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, 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

Round 1: 9 February 2022 (Notification date: 7 March 2022)

Round 2: 9 June 2022 (Notification date: 18 July 2022)

For further information contact the Conferences and Events Team at [email protected]

Application process

Applications must be made on the Focused Meetings proposal form:

Focused Meetings 2023 Proposal Form.doc  


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

Focused Meetings topics 2014–2020  


All applications will be reviewed by the members of the 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.