11th Oxford Dysfluency Conference
Challenge and Change

20-23 September 2017 | St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK

We are delighted to announce that Michael Palin will give a talk at the Gala Dinner on the evening of Friday, 22 September 2017.

The registration and abstract submission systems are now closed.

The 11th Oxford Dysfluency Conference (ODC), under the theme ‘Challenge and Change’, is to be held at St Catherine’s College Oxford from 20-23 September, 2017. ODC 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 ODC, 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.

In 2017, the goal is to encourage discussion and debate that will challenge and enhance our perspectives and understanding of research; the nature of stuttering and / or cluttering; and management across the ages.


We are delighted to announce the winners of the following awards:

The Dave Rowley Award for International Initiatives

Katarzyna Wesierska, University of Silesia, Poland

Katarzyna Wesierska

The Travers Reid Award

Evan Usler, Purdue University, United States


  1. New perspectives on assessment and therapy in children
  2. New perspectives on assessment and therapy in adolescents
  3. New perspectives on assessment and therapy in adults
  4. Issues, variables, and controversies in assessment and outcome
  5. Supporting the next generation of clinicians and researchers
  6. Evidence in practice
  7. Neurological foundations

The 2017 conference will enable delegates to:

  • Present and learn from the latest research developments and findings
  • Explore issues relating to the nature of stuttering and / or cluttering and its treatment
  • Develop knowledge and clinical skills for working with children and adults who stutter and / or clutter
  • Advance research in the field of dysfluency
  • Consider ways to integrate research into clinical practice
  • Support and encourage new researchers in the field
  • Develop collaborations with researchers working in dysfluency
  • Provide informal opportunities to meet and discuss ideas with leading experts in the field in a friendly environment
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Conference Committee

Conference Chairs

Junior Researcher Forum Committee

  • Mark Onslow, Australia
  • Robyn Lowe, Australia

Scientific Committee

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Organised by
  • Michael Pain Centre
  • George Washington Centre
  • Elsevier
  • Stuttering Foundation
  • Michael Pain Centre
  • The George Washington University
  • Action For Stammering Children
  • City Lit
  • Stuttering Foundation
  • Stuttering Foundation
  • Stuttering Therapy Resources
  • Multilingual