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CM2018 - Call for Papers

You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters CM2018 International AAC Conference (9-11 September, Leeds)

The deadline for submissions is 27 April 2018.

Again this year we are using an online submission program – further information on how to submit your abstract is shown below.

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 EvidencePapers 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 ExperiencePapers 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 PreferencesPapers 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.

If you are unsure and want to talk about the opportunity please call us on 0113 343 1533 or email

We look forward to receiving your abstract submission by the closing date of 27 April 2018.

How to submit an abstract

You must download the Guidelines for Abstract Submission to submit an abstract for presentation at the Communication Matters National AAC Conference. Guidelines have changed from previous years, so please read carefully. 

This year we are using an online submission program called Ex Ordo – click here to access the system and submit your abstract. Alternatively, if you are unable to access the system, please email us at or call us on 0113 343 1533. If you have any issues using the system or submitting your abstract, you might also find these help pages useful. All submissions will be automatically acknowledged – please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days of submission.

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