Research Symposium at ASHA Convention
The Research Symposium aims to bring together clinicians and researchers at ASHA's Annual Convention, in order to discuss current research that has important implications for the study of communication processes and disorders. Each year's symposium focuses on a specific research theme. Research is presented by invited speakers who are experts in their fields.
The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) is offered in conjunction with this program, in order to provide a research mentoring experience to students who show promise as emerging scientists. This award provides $1,000 to mentor-protégé pairs, intended to offset some of the cost of attending the Symposium (and annual ASHA Convention).
The Symposium and travel awards are funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The Symposium as an annual program started in 1990. The Symposium is planned and coordinated by the Research Symposium Planning Committee and ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education unit.
The Symposium is open to all attendees of the ASHA annual Convention who are interested in current research.
The Symposium consists of several talks related to a central research issue with opportunities for discussion between clinicians, junior investigators and senior investigators. In addition, RMPTA recipients attend a luncheon.
The 2013 Symposium topic is the Genetic Basis of Speech, Language, Reading, Learning and Memory.
How to Attend
The Symposium is scheduled for November 16, 2013, at ASHA's Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Any Convention attendee may attend and no ticket is required for this event. Attendees are welcome for the entire day or individual Symposium sessions.
For more information on the annual Research Symposium, please contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Research Symposiums
The following pages list symposium topics and papers that were published for past events. Narrated presentations for 2011 and beyond are also available on these pages.