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Contacts: Alyssa Kirkman (919) 933-9044 alyssa.kirkman@acpa-cpf.org CHAPEL HILL, N.C. / November 15, 2018 – Social networking sites like Facebook offer patients with cleft lip and palate (CL/P) patients and their caregivers a forum to exchange information, experiences, and develop a sense of community, according to research published in the November 2018 issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ). Perioperative care, managing associated genetic syndromes and maintaining dental health were primary areas of concern among CL/P patients and caregivers, while expectations, experiences and outcomes of treatment were key topics of discussion among patients, according to a content analysis of two existing, ...
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ACPA offers educational webinars to cleft and craniofacial care providers worldwide.   Register for a live or on-demand webinar today.  Register at least 10 days before the webinar and use code EARLYBIRD to receive the discounted rate. Upcoming webinars include: The Buccal Flap Approach For Palate Reconstruction – Advanced Course November 12, 2018, 8:00 AM ET. ACCME CE will be available. Register. Ecomonics of team care December 5, 2018, 4:00 PM ET. Register. For continuing education information, visit www.acpa-cpf.org/webinar-ce. Visit ACPA Online Learning for a complete list of live and on-demand webinars ...
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Amelia F. Drake, MD Throughout the year, you are an important partner in the work of ACPA, a vibrant, growing collaboration that reaches across disciplines and includes patients and families. Each year, during the fall, we take a moment to support ACPA. Please join me in making a contribution to keep ACPA growing. As we move into the holiday season, we remind ourselves it is the season of gratitude. We have a lot to be grateful for, and frankly, proud of at ACPA. ACPA has 2,500 members across 30 disciplines. This kind of impact is only possible with charitable contributions ...
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Chapel Hill, NC – October 29, 2018 – The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce the results of the election for the 2019 Board of Directors. The newly elected representatives will begin their terms on January 1, 2019. The newly elected ACPA Officers and Board Members are: President-Elect: Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS Vice President-Elect: John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FAAP, FACS Communications Officer: Jamie L. Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP Board Member: Kelly Nett Cordero, PhD, CCC-SLP Board Member: Canice E. Crerand, PhD For more information on ACPA and the Board of Directors, please visit the ACPA website ...
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ACPA is now accepting applications for 2019 College Scholarships. Scholarships are available for students born with cleft or craniofacial conditions who will be rising freshmen or continuing college students at US-accredited institutions in Fall 2019.  Applications are due February 1, 2019. Submit an application. To be eligible for an ACPA college scholarship, a student must: Have a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or cleft palate, submucous cleft palate, craniosynostosis, Crouzon syndrome, Goldenhar syndrome, hemifacial microsomia, hemangioma, Jackson-Weiss syndrome, microtia, Moebius syndrome, Pierre Robin Sequence, 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome (VCFS), Treacher Collins syndrome, or another craniofacial anomaly. Not have received an ACPA or ...
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ACPA offers educational webinars to cleft and craniofacial care providers worldwide.   Register for a live or on-demand webinar today.  Register at least 10 days before the webinar and use code EARLYBIRD to receive the discounted rate. Upcoming webinars include: Promoting Positive Psychosocial Outcomes in Craniofacial Team Care October 24, 1:00 PM ET. CE will be available. Register. Ethical Issues in Cleft Care October 29, 2018, 10:00 AM ET.  CE will be available. Register. Contemporary Management of the Alveolar Cleft in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate November 2, 2018, 12:00 PM ET.  CE will be available. Register. Manuscript Preparation ...
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ACPA is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Research Grant season.  This year, ACPA is offering three grants totaling $15,000. Grant proposals must be submitted online by February 1, 2019. Award winners will be announced in May 2018.  ACPA grants may be key to launching new projects that are later supported by larger funding institutions.  Research grants offered for 2019 funding include: Subtelny Speech Research Grant– one 1-year grant for $5,000 This grant promotes research related to effective speech and language pathology treatment modalities and strategies for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. The grant is ...
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Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE As part of my role as vice chair for the Diversity + Inclusion Committee of the American Society of Association Executives, I was asked to author an article. I reflected on coming to ACPA and how important it was to be intentional about the culture we were creating. With that in mind, I reached out to a colleague Sue Matson who is a partner and Master Executive Coach at rd&partners. Sue works with leaders and teams who believe that leadership development should be tied to business strategy and measured for results and ROI. The article – To ...
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ACPA is seeking nominations for the 2019 ACPA Family Services Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an individual or group that has demonstrated exceptional community service and leadership on behalf of individuals with cleft or craniofacial differences. Nominations may be submitted by completing this form and related statements by November 30, 2018.  Award nominations must be made by a sponsor and co-sponsor who provide cleft-related services. Award recipients receive a plaque and $500 towards travel to ACPA’s Annual Meeting where they are formally recognized for their contributions. Past nominees that have not been selected for award may be updated and ...
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Chapel Hill, NC (October 5, 2018) The development of orofacial clefting (OFCs) in newborns, including cleft lip and palate, has been shown to be affected by maternal smoking and nutrition. But widespread measures to address these public health issues had little effect in reducing the incidence of the common birth defects, according to research published in the September 2018 issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ). The study, titled “Patterns of Orofacial Clefting in New York from 1983-2010; Trends by Racial Background, Birthplace, and Public Health Strategies,” examined data on more than 3,500 children born in the city with clefts, ...
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