Participants at ICCDC in 2020

On January 13, 2022 Chapman University welcomed an international group of researchers, clinicians, and students for the third International Cognitive-Communication Disorders Conference (ICCDC). Launched in 2017, ICCDC examines new research on cognitive, communication and social disorders after traumatic brain injury, including mTBI or concussion. However, research on other kinds of brain injuries continues to be explored. Co-hosted by Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, this 3-day conference took place virtually due to COVID-19 concerns. ICCDC provided a forum for SLP researchers and clinicians who specialize in CCDs to meet, discuss and create collaborations with an international community. It also promoted new ideas and approaches in clinical research to the 200+ registered attendees.

The conference program included several exciting presentations covering a wide range of topics. Some of the abstract titles are:

  • Epidemiology of the Chronic Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
    Author: Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa
  • The School-Based SLP & Students with Concussion: Experience, Confidence, & Knowledge
    Authors: Katy O’Brien, Jennifer P. Lundine, Yalian Pei, and Amy Kemp
  • Speech-Language Pathologists’ Views of Using Virtual Reality for Managing Cognitive-Communication Disorders Following Traumatic Brain Injury
    Authors: Sophie Brassel, Melissa Brunner, Emma Power, Andrew Campbell, and Leanne Togher.
  • To learn more about the 2022 conference click here.

For more information about Chapman’s ICCDC 2023 conference please contact Catherine Dee, Admission Specialist, at 714-516-4535 or