About the EBN

The ESPR’s teaching branch

EBN courses are organized in three-year teaching cycles for neonatal trainees and each cycle will consist of six modules.

A total of two modules are organised each year, and each module has four workshops. The workshops are facilitated by a panel of international experts in their respective fields and will focus on the application of research-based evidence into clinical practice, flanked by plenary talks with ample time for discussion and debate.

  • EBN course roster for the coming years

    2020: Circulation & Pharmacology
    : Pulmonology & Brain
    2022: Epidemiology & Infection
    2023: Resuscitation & Nutrition
    2024: Circulation & Pharmacology
    2025: Pulmonology & Brain
    2026: Epidemiology & Infection
    2027: Resuscitation & Nutrition
    2028: Circulation & Pharmacology
    2029: Pulmonology & Brain

  • Meet the EBN Council

    EBN Chairperson
    Maximo Vento, MD, PhD
    Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe

    EBN Officer of Neonatal Databases
    Olivier Danhaive, MD
    Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc


    EBN Officer of Education & Training
    Tomasz Szczapa, MD, PhD
    Poznan University of Medical Sciences



  • European Curriculum and Syllabus for Training in Neonatology

    The European Curriculum and Syllabus for Training in Neonatology represent a curriculum that has been developed to support national training programmes in Neonatal Medicine, one of the Paediatric Specialist training programmes as defined by the Union Européenne des Medicins Specialistes (UEMS) through the European Board of Paediatrics (EBP).

    The second, 2007 edition is currently under revision by the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) Working Group for Neonatology and expected to be ratified in December 2020.

    You can download the 2007 edition of the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Training in Neonatology here.


National Programmes

The European Board of Neonatology Curriculum for Training in Neonatology has been developed to support national training programmes and to improve transparency when it comes to national guidelines.

For this purpose, the EBN has collaborated with the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) and the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies (UENPS) to create an overview of the European countries´ national programmes for subspecialty training in neonatology.


The improved insight into the countries´ national subspecialist training programmes in neonatology aims at establishing internationally acceptable and clearly defined standards of knowledge and skills needed to practice neonatology at a tertiary care level.

In this way, the EBN seeks to facilitate harmonisation of the national training programmes and foster the development of a European network of tertiary care centres for neonatology.

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