British Academy of Audiology plans face-to-face November conference




The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) has announced details of its 17th Annual Conference, scheduled to take place on November 17 and 18, 2021 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Typically the largest audiology gathering in the UK, organisers anticipate an attendance of around 500 delegates, and the presence of some 50 exhibitors.

The programme

The two-day line-up of presentations and educational content will bring updates from experts in research, overviews of policy updates, service innovations, and examples of clinical progress reflecting recent technological leaps.

Key sessions this year will cover adult rehab, paediatric assessment, tinnitus and hyperacusis, learning disabilities, vestibular assessment and management, technology and health policy updates, neuroscience, service delivery changes, leadership, and careers support. The organisers promise laughter too (though a few tears of joy at being able to again mingle physically in the conference sphere might also be anticipated).

Following a previous conference format, the event is to be structured in three parallel tracks, with a mix of keynotes, invited speakers, and free papers, and a whole track of technology, product, and software updates. Following the success of the dementia clinic in 2019, this year will bring a learning disabilities clinic with resources and ideas for professionals’ own clinics, plus a chance to speak to experts in the field.

Highlights will include:

  • The Adrian Davis lecture to be presented by Professor Kevin Munro, Ewing Professor of Audiology, University of Manchester.
  • The Bamford lecture to be presented by Dr. Paul Johns, Consultant Neuropathologist & Reader in Clinical Neuroanatomy, St George’s Hospital, London.
  • Other keynote speakers include Dr Patricia Oakley, Professor James Warren and Professor Cynthia Casson Morton.
  • Parallel sessions looking at all aspects of audiology across all sectors from research to clinical practice, encompassing commercial aspects.


Successful free paper and poster submissions will have their research displayed or may be asked to present orally to audiologists from the UK and beyond. Submit online before the closing date on Wednesday July 21, 2021.


The BAA invites nominations of anyone deserving recognition for a traditional round awards. The closing date for nominations is Monday August 23, 2021.

Registration and social media

REGISTER for the BAA Annual Conference from June 6 at

An early bird price is valid until Friday September 24, 2021

For further information email or phone 01506 292 045

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Source: BAA