Scientific Programme

The BMSS has adopted a prudent approach in developing the 2021 Annual Meeting Scientific Programme, as the Society cannot predict any residual COVID-19 regulations that may be in force in September 2021. The Papers Secretary (in collaboration with colleagues) is currently developing an invigorating Scientific Programme that will be elucidated as details (e.g. Plenary/Keynote Speakers & Session Chairs) are confirmed.

BMSS41 Meeting Programme
BMSS41 (2021) will feature a two day (one night) format incorporating 2x plenary lectures, 12x keynote lectures, 36x contributed talks, 30x flash presentations, 6x partner presentations and an inclusive social evening.

BMSS41 COVID-19 Issues
The Society has architected BMSS41 with provision for social distancing. The lecture theaters that we have contracted are generous and will facilitate COVID-19 social distancing if such requirements are required by HMG in September 2021.

The BMSS is committed to a clear and unambiguous COVID-19 related cancellation/refund policy (see registration page).

BMSS41 Scientific Trajectory for 2021
The BMSS have identified several key scientific themes for BMSS41 (2021). These topics will be the basic categories that the papers sub-committee will use to segment submitted abstracts for BMSS41.

BMSS41 Key Scientific Themes for 2021

  • Medical, Clinical & Forensic Applications     
  • Inorganic & Isotope Ratio MS                                      
  • Instrument Development & Fundamental MS           
  • Biomacromolecular Structure                                    
  • MS in Virus Research                                                              
  • Lipidomics & Metabolomics                           
  • MS in Pharmaceutical Research                                 
  • Mass Spectrometry Imaging                                       
  • Complex Mixture Analysis & Separation Science      
  • Environmental and Food Analysis                                                      
  • Proteomics & Top Down MS                                       
  • Ambient Ionisation         
     

Abstract Submission Will Open On (or before) the 30th April 2021
 

BMSS41 Will Offer Three Options for Abstract Submission in 2021:

1. In-Person Oral PresentationThese will be traditional 20min oral presentations (15min + 5min Q&A). Presenters must be available to present in-person at Sheffield and by submitting your abstract you must consent to your oral presentation being recorded for ALL registered delegates to access on-line.

2. In-Person Flash Oral Presentation: These will be formatted as 5min + 4min Q&A and should comprise only a few slides. We strongly encourage early career researchers to submit abstracts for these presentations. You must be available and prepared to present in-person at Sheffield and by submitting your abstract you must consent to your oral presentation being recorded for ALL registered delegates to access on-line.

3. Digital Poster Presentation: This format will offer an on-line alternative to traditional poster presentations. This option should be selected by anyone who does not wish to/cannot commit to attending in-person and have chosen instead to register for the digital only conference channel. Please note that ALL on-line content will be available to both Digital Only and In-Person registered delegates.