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 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

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.

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.

In order to receive continuing education credit for ACPA’s Annual Meeting, you must register, pay, attend and evaluate each session for which you would like credit. Evaluations will be available after the meeting. Continuing education certificates will be available 6 weeks after the meeting.