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 organising committee, which 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.

Application process

Formal proposals for new Focused Meetings are currently closed while the application process is under review. Updated instructions will appear here when the review is complete.

If you wish to discuss a potential event informally, contact [email protected] in the first instance.

Society-Sponsored Conferences grant

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.

Closing dates for events taking place in 2024 are 1 June 2023 and 20 November 2023.