Celebrating ACPA’s 76th Annual Meeting – and The Volunteers Who Make it Possible

Alyssa KirkmanPresident's Letter

Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD

It is that time of year again – time for healthcare providers, researchers, educators and students to gather for ACPA’s Annual Meeting. More than 800 professionals and individuals interested in cleft and craniofacial research, clinical and team-driven care will meet in Tucson, Arizona, April 9-13, to network and learn from one another.

We will be gathering in Tucson during National Volunteer Week. What a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate and thank all of the volunteers who have made ACPA successful. From the early leadership of the association who created ACPA to the past presidents of both ACPA and the Foundation; the chairs of the committees and special interest groups to the donors who support programs – ACPA has always been reliant on a passionate volunteer base. Thank you to every volunteer who holds an event, raises funds on social media or takes time to review a CPCJ article. ACPA would not be possible without you.

As we gather in Tucson next week, we will hear the research and debate the ideas of more than 340 presentations and posters. We will collaborate with attendees from 25 healthcare disciplines and thank the volunteers who have made all of this possible. We will celebrate 76 years of team care, and 76 years of volunteers who make it possible. Thank you.