IARC 2022 – Call for Submissions

Details for Submissions are Below. You can submit your proposed talk/poster in IARC’s online portal.

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. 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.

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

At this time, we are carefully monitoring international COVID-19 guidelines, travel restrictions and hot spots. We are planning to have a fully face-to-face conference, working in collaboration with local public health officials and medical consultants. Streaming and virtual options will be limited, if at all. The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, November 8th, 2021 (11:59 PM Eastern Time). 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 IARC2022@AphasiaAccess.org The portal for submissions will open on Friday, September 17th. Please visit www.IARC2022.org for the link to sharing your submission. We will also forward it, via community message, as soon as it is available. Thank you for submitting to IARC 2022. We look forward to receiving your proposals. Tom Sather, PhD, CCC-SLP – Program Committee Chair, IARC 2022