Summit Schedule 2019

THURSDAY: March 7, 2019

5:00 – 8:00 PM                  Welcome Reception
SCALE at The League
Sponsored by SCALE at The League and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Institute


FRIDAY: March 8, 2019

8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome and Introductions

8:15 – 9:15 AM
“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Aphasia Therapists”

Linda Worrall, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland Research Institute

A special video presentation with Q&A facilitated by Leora Cherney, Ph.D.

9:15 – 9:30 AM Break

9:30  – 10:30  AM


“From Participants to Participation in Aphasia Research”

Leora R. Cherney, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Shirley K. Ryan AbilityLab

Jackie Hinckley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
NOVA Southeastern University

Lisa Stewart, M.A.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

10:30 – 11:45 AM Poster Session 1 Check out the presenters
11:45 – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 PM


“LPAA: Current Resources and Conversations for the Future”

Sandra Glista, M.S., CCC-SLP
Western Michigan University, emerita faculty

Jodi Morgan, CCC-SLP
Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center

Robin Pollens, M.S., CCC-SLP
Western Michigan University

Jessica Welsh, M.S., CCC-SLP
State University of New York at New Paltz

Janet D. Whiteside, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Founder, Aphasia House

1:45  – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 – 3:00 PM Round Tables  Check out the presenters
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM


“Advancing Inclusion and Social Justice in Aphasia Care: Three Things You Can Do” Nidhi Mahendra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department of Communicative Disorders & Sciences,
San Jose State University
4:15 – 5:15 PM Brag and Steal Check out the presenters
5:15 – 5:30 PM Conclusions & Announcements
6:30 – 8:30 PM Friday Night Reception
Separate Registration Required


 SATURDAY: March 9, 2019

7:45 – 8:00 AM Welcome  
8:00 – 9:30 AM
“Aphasia in North America: Critical Advocacy & Service Needs”
Nina Simmons-Mackie, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS
Southeastern Louisiana University, Emerita
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break  
9:45 – 10:45 AM Brag and Steal Check out the presenters
10:45 – 11:45 AM Poster Session 2 Check out the presenters
11:45 – 12:45 PM LUNCH  
12:45 – 1:45 PM Round Tables Check out the presenters
1:45 – 2:00 PM Break

2:00 – 2:30 PM


“Collaborating with Social Workers to Enhance LPAA Services” 

Ann Abramson, LCSW-C
University of Maryland, School of Social Work

Shannon Ehlert, M.A. Candidate
University of Maryland, School of Social Work

Denise McCall, M.A, CCC-SLP
SCALE at the League Aphasia Center

2:00 – 2:30 PM


“The Importance of Asking the Right Questions; interprofessional Practice Stories from Across the Healthcare Continuum”

Elizabeth Hoover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANDS
Boston University

Maura Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP
Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited

3:00 – 3:30 PM “What We Have Learned” Audrey Holland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANDS
University of Arizona, Emerita