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BSI Congress 2023

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The UK’s top immunology conference is back – this year we are coming to the wonderful city of Belfast from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 December 2023!

Our flagship event attracts over 1,500 attendees and provides the perfect opportunity to connect with the UK and international immunology community. The extensive programme boasts a diverse selection of immunology topics covering cutting-edge research from leading scientists around the world. We also have a range of networking opportunities to allow you to exchange ideas and build links to aid your next career step.

Join us for an exciting and innovative mix of the highest quality basic and translational immunology research from around the world.

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Keynote speaker

We are delighted that Dr Ronald Germain from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, USA will be joining us as our keynote speaker at BSI Congress 2023. He will be presenting ‘Visualising immunity – insights from multiplex dynamic and static tissue-scale imaging’ at 18:00 on Monday 4 December.

5 reasons to submit an abstract

  1. Disseminate your latest research ideas and make your work accessible
  2. Gain recognition in the immunology community
  3. Debate immunology in a friendly atmosphere
  4. Start discussions that can lead to future collaborations
  5. Compete for a £250 poster prize


Abstract submission for oral presentations is closed, but you can still submit an abstract for the chance to present your work as a poster and connect with peers at the UK's biggest immunology event. The deadline for late-breaking abstracts is Friday 20 October.

Programme highlights

Plenary Sessions

  • Human genetic variation and variability of vaccine responses
    Exploring the relationship between human genetic variation and immune responses
  • Predicting antiviral host immunity in the context of inborn errors
    Recent advances in antiviral immunity following discovery of several novel IEI
  • Immune communications between tissue sites
    New insights on immune regulation and communication across and within tissues
  • Big data and informatics to bedside
    New opportunities for data and informatics-driven immunology
  • Immune cells and microenvironments across the life course
    How the dynamic interplay between immune cells and their tissue microenvironment impact clinical medicine
  • Obesity, malnutrition, immunity and inflammation
    Nutritional immunology and the mechanisms underlying obesity-induced changes in immune cell function

Plus 30 exciting parallel sessions across 25 immunology themes!

BSI AGM – have your say!

17:30–18:00, Tuesday 5 December

We would like to encourage all BSI members to join us at our 2023 Annual General Meeting. This is your opportunity to find out more about the work of your Society, what activities we have carried out in the past year and what we are doing to support our members and represent immunology in the UK.

BSI Congress for all

Ensuring that the BSI Congress is inclusive is extremely important to us. We are pleased to offer an onsite crèche to provide subsidised childcare for delegates’ children of all ages. You will need to register for this service in advance. There are other provisions already in place, such as breastfeeding facilities, prayer and quiet rooms, and access for parents and carers. To make our Congress more accessible to a wider audience, we’re also providing an online option for delegates unable to attend in-person, including access to all the scientific sessions and an online poster gallery.

Exhibitors and sponsors

The generous contributions of our corporate sponsors enable us to offer our community another Congress to remember.

We’re immensely grateful for their invaluable support and we’d like to encourage all our delegates to explore the exhibition centre and tap into the expertise of our wonderful exhibitors who can answer questions and provide hands-on demonstrations of the latest technologies and products.

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Bright Sparks in Immunology

12:30–16:00, Monday 4 December

Our showcase of work from early career researchers in immunology. Bright Sparks in Immunology provides PhD students and early career postdocs with experience of presenting their work to a large audience and debating immunology in a friendly atmosphere. This exciting event combines competition with excellent science and networking.

Supporting sessions and industry satellite symposia

There will be many opportunities to learn about the important work being carried out in industry and the research, technologies and products that could help your own work. Keep an eye on the programme for exciting sessions offering delegates a chance to familiarise themselves with the latest advances in research and technology.

You can follow @bsicongress on Twitter and check the event hashtag #BSI23 on social media to stay up to date. If you have any questions, please email


BSI-CIPN Conference 2023

Monday 4 to Tuesday 5 December 2023, ICC Belfast

The BSI-CIPN Conference will be held alongside the BSI Congress and is an essential event for consultants, trainees, nurses and scientists working within clinical immunology. The agenda covers a wide range of topics relevant to clinical immunology research and practice, addressing the latest thinking around key medical, scientific, educational and management issues. Register to hear from leading experts in the field on the latest advances in clinical science and patient care, plus unique opportunities to network with peers and industry partners. Discounts are available for attending both events; please get in contact with our events team at and for further details please visit the BSI-CIPN website.