The European CPLOL Congress

CPLOL organizes a scientific congress every three years. The main aim of CPLOL congresses is to exchange scientific and professional information, encourage research and European harmonisation within speech and language therapy / logopaedics.

The structure of the congress has evolved along the years, at first just a few parallel sessions and plenary sessions to 17 parallel sessions at the 5th congress in Edinburgh. The program of the 10th CPLOL congress included 4 keynote speakers, 22 parallel sessions and 221 e-poster presentations.

The responsibility of the committee organising such conferences has grown larger over the years. In fact, this committee is responsible for choosing the theme of the congress, setting up the program, sending out the call for papers and posters, selecting the ones for the program and promoting the conference at different levels.

As technology has moved on so fast, so has the conference organisation. The use of web publicity, email transfers and congress proceedings shows this clearly. Now congress proceedings are published online only!

As for the selection of the country and location where the CPLOL congress will be held, this decision is taken by a majority vote at the General Assembly.

2021 Bilbao, Spain

  • Save the dates the 13th-15th May.
  • Follow the annoncements on the congress website.


2018   Estoril, Portugal: "Effectiveness in SLT - science and pratice"


2015   Florence, Italy: "Open the doors to communication"


 2012   The Hague, The Nederlands: "New advances in SLT professional practice and education"

2009   Ljubljana, Slovenia: "Speech-language therapy in Europe: Sharing good clinical practice"


2006   Berlin, Germany: "A multilingual and multicultural Europe - A challenge for speech and language therapists"


2003   Edinburgh, Scotland: "Evidence-based practice"


2000 Paris, France: "Quality and Efficacy in Speech and Language Therapy"

  • Program
  • Proceedings is published on  CD-Rom


1997   Lisbon, Portugal: "Is Speech and Language Therapy effective?"


1994   Antwerp, Belgium: "2ème Congrès Européen de Pathologie de la Parole et du Langage"

  • Program (only in French)
  • Proceedings is published in book form ISBN 960 344 063 9


 1992   Athens, Italy: "Current trends in the Science of Speech and Language Pathology in Europe"

  • Program
  • Proceedings is published in book form ISBN 960 7019 54 7