RCSLT Conference 2017

Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow                                                                      



**LATEST NEWS: Conference programme now announced**



Announcing the RCSLT conference programme

We are delighted to announce the detailed programme for the RCSLT Conference 2017. 
For more information, please see:


Book now for the RCSLT Conference 2017


Your profession, your CPD

This year’s event will explore 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 will showcase 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. Whether you work in research, are in full-time clinical practice, or are just starting your career as an SLT, the RCSLT Conference 2017 will include something for you.

The event will feature two days of oral and poster presentations with workshops, parallel and plenary sessions and keynote speakers, and topics will cover a wide range of adult and child specialisms.


Watch the RCSLT Conference 2017 video by Morag Dorward, Chair of the RCSLT’s Board of Trustees.
Morag tells us more about this year’s unmissable CPD opportunity and reasons to book your place.


Meet the RCSLT Conference speakers

Panel session:

  • Read this introduction page on the four panellist speakers below:

    Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England,
    Jacqui Lunday Johnstone OBE, Chief Health Professions Officer, The Scottish Government,
    Hazel Winning, Lead Allied Health Professions Officer, Department of Health Northern Ireland
    Alison Shakeshaft, Director of Therapies and Health Science, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Wales
  • Professor Linda Worrall, Director of the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation, Co-Director of the Communication Disability Centre, and Postgraduate Coordinator at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Professor Courtenay Norbury, Professor of Developmental Disorders of Language and Communication at Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London; and Director of the Literacy, Language and Communication (LiLaC) Lab



Aims and objectives

Attending the conference will help 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


RCSLT Conference 2017 fees


Fees from 1 August 2017
One day (£) Two days (£)
RCSLT member

(£166.67+ VAT)





Book online with Eventbrite

Delegate fees include refreshments, lunch and conference materials. Places are limited. Terms and conditions apply; please see “Show info” under each ticket type via the above Eventbrite link.  

Financial support

Read information on RCSLT grants and awards and those provided by external agencies.

Penny Harrison Memorial Grant

The RCSLT was generously left £5000 by the family of Penny Harrison, a speech and language therapist. Part of this fund has been allocated to subsidise the delegate fee for RCSLT student / newly qualified practitioner/assistant practitioner (associate) members attending the RCSLT Conference 2017. The grant offers a:

  • £50 discount off the RCSLT member one-day rate: £150 inc VAT with grant
  • £75 discount off the RCSLT member two-day rate: £205 inc VAT with grant

Find out more about the Penny Harrison Memorial Fund and how to apply for a grant


RCSLT Conference social event

Wednesday 27 September 2017, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow

Don’t miss the opportunity to network and celebrate the achievements of your colleagues, while enjoying Scottish hospitality at the RCSLT Conference social event.

Join us at the RCSLT Honours Ceremony and Giving Voice Awards, followed by an evening of music and dancing with a Scottish Ceilidh band.

Tickets cost £23 inc VAT and include: 

  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • Attendance at the RCSLT Honours Ceremony and Giving Voice Awards 2017
  • A hot and cold buffet
  • Music and dancing from a Ceilidh band local to Glasgow

A cash bar will be open throughout the evening.

To book, visit the RCSLT Conference social event Eventbrite page.

Places are limited. Terms and conditions apply. Please see “Show info” when selecting your ticket via the above Eventbrite link.  

Visiting Glasgow

The RCSLT is working together with People Make Glasgow (the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau) to help you make the most of your visit to Glasgow. 

Find out more about the vibrant city of Glasgow and exclusive offers available to RCSLT Conference delegates

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