10th Annual Clinical AAC Research Conference
October 13 & 14, 2017
Howard University in Washington D.C
Welcome to the Clinical AAC Research Conference
The 2017 Clinical AAC Research Conference (CAAC) is the 10th annual forum created specifically for clinicians and researchers engaged in the study and clinical management of people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and AAC technology innovations. CAAC offers interactive opportunities with leading researchers to provide unique insights into theoretical and clinical research and development. Original research is presented and participants engage in lively discussions with their colleagues. Attendees do not have to have an accepted paper to attend CAAC.
Dr. Lana Shekim, NIDCD, National Institutes of Health
Conference Chairperson: Ovetta Harris, Howard University
Conference Program Chairperson: Katya Hill, University of Pittsburgh
The CAAC Steering Committee directs the conference. Steering committee members include: Lloyd, Chair; E. Alant, S. Basinski, B. Braddock, O. Harris, K. Hill, F. Loncke, G. Rice, B. Romich, R. Steele and S. Carney at ex officio.
Conference Program (Comming soon)
*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for attendees
Call for paper
The Call for Papers opens on February 10, 2017, with a rolling review process for acceptances. Registration opens on March 1, 2017. Registration is open for authors of accepted proposals, graduate students being mentored by authors of papers and anyone interested in clinical research in AAC.
Deadline for Proposal Submission: June 30, 2017
Student Seminar and Research Award
Students are encouraged to attend a special Student Research Seminar and breakfast hosted by Lyle Lloyd and another research professional on Saturday morning.
The AAC Institute Student CAAC Scientific Research Paper Awards promote quality clinical research in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The awards emphasize the importance of AAC evidence-based practice, quantitative performance measurement, and outcomes. Established in 2008, these awards impact research in the field of AAC by encouraging high standards for student clinical research activities. Read more
Presenters, researchers and graduate students are welcomed to register! Researchers are encouraged to invite graduate students they are mentoring to attend CAAC even if the mentee is NOT an author on the accepted paper. The Clinical AAC Research Conference NOW is open to professionals who have not submitted a proposal, but who are highly motivated in joining the discussion about elevating the type of research being conducted to contribute to the evidence guiding AAC research & development and clinical practice.
- Pay by credit card or PayPal (Click here)
- Standard registration: $150
- Graduate student registration: $50
- Send a check or purchase order to: CAAC c/o AAC Institute: 1100 Washington Ave., Suite #317, Carnegie, PA, 15106 (Include name and contact information.)
* Special registration Exception: Graduate students being mentored by authors of accepted proposals will be able to register and attend by indicating attendance with their mentor. Please, indicates names of mentors when registering.
Accommodations (Comming soon)
Note: Please ask for a reduced rate for CAAC when you reserve your room.
Direction to Howard University
Future Conference Locations
2018: Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO
Note: CAAC is a free standing independent event. To encourage a program contributing to the exchange of ideas, space will be limited. Portions of the 2017 conference are being supported by the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at Howard University. AAC Institute provides administrative support and sponsors the special Student Scientific Paper Awards.