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The Emirates Speech Language Pathology Society of the Emirates Medical Association (EMA) is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations, to be delivered at the conference titled

“ Early Intervention in Speech and Language Pathology Practice” to be held in Abu Dhabi from 1st to 2nd March,2019.

Destination & Cultural Partner:

Abstract submission site opens: 29 September, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: 7th January, 2019 11:59 p.m. Dubai Time

Registration opens: 1st October, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 31st January, 2019


Khaleej Al Arabi Street
P.O. BOX 5546 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Registration up to 25th January, 2019 1200 AED

Registration after 25th January, 2019 1700 AED
ESLPS Members special discount up to 25th January, 2019 1000 AED
ESLPS Members after 25th January, 2019 1300 AED
One Day Registration 1000 AED
Students' fees (2 days) 800 AED

Please take note: SLPs who are registered with the Saudi,

Lebanese, Moroccan and Tunisian Associations will get ESLPS Members' rate.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to the CCI SRL (MEDIA ZONE ABU DHABI BRANCH).
The cancellation will be accepted within the 30/11/2018 up to this date
the total amount will be refunded less 50% for the cancellation of the registration, there will be no refund for the bank charges.
No refund will be made for cancellations received after the 30/11/2018.



for a minimum of 5 people - 20% discount
up to 10 people - 25% discount

*Please contact the Organizing Secretariat before registering in order to get discount: events@ccicongress.ae

Friday March 1st, 2019

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 10:00 Workshop A: Speech and Language development in Children with Down Syndrome - Rebecca Baxter

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:45 Speech and Language Development in Children with Down Syndrome - Rebecca Baxter

11:45 - 12:15 Speech and Language Pathology- Management of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate - Eileen Kelly

12:15 - 14:00 Break/Prayer Time

14:00 - 14:45 Opening Speech - Sara Bachar

14:45 - 15:45 Nonword Repetition as a Predictor of Language Impairment in Gulf Arabic Speaking Children - Dr. Mariam Khater

15:45 - 17:00 Early childhood intervention for children with Down Syndrome

Panel Discussion: Samantha Nash, Micah Hollander ,Virginie Ali Mebarek, Dr Iviano Ossuetta
Panel Moderator: Kyra Zeidan

Saturday March 2nd, 2019

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 10:30 Workshop B : Best Practices in Treatment of Communication Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Manar Bakhsh, Dr. Saleh Shaalan

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:30 Best Practices in Treatment of Communication Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Manar Bakhsh

11:30 - 12:15 Enteral Feeding: How to Make it Work? - Dr. Mohamad Miqdady

12:15 - 13:15 Break

13:15 - 14:15 The Importance of Early Intervention among Young Children Who Stutter - Reina Remman

14:15 - 15:00 Early Intervention & Family Training - Lama Alohali

15:00 - 16:00 A Comprehensive Review of the Status of Early Childhood Intervention Practice for Children with Special Needs (people of determination) in the Arab World

Arabic Panel discussion: Samia Chaaban, Prof.Tamer Abou-Elsaad, Nussaiba Sallam, Yasmine Diouri, Tarek Feghali
Panel Moderator: Dr. Mohamed Fteiha