Who we are & what we do

The role of The British Society for Parasitology is to draw attention to the unique importance of parasitology as a distinct discipline within biology.

The BSP was formed in 1962 from the Parasitological Section of the Institute of Biology. Today the Society is the central networking and meeting point for many professional, student and amateur parasitologists throughout the UK and across the world.  Members are found in 182 institutes/organisations worldwide!

Our mission is to...

Advance the study of parasitology

Facilitate communication within the broad community of parasitologists

Promote wider dissemination of advances in the field of parasitology

With membership of the British Society for Parasitology you can get discounts for events, eligibility for awards or grants and much more.

BSP events

BSP Conference 21-25 June: Parasites Online 2021

For 2021, in place of the BSP Spring Meeting, we will hold an online meeting over five days during the Summer (21-25 June).

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2021

The 2021 BSP Autumn Symposium will be held at the University of Bristol (subject to travel restrictions). The theme of the meeting is: New approaches to investigating parasite-vector interactions

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BSP Spring Meeting 2022

The BSP Spring meeting in 2022 will be held at the University of York.

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Latest News

WAAVP 18-23 July 2021

The 28th International Conference of WAAVP will be held in Dublin (with virtual options) on 18-24 July 2021. Call for abstracts is extended until 11 February 2021.

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The First Women in Malaria Conference

The first Women in Malaria Conference will be held on 22-24 March 2021. The goal of this conference is to highlight the outstanding contributions of female scientists in the field and provide equal opportunities and inclusiveness of participation for WiM.

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