Presentation of speakers

International speakers

Suzanne Beeke: Conversation therapy for aphasia - How does it work? How do we show it works?
Suzanne Beeke is a senior lecturer in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London, UK, and a qualified speech and language therapist. Her main research interest involves the application of Conversation Analysis (CA) to the study of communication disorders and she has designed and evaluated a conversation-based intervention for aphasia.

David Howard: Treating nouns in aphasia: Is there generalisation?
David Howard is a Research Professor in Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1975, after a first degree in psychology, and completed a part-time PhD in 1985. His primary interest is in aphasia and aphasia therapy, but he also has many wider interests about how language is represented in the brain, about how our understanding of language disorders can inform theories of normal language processing and many other issues.

Janet Webster: Treating verbs in aphasia: How do we maximise generalisation?
Janet Webster is a lecturer at Newcastle University, UK, and a researcher and clinician who works in the Tavistock Aphasia Centre North East. She has a particular interest in sentence processing and reading difficulties in people with aphasia, with a focus on developing assessments and therapy materials for clinical use.

Cornelius Weiller: How the brain changes when recovering from aphasia – plasticity and the dual loop model.
Cornelius Weiller is professor and head of the Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology at the University Hospital of Freiburg, Germany, and a Senior Honorary Fellow at the University College London. Amongst his research interests are mechanisms of loss and recovery of brain function as well as structural and functional brain imaging in the language and motor system.

Nordic speakers

Karianne Berg: Goal setting – the contribution of people with aphasia.
Karianne Berg is a speech and language therapist, and currently PhD student at the Department of Neuroscience & Department of Social Work and health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Karin Eriksson: Interaction-focused communication partner training with professional carers.
Karin Eriksson is a speech and language therapist, and currently PhD student at the Division of Speech and Language Pathology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Kati Renvall: Which words to train? Functionally relevant items.
Kati Renvall PhD is a speech and language therapist. She is a university lecturer at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Philosophy, Logopedics, University of Turku, Finland.

Randi Starrfelt: Rehabilitation of alexia.
Randi Starrfelt PhD is a specialist in clinical neuropsychology and associate professor at the Center for Visual Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Key Dates

Abstract submission:

Abstract submission deadline (symposia):
1st of December 2014

Notification of acceptance of symposia:
15th of December 2014

Abstract submission deadline (poster):
1st of April 2015

Notification of acceptance of poster/oral:
5th of March 2015


Early conference fee deadline:
1st of April 2015