ACPA designs activities to enhance the knowledge and competency of physicians and other healthcare professionals. ACPA optimizes interdisciplinary care and outcomes for healthcare professionals who treat patients with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. The goal of all accredited education developed by ACPA is to improve individual performance of learners and to effectively improve patient health outcomes. The impact of ACPA’s accredited education activities is evaluated by measuring changes in knowledge and competence, and when appropriate, collecting self-reported change(s) in performance.

Educational objectives for ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting

  • Each learner will be able to discuss new topics and advancements in research, clinical and team driven care of patients with cleft and craniofacial anomalies.
  • Each learner will be able to identify and consider various clinical techniques, research findings, and improvements in team care for affected individuals.
  • Each learner will be able to explain the challenges of outcomes reporting, team coordination, and managing patient treatment and considering possible solutions.
  • Each learner will be able to incorporate ideas learned from colleagues across multiple disciplines, teams and locations to better serve their patients through team care.

ACPA provides continuing medical, speech, and nursing education through ACCME, ASHA, and ANCC.

To Receive Credit at ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting

  • Attendees must check-in when they arrive.
  • Attendees must check out and return their completed ASHA continuing education forms to the ACPA Registration Desk when they leave the meeting.
  • Attendees must register, pay, attend and evaluate each meeting session for which they are requesting credit. Visit for evaluation instructions.
  • If the ASHA continuing education form and evaluation are not completed, ACPA will not be permitted to award ASHA CEUs.
  • All attendees must submit an evaluation by May 7, 2018. Credit will not be awarded after that date.

 Continuing Education Credits for ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting

ACCME ASHA CEUs Nursing CEUs* Instructional Level
Convention 16.5 hours 1.65 ASHA CEUs 16.5 hours Variable
Eye Openers (2 sessions) 1 hour each 0.10 ASHA CEUs each 1 hour each Variable
Study Sessions/Advanced Courses (2 sessions) 1.5 hours each 0.15 ASHA CEUs each 1.5 hours each Variable
Pre-Conference Symposium 6.5 hours 0.65 ASHA CEUs 6.5 hours Intermediate
Maximum Available Credits 28 hours 2.80 ASHA CEUs 28 hours  

*ANCC: This activity has been submitted to the North Carolina Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement: The American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 28.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

This program is offered for up to 2.80 ASHA CEUs (Various Levels, Professional Area).



This activity has been submitted to Stryker for support by an educational grant.