- GAB-Conference in Cologne
At the 20th meeting of the Society for Aphasia Research and Treatment (GAB), held this year from October seventh to ninth, thePeerPAL project was presented.
The congress, which was held digitally for the first time this year due to the pandemic, was held under the motto "Communication: Language, Emotion, Cognition". National and international research projects in the field of aphasia research were presented in numerous lectures and poster presentations. Our research team also had the opportunity to present the PeerPAL project and the current status as well as the outlook for the future phases of the project to the professional community. The response from the professional audience was
a great interest in the topic relevant to the care of people with aphasia and the development of the research project.
- Würzburger Aphasie Days 4.2
At the Würzburg Aphasia Days 4.2 from 25 to 27 March 2022, which had to be held online again this year due to the pandemic, we were able to present our research project PeerPAL.During the three days of the congress, the participants were able to attend many exciting lectures and workshops. The topics revolved around neurological speech and language disorders, their diagnosis & therapy and dealing with the changed challenges in everyday life. The theme of our lecture was "When speech is lost. Possibilities of digital participation in aphasia". Our research team had the opportunity to present the PeerPAL project and the current status as well as the outlook for the future phases of the project to the audience. The great interest of the audience in the topic relevant to the care of people with aphasia and the further development of the research project was particularly pleasing. We are already looking forward to hopefully being able to present the progress in our project again on site in Würzburg in the next few years and look forward to a personal exchange and exciting discussions with the professional community, affected persons and relatives.
- Dbl Congress
From 20. to 21 May 2022, the 50th dbl Congress took place in Koblenz. One of the many exciting presentations at this congress was the current development status of the PeerPAL app. Dbl congresses are an annual opportunity for speech and language therapists to inform themselves about relevant topics for the profession. The main focus of the anniversary congress was on speech, language, voice and hearing disorders in childhood and adolescence. Nevertheless, there was an animated exchange about the current state of development of the PeerPAL app.
Between 22 and 24 June, the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (IARC) was held in Philadelphia. We are pleased that PeerPAL could also be presented during this congress. Every two years, researchers and clinical specialists in neurological speech and language therapy come together at the IARC to share the international state of the art in aphasia research.Being able to present PeerPAL in this setting and discuss the results to date with the international professional community has been a source of pride and pleasure.