Scottish Microbiology Association (SMA)


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The Spring 2016 meeting will take place at the Grand Central Hotel Glasgow on 22nd-23rd April. For early bird discount bookings by 25th March BOOK NOW. For further information go to the meetings page. 

The presentation of original work is encouraged during our free paper sessions at meetings. This is always a valuable experience for the presenter and is well received by the delegates. Each short paper (10 minutes) may cover original research and / or a case report. Those accepted to present a short paper receive free registration for the meeting and the best short paper presented by a non-Consultant grade SMA member is awarded a prize of up to £600 towards registration accommodation and travel at a relevant national or international meeting.


The PanCeltic Microbiology 2016 meeting will take place at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin on 21st – 22nd October.

For further information go to the meetings page. 





The aim of the organisation is to promote clinical and scientific interest in Medical Microbiology in Scotland and maintain a close link with other Celtic microbiology associations:

  • The Welsh Microbiology Association (WMA)
  • The Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists (ISCM)

The SMA endeavours to hold 2 meetings per year (Spring and Autumn) and maintain its affiliation with the WMA and ISCM through the bi-annual PanCeltic meetings (hosted this year by the ISCM in Dublin).

The SMA is affiliated with the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC), Federation of European Societies for Chemotherapy and for Infections (FESCI) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)                     


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The Scottish Microbiology Association was founded in 1992 by former presidents Dr. Gavin Lindsay and Dr. Jim McGavingan.



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