BSP Spring Meeting 2020

The BSP Spring Meeting in 2020 will be held at the University of Edinburgh on 14-17 April.

Registration and abstract submission are open now on this link.




14-17 April 2020

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Special streams include: Malaria, Ecology, Veterinary Parasitology, Neglected Tropical Diseases
Confirmed speakers include:
Philippe Guérin, University of Oxford and the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)
Eileen Devaney, University of Glasgow
Bjorn Kafsack, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
Pieter Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

A flyer for the meeting is available here.

The 2020 Spring meeting of the British Society for Parasitology will be held in the city of Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh boasts a long association with parasitology including the study of malaria, a relationship that will be celebrated with a special stream running throughout the meeting focused on and around Plasmodium. Keynote lectures in the areas of Plasmodium genome evolution, mosquito biology and human immunology, as well as relevance to cancer biology, will highlight the strength and breadth of current malaria research. Edinburgh also benefits from strong links to ecological and veterinary parasitology, both of which will be represented by distinct streams and keynote lectures in partnership with BES and BAVP. These major streams will be supplemented by sessions on host-pathogen interactions, neglected tropical diseases and nematode biology, as well as a series of open sessions.

A set of local maps showing the venue can be downloaded here. The Spring meeting will be centred around George Square Gardens at the University of Edinburgh (Map 1) and will be preceded by a Public Understanding of Science event in the National Museum of Scotland (No. 1, in Map 1, download in the link above), starting at 5:30pm on Tuesday 14th April. The parallel streams will be hosted in Appleton Tower (2) throughout the meeting, supplemented by plenary and medal lectures in the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre (3).

Registration will open from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Tuesday 14th April outside the auditorium in the National Museum of Scotland (1), and will then move to the lobby of Appleton Tower (2) from 8:00am Wednesday 15th April.

Catering, including tea/coffee and lunches, will be available to delegates in the Potterrow Student Union (4), three minutes walk away from Appleton Tower (Map 2, download in the link above).