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Call for proposals for BSI Congress 2023

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We're delighted to announce that the 2023 British Society for Immunology Congress will be held in Belfast from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 December 2023.

Our Congress Committee is actively working on the scientific programme for 2023 and has confirmed the plenary session themes which are listed below. All BSI members are invited to submit parallel session proposals by the deadline of Monday 17 October 2022.

BSI Congress 2023 plenary session themes

  • Immune cells and microenvironments across the life course
  • Obesity, malnutrition, immunity and inflammation
  • Big data and informatics to bedside
  • Immune communications between tissue sites
  • Predicting antiviral host immunity in the context of inborn errors
  • Human genetic variation and variability of vaccine responses

The Congress Committee encourages BSI members to discuss and forward session proposals through one of the many BSI Regional and Affinity Groups. If you need assistance connecting with a BSI Regional and Affinity Group or have any questions about submitting a topic, please email

The Committee requests proposals for 1 hr 45 min sessions to maximise the number of topics that can be accepted. If you feel your topic may warrant a double session, please contact us to advise before pursuing this line of proposal. If you have a topic suggestion or session proposal you'd like to put forward, we recommend you discuss your ideas as soon as possible with a relevant BSI Regional or Affinity Group. Although not mandatory to submit a proposal with the support of one of the BSI Regional and Affinity Groups, it is encouraged. 

The British Society for Immunology strives to build a scientific programme of diverse speakers. Proposals are expected to ensure diversity across the selection of speakers and chairs, considering representation of people from all backgrounds, in line with the BSI's Diversity & Inclusion framework.

To submit a proposal, please use our proposal template and further guidelines document. Proposals using the template should be emailed to by Monday 17 October 2022. If you have any questions, please reach out to

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