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Get The Most Out of ACPA in 2017

We want you to get the most of your annual membership in 2017. As a member, you are connected to the entire ACPA community as we work to create a world where individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive.

ACPA’s Annual Meeting Onsite Registration

Advance registration for ACPA’s Annual Meeting has closed. Onsite and online registration will reopen on Sunday, March 12. All registered attendees will be able to make changes, substitutions, and/or additions once registration reopens.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Dash for Smiles

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Dash for Smiles is a local non-profit organization in Denver, Colorado. The organization was created in 2010 by three mothers of children with oral clefts. It was their desire to support other families struggling with the isolation and financial strain that often comes with having a child with a cleft.

ACPA Members to be Recognized at ACPA’s Annual Meeting

ACPA will recognize two members at this year’s Annual Awards Luncheon, March 16 in Colorado Springs. The Cleft Palate Foundation will also award their Leadership Award and Subtelny Speech Grant during the luncheon, and ASCFS will award their Kawamoto Best Paper Award.

President’s Letter

I recently was privileged to attend a symposium, along with our Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama, about association management offered by the American Society of Association Executives. It was a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from leaders representing 17 other organizations on a wide range of subjects of common interest.

CPF Now Accepting Silent Auction Donations

Please let us know if you or your contacts would like to donate an item or service to be included in the CPF Silent Auction, which will be held during the gala on Thursday, March 16th during ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs.

Online Registration for ACPA’s Annual Meeting Ends 2/13

Online registration for ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting ends Monday, February 13, 2017. Onsite registration will be open March 12-18. ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting is March 13-18, 2017 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

CPF Releases Two Revised Factsheets for Families

The Cleft Palate Foundation Publications Committee is pleased to announce two newly revised publications for patient and family use: “Information About Surgical Scars” and “To the Teacher of a Child with Cleft.”

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Recently, I was at the LAX airport and I saw a wonderful, whimsical, interactive media installation. It was a series of 10 vertical columns that were about two feet wide and 24 feet tall.