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BAS International Biennial Conference 2021
Registration is open

Places limited! Please register early to avoid disappointment

Programme now available here


8, 9, 10, September 2021
Virtual conference, hosted by Newcastle University, UK

Keynote speakers
Deborah Hersh, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
David Howard, Newcastle University, UK
Beth Jefferies, York University, UK
Brenda Rapp, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA


You can register for the event on the BAS International Biennial Conference Website.

Please note that all attendees (including presenters) need to be members of BAS at the time of the event. 


Call for (general) Abstracts
The call for abstracts is now closed. 

 For further information about the conference, visit


BAS Special Award - Call now closed

 A funding opportunity for aspiring clinical academics with an interest in jargon aphasia.

Due to a generous bequest, the British Aphasiology Society is launching a one-off special award. The funding of up to £5000 will be awarded to a clinician who is interested in research for the benefit of people with jargon aphasia. The award will support a Speech and Language Therapist to engage with research activity in this area and should fund activity that could lead towards publications and/or further research activity and/or training.

The deadline for applications for the first call is 14 June 2021.
Please note, the lead applicant must be BAS member and based in the UK.

For further details, please see this page or contact BAS Seed Fund administrator Fiona Menger at


BAS Research Update Meeting 2021
Registration now closed

(Final information concerning access to the online event will be released no later than Sunday evening 13th June 2021)


Online RUM to be held on Tuesday 15th June 2021

BAS is thrilled to announce our yearly Research Update Meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th June 2021.
The event will be held online and is free to attend, but all attendees, including presenters, should be BAS members.

Event registration
We are delighted to announce that online registration for the RUM now open. The event is FREE. However, YOU MUST be a BAS member at the time of the event to attend the RUM. Places are limited! Please BOOK your place by logging in to your membership account on
We have a full days programme this year which will include a wide range of research projects. For more information on the program, please visit the BAS RUM 2021 Event page. More details will follow soon. 

For questions regarding the event, please send an email to  (Gillian Capriotti).


BAS Seed Fund 2021 - recipients announced

Despite the pandemic, the BAS committee received five high quality applications for this year’s seed fund.
So, in an unprecedented year, the committee made an unprecedented decision and awarded seed funding to all applications. This was possible due to a reduction in other costs for this financial year, mainly conference travel funding for members, since many events were cancelled, and committee travel costs, as all committee meetings were moved online.

For BAS, it is fantastic to be able to support a range of innovative and creative projects during such challenging times for clinicians and people with aphasia.

For more information on the projects that received this year's BAS Seed Fund, and for information on how to apply for funding for the next round, please visit our BAS Seed Funding pages HERE



8-10th September 2021

Newcastle University and BAS are delighted to announce that the BAS conference will take place on 8th to 10th September 2021, via virtual means. Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University will continue to host and welcome you to Newcastle, albeit virtually!

It is vital that the aphasia community has the opportunity to come together to debate and discuss aphasia, and we had a fascinating set of abstracts submitted for the postponed event in Sept 2020. Whilst there is reason for cautious optimism in terms of the pandemic, it remains unclear whether an in person, international conference will be able to go ahead next year.

We will therefore move BAS into the virtual world, taking advantage of a
conference platform that allows debate, discussion, and networking. We will be calling for abstracts again shortly, with an exciting mixture of presentation options. Please note, if you submitted an abstract for the 2020 event, we will be in touch with you directly to offer you the opportunity to present in some way at this conference and the opportunity to update your abstract if appropriate.

Further details to follow but in the meantime, hold the date and look forward to an interesting, innovative, environmentally friendly and sustainable conference experience! Please keep an eye on the BAS website, mailing list and Twitter announcements, or if you have any questions, please email:

Do you need funding to attend conferences or other events?

We know many events planned for 2021 are likely to be virtual/online, but you can still consider applying for funding, for example to cover the registration fee. The next deadline for funding is 15th January 2021. Click HERE for further information about applying for funding and for the conference support fund application form.