On behalf of ESPE Council the Programme Organising Committee the Local Organising Committee and the German Working Group for Paediatric Endocrinology I extend my warm invitation to you to come to Leipzig and actively participate in the 51st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE). The theme of the meeting will be “Translating science into clinical practice”. The Programme Organising Committee is preparing a state-of-the art and up-to-date program with a strong emphasis on the newest in science without neglecting more practical and clinical aspects of paediatric endocrinology. Plenary lectures and symposia will cover all aspects of fetal child and adolescent endocrinology. Meet the expert sessions free communications and poster sessions will add to the value of the meeting.