Celebrating 75 Years of Team Care at ACPA’s Annual Meeting

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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 Lehman will talk about ACPA’s history at the Opening Session
  • Healthcare futurist Rubin Pillay will present the Keynote Address
  • The ACPA Wall of Traditions will celebrate ACPA and its rich history
  • Friday Game Changer Sessions will commemorate advancements in care
  • Saturday Short Talks will offer new, quicker presentations
  • The Awards Gala will celebrate award winners and ACPA’s Anniversary

We are excited to be launching ACPA Online Learning. ACPA’s first webinars will help attendees prepare for the meeting:

  1. Be Concise, Be Clear, Be Consistent – Pamela D. Hopkins, PhD, Director of the East Carolina University Speech Communication Center will share useful tips for conference presenters, whether new to presentations or experienced. Get ready for your annual meeting presentation. March 27, 2018 at 1:00PM Eastern
  2. Orientation to ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting – Information to be provided by Patricia Beals, DMD, MS as ACPA 2018 Program Chair that will help attendees plan for and successfully navigate the meeting. April 3, 2018 at 3:00PM Eastern

To register for these live webinars or access on-demand streaming afterward, visit learning.acpa-cpf.org. Watch for details on ACPA Online Learning and additional webinar announcements in the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh.