Next Meeting

EPS Meeting: University College London. 6-7th January 2021

Please note that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 guidelines and will update with any changes if required.

The next scientific meeting of the EPS was scheduled to be held at University College London, in January 2021. Unfortunately, given government guidelines on large group meetings, and UCL’s current policies on hosting events we have made the decision to cancel this physical meeting, and instead will hold the January meeting online.

We plan to run the event over one and a half days, from lunchtime on Wednesday 6th January. The meeting will include the 9th EPS Frith Prize Lecture by Emma James, and we are inviting members to submit proposals for special symposia. We anticipate funding two or three smaller symposia, with each symposium including four speakers, and at least half the speakers are EPS members. We especially encourage early career researchers to submit symposium proposals.

Submissions should include a short paragraph (max 200 words) setting out the importance and timelines of the symposium topic, and the names of researchers who have informally agreed to participate. We also offer funds that can be used to bring the four symposium speakers together physically to deliver their talks, and benefit from in-person discussion. If you would like to request this funding to support your symposium, please include a breakdown of anticipated costs (travel, accommodation and subsistence for speakers) with your proposal.

Please submit proposals by email to by midnight (UK Time) on 1st October 2020 to allow consideration by the Committee at the October committee meeting.

In addition, we will be opening a portal for members and their guests to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The submission portals will open at 10am on Monday 5th October.

We plan to use Zoom to host the event as a webinar and are working on ways to encourage more opportunities for interaction, including using ‘Gather’ for social interactions, video poster boards, a mentoring session and the annual AGM.