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Student Prize Competitions now Open

We are excited to announce that the 2022 BAS Student Prize competitions (Essay Prize and Project Prize) are open. Please note that the deadline for entries is Monday 8th August. Please encourage any eligible students to submit an entry.
Please see the following page for more details: Student prizes (
We look forward to reading the submissions, as always!

BAS needs a new chair - applications open

Our current chair, Rachel Hatchard, is reaching the end of her term in this role. Often, the next Chair will be someone else from the BAS Committee, but at this time, no current Committee members are in a position to step into this role.
This is an unpaid role, but one which brings various benefits, e.g., career development, networking, experience of leadership and teamwork, etc. The role is for up to three years. Ideally, the new Chair will be able to start shadowing asap, and step into the role over the summer, but at the latest by September.
The role responsibilities written in the BAS 'constitutional' documents are as follows:

  • Organise and conduct committee meetings and the AGM including Chair’s report.
  • Oversee changes in the committee, and committee business.
  • Implement decisions made by the committee, through personal action and delegation.
  • Support services and functions carried out by the Society.
  • Liaise with members of the Society, and promote external contacts. Represent the Society.
  • Maintain an overview of the Society, bearing in mind its constitutional aims, and ensuring that its activities support these.
  • Consider future directions and overall strategy. 

Please note, to ensure genuine interest in the Society, candidates must have been a BAS member for at least three years.
Application procedure: Please send a short statement (approximately one half-page of A4) describing your background, why you would like the role of Chair and how you feel you would be suited to it. This should be sent to

These statements will then be sent to BAS members for them to vote on (even in the event that only one person sends a statement, this would still be sent to members to just confirm that person becoming Chair).
Any questions about the role can be sent to Rachel Hatchard at . Please also copy these enquiries to Steve Naylor at . We look forward to hearing from you!

BAS Therapy Symposium 2022
(1st-2nd September 2022)


The provisional programme is now available! Click here to view.

Click HERE to go to the event registration page

The British Aphasiology Society (BAS) is pleased to announce that the Therapy Symposium 2022 will be hosted by the Division of Language and Communication Science at City, University of London.

The event will be held online on 1st and 2nd September 2022. Please note this event will take place online via Zoom. Attendees will need to have a Zoom account to access the webinar, a free Zoom account can be set up at registration.

To register for the Symposium - you must already be (or become) a member of BAS (registration required  BAS registration number). You can join HERE

The Symposium offers the opportunity to learn about clinically relevant research and contemporary clinical practice in a variety of formats including posters, lightning talks, standard and longer presentations, then latter allowing more detailed discussion of new aphasia treatments. Online discussion will be actively encouraged and supported.

Call for Abstracts:

The scientific committee of BAS Therapy Symposium 2022 welcomes abstracts on clinically relevant aphasia research and/or practice from any professional background. Abstracts will be independently reviewed by the scientific committee. Please click here [PDF] to download the detailed call for abstracts which includes a summary of presentation types available and guideines on formatting the submission.


Please follow the Division of Language and Communication Science at City, University of London (@CityLCS) and British Aphasiology Society (@BasAphasia) on Twitter for updates on the symposium.

Attendance at City events is subject to their terms and conditions.