Pre-Conference Symposium: Tuesday, April 9th

The 2024 Pre-Conference Symposium, Implementing Research and Quality Improvement in Your Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team, is a course designed for members of cleft palate and craniofacial teams who are interested in building on their understanding of research and quality improvement. During this symposium, cleft and craniofacial experts will share best practices and research approaches available in cleft palate and craniofacial teams, address ethical considerations for research and quality improvement studies, and discuss the implementation of quality improvement in your cleft palate or craniofacial team.

Please note that the schedule and list of speakers is subject to change.

ACPA Student members can attend at a discounted rate. Please email meetings@acpacares.org to request a discount code.

Moderator:
Chelsea Sommer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speakers:
Daniel Cho, MD, PhD
Sara Kinter, PhD, CCC-SLP
Kari Lien, PhD, CCC-SLP
Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH
Sylvie Render, MS, CCC-SLP
Nicola Stock, DPhil
Sarah Vetter, MS, CCC-SLP, MA

Agenda

12:00-12:05 pm – Opening Remarks
Chelsea Sommer, PhD, CCC-SLP

12:05-12:45 pm – Fundamental Considerations in Planning a Research Project
Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH

12:45-1:25 pm – From Planning to Application: Navigating Limitations Inherent in All Research
Sara Kinter, PhD, CCC-SLP

1:25-1:55 pm – Panel Discussion
Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH
Sara Kinter, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chelsea Sommer, PhD, CCC-SLP

1:55-2:25 pm – Break 

2:25-3:05 pm – Qualitative Research and Patient Involvement as Critical Tools for Delivering Patient-Centered Care
Nicola Stock, DPhil

3:05-3:45 pm – How Does Quality Improvement Integrate Into Your Cleft Team and Research?
Daniel Cho, MD, PhD

3:45-4:25 pm – Sharing Creative Solutions for Adopting Evidence-Based Research Protocols Into Clinical Practice
Kari Lien, PhD, CCC-SLP
Sylvie Render, MS, CCC-SLP
Sarah Vetter, MS, CCC-SLP, MA

4:25-4:55 pm – Panel Discussion
Nicola Stock, DPhil
Daniel Cho, MD, PhD
Kari Lien, PhD, CCC-SLP
Sylvie Render, MS, CCC-SLP
Sarah Vetter, MS, CCC-SLP, MA
Chelsea Sommer, PhD, CCC-SLP

4:55-5:00 pm – Closing Remarks
Chelsea Sommer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss best practices for quality improvement and research approaches available in cleft palate and craniofacial teams.
  • Discuss ethical considerations for quality improvement and research.

Desired Learner Outcome

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

  • Self-assess a gain in knowledge related to quality improvement and research.

Pre-Conference Symposium Program Task Force (Planning Committee) and Faculty Disclosures (click here)

Accredited Continuing Education

Evaluation submission deadline: May 17, 2024

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.

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 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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 live educational activity is offered for 4.25 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hours.

In order to receive contact hours, learners must:

  • Attend 80% or more
  • Complete and submit the evaluation form

American Nurses Credentialing Center

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 4.25 continuing education credits.