The Malta Independent 23 September 2019, Monday

Maltese elected chair of CPLOL

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 12:43 Last update: about 4 months ago
Norma Camilleri
Norma Camilleri

Norma Camilleri has recently been elected in the prestigious position of chairperson of CPLOL (Standing Liaison Committee of EU Speech and Language Therapists and Logopedists). She is also the current president of the Association of Speech Language Pathologists, Malta (ASLP).  CPLOL is the European organization, which brings together 31 Speech-Language Pathology associations from 29 different countries, representing more than 37,000 Speech-Language Pathologists in Europe. ASLP has been a full-member of CPLOL since 2007.

Camilleri was appointed chairperson of CPLOL's new Board during the two-day General Assembly, which was held at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in May and was attended by 70 delegates from member organisations. The Assembly was also marked with the voting for new statutes and new structure of the organisation. This is the first time a Maltese delegate is chairing this European organisation, after Norma herself successfully served as treasurer in the previous mandate. She aims to pursue with the sterling work carried out by the outgoing president of CPLOL Michèle Kaufmann-Meyer, under whose leadership the restructuring was started. The other newly elected members on the new Board are Prof. Fofi Constantinidou, deputy chair, Communication and Engagement with Professional Associations and European Partnerships (Cyprus), Ellianna Mantaka-Brinkmann, general secretary (Greece), Giuseppe Mancini, treasurer (Italy), Jenta Sluijmers, Professional and Scientific based Standards, (Netherlands) and Blazenka Brozovic, Professional Education (Croatia). The General Assembly in Malta was supported through funds by the Ministry of Finance and the Malta Tourism Authority.   
Camilleri has been president of the ASLP since 2014 after serving both as secretary and vice-president. She holds an MSc in Speech & Swallowing Research (Voice) awarded by the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and is also a voice coach and clinical educator.

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