ESLA, together with the ESLA Congress Task Force and the ESLA Member Associations, organizes a scientific congress every two years. The main aim of ESLA congresses is to exchange scientific and professional information, encourage research and European harmonisation within speech and language therapy / logopaedics. 
The structure of the congress has evolved along the years, at first just a few parallel sessions and plenary sessions to 17 parallel sessions at the 5th congress in Edinburgh. The program of the 10th CPLOL congress included 4 keynote speakers, 22 parallel sessions and 221 e-poster presentations.
The responsibility of the committee organising - the ESLA Congress Task Force - such conferences has grown larger over the years. In fact, this committee is responsible for choosing the theme of the congress, setting up the program, sending out the call for papers and posters, selecting the ones for the program and promoting the conference at different levels.
The last edition, the 11th ESLA Congress, was held in Salzburg, Austria, from the 26th to the 28th May 2022.
More than 400 participants from more than 35 countries all around the world attended the Congress, either online or in site.
We received a total of 235 abstracts submitted for scientific contributions.
We had 5 keynote speakers, 185 presenters, 66 E-Posters, 66 online Presentations, 44 on-site Presentations, and 32 Live Posters.
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Here below you can find information about previous ESLA Congresses:
2022 - Salzburg, Austria: "New frontiers in speech and language therapy: advancing practice, research and education"

2018 - Estoril, Portugal: "Effectiveness in SLT - science and pratice"

  • Program
  • Presentations available on congress website
  • Congress report 2018 in English and in French

2015 - Florence, Italy: "Open the doors to communication"

 2012 - The Hague, The Nederlands: "New advances in SLT professional practice and education"

2009 - Ljubljana, Slovenia: "Speech-language therapy in Europe: Sharing good clinical practice"

2006 - Berlin, Germany: "A multilingual and multicultural Europe - A challenge for speech and language therapists"

2003 - Edinburgh, Scotland: "Evidence-based practice"

2000 - Paris, France: "Quality and Efficacy in Speech and Language Therapy"

  • Program
  • Proceedings is published on  CD-Rom

1997 - Lisbon, Portugal: "Is Speech and Language Therapy effective?"

1994 - Antwerp, Belgium: "2ème Congrès Européen de Pathologie de la Parole et du Langage"

  • Program (only in French)
  • Proceedings is published in book form ISBN 960 344 063 9

 1992 - Athens, Greece: "Current trends in the Science of Speech and Language Pathology in Europe"

  • Program
  • Proceedings is published in book form ISBN 960 7019 54 7