Call for Papers

Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering

The next Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering, “One World Many Voices: A Global Collaboration”, is a collaborative effort between the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA), and International Stuttering Association (ISA) as well as local host organizations including the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA) and the Association Bégaiement Communication (ABC). The conference will bring together historically diverse groups to explore experiences of living with, treating, and researching stuttering and cluttering. We want people who stutter or clutter to share their experiences, and to feel supported and valued; we want those who work with people who stutter and clutter to have opportunities to share and update their skills; and we want researchers to have an opportunity to present high-quality research in a stimulating environment. Online submission is open for both oral and poster presentations from people who stutter or clutter, clinicians, and researchers.

Travel awards (averaging $1500.00) will be granted to 15-20 students and junior faculty through an  R13 Conference grant (1R13 DC019265-01) funded by the NIDCD. Those interested in being considered for this award must indicate this during the submission process.

The Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering, or JWCSC for short, is a one-of-a-kind congress bringing together academics, researchers, speech-language pathologists, people who stutter, and people who clutter for dialogue and collaboration on current research, viewpoints, and treatments for stuttering and cluttering. Mark your calendars for the 22nd to 25th of July, 2021 to join us in Montreal for this monumental collaboration


Preferred Presentation Types

Poster (60 minutes)

Poster presentations combine a verbal presentation with a visual aid. Poster sessions will be arranged to take place without additional parallel sessions. Authors will be required to set up their posters the morning of their presentation. Presenters must be available to discuss their poster during their 60-minute designated time. A display area on the panel of 48” by 60” will be allocated for each poster. Thumb tacks and other supplies will be available for the presenter.

Technical session (30 minutes)

Technical sessions will consist of a 20 -minute oral presentation followed by a 10-minute question and answer section. Technical sessions must have a research or clinical focus. The purpose of a technical session is to convey scientific information or share clinical or research innovations.

Seminar (60 minutes)

Seminars are intended to provide in-depth knowledge on a topic for clinicians, researchers, or individuals in outreach or advocacy. Seminars will consist of 50-minute oral presentations followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. An exception for longer seminars will be made in certain circumstances.

Suggested Topics

  • Stuttering in children: Research and intervention
  • Stuttering in adolescents and adults: Research and intervention
  • Cluttering, research and treatment
  • Neurogenic stuttering, research and intervention
  • Motor, linguistic and emotional factors related to stuttering
  • Neural substrates of stuttering
  • Stuttering in special populations (including concomitant disorders, bilingualism, etc.)
  • Outreach and advocacy
  • Self – help for people who stutter and clutter
  • Family involvement

Submission requirements

Submissions will require a 100 word abstract and 500 word summary. 

Begin a submission to the following:

Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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