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Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE I am a passionate, voracious reader.  While I prefer memoirs, historical fiction and thrillers – I have been accused of reading a wide variety of books. I attend author events and was inspired by Daniel J. Levitin several years ago at the Union League Club of Chicago. At the time, he was discussing his book The Organized Mind, Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. It is a tome; my autographed hard copy measures 1 ½ inches. To expand the amount I could read, I began listening to books while I drove, paid bills, walked, ...
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Sponsored Post Nationwide Children’s Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio, is America’s largest pediatric hospital and dedicated to providing best outcomes for children everywhere. One way Nationwide Children’s works to accomplish this is by creating truly collaborative, multidisciplinary programs. The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery leads many of these programs. For patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, the 22q Center provides comprehensive, individualized diagnostic and management services. From jaw abnormalities to facial trauma, plagiocephaly to craniosynostosis, and Pierre Robin sequence to craniofacial syndromes, our ACPA-approved Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders offers a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care, provided by experts ...
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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: New Member Orientation/How to Engage in ACPA September 24, 2018, 3:00 PM ET.  Complimentary webinar. Register. 22q: An Overview September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM ET. CE will be available. Register . Cleft Lip Repair: Measure Twice Cut Once October 2, 2018, 4:00 PM ET. ACCME CE will be available. Register. Implementing a Standardized Speech Outcome Assessment Protocol October 10, 2018, 2:00 ...
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The ACPA Honors and Awards Selection Panel invites and encourages professionals to nominate a deserving candidate for the following awards: The Honors of the Association represents the highest expression of respect and gratitude ACPA can bestow and is granted to those individuals, member or non-member, whose lifetime of research, healthcare delivery, or leadership has advanced, significantly and uniquely, the amelioration of physical, behavioral or social handicapping conditions of cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial anomalies. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual, member or non-member, who has demonstrated exceptional service and contribution to ACPA. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes ...
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Amelia F. Drake, MD ACPA works every day to support the care of individuals affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions.  We support our members, medical professionals and families on their individual journeys, and we encourage all of you to support each other while spreading messages of awareness and acceptance in your communities. Born with Nager Syndrome, 2018 ACPA Scholarship Recipient Haley Rawlings said she hopes to spread awareness through a future teaching career, “It is my desire to raise awareness of showing kindness to all individuals, especially those who have a craniofacial difference like me.  We all have different stories ...
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The application period for ACPA’s 2019 Professional Awards is now open. These awards offer cleft care providers the opportunity to engage in ACPA’s Annual Meeting and claim the benefits of ACPA membership. Please note eligibility requirements and share this information with anyone who may be interested.  Deadline for all applications is October 5, 2018 David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship for Students Enrolled in a Communication Sciences and Disorders Program or Related Field This award is designed to help current master’s or doctoral students enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders or related program participate in ACPA’s Annual Meeting. The Kuehn Scholarship provides ...
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The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to recognize the 2018 Milestone Members. The ACPA Board of Directors and National Office Team thank the Milestone Members for their continued support of ACPA’s mission: to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy and interdisciplinary team care.  ACPA is stronger because of the dedication and passion of these longtime members. 60 Years Eugene W. Feldman, DMD, MS 50 Years Charles R. Kremenak, DDS, MS Donna R. Fox, PhD Ruedi P. Gingrass, MD, MS Leslie M. Holve, MD Robert M. Rubin, DMD, MS Ann ...
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ACPA is pleased to have awarded the Mary J. Hauk Scholarship for 8 consecutive years. Presented for the last time in 2018, this scholarship was established to help student professionals in the dentistry field attend ACPA’s Annual Meeting. ACPA Member Dr. John Girotto and his team initiated this memorial scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hauk, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 42. Mary was a founding member of the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center at the Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center. Her tireless dedication to the oral health treatment of children, her advancement ...
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The ACPA Nominating Committee invites all eligible ACPA members to vote in the 2019 ACPA Board of Directors Election. Before submitting a vote, please review the candidate biographies. All eligible votes must include your ACPA Member ID, <<Contact Number (Customer Contact)>>, on the ballot.  Only one vote from each member will be counted. Voting ends Friday, September 14, 2018.  Cast your vote. Please email info@acpa-cpf.org with any questions. Thank you for your participation ...
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I recently visited with two service organizations. I made a presentation about ACPA to the Chapel Hill Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club and visited the ACPA Approved Team at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago. Both visits caused me to pause and consider the nature and evolution of service.  Each of these organizations was founded more than 100 years ago. Aspects of their origin stories continue today through symbols, pledges, culture and ritual. However, they continue to provide vibrant opportunities for people to engage and meaningful impact because they flexed to change with the times. The National Council for Non-Profits reports ...
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