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 was held at Dundee University from 2nd to 5th April 2017. The Meeting Report is available as a Bugbitten Blog, written by the BSP’s student representatives:

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.

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”.

Glycobiology in Infectious Disease

This two-day conference provides a platform for researchers investigating the multifactorial interface between glycobiology and the pathogenesis of parasites, viruses and bacteria.

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’.

71st Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (AVTRW) Annual Conference

The 71st Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (AVTRW) Annual Conference will take place at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, on 12th-13th September 2017.

Infectious Disease ‘Omics Course

Short course 18th-20th Sept at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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.

Concepts in Parasitology Course

A two-week course in November 2017 at ANU’s Kioloa campus offering students a unique opportunity to work with prominent Australian parasitologists and learn state-of-the-art research techniques.

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.

Woods Hole Immunoparasitology meeting (WHIP) 2018

This annual immunoparasitology meeting in Massachusetts, USA, is organised by Tracey Lamb (University of Utah) and De’Broski Herbert (University of Pennsylvania)

6th International Conference on Phthiraptera

The 6th International Conference on Phthiraptera will showcase the latest research on parasitic lice and louse-borne pathogens and endosymbionts.