Registration & abstract submission

Please note that abstract submission & registration for the 2023 symposium are CLOSED.

Key dates

  • August 4, 2023: abstract submission closes
  • August 23, 2023: notification to authors (announcement who will be invited for an oral/poster/pitch presentation)
  • August 25, 2023: registration deadline

Abstract guidelines

  • Submit your abstract via the dedicated submission form
  • Abstracts must be in English
  • The abstract title can be max 200 characters (including spaces)
  • The abstract text (without the title and author information) must not exceed 1750 characters (including spaces)
  • Each participant can submit max 2 abstracts
  • When submitting your abstract, you will need to select the session that best fits your abstract: (1) Fundamental research in phage ecology, (2) Fundamental research in phage biology, or (3) Present and future applications

All submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee. The best proposals will be considered for oral or poster (pitch) presentations. Results will be communicated by email to the presenting author.

Instructions for presenters

To be provided later to the presenters

Poster/pitch award

BSVoM, together with its sponsors, is pleased to award prizes for the best poster and the best 3 min pitch talk. A dedicated jury will select the winners. If you wish to participate, please indicate this in the abstract submission form.

Please note that only BSVoM members are eligible for the best poster or pitch award. Every person with an interest in Belgian research, development and applications of viruses of microbes can become a member, free of charge. We encourage bachelor and master students with a keen interest in viruses of microbes to apply for membership too.


  • Once the registration form is completed, the registration fee of €25 should be transferred as soon as possible to BSVoM's bank account: BE08 7370 6548 1713 (BIC/SWIFT KREDBEBBXXX).
  • Please indicate if you need an invoice
  • There is no refund in case of cancellation
  • The acceptance of an abstract does not mean free-of-charge participation. Registration, travel and accommodation will remain at the charge of abstract presenters.
  • For any questions about your registration, please contact us at