The European CPLOL Congresses

are organized every three years.

  • The next congress will take place in 2018 in Estoril, Lisboa - Portugal from 10 - 12 May 2018. See the congress web site for program, registration and update here.

Below you will find the program and link to the proceedings of the congresses in 2009, 2012, and 2015.

Year Venue Theme Contents Proceedings Report
2009 Ljubljana Speech-language therapy in Europe: Sharing good clinical practice   pdf Program (91 KB) Published on cplol.eu  Report 2009
2012 The Hague New advances in SLT professional practice and education   pdf Program (144 KB) Published on cplol.eu - congress 2012 pdf Report 2012 (759 KB)
2015 Florence Open the doors to communication   pdf Program (1.32 MB) Presentations available here pdf Report 2015 (527 KB)

 

History of the congresses

The main aim of CPLOL congresses is to make possible the exchange of scientific and professional information, and to encourage research and European harmonisation within speech and language therapy / logopaedics.

Evolution of CPLOL congresses

Year Structure New
1992 Plenary sessions

 

1994 Keynote speakers and parallel sessions Parallel sessions were introduced, selection of papers by scientific committee
1997 Keynote speakers and parallel sessions A theme is selected for the congress, selection criteria for papers is set up
2000 Plenary sessions No parallel sessions, due to space restriction
2003 3 keynote speakers and 17 parallel sessions Large amount of papers submitted Large amount of posters presented
2006 Keynote speakers and parallel sessions Participants from countries outside EU, including USA
2009 Keynote speakers and parallel sessions Online abstracts submission and review
2012 Keynote speakers and parallel sessions Specific congress website
2015 Keynote speakers and parallel sessions Specific congress website

The structure of the congresses has evolved along the years, at first just a few parallel sessions and plenary sessions to have at the 5th congress 17 parallel sessions in Edinburgh. The organisers realized very quickly that the delegates attending these conferences wanted to be confronted with a large choice. This was taken into consideration and was the leading aim for following congresses.

The responsibility of the committee organising 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.

As technology has moved on so fast, so has the conference organisation. The use of web publicity, email transfers and congress proceedings shows this clearly. Now congress proceedings are published online only!

As for the selection of the country and location where the CPLOL congress will be held, this decision is taken by a majority vote at the General Assembly.

The publicity is the responsibility of each member association (journals, national websites, special mailings etc.)

Year Venue Theme Contents Proceedings  
1992 Athens

The Challenge of 1992. Current trends in the Science of Speech and Language Pathology in Europe

Program Published
in book form
ISBN 960 7019 54 7
 
1994 Antwerp

2ème Congrès Européen de Pathologie de la Parole et du Langage

Program
(only in French)
Published
in book form
ISBN 960 344 063 9
 
1997 Lisbon

Is Speech and Language Therapy effective ?  

Program  

2000

Paris

Quality and Efficacy in Speech and Language Therapy

Program

Published on  CD-Rom

 

2003

Edinburgh

Evidence-based practice

Program

Published on  CD-Rom

 
2006 Berlin

A multilingual and multicultural Europe - A challenge for speech and language therapists

Program Published on CD-Rom Congress Report
2009 Ljubljana

Speech-language therapy in Europe: Sharing good clinical practice

Program Published on www.cplol.eu Congress Report
2012 The Hague New advances in SLT professional practice and education Programme Published on cplol.eu/congress-2012   pdf Congress Report (759 KB)
2015 Florence Open the doors to communication  Programme Presentations
available here
  pdf Congress Report (527 KB)