About ESPA

The European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA) was set up in 2009 and originated from the Federation of European Associations of Paediatric Anaesthesia (FEAPA) which was founded in 1984 as a federation of the national societies of (paediatric) anaesthesia from all European countries.

The ESPA aims to provide a variety of services to anaesthesiologists involved in paediatric anaesthesia, including coordination the organisation of an annual international congress on paediatric anaesthesia by local organisations, establishing guidelines on the training, organisation and practice of paediatric anaesthesia and acting as a centre of expertise for paediatric anaesthesiology.

Join ESPA today!

Benefits of the ESPA Membership include:

  • close contact with colleagues in Europe and all over the world
  • reduced registration fee to the annual ESPA Congress
  • reduced subscription rates to the Journals relating to Pediatric Anesthesia/Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine;
  • access to the members’ section of the ESPA website with many useful learning resources

ESPA Supports

OrphanAnesthesia – a project of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

Safetots.org – the aim of the SafeAnaesthesiaForEveryTot initiative (www.safetots.org) is to focus on the safe conduct of paediatric anaesthesia and to define safe use of anaesthesia in children.


Anaesthesia for rare paediatric diseases:
Pediatric anesthesia – online check of the blood pressure ranges during anesthesia in children