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2014 Research Update Meeting
The 2014 Research Update Meeting of the British Aphasiology Society will be held at Newcastle University on Tuesday 1 April 2014.This meeting is an ideal opportunity for clinicians and researchers to share and discuss issues arising from current or recently completed work in a supportive environment.
The meeting is also an ideal opportunity to hear about current research activities, discuss the clinical applicability of research findings and explore the implications for future research.
The theme of the meeting is 'Digital technology and aphasia'
Click here for further information about this very interesting and topical programme.
Research Project - Part-time post
City University London is currently advertising for a part time (.6 FTE) speech and language therapist to join an exciting research project funded by the Stroke Association. The project has created a virtual communication environment for people with aphasia, called Eva Park, and is now evaluating the benefits of that environment. The post will cover the maternity leave of one of our researchers and will run for 7 months, with a possible extension to 1 year.
The closing date for applications is: 31st January 2014. You can access details and an application form here:
Short Survey about technology and aphasia
A dissertation student in Newcastle University, Lexi Johnson, is completing a piece of research looking at views about technology and aphasia. As part of this, she has designed a short survey which we are asking people to complete. This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Anyone who works or has worked in aphasia can fill it out, you do not have to be a working NHS therapist. The link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XW8D9JW
BAS Conference Support Fund
The BAS Conference Support Fund offers support for BAS and Non-BAS Events. Applications will be considered at its January meeting. The deadline for applications is Friday 24th January 2014. Click here for full details and a link to the appropriate application forms.
Stroke Association Project Grant Funding
The Stroke Association are inviting applications for Project Grants in the field of stroke. Project Grants cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in an acute setting and longer-term in the community.
The award is for up to a maximum of £210,000 over three or five years. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 7 February 2014.
The grant will be awarded in July 2014.
Life After Stroke Awards 2014 - Call for nominations
Do you know someone directly affected by stroke? Whether they are a stroke survivor, carer, volunteer or professional, let them know how remarkable they are by nominating them for a Stroke Association Life After Stroke Award.
The Life After Stroke Awards recognise and celebrate the journeys of immense courage and determination by stroke survivors and their carers to overcome the effects of stroke. The awards also recognise the compassion and unfailing commitment of people and organisations to rebuild lives that have been affected by stroke.
Nominations for the Life After Stroke Awards 2014 are open until 29th February 2014.
Nominate online now at stroke.org.uk/lasa
If you would like a nomination form sent to you in the post please email email@example.com.
The 2014 Life After Stroke Awards will be held on 12th June 2014 at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
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