12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference

6-9 January 2021 | St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK


We understand you may be concerned about not being able to attend due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. Rest assured that we will refund your registration fee, with no penalty, should you wish to cancel during the uncertainty of the outbreak.

The Elsevier conference team take the safety and well-being of their entire delegation and community very seriously. We will therefore be implementing a number of enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures, in collaboration with our conference venues, when our events take place. We will also of course, be following appropriate social distancing measures, to keep everyone safe throughout the conference.
This is coupled with our promise to refund your registration fee, with no penalty, should you wish to cancel during the uncertainty of the outbreak.

The 12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference (ODC), under the theme ‘Challenge and Change’, is to be held at St Catherine’s College Oxford from 6-9 January 2021.

The Oxford Dysfluency Conference has a reputation as one of the leading international scientific conferences in the field of dysfluency.

The conference brings together researchers and clinicians, providing a showcase and forum for discussion and collegial debate about the most current and innovative research and clinical practices.

Throughout the history of the Oxford Dysfluency Conference, the primary aim has been to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.

The conference seeks to promote research that informs management, with interventions that are supported by sound theory and which inform future research.

Conference topics:
The online abstract submission system is still open for late-breaking oral and poster submissions.

  • Conceptualizing stuttering
  • Genetics, brain, and neurophysiology
  • More than speech
  • Cluttering, acquired stuttering, and atypical disfluencies,
  • Working with people who stutter

The 12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference will feature a series of presentations and discussions aimed at those interested in developing clinical research knowledge and skills. Potential topics include:

  • Getting started as a researcher
  • Tips from researchers
  • Finding collaborators
  • Getting started in peer review
  • How to get published
  • Available research resources

If you have a particular topic you’d like us to consider as part of this series of presentations, please email the conference secretariat at k.russell@elsevier.com

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Conference Committee

Conference Chairs

Scientific Committee

  • Courtney Byrd, USA
  • Soo-Eun Chang, USA
  • Kurt Eggers, Belgium
  • Marie-Christine Franken, Croatia
  • Jane Harley, London
  • Suzana Jelčić-Jakšić, Croatia
  • Elaine Kelman, UK
  • Robyn Lowe, Sydney
  • Jan McAllister, UK
  • Luc De Nil, Canada
  • Katerina Ntourou, USA
  • Mark Onslow, Sydney
  • Nan Bernstein Ratner, USA
  • Kathleen Scaler Scott, USA
  • Martin Sommer, Germany
  • Christine Weber, USA
  • Katarzyna Węsierska, Poland
  • Scott Yaruss, USA
Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speaker for the Inaugural Stuttering Foundation Workshop

Supporting Publications

Journal of Communication Disorders

Journal of Fluency Disorders

Organised by
  • Michael Pain Centre
  • George Washington Centre
  • Elsevier
Supported by
  • The Stuttering Foundation
  • Action for Stammering Children
  • Michael Pain Centre
  • The George Washington University

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