The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) is constantly helping our members to develop their knowledge and skills and keep up with the latest updates in the field.

In recent years we have developed tailored education ranging from webinars, ask the expert sessions or video series, but also included blended or fully online courses, simulation labs covering critical care content for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Topics include ventilation (mechanical and non-invasive), nutrition, nursing, cardiac and many more.

ESPNIC Education - the new online portal

ESPNIC Education is the new home of PICU/NICU Online Education - the new ESPNIC Education portal. It provides access to various online courses, congress recordings, case studies, and webinars. Interactive and intuitive, all ESPNIC members have full access, whereas non-members will be granted only limited one. New content will be regularly created by the 14 scientific sections and 4 working groups of ESPNIC.

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Online courses

All Online Course Registrations

ESPNIC has launched 4 fully online courses on the topic of Mechanical Ventilation, Nursing in Critical Care, Nutrition and Evidence-Based Practice. Courses are self-paced and can be accessed for a duration of 3 months from 15 May 2021 until 15 August 2021. After 15 August 2021, all the courses will no longer be available. Each of the courses concludes with an assessment that can be taken at any time during the access period. A passing mark of 75% is required to receive a certificate of successful completion of the course.

Online Webinars

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic wave at the beginning of 2020 ESPNIC healthcare specialists decided to share knowledge and recommendations in an online form letting people from more than 54 countries around the world hear good practices and lessons learned. See recordings of the different topics and follow our website and social media for future events.

Online and Blended Courses

In order to reduce the time out of hospital and help Healthcare Professionals adapt learning to their busy schedule ESPNIC followed new tendencies and created both Fully online Courses as well as Blended courses, that include Online learning and 1 or 2-days Hands On Sessions. 


EPIC Diploma

The EPIC Diploma™ program (European Paediatric / Neonatal Intensive Care Diploma™) is a peer-developed, consensus standard, following best practices of Council of European Specialist Medical Examinations (CESMA) - and advisory board of The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EPIC Diploma™ purpose of the program is to harmonize and improve quality standards for safe, independent practice in paediatric and neonatal intensive care in Europe and elsewhere.

Please check for further initiatives on our website and in case of questions about our educational activities - write to