BSP Autumn Symposium 2020

The BSP Autumn Symposium for 2020 has been postponed and will now be held at Keele University in September 2022.

The theme will be:

Achieving impact in parasitology: learning lessons from interdisciplinary research and community engagement.
Delivering interventions to control or eliminate parasitic disease are more likely to be successful when a strong interdisciplinary approach and meaningful culturally-appropriate engagement with the affected communities are employed. This two day symposium by the British Society for Parasitology, hosted at Keele University in Staffordshire UK, will discuss how lessons learnt from practitioners of interdisciplinary delivery and community engagement can help to bring about effective healthcare interventions for the control of parasitic diseases. This meeting seeks to bring together colleagues from applied healthcare, policy, social science, laboratory science and anthropological backgrounds to explore a range of topics, including but not limited to: the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary approaches; perspectives from social science on the wide impact of parasitic infections; improving access and delivery of healthcare to affected communities; IEC/BCC healthcare interventions; integrating control of neglected tropical diseases; compliance and adherence in Mass Drug Administration.

BSP Spring Meeting 2020

The BSP Spring Meeting in 2020 was to be held at the University of Edinburgh on 14-17 April. This event is now cancelled.





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BSP Spring Meeting Cancelled.

It is with great regret that the Trustees of the BSP announce the cancellation of the Spring meeting 2020 in Edinburgh.

The decision has been taken due to the travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in particular following the announcement of a ban on such meetings in Scotland.

We would like to thank all of you for your support.

Thank you very much to our sponsors for their support of this meeting:

Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar in Granada, March 2020

The trypanosomiasis/leishmaniasis focused meeting was held at the Hotel Abades in the beautiful city of Granada, Spain from 8-11 March 2020.

More details are available on this link.

Speakers included:

Jean-Claude Dujardin (Antwerp), Keith Gull (Oxford), Gloria Rudenko (Imperial College London), Markus Engstler (Wüerzburg), Eva Gluenz (Oxford), Martin Llewellyn (Glasgow), Luisa Figueiredo (Lisbon), Mark Carrington (Cambridge), Dolores González Pacanowska (Granada) and Mark Field (Dundee).

A meeting flyer can be downloaded here. Information on how to get to Granada can be downloaded here, with flight details here. You can also download a Granada city map, a metro guide and information on the city and venue.

Information on the Covid-19 Virus for attendees here.