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Explore our Schedule of Events of ACPA’s 2022 Annual Meeting, held March 29 – April 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. Our 79th Annual Meeting will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event. This schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

Wednesday, March 30
Thursday, March 31
Friday, April 1
Saturday, April 2

 

Wednesday, March 30

8:00 am – 6:30 pm | Poster Session A


8:30 am – 8:45 am | Opening Ceremony


8:45 am – 9:45 am  | Keynote (LIVESTREAM)


9:45 am – 10:00 am | Break 


10:00 am – 11:30 am | General Session 1 (LIVESTREAM)

Craniofacial Treatment, Medical Traumatic Stress Symptoms, and Resiliency: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Adults and Parents of Children with Craniofacial Conditions (10:00 am)

Longitudinal development of stop consonants in the speech of preschoolers with cleft palate (10:10 am)

In Utero Electronic Nicotine Device System Exposures Result in Altered Craniofacial Development (10:20 am)

Using Machine Learning and 3D Facial Projection to Remotely Guide Cleft Surgery (10:30 am)

Comparing Apples And Pears “ Identifying and Quantifying Differences In Speech Outcome By Sex, Cleft Type And Robin Sequence. The First Step Towards Developing a Risk Adjustment in Service-Level Outcome Reports (10:40 am)

Velopharyngeal MRI Findings in Patients with VPI (10:50 am)

Damaging mutations in Afadin contribute to risk of nsCL/P (11:00 am)

Evaluation of Bone Graft Outcome in Early verse Late Age Group in Complete Unilateral Cleft lip and Palate (11:10 am)

The Local Mission: Improving Access to Surgical Care in Middle-Income Countries (11:20 am)

Discussion (11:30 am)


11:45 am – 1:30 pm | Lunch Break/Ethics SIG Meeting


12:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Exhibit Hall Open


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | General Session 2 (LIVESTREAM)
The Cleft Collective Cohort Studies


2:45 pm – 4:15 pm | General Session 3 (LIVESTREAM)

  1. Twist1 Mutation and Environmental Factors Synergistically Exacerbate Craniosynostosis
  2. SNP-SNP interactions and non-syndromic orofacial clefts in the African population
  3. The Relationship of Speech Articulation and Language Delays on the Development of Phonological Processing (PP) and Rapid Naming (RN) in Young Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate
  4. LeFort II/III Midface Advancement: Nationwide Analysis of Complications
  5. A Comparison of Children Having Cleft Lip and Palate Who Are Internationally Adopted With Children Who Are Not Adopted
  6. The Backbone of a Craniofacial Center: The Evolution of Information Management from the Stone Age to the Digital Age
  7. Growth Effects on Velopharyngeal Anatomy Within the First Two Years of Life
  8. ‘Weigh Easy’: Pilot Study of a Simplified Home Weight Monitoring System for Infants
  9. The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a regional Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Service in the United Kingdom; A review of case-load prioritisation and lessons learned

Discussion (15 minutes)


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Discipline Forums
9 sessions


Thursday, March 31

7:00 am – 8:30 am | Committee Meetings


7:00 am – 5:00 pm | Poster Session B


8:15 am – 9:00 am | ASCFS Panel


9:15 am – 11:00 am | Junior Investigator Session (LIVESTREAM)

Speech Errors in Children with Cleft Palate with or without Cleft Lip (9:15 am)

Genetic impact on neurodevelopment in non-syndromic craniosynostosis (9:25 am)

A Prospective Eye-Tracking Study of Visual Attention and Bias Toward People with Facial Anomalies (9:35 am)

Five-Year Periorbital Aesthetic Outcome Comparison Between Fronto-Orbital Distraction Osteogenesis and Fronto-Orbital Advancement & Remodeling for Non-Syndromic Unicoronal Synostosis (9:45 am)

Longitudinal Outcomes in Midfacial Growth and Speech following Furlow Double-Opposing Z-Palatoplasty: a 30-year Retrospective (9:55 am)

Current Presurgical Infant Orthopedics Practices among ACPA-Approved Cleft Teams in North America (10:05 am)

Electronic Clinical Integration of Cleft-Q, a Patient Reported Outcome Instrument, in our Multidisciplinary Cleft Care Workflow (10:15 am)

10-Year Comparison of Facial Growth and Occlusion in Patients Treated with Active and Passive Presurgical Orthopedic Devices (10:25 am)

Genetic Diagnoses Associated with Velopharyngeal Insufficiency and Future Impact on Clinical Care of Patients with VPI. (10:35 am)

Craniopagus Separation Using a Novel Tissue Expander Design (10:45 am)

Discussion (10 minutes)


9:30 am – 6:30 pm | Exhibit Hall Open


11:15 am – 12:30 pm | General Session 4 (LIVESTREAM)

When Should a Cleft Stay Unrepaired? Ethical Decision-Making for Team Management of Medically Complex Children


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch Break/Roundtable


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Advanced/Foundational Session

Prosthetic Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (F)

MRI for VPI: Implementing and Interpreting Velopharyngeal MRI (F)

The Furlow Z-Palatoplasty: Optimizing Surgical Technique and Clinical Outcomes (F)


3:15 pm – 4:45 pm | Advanced/Foundational Session

Introduction of ultrasound technology in speech intervention for children with cleft palate (F)

Buccinator Myomucosal Flap (Buccal Flap): Treatment of the Primary Cleft Palate, Velopharyngeal Dysfunction, & Fistulae. Practical Applications and Tips for Success. Using the Anatomic Cleft Restoration Philosophy for treatment planning. (A)

Bilateral alveolar cleft grafting from simple to complex: A Focus on Technical Strategies (A)


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Ideas & Innovations Session (LIVESTREAM)

  1. Training Speech Pathologists to Acquire Standard Videorecorded Speech Samples: Methods for Ensuring High-Quality Speech Outcomes Data
  2. Clinical Outcomes of Liposomal Bupivicaine Use in the Pediatric Cleft Palate Population
  3. Successful Completion of Non-sedated MRI for Visualization of the Velopharynx in Children
  4. A Novel Treatment of Pediatric Bilateral Condylar Fractures with Lateral Dislocation of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) using Transfacial Pinning
  5. Artificial Intelligence Methods for the Argenta Classification of Plagiocephaly to Predict Severity, Treatment, and Prognosis
  6. CLEFT RR- New Application for genetic counseling in cleft lip and palate
  7. Rescue – A Novel Pin-Retained NAM Expander
  8. 2-Stage Premaxillary Setback and Primary Cheiloplasty Using a Custom Stabilizing Oral Splint Allows Safe and Extensive Primary Rhinoplasty
  9. MRI Face Scan – A Novel Impression Technique for Nasalveolar Molding Appliances
  10. Nutritional Monitoring Through the WhatsApp® Application: A Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Innovation
  11. Auricular Framework Construction Using Allogenic Cartilage in Total Ear Reconstruction Surgery
  12. Novel Approach to Total Frontal Bone Loss After Surgery for Craniosynostosis – The Modified Visor Bone Flap with Brain Cage
  13. A Simplified, Novel Technique for Second Stage Autologous Microtia Reconstruction
  14. The Development and Utilization of Dolls for Psychoeducational Intervention during Pre-Surgical Visits for Children with Microtia
  15. The Anatomic Cleft Restoration Philosophy: Treatment of the Unilateral Cleft Lip and Nose
  16. Surgical Models Flatten the Learning Curve When Utilized for Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis in Patients with Pierre Robin Sequence
  17. Achieving complete nasal lining closure at primary cleft palate repair when the lesser segments have collapsed

Friday, April 1

7:00 am – 8:00 am | ASCFS Breakfast


7:00 am – 8:00 am | Study Sessions Group 2

  1. A Roadmap for Successful Infant Feeding and Caregiver Experience: Educational Guidance for the First Year of Life in the Presence of Orofacial Clefting
  2. Multidisciplinary Management of Children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: Strategies for Success
  3. The Impact of Non-Oral Compensatory Misarticulation Patterns on Perceptual Ratings, Velopharyngeal Imaging and Surgical Decision Making for VPI Management
  4. Cleft Lip Repair is Cleft Nose Repair
  5. Alternative Approaches for Presurgical Infant Orthopedics 

8:00 am – 7:00 pm | Poster Session C


8:30 am – 9:30 am | Concurrent Sessions

ASCFS Linton Whitaker Lecture Care Coord/Nursing “Track” 1* Craniofacial Biology VPI / Speech 1 ENT Airway Audiology
8:30 am ASCFS Linton Whitaker Lecture Challenges in Addressing Adherence in Craniofacial Care during COVID-19 (5) Harnessing the Mechanism of JAGGED1- Mediated Craniofacial Bone Regeneration Predictors of Speech Development in Young Children with 22q11.2DS 1-Year Follow Up of Two Neonates with Robin Sequence (RS) Treated with Nonsurgical Orthodontic Airway Plate (OAP)
8:40 am ASCFS Linton Whitaker Lecture Abuja Craniofacial Hospital for the Needy: A Novel Comprehensive Approach to the problem of Cleft & Craniofacial Care in Developing Countries (10) It’s All Relative: Associations of Facial Proportionality, Attractiveness, and Character Traits Understanding the long-term vocational and social impacts of cleft-related speech differences in New Zealand adults Utilization of the Newborn Hearing Screen as an Opportunity to Improve Access to Care for Neonatal Ear Molding
8:50 am ASCFS Linton Whitaker Lecture Strategies for Cleft Team Providers to Promote ADHD Treatment (20) Operative Management of Bicoronal Craniosynostosis Secondary To TCF12 Gene Mutation The correlation between perceptual ratings and nasalance scores in oral-nasal balance disorders: A systematic review Pharyngeal Airway Changes Following Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis As Evaluated with Laryngoscopy
9:00 am ASCFS Linton Whitaker Lecture Zoom in – Virtual Summer Cleft Camp (10) Occipital Bone and Foramen Magnum Morphology Resulting from Premature Suture Fusion in Crouzon Syndrome Buccal Myomucosal Flap in the Operative Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD): An Eleven Year Retrospective Non-Surgical Correction of Congenital Ear Deformities: The Relationship Between Age of Presentation and Regression
9:10 am ASCFS Linton Whitaker Lecture Discussion Currenting Understanding of Craniosynostosis and Future Directions Multiview Videofluoroscopy Training for Radiologists: A Self-Study Package Increase in the frequency of hearing assessments prior to palatoplasty leads to earlier diagnosis of hearing loss in cleft palate patients: an enhanced cleft team audiologic protocol
9:20 am ASCFS Linton Whitaker Lecture Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion

9:30 am – 1:00 pm | Exhibit Hall Open


9:45 am – 10:45 am | ACPA Annual Business Meeting


11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Concurrent Sessions

Craniofacial Surgery 1 Care Coord/Nursing “Track” 2 Speech / VPI 2 CLP Surgery 1 OMFS
11:00am Comparing limited strip craniectomy and open vault reconstruction for the treatment of metopic craniosynostosis: quantitative and expert assessments Supporting Our Colleagues Through Mentorship (5) Operative Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD) in 22q11.2 Syndrome: An Eleven Year Retrospective Post-operative Hypocalcemia in Patients with 22q11.2 Related Disorders A 3-Dimensional evaluation of the effects of unilateral vertical mandibular distraction osteogenesis on airway volume among patients with hemifacial microsomia
11:10am Bigger Is Not Always Better: Impact of Parietal Bone Thickness on Spring Mediated Cranial Vault Expansion in Non-Syndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis Successful Execution of surgical outreach programmes for oro-facial cleft repair by an indigenous foundation, the role of administration (10) Study Design and Methodology of the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Outcomes Prediction Study (VPI-OPS) Comparison of Clonidine and Gabapentin in Peri-Operative Recovery After Primary Palatoplasty High-Volume Orthognathic Surgery: Disparities in Patient Populations, Admission Charges, and Surgical Complications
11:20am Intracranial Volumetric Differences in Mercedes Benz Pattern Craniosynostosis An overview of the multicentre, multidisciplinary clinical audit process and Clinical Excellence Network of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland for monitoring and improving dental outcomes for children with a cleft in Ireland (20) Speech Treatment for Patients with Velocardiofacial Syndrome: A Safer Alternative to Traditional Pharyngeal Flaps Associations of Facial Ratios, Attractiveness, and Masculinity-Femininity: Insights from 597 Individuals Visual Perceptions of Hemifacial Microsomia Reconstruction: A Prospective Study with Eye Tracking Technology and Linear Mixed Effect Model Analysis
11:30am Discussion Ten-year experience of an indigenous surgical mission for the care of orofacial cleft patients; Outline of administrative challenges and Methods of mitigation. (10) Discussion Discussion Discussion
11:40am Does Facial Trauma Require Opioids? Evaluation of a Narcotic-Minimizing Analgesia Protocol in Facial Trauma Management Discussion Velopharyngeal Outcomes after Palatoplasty for Patients Wide Cleft Palate and Robin Sequence The Yin and Yang of Primary Unilateral Cleft Lip and Nose Repair: Opposing cleft and non-cleft side changes and the importance of balance in achieving harmony The Impact of Neonatal Mandibular Distraction on Long-Term Mandibular Growth and Morphology
11:50am Diversity and Practice Patterns of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons Discussion Comparison of the VELO-P with Perceptual and Instrumental Assessment in Children Ages 5-7 Years Decreasing the Burden of Care on Patients with Cleft Lip Nasal Deformities Using Early Cleft Lip Repair Quantitative Analysis of Alar Base Asymmetry in Patients with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Nasal Deformity
12:00pm Fat Grafts Supplemented with Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Soft Tissue Reconstruction in Children with Craniofacial Microsomia Discussion Speech Analysis of Patients with Cleft Palate using Artificial Intelligence Techniques: A Systematic Review Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Multimodal Analgesia Combining a Modified ERAS Protocol and Supra-zygomatic Maxillary Nerve Block in Cleft Palate Repair Clinical and Radiographic Predictors of Orthognathic Surgery in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients
12:10pm Casting an Eye on Fibrous Dysplasia of the Orbit Discussion Discussion Discussion Virtual 3D Reduction of Displaced Mandible Fractures: In-House Virtual Planning Workflow
12:20pm Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | ASCFS Lunch/SIG Meetings


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Concurrent Sessions

Craniofacial Surgery 2 Imaging Feeding/Nutrition CLP Surgery 2 Pediatrics, Psychosocial and QOL
2:00pm Surgical Management in Isolated Squamosal Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review Measuring deformational plagiocephaly and brachycephaly using a smartphone in a prospective study Human Milk Feeding of Infants Admitted to NICU with Cleft Lip and Palate Factors Associated with Decreased Length of Stay After Primary Palatoplasty Risk factors for late diagnosis of positional plagiocephaly and impact on helmet therapy: A review of 25,322 patients
2:10pm Hospital Admission Charges for Complex Midface Advancement in Pediatric Patients Evaluating SWAG and Its Validity When Compared to 3D Imagery of Secondarily Grafted Cleft Sites Efficacy and satisfaction in an educational intervention for pediatric nutrition directed to health professionals that assist patients with cleft lip and palate Designing the Prolabial Flap in Revisional Bilateral Cleft Lip Surgery: Clinical and Quantitative Analysis Of Post-Operative Stretch with Longer-Term Follow-up Caregiver Observations of Infant Comfort, Behavior and Emotional Adjustment Before and After Surgery for Cleft Lip
2:20pm Machine Learning in Metopic Craniosynostosis: Does Phenotypic Severity Predict Long-Term Aesthetic Outcomes? 3D Photogrammetry to Quantify the Severity of Metopic Craniosynostosis Rethinking the Rule of 10s: Early Cleft Lip Repair Improves Weight Gain Discussion  The CLAPA Adult Services Project: Using Evidence-Based Practice to Design and Deliver New Interventions
2:30pm Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
2:40pm Metopic Severity and Intracranial Pressure: The Whole Story or Just a Chapter? Trends in cleft palate incidence in the era of obstetric sonography and early detection Growth of Infants with Pierre Robin Sequence in First Two Years of Life Implementation of an Ambulatory Cleft Lip Repair Protocol: Surgical Outcomes The Global Smile Foundation Surgical Program : Clinical and Economic Impact in Developing Countries
2:50pm Surgical outcomes of cranioplasty procedures with 3D-printed implants: a systematic review Age-dependent machine learning model improves head shape characterization and provides longitudinal evaluation of patients with craniosynostosis Situational Analysis about the quality of nutritional care in multidisciplinary centers for care of patients with cleft lip and palate in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. A comparison of intravenous ketorolac to oral ibuprofen for management of post-operative pain in palatoplasty patients COVID Check-In: Optimizing Cleft & Craniofacial Team Care during COVID-19 using an on-line social pediatrics screening instrument
3:00pm A Treatment Algorithm for Patients Presenting with Sagittal Craniosynostosis After the Age of One Year: Follow up After 6 Years Development of a Craniofacial Soft Tissue Anthropomorphic Database: Application of Diffeomorphic Algorithms to MRI A Qualitative Study of Current Practice and Training Trends for Feeding Services in Infants with Cleft Palate COVID Cleft: A national evaluation of cleft care operating through the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom Neurodevelopment in Patients with Nonsyndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis: Six-Month Postoperative Follow-up
3:10pm An Objective Assessment of Outcomes of Endoscopic Sagittal Strip Craniectomy with Helmet-Guided Remodeling In-house sterilized 3D-printed templates for pediatric cranioplasty: a comparative analysis Discussion National Undervaluation of Cleft Surgical Services: Evidence from a Comparative Analysis of 50,450 Cases Discussion
3:20pm Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm | Concurrent Sessions

Craniofacial Surgery 3 Team Care/Care Delivery Dentistry/Orthodontics CLP Surgery 3 Genetics and Epidemiology
4:00pm Efficacy of Virtual Reality Surgical Planning and Intraoperative Navigation for Facial Fractures: A Preclinical Validation Study Achieving Standardized Measurement of Aesthetic, Dental, and Speech Outcomes in Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate: A Pilot Study of a Multifaceted Implementation Strategy Association Between Dental Caries and Orofacial Clefts: Meta-analysis Artificial Intelligence for the Evaluation of Unilateral Cleft Lip Severity COMT rs4818 polymorphism and psychological and psychiatric health in individuals born with cleft lip and palate
4:10pm Cell-Augmented Scaffold-Enhanced (CASE) Cranioplasty: A New Regenerative Paradigm for Interval Autologous Cranioplasty Sociodemographic Factors: Effect on Patient Reported Outcomes in Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate Patients Dental Arch Relationship Outcomes in Children with UCLP Operated on One-Stage and Two-Stage Primary Palatoplasty 10-Year Comparison of Nasolabial Aesthetic Outcomes Between Patients Treated With and Without Presurgical Orthopedic Devices Effect of Analysis Methods and Phenotype Stratification for Identification of Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and Palate Genetic Loci
4:20pm Regional Changes Following Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Sagittal Craniosynostosis: Recipe for Success? Standardized screening of social risk factors and unmet social needs in patients with craniofacial anomalies during multidisciplinary team visits: addressing unmet social needs. Effect of Gingivoperiosteoplasty and Nasoalveolar Molding on Maxillary Transverse Dimension in Patients with Complete Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Stability of Irradiated Homologous Rib Cartilage Graft in Cleft Rhinoplasty Crowdsourcing in Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery: A Systematic Review
4:30pm Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion
4:40pm Impact of Tranexemic acid in Pediatric Cranial Vault Reconstruction: A single institution’s retrospective analysis Emergency Response Protocols for Overseas Outreach Settings: Global Smile Foundation Strategy Presurgical cleft management of infants: A survey of ACPA approved and international cleft palate and craniofacial teams A Survey based assessment of Alveolar Bone Graft protocols in North America. Demographics and Trends of Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate Born in Tennessee from 2000-2017
4:50pm The Clinical Significance of Clinocephaly in Late-Presentation Sagittal Craniosynostosis Evaluation and Optimization of the Craniosynostosis Triage Pathway The Effect of Earlier Bone Grafting, Prior to Orthodontic Treatment, on SWAG Ratings of Graft Outcomes Comparison of Pre-surgical Anthropometric Measures of Right and Left Complete Unilateral Cleft Lips and/or Palates. Disparities In Access To Surgical Care For Newborns With Craniosynostosis Exist In The United States in 2020 Despite Health Care Reform
5:00pm Evaluation of head height after endoscopic repair of sagittal craniosynostosis Application of Safety Protocols for International Cleft Outreach Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Smile Foundation Precaution Guidelines and Implications Longitudinal Assessment of Dento-skeletal Dimensions In Children with Repaired Unilateral Cleft Lip and/or Palate Deformity The white skin roll flap and lip contour lines in unilateral cleft lip repair. Syndromic Cleft Lip/Palate Representation in GeneReviews
5:10pm Making the Diagnosis in Sagittal Craniosynostosis: It’s Height, Not Length, That Matters Discussion Discussion The Role of Postoperative Nasal Stents in the Preservation of Nasal Symmetry and Prevention of Nostril Stenosis in Cleft Rhinoplasty: A Systematic Review Craniosynostosis: an exploratory epidemiologic and genetic studies in an African population
5:20pm Discussion Discussion  Discussion Discussion Discussion

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm| President’s Circle Reception


7:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Gala Dinner


Saturday, April 2

8:30 am – 9:30 am | Short Talks

  1. The Vertical Vector Spring PVE
  2. Risk Factors for Late (>18 Months) Cranial Surgery for Craniosynostosis
  3. Outcomes associated with vomer flap repair and early versus late alveolar bone grafting in patients with cleft lip and palate
  4. Improvement of Nasal Airway Obstruction After Secondary Cleft Rhinoplasty: A Longitudinal Study using the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Scale
  5. Increased Perioperative Complications in Craniosynostosis Surgery After 18 Months of Age
  6. Nasopharyngeal Stenosis 101: A Review for Craniofacial Teams on a Rare Condition
  7. The Efficacy of Multimodal Analgesia Combining an Enhanced Recovery Protocol with Bilateral Suprazygomatic Maxillary Nerve Blocks in Patients Undergoing Two-Jaw Orthognathic Surgery
  8. Sand Dollar and Staves Technique for Treatment of Unilateral Lambdoid Craniosynostosis: A Comparative Pilot Study
  9. Reliable, reproducible and teachable: correction of transverse facial clefts with the anatomic approximation approach across 3 generations of cleft surgeons
  10. Long-term Results of Our Modified Tajima (NANIWA) Technique to Repair Unilateral Cleft Lip

9:45 am – 11:00 am | Panels

The World Cleft Coalition: Team Reflections


ACPA will offer a selection of virtual platform papers and virtual posters for all attendees following the conclusion of the in-person meeting. These On-Demand offerings will be available starting Saturday, April 2. More information regarding On-Demand offerings will be available soon