We begin on May 25 with 6 fantastic workshops taking place in Lisbon, at the Best Office Saldanha.
This will be followed by two intense days at the Ismaili Center, from 26 to 27 May 2023, around the main areas of clinical performance in speech therapy, placing them under the magnifying glass of knowledge regarding assessment and intervention illuminated by evidence, in a format of conferences, round tables and free papers, without ever neglecting a fundamental time for debate open to all participants. We will also have posters and visits to our partner stands.
We have 7 international guests joining an excellent national panel, either in the face-to-face format – Alexandre Cavallieri Gomes and Victoria Joffe – or online – Anne Vertigan, Cristina Murphy and Sharynne McLeod. -, who will share their experiences and knowledge, with relevant contributions to this Congress.
We also have a point of special relevance for national Speech Language Therapy with the launch of the “Compendium of Speech Therapy: assessing and intervening with evidence”, the most recent work of this Society which, throughout its 1500 pages, exposes the knowledge and scientific evidence regarding assessment methodologies and intervention in Speech Therapy.
And because science is also covered with affections, on September 26 we will have the homage to the Speech Therapist Dr. Gabriela Leal, as well as on September 27 the presentation of the Merit Award 2020-2023.
And it is in this language of science and affections that the III International Congress of the Portuguese Speech Therapy Society will take place.

Keynote Speakers

 Alexandre Cavalieri Gomes

Speech Therapist. Master in Orofacial Motricity and Deglutition. Postgraduate in Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and Oral and Facial Motor Intervention. Specialist in Exercise Electrophysiology. Speech Therapist at the Hospital de Guimarães, where she is a member of different working groups, and in private practice. Lecturer in the areas of orofacial motricity and deglutition in the EPAP institute and in the Master in Speech Therapy in the Escola Superior de Saúde of Alcoitão. Invited trainer in public and private entities, and speaker in several congresses, conferences and workshops in the areas of orofacial motricity and swallowing.

Anna Volkmer

Dr Anna Volkmer is a senior speech and language therapist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at University College London Hospital in the UK. Dr Volkmer is also a senior research fellow who specialises in developing and trialling interventions for people with primary progressive aphasia and their families. In her clinical academic role Dr Volkmer has set up the first specialist clinical service for PPA int he UK. She has been able to establish a hub and spoke model, where she works with a team to deliver therapy and support other speech and language therapists to do the same.

Anne Vertigan

A/Prof Anne Vertigan is the manager of speech pathology for John Hunter Hospital and Belmont Hospital in Newcastle Australia, and Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle Australia. She graduated from Latrobe University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Newcastle and a PhD through the University of Queensland. She is currently studying a combined Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Master of Medical Statistics. Anne’s clinical load includes acute inpatients, and outpatients voice disorders, chronic cough/VCD, laryngectomy and dysphagia. She is the speech pathologist in the Severe Asthma Clinic at John Hunter Hospital and chair of the Hunter New England Allied Health Research Network and the Hunter New England Research Ethics Committee. Research interests include voice disorders, chronic cough/VCD and voice & upper airway disorders in asthma. Anne has conducted several research projects in the area of chronic cough and PVFM and published the first text book on speech pathology management of these conditions.

Cristina Murphy

Cristina Murphy is an Audiologist and Speech and Language Therapist specialising in Auditory Processing Disorder.  She has more than 20 years of experience working as a researcher and clinician in the field of APD. Cristina has accumulated a strong track record of publications with the world’s leading APD scientists and participated as a guest/keynote speaker in several international conferences/courses. Her work has focused on the intersection between auditory processing and language (including speech and reading skills), which is the result of her audiology and speech and language therapy backgrounds.

?Currently, she works as a Specialist Paediatric Audiologist in the National Health Service (NHS) in England and her private practice, THE APD CLINIC, in London. She is registered as a Clinical Audiologist with the RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists). She is also a member of the BSA (British Society of Audiology) and BAA (British Academy of Audiology).

Richard Talbot

Dr Richard Talbot is a qualified speech and language therapist with experience in a variety of adult neurology settings. He has held clinical tutor and research posts at City, University of London, working on aphasia technology and discourse intervention projects.  His interests are the application of technology to aphasia rehabilitation, discourse, adults with language disorder, primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and bolstering links between research and clinical practice.

Sharynne McLeod

Sharynne McLeod, Ph.D. is a speech-language pathologist and professor of speech and language acquisition at Charles Sturt University, Australia. She has received Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2021) and Life Membership of Speech Pathology Australia (2015). She served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and has won Editors’ Awards from Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing: Speech (2018), American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2019), and Topics in Language Disorders (2020). She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, the Royal Society of New South Wales, a Board Certified Member of the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders, Chair of the Child Speech Committee of the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (IALP), and served as Vice President of the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association. She has co-authored 13 books and 230+ peer reviewed journal articles and chapters primarily focusing on children’s speech acquisition, speech sound disorders, and multilingualism. In 2019, she presented a speech about communication rights at the United Nations based on a special issue of International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology that has received over 200,000 downloads. The Australian Newspaper named her Australia’s Research Field Leader in Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology (2018, 2019, 2020, 2022) and Best in the World based on the “quality, volume and impact” of research in the field (2019).

Victoria Joffe

Victoria Joffe is Professor and Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex. She was previously the Academic Director, International and Professor in the Enhancement of Child and Adolescent Language and Learning at City, University of London. 
Victoria’s area of expertise includes speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in children and young people, the interface between education and speech and language therapy, training of teaching staff, language and literacy development, and EBP.
Victoria is editor of the journal, Child Language Teaching and Therapy, and acts as a speech and language therapy partner for the HCPC Council. She is chair of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ national clinical excellence network for older children and young adults with SLCN. Victoria is currently working on three NIHR-funded research projects looking into new and innovative interventions for children with social communication disorder, children who stammer and children with Down Syndrome


May 25th 2023


May 26th, 2023

08:30-09:00 Secretariat Opening

09:00-09:30 Conference Is the “speech therapists’ brain” prepared to document scientific evidence?
Joaquim Ferreira    
Moderators: Paula Correia & Soraia Ibrahim

09:30-09:40 Discussão

09:40-10:10 Online Conference Chronic Refractory Cough
Anne Vertigan
Moderators: Paula Correia & Soraia Ibrahim

10:10-10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:45 Coffee break and visit to the posters

10:45-11:45  Oral communications
Moderators: Ana Marques & Elsa Soares

11:45-12:15 Roundtable: Supported Decision Making in People with Complex Communication Needs
António Melo, Iola Oliveira, Margarida Paz e Paula valente
Moderators: Ana Catarina Gaspar & Luísa Taveira

12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:25-13:00 Grand Opening Session
Tribute to Honorary President Dra. Gabriela Leal

 José Fonseca

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:45 Roundtable: Challenges and needs in assessment and intervention in Child Language
Joana rocha, joana soares, Alexandra Lopes, Alexandrina Martins
Moderators: Fátima Maia & Telma Pereira    

14:45-15:00 Discussion   

15:00-15:30 Online conference: Auditory Processing and its relation to language and cognition
Cristina Murphy
Moderators: Susana Capitão & Marisa Alves   

15:30-15:40 Discussion      

15:40-16:15  Coffee break and visit to the posters

16:15-16:45 Conference Enhancing language and communication in adolescents with speech, language and communication needs: the magic of storytelling
Victoria Joffe
Moderators: Marisa Lousada & Sandra Cruz

16:45-17:00  Discussion

17:00-18:00 Launch of the book “Compendium of Speech Therapy: evaluate and intervene with evidence
Autograph session

20:00-23:00 Gala Dinner (optional)

May 27th, 2023

09:00-10:30 Free Papers
Moderators: Ana Catarina Batista & Inês Tello Rodrigues

10:30-11:00 Online Conference Enhancing children’s speech using international evidence-based resources
Sharynne McLeod
Moderators: Dina Alves & Patrícia Oliveira

11:00-11:10 Discussion

11:10-11:30 Coffee Break and visit to the posters

11:30-12:15 Roundtable Intellectual Property 
Inês Alves & Diogo Morais Oliveira
Moderators: Cristiana Guimarães & Sónia Pós de Mina

12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:00 Conference: Laser Therapy in Orofacial Intervention – Yes or No?
Alexandre Cavallieri Gomes
Moderators: Debora Franco & Mariana Carvalho

13:00-13:10 Discussion

13:10-14:00 Lunch

14:30-15:00 Symposium on Auditory Evaluation and Rehabilitation – MED-EL                    
Moderators: Marisa Alves & Sofia Lynce de Faria  

15:00-15:h10 Discussion

15:10-16:h40 Free papers
Moderators: Inês Lopes & Carina Pinto

16:40-17:15 Coffee Break and visit to the stands

17:15-18:30 Round Table: The Voice Outside the Box
Moderators: Pedro Pestana & Sónia Lima
Inês Silvestre – Vocal therapy in singing
Carla Gapo – ENT and mind-body medicine: from microscopic evaluation of the vocal folds to the holistic approach of the voice 
Mónica Valinho – Coaching in voice intervention: a new paradigm?

18:30-18:45 Discussion

18:45-19:15Closing and Award of Scientific Merit


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