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    January 19 – 21, 2017

    International Cognitive-Communication Disorders Conference

» International Cognitive-Communication Disorders Conference

January 19 – 21, 2017 

Chapman University, Orange, CA, in the heart of ‘Old Towne of Orange’

Come to the inaugural ICCDC to present your latest research and hear what your colleagues are doing in the management of cognitive-communication disorders after brain injury. ICCDC is a small venue where researchers and clinicians will have the opportunity to learn through peer reviewed presentations and extensive discussion.

The emphasis of this conference is on the cognitive, communication and social disorders after traumatic brain injury, including concussion, but other kinds of brain disorders with similar disorders are encouraged as well.

Keynote Speaker

Leanne Togher, Ph.D, University of Sydney, Australia

Sponsored by

Chapman University, CREAN College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

CEUs will be available. Reasonable registration and student rates.

Look for call for papers in June 2016.

Conference Chair: Mary Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP, markenne@chapman.edu

+ - Call for Papers

Types of papers: Researchers are invited to present original research studies on the nature and management of cognitive and communication disorders associated with traumatic brain injury, including concussion. Because the intent of the conference is to foster clinical research, priority will be given to proposals that describe studies where the data has been collected and analyzed.

  • Paper presentations will be kept to 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

Program Committee: The program committee will evaluate each submission and decide on its acceptability. This peer- reviewed process ensures that a high quality standard will be adhered to. The program committee members are:

  • Mary RT Kennedy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Program and Conference Chairperson, Professor, Chapman University
  • Ann Glang, Ph.D. – Program Committee, Center on Brain Injury Research and Training, University of Oregon
  • Juliet K. Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP - Adjunct Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Program Committee, Associate Professor, Northeastern University.

Dates to keep in mind:

  • Proposals can be submitted from a link provided on this webpage starting July 1.
  • September 19th is the deadline for submitting proposals.
  • First authors will be notified by September 30th.


  • Authors whose papers have been accepted are expected to register and attend the conference. Registration will also be open to researchers and clinicians who are not presenting papers, after we know how many authors will be attending. We anticipate that the total attendance will be about 125.
  • Registration will be open by the end of September.
  • The cost for this inaugural conference will be kept at a minimum.
    • Presenters and non-presenters – full registration, $250 US
    • Students – student registration, $50 US

Accommodations: The conference is being held at Chapman University, located in Orange, California, in the heart of ‘Old Towne Orange’. There are numerous boutique shops, restaurants and antique stores a few blocks from campus.

We are currently working with a local hotel to secure a block of rooms for the dates on and around the conference.

Keep checking this webpage for continual updates.

For further questions, contact Mary Kennedy at markenne@chapman.edu

+ - Submission Instructions

Click on the link below to submit your proposal. You will need contact information for yourself, as the submitting author, and for the author to be contacted, if that is not you. Abstracts should be no more than 50 words long. The body of the proposal should be submitted as a pdf, no longer than 1200 words and in a format typical of research proposals, i.e., rationale/background, methodology (participants, procedures, design), results, discussion.

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