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Summer neurolinguistics school - 2016

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Dear Colleagues!

Center for Language and Brain at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) once again invites you to join us at our third annual Summer School, "Aphasia Assessment, Treatment and Recovery".  The event will take place in Moscow, Russia, July 2nd – 4th, 2016. The purpose of the school is to continue an annual scientific and educational program in the experimental studies of language and to create an academic environment for discussion of scientific ideas, clinical applications and the latest achievements in the field. This year the school will be devoted to various assessment and treatment approaches to aphasia, including aspects of clinical application and research. Lectures will be provided by such esteemed world-renowned speakers as Audrey Holland (University of Arizona), Brooke Hallowell (Ohio University), Nina Dronkers (University of California) and Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen).

What to expect?
The school program will include three days of invited talks and one poster session.  The first day will focus on how approaches to aphasia management have evolved over the course of the last 50 years, including general strategies for the assessment of individuals with aphasia (Hallowell) and methods in contemporary evidence-based practice (Ivanova). The second day of the school will be split between two topics.  First, neuroimaging methods and their role in assessment and treatment of neurogenic language disorders will be discussed (Dronkers), followed by a detailed presentation of social approaches to aphasia rehabilitation (Holland).  The third day will be dedicated to specific linguistic assessment and treatment approaches (Bastiaanse) and the process of adapting treatment protocols into a new language (Akinina). Over the course of three days, attendees will learn about basic concepts of evidence-based practice, assessment and treatment methodology, gain in-depth knowledge about different types of contemporary treatment approaches to aphasia and clinical application of specific therapies, as well as recent advances in understanding the neural underpinnings of language recovery.  The expertise of the invited Russian and foreign experts guarantees the high quality of the training.

Who should be interested?
The program will be of interest to professionals and students in the fields of Speech Pathology, Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience, and Linguistics as well as to all interested in the neural bases of language, neurogenic language disorders, neurorehabilitation and speech-language therapy for people with neurogenic language and cognitive disorders.  The content of the lectures will be informative both for professionals involved in clinical work and for those with more of a research focus.  Novices in this area as well as experts from related areas who have a basic knowledge of speech-language pathology, neurolinguistics and brain disorders will benefit from attending this school. All participants will expand their knowledge about the contemporary multidisciplinary area of aphasia and learn about modern assessment and treatment approaches for neurogenic communication disorders.

Cost of participation in the Summer School
Free – for students and employees of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
500  rub  (7   ) – for students from other universities
1 000  rub  (14   ) – for others

You can pay registration fee after registering for the school here

Important dates

   23 May 2016 (23:59 GMT) - abstract submission deadline.  You can submit your abstract in the registration form. 
   30 May 2016 - notification of acceptance of abstracts   
   1 June 2016 - registration deadline. To complete your registration please pay the regastration fee (if applicable).
   2–4 July 2016 - meeting dates 

Important information 

  • The event venue is:  Mosckow, Staraya Basmannaya street 21/4 (HSE campus), conference-hall  
  • The working language of the Summer School is English. No translation to Russian will be provided. Abstracts for the poster session must also be submitted in English.
  • Abstract submissions are encouraged but are not required to participate in the school.
  • Registered participants will need to pay registration fees to participate in the school.
  • The venue will be in Moscow with the exact address to be determined.
  • For those who might need a visa to enter Russia, please see our page on visa information.
  • If you will need a place to stay during the event, places at HSE dormitories are available; please check our practicalities page for the information.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at neuroling.summer.school.2016@gmail.com

Information letter - Summer neurolinguictisc school 2016 (PDF, 207 Kb)


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