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The following are the 20 most downloaded articles of 2018 from The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. All ACPA Members receive a free subscription to CPCJ – just log-in to your ACPA account to access the online version.  Not a member and want journal access?  Join now ($240 for 2018 National Active Membership) or purchase an individual subscription ($324 for print and e-access). A New Technique in Alveolar Cleft Bone Grafting for Dental Implant Placement in Patients With Cleft Lip and Palate What Matters to Patients With Cleft Lip and/or Palate: An International Qualitative Study Informing the Development of the CLEFT-Q 3D-Printed ...
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Contact: Alyssa Kirkman (919) 933-9044 alyssa.kirkman@acpa-cpf.org CHAPEL HILL, N.C. / January 15, 2019 – The ethical dilemma of using identifiable facial photographs of cleft lip and palate (CL/P) patients was the topic of a recent article published in the January 2019 issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ). In many clinical disciplines, patient photos are used for treatment planning, documentation, patient counseling, and assessing postoperative outcomes. Patient photos also aid in the education of medical professionals and help to improve patient care. The focus of the study examined how to balance these clinical needs for photos with the importance of ...
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Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD Dear Colleagues and Friends of ACPA, Happy New Year and welcome to 2019.  We are poised to take our organization to the next level, and I am thrilled to be working with the board, national office team, and our Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama, to continue the excellent membership experience for which the ACPA is known. I could not feel more honored to serve as President of ACPA and join the leaders who have made a difference for all the things we care about deeply.  I look forward to working with each of you to be ...
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ACPA’s Care Coordination and 22Q Special Interest Groups elected new leaders for 2019. The Care Coordination SIG will be chaired by Amanda Smith, RN, BSN-CPN of Columbus, OH and co-chaired by Melisande Plouts, CPNP of Rochester, NY. The 22q Related Disorders SIG will be chaired by Oksana Jackson, MD of Wynnewood, PA and co-chaired by Jill Arganbright, MD of Kansas City, MO. View leaders of ACPA committees, selection panels, special interest groups and task forces ...
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ACPA is proud to introduce the 2019 Board of Directors. President Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA President-Elect Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS, Phoenix, AZ Past President Amelia F. Drake, MD, Chapel Hill, NC Vice President Lynn M. Fox, MA, MEd, CCC-SLP, Chapel Hill, NC Vice President-Elect John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FAAP, FACS, Grand Rapids, MI   Communications Officer Jamie L. Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP Treasurer Scott A. Dailey, PhD, Iowa City, IA Board Members Patricia Chibbaro, MS, RN, CPNP, New York, NY (2019) Kelly Nett Cordero, PhD, CCC-SLP (2021) Canice Crerand, PhD (2021) Oksana Jackson, MD, Wynnewood, ...
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At this time of year, making tax-deductible charitable contributions can be very rewarding. ACPA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that thrives on contributions. Patients are at the center of everything we do.  ACPA promotes high quality care by connecting families with ACPA Approved Teams who are committed to patients through their entire journeys. Your support helps us reach more patients and support our caring professionals. You can give by mail, online or by calling me at 919-933-9044. Please contact us if you have any questions. We wish you a Happy New Year! ...
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Calling all ACPA Members! Your membership in the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association guarantees you access a variety of benefits. Renew your membership to continue to access everything ACPA has to offer. Renew by December 31, 2018 to receive a $10 early bird discount. There is no discount code this year – if you pay by December 31, the discounted rate will appear on your invoice. Payment must be received by December 31, 2018 to qualify for the early bird rate.  Please also consider how you will support ACPA during this season of giving. If you have any questions about membership ...
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‘Tis the season to be jolly, yes. And grateful. And generous. We are writing to thank you for being a member of our ACPA family and to remind you to think of us as you make your charitable giving plans before the end of this year. You can give by mail, online or by calling me at 919-933-9044. Your support ensures that we will continue to lead the way in providing the highest quality care for all who are affected by, and who care for, people with craniofacial differences. In fact, we can’t do what we do without you! Please contact us ...
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From ACPA President Amelia F. Drake The ACPA Board of Directors met on November 2 -3, 2018 to plan for the future of ACPA. We updated ACPA’s mission and values and developed the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. In addition, the Board discussed several strategic issues and took the following actions: With the shift in the fiscal year from July 1 – June 30 to January 1 – December 31, the 2019 ACPA budget (January 1 – December 31, 2019), previously reviewed by the Management and Finance Committee, was approved. The Audit Committee reported that the audit did not identify any issues ...
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Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE Our weather made the National news last week with more than eight inches of snow falling in Chapel Hill. Being a Chicago girl, I can tell you it is surprising just how crippling a few inches can be here. Without the Midwestern snow removal equipment and personnel, we just wait for the sun to do its work. The unexpected snowfall is a reminder that best laid plans are never ensured. As a small non-profit, we are constantly reminded to be flexible, nimble and good humored.  This 2011 article Adaptability The New Competitive Advantage from the Harvard ...
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