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Helen Grech Ph.D. IALP President January 2016 The worldwide
IALP
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LOGOPEDICS AND PHONIATRICS
The worldwide organization of professionals and scientists in human
communication, voice, speech language pathology, audiology and swallowing
Informative and consultative
status with UNESCO, WHO and
UNICEF
www.ialp.info
President
Helen Grech, PhD
Department of Communication
Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Malta MSD2090
Malta
[email protected]
Dear Colleagues of the Affiliated Societies,
I hope that you have started the New Year in good health. As the preparations for the 30th World Congress
of IALP in Dublin, Ireland, are in progress, I sincerely hope that you are also getting excited and planning
to participate in the Flag Parade, the Special Reception hosted by IALP and the Poster Session for Affiliated
Societies. As an affiliated society of the IALP you are also invited to nominate members to serve on the
IALP Board, submit a bid to host a World Congress of the IALP and organise an IALP special event
(Composium). May I remind you that the members of your society will receive a reduced fee for
registration at the Congress.
The Main Reporter of the Congresss are finalising their presentations as indicated below:
President Elect
Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, PhD
P.O.Box 9364,
Rancho Santa Fe,
CA.92067, USA
[email protected]

Neuro-scientific implications in assessment and intervention in acquired communication disorders
– Presenter :Linda Worrall

Technological advances and innovation in voice and dysphagia – Presenter: Maggie-Lee
Huckabee

Biological and environmental influences in prevention and early intervention in speech and
language disorders – Presenter: Gina Conti-Ramsden
Immediate Past President
Tanya Gallagher, PhD
College of Applied Health Sciences
Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
110 Huff Hall. MC-586
1206 South Fourth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61821, USA
[email protected]
Vice President
I am pleased to inform you that the Main Reports will be published in Folia Phoniatrica and we will soon be
Aoife McGuire,
Clinical Therapies Department
Faculty of Education and Health
Sciences
Health Science Building
University of Limerick, Ireland
[email protected]
publishing another special issue, prepared by our Aphasia Committee, which we hope that you will enjoy
Treasurer
International Communications Project (ICP) team is also planning to participate at the Congress.
Michael Robb, PhD
Department of Communication
Disorders
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand
[email protected]
We treasure you as an Affiliated Society of IALP, which is a unique global network of speech language
reading.
We are hoping to have a WHO presentation at the Congress which I am sure will be well attended. The
pathologists, scientists and physicians responsible for the management and research on human
communication and related disorders.
Secretary
Kenneth Watkin, PhD
Center on Health, Aging and Disability
(CHAD)
University of Illinois MC-586
1206 South Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
[email protected]
Looking forward to meeting your represenatives in Ireland. Meanwhile, feel free to contact Vanessa Borg,
our Office Manager ([email protected]) should you require further information and wish to share ideas as to
how we can reach you better.
Editor-in-Chief
Gary Weismer, PhD
Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders
University of Wisconsin
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706, USA
[email protected]
IALP Office
IALP
c/o Vanessa Borg
32, Flat 1
Francesco Buhagiar Street
Birkirkara
Malta BKR1154
[email protected]
Sincerely,
Helen Grech Ph.D.
IALP President
January 2016
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