13th Mar 2020

The BMSS is dynamically responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in a proportionate way.  The BMSS will rigorously follow UK Government (i.e. Public Health England) advice and/or instructions regarding public meetings in the UK.

The BMSS has three affiliated SIG meetings, one affiliated training course, and the Society’s 41st Annual Meeting currently scheduled within 2020.  The BMSS Executive Committee and the coordinators of the four affiliated meetings are currently reviewing their respective event plans in light of the COVID-19 situation.

In the event that any, or all, of the Society’s meetings are cancelled as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, all registered delegates will receive a full refund of their registration fees, and all sponsors/exhibitors will have their event related contractual obligations summarily cancelled.  Delegates are further advised to exercise due diligence before entering into personal contractual arrangements with hotel accommodation and travel providers for event related bookings. 


UPDATED 1st April 2020

The BMSS has now CANCELLED the following four affiliated meetings within 2020:

  1. BMSS Imaging SIG Meeting (Sheffield Hallam University, 06-MAY).
  2. MIB/Skyline Training Course (MIB Manchester, 29 JUN – 03 JUL).
  3. BMSS Biomacromolecular Structure SIG Meeting (Nottingham University, 01-02 JUL).
  4. BMSS EFASIG2020 (23 JUL).

Please visit the BMSS meetings page for further details:


Status of the 41st BMSS Annual Meeting (BMSS41):

We continue to review the viability of our Society’s Annual Meeting at Sheffield (BMSS41, 08-10 September 2020). In light of the prevailing COVID-19 situation the Society has initiated a discussion on alternate Annual Meeting options (see below).


BMSS COVID-19 Public Consultation:

The BMSS Committee now wishes to canvas colleagues’ views on the Society’s proposal to hold a virtual Annual Meeting (iBMSS41) in 2020 if the COVID-19 pandemic frustrates a traditional ‘analogue’ event. Please go the discussion page and contribute to the discussion:

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