The IARC2022 Call for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! 

First authors will be informed of selection by January 10th, 2022.  

The International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (IARC) will be held June 22nd – June 24th, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This conference brings together a global community of clinicians, researchers, academicians, and students dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with aphasia and their families. International leaders in aphasia research and service delivery will be providing keynote events throughout the conference. The single-track format of IARC 2022 allows for a wide range of presentations and content, but still maintains the intimacy of a smaller scale conference event. The difference this year is that we will be providing robust opportunities for synchronous, asynchronous, virtual, in-person, and hybrid interactions through the conference period for presenters and attendees alike.

IARC 2022 is calling for submissions on topics related to aphasia rehabilitation and we hope you will consider submitting. You are invited to submit abstracts for the following presentation formats: Oral Presentation (30 minutes) or Poster.  When you submit, you will be asked to identify your preferred presentation format, although the final decision about the accepted format will be made by the Scientific Committee.

Note: Presenters do not need to be in-person; you will be asked to specify your preference of delivery format (virtual or in-person) when submitting your proposal.

Oral Presentation: An oral presentation of 20 minutes with 10 minutes of questions and discussions with the audience.

Poster: A graphic representation of your work in poster format, presented during a dedicated poster session. At least one author is required to be at your poster for the entirety of the dedicated poster session.

All proposal submissions should be submitted in English and contain the following:

  • Title
  • Maximum 500-word abstract (including references)
    • Background: Briefly describe the background to the study
    • Aims: State the study aims/research questions
    • Method: Include an outline of the research design, participant numbers with relevant demographic information, data collection and analyses methods
    • Results: Outline the important and relevant results of the analyses
    • Discussion and Conclusions: State the basic conclusions including any implications for clinical management or service delivery
    • References: Maximum five references in APA format
  • Three learning outcomes for the presentation
  • Complete Names of Author(s) (Surname, First Name, Credentials, presenting author’s name underlined)
  • Affiliations of Author(s) (Department, Institution, City, Country; please identify any student authors)
  • Email of Author(s) and any social media handles (Instagram, Twitter handle, etc.)
  • Preferred format choice (Oral Presentation or Poster), and whether you are willing to consider alternative formats
  • Preferred delivery format (virtual or in-person)
  • A completed disclosure statement from each presenting author, as outlined by ASHA

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to Monday, November 22nd, 2021 (11:59 PM Eastern Time) to allow addition time for our international and potentially travel-restricted colleagues to submit. Proposals will be evaluated based on originality, coherence, clarity, and quality. First authors will be informed of selection by January 10th, 2022.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you for submitting to IARC 2022. We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Tom Sather, PhD, CCC-SLP
Program Committee Chair, IARC 2022

Please note: If your submission is accepted, we will be asking for an optional submission that presents your content in an aphasia-friendly manner to be compiled in a compendium of IARC 2022 resources that will be shared with the aphasia community.