AVASLP Conference 2025

Conference Abstract: This course focuses on a variety of topics related to the practice of speech-language pathology within Veterans Health Administration and Defense Health Agency medical settings. Topics include assessment and treatment of acquired speech and language disorders, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia, voice disorders and laryngectomy, progressive neurological disease, and the use of assistive technology in persons with cognitive and communication impairments.

Conference Dates: April 9-11, 2025

Conference Location: Cincinnati, Ohio


2025 Conference planning is underway! The AVASLP Planning Committee is seeking those interested speaking or presenting a poster at the 2025 AVASLP Conference. Do you have a topic and presentation that you think would be a great fit for the 2025 Association of VHA/DHA Speech-Language Pathologists (AVASLP) National Conference? Are you interested in sharing your research, a pilot study, an interesting case, a technique or management strategy, a clinical topic, or an administrative process? We want to hear from you!


Before proceeding please review the list of requirements and questions that you will be asked for throughout the submission process:

General Session: The committee is looking for someone to capture the audience with inspiration and education.  

Break-Out Session: These sessions will take place on two separate, smaller group opportunities.

Poster Session: There will be dedicated Poster Session, but posters will be displayed throughout the conference for review.

  • Specialty/Content Area:

___   Adult Language
___   Administration & Management
___   Cognitive-Communication
___   Education and Training
___   Head/Neck Cancer
___   Motor Speech Disorders
___   Swallowing
___   Technology and Augmentative Systems
___   Telemedicine/Telehealth
___   Voice
___   HBPC
___   VA/DHA Initiatives (i.e., Whole Health, Innovation)
___   Other: ________________________

  • Title of Presentation
  • Contact Information for Speaker(s)/Author(s)
  • Brief Proposal Description (450 words or less)
  • Type of Presentation:  Lecture,  Panel Presentation,  Interactive/Hands-On Demonstration
  • Average Time Required to present topic: 45 minutes,  60 minutes,  75 minutes,  120 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives: Objectives will be a maximum of 2 sentences and need to be measurable. Objectives need to describe intended results, outcomes, and changes.
  • Speaker(s)/Author(s) Brief Biography (biography of 50 words or less)

Speaker AV Requirements: AVASLP will provide a computer, clicker, projector, screen, computer audio and microphone. Any additional requests will be reviewed by the committee.  

Poster Requirements: Presentation must fit on a standard 36” (high) X 48” (wide) tri-fold poster board. At least one author must be at the conference to present the poster in person.

Submission Deadline: August 16, 2024

Please reach out to the AVASLP Executive Board (AVASLP2020@gmail.com) with questions regarding submissions. Thank you again, and we look forward to your submissions!

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