance pathology in Europe and are not in the scope of the scientific research. 
Contact: info@esp-pathology.org

Financial support for national societies 
Support of up to 10.000 EUR for any national society of Pathology whose membership in the ESP comprises at least 30% of their clinical active pathologists. 
Contact: info@esp-pathology.org

Financial support for the ESP Working Groups Up to 2.000 EUR per year Contact info@esp-pathology.org

Access to Virchows Archiv

Membership fee

  • 50 EUR per year, which includes the online version of Virchows Archiv
  • 80 EUR per year, which includes also the paper version of Virchows Archiv
  • No membership fee for residents

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