Nordic Aphasia Conference 2017: Meaningful outcomes

Copenhagen, Denmark, 15th to 17th of June 2017

The conference focuses on clinical aspects of aphasia rehabilitation, which are relevant to researchers and clinical practitioners in speech and language therapy, psychology and related fields working for persons with aphasia, i.e. an acquired language and communication deficit following brain injury and other acquired communication disorders after brain injury. 

The conference has previously been held in Oslo (2006 and 2015), in Helsinki (2009), in Gothenborg (2013), and in Copenhagen (2009). In 2017, it will be hosted by the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics.

The conference will have an overarching focus on ’meaningful outcomes’ of speech-language therapy for people with aphasia or other communication difficulties, for example:

  • How do we know if our therapy is working for a particular person? 
  • How can we explain our therapies to funders and policy makers, so that they understand? 
  • What makes the process and encounter in speech-language therapy meaningful for the client and for the professional?


Aura Kagan
Executive Director Aphasia Institute - The Pat Arato Aphasia Centre, Toronto, Canada

Julius Fridriksson
Professor and Endowed Chair, SmartState Arnold School of Public Health, USA

Carole Pound
Research Associate Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Bournemouth, UK

Madeline Cruice
Senior lecturer, Language and Communication Sciences, City University of London, UK

Simon Horton
Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK


The conference will take place at the University of Copenhagen hosted by Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Emil Holms Kanal 2, DK 2300 Copenhagen S


An outline of programme is to be downloaded here

Abstract submission is no longer possible.


Registration for the conference is now open via the webshop.
Application deadline: June 1st  

The prices are:
After March 15. - 3.200 DKR.
Student regular price - 2.700 DKR (student prices are not for Ph.D. scholars, but "regular" students)
Optional gala dinner Friday night in Tivoli Gardens incl. 3-course set menu, 2 glasses of wine, water and entry to Tivoli 800 DKR (limited number of seats).

Please state dietary requirement needs in commentary field when buying your conference attendance.
Danish attendees, please note that payment via EAN is not possible, only by credit card. If your institution is unable to pay by credit card, please email the organizers at

The conference fee and the fee for the gala dinner are nonrefundable. However, it is possible to transfer the registration to someone else (for example, a colleague), if you let us know about it by email before June 1st.

Practical information

Find information on transportation, car parking and accommodation at this page.

Organising committee

Lise Randrup Jensen, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen:
Jytte Isaksen, Lecturer, University of Southern Denmark:
General contact information: