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Information and Policies for ACPA’s 80th Annual Meeting, May 2-6, 2023 are listed below.

Accessibility for Registrants with Disabilities

ACPA is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to making ACPA’s Annual Meeting accessible to all. Attendees who need accommodations in order to participate should contact the ACPA National Office Team before the meeting, at meetings@acpacares.org. Requests made during the live meeting will be accommodated to the best of our ability.

Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy

ACPA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by all participants. Meeting participants who display inappropriate behavior or create a disturbance will be removed from a session immediately, and ACPA reserves the right to ban them from future sessions and cancel their registration without refund. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, please notify ACPA staff immediately, or email meetings@acpacares.org.

ACPA is not responsible for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of Annual Meeting participants, and shall not be held liable for personal injury, property damage, theft or damage of any kind suffered by the participants at or in connection with ACPA’s Annual Meeting.

ASCFS Annual Meeting

The American Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ASCFS) holds its Annual Meeting during ACPA’s Annual Meeting.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by April 1, 2023. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests submitted after April 1, 2023. Submit all requests to ACPA via email at meetings@acpacares.org. ACPA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Substitutions will be accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to meetings@acpa-cpf.org, by April 21, 2023.

Code of Conduct Policy

ACPA expects that everyone who participates in ACPA’s 80th Annual Meeting, both in-person and virtually, will be respectful of other attendees, vendors and all others they meet. Attendees are expected to follow common rules of behavior and respect for private property. Abusive, harassing or threatening behavior directed toward any other attendee or person will not be tolerated. Report all incidents in which a meeting attendee is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to meetings@acpacares.org immediately.

All attendees are also required to abide by the ACPA COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Diversity and Inclusion

ACPA is a community dedicated to values of sharing, inclusivity, and diversity. At our Annual Meeting, we welcome and embrace people of any age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background.


The scientific material presented at this meeting has been made available by ACPA for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter that may be helpful to others who face similar situations. ACPA disclaims any and all liability and injury or other damage resulting to any individual attending a course and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by members of the healthcare professions or any other person.

Disclosure Policy

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) has adopted the following Disclosure Policy in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (Released December 2020), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Continuing Education Board’s Requirements, and the requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ACPA requires that all individuals involved in planning or presenting (e.g. faculty, abstract authors and co-authors), or any other person in control of content for accredited continuing education activities sponsored or jointly sponsored ACPA must disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies.

The individual must disclosure all financial relationships with ineligible companies which have existed within the last 24 months, by providing the name of the ineligible company and the nature of the financial relationship. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. For specific examples of ineligible companies, visit accme.org/standards. There is no minimum financial threshold; all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies, must be disclosed.  All financial relationships must be disclosed, regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education.  Examples of financial relationships include employee, researcher, consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and ownership interest. Individual stocks and stock options should be disclosed; diversified mutual funds do not need to be disclosed.  Research funding from ineligible companies should be disclosed by the principal or named investigator even if that individual’s institution receives the research grant and managed the funds.

ACPA’s Disclosure Policy also requires disclosure of all non-financial relationships that might bias an individual including personal, professional, political, institutional, religious, or other.

Program Task Force disclosure statements and faculty disclosure statements will be provided on the registration page of the ACPA website prior to the start of the meeting.

Media and Recording Policy

By attending the Meeting, each participant consents to being recorded and videoed during and in connection with the meeting and consents to the use or publication of such recordings, or their likeness, in connection with any promotional, educational or professional purposes. Each participant releases ACPA from any and all liability arising from the recordings or their uses, including for infringement of proprietary rights, invasion of privacy, defamation or any other cause of action, and waives any right to inspect or approve such recordings.

Only ACPA’s authorized vendors are permitted to video and/or audio-record scientific sessions. Recording or streaming of individual sessions, including livestreaming on any media platforms without prior authorization from ACPA is strictly prohibited. Those found violating this policy will be removed from the session immediately and any recording for commercial or personal use will be deleted.

Meeting Updates and Schedule Changes

All attendees will receive a daily email with any session changes, updates and daily items of note. Any changes or cancellations will also be shared on the virtual platform.

Payment Policy

ACPA does not offer reduced registration fees for partial attendance. Payments must be paid in full by personal or institutional check, U.S. money order or credit card at the time of registration. Payments must be made in U.S. funds and drawn from a U.S. bank. A processing fee will be added at checkout for credit card transactions only. The processing fee includes the amount the credit card companies charge ACPA for each transaction. These fees vary by credit card company.

Restrictions on Use (Virtual Sessions)

Only you are to access the content in the virtual meeting platform using your username and password. You agree that you will not otherwise copy, transmit, forward, lend, sell, or modify any session recordings. You may not disseminate any recordings or use your log in for group viewing. If we have reason to believe you have shared your password information or access to your account or have used the recordings in violation of the policy, we may remove your access to the virtual meeting platform.

Supporters and Exhibitors

ACPA thanks our supporters and exhibitors for their participation and support. Supporters and exhibitors are not responsible for the content of this meeting. ACPA does not endorse any sponsor or exhibitor products or services.

Support ACPA

ACPA supports, educates and encourages families at critical points in their cleft and craniofacial journeys. Your gift supports ACPA as we create a world where individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive.