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Treatment specialists, support organizations, advocacy groups, affected individuals and families are joining forces this July to encourage awareness of cleft and craniofacial conditions for National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month. In an effort to increase cleft and craniofacial awareness, ACPA will share patient and family stories and reach out to our local community to share the message. We need your help to reach an even bigger audience. Here are some ways you can join us in promoting awareness: Share Your Story – Every story has the potential to positively impact others. Share your story with ACPA for a chance to be featured during ...
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ACPA is accepting nominations for ACPA’s 2021 Board of Directors from current voting ACPA Members, which are Active and Life Members, until June 4, 2020. The ACPA Nominating Committee strives for a balance of disciplines, gender, geography, institutional, racial, ethnic and other demographics. Please keep this in mind, along with the desired board competencies, when considering your nominations. Self-nominations are welcome. View the desired competencies/qualities. View the list of 2020 Board Members. Board Responsibilities The Board of Directors is empowered to develop, implement and reevaluate the strategic plan of the Association; formulate organizational policy to foster growth and development of the Association; ...
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All cleft and craniofacial care professionals are invited to ACPA’s 78th Annual Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 27–May 1, 2021 to explore advances in research, clinical and team-driven care. The keynote presentation will be given by Amy C. Edmondson. Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked ...
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All cleft and craniofacial teams in the US and Canada are invited to apply to become an ACPA Approved Team. ACPA Team Approval is for teams that demonstrate they meet the Standards for Approval of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. The 2020 ACPA Team Approval Applications are due August 25, 2020. View the application. Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, renewing teams may request a one-year deferral. If a deferral is granted, the teams will be required to submit a self-audit report and team listing fee in the fall of 2020. If deferred teams apply in 2021 and are ...
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National Hospital Week is here–an opportunity to thank healthcare providers who serve the cleft and craniofacial community. Join ACPA by recognizing the professionals and cleft and craniofacial teams that have made an impact in your life. This week, ACPA is sharing thank you messages from patients, families and professionals on social media. Share a thank you message of your own and tag ACPA to recognize a provider who has made a difference in the community. A tribute gift is a meaningful way to say thank you. Make your gift in honor of a provider today at www.acpa-cpf.org/donate. To learn more ...
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ACPA offers educational webinars to cleft and craniofacial care providers worldwide. From now until the end of June, ACPA is offering a discounted price for webinar collections priced at $69.99 for members and $89.99 for non-members. Each collection includes five to six webinars on a topic. Available collections include: ACPA Team Care/Care Coordination Collection ACPA Cleft/Craniofacial Surgery Collection ACPA Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Collection ACPA is also offering 50% off all registration fees for paid webinars until the end of June – $24.99 for members and $34.99 for non-members. Register to attend a live or on-demand webinar session today. Visit ACPA Online ...
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National Hospital Week, May 10-16, is the perfect time to thank healthcare providers who serve the cleft and craniofacial community. Join ACPA by recognizing the professionals and cleft and craniofacial teams that have made an impact in your life. During this unique time, healthcare providers have adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic and are now serving patients in the cleft and craniofacial community and beyond. Help ACPA say thank you during National Hospital Week by posting a thank you message on social media or making a tribute gift. Make your gift today at www.acpa-cpf.org/donate. To learn more about how you can ...
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ACPA is now accepting nominations for ACPA’s 2021 Board of Directors from current voting ACPA Members, which are Active and Life Members. The ACPA Nominating Committee strives for a balance of disciplines, gender, geography, institutional, racial, ethnic and other demographics. Please keep this in mind, along with the desired board competencies, when considering your nominations. Self-nominations are welcome. View the desired competencies/qualities. View the list of 2020 Board Members. Board Responsibilities The Board of Directors is empowered to develop, implement and reevaluate the strategic plan of the Association; formulate organizational policy to foster growth and development of the Association; approve ...
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The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) has prepared a statement orthodontic treatment in response to national and institutional calls for cessation of nonessential orthodontics in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance is intended to complement, rather than replace, existing advice and should be considered “expert opinion.” ACPA will update this statement as the situation evolves. View the statement. Because COVID-19 transmission is primarily through droplet spread and aerosol, teams that perform head and neck procedures are at high risk for infection. Although many procedures performed by teams are important and somewhat time sensitive, this national health care crisis ...
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ACPA works to enhance national awareness and understanding of facial differences, especially during National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month in July. During awareness month, ACPA encourages providers and families to find unique and relevant ways to build cleft and craniofacial awareness in their local communities and beyond. Awareness month is right around the corner–there are many ways to participate: Share Your Story – Every story has the potential to impact others. Share your story with ACPA for a chance to be featured during awareness month. Join us Online through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Add the “cleft awareness” frame to your ...
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