2019 Conference Program

AUSTRALIAN SPEAK EASY ASSOCIATION

SYDNEY CONFERENCE 2019

The Vibe Hotel

100 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011

20 – 22 SEPTEMBER

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

8:30 – 9:00       Registration

9:00 – 9:15       Opening – ASEA National President – Vikesh Anand

9:15 – 9:30       Welcome NSW State President – Peter Greville

9:30 – 10:15     Professor Paul Sowman – “From Brain to Speech: What Causes Stuttering”

10:15 – 11:00   Professor Ann Packman – “Let’s Talk About Cause”

11:00 – 11:25   Morning Tea

11:25 – 12:10   Dr Susan Block – “The Road to Fluency: Navigating the Roadblocks”

12:10 – 12:45   Bruce Rowe – “There is Hope”

12:45 – 1:35     Lunch

1:35 – 2:20       Professor Ashley Craig – “Developing Resilience: What Protects me from the Adversity of Stuttering”

2:20 – 3:05       Paul West – “A Road to Fluency, One Stutterer’s Perspective”

3:05 – 3:30       Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15       Peter Dhu – “What Lies Beyond the Road to Fluency? – The Road to Ruin or The Road to Riches”

4:15 – 4:45       Carolynn Murtagh – “I Used to Stutter”

4:45 – 5:00       Open mike 

6.30 – 9.00        Cocktail Party

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

9:00 – 9:30        Lauren McDonnell – “Through Impediment Comes Empowerment”

9:30 – 10:15     Professor Janet Beilby – “Facts: Fluency + Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Stuttering

10:15 – 11:00   Associate Professor Sally Hewat – “Educating Future Professionals to Support People who Stutter”

11:00 – 11:25   Morning Tea

11:25 – 12:05   Smooth Speech Toast Masters – “What SSTM Can do for You”        

12:05 – 12:40   Dr Bernard Glennon – “The Road to Fluency – and Lack of Funding”

12:40 – 1:35     Lunch 

1:35 – 2:35       Dr Michelle Donaghy – “Stuttering at School: The in Between Years”

2:35 – 3:05       Tom Deblaere – “My Road to Fluency, a Personal Journey”

3:05 – 3:30      Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15       Professor Ross Menzies – “Stoicism and Stuttering: Expanding Contemporary Psychological Approaches to Dysfluent Speech”

4:15 – 4:45       AGM

4:45 – 5:00       Open mike

6.30 – 9.30      Gala Dinner

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

9:00 – 9:25       Geoff Martin – “The Difference Between the McGuire and Smooth Speech Forms of Treatment”

9:25 – 10:05     Annette McCaul – “Mater Intensive Programs, Paediatric, Teenage and Adult, Adaptations and Outcomes”

10:05 – 10:30   Vikesh Anand – “Acceptance: Not the Final Chapter”

10:30 – 10:55   Morning Tea

10:55 -11:30   Harsha Kulasekaran – “Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)”

11:30 – 12:15   Denis Wright – “Managing Career, Clubs, Family and Speech”

12:15 – 12:30   Open mike

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