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Start thinking about the research and clinical innovations that you can submit for ACPA’s 76th Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 2019 in Tucson, AZ. Abstract submission will open in July; keep an eye on your inbox for more information. More than 850 professionals attended ACPA’s 75th Anniversary Meeting in Pittsburgh. This is the most comprehensive event for cleft and craniofacial education in the US, and we want you to be a part of it. Presentation range from panels and short courses to the latest scientific research and include presentations on a variety of topics. ACPA members have access to the past ...
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This month, the National Office Team and Membership Committee are reaching out to members, encouraging those who have not yet renewed for 2018 to do so. The opportunity to connect with our members is powerful and helps us better understand how we can serve. We are also reaching out to teams that are applying for ACPA Team Approval to provide helpful information for the application process. In this computer-driven communication era, an old-fashioned phone call can be refreshing. It may feel expedient to email someone, moving the work off your plate to someone else’s, but is it really? I marvel ...
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Children’s Craniofacial Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989, is the premier organization addressing the medical, financial, emotional, psychosocial, and educational issues related to craniofacial conditions.  CCA’s mission is empowering and giving hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences.  CCA envisions a world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look. CCA provides financial assistance for medical travel, an unparalleled psychosocial support network, and educational outreach into schools. Our work touches whole families’ lives and helps the public accept differences, both in others and themselves. We are able to provide free resources, including copies ...
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ACPA webinars provide education and information tailored for healthcare providers – ACPA members and professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions.  ACPA provides ACCME, ASHA, and ANCC credit for designated webinars. Check each webinar for the specific continuing education.  Learn about Continuing Education here.  Two upcoming webinars are scheduled: Developing a Multidisciplinary Feeding Team for Your Cleft Lip and Palate Program June 6 at 1:00 PM ET Cleft Palate Speech Therapy: From Elicitation to Spontaneous Speech* July 12 at 2:00 PM ET *Use code “EARLYBIRD” for discounted pricing. Visit ACPA’s Online Learning to view upcoming ...
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Amelia F. Drake, MD I am so excited that ACPA is participating in Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month again this July. This is a great time for ACPA—and for all of us—to think about how we can encourage awareness of cleft and craniofacial conditions. I’d like to encourage all of you to find unique and relevant ways to build cleft and craniofacial awareness in your local communities this July. ACPA will share patient and family stories and reach out to our local community to share the message, and we need your help to reach an even bigger audience. Here are some ...
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Chapel Hill, NC, May 31, 2018–The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce recipients the ACPA college scholarships. Among the awards this year are the Peter Randall, MD & Don LaRossa, MD Scholarship Award; the Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD Scholarship Award; a community college scholarship; two scholarships for students with craniofacial conditions; and other general college scholarships. This year’s winners are: Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD Scholarship Award: Haley Rawlings, Chambersburg, PA Community College Scholarship Award: Katerina Kiefer, Branchville, NC Peter Randall, MD & Don LaRossa, MD Scholarship Award: Robert Schofner, Tampa, FL General Scholarship Awards: Henry Baddour, Chapel ...
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All cleft and craniofacial teams in the US and Canada are invited to apply to be an ACPA Approved Team. ACPA Approved Teams from Region IV – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia must reapply in 2018 to continue to be listed as an ACPA Approved Team.  Teams are welcome to apply at any time, but if they are approved off cycle, they will be required to reapply when their region is up for review – which could be in fewer than five years. ACPA Team Approval ...
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Chapel Hill, NC, May 22, 2018–The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce recipients of the Junior Investigator Awards for 2018. The Junior Investigator Session was held during ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. Presentations were given by nine investigators who have either recently graduated or are currently enrolled in a training program dealing with cleft and craniofacial evaluation and treatment. The presentations are evaluated and two winners are selected to receive Junior Investigator Awards. The 2018 winners are: Basic Science Award “3D-Printed Bioactive Ceramic Scaffolds for Induction of Osteogenesis in the Immature Skeleton” Samantha Maliha Clinical ...
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Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE I recently returned from attending the American Association of Orthodontists Meeting in Washington, DC. ACPA has traditionally attended two meetings a year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Plastic Surgery: The Meeting and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Annual Meeting. With input from the ACPA Board of Directors and an aim to build a rich interdisciplinary community for our members, ACPA is now rotating attendance at other meetings by attending meetings of two disciplines each year. For the second meeting in 2018, ACPA will attend the ASHA Convention in Boston in November. By ...
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Chapel Hill, NC, May 9, 2018–The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce recipients of its research grant awards for 2018. Research grants began with the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) and received over $750,000 in funding from 1989- 2017 when CPF merged with the ACPA.  ACPA continues to support knowledge discovery in the field of cleft and craniofacial studies by providing research grants.  Some researchers use these grants as seed funding for new projects, serving as an impetus for future funding from larger granting agencies. The Subtelny Speech and Orthodontic Research Grants are offered in honor of Dan and Joanne ...
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