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.
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.
The Cleft Palate Foundation and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association are seeking impactful stories from our incredible community to help increase awareness and understanding of cleft and craniofacial conditions.
In this issue, excerpts are highlighted from ACPA President Bob Havlik’s speech at ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting, which focus on all angles of team care and recent happenings at the ACPA National Office.
Last month’s 74th ACPA Annual Meeting was an inspiring event on many different levels. For me, the soaring Rocky Mountains that surround the Broadmoor stir a deep sense of creativity and connection.
All teams in Region III (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan) are invited to submit or resubmit an application to the Commission on Approval of Teams in order to be listed by ACPA and CPF beginning in 2018. The application is due July 1, 2017. Teams from the United States and Canada located in a different region that have not been approved are welcome to apply with Region III’s cohort.
Over the past 23 years, the ACPA Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) has successfully led to the creation of new teams and the improvement of care, and past scholars have reported that the experience was overwhelmingly positive and had an impact on their careers and their teams.
The 2017 Silent Auction, held during ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting, was a success. Over $6,000 was raised to benefit the Cleft Palate Foundation.
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) were pleased to present their most prominent awards at ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting.