Welcome Address



Dear colleagues and friends,

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. 


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 
Details

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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