BMSS Environmental & Food Analysis SIG meeting 2020

Welcome to the event page for the BMSS Environmental & Food Analysis Special Interest Group (EFASIG) Meeting 2020.


Following publication by Public Health England (16-MAR-20) of their COVID-19 Guidance for Mass Gatherings (and subsequent guidance). The EFASIG Coordinators have decided, with regret, that it is prudent to CANCEL the EFASIG2020 meeting scheduled for 23-JUL-20.

All registered delegates will have their fees refunded in full. Refunds may not show on delegates' card accounts for up to four weeks. Registered delegates who have not received their refund by the 21-APR-20 should contact the BMSS Administrator:

All sponsors' and exhibitors' contractual obligations will be cancelled, for this event, and any pre-payments will be refunded in full.

EFASIG will not be rescheduled within 2020. We plan to evaluate options to reschedule in spring/summer 2021. Information on our future plans will be posted on the BMSS website and circulated via the BMSS News Group.

Thank you for your understanding!


Key Themes

  • Environment
  • Health
  • Exposure


Invited Keynote Speaker

Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, University of Bath, United Kingdom.


ECR Participation

The EFASIG is committed to welcoming ECRs to its meetings. BMSS Student Members will be eligible for discounted EFASIG2020 registration.


Leon Peters Award for Early Career Researchers

A prize of £350 will be awarded to the best-submitted ECR abstract. In addition the winner will be invited to deliver the afternoon keynote lecture.


BMSS Travel Grants

Qualifying BMSS members are eligible to apply to the Society’s John Beynon Travel and Conference fund for assistance. Click here for more information.


BMSS Carers Support Grants

Qualifying BMSS members may apply to the Society’s Carers Support Fund for assistance. Click here for more information.


University of Leicester Carers Support Grants

The University of Leicester offers an alternate source for carers support funding. To obtain further information please e-mail:



On-line registration is now open. During the registration process you will be invited to 'opt in' to including your redacted details in the Event Attendee List (name and affiliation only, not your email or telephone number). Please review the BMSS policy here and if you consent to this policy you can check the box to permit the BMSS to include you.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentation are actively invited. On-line abstract submission is now open. 



For general enquiries, sponsorship & exhibitor enquiries, or to register your interest in presenting at EFASIG2020 please contact the local organizer Dr Michael Wilde: