Sunday 8 - Tuesday 10 September

Communication Matters 2019

University of Leeds

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CM2019 - Call for Papers

You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters CM2019 International AAC Conference (8-10 September, University of Leeds)

The deadline for abstract submissions is 26 April 2019.

We are using a new online submission program this year – further information on how to submit your abstract is shown below.

We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of evidence based practice, which constitute improved outcomes for all. These aspects are:

Best Research Evidence: Papers submitted under this heading are carried out by independent organisations such as education, social or health services and universities. Authors should pay particular attention to describing the methodology and results of the study.

Clinical and Professional Experience: Papers submitted under this heading may include service development, audit or implementation projects, as well as practice reports. Typically, these papers will be presented by health or education professionals or those working for other organisations for AAC users.

Personal Stories and Preferences: Papers submitted under this heading would include personal experience stories, single case studies and examples of AAC in the wider community.

Papers can be submitted as either a
platform presentation or a poster. We particularly welcome contributions from AAC users and family members. 
**New for 2019**Lightening Talks – these "lightning presentations" will offer delegates the opportunity to present ideas in a short, concise way. This format requires the presenter to write 10 slides, each of which automatically advances after 30 seconds. There will be six presentations during the conference session – with each presentation allocated 5 minutes. If you’ve got a thought, something you’ve designed, or even just a topic you feel passionate about, come along and share it with our delegates in this concise, fast-paced ideas forum!.

If you are unsure and want to talk about the opportunity please call us on 0113 343 1533 or email

We look forward to receiving your abstract submission by the closing date of
26 April 2019.

How to submit an abstract

You must read the Guidelines for Abstract Submission to submit an abstract for presentation. Click here to access the abstract website to view the Guidelines and submit your abstract. Alternatively, if you are unable to access the system, please email us at or call us on 0113 343 1533.