BAS International Conference 2024



The BAS Committee are very excited to announce that the British Aphasiology Society Conference 2024 will be hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester. The conference will take place between the 16th and 18th September 2024 and will be a hybrid format

The conference explores three strands: aphasia theory, clinical practice and future directions.

The conference programme spans three full days and we are excited to announce that the seven keynote speakers who have agreed to present within the theory strand are:
 
16th September

  • Aura Kagan, Executive Advisor of the Aphasia Institute

  • Professor Argye Hillis

 
17th September

  • Swathi Kiran, Associate Dean for Research

  • Professor David Howard

  • Professor Chris Code 

 
18th September

  • Professor Cathy Price

  • Matt Lambon Ralph, Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

 
The practice strand of the conference offers clinicians the opportunity to talk about how they work with people with aphasia. The strand will focus on presenting rationales for intervention, describing therapy techniques and measuring impact. We are keen to encourage current clinicians to present their practice, with mentoring support available for presenters, if they would like it.

The final strand, future directions, will allow both researchers and clinicians to present their thoughts or research about what aspects of aphasia management might be relevant in the future and provide information to inform our future practice.
 
The online/in-person costs of the conference are:

  • Early Bird (deadline 28th June): 1 day £80.00, 2 days £155.00 and 3 days £230.00

  • Conference attendance (after early bird deadline): 1 day £100, 2 days £180.00 and 3 days £260.00

  • Online or student attendance: 1 day £80.00, 2 days £155.00 and 3 days £230.00

BOOK HERE BEFORE THE EARLY BIRD RATE EXPIRES!

(remember that for tax reasons - to avoid the Society paying Corporattion tax - you must be a BAS member to attend)

 
Abstract submission

If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster and/or a verbal presentation, it should be no longer than 400 words and should contain:

For the practice strand - rationale, therapy techniques, outcomes
For the future directions strand - background information, methodology, results and discussion
 
For all abstract submissions, please submit a word document including a front sheet with your name, email address, place of work and whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a poster or a verbal presentation. A second sheet should then contain the title of your work and your abstract.
 
Abstracts should be submitted to EventsOffice@dmu.ac.uk by the 30th May 2024.