British Society for Parasitology Conference

Join the British Society for Parasitology for their four-day online conference sponsored by the Parasites & Pathogens Special Interest Group

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Come along for this exciting programme focused on general and specialist aspects of parasitology, sponsored by our Parasites & Pathogens Special Interest Group and with discounted rates for BES members. The event will be held online with a platform designed to maximise opportunities for interaction, through live Q&A sessions, breakout discussion rooms and virtual trade stands for our exhibitors and sponsors.

The meeting will run across two streams. The main science stream will incorporate a mix of varied high quality themed scientific sessions, keynote speakers and presentations by postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. The second, specialist stream, will include:

  • A series of talks from the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory
  • Sessions focused on schistosomiasis, curated by Prof Mike Doenhoff and Prof Tony Walker;
  • A session on gender and racial equality in science, focusing on what parasitologists can do to address those issues.

Topics & speakers

This conference covers a range of topics across its sessions, including:

  • Ecology and Evolution – Sponsored by the Parasites & Pathogens Special Interest Group
  • Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Drugs, Vaccines and Disease Control
  • Interactions with Hosts and Vectors
  • Diagnosis and Biomarkers
  • Surveillance, Epidemiology, Stigma and Public Health
  • Schistosomes
  • Infectious Diseases Data Observatory
  • Minorities, Gender and Decolonising Parasitology

A huge array of speakers have also already been announced, which you can find out about here.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission for posters and talks is open until 4 June 2021. Find out how to submit your abstract here.


Registration is currently open up until the final day of the conference, on 25 June.

  • Student/Retired BSP or BES Members: £30
  • BSP or BES Ordinary Members: £90
  • Members in low-income countries: Free
  • Non-members: £180

If you are a BES member and want to obtain the discount code to purchase your ticket, click here.

Find out more & register here