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Introducing New Materials for ACPA Approved Teams

ACPA's Mission is to optimize team care for patients, and the ACPA Team Approval Process plays a major part in ensuring this mission becomes a reality. In 2018, ACPA marks 75 years of supporting individuals affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions and the providers who care for them. What...


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75th Anniversary: Following Your Passion

As we celebrate ACPA’s 75 th Anniversary in 2018 , we will be sharing stories from ACPA members about their ACPA experiences. We are proud of the work our members have accomplished in support of our mission: to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions...


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ACPA Publication: “Prenatal Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate”

When parents are expecting a baby, many experience a wide range of questions, thoughts and feelings that continue from conception to birth and beyond. ACPA offers an educational booklet called “Prenatal Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate” as a tool for parents who find out their unborn baby...


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Sign-up for the ACPA Family Services Newsletter

We are excited to start sharing updates and information about ACPA Family Services throughout the year with the new ACPA Family Services Newsletter. The first email went out this morning to our Family Services email list, and we want to make sure you stay up-to-date on news that will help you –...


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Share Your Photo and Story Now through #HandprintsAcrossAmerica

You can help show the impact of rare diseases across the U.S. by submitting your photo and story to the Handprints Across America® Gallery. Now in its seventh year, Handprints Across America shows people observing Rare Disease Day all across the nation in a variety of settings. NORD is asking...


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Reminder: Early-Bird for ACPA's Annual Meeting Ends 1/31

Act now - the early-bird rate ends this Wednesday, January 31! ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting is April 10-14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Register by January 31, 2018 to receive the early-bird rate. Meeting registration includes all eye openers, study sessions and social events. Advanced...


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Past President Highlight: Jim Lehman

As we continue to celebrate our 75th Anniversary, we will be highlighting some of the leaders who have helped make ACPA so successful. James Lehman is our first Past President highlight. Name: James A. Lehman, Jr. Location: Akron,OH Current Title: Co-Director Plastic Surgery Resident...


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Advice from someone who knows: Living the Process of Cleft Support

"I am an adult who is a member of the first generation that completed the entire cleft lip and palate treatment under the care of a specialized team. First, I want to recognize that the treatment I received was groundbreaking. I remain grateful for the opportunity because it did, and continues...


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Reminder: ACPA Research Funding Applications due 2/1/2018

The deadline is quickly approaching—ACPA research grant proposals must be submitted by February 1, 2018 (online application link here ). Funding opportunities include: Subtelny Speech Research Grant - one 1-year grant for $5,000 This grant promotes research related to effective speech and...


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75th Anniversary: Choosing to be Part of ACPA

As we celebrate ACPA’s 75 th Anniversary in 2018 , we will be sharing stories from ACPA members about their ACPA experiences. We are proud of the work our members have accomplished in support of our mission: to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions...