ESDPPP – European Society for Developmental Perinatal and Paediatric Pharmacology

ESDPPP is a voluntary, non-profit association representing the interests of paediatric pharmacologists around the world.

Liverpool Congress 2022


ESDPPP invites you to the 2022 Congress. 


The Congress will be held on June 27th - 30th 2022 in Liverpool, UK. 


The meeting will be in Liverpool between June 28th -30th 2022. The pre-congress workshop on June 27th will be about PBPK for non-modelers (sponsored by the Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands). 


Click on on the button for more information about the congress, the pre-congress workshop and the included sessions. 

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The first of the new ESDPPP series of webinars will be held on 16 November 2020, focused on the following learning points:

  • Pediatric drug therapy: which drugs and how did this evolve over time.
  • How model-based doses can support optimal dosing in children.
  • Pragmatic approach to collect PK and PD data in the real-world clinical setting.


IUPHAR is responding to the current crisis by coordinating pharmacological resources worldwide. Although most of the current research is done in adults, we believe in part it may be relevant for pediatric pharmacologists as well.


Paediatric Pharmacology

Based in Leuven, Belgium, ESDPPP promotes research in developmental perinatal and paediatric pharmacology and offers a forum for dialogue between pharmacologists, clinicians, and scientists interested in the effect of medicines on the developing fetus, infant, and child.

25 years of ESDPPP

The ESDPPP celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. This milestone provides an important opportunity to celebrate ESDPPP’s achievements to date and to describe our future aspirations and ambitions on behalf of millions of paediatric patients worldwide.

Our aim

We aim to improve medicines for children and advance research and global access to paediatric medicines. We also advocate politically for the continued development of safe, evidence-based medications for children. In this respect, ESDPPP works closely with European Medicines Agency (EMA), International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and the World Health Organization (WHO).


Meeting our collegues is very important for our society. We enjoyed a wonderful congress in Basel, Switzerland, in 2019 and are looking forward to our next congress, which will be held in Liverpool (2021). We are welcoming your ideas and suggestions for these events.

Join us on LinkedIn!!

We want to use LinkedIn for announcements and discussions in our field. Please check out our group page on LinkedIn and become a group member.

ADC Journal

The official journal of the ESDPPP is the leading paediatric journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. It contains a Drug Therapy section which is published every 3 months.


ESDPPP is associated with a range of organizations like EMEA, IUHAR and WHO. Additional information  on projects, initiatives and conferences will be available within short.

25 Years ESDPPP

In 2013 ESDPPP celebrated its 25th anniversary. For that special occasion an extensive IUPHAR report on the developments of the past quarter century was published.

After the congress

Our last congress in Basel was a great success and a meeting place for many. Did you enjoy it as well? Become a member of ESDPPP and be the first to know more about the next congress in Liverpool…