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Online registration for the Joint World Congress is closed. Onsite registrations will be possible, but please note that lunch is not provided for those delegates who register onsite.

 

  **HIROSHIMA AREA TRAVEL UPDATE 14TH JULY 2018**

We have been advised that bus routes to and from the airport are now working normally. Delegates who are leaving from Hiroshima airport after the congress who planned to get the limousine bus, should be able to do that now without difficulty.

 

 

 

 ** HIROSHIMA AREA TRAVEL UPDATE 12th JULY 2018 **

Lots of delegates are successfully arriving in Hiroshima, although we are aware of some flight delays to delegates travelling via Shanghai and Taipei. There is no change to advice regarding transport from Hiroshima airport to the city center. Buses from the airport will take you to a train station, from where you can take a train to the city. Taxis or street cars can then take you to your destination. See the travel updates below for further details.

 

** HIROSHIMA AREA TRAVEL UPDATE 11th JULY 2018 **

International members of the Congress Organising Team are now either en route to or in Hiroshima! Several members of teh international congress organising team, taking different flights to Hiroshima, have had a relatively easy journey from Hiroshima airport into the City, via the bus then the bullet train. Very helpful staff at Hiroshima airport are able to advise on the best current routes, as these may change daily as road repairs are completed. 

Some flights into Hiroshima Airport are delayed but the airport bus service has been extended beyond the posted schedule to accommodate travelers.

**LATEST NEWS FROM HIROSHIMA 9th JULY**

Travel from the Hiroshima Airport (HIJ) to Hiroshima City Center

Recent heavy rains have damaged the main highway between the airport and city so the normal method of travel, the airport limousine bus from the airport to the city, is not available.  You can see the airport limousine bus status here (http://www.hij.airport.jp/english/)  

However, train service is running on schedule, and you can take an airport limousine bus from the airport to two different train stations: Mihara and Fukuyama.  These stations are to the east of the airport and the city is to the west, but getting to the train will get you to the city.  Both stations will have frequent trains that will take you to Hiroshima Station.  

It is about a 35 minute walk from the Hiroshima Station to the International Conference Center, or about 30 minutes to the Hiroshima Bus Center.  Local trains can take you to Shin-Hakushima Station, which may be closer to your hotel.  A taxi from the Hiroshima Station to city center is roughly 1500 JPY, depending of course where and when.

From Hiroshima Station to the central part of Hiroshima City, delegates can take street cars.
http://www.hiroden.co.jp/en/s-schedules.html

The nearest stops to the venue are Genbaku Dome-mae, Hondori, Fukuro-machi (nearest stop from ANA Crowne Plaza as well), and Chuden-mae (the nearest stop from Hotel Sunroute as well). The fare is only 180 JPY (1.50 USD) anywhere inside of the central part of Hiroshima City.
http://www.hiroden.co.jp/en/s-routemap.html


Mihara has mostly local trains, which take about 1 hr 15 min to get to the city but does serves some Shinkansen(bullet) trains which take about 30 min.  

Mihara bus:
time: 38 minutes price: 820 JPY phone: +81(0)848-48-2211

Mihara Bus schedule (does not show all stops):

Hiroshima
Airport

Mihara
Station

07:05

07:43

08:55

09:33

10:30

11:08

11:30

12:08

12:50

13:28

15:20

15:58

16:40

17:18

17:55

18:33

19:20

19:58

20:15

20:53

21:30

22:08



Fukuyama has frequent Shinkansen trains that take between 25 and 50 minutes to get to the city.

Fukuyama bus:
time: 65 minutes price: 1,350 JPY phone:+81(0)84-953-1951

Bus schedule (does not show all stops):

HiroshimaAirport

Fukuyama

Station

07:15

08:20

08:50

09:55

10:25

11:30

11:40

12:45

12:55

14:00

15:15

16:20

16:50

17:55

18:00

19:05

19:25

20:30

20:20

21:25

21:35

22:40

22:20

23:25

 

If you have any questions, please email the Congress Organising Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that many menbers of the organising team will be travelling to Hiroshima between Tuesday-Thursday this week, so please be patient when awaiting a reply. We will respond as quickly as we can.

 

 ** LATEST NEWS FROM HIROSHIMA 8th JULY 2018**

A message to Congress attendees from Dr Nori Kawai, Event Coordinator of the OWMV Congress, who lives in Hiroshima:

As you may know, heavy rain and flash floods hit Western Japan including Hiroshima over the last few days. However, the central part of Hiroshima City is not seriously damaged. Now both Shinkansen (bullet trains) and airlines that arrive and depart Hiroshima Airport/Station are operating with nearly normal schedules. Although, JR ordinary train lines and highways are not restored yet, it is expected that these will be back to normal within a couple of days. Therefore, the congress will be held as originally scheduled. The Congress Organising Team will keep delegates updated if the situation changes. According to the current weather forecast, it will be clear almost all the time during our congress.

ASHA Continuing Education Credits Available for Joint World Congress

ASHA CEUApplication has been made by the University of Maryland, an approved ASHA provider, to offer up to 3.1 ASHA Continuing Education Units (various levels, professional area) for attendance at the full Congress and full-day post Congress workshop on Brief Solution Focused Therapy with children and young people who stutter and their parents). Partial credit will be available. 

Please click on this link to download an Microsoft Excel file with disclosures for each speaker/poster presenter, together with learning outcomes, and CE credit per session.

Please click on this link to see detailed information on the Continuing Education offerrings for the Joint World Congress Post Conference workshop Using Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Children and Young People who Stutter and their Parents

In order to receive ASHA CE credit for partial or full attendance at the Joint World Congress, attendees must complete the following forms:

Please click on this link to download the JWC ASHA CE Worksheet in Microsoft Word format.

Please click on this link to download the bubble sheet CEParticipantFormOWC2018.pdf in PDF formatCEParticipantFormOWC2018.pdf in PDF format

Materials may be turned in at the Congress venue before departure from Japan, or emailed as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than July 27, 2018.

Survey to determine future areas of research focus for Stuttering and Cluttering

In the context of the Joint World Congress, a survey has been created with the purpose of determining areas of research that are of importance to the community of people affected by stuttering and cluttering. This community includes people who stutter or clutter, their families, researchers, and clinicians. The results of this survey will be presented at the Joint World Congress in Hiroshima, on July 14th.

The survey was created by Professor Nan Bernstein Ratner of the University of Maryland department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, in conjunction with representatives from the International Cluttering Association (ICA) and the International Stuttering Association (ISA).


Your contribution to the survey is valuable and will be much appreciated. Here is the link to the survey:

https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_71K45pi3HZmx2f3

Welcome to the 2018 Joint World Congress

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 event will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, from the 13th to the 16th of July, 2018.

Read more: Welcome to the 2018 Joint World Congress

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