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.

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Upcoming BSP events

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

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.

BSP Spring Meeting 2020

It is with great regret that the Trustees of the BSP announce the cancellation of the Spring meeting 2020 in Edinburgh due to the travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

BSP Autumn Symposium 2020

The 2020 BSP Autumn Symposium has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Next year’s Autumn Symposium will be at Bristol and the Keele meeting will now be held in autumn 2022.

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.

Parasites: Battle for Survival

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will explore Scotland’s role in the fight to eliminate tropical diseases by tackling the parasites that cause them. Parasites: Battle for Survival will examine five deadly diseases, which together affect 1 in 18 people around the world and thrive in areas lacking access to clean water, healthcare and adequate sanitation.

Gordon Research Conference: Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions 2020

The Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Basis of Parasitism by Eukaryotic Pathogens, June 14-19, 2020. The meeting will be held at the beautiful Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW)

The Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) ( has initiated a congress series called “International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW)” and the next meeting will be held in Kruger National Park, South Africa on 6-9 September 2020

2nd Hydra Conference on Parasitic Helminths – New Perspectives in Biology and Infection

Registration is now open for the 2nd Hydra Conference on Parasitic Helminths – New Perspectives in Biology and Infection. The Conference will be held at the Bratsera Hotel, Hydra, Greece, from 30 August to 4 September 2020. The closing date for registration will be Friday 28 February 2020.

Summer course in Entomology in France, July 2020

The title of the course will be: “‘Hands on’ Course on Arthropods of Medical and Veterinary Significance: A global perspective, from theory to practice”, highlighting the ‘Global and One Health’ thematic approach chosen for this summer school.

Royal Microscopical Society Flow Cytometry Course 2020

The Royal Microscopical Society Flow Cytometry Course 2020 will be held at University of York on 14-18 September 2020