ACPA is introducing two new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in 2018.  Ethics and Mental Health/Psychosocial will join ACPA’s current Care Coordination and 22q11.2 Related Disorders SIGs. ACPA members can join one SIG. To join a SIG, email us.

22q11.2 Related Disorders

The mission of ACPA’s 22q11.2 Related Disorders SIG is to optimize interdisciplinary care and quality of life of individuals with 22q11.2 related disorders by enhancing networking and educational opportunities for clinicians, researchers and other ACPA members interested in 22q11.2 related disorders. Read the 22.q11.2 Related Disorders SIG mission document.

The SIG’s goal is to promote collaboration of clinical care and research across the US and abroad through networking and education. Members can participate in the 22q11.2 Related Disorders SIG thread in the ACPA Online Community.

Care Coordination

ACPA’s Care Coordination SIG was created to facilitate the highest level of knowledge, professional practice, research, and collaboration in the care of individuals with acquired or congenital cleft or craniofacial anomalies. Read the Care Coordination SIG mission document.

The SIG’s goals are to serve as an advocate for care coordination within ACPA; to provide opportunities for professional growth through exchange of ideas, networking, and team care experiences; and to educate ACPA members with interest in Team Coordination, as well as current and evolving state of cleft and craniofacial care and multidisciplinary care coordination. Members can participate in the Care Coordination SIG thread in the ACPA Online Community.

Ethics

The mission of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is to optimize ethical care of individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions by enhancing educational and networking opportunities for ACPA members interested in ethics. Read the Ethics SIG mission document.

The SIG’s goals are to serve as an advocate for the ethical care of individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions; and to foster discussion and provide education on ethical issues that arise in caring for individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions. Members can participate in the Ethics SIG thread in the ACPA Online Community.

Mental Health/Psychosocial

The mission of the Mental Health/Psychosocial Special Interest Group of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is to optimize the coordination of care for individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions by enhancing educational and networking opportunities for psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other ACPA members interested in mental health and psychosocial care. Read the Mental Health/Psychosocial SIG mission document.

The SIG’s goals are to provide opportunities for professional growth through network and discussion; and to serve as an advocate for mental health care within ACPA. Members can participate in the Mental Health/Psychosocial SIG thread in the ACPA Online Community.