We are pleased to announce the results of the recent IFA election for Member at Large, along with President-Elect and Secretary.
Jean Sawyer was elected Member at Large
Courtney Byrd was elected President-Elect;
Elaine Kelman will continue to serve as Secretary.
Dr. Byrd's election to President-Elect means there will need to be another election to fill her position as Member-at-Large.
The person elected as Member-at-Large will serve out the remaining year of Dr. Byrd's term and continue for an additional three years.
Please send your nominations to
Read more: Updated! 2021 Election Results
The Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering has been postponed due to covid.
Check back for new dates or
go to HTTPS://WWW.JWCSC.ORG for more information
Below are new guidelines, developed by the Executive Board with input from the Committee Directors.
Last revised September 2020
Section 1: Guiding Principles
Read more: International Fluency Association Operational Procedures
Some papers from the 2018 Joint World Congress in Hiroshima, Japan are now available, just use the menu to go to
IFA Congresses -> IFA Congress Proceedings -> 2018 Joint World Congress: Hiroshima Japan
Current IFA Members can view the entire text of the papers, the public can view the abstracts.
More papers will be published as the review process is completed.
On June 24, after a brief but devastating illness, Herman Peters passed away. In 1989 he was one of the founding members of the International Fluency Association (IFA) and become the 3rd IFA-president in 1993. He served this organization in various roles, including treasurer, and was honored for his contributions to IFA in 2000.
Read more: In Memoriam Herman F.M. Peters, Ph.D.
From the left: Elaine Kelman, Secretary; Shelly Jo Kraft, Treasurer; Kurt Eggers, President-Elect; Nan Ratner, President; Shelley Brundage, Membership; Courtney Byrd; At Large Board Member.
The IFA Executive Board met in October in Austin, Texas to review the organization bylaws and conduct other business. Active members can read the minutes of the meeting by logging in and click here or going to
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