President’s Letter

Alyssa KirkmanUncategorized

In March we announced a new partnership with SAGE Publishing to publish our official journal, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ), starting in 2018. I am very confident and enthusiastic for this new partnership as it will help CPCJ grow and … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat


This year, I was named to the American Society for Association Executives’ (ASAE) Diversity + Inclusion Committee. Diversity and Inclusion has been a focus throughout my career. During my ACPA interview, I shared that I was most proud of my … Read More

Share Your Research Ideas with NIH/NIDCR


 The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is pleased to launch NIDCR 2030, a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years. The Institute hopes to obtain the input of … Read More

#CPFImpact2017: 170 Gifts in 7 Days


The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) launched their inaugural social media fundraising campaign Monday, April 24th. The #CPFImpact2017 goal for this initiative is to have 170 gifts in 7 days. CPF has over 10,000 followers on Facebook who they anticipate will be … Read More

CPF Announces 2017 Research Grant Winners


The CPF Research Grants Committee is pleased to announce recipients of grant funding for the upcoming year: “MicroRNA 203: A novel Epigentic Determinant of Palate Development and Clefting” Michele Pisano, PhD CPF Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant- $10,000 … Read More

ACPA’s 2017 Visiting Scholar Update


The ACPA Visiting Scholar Program began in 1995 with the aim of providing selected professionals with educational experience in the comprehensive management of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. The program has successfully produced 23 scholars who had the potential to establish … Read More

James Lehman Honored for CPF Endowment Work


During ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting, the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) honored Dr. James Lehman for his conceptual work and leadership of the CPF Endowment campaign. Jim is both a past president of ACPA and CPF. He has contributed to both … Read More

Photos from ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting


Photos from ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting, held March 13-18 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are now available.  Meeting attendees and those in the profession will enjoy looking through the images to view the meeting events, sessions, and award winners. All pictures … Read More

Engage with ACPA


ACPA members are part of a community that is working to create a world where individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive.  ACPA encourages all members to take advantage of the benefits of membership. If you aren’t participating, here … Read More