By joining CATs you can:
- Participate in general assemblies and meetings: We organise at least one general assembly per year, and meetings for working groups and early stage researcher throughout the year in different places. By joining CATs, you can meet clinicians and researchers, and hear about the latest developments in aphasia research, assessments and interventions.
- Participate in working groups’ projects and events: CATs activities focus on a range of research areas from diagnosis and natural recovery, to social reintegration. You can join a group based on your own research interests.
- Join Early Stage Researcher (ESR) training and events: CATs offers training and career development opportunities for post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers. Previous events have focused on a very broad range of topics including research writing, meta-analysis and designing trials.
- Promote your projects & publications through the collaboration: Many researchers around the world are already involved in CATs. Research can be quickly and easily disseminated across this network.
- Collaborate on leading international research: Get a chance to be involve and work in high-quality trials and studies. CATs currently supports many sub-studies such as REhabilitation and recovery of peopLE with Aphasia after StrokE (RELEASE), International Population Registry for Aphasia after StrokE (I-PRAISE), adaptation of the Comprehensive Aphasia Test (CAT), and many others. You can gain experience by working with qualified staff on these leading international research projects.
- Develop original research: CATs meetings and events provide a supportive environment to discuss new ideas for the future developments.
- Get help and support for your own projects and ideas: CATs members lead the field in aphasia research. They can support development of your publications, projects or ideas.
- Access our Trials Advisory Panel: We offer international support structures for high quality randomised controlled trials of interventions for aphasia, including a panel of expert trialists led by Dr Audrey Bowen.
We encourage aphasia researchers from any discipline, including rehabilitation, social science, psychology and linguistics to join. Our online application is quick and easy; we ask members to demonstrate an active research interest in aphasia or a relevant research methodology and attend a General Assembly at least once every three years. We recommend affiliation to a CATs working group, but members can participate in a variety of a ways.