Focused Meeting proposals

The Society organises a varied programme of Focused Meetings each year, bringing together those with shared scientific interests to hear the latest research, form connections and collaborate with others working in the same field of microbiology.

All Society members are welcome to submit Focused Meeting proposals. If approved for inclusion in the Society’s events programme, the meeting 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 support and manage all logistical and operational aspects.

Upcoming deadlines

Applications are currently closed.

For further information contact the Conference team at [email protected]

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 2014–2020  


Applications are reviewed by the members of Scientific Conferences Panel.

Please submit your proposal to [email protected]

Society-sponsored conferences

Members are invited to apply for up to £2,000 to cover the costs of funding invited speakers travel, accommodation, registration and subsistence. For further details and to apply please visit the Society-Sponsored Conference Grants page.