The BSPP organises one scientific meeting a year, with the specific aim to provide a platform to young scientists to present their research and to network. The meeting is sometimes a joint initiative with other European societies (e.g. Dutch Society for Parasitology). These scientific meetings encompass all fields of parasitology and protistology: from entomology over helminthology to protistology and from molecular biology over epidemiology to parasite and protist ecology.

The 2018 scientific meeting will be a joint meeting of the Belgian Society of Parasitology and Protistology (BSPP), Irish Society of Parasitology (ISP), the British Association for Veterinary Parasitology (BAVP) and the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC)  taking place in Brussels on 3rd and 4th May 2018.


Guidelines for abstracts

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Title: Capitals, bold and centered. Single paragraph (no returns). Maximum 200 characters including spaces.


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Abstract of maximum 300 words. No subtitles and no empty lines between paragraphs (no double returns).


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Internist-infectioloog Meta Roestenberg van het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) ontvangt de Boehringer-Ingelheim prijs voor haar onderzoek in de translationele parasitologie. Roestenberg werkt aan experimentele klinische studies die moeten leiden tot een snellere en goedkopere ontwikkeling van nieuwe medicijnen en vaccins. More info.

The 2018 Zoetis travel Grant was awarded to Irina Matetovici  (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp) to attend the The European Congress of Entomology  (Naples,Italy), 2-6 July, 2018. Read about her experience here.

Guy Caljon (University of Antwerp) received the Merial Award on 18 May 2017 in Utrecht for his work on insect-transmitted parasitic infections. More info.

Eline Eberhardt (University of Antwerp) was awarded the Avia-GIS award for the best presentation at the Joint spring meeting of the Belgian Society of Parasitology & Protistology (BSPP) and the Netherlands Society of Parasitology (NVP) on 20th May 2016.

Title of the presentation: Molecular detection of infection homogeneity and impact of miltefosine treatment in a Syrian Golden hamster model of Leishmania donovani  and L. infantum visceral leishmaniasis. 

The 2017 Zoetis travel Grant was awarded to Franck Dumetz (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp) to attend the WorldLeish6 conference, Toledo (Spain), May 16-20, 2017.

Read about his experience here.