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Congress Committee

The primary focus of the Congress Committee is to be responsible for the planning and delivery of the BSI’s flagship event, BSI Congress, which takes place two out of every three years.

In particular, the committee reviews and approves the scientific programme for Congress, and is involved, as required, in organising and chairing specific sessions, and reviewing abstracts. It also plans events such as public engagement activities linked to the conference, and general conference organisation. The committee works closely with staff and conference organisers to ensure the success of the conference.

The committee also reviews the BSI contribution to the European and International Congresses of Immunology as required.

The Congress Committee meets at least 3 times a year and members are appointed for a four year period. Click here to read the Terms of Reference for this committee.

Congress Committee members responsible for the BSI Congress 2023 scientific programme are:

Name  Role Location  Start Date  End Date 
Tracy Hussell President Manchester

January 2023

December 2026
Fiona Culley Treasurer     London  January 2018 December 2025
Mark Coles Congress Secretary Oxford October 2019  December 2025
Colin Dayan Clinical Secretary Cardiff January 2020 December 2023
Edith Hessel Member London July 2023 June 2027
Daniel O'Connor Early Career Member Oxford January 2022 December 2025
Graham Cook Member Leeds January 2021 December 2024
Helen McGettrick Member Birmingham January 2022 December 2025
Henry McSorley Member Dundee January 2022 December 2025
James Harker Member London  January 2021  December 2024
James Thaventhiran Clinical Member Cambridge January 2022 December 2025
Laura Rivino Member Bristol January 2022 December 2025
Margarita Dominguez-Villar     Member London January 2021 December 2024
Sandra Sacre   Member Brighton     January 2021 December 2024