Date and venue 

RCSLT Conference 2019 logo

Improving quality in speech and language therapy: Everyone’s business

Call for papers 

Call for papers: deadline Friday 5 April 2019

The RCSLT is inviting submissions for the 2019 Conference - Improving quality in speech and language therapy: Everyone’s business. Share your research results or showcase service delivery innovations at the largest gathering of RCSLT members in the UK. This two-day event will feature oral and poster presentations with invited workshops, parallel and plenary sessions and keynote speakers. The review panel will be looking for submissions that are relevant to the conference themes.

Submitting an abstract
The following documents will help support you with your submission:

  • The quick-look FAQ guide  gives an overview of the benefits of submitting an abstract and the submission process
  • The abstract submission guidelines  provide the detailed information you need before making a submission. Please refer to the “submissions and guidelines for authors” section below.

Conference themes and categories

Conference themes

We invite submissions within the following conference themes:

  • New evidence for quality clinical practice
  • Approaches to improvement: Quality Improvement, Improvement Science and Implementation Science 
  • Co-production of clinical services and research 
  • Collaboration, integrated service delivery and the value-added of speech and language therapy 
  • Leadership across the profession at all levels (clinical leadership, academic/clinical academic leadership, and management)
  • Extended scope and advanced clinical practice: Responding to developments in the healthcare landscape


We are seeking submissions within the following three categories:

  • Research (Speech and language therapy research contributing new knowledge)
  • Quality improvement*/audit/service evaluation (*this refers to projects using formal quality improvement methodology)
  • Brag and steal (Showcasing how research evidence is being applied to practice)

Our ‘Brag and Steal’ category is dedicated to showcasing how research evidence is being applied in practice and clinical innovations that have been evaluated and have the potential to change or inform practice.

Submissions and guidelines for authors

The organising committee is inviting submissions for oral presentations and/or posters that address any of the three categories within all areas of speech and language therapy. We welcome submissions for poster presentations if your research results are pending.

Please ensure you have read the abstract submission guidelines  in full before making your submission.

We are using an online system for abstracts.

To submit an abstract, visit

  • To create an account please enter your email address; Ex Ordo will prompt you to create login details, which will allow you to create, save and edit your submission(s) until 5 April 2019
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Submissions will be peered reviewed overseen by members of the organising committee to ensure consistency and objectivity.

The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2019. We hope to notify authors regarding the outcome of their submission in mid-May 2019.