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 2017 scientific meeting took place in Brussels (VUB) on Friday 5 May 2017.

Guidelines for abstracts

Abstract format

Font:               Default

Font size:         11

Line spacing:    Default

Alignment:       Left and right justification


Abstract should contain following information: 

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


List of authors: Name, initials and superscript for affiliation

Affiliation: font size 9. Maximum 400 characters including spaces. All affiliations in the same paragraph (no returns). Include email of corresponding author (email of coauthors is optional).


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


Abstracts must be submitted as a Word or Rich Text Format file to: 

Abstract guidelines, example and template
Abstract guidelines 2015.doc
Microsoft Word Document 26.0 KB

2017 awards

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 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.