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8-10th September 2021

Newcastle University and BAS are delighted to announce that the BAS conference will take place on 8th to 10th September 2021, via virtual means. Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University will continue to host and welcome you to Newcastle, albeit virtually!

It is vital that the aphasia community has the opportunity to come together to debate and discuss aphasia, and we had a fascinating set of abstracts submitted for the postponed event in Sept 2020. Whilst there is reason for cautious optimism in terms of the pandemic, it remains unclear whether an in person, international conference will be able to go ahead next year.

We will therefore move BAS into the virtual world, taking advantage of a
conference platform that allows debate, discussion, and networking. We will be calling for abstracts again shortly, with an exciting mixture of presentation options. Please note, if you submitted an abstract for the 2020 event, we will be in touch with you directly to offer you the opportunity to present in some way at this conference and the opportunity to update your abstract if appropriate.

Further details to follow but in the meantime, hold the date and look forward to an interesting, innovative, environmentally friendly and sustainable conference experience! Please keep an eye on the BAS website, mailing list and Twitter announcements, or if you have any questions, please email:

Do you need funding to attend conferences or other events?

We know many events planned for 2021 are likely to be virtual/online, but you can still consider applying for funding, for example to cover the registration fee. The next deadline for funding is 15th January 2021. Click HERE for further information about applying for funding and for the conference support fund application form.