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Conference Topics

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


One aim of the Oxford Dysfluency Conference is to encourage stuttering research and to advance this aim we will be providing a high-quality scientific forum for that research.

All abstracts will be reviewed to ensure scientific rigor. Authors are requested to consider the relevance of research findings for clinical practice. Submissions with a clinical focus should consider the evidence base for the methods.

Abstract submissions are sought for the following presentation formats:

Posters may have a clinical or research focus. Please submit a 200–300 word abstract.

Research Paper**
These presentations will be 15 minutes duration, plus 5 minutes for questions. Please submit a 400-500 word abstract summarizing the aims, methodology, results and conclusions of the research.

Discussion Paper**
Where possible, research should be presented as a Research Paper. However, the Committee recognizes that there will be some researchers who have a body of research or a theoretical perspective that they wish to present that would not fit into the research paper format. There will be a limited number of 1-hour sessions available. Please submit a 400-500 word abstract for consideration.

Scientific Committee Presentation Advisor

Conference presenters will have the opportunity to gain support and advice from a member of the Scientific Committee during the development of their presentation, after their presentation has been accepted. The Scientific Committee member will be available to discuss options for presentation content and format, and potential audience questions, both prior to and during the conference. If you would like to have a Scientific Committee Member advisor, please contact Shelley Brundage or Sharon Millard.


* Poster authors will be required to produce and submit their posters for upload in advance of the conference and to be available to present and discuss their posters during the live sessions. Full instructions for production will be sent with the author notifications in October 2020. Posters will be available to view by registered conference attendees only, live and on-demand from the first day of the conference (7 January 2021) until 8 February 2021.

** Oral authors will be required to submit a video presentation for upload in advance of the conference and to be available during the session for live Q&A. Full instructions for production will be sent with the author notifications in October 2020. Pre-recorded video presentation will first be shown at the scheduled time during the live event (7-8 January 2021) and will thereafter be available to registered conference attendees on demand until 8 February 2021.

For revisions or queries

A condition of submission is that if accepted one of the authors will register for and present at the conference.

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence.

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact us with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances.

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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
  • European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders
  • FluencyBank