Academy of Aphasia 60th Annual Meeting

Presenter: 
Academy of Aphasia
Date: 
October 23 2022 to October 25 2022
Category: 
Communication Health Assistants
Speech-Language Pathology

Academy of Aphasia 60th Annual Meeting
October 23-25, 2022
Philadelphia, PA, USA and Virtual/Hybrid
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 20th, 2022


The 60th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel (“The Notary”) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. We encourage onsite attendance, although we also offer the option to participate online via an interactive hybrid platform. Our opening night reception will be at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the USA’s first and oldest art museum and art school. The Academy 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 Dr. Dani S. Bassett (University of Pennsylvania). Dr. Bassett is the J. Peter Skirkanich Professor of Bioengineering, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Electrical & Systems Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Their research is best-known for blending neural and systems engineering to identify fundamental mechanisms of learning, cognition, and disease in human brain networks, including work in language and aphasia. Dr. Bassett has received multiple prestigious awards, including the American Psychological Association's ‘Rising Star’ (2012), Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow (2014), MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant (2014), Early Academic Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2015), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator (2015), National Science Foundation CAREER (2016), Popular Science Brilliant 10 (2016), Lagrange Prize in Complex Systems Science (2017), Erdos-Renyi Prize in Network Science (2018), OHBM Young Investigator Award (2020), AIMBE College of Fellows (2020), American Physical Society Fellow (2021), and has been named one of Web of Science's most Highly Cited Researchers for 3 years running. Dr. Basset is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications with over 33,000 citations, as well as a forthcoming academic trade book (Curious Minds: The Power of Connection).


Now in its fifth year, the NIDCD-funded Academy of Aphasia conference grant (R13 DC017375-01) will sponsor student fellows to attend and present their work at the conference. They will also receive focused mentoring and training from seasoned faculty mentors at the meeting. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply - please contact Swathi Kiran (kirans@bu.edu) with inquiries. The grant also sponsors a state-of-the-art New Frontiers in Aphasia Research seminar. This year's topic will focus on Computational Linguistics, and the speaker will be Dr. John Hale of the University of Georgia (UGA). Dr. Hale is Arch Professor of World Languages and Cultures in the Department of Linguistics at UGA. His scientific research focuses on fundamental questions of language comprehension, investigated through cognitive modeling using computer simulations. Prior to joining UGA, Dr. Hale was a full-time research scientist at the pioneering artificial intelligence laboratory Deepmind.

 

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