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2020 Fall Conference
"OSHA Strong"

Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Conference October 9 & 10 at the Salem Convention Center


Call for Papers Released -
Submit by May 29th to be considered.

OSHA Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

Letter from OSHA Vice President Dr. Rik Lemoncello

Proposal Form - Word Version      PDF Version

Disclosures Form - Word Version     PDF Version

Please contact the OSHA office at oshaoregon@gmail.com or 503-378-0595 for assistance or additional information.

Our annual conference offers opportunities to network with colleagues across the state while earning ASHA CEUs across a wide range of topics. On Friday, we invite national speakers to share a full-day of CEU content in two independent sessions. On Saturday, we host local speakers present on a wide variety of topics, which includeoral and poster presentations. If you have a suggestion or request for a future invited speaker, contact OSHA!

This year, we are proud to announce that the 2020 OSHA Annual Fall Conference will be offered a hybrid conference. This means that participants will have the choice to attend live, on-site in Salem (pending COVID-19 considerations) or online. All sessions will be simultaneously broadcast for live, synchronous online participation. As a potential presenter, this means:

  • If accepted, all presenters will attend the live, on-site conference in Salem, and deliver your session or poster on-site
  •  If accepted, all session speakers are required to broadcast live. Additionally, speakers have the option to select if they would like to have their session recorded for asynchronous availability after the conference. We will take care of the technology to make this happen!
  • If accepted, all poster session presenters will have the option to record a 15-minute technical session to make available to online participants. Again, we will support the technology to make this happen!

As usual, the Conference Planning Committee will invite sessions for the Friday conference slots, and the Call for Papers invites proposals for the refereed Saturday conference slots. There are four presentation format options this year; either 3-hour, 2-hour, or 1-hour presentations scheduled for Saturday, or poster sessions occuring on Saturday mid-afternoon.

Presentations on a variety of topics are welcome and considered. We particularly welcome presentations in keeping with our "OSHA Strong!" theme, as well as sessions that focus on telepractice, changes in practice due to COVID-19, interprofessional collaboration, or sessions that meet new ASHA CE requirements for supervision or ethics. 

Note: The in-person attendance option will be available only if we are allowed to gather in groups for professional education. The in-person format would include recommended physical distancing measures in place for public health and safety. 

Our 2020 invited speakers are TBD, our 2019 lineup included:

Elizabeth Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research includes identification and intervention of young children with ASD. She has had multiple ASD-focused research grants, and with colleagues has developed ASD screening tools, and both home-based parent-mediated and preschool-based interventions for children with ASD. Dr. Crais will present two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Identifying and Assessing Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and an afternoon session titled Intervention with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum DisorderIntervention with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor of child language and sociolinguistics at Howard University. She is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical-researcher aiming to promote linguistic equity in systems and practices for cultural and linguistically diverse people. She conducts and shares clinically relevant research that elevates professional practice. Dr. Perry will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Putting the Clinical Component into Clinical Research: How to Really Integrate Single-Subject Research Designs into Your Practice and an afternoon session titled Speak-Read-Write: Written Language Considerations into SLP Evaluations for Bilingual Hispanic and African-American Students in K-12 Settings.

In order to tailor her presentation to the needs of our audience, Dr. Perry has posed two questions that are up on our Facebook page. Please add your comments in response here.

Emily D. Quinn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Emily D. Quinn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and researcher at Oregon Health and Science University. Her research and clinical interests include language interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication and telepractice. Dr. Quinn will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs and an afternoon session titled Caregiver-Implemented Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Adults who use AAC.

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is president of Swigert & Assoc., Inc., her consulting company through which she continues to teach and write in the areas of dysphagia, voice and motor speech disorders, coding and reimbursement and documentation and supervision. She has authored multiple clinical resource books. She will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): Food selectivity and Refusal and an afternoon session titled Physiologically-Based Treatment for Oral and Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What Evidence and Principles Support It?

To view the full 2019 conference program please refer to the conference brochure >

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