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 thrive in numerous ways.
The American Association of Orthodontists and other dental care partners proposed a set of criteria to be used in the United States to determine when orthodontic care could be characterized as medically necessary for insurance purposes. A retrospective study that will apply these criteria to existing orthodontic cases received IRB approval.
In this issue, ACPA Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Research Idea Submission Deadline: May 19
Voting Deadline: June 2
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 patients, advocates, and other community members and would appreciate your ideas on how to align oral health research with patient needs and promote patient-centered outcomes.
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.
The CPF Research Grants Committee is pleased to announce recipients of grant funding for the upcoming year.
Solomon Obiri-Yeboah, ACPA’s 2017 Visiting Scholar, gives an update on his experience. 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.
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.
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.
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.