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Message from the President of the IALP
It is an honour and privilege to introduce you to the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). This International organization represents professionals and scientists who work in the field of communication sciences and with individuals experiencing voice, speech, language, hearing and swallowing difficulties. IALP has 58 Affiliated Societies as well as individual members from all continents of the world who share a common vision, that of widening knowledge and skills in human communication and its disorders in order to serve as more effective agents of change to help individuals with such difficulties.
During the more recent years IALP has drawn up a number of strategic initiatives to address our common vision and mission. We will develop further means of facilitating international cooperation and collaboration about science, education and practice in this field. We will empower our 12 Standing Committees further to create, share and distribute relevant scientific information worldwide particularly to those concerned with human communication and related disorders. We plan to expand the platform for international networking in modern ways and to provide further opportunities to reach our colleagues and individuals who are striving to be better served.
IALP has set the platform for Composia which are special related events that we hold in countries around the world particularly where further information, education and training is required within our field of expertise and interest. In our consultative status with the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the United Nations we will continue to contribute to its discussions in planning to serve better the underserved populations. Our established scientific journal Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica is gaining increasing popularity thanks to our Editor, Associate Editors and to the contributors. We encourage you to submit your contributions to fill the gaps in scientific knowledge related to the field, particularly to enhance the platform of evidence based practice.
I invite you to approach us if you have ideas and would like to contribute more specifically to any of our Committees. Irrespective of how small you may perceive your contribution, it is surely valid. I also hope that you will join us in our next triennial World Congress of the IALP in Ireland in 2016. If you wish to contact us please write to me at or the IALP Office at