Conference Schedule


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Morning Schedule

8:15am to 8:45am Registration, Coffee and Muffins

8:45am to 8:55am Opening Remarks

9:00am to 10:00am Simultaneous Workshops

1. Neuroplasticity: Speech Workouts To Reshape Neural Pathways, Remap Your Cortex, And Improve Fluency
David Stones

2. Let’s Sing: The Potential Benefits of Choral Singing in Adults who Stutter
Frank Russo, PhD and Sina Fallah

3. Let's Draw Comics!
Daniele Rossi

10:00am to 10:15am 15 minute break

10:15am to 11:15am Simultaneous Workshops:

1. A Stutterer’s Journey, and Coming Through to the Other Side
Catherine Moroney

2. Explaining the Stuttering Paradox: A New Theoretically-Driven Approach For Treating Stuttering Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Robert van de Vorst

3. Family Matters: Part 1 - Parents Meet and Greet
Eeva Stierwalt and Carla Di Domenicantonio, presenters

4. Family Matters: Part 1 - Teen and Young Adult Meet and Greet
Alexandra D’Agostino

11:15am to 11:30am 15 minute break

11:30am to 12:30pm Keynote Speaker: Mary Wood

12:30pm to 1:30pm Lunch is provided


Afternoon Schedule

1:45pm to 2:30pm Simultaneous Workshops:

1. The Fun in Letting Go: Improv for Beginners
Samuel Dunsiger and Brian Woo

2. Family Matters: Part 2, Parents and Children Come Together
Eeva Stierwalt, Carla Di Domenicantonio and Alexandra D’Agostino

3. Financial Support for Disability
Anna Huynh and Casey Kennedy

2:30pm to 2:40pm Ten minute break

2:40pm to 2:50pm Stand-Up Comedy with Joze Piranian

2:50pm to 3:35pm Open Mic

3:45pm to 4:45pm Simultaneous Workshops:

1. Updates on the Pharmacologic Treatment of Stuttering
Gerald Maguire, MD

2. Social Confidence With a Stutter
Joze Piranian

3. Fake News: Debunking Stuttering Myths in a Hyper-Connected World
Audrey Bigras

4:50pm to 5:00pm 50/50 Draw and Closing Remarks



Please join us for more socializing, food and drinks at a nearby restaurant after the conference.
(Cost not included in ticket.)