CM2016 – Second Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Communication Matters 2016 National AAC Conference (11-13 September, Leeds).

The closing date for submissions is 29th April 2016. If you’ve submitted an abstract before you will be aware this is later than in previous years. We’ve gone for this later date to accommodate the Easter holidays which will start in March. This means there can be no extension to the submission deadline, as the abstracts review group meets at the beginning of May.

This year we are using an online submission program click here to access the system and submit your abstract. Alternatively, if you are unable to access the system, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 0845 456 8211.

For this year’s conference, we’ve moved away from the idea of having specific ‘streams’ for papers. Instead, we have based our topic areas on the three aspects of evidence based practice, which constitute improved outcomes for all. These aspects are:

  • Best Research Evidence – Papers submitted under this heading are carried out by independent organisations such as education, social or health services and universities. Authors should pay particular attention to describing the methodology and results of the study.
  • Clinical and Professional Experience – Papers submitted under this heading may include service development, audit or implementation projects, as well as practice reports. Typically, these papers will be presented by health or education professionals or those working for other organisations for AAC users.
  • Personal Stories and Preferences – Papers submitted under this heading would include personal experience stories, single case studies and examples of AAC in the wider community.

Papers can be submitted as either a platform presentation or a poster. We particularly welcome contributions from AAC users and family members.

More information on submitting an abstract here.

We’re looking forward to reading your abstracts!