Under the Umbrella of Emirates Medical Association, and in partnership with the American Speeh-Language-Hearing Association, the Emirates Speech-Language Pathology Society is organizing its 2024 Congress with the theme of “Reimagining the Future

ESLPS President Welcome Message

In the ever fast-growing and changing era of the Speech and Language Pathology & Audiology industries, it is crucial to explore and re-imagine the future together.

We are delighted to extend our warmest welcome to you on behalf of the Emirates Speech Language Pathology Society (ESLPS) board to the ESLPS Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Congress 2024, held in partnership with the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA).

ESLPS has been steadfast in organizing bi-annual conferences as pivotal meeting grounds for the international Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology community. This year’s theme, “REIMAGINING THE FUTURE,” perfectly encapsulates the forward-looking spirit of our event, set against the backdrop of Dubai, renowned for its stunning beauty and accessibility.

The ESLPS 2024 Congress stands as a premier international event facilitating continued education and knowledge transfer in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Hosted in Dubai, a global hub for scientific events, this congress promises to be a landmark occasion.

Led by Prof. Lilly Cheng as Congress Chair, the scientific committee has curated an interdisciplinary program comprising tutorial courses, panel sessions, and workshops aimed at enriching participants' understanding and skills.

The congress will feature a hands-on workshop for both streams of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, providing practical learning opportunities.

We proudly announce our lineup of keynote speakers, including renowned experts in the field, whose contributions will undoubtedly enhance the Congress experience.

Special thanks are extended to the organizing committee for their dedication and contributions toward making this congress possible.

ESLPS remains committed to providing a unique platform for professionals to publish, present, network, and advance their careers. We invite non-members to join our dynamic society and participate in future ESLPS Conferences.

Once again, welcome to the ESLPS Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Congress 2024. We value your participation and trust that you will find this congress stimulating and rewarding. We encourage you to explore the vibrant city of Dubai during your visit.

Sara BaChar

Founder and President Emirates SLP Society,

Senior people of determination specialist, Department of Community Development - Abu Dhabi

Prof. Li Rong Lilly Cheng

San Diego State University, USA

ESLPS Congress Honorary Chairperson

Honorary Chairperson Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the Emirates Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology Congress, which will be held on September 6,7,8 2024 in Dubai, UAE. This Congress promises to share our challenges and opportunities in our work to improve the quality of life of all people with communication challenges. It will spark your interest in innovation, your curiosity about collaboration, your desire to expand your knowledge base and to work together on a global forum. I know that it will be a transcultural and transformative experience for all. We are interconnected and share our concerns for our future in our collective community. This Congress will bring us dialogues, discussions , wisdom, spirit and unity. This global platform for learning and connectivity will be dedicated for our diverse communities so that we can embrace our interconnected multicultural / multilingual world. Further, it will advance our collective wisdom to strive for best practice and culturally responsive practice. What we do today will shape our tomorrow. Finally, our ultimate goal is to empower all of us to reimagine the future.


About ESLPS society

The Emirates Speech Language Pathology Society (ESLPS) is an Emirati non-profit organization for the profession of Speech Language Pathology in the United Arab Emirates. Founded under the umbrella of the Emirates Medical Association in 2017.


To be internationally recognized as the professional society for Speech Language Pathologists in UAE


To advance and represent the interest of the SLPs & their clients To increase awareness about the SLP profession and improve the quality of SLP services in UAE

About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 234,000 members, certificate holders, and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students. VISION: Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.

Under the umbrella of

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