2017 Annual Meeting

Academy of Aphasia 55th Annual Meeting                                                         November 5-7th, 2017                               

Baltimore, Maryland, USA 

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The 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, USA. The Academy of Aphasia welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical, and historical research from any field that contributes to the study of aphasia, including Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, History, and Computational Modeling.

Our keynote speaker is Alex Martin. Dr. Martin received his B.A. from the City College of New York and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York. His postdoctoral work at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke focused on the breakdown of language and memory processes in Alzheimer's disease. In 1985, he joined the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he studied cognitive dysfunction associated with HIV. In 1990, he moved to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he continued his work on cognitive abnormalities in neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders and began functional brain imaging studies on the neural substrates of cognition and conceptual memory. In 1997, Dr. Martin became the Chief of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Section of the NIMH's Laboratory of Brain and Cognition. Dr. Martin is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. His laboratory uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the neural systems mediating different aspects of memory, language, and perception. His recent work focuses on the neural bases of social communication and conceptual representations.

The conference program is available here. The abstracts are published here.

Please consider enrolling in the mentoring program
For several years, the Academy has conducted a mentoring program for new/student investigators. Selected mentor/mentee pairs interact at poster sessions or after platform sessions and at an informal lunch about careers in academia, research, publishing, and grant funding. You can read more about the mentoring program here and we encourage you to register to be a Mentor or Mentee here.

Academy of Aphasia will offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Speech-Language Pathologists
Application is being made to approve this meeting for 2.2 ASHA CEUs (22 contact hours). If you are licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the UK, Canada or Australia, we have been advised that these CEUs are applicable to your regional continuing education requirements, based on the mutual recognition agreement (http://www.asha.org/Certification/History-of-the-Mutual-Recognition-Agreement/).

Conference Venue: Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, USA

We understand that some attendees may be arriving to Washington DC airports. Getting to and Baltimore from Washington DC airports is not easily accomplished via public transportation. We suggest two options:
1) Airport shuttles.
· To/From Dulles or Reagan Airports: https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/washington-dca-iad/
· To/from Reagan Airport http://www.theairportshuttle.com/ronald_reagan_national
2) We have created a google doc for those looking to share a taxi or a shuttle. You can post your contact and airport info for others to contact you. This is the link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nsI7ZTZi7amZ6PFiJtwEr8WnsSBW4yfDH_Sx3Lt1VnM/edit?usp=sharing

This year, the Academy will have performance by two aphasia singing choirs: The Aphasia Tunes and the Loyola Clinical Center Aphasia Chorus.