BSPD Annual Conference

The 2020 BSPD Annual Conference has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regrettably, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference from September 15-18 has been postponed. The Society’s Executive Committee and the 2020 Local Organising Committee have decided that, in view of the uncertainty we all face and the pressures on our members, postponement is in everyone’s best interests.

Our plan is to hold the ‘2020Vision’ conference in Liverpool but in 2021 with the same wonderful line-up of speakers and venues.  The key dates for submissions and bookings for 2021 are available on our Conference website here.

The postponement decision has raised a variety of questions around our annual awards and prizes. You can learn more about this year's arrangements for awards and prizes here.  Please note that we ask you not to submit further abstracts for 2020 via the conference website.

The Executive Committee wants to ensure the Society’s official business can be progressed transparently and efficiently despite not holding the AGM at the annual conference. We will report back on how we plan to do this once we have discussed our options.

We hope you keep well and we urge you to get in touch with the Society if you have any queries by emailing our administrator Neil Sutcliffe at

We will be back in touch with more detail soon and, in the meantime, thank you in advance for your understanding.

With our very best wishes

On behalf of the BSPD 2020 Local Organising Committee,

Please visit our conference website.

The 2021 programme will be available here.