Welcome Message

Beyond Borders: Our inspiring theme for the Speech Pathology Australia 2022 National Conference.

If nothing else, recent events have demonstrated the ingenuity and resolve required to provide quality speech pathology services. Specifically, challenging and changed times has reminded us to stretch and reach beyond our perceived borders to achieve excellence with our practice, research, information dissemination and client and family engagement. It has also reaffirmed that speech pathologists’ reach and impact is far and wide. Thus, we invite speech pathologists to join us in Melbourne in 2022 to share and discuss how we have gone Beyond Borders with regards to clientele, research, information dissemination.

As always, the program will include keynote speakers, leaders at the forefront of Speech Pathology: Professor Gail Gillon, Dr Joanne (Jo) Watson and our Elizabeth Usher Memorial Award Recipient, Professor Miranda Rose.

We anticipate a great attendance as we return to our in-person conference, providing our members the much-needed opportunity to network with leaders, make new contacts and build those important relationships which we have all missed.

Join us in Melbourne and take time out of your busy schedule to explore our diverse city, whether it’s wandering the many laneways showcasing our colourful street art, visiting our many cafes, restaurants, and wine bars, or just taking the opportunity to do some shopping at the local precincts. The choices are endless.

As Melbournians start to return to the cosmopolitan city we once enjoyed, we welcome you to join us as we come together for our insightful and educational Speech Pathology Australia 2022 National Conference.

2022 Organising Committee

Speech Pathology Australia Board would like to thank our amazing organising committee for their time and dedication in bringing our members an outstanding conference program.

Dr Diane Jacobs (Convenor)

Dr Abby Foster (Scientific Program Chair)

Gulsen Ellul (Social program)

Mia Roberts (Student volunteers)

Aashna Vazirani (Social program).