ESDPPP – European Society for Developmental Perinatal and Pediatric Pharmacology

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

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.

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).

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.


Meeting our collegues is very important for our society. We enjoyed a wonderful congress in Leuven, Belgium, in 2017 and are looking forward to our congress in Basel in 2019. The next congress 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…