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We are very grateful to all our sponsors for helping to make this event possible. 



sq IFA LogoIn addition to underwriting the Joint World Congress, the International Fluency Association has made a generous donation to assist in keeping delegate fees as low as possible.

The International Fluency Association is a not-for-profit, international, interdisciplinary organization devoted to the understanding and management of fluency disorders, and to the improvement in the quality of life for persons with fluency disorders.

Hiroshima CVB logo squareThe Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau is a public interest incorporated foundation established to promote conventions in Hiroshima Prefecture and tourism in and around the City of Hiroshima, as well as to invigorate the local economy, promote mutual understanding between Japan and other countries, and to contribute to the development of local culture.

To achieve these goals, it endeavors to attract both domestic and international events such as meetings, conferences, and exhibitions to Hiroshima, and offers support services to help encourage their success. It also aims to attract tourists to Hiroshima, along with maintaining and developing tourism resources.




The Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders (JSSFD) was founded in 2013. The primary goal of JSSFD is to increase awareness and understanding of stuttering, cluttering and other fluency disorders, and to improve treatment and quality of life for people with fluency disorders. 





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Servotronix Motion Control develops and manufactures standard and customized automation solutions with a focus on motion control. Over decades, the company has developed generations of high performance servo drive families and motion control solutions tailored to customer needs and designed to meet the form, fit, functionality, and cost specifications of a wide range of applications and industries.

With a global customer base of leading machine builders and automation system suppliers, Servotronix guiding principles are to provide its customers with high-quality products, cost-effective solutions, and on- time deliveries.

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The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.

The vision of the National Stuttering Association is to build on our position as the preeminent organization for supporting people who stutter in the United States via local chapters, advocacy, educational training, family programs, and publications, while continuing to forge a strong partnership with the international stuttering community in order to serve others around the globe.


UC RIverside School of Medicine

The University of California, Riverside School of Medicine houses the Kirkup Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering.  UCR serves as a leading institution providing medical treatments for those who stutter and is consistently investigating novel pharmacologic and other therapies. Providing comprehensive care with medication management, speech therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, UC Riverside welcomes the stuttering community to receive cutting edge, scientifically based treatment. 



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