Welcome to the new BAS website!

We have recently upgraded the site to allow members to renew and pay for their membership online.  The vast majority of members need to renew before April 1st 2019, this is becuase we are switching from taking payments by standing order to either direct debit OR credit/debti card.  We hope to introduce more features to members as part of the upgrade over time, but for now we are focussed on getting everyone's membership renewed with our limited resources!

You should have received an email from the membership secretary (membership-secretary@bas.org.uk). But if you've not already re-registered and paid please follow the instructions you can find here.

Do you use better Conversations with Aphasia?

Dr Suzanne Beeke and the team at UCL have launched a 15 minute survey to investigate user experiences of the  Better Conversations with Aphasia online resource, how it shapes practice, and barriers to using it more frequently. If you are a registered user, tell us your experiences here


Research Update Meeting - June 6th 2019

Our next event is our Research Update Meeting at the University of Reading, Thursday June 6th 2019. 

The Research Update Meeting is a forum to present ongoing work in aphasia. Projects can be at any stage of development or completion. The meeting is designed to be an open and friendly environment, with an audience of clinicians, students, researchers and clinical-academics. It offers the opportunity to receive feedback on ideas and to keep up-to-date on current research activities. 

The program for the event can be viewed here

This event is free of charge to attend, but all attendees of BAS events (including presenters) must be
members of the society, and must book a place through "event registration" on the BAS website (this becomes visible when you are logged in as a member). To join, please visit: https://bas.org.uk 

The BAS Clinical Symposium 2019 


Connections: Research to Rehabilitation 

Abstract information requirements - DEADLINE EXTENDED
Word processed abstracts should be submitted electronically to BAS.2019@uea.ac.uk no later than 17 April 2019, midnight (GMT) (this is the extended deadline). Abstracts should be structured under the following headings: background, method, results/findings, discussion. Word limit is 400 words and authors should cite no more than 4 references. Abstracts must not contain figures or tables. Please use 'BAS2019 abstract submission' in the subject line. 
The presentation options are: 1) Oral presentation; 2) Lightening talk; 3) Workshop; 4) 5 minute 'soapbox'; 5) Multi-media submission, for example a YouTube clip, film or documentary; or 6) Poster.
For the 'soapbox' we are encouraging people to share cases from clinical practice or research that were successful, or where there were learning opportunities, that would be of interest to the audience. These abstracts can be structured under the following headings: background to the case (maintaining confidentiality); what was done, e.g. the assessment or intervention used; discussion of key learning points; and take home messages. 
Please outline your top three preferences in your email (where 1 is your first preference for presentation).  
All contributing authors should be named in the abstract with their respective affiliations and contact details. A single corresponding author should be clearly identified. Abstracts will be independently reviewed anonymously by two members of the scientific committee. Authors will be notified in June 2019.
For enquiries please contact:  Dr Ciara Shiggins (Chair of Organising Committee)
Deadline: Midnight (GMT), April 17th 2019
Email: BAS.2019@uea.ac.uk