Why Attend the ACPA Annual Meeting?

ACPA’s Annual Meeting is the most comprehensive event for cleft and craniofacial education, where the world’s leaders in cleft and craniofacial care gather. Presentations range from panels and short talks to the latest scientific research and include presentations on a variety of topics.

ACPA is accredited by ACCME and ANCC, approved by ASHA, and recognized by ADA CERP, to provide accredited continuing education at the Annual Meeting.

ACPA surveys its meeting attendees in an effort to continue providing the highest quality accredited continuing education for healthcare providers who serve patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniofacial differences. Feedback from a sample of meeting attendees from the 2023 Annual Meeting reveals that participation in the meeting positively impacts professional performance and patient outcomes.

Improved Patient Outcomes

  • Participation in ACPA’s Annual Meeting results in improved patient outcomes, as indicated by feedback from 80% of respondents who reported that they perceive that patient outcomes were improved at their practice since participating in the meeting.

Impact on Performance

  • Meeting attendees can expect an impact on their overall performance, as evidenced by more than 80% of respondents who reported such an impact.

Networking Opportunities

  • The networking opportunities at the meeting lead to collaborations and professional partnerships. More than 60% of respondents experienced a collaboration or a professional partnership as a result of their participation in the meeting, and an additional 19% believe the networking opportunities at the meeting may lead to collaborations in the future.

Interest in Pursuing Continuing Education Opportunities

  • Attendance at the meeting is likely to increase interest in pursuing further continuing education, as evidenced by more than 60% of respondents who reported an increased interest.

What Attendees Are Saying About ACPA’s Annual Meeting

“Great interaction with other professionals from my own specialty as well as from other specialties.”

“ACPA consistently provides cutting edge knowledge and treatments.”

“[The meeting] has allowed me to strengthen my work skills to be a better team leader and patient advisor.”

“Meeting others in my field that battle the same struggles and share the same joys is energizing.”

“Networking with other team coordinators as well as team members is invaluable! I am a better advocate for my patients because of this!”

“I am new to the Cleft and Craniofacial world, so I gained a lot of new knowledge about surgeries, other medical concerns related to diagnoses, specialties within the CCF teams, timelines, psychosocial distress.”

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.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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 Nursing Education

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.

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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at CCEPR.ada.org.