In April 2024, the British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting comes to Liverpool, a city that has long been a home to parasitology and to a vibrant community of researchers dedicated to combatting parasitic diseases in the UK and worldwide.
BSP 2024 will bring the parasitological community together to discuss the latest findings in parasite biology and progress in controlling disease. Our ambition is for the meeting to reach across divides, whether they be between parasites, all our scientific sessions that cut across taxonomy, or between countries, nearly half of our invited speakers come from outside the UK, or between generations, half of our speakers will be early-career researchers.
Scientific sessions will span the complete parasitological spectrum. From discovering the basic principles of parasite biology (‘Antigenic variation’, ‘Evolutionary origins of parasitism’), including the latest trends in parasite research (‘Cellular heterogeneity’, ‘Subcellular structure’, ‘Population variation’, ‘Organoid infection models’, ‘Parasite-immune interactions’, ‘Parasite-microbiome interactions’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’), to applied parasitology for controlling disease (‘Drug development’, ‘Disease elimination’, ‘Epidemiology’, ‘Veterinary vaccines’, ‘Vector control’).
In addition, the BSP Spring Meeting will renew its association with British Ecological Society, which will present two sessions on ‘Parasite wildlife ecology’ and ‘Complex ecology data analysis’.
Besides our scientific sessions, BSP 2024 will feature a poster exhibition that, for the first time, will include video abstracts, as well as two genome database training workshops with accreditation for pre-registered delegates. At lunchtimes, we will be joined by special guest speakers to lead conversations on professional parasitology, how best to implement successful equality and inclusion and career development practices.
Save the dates, submit your abstract from 1st November; we look forward to welcoming the global parasitological community to Liverpool in April 2024.
Registration and Abstract submission here