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ACPA Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama joined our friend Morgan Weintraub on WBTV Morning Break in Charlotte, North Carolina in early January.  This was an opportunity for ACPA to continue to talk about Wonder and how ACPA's work with patients and families spreads awareness. During the segment, Morgan talked about life with Crouzon Syndrome.  She was joined by Wendy to talk about ACPA's Wonder screening in Durham and to discuss ACPA's mission. Morgan was also featured as WBTV's Motivational MVP for the week.  WBTV's Coach LaMonte explains why they selected Morgan, "Thank you for shining a light on how our behavior ...
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As we reflect on the past year of insights and research, here are the top 10 most read articles published in The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal in 2017. You can also view the 10 must-read lists for these specialties: Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, and Nursing and Team Coordinator. Reporting of Randomized Controlled Trials in Cleft Lip and Palate: A 10-Year Review By Dr. Joseph Hardwicke, Ph.D, F.R.C.S. (Plast.), Mr. Mohammad Nassimizadeh, M.B.Ch.B., M.R.C.S., Mr. Bruce Richard, M.S., F.R.C.S. (Plast.) Initial Nutritional Assessment of Infants with Cleft Lip and/or Palate: Interventions and Return to Birth Weight ...
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The newly revised “Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofacial Differences” is now available on ACPA’s website. The document is included in the January issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, which is freely available to all ACPA members. Revisions were made to all sections in the document and were approved by ACPA members by ballot, fall 2016. Download the entire document ...
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Two-thousand-eighteen started strong for ACPA – we are continuing our programs and services with an eye toward celebrating our 75th Anniversary throughout the year. With the ongoing strength of Wonder at the box office, we secured an interview on Morning Break, the CBS Charlotte affiliate morning news program. I joined Morgan Weintraub, the 15-year-old who was part of our pre-movie conversation, to discuss her experiences with a facial difference, how ACPA supports patients and families, our Wonder screening event, and the #ChooseKind movement. It was a powerful opportunity to shine a light on those in the US with facial differences ...
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I am so honored and excited to serve as ACPA’s president during our 75th Anniversary year. So many powerful leaders have come before me, and I stand humbled on the shoulders of giants. As I gaze at the coming year, ACPA will build on our rich history with new opportunities. With the merger of ACPA and CPF last year, we are well poised to raise awareness on cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. Our annual campaign message, “We are Stronger Together” represents not only that we are now a merged organization, but also who we are. We work together ...
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ACPA is introducing two new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in 2018.  Ethics and Mental Health/Psychosocial will join ACPA’s current Care Coordination and 22q11.2 Related Disorders SIGs.  Fore more information on ACPA's current SIGs, visit the website. All four SIGs will meet at ACPA's 75th Annual Meeting, April 10-14, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Only current ACPA Members can join a special interest group. If you would like to join a SIG, please email membership@acpa-cpf.org ...
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The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2018.  ACPA was founded in 1943 following an interdisciplinary course on the construction of speech appliances for children at Pennsylvania State College.  The Association has gone through several name changes over the years - starting out as the American Academy of Cleft Palate Prosthesis - and the focus has always been the pursuit of excellence in research and in the delivery of team care to patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA is proud to celebrate 75 years of team care. The original purpose of ACPA holds true ...
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The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, a bi-monthly international journal on craniofacial differences, is the official publication of ACPA. With the 2018 volume, the journal is now being published by SAGE Publishing. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal is the premiere peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, international journal dedicated to current research on etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in all areas pertaining to craniofacial anomalies. The journal reports on basic science and clinical research aimed at better elucidating the pathogenesis, pathology, and optimal methods of treatment of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. The journal strives to foster communication and cooperation among professionals from all specialties. Why publish in ...
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The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to introduce the 2018 Board of Directors. Officers President Amelia F. Drake, MD, Chapel Hill, NC President-Elect Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA Past President Robert J. Havlik, MD, Milwaukee, WI Vice President Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS, Phoenix, AZ Vice President-Elect Lynn M. Fox, MA, MEd, CCC-SLP, Chapel Hill, NC Communications Officer Carrie L. Heike, MD, MS, Seattle, WA Treasurer John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FAAP, FACS, Grand Rapids, MI Board Members Scott A. Dailey, PhD, Iowa City, IA Kristina Wilson, PhD, CCC-SLP Houston, TX Patricia Chibbaro, MS, RN, ...
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ACPA is pleased to announce Committee and Selection Panel chairs for 2018. Audit Committee Chair: Scott A. Dailey, PhD, Iowa City, IA Development Committee Chair: Michael T. Friel, MD, FAAP, Jackson, MS Education Committee Chair: Jamie L. Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP, Greenville, NC Family Services Committee Chair: Yvonne Gutierrez, MD, Los Angeles, CA Honors and Awards Selection Panel Chair: Earl Seaver, PhD, Dekalb, IL Learning Resources Committee Chair: Sharon Aronovich, DMD, Ann Arbor, MI Management and Finance Committee  Chair: John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FAAP, FACS, Grand Rapids, MI Membership Committee Chair: Kristina J. Aldridge, PhD, Columbia, MO Research Grants Selection Panel Chair: Mark Mooney, PhD, ...
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