The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2017 Award Winners

Alyssa KirkmanUncategorized

Chapel Hill, NC – The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) are pleased to announce the 2017 winners of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ) awards. The winners were recognized on March 17, 2017 during ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting in … Read More

ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts

Alyssa KirkmanUncategorized

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is now accepting abstracts for ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting, April 10-14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.  All ACPA members and interested nonmembers are invited to submit abstracts on new research, developing information or instructional courses … Read More

President’s Letter

Alyssa KirkmanUncategorized

ACPA members represent more than 30 disciplines and bring different perspectives, experiences and clinical expertise when treating patients. The benefits of having diverse teamsare well documented and researched. We have all experienced moments when being open to a differing perspective led … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Alyssa KirkmanUncategorized

In May, I attended the UNC Graduation of my great-nieces – among the more than 6,000 people who graduated at UNC that day. Interesting to note that 60 percent of the graduating class were women, and there were 645 undergrads … Read More

Do You Have Two Minutes to Spare?

Alyssa KirkmanUncategorized

Two minutes of your time can mean a great deal to others. A donation was given by a daughter who said, “My dad had a cleft palate when he was born. He was lucky enough to have surgeries that helped … Read More

ACPA Member Co-Authors AAP Report on Cleft Care

Alyssa KirkmanUncategorized

ACPA Member Lisa Jacob, DDS, MS, has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to publish a clinical report, The Primary Care Pediatrician and the Care of Children with Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate. Jacob served as an executive committee … Read More