Future Meetings and Workshops

Research Workshop: Mapping the future for poor comprehender research: Taking stock and moving forward. To be held at University of York. 6-7 September 2018

Confirmed speakers include Professor Kate Nation, Professor Kate Cain

An estimated 5-10 per cent of children have specific comprehension problems despite good reading accuracy, and these difficulties often go undetected in the classroom. This workshop will bring researchers together to discuss ongoing research on current practices in assessment, identification and intervention for comprehension difficulties, and debate the utility of considering poor comprehenders as a distinct group.

The first day of the workshop will constitute talks aiming to reconcile previous approaches to poor comprehender research, and will consider the assessment and stability of reading comprehension, relevant language interventions, and new methodological approaches. Attendees are also invited to present posters.

The second day of the workshop will provide a forum for collaboration. The focus will be on combining existing data to directly address the issues discussed on Day 1. Those wishing to contribute data are invited to stay for the second day.

For more details: https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/poor-comprehender-workshop/

Organiser: Jessie Ricketts

 

EPS Meeting: University College London. 3-4 January 2019

This meeting will include the Seventeenth Mid-Career Lecture by Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph with an accompanying symposium organised by Beth Jefferies.

There will also be a local symposium organised by James Bisby.

Local organiser: James Bisby

 

Research Workshop: Memory malleability over time. To be held at University of Kent. 10-11 January 2019

Traditional research into the neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie long-term memory has typically focused on how we encode information from a single exposure into memories that are then retrieved once in a test phase. Through these type of paradigms, we have learned a lot about the brain mechanisms that underlie memory for unique experiences. However, in real life, very similar experiences are often encoded multiple times, and memories are often retrieved/reactivated repeatedly. Recent evidence suggests that repeated encoding and retrieval can change memories in different ways. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who investigate long-term memory malleability over time from different theoretical angles and using different cognitive neuroscience methodologies.

More details to follow in Autumn 2018.

Organisers: Zara Bergstrom & Robin Hellerstedt

 

EPS Meeting: University of Manchester. 10-12 April 2019

This meeting will include the Twenty Sixth EPS Prize Lecture by Dr Richard Cook with an accompanying symposium organised by Katie Gray.

There will also be a local symposium organised by Andrew Stewart and Ellen Poliakoff.

Local organisers: Andrew Stewart and Ellen Poliakoff

 

EPS Meeting: Bournemouth University. 10-12 July 2019

This meeting will include the Forty Seventh Frederic Bartlett Lecture by Professor Dorothy Bishop with an accompanying symposium organised by David Shanks.

There will also be a local symposium organised by Peter Hills and Andy Johnson.

Local organisers: Peter Hills and Andy Johnson

 

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2020

Local organiser: to be advised

 

EPS Meeting: Peking University, Beijing, China. Easter 2020

For enquiries about opportunities to develop this meeting please contact Simon Liversedge (spliversedge@uclan.ac.uk)

 

EPS Meeting: Swansea University, July 2020

Local organiser: Jeremy Tree

 

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2021

Local organiser: to be advised

 

EPS Meeting: University of Plymouth. April 2021

Local organiser: Alastair Smith

 

EPS Meeting: Nottingham Trent University. July 2021

Local organiser: Duncan Guest

 

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2022

Local organiser: to be advised

 

EPS Meeting: To be advised. April 2022

Local organiser: to be advised

 

EPS Meeting: University of Stirling (provisional). July 2022

Local organiser: to be advised