2021 Virtual Leadership Summit

An Announcement From Our President

If you’re like me, you’ve been looking forward to March 2021 and the next Aphasia Access Leadership Summit. Since our first Summit in 2015, these gatherings have been incredible opportunities to share knowledge, connect, and be inspired– a real “love fest,” as Audrey Holland regularly puts it.

Like so many organizations, Aphasia Access has been navigating the changing COVID-19 landscape. Last month, the Aphasia Access Board of Directors received an update on planning for the 2021 Summit. In that update, it became clear that several uncertainties would continue to affect our ability to meet in person into the new year. To that end, the Board made the difficult, but I believe prudent, decision to announce now that our 2021 Leadership Summit will be a virtual event, held in late March 2021. By making this decision now, our planning committee, led by Gayle DeDe (Temple University) and Jerry Hoepner (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire), can focus all of their energies on making our virtual gathering the best, and most impactful, event possible. That effort will start later this week with the release of our Call for Papers. I hope that you will consider submitting your idea for a talk and sharing your knowledge come March.

While I am disappointed that we will not be together in person next March, I am excited about what I am sure will be a memorable and impactful virtual event.



Elizabeth Hoover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
President, Aphasia Access
Boston University

P.S. Stay tuned for an update on our plans in place of the annual ASHA Aphasia Breakfast… an announcement is coming soon.