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BMS AGM and Annual Conference 2020 Cranfield University

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Dear Fellow Mycologists,

BMS Annual Conference 15th-17th September 2020 – Fungi and the Environment


Postponed until 22nd-25th March, 2021


After much debate and discussion, we have, unfortunately, decided that the BMS Annual Conference to be held at Cranfield University will be postponed until next year to the week of the 22nd March, 2021. In the present circumstances, the lack of clarity with regard to a range of aspects has influenced our decision:

  1.  Our ability to ensure that all attendees can interact safely in the context of existing and possible social distancing recommendations nationally due to COVID-19
  2. The University being open for this kind of event, which involves a significant amount of personal interaction, an important aspect of our meeting scientifically and socially
  3. The potential problems related to some attendees travelling to the UK from other parts of the world, which are unknown at the present time
  4. Potential problems related to our planned social events as well as the related catering and accommodation


As 2021 is the 125th Anniversary of the BMS we will be examining with the BMS Council and the FBR Committee additional events which may be held at the same time. This will probably result in the Conference being extended for a further day, with some additional and appropriate sessions. We also hope to include a session specifically aimed at PhD research students and recent post-doctoral scientists.

We sincerely hope that the existing and exciting Programme of invited speakers we have will all still be able to attend.

Rest assured we will be making all the necessary adjustments for this to be a safe conference and will be adding some Sessions and Events to reflect the importance of this very special occasion in which we are celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Society.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Cranfield in March, 2021.

Angel Medina and Naresh Magan Local Organisers for the BMS

Further details about this event will be added to this page as they become available, so please check on a regular basis.