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Writing Workshops

We are pleased to annouce a series of workshops to be held between 2015-2017, designed to maximise the dissemination of important research findings in the field of aphasia after stroke, and planning future grant applications to support aphasia research.

23rd-25th November 2016, Athens, Greece


This workshop is by invitation only and will allow participants to collaborate on CATs Action publications

2nd-4th November 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Join us in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a Writing Workshop and Publication Masterclass designed for Aphasia Researchers, led by Prof Nina Simmons-Mackie and Prof Chris Code. Within this Writing Workshop, there will be time allocated to write you own jounral articles, hold one to one surgeries with editors of aphasia journals, and hear about writting techniques and tips to maximise your chances of publication in this specialist area. 

Nina Simmons-Mackie, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, BC-ANCDS, is President of AphasiaAccess and is Professor and Scholar in Residence in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Southeastern Louisiana University; associate investigator at the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation in Australia, and research consultant at the Aphasia Institute in Toronto. She is a recipient of the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Prof. Simmons-Mackie is one of the founding members of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) and is board certified by ANCDS. She has over 100 professional publications and is an editor of "Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia".

Chris Code  is Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, Foundation Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Hon) at the University of Sydney, Visiting professor University of Louisianna at Lafayette and used to be Research Manager for Speakability, the British lobbying and advocacy charity for aphasic people conducting research into the psychosocial consequences of aphasia and is Speakability‘s National Adviser on Aphasia. He is Patron of AphasiaNow. He is co-founding Editor of the international journal Aphasiology, past Editor of the International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders and the Australian Journal of Communication Disorders, and is on the editorial boards of several journals.

We are aiming for a small group so places are limited. We are able to provide funding support for travel and accommodation costs within COST guidelines. We also welcome post graduate researchers/PhD students and Post doc fellows. For more information on the workshop or funding opportunities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please complete and submit your application form before 22nd October 2015


29th April- 1st May 2015, Glasgow, UK

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Our first Writing Worshop was held in Glasgow between the 29th April and 1st May 2015. We welcomed James C. Coyne, the 2015 Carnegie Centenary Visiting Professor at University of Stirling. He is also Professor Emeritus of Psychology in Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania where he was Director of Behavioral Oncology at the Abramson Family Cancer Center and Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.
He is currently Professor of Health Psychology at University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is the author of over 350 articles and chapters and has been identified by ISI Web of Science as one of the most cited psychologists and psychiatrists in the world. 

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