Denver, CO, March 15, 2024 – Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization is supporting a dozen global medical partners attending The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association’s (ACPA) annual meeting. Their support covers cleft care providers from 10 countries including Brazil, India and Nigeria.

“As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are pleased to build on our longstanding partnership with ACPA,” said Shannon M. Lambert, Vice President of Program Development, Smile Train. “Our values are aligned as we work collectively to elevate comprehensive cleft care while educating, connecting and inspiring medical professionals in the cleft and craniofacial space.”

The program will feature 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, feeding and nutrition, genetics, neuroscience, nursing, speech-language pathology, audiology, pediatrics, quality of life and psychosocial issues, team care, quality improvement and more.

“Our partnership with Smile Train continues to thrive, and we’re grateful for their ongoing support as the International Program Supporter,” said Adam Levy, Executive Director of ACPA. “Ensuring that cleft and craniofacial providers at a global scale have access to the latest clinical advances and research, is core to our mission and strategy. We continue to be grateful for Smile Train’s embrace of educating their scholars in comprehensive team care.”

ACPA’s 2024 annual meeting will take place April 9-13 in Denver, Colorado. The event is being held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

About Smile Train: Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit

About the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association: The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an interdisciplinary nonprofit 501(c)(3) association of interested individuals and healthcare professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA members provide quality care for their patients. 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 members represent more than 30 disciplines in more than 50 countries worldwide. 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

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