BSP Autumn Symposium 2017

A 1-day event held in London in association with the Linnean society: “The multidisciplinarity of parasitology: host-parasite evolution and control in an ever changing world” .




28th September 2017

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The 2017 BSP Autumn Symposium will be held on Thursday 28th September at the Linnean Society, Burlington House, London.  The symposium is entitled “The multidisciplinarity of parasitology: host-parasite evolution and control in an ever changing world” and will be organised by Prof Russell Stothard (LSTM) and Dr Bonnie Webster (NHM).

The meeting’s aim will be to explore and broadly discuss recent progress towards understanding host-parasite relationships, with a particular emphasis on vectors and intermediate hosts of human diseases.  The meeting will also be a convenient opportunity to develop a festschrift in Parasitology in honour of Prof David Rollinson (a former President of the BSP), marking over forty years of parasitological research.

This 1-day meeting will formally commence at 10.30am with a combination of talks from invited speakers along with presentations selected from abstracts. There will be an open poster session, with each poster having a 1-min speed talk to encourage later discussions during the lunchtime and evening drinks receptions in the magnificent library of the Linnean Society.

After the evening reception, to take discussions further there will be a speakers’ dinner, open to all by ticket, at the Kings Head, Mayfair. Invited speakers will include: Prof Sir Roy Anderson, Prof Santiago Mas-Coma, Prof Juerg Utzinger, Prof Jozef Vercruysse, Prof Louis-Albert Tchuem-Tchuente, Prof Joanne Webster, Prof Tim Anderson and Prof Simon Hay.

Further information about the symposium will be posted in late March with registration opening in late April. There will be a number of BSP student travel awards that enable younger members of the BSP or Linnean Society to attend and present their work.

BSP Spring Meeting 2017

The 2017 Spring Meeting will be held at Dundee University, hosted in Dundee's Apex hotel.  The local organiser is Prof. Mark Field.


Dundee University


2nd - 5th April 2017

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The city of Dundee is situated on the impressive Tay estuary, and provides access to the highlands of Scotland. Situated one hour from Edinburgh and close to St Andrews, Dundee offers a great venue for science and recreation.

The University is less than 50 years old, but has garnered a globally recognised reputation in the Life Sciences and the Arts. A considerable presence in Molecular Parasitology and Drug Discovery distinguish Dundee as a major centre of excellence for parasitology research, and we are proud to host the BSP in 2017. An integrated program is planned, uniting veterinarians, epidemiologists, therapeutics and molecular sciences, in what we keenly anticipate as a unique experience.

The flyer can be downloaded here.

Abstract submission deadline for oral presentations: Sunday, 19 Feb 2017; poster presentations: Sunday, 5 Mar 2017.

The venue is a 4 star hotel on Dundee's waterfront and we have secured excellent rates for your stay.  The inclusive price is for 3 nights' accommodation, meeting registration, breakfast, lunch and the Gala event.  We also have the option to book shared rooms to make student access as cheap as possible: this accommodation is still within the hotel.