American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association

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News Archive

President’s Letter

In his final message before signing off as ACPA President, Richard Kirschner reflects on the past year.

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

In this issue, ACPA Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama discusses attending the Hamilton musical with her family, attending ASHA’s Annual Convention and visiting the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Pennsylvania.

Registration is Open for ACPA’s Annual Meeting

You are invited to join your colleagues at the meeting for cleft and craniofacial specialists. ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting is March 13-18, 2017 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Register now.

CPF President Marilyn Cohen Invites You to Give

During this season of giving, we are especially grateful for the support we receive from people like you. With your help, we can continue to assure the future of patients and families in our cleft-craniofacial community.

Associations Giving Back: ACPA and CPF Optimize Partnerships for Patient Care

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) are featured in the November/December 2016 issue of Success by Association. The article, part of the Associations Giving back section, highlights how the organizations work together to put patients first through optimization of care and a comprehensive approach to education.

ACPA is Now on LinkedIn

We are working to make sure that ACPA members can receive news and information about ACPA on a variety of sites - so that you can find us wherever you are. You can join us on Facebook and Twitter, as well as the ACPA website, blog, and online community. Now you can join us on LinkedIn.

President’s Letter

The triumph of the Chicago Cubs this year can rightfully be attributed to the team’s adherence to several fundamental principles of team management. In their successful approach to perspective and motivation, talent acquisition and development, leadership, and celebration can be found several valuable lessons for our own teams.

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

In September, I celebrated my two-year anniversary with ACPA, and I am pleased to report – we are making progress. Membership is growing, revenues are increasing and our meeting attendance is climbing – pun intended as our upcoming meeting March 13 to 18, 2016 will be in the mountains of Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor – a five-star resort.

ACPA and The Power of A

One in every three Americans is a part of our nation’s vital association and nonprofit industry. Associations employed more than 1.6 million people in all 50 states in 2009; 1.2% of the private sector workforce in the U.S. works for an association.

Cleft Palate Foundation Funding Opportunities

Deadline: January 15, 2017
The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce the opening of their 2017 Research Grant season. This year, CPF will fund five grants totaling $54,000.