Research Update Meeting - 6th June 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 full programme will be
advertised in April.

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

This event is free of charge to attend, but all attendees of BAS events (including presenters) must be
members of the society. To join, please visit: Registration is not yet open. Please
keep an eye out for updates from BAS.

Call for project summaries

This year's meeting at the University of Reading has an open theme. We welcome submissions on topics
from across the spectrum of aphasia related work (assessment, rehabilitation, theoretical projects, clinically
based projects, impairment, activity, participation, well-being, community projects and so on.). We also
welcome submissions from projects looking beyond stroke and/or left hemisphere aphasia (e.g. progressive
aphasias, right hemisphere stroke/brain injury or aphasia resulting from neurological disorders aside from stroke).
Please submit a summary of your research idea or project here

Deadline for summaries: Monday March 4th, 2019

The BAS Clinical Symposium 2019, University of East Anglia, September 9th and 10th, 2019.


The theme of the Clinical Symposium is - Connection: Research and Rehabilitation 

Abstract information requirements
Word processed abstracts should be submitted electronically to no later than 17 March 2019. 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: March 17th 2019