Chapel Hill, NC, April 20, 2021 – The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce KLS Martin as the Platform Sponsor for ACPA’s 2021 virtual Annual Meeting. KLS is a longtime supporter of the event.

“ACPA’s Annual Meeting is one of the highlights of our year and we truly appreciate the partnership with ACPA. I know it has been a tough year for a lot of us, but hopefully we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we will be back to some sort of normalcy soon. I hope everyone is staying safe and I look forward to the day where we can actually attend these meetings in person again,” said Will Ticoras KLS Martin LP’s Vice President.

KLS Martin is a company dedicated to providing innovative medical devices and planning solutionsor craniomaxillofacial surgery. The company’s rich history began with surgical instrument production in Germany and continued with miniplate production. KLS Martin has advanced the capabilities of distraction osteogenesis, IPS planning, and revolutionized resorbable fixation with the SonicWeld Rx system. KLS is honored to be sponsoring ACPA’s 2021 virtual Annual Meeting.

“ACPA has remained committed to providing a robust experience to all of our attendees at the virtual Annual Meeting. To do so, we invested in a platform which would provide an opportunity to enjoy many aspects of our normally in-person meeting, virtually. KLS Martin’s support of our meeting as the Platform Sponsor has allowed us to proceed as planned. A successful meeting positively impacts our mission, in creating a world where people with cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive. We are grateful for KLS Martin’s continued partnership, and unwavering support through the pandemic and beyond,” stated Adam Levy ACPA’s Executive Director.

ACPA’s 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, April 29-May 1, will explore advances in research, clinical and team-driven care of patients while honoring ACPA’s past, challenging the present, and inspiring providers for the future. The 2021 program features live and pre-recorded sessions. The pre-recorded sessions consist of discipline-specific breakout sessions, a diverse selection of Study Sessions, as well as Advanced and Foundational Courses, while the live program ranges from general sessions, discipline forums, short talks, and relaxing morning health/wellness sessions.

About the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association of interested individuals and health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. Since 1943, ACPA has worked to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy, and interdisciplinary team care. ACPA also provides information to affected individuals and families and seeks to educate the public about facial differences through its ACPA Family Services program. For more information, please visit