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Call for papers (13th - 16th July 2018, Hiroshima, Japan)

The 2018 Inaugural Joint World Congress of Stuttering and Cluttering: One World, Many Voices: Science and Community

One World, Many Voices: Science and Community is the Inaugural Joint World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA) and International Stuttering Association (ISA), with local host organizations the Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders and the Japanese Stuttering Genyukai Organization.

This exciting new collaboration between the three international organizations, and their Japanese hosts, aims to create an event that will allow everyone – people who stutter and clutter, their families and friends, clinicians, and researchers - to feel welcome, included and valued.

The Inaugural Joint World Congress will be a ground-breaking initiative where historically diverse groups are cooperating effectively to explore experiences of, feelings about, and attitudes towards stuttering and cluttering. We want people who stutter or clutter to feel safe and surrounded by friends. We want those who work clinically to have opportunities to share and update their skills. We want to give researchers an opportunity to present high-quality research in a stimulating environment, while simultaneously giving those who explore innovative and new approaches to living with stuttering and cluttering a chance to share their experiences and ideas.

The benefit of this cooperation will be entirely mutual and shared by people who stutter, people who clutter, clinicians, and researchers.

Papers are now invited for the One World, Many Voices: Science and Community Joint World Congress.

The deadline for submissions is 15th December 2017.

Types of proposals
We invite presentation proposals on a wide variety of topics related to stuttering, cluttering, and other fluency disorders. Suitable topics include, among others, etiology and development of stuttering and cluttering, living with stuttering and cluttering, therapy, support, advocacy and empowerment, workplace and disability issues, as well as opportunities for networking and socializing. Proposals on the topic of introducing therapy for stuttering in Japan are also welcome.

Proposals may be submitted in English or Japanese although, due to the international nature of the congress, English is encouraged whenever possible.

Congress Date: 13-16th July, 2018 (The post congress will be held on 17th July.)
Congress Venue: International Convention Center Hiroshima
Congress Website: http://jointworldcongress.org

Questions and comments regarding delegate registration can be sent to: registration@jointworldcongress.org
Questions and comments regarding submissions can be sent to: submissions@jointworldcongress.org
Enquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities can be sent to: hiroshima2018sponsorship@gmail.com
All other enquiries can be directed to:
generalquestions@jointworldcongress.org

Event Chair:
Norimune Kawai, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor, Director
The Center for Special Needs Education Research and Practice
Department of Special Needs Education
Graduate School of Education
Department of Educational, Cultural, and Regional Studies
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
Hiroshima University
1-1-1 Kagamiyama C708
Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8524
JAPAN
TEL & FAX: +81-82-424-7179
Email: nkawai@hiroshima-u.ac.jp