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On this week’s Giving Tuesday, ACPA President Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS challenged the entire ACPA community, from members to families, to a $2,000 match. Rather than simply meeting the match, our community exceeded above and beyond the President’s call to give – totaling more than $3,800 in donations. As part of ACPA’s Fall Campaign, Giving Tuesday was a success because so many generous members of our community participated. Your generosity has made a difference in the cleft-craniofacial community and because of you, we can continue to create a world where people with cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive. Although ...
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In this edition of Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat, ACPA Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE discusses the importance of defining values. She shares her personal values, ACPA’s values and the impact they have in the cleft and craniofacial community ...
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ACPA is now accepting applications for 2020 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 2020.  Applications are due February 1, 2020. 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 is proud to introduce the 2020 Board of Directors. President Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS, Phoenix, AZ President-Elect Lynn M. Fox, MA, MEd, CCC-SLP, Chapel Hill, NC Past President Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA Vice President John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FAAP, FACS, Grand Rapids, MI Vice President-Elect John  F. Caccamese, DMD, MD, FACS, Baltimore, MD Communications Officer Kristina J. Aldridge, PhD, Columbia, MO Treasurer Scott A. Dailey, PhD, CCC-SLP, Iowa City, IA Board Members Kelly Nett Cordero, PhD, CCC-SLP, Phoenix, AZ (2021) Canice E. Crerand, PhD, Columbus, OH (2021) Kant Y. Lin, MD, Lexington, KY ...
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From all of us at the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, we extend our greatest appreciation to you for your support in the cleft-craniofacial community and we send you our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.  The ACPA National Office will be closed November 28-29 ...
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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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