The key events in the annual BSP calendar include the annual residential meetings in spring and autumn which are focused upon general and specialist aspects of parasitology.

The video on the right gives a flavour of our events, which are attended by a wide range of academics, researchers and students.

Travel Awards

If you are a student you may be able to apply for one of our meeting travel awards to support your attendance at these events, find out more.

To see abstracts of our past meetings

Upcoming BSP events

Below you can find all the events run by the BSP for our members.

BSP Spring Meeting 2017

Our 2017 Spring Meeting will be held at Dundee University from 2nd to 5th April 2017. This promises to be another unmissable event with a wide range of speakers visiting this fantastic location.

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” .

BSP Spring Meeting 2018

The 2018 Spring Meeting will be held at Aberystwyth University from 8th – 11th April 2018.

Other events

Other organisations run events that you might find interesting: here are some up and coming events occurring across the world for those with an interest in parasitology.

1st International Workshop On Bank Vole Research

Workshop on Bank Vole behaviour, biology, ecology and disease, from 11-12th May 2017 at University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland.

WorldLeish-6 Congress

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Geneva, have joined efforts to co-organize the WorldLeish-6 Congress in Toledo, Spain, 16th-20th May 2017.

Impact of Environmental Changes on Infectious Disease conference

IECID 2017, Trieste Italy 17th-19th May 2017, will bring together international researchers to discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.

BioMalPar XIII

Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite, XIII BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg 29th-31st May 2017.


TOXO-14 will bring the community of scientists interested in Toxoplasma gondii together from 31st May – 4th June at the Hotel dos Templarios in the beautiful and ancient town of Tomar.

6th International Conference on Plasmodium Vivax Research

The 6th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research will be held in Manaus, Brazil, from June 11–14, 2017.

A breath of fresh air: helminth protection from chronic and acute lung diseases

This two-day meeting at University of Winchester focuses on risk factors and mechanisms underlying important infectious and non-infectious lung diseases and addresses how helminths can influence susceptibility to these diseases.

ICIM-4 International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology

The 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM4) will be held 18–23rd August 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

Anaerobic protists: Integrating parasitology with mucosal microbiota and immunology

Newcastle upon Tyne, 31st Aug-3rd Sept 2017. The central theme of the event will be: “Integrating parasitology with mucosal microbiota and immunology”.

26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP 2017)

WAAVP 2017 will be held from the 4th to 8th September, 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme is ‘Combating Zoonoses: Strength in East – West Partnerships’.

4th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals

The Apicowplexa meeting will be held in the historic place of El Escorial (Madrid) from 11th to 14th October 2017.

Anthelmintics III: from Discovery to Resistance

The third in a series of international symposia focusing on all aspects of anthelmintic drugs. We aim to bring academic, commercial, medical and veterinary helminthologists together for 4 days of good science and communication.