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BAS Research Update Meeting 2022

Online - Thursday 9th June 2022

 

We are delighted to announce that registration for the Online BAS Research Update Meeting on Thursday 9th June 2022 is now open. 


To BOOK a place please login to your BAS account, then choose "Event Registration" from the right hand side column of the screen, then follow the registration process. There is no charge for this event if you are a BAS member.
 

Further details can be found HERE


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

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.

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.

Abstract deadline: End of day 31st May 2022. Please submit your abstracts here.

 

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.

 

Research participation opportunity: new communication partner training programme

Opportunity to participate in research and shape the development of a new communication partner training (CPT) programme for people with aphasia and their relatives in the United Kingdom 

We are looking for: 

  • researchers who have published on communication partner training for people with aphasia and their family members (or are currently conducting research in this field and haven’t published yet) to join us in a large-scale endeavour! 
AND/OR
  • SLTs with at least 12 months experience and who are currently working (or worked within last 12 months) in the NHS with patients/clients with aphasia and/or family members to join us in a national endeavour! 

 

We are using research evidence, theory, lived experience, and your research expertise to develop a new communication partner training programme for dyads (the person and their relative). We’re drawing on the two systematic reviews that exist (Simmons-Mackie et al., 2010; 2016) but also bringing in exciting theory to think how CPT should change people’s communication behaviours, and then feeding this into a large stakeholder consensus exercise. 

Through this stakeholder exercise (with researchers, speech and language therapists, people with aphasia, family members) we are hoping to agree what this CPT should include and what outcomes it should deliver for patients and relatives (if they were to receive it). This will form the basis for a follow-up research grant application where we test this new CPT in different sites around England in the UK. 

To take part, you would need to commit to completing two e-Delphi surveys (online) – one on the components of CPT and one on potential outcomes of the CPT. These will happen between April and October 2022.  

We are running 2 e-Delphis - one for researchers and one for UK-based SLTs. These overlap considerably! If you are eligible for either e-Delphi, please choose the e-Delphi that's most relevant to your main role (researcher OR UK SLT). Please only register for one e-Delphi. 

Information is available on our project website:  

For researchers: https://blogs.city.ac.uk/theaptproject/i-am-a-researcher/ 

 
For UK-based SLTs: https://blogs.city.ac.uk/theaptproject/i-am-a-speech-and-language-therapist/   

If you’d like to take part in one of these e-Delphis, please make sure you’ve registered for the project by 13th May 2022 – the consent forms are listed above. Those who give consent will automatically receive an email with a link to the survey. The deadline for completing Round 1 of the e-Delphi is 10th June 2022. 

If you have any queries about the project or what this opportunity means for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by contacting Dr Madeline Cruice m.cruice@city.ac.uk (Project Co-Lead) or Carla Magdalani carla.magdalani@city.ac.uk (Research Assistant).