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Join your colleagues at ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 31 – April 4, 2020 to learn across multiple disciplines, discuss new and old ideas with those experienced in the field and explore advances in research, clinical and team-driven care. The deadline to receive the early bird registration discount is January 31, 2020. Register now. Registration for ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting includes study sessions and social events. The 2020 Pre-Conference Symposium requires a separate registration. Advanced courses have an additional charge. Attendees may register for Advanced Courses at registration or onsite, dependent upon availability. To add a course after ...
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ACPA President Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS The New Year always provides an opportunity to reflect. I am honored to be President of ACPA for the year 2020.  I look to the year ahead with excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to work with the ACPA Board of Directors and our National Office Team as we lead ACPA into the next chapter. I would like to thank them, along with 2019 President Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS and our membership, for ACPA’s many accomplishments in 2019–we are well poised for the changes, growth and opportunities on the horizon. The ...
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Applications for ACPA’s 2021 Visiting Scholar Program are now being accepted. Submit an application by April 15, 2020. The ACPA Visiting Scholar Program selects a cleft and craniofacial care provider from a developing country to travel to the United States to learn more about cleft and craniofacial care from ACPA Approved Teams.The ACPA program empowers scholars to effect change, enhance care delivery and direct interdisciplinary team care in their countries and/or regions. The visiting scholar will travel to three ACPA Approved Teams and attend ACPA’s Annual Meeting in 2021.  Individuals in the final stages of their training are welcome to ...
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Chapel Hill, NC – January 21, 2020 – The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce the exhibitors for ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting, March 31 – April 4, 2020 in Portland, OR. Attendees will learn from colleagues across multiple disciplines, explore advances in research, clinical and team-driven care and discuss new and old ideas with those experienced in the field. The event is sponsored by KLS Martin, Stryker, Four Moon Productions, Legally Mine, Depuy Synthes and Smile Train. Exhibitors at the event include: 3dMD Canfield Scientific, Inc. CCD Smiles Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Plastic Surgery Depuy Synthes Dolphin ...
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On Thursday, January 16, ACPA Member Patricia Chibbaro, RN, MS, CPNP and Dina Zuckerberg, Chibbaro’s longtime patient and winner of the 2020 ACPA Family Services Leadership Award, sat down for an interview with Inside Edition to spread awareness of cleft and craniofacial differences. “When a child is born with a cleft lip and palate, they need to have treatment by an entire team. It could involve multiple surgeries throughout their lifetime. Some of the patients also need speech therapy,” Chibbaro said. Both Chibbaro and Zuckerberg discussed the importance of spreading awareness and educating the public about cleft and craniofacial differences ...
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Study focused on charitable organizations in England and Scotland Benefits of charitable efforts were noted by patients, caregivers, clinical teams, and the charitable organizations themselves CHAPEL HILL, N.C. / January 17, 2020 – Education and supportive services provided by charitable organizations to patients born with cleft lip and palate (CL/P) and their caregivers have been found to effectively complement clinical care, according to results of a recent study published in the January 2020 issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ). “Given the substantial health disparities within the US and across the globe, this study is very timely. Methods outlined in ...
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Registration for ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting is now open. Register by January 31, 2020 to receive the early-bird rate. Meeting registration for the event, March 30-April 4 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, OR, includes all study sessions, foundational courses and social events. Advanced courses are the only sessions with an additional charge. The Pre-Conference Symposium on March 31, 2020  is a separate registration. The schedule complete schedule and information on continuing education credits are available online. Annual Meeting Attendees will experience: Educational sessions from experts and new voices in the field. Networking with peers from 30+ disciplines. Cutting ...
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Cleft and craniofacial professionals will gather at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon for ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting to learn across multiple disciplines, discuss new and old ideas with those experienced in the field and explore advances in research, clinical and team-driven care. Register now. The meeting will kick off on Tuesday, March 31 with the Pre-Conference Symposium and will conclude with final sessions on Saturday, April 4. The keynote presentation, “Insights from the Patient’s Perspective,” will be given by Jake French. A schedule for the 2020 meeting is listed on the ACPA website.  Register by January 31, 2020 to receive the early-bird rate ...
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Cleft and craniofacial professionals will gather at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon for ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting to learn across multiple disciplines, discuss new and old ideas with those experienced in the field and explore advances in research, clinical and team-driven care. Watch your inbox this week for an email announcing the opening of registration. The meeting will kick off on Tuesday, March 31 with the Pre-Conference Symposium and will conclude with final sessions on Saturday, April 4. The keynote presentation, “Insights from the Patient’s Perspective,” will be given by Jake French. A schedule for the 2020 meeting is listed on the ACPA website ...
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Thank you for being part of ACPA in 2020.  As you start to utilize your membership, please take a moment to review the 2020 Member Kit. The kit is your resource guide to ACPA. It includes a description of your member benefits and how to access them, further details about different aspects of ACPA and more. We encourage you to download the pdf and refer back to it whenever you have a question about ACPA or your membership. Please email us if you have any questions.  We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2019 ...
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