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Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE I am writing from ACPA’s 75th Anniversary Meeting at the Westin Convention Center. Twenty-five years ago, we hosted the meeting here. Linda and Ricky are two of the Westin staff who I met. They have worked here 26 years and so joined us for our 50th. As I describe our group to the on-site team, I share information about cleft lip and palate as well as the people who treat those affected. I describe our members as kind, collaborative and highly communicative. At my first Annual Meeting, I was struck by the number of people who ...
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Evaluations are necessary to receive continuing education from ACPA.  Click here to submit your evaluation(s).  Use your ACPA account to log in and select the type of CE credit(s). Each registered and paid course will be listed under the “Pending Credit” section.  Click “Submit Credit” next to the course to complete the required evaluation.  General Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Eye Openers and Study Sessions are included in the Annual Meeting.  Complete an evaluation for each item for which you are requesting credit. Evaluations must be submitted by May 7, 2018 to receive credit. Credit will not be awarded after that date ...
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ACPA is pleased to announce an expansion of its educational opportunities through live and on-demand webinars. This new program will provide continuing education opportunities with increased frequency and will enhance ACPA’s educational reach to cleft and craniofacial care providers beyond membership. Explore ACPA Online Learning to view webinars and to register.  Webinar recordings for Annual Meeting orientation and tips for effective presentations are now available.  The following webinars will be presented in the coming months: Media Tools for ACPA Approved Teams Team Approval Application Process Developing A Multidisciplinary Feeding Team for Your Cleft Lip and Palate Program Innovation in Cleft ...
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. / April 5, 2018 – The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce Tampa resident Drew Davis as the recipient of the ACPA Family Services Leadership Award for his outstanding work as a patient advocate and craniofacial community leader. The award will be presented during ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh in April. The ACPA Family Services Leadership Award recognizes an individual or group, such as a parent, patient, advocate or community organization, who has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership on behalf of individuals with cleft or craniofacial anomalies. This year’s recipient embodies this distinction ...
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More than 800 cleft and craniofacial health care providers to descend on Pittsburgh for annual meeting CHAPEL, HILL, N.C. / April 3, 2018 – Seventy-five years after its founding in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) will return to the state for its five-day Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, April 10-14. More than 800 cleft and craniofacial health care providers are expected to attend the professional development event. Fittingly, the theme for this year’s Annual Meeting is to honor the past, challenge the present and inspire the future. Over the course of the meeting, attendees will learn from colleagues ...
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Amelia F. Drake, MD As you know, ACPA is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. It has been fascinating to look back at our organization’s history and see the incredible progress in cleft and craniofacial treatment and research over the decades. ACPA has been integral to that progression. One of the driving forces from that first meeting of twenty-five dentists and oral surgeons in 1943 to hundreds of specialists from more than thirty disciplines gathering this year in Pittsburgh is the ongoing pursuit of education. Knowledge exploration, discovery and sharing is critical to sustained success in each of our professional ...
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Sponsored Post 3D Systems delivers VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning,) a service-based approach to personalized surgery that combines expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation and 3D printing. This allows surgeons access to the most up-to-date toolbox for today’s most challenging head and neck surgical procedures. VSP combines a detailed virtual surgical plan with patient-specific instrumentation to ensure surgical success. This FDA cleared and clinically proven technology is available to aid surgeries ranging from trauma reconstruction of the facial skeleton to guidance of fibula free grafts and cranial reconstruction to more routine orthognathic surgeries. 3D Systems and Stryker have recently teamed up ...
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The mobile app for ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting is now available. Downloading the App is Easy. Search the App Store or Google Play for “ACPA Meetings” or point your mobile browser to l.core-apps.com/acpameetings to view the app in your browser or be directed to the proper download version for your phone. If you already have the ACPA Meetings app, open the app, and hit Exit to Show List. Your app will load all available meetings.  Click ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting to load this year’s information. With the 2018 ACPA mobile app, you can: Stay organized with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker and event information Find ...
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Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE When I describe what I do to others, it is powerful to share that ACPA has been committed to team care since 1943. I am so proud to be a part of ACPA and celebrate its rich history with you. We began the anniversary celebration in January by introducing the ACPA 75th Anniversary logo, launching the new look for The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, posting photos on social media and sharing past president and member reflections on the ACPA Blog. We will continue the celebration at the ACPA 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting: ACPA Past President James ...
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