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Cleft and craniofacial professionals will gather at the Hilton Portland 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. 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 complete schedule for the 2020 meeting is listed on the ACPA website. The hotel block at the Hilton Portland ...
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Team clinics strive to minimize disruption to patient families’ lives Reasons for patient attrition are multifaceted Improved family education, personalized care may help ensure continuity of care  CHAPEL HILL, N.C. / Nov. 13, 2019 – Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, recently examined the rate of attribution among patients with cleft craniofacial anomalies at their facility. Their results were published in the November 2019 issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ). “The complex medical care that patients with cleft and craniofacial anomalies need often requires a collaborative effort among multiple health-care providers, and can include family counseling and ...
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BERNARD J. COSTELLO, DMD, MD, FACS As the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and the Chief of Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, my daily activities are focused on patients – whether I’m training the next generation of providers or talking to parents about an upcoming surgery. Ultimately, patients are at the heart of everything I do. ACPA has this same focus. ACPA supports the care of individuals affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions by providing resources and education to patients and professionals. Through these resources, ACPA has ...
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The Program Task Force for ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting has finalized the meeting program.  The task force, chaired by ACPA Vice President-Elect John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FAAP, FACS, reviewed 623 abstracts when creating the program.  Submissions included 176 platform papers and more than 100 Junior Investigator papers.  Abstracts were submitted in more than 19 subject areas. Abstracts were submitted from all over the world, including 25 submissions from Japan, ACPA’s first ever guest nation. The task force worked with invited reviewers to create a quality program that will be valuable for the meeting’s multidisciplinary audience.  Reviewers assessed the blinded ...
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ACPA’s Ethics and Mental Health/Psychosocial Special Interest Groups elected new leaders for 2020. The Ethics SIG will be chaired by Christian Vercler, MD and co-chaired by Joyce McIntyre, MD. The Mental Health/Psychosocial SIG will be chaired by Alexis Johns, PhD, ABPP and co-chaired by Meredith Albert, PhD. View leaders of ACPA committees, selection panels, special interest groups and task forces ...
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Earn continuing education credits at any time with on-demand courses on ACPA Online Learning. ACPA offers courses on a variety of topics, including Surgical Procedures,Speech and Audiology, Psychosocial Outcomes, Ethical Issues, Care Coordination and more. Register for a live or on-demand webinar today. All webinars are available as on-demand courses within a week. Upcoming live webinars include: Ethical Considerations in Advertising Cleft and Craniofacial Care Services November 6, 2019 4:30 PM ET Multi-Team Experiences of Care Coordination November 14, 2019 2:00 PM ET Transition of Care for Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: We’ve Got Some Growing Up To ...
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This October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a national campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying. In the first video edition of Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat, ACPA Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE discusses how you can participate in National Bullying Prevention Month–whether it’s sharing a story, spreading awareness, or joining the conversation on social media ...
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Study compared disaster-affected CL/P data to similar data collected following Hurricane Katrina Race, cultural differences may affect prevalence of CL/P following a natural disaster CHAPEL HILL, N.C. / Oct. 22, 2019 – Did the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami affect the birth prevalence of cleft lip and/or palate in Miyagi Prefecture? That was the question addressed in a recent study, “The Birth Prevalence of Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate After the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami”. The research results were published in the October 2019 issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ). “Disasters from natural causes or human actions happen ...
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ACPA’s 77th Annual Meeting, March 31-April 4, 2020 at the Hilton Portland, will feature a one-day Pre-Conference Symposium – Patient and Family Engagement: the Key to Long-Term Success. The symposium, held March 31, 2020, will explore the dynamic between patients, families and providers. The symposium will include discussions of operational issues, the development of clear communication strategies, patient-focused care planning and the development of extra-clinical programming to enhance and strengthen Patient- Family-Team cohesion. Attendees of this symposium will: Have an expanded understanding of the development of operational strategies that will improve the effectiveness of patient/family engagement. Gain an understanding of ...
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ACPA introduced a Self-Audit Report for ACPA Approved Teams in 2019. Teams must complete an Annual Self-Audit Report to attest to their continued compliance with The Standards for Approved Teams.  The new Self-Audit Report will support teams as  they track goals, quality assurance and team performance. The report and the the US$180 annual team listing fee are due on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. All leaders and coordinators of ACPA Approved Teams that did not apply for ACPA Team Approval in 2019 received an email with  instructions for the Self-Audit Report. Teams also received an invoice the 2020 team listing fee ...
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