I am very honoured to be the new President of the European Society of Pathology (ESP). I was nominated as President – elected two years ago – and have witnessed many evolutionary changes in our Society. These changes have been possible due to the great achievements of the previous Executive Committee, the Council, the Education Subcommittee, the Advisory Board, the Working Groups and other committees under the leadership of Professor Dina Tiniakos. The 2019 ESP Strategy Meeting in Athens was organised to develop a new vision and mission for our Society. The recommendations of the ESP Strategy Meeting are now approved by the Council and will be implemented in the next five years.
The transformation of the ESP will be associated with the new vision: Excellence in pathology for optimal patient care. Our mission is to promote high quality pathology diagnosis for all patients, to promote up-to-date education across Europe and to support cutting-edge research to understand disease and translate science into clinical practice. It is acknowledged that ESP plays an important role to provide cutting-edge information using digital pathology as well as traditional platforms. These tools and the annual Congress of the European Society will strengthen the ESP educational and scientific offerings to the ESP members.
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