Preparation is now well underway for our Annual Conference 2022, which will see the Society return to its in-person annual meeting format following a two-year hiatus due to the global health crisis.

The Society is delighted to be going back to Belfast and its International Convention Centre that will host the organisation’s flagship meeting. The event will be running 4–7 April 2022.

The agenda is currently in production with our Scientific Conferences Panel to deliver an exciting and cutting-edge programme. Do continue to check back here for further information.

Abstracts & Posters


Annual Conference regularly attracts over 1,600 attendees for the UK’s largest annual gathering of microbiologists. It is designed to cover the breadth of microbiology research and its oral abstracts and posters reflect this comprehensive scientific programme.

The key abstract deadlines for Annual Conference 2022 are as follows:

Abstracts open: w/c 16 August 2021

Abstracts close: 10 December 2021

Notification of acceptance: from 14 January 2022.