Upcoming Conferences

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The Joint World Congress of the ISA, IFA and ICA

27-30 May 2022

Montreal, CA


The 8th International Conference on Speech Motor Control (SMC)


24 - 27 August 2022, Groningen, the Netherlands

Submission deadline for abstracts: 27 February 2022

Groningen, the Netherlands


Joint Stamma/ISA World Congress

24-28 August 2022

University of Liverpool


Stuttering: The Fifth Croatia Clinical Symposium

              2-5 October 2022

Cavtat, Croatia



Society for the Neurobiology of Language
(some stuttering research)


18-20 October, 2022

Marseille, France



ASHA Convention, USA

(good amount of stuttering research)


17–19 November, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana




Mostly for professionals



International Fluency Association (IFA) congress, different locations



International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) congress, different locations



Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford (UK)



International Conference on Stuttering, Rome (Italy)



European Symposium on Fluency Disorders, Antwerp (Belgium)



CPLOL (Committee of Speech and Language Therapists in the EU) Congress, Europe



International Conference on Speech Motor Control (SMC)

(Usually some stuttering research)



Mostly for people who stutter, friends & family and everyone else


International Stuttering Association (ISA) congress, different locations



National associations have held annual conferences for many years. These conferences are for the needs and interests of their members, namely people who stutter and significant others, but SLTs who focus on stuttering also often attend and invited researchers talk about research in treatment outcome and fundamental research:

  1. UK: British Stammering Association (BSA,

  2. Germany: Bundesvereinigung Stottern & Selbsthilfe (BVSS,

  3. USA: Friends: The National Assoc of Young People Who Stutter (
  4. USA: National Stuttering Association (NSA,

  5. Canada: Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA,

  6. France: Association Parole Bégaiement (APB,

Mission & Goals


Our mission is to improve understanding and treatment of fluency disorders by promoting research, supporting researchers and connecting them with all stakeholders.

The actionable goals have been compiled through feedback from different stakeholders and will be periodically reviewed. The committee’s role is to achieve the goals specifically related to IFA activities, and to decide on which other goals that they wish to work towards.

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An Introduction to the Research Notes Series

The IFA Research and Publication Committee has invited a number of  experts to write an introduction to a topic with references to help explore the topic.   The authors are strongly encouraged to cover important work from other researchers as well as their own.

Each note represents the opinion of the writer, and is not intended to represent the views of the IFA, its boards or its membership as a whole.

Read more on the format of the notes below.

Read more: An Introduction to the Research Notes Series


The IFA implemented Japanese translations of some pages on the site for the 2018 Joint World Congress. Choosing Japanese below to see these translations.

Not all pages are translated, but you can use Google translate to see a machine translation using the switch below

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Journal of Fluency DisordersBrowse the current issue

The official journal of the International Fluency Association
IFA Members receive online access to JFD as a member benefit.

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