Research, Quality Improvement & Outcomes Assessment
Collapse Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Projects in Infants With Clefts of the Lip and Palate- What Are We Measuring?

Infants with variable combinations of clefts of the lip and palate are at risk for feeding difficulties, hearing loss, speech, and respiratory compromise due to upper airway obstruction. In addition to the impacts directly related to the presence of a cleft, infants also undergo a variety of treatments with cleft bottles, feeding plates, pre-surgical molding, as well as surgical lip and palate repair. These interventions can also impact overall health. Several consortiums are working to standardize outcome assessments for older children with orofacial clefts; however, little has been done to investigate outcomes related to cleft treatment in infants.  The specific goal of this session is to review methods for identifying metrics for clinical research in cleft care and to explore the unique attributes and measurable outcomes in infants.

Participants will hear from several panelists from a variety of disciplines with experience conducting large, multicenter studies and quality improvement work.  Panelists will describe the current and planned projects to collect standardized data in infants with orofacial clefts. The last portion of the session will include an interactive component with opportunities for discussion about the material presented.

Original Seminar Date: March 21, 2019
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Collapse Ethical Issues in Cleft Care

This course provides a case based discussion of ethical principles applied to cleft patients. Caring for patients with cleft and craniofacial anomalies can bring up many ethical issues. Addressing these ethical issues is critical to the success of a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach and successful patient care.

Continuing Education 

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through October 29, 2020. 

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

  • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area). 

  • NCNA/ANCC: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive contact hours nurses must attend 80% of this CNE activity.

Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity.  Individual disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name.

Original Seminar Date: October 29, 2018
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Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • NCNA: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

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    Collapse Manuscript Preparation and Submission For The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

    The editors of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ) will discuss what constitutes a good scientific manuscript, what kinds of manuscripts are accepted, and what is required to submit to the journal. Common problems in manuscript preparation and ways of avoiding them will be addressed.

    Original Seminar Date: November 08, 2018
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