We are a society run by and for the benefit of members. Therefore, to attend any of our events you must become a member.

We run three types of events.

In Autumn we run a Scientific Conference or Therapy Symposium. These alternate bi-annually, where the Therapy Symposium is targeted more toward clinicians and the Conference toward academics. These are typically large events (of 120+ people) with presentations, posters, and sometimes workshops.

In Spring we run a Research Update Meeting (RUM). The RUM is a forum consisting of 20-30 people in a workshop type setting where researchers present ongoing work in aphasia (which members may attend for free). 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 events are hosted all over the UK. If you’d like to host a Conference, Symposium or Update Meeting, please get in touch here:

RUM events are free of charge to attend, but all attendees have to be BAS members (including presenters). 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 RUM was at the University of Reading (in June 2019). 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).
The next RUM will be held in 2020. Please submit a summary of your research idea or project here
Summaries should be no more than 400 words. Please include the following headings: Background, Aims, Methods, Results (if applicable) and Conclusion (or future plans).
All submissions will be reviewed anonymously.