ACPA’s 2024 Annual Meeting is a multidisciplinary meeting of professionals who treat individuals born with cleft and craniofacial abnormalities. The program features general multidisciplinary sessions, concurrent specialty sessions, panel presentations, and courses. Program topics include cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial biology and anatomy, craniofacial surgery, dentistry, orthodontics, prosthodontics, feeding and nutrition, genetics, health service research and epidemiology, imaging, neuroscience, neurobiology, nursing, otolaryngology, speech-language pathology, audiology, pediatrics, quality of life and psychosocial issues, oral and maxillofacial surgery, velopharyngeal insufficiency, care coordination, team care, quality improvement, and more.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss new topics and advancements in research, clinical, and team-driven care for people with cleft and craniofacial conditions.
  • Summarize various clinical techniques, research findings, and improvements in team care for individuals affected with cleft and craniofacial conditions.
  • Explain ideas learned from colleagues across multiple disciplines, teams, and locations to better serve their patients through team care.

Desired Learner Outcomes

At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Self-assess a gain in knowledge related to best practices and techniques for care of patients with cleft and/or craniofacial conditions.
  • Self-assess that they will be able to apply knowledge gained to their patient management which will improve patient outcomes.

Intended Learners

All healthcare professionals caring for people with cleft and craniofacial conditions, to include but not limited to:

Physicians
Dental Professionals
Speech Language Pathologists
Audiologists
Nurses (Registered nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, LPNs)
Psychologists
Social Workers
Physician Assistants

Accredited Continuing Education

ACPA is accredited by ACCME and ANCC, approved by ASHA, and recognized by ADA CERP, to provide accredited continuing education to physicians, nurses, SLPs, audiologists, and dentists.

For posters:

  • View a minimum of 12 posters for each poster session (1 hour of credit will be awarded for each poster session)
  • Complete and submit the evaluation form

Continuing Medical Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity is offered for up to 28.25 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hours for the blended in-person and virtual activity, and up to 23.75 contact hours for the virtual only option. Learners will be awarded contact hours only for the sessions they attend.

In order to receive contact hours, learners must:

For sessions:

  • Attend 1 or more sessions
  • Attend 80% or more of each session attended
  • Complete and submit the evaluation form

Continuing Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Continuing Dental Education

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 continuing education credits.

Activity dates:

Blended live and virtual activity:

In-person activity start date: April 10, 2024
In-person activity end date: April 13, 2024
Virtual activity start date: April 29, 2024
Virtual activity end date: May 17, 2024
Evaluation submission deadline: May 17, 2024

Virtual activity only:

Start date: April 10, 2024
End date: May 17, 2024
Evaluation submission deadline: May 17, 2024

Commercial Support 

Commercial support received from PPOD Orthotics, KLS Martin, and Stryker for the in-person learning activity.
(This information will be updated if additional commercial support is received.)

Program Task Force (Planning Committee) and Faculty Disclosures

Please click here for a PDF of Program Task Force disclosure statements for ACPA’s 2024 Annual Meeting. (Coming Soon!)

Please click here for a PDF of Faculty disclosure statements for ACPA’s 2024 Annual Meeting. (Coming Soon!)