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We are very grateful to all our sponsors for helping to make this event possible. 



sq IFA LogoIn addition to underwriting the Joint World Congress, the International Fluency Association has made a generous donation to assist in keeping delegate fees as low as possible.

The International Fluency Association is a not-for-profit, international, interdisciplinary organization devoted to the understanding and management of fluency disorders, and to the improvement in the quality of life for persons with fluency disorders.

Hiroshima CVB logo squareThe Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau is a public interest incorporated foundation established to promote conventions in Hiroshima Prefecture and tourism in and around the City of Hiroshima, as well as to invigorate the local economy, promote mutual understanding between Japan and other countries, and to contribute to the development of local culture.

To achieve these goals, it endeavors to attract both domestic and international events such as meetings, conferences, and exhibitions to Hiroshima, and offers support services to help encourage their success. It also aims to attract tourists to Hiroshima, along with maintaining and developing tourism resources.




The Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders (JSSFD) was founded in 2013. The primary goal of JSSFD is to increase awareness and understanding of stuttering, cluttering and other fluency disorders, and to improve treatment and quality of life for people with fluency disorders. 





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Servotronix Motion Control Servotronix Motion Control develops and manufactures both off-the-shelf motion control products and customized automation systems. Founded in 1987, Servotronix has developed several generations and series of high performance servo drives. The company designs and develops motion control solutions per customer specifications, meeting the strictest requirements of form, functionality and cost. 

Servotronix operates worldwide, with headquarters in Israel and subsidiaries in Germany and China. A global customer base includes leading machine builders and automation system suppliers. The company focuses on motion control solutions for a diverse range of applications and industries, such as robotics, CNC and machining tools, medical equipment, electronics, printing, textile, food and beverage, and renewable energy. Servotronix is guided by the principles of high-quality products, cost-effective solutions, and on-time deliveries.

A controlling share of Servotronix was acquired in 2017 by Midea Group of China, a Fortune 500 company with over 200 subsidiaries and more than 130 thousand employees worldwide. Midea manufactures and markets household appliances, air conditioning systems, robotics and automation systems. The strategic alliance allows the two companies to leverage each other’s capabilities and resources, leading to new products and growth for both Servotronix and Midea in the field of industrial automation and intelligent manufacturing.

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The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.

The vision of the National Stuttering Association is to build on our position as the preeminent organization for supporting people who stutter in the United States via local chapters, advocacy, educational training, family programs, and publications, while continuing to forge a strong partnership with the international stuttering community in order to serve others around the globe.


UC RIverside School of Medicine

The University of California, Riverside School of Medicine houses the Kirkup Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering.  UCR serves as a leading institution providing medical treatments for those who stutter and is consistently investigating novel pharmacologic and other therapies. Providing comprehensive care with medication management, speech therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, UC Riverside welcomes the stuttering community to receive cutting edge, scientifically based treatment. 



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