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BSI Congress & BSI-CIPN Conference 2023 – a great success

Sunset at the ICC Belfast
ICC Belfast

The 2023 British Society for Immunology (BSI) Congress and BSI Clinical Immunology Professional Network (BSI-CIPN) Conference took place this week in Belfast. We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our speakers, presenters, chairs, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who helped make both events so successful!

BSI Congress 2023

The BSI Congress 2023 took place at the ICC Belfast from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 December. At our first-ever BSI Congress in Northern Ireland, we were delighted to welcome over 1,400 attendees – including 60 attending online. Thank you to our wonderful Congress Committee, and in particular our Congress Secretary, Professor Mark Coles, for all their hard work and dedication in bringing together such an excellent lineup of sessions and speakers.

Our congratulations go to our poster prize and Bright Sparks in Immunology winners. You can read more about them here. We were also delighted to award honorary lifetime membership to Professor Arne Akbar, Professor Allan Mowat and Dr Gitta Stockinger during the opening ceremony. You can read more about our new Honorary Members here.

BSI-CIPN Conference 2023

Our Clinical Immunology Professional Network (BSI-CIPN) held its official meeting at the ICC Belfast alongside the BSI Congress on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 December. The event attracted over 220 participants from across the UK, including more than 35 people attending online.

Thank you to our hard-working BSI-CIPN Programme Committee for assembling an engaging agenda relevant to all healthcare professionals working within clinical immunology.

Already missing #BSI23 and #BSICIPN23?

All abstracts are still available to view on the BSI-CIPN Conference and BSI Congress websites. Attendees will soon be contacted about how to access the recordings of different sessions (dependent on approval from the speaker).

Delegates should have now received an email containing a link to a feedback survey. Please do take some time to fill this out and tell us about your experiences. Hearing what you liked and what we could improve helps us to make our future conferences even better! Once you have returned your survey, you will be sent your certificate of attendance.

You can also explore the official hashtags and conference channels to see all the fantastic science and highlights from our immunology community:

Next time...

The BSI Congress will take a break next year as we all head to Dublin for the European Congress of Immunology on 1–4 September 2024. Find out more here.

But fear not, we'll be back in no time for the BSI Congress 2025! Follow @bsicongress to be the first to hear when we announce the date and location.

The BSI-CIPN Conference will return in 2024 – follow @BSI_CIPN and stay tuned for further details being announced soon!

We will have lots of fantastic events next year! To make sure you don't miss out, double check you have signed up to receive BSI emails and the magazine in our membership portal (click 'communication preferences' on the right hand side). If you're not a BSI member yet, sign up now to be part of one of the largest networks in the world for those interested in the immune system and receive lots of benefits, such as grants and significant discounts to attend events and training.