27-28 September 2017

Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow


Presentations slides will be available soon, subject to authors’ permission.

The RCSLT Conference 2017 explored the ways in which speech and language therapy impacts at both a population and individual level; using evidence-based practice and new innovations to improve outcomes.

The conference showcased the latest in research and service evaluation, as well as introducing a new type of presentation, ‘brag and steal’, highlighting how research evidence is being applied in clinical practice.

The event included 4 keynote presentations, 36 parallel sessions comprising 71 presentations and 14 workshops, along with over 100 posters, with topics will covering a wide range of adult and child specialisms.

Aims and objectives

Attending the conference helped delegates to:

  • Use the latest evidence base to inform and enhance their clinical practice to improve outcomes for service-users.
  • Disseminate evaluations of interventions and service-delivery.
  • Share emerging innovations and approaches to service interventions.
  • Work with decision-makers and budget holders to understand how speech and language therapy supports delivery of key priorities at national, service, population and individual levels.
  • Develop the business case for new workforce models and service redesign.