Awards & Grants


1. Best oral presentation

Sana Smaoui for the abstract:


The effect of repeated measurement, age, and sex on measures of pharyngeal area.

Smaoui, S.; Simmons, M.; Mancopes, R.; Steele, C.M.


Award: Best abstract with oral presentation

2. best poster presentation

Thuy Frakking for the poster:


Quantitative classification of aspirating swallow sounds in children using digital cervical auscultation.

Frakking, T.T.1; Chang, A.B.2; Carty, C.1; Newing, J.3; Weir, K.A.3; Schwerin, B.3; So, S.3


Award: Best abstract with poster presentation



ESSD members can apply for a grant (50% of the registration fee) to the Virtual Congress if they are not being funded by their institution or by sponsors. Grants are restricted to people at early levels of their career (details below), cvs should be sent to the scientific secretariat

Authors / presenters who wish to enter

You need to fulfil the conditions below


Must be ESSD members.


Must be early in their research career (specialist + 5 y, postdoc + 5 y, open for others).


Cannot be members of the congress faculty or organizing committee, scientific review committee or ESSD board.

The scoring for the awards will be based on the abstract review score -50%-, scored blind by reviewers from countries different from those of the authors, and 50% on the presentation during the congress assessed by the chairs of the sessions.

For more information, please contact the scientific secretariat at



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