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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. To contact the Committee, please email Laura Anderson

   

Name 
Role
Location 
Start Date 
End Date 
Arne Akbar
President
London

January 2018

December 2022
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
Alexandra Spencer Member     Oxford June 2019 June 2023
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
John Tregoning Member London June 2019 June 2023
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