Focused Meeting proposals

Our Scientific Conferences Committee (SCC) is calling upon our members to submit proposals for Focused Meetings to feature as part of our 2020 and 2021 events programme. These meetings can be focused on any specific topics that will bring communities together who are looking to network, connect and share their research and discoveries.

If SCC agrees for the Society to support your meeting, the event will be delivered in collaboration with the session organisers, who will lead on the scientific aspects, and the Society's Conference and Events team, who will provide full secretariat and logistical support.

The next deadline for proposals is Friday 11 October 2019. For further information contact Laura Crick, Head of Conferences and Events at l.crick@microbiologysociety.org.

Application process

Focused Meeting guidelines can be downloaded below:

Focused Meetings guidelines  


Applications must be made on the Focused Meetings proposal form:

Focused Meeting Proposal Form  


Applicants should check the list of recently-covered topics prior to submission:

Focused Meetings topics 2014–2019  


Applications are reviewed by the members of Scientific Conferences Committee.