Clinical Practice & Techniques
Collapse 22q: An Overview

This course will provide the participant with all relevant background regarding the etiology, frequency, recurrence risk, and resultant features associated with the chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, as well as, recommended standard of care in screening and follow-up for children and adults based on international healthcare guidelines.

 

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through September 26, 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. 
Original Seminar Date: September 27, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO 22q: An Overview
    Collapse Anatomy of The Unilateral Cleft Nasal Deformity and Its Correction

    Audience members will understand the anatomic components of the Unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity. They will also be able to understand the aims and methods of primary surgical correction.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through October 23, 2021.

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 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
    Original Seminar Date: October 23, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: October 24, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Anatomy of The Unilateral Cleft Nasal Deformity and Its Correction
    Collapse Audiology for The Cleft Palate Team: A Primer for Non-Audiologists

    It is well known that children with cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies are at increased risk of hearing loss and ear disease, which if left undiagnosed or untreated can negatively impact speech and language performance, as well as academic and social development. While the Audiologist's role in providing regular assessment of hearing is both recognised and well documented within the ACPA's parameters of care documentation, the nature of the assessments conducted and the implications of the results are typically not well understood by other members of the cleft and/or craniofacial team.

    This webinar will provide a thorough overview of the comprehensive battery of hearing testing applicable to infants and children with cleft and/or craniofacial anomalies. The presentation will detail the appropriate tests to be used for children at different ages, including the clinical indications and contra-indications to performing these tests, as well as the test limitations. The presentation will also provide information on how attendees can best interpret hearing test results in their clinic, in order to better understand and treat patients in their care. The common "red-flags" for concern about a patient's hearing will also be discussed.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through May 15, 2021.

    • 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).

            

    Original Seminar Date: May 15, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Audiology for The Cleft Palate Team: A Primer for Non-Audiologists
    Collapse Cleft Lip Repair: Measure Twice Cut Once

    "The first time is the best time."

    Favorable initial cleft lip and nose repair is critical in providing patients with optimal long-term form and function. Current "cut as you go" techniques of cleft lip repair rely heavily on the abilities and experience of surgeons, and the myriad of variations reflects the free-form nature of those repairs. The lack of more defined methods can make cleft lip repair intimidating for new surgeons and can result in variability of outcomes for more experienced surgeons. The "Anatomic Subunit Approximation Approach" to cleft lip repair relies upon anatomic landmarks and anatomic subunits in the design of a cleft lip repair. It involves careful measurement and includes ways to check and recheck the design to help surgeons achieve favorable form. Studies have demonstrated optimal results without the learning curve that other techniques require. Because the approach is based on landmarks, it inherently adapts to all presentations. Although the technique has been widely adopted, the many landmarks and measurements make it seem complex. The purpose of this session is to describe the Anatomic Subunit Approximation approach to cleft lip repair and demonstrate how it adapts to various presentations to produce favorable results.

    We will use step-by-step explanations to illustrate and clarify the approach. We will use case examples that span the spectrum of presentations from complete to microform clefts. We will describe ways to verify and adapt the repair for final tailoring so that there is some flexibility in final repair. We will use a combination of photos, videos, illustrations, and discussions to ensure that attendees benefit from the session. Even if more experienced surgeons do not adopt the technique, an understanding of the approach can help with the non-overt landmarking that occurs with cut-as-you-go repairs. Careful planning makes for accurate and efficient repair and that ultimately benefits our patients!

    Continuing Education 

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through October 2, 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.

    Original Seminar Date: October 02, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Cleft Lip Repair: Measure Twice Cut Once
    Collapse Cleft Orthognathic Surgery: Advanced Course Part 1
    Part 1

    Discuss treatment planning, stability, segmental osteotomies/bone grafting and speech considerations for patients with cleft lip/palate having orthognathic surgery. The learner will understand the surgical options and the effects of the operation on speech and stability.

     

    Part 2 of this webinar will be held in October 2019 and will discuss the orthodontic considerations of cleft orthognathic surgery. All participants who register for Part 1 will be enrolled in Part 2. 

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through May 1, 2021.

    • 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.
    Original Seminar Date: May 01, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Cleft Orthognathic Surgery: Advanced Course Part 1
    Collapse Cleft Palate Speech Therapy: From Elicitation to Spontaneous Speech

    Children with cleft palate (CP) and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) often present with complex speech sound disorders. While surgery can facilitate a functional mechanism for the child to use, only speech therapy can correct the complex learned speech sound errors. The therapeutic process may be slow and labor intensive, requiring multiple years until normalization is achieved. There is no "therapy cookbook" that covers the diverse needs of the children with cleft or VPD, and what works for one child may not work for the next. Once a speech sound target has been elicited, the greatest challenge is habituating the sound in appropriate linguistic and phonemic contexts in the child's spontaneous speech. Failure of habituation results in impaired intelligibility and social stigma for the child. 

    This course is designed for working clinicians in search of techniques for teaching and habituating consonants, or for those who teach or supervise clinicians in training, and is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas for speech therapy. It is presented by a panel of five speech pathologists who evaluate and treat children with cleft and VPD. An overview of motor learning theory will begin the study session, followed by individual and varied case studies in elicitation and habituation of particular phoneme targets. 

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through July 11, 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 (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

    Original Seminar Date: July 12, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Cleft Palate Speech Therapy: From Elicitation to Spontaneous Speech
    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
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    MORE INFOMORE INFO Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Projects in Infants With Clefts of the Lip and Palate- What Are We Measuring?
    Collapse Contemporary Management of the Alveolar Cleft in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate

    Patients with cleft lip and palate require a multidisciplinary approach to care and management of the alveolar cleft in these patients is no exception. While some centers perform gingivoperiosteoplasty, or even bone grafting, at the time of lip or palate repair, the majority perform alveolar bone grafting in the mixed dentition phase before the eruption of the permanent canine. Yet, not all alveolar clefts are the same and some require novel strategies to achieve successful outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the multidisciplinary management of the patient with alveolar cleft, including timing, preoperative orthodontic preparation, and surgical technique, with emphasis placed on clinical cases.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through November 2, 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.
    • 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: November 02, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Contemporary Management of the Alveolar Cleft in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate
    Collapse Controversies in Cleft Aveolar Bone Grafting

    Ideal rehabilitation of the alveolar cleft includes closure of the oronasal fistula, consolidation of the maxilla with good archform, eruption of the permanent dentition, ability to orthodontically expand or move teeth through the grafted site, and in some cases, creation of a sufficient bone stock to facilitate dental implant placement or prostatic rehabilitation. There is still controversy as to the timing of repair and of late, whether early secondary, or late secondary repair is the best option to fulfill all the above stated goals. Also, it is often noted the bone graft harvest site has a higher complication rate and creates more pain than the surgical site itself. Because of this, efforts have been made to find other grafting options, such as allograft and bone morphogenetic protein, as in equivalent to autogenous bone. The purpose of this 90 minute panel discussion is to educate the audience on controversial techniques for alveolar cleft bone grafting to be focused on timing of oral nasal fistula closure and types of bone graft in materials utilized.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through December 11, 2021.

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 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.
    Original Seminar Date: December 11, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: December 11, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Controversies in Cleft Aveolar Bone Grafting
    Collapse Developing a Multidisciplinary Feeding Team for Your Cleft Lip and Palate Program

    Infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) are at increased risk for feeding difficulties, poor weight gain, and failure to thrive. Medical, environmental, and psychosocial barriers can impede oral feeding success and healthy growth. Standard recommendations to change the infant's feeding system or increase caloric concentration may not be sufficient to overcome these challenging obstacles. Additional collaborative interventions are often needed to assure successful feeding and growth outcomes.

    The purpose of this session is to describe a model of a multidisciplinary cleft feeding team developed at a large pediatric academic medical center that manages over 75 new infants with CLP per year. This innovative session extends the traditional discussion of cleft-related feeding disorders by focusing on how cleft teams can identify and troubleshoot challenges to providing comprehensive feeding care for infants with CLP. 

    This panel presentation will include providers from a cleft feeding team including a nurse practitioner, speech-language pathologist, and social worker. Each will discuss their specialized roles as well as offer strategies for improving the delegation of roles/responsibilities, feeding clinic flow, and team communication procedures for the cleft feeding team. Case studies will be included to illustrate the interdisciplinary collaborative roles of nursing, speech-language pathology, social work, nutrition, and lactation in implementing successful family-centered interventions. The panel will present examples of interventions utilized to advance family understanding and motivation to participate in the child's feeding treatment plan, ways to improve care plan adherence, approaches to partnering with community-based programs for home health services, and how to collaborate more effectively with local primary care providers. Strategies used to educate outside medical professionals on cleft feeding techniques, advocate with providers and local agencies, and create effective after-visit summaries and instructional materials tailored to the caregivers' literacy level and learning style will also be discussed.

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through June 5, 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 (Intermediate 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.
    Original Seminar Date: June 06, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Developing a Multidisciplinary Feeding Team for Your Cleft Lip and Palate Program
    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
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Ethical Issues in Cleft Care
    Collapse Implementing a Standardized Speech Outcome Assessment Protocol

    This session will provide an overview of the implementation of a systematic protocol that teams can adapt to measure speech outcomes in children with cleft palate. Initial focus will address techniques for optimal data collection and storage, including a suggested speech protocol and tips for obtaining quality speech recordings. Opportunities to use this data will be discussed. Time will be spent exploring the differences between quality improvement projects and research, with highlighted examples of how speech data can be used for both. HIPAA considerations and IRB requirements will be addressed. Presenters will share their experiences of collecting and using speech outcome data within busy clinical settings.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through October 9, 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).

    Original Seminar Date: October 10, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Implementing a Standardized Speech Outcome Assessment Protocol
    Collapse Management Gastrointestinal and Feeding Issues in the 22q Deletion Syndrome Population

    This webinar will provide a comprehensive discussion on the gastrointestinal and feeding manifestations seen in 22q DS.  A case will be discussed to illustrate key points.  Material covered will include the incident, pathophysiology, clinial manifestations, evaluation, treatment and complications,

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through September 4, 2021.

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 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 (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

    • Nursing:  This activity has been submitted to North Carolina Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  To receive 1.0 contact hours nurses must attend at least 80% of this CNE activity and complete an evaluation.

     

    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:           September 4, 2019

    On-Demand Release Date:     September 6, 2019

    On-Demand Expiration Date:   September 6, 2021

    Original Seminar Date: September 04, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs
  • NCNA: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Management Gastrointestinal and Feeding Issues in the 22q Deletion Syndrome Population
    Collapse Orthopedic and Orthodontic Treatment for Patients with Clefts of the Lip and Palate: From Birth to Mixed Dentition: Advanced Course

    This advanced course will describe the unilateral and bilateral cleft nasomaxillary deformity, and use of the pre-surgical neonatal orthopedic treatment known as NasoAlveolar Molding (NAM), to reduce its severity and facilitate primary lip, nose and alveolar surgery. We will  discuss orthopedic and limited orthodontic treatment during mixed dentition in preparation for a secondary alveolar bone graft surgical procedure and to enhance maxillary growth.

     

    Continuing Education 

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.This on-demand course will be eligible through October 16, 2020. 

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 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.. 

    Original Seminar Date: November 16, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Orthopedic and Orthodontic Treatment for Patients with Clefts of the Lip and Palate: From Birth to Mixed Dentition: Advanced Course
    Collapse Promoting positive psychosocial outcomes in craniofacial team care: Strategies for non-mental health providers

    This webinar outlines the nature, prevalence, and variation in psychosocial issues across developmental phases, and how these issues can be addressed using a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach. Topics include: how to facilitate psychological adjustment in parents, how to address teasing and bullying, how to promote positive outcomes in school, how to support informed medical decision-making, how to handle periods of transition, and how to use available screening measures to assess and monitor patients' well being. The webinar provides practical suggestions which all team disciplines can apply in practice.

     

    Continuing Education 

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through October 24, 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: 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 24, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    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

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Promoting positive psychosocial outcomes in craniofacial team care: Strategies for non-mental health providers
    Collapse Rebroadcast - Cleft Lip Repair: Measure Twice Cut Once
    Rebroadcast

    "The first time is the best time."

    Favorable initial cleft lip and nose repair is critical in providing patients with optimal long-term form and function. Current "cut as you go" techniques of cleft lip repair rely heavily on the abilities and experience of surgeons, and the myriad of variations reflects the free-form nature of those repairs. The lack of more defined methods can make cleft lip repair intimidating for new surgeons and can result in variability of outcomes for more experienced surgeons. The "Anatomic Subunit Approximation Approach" to cleft lip repair relies upon anatomic landmarks and anatomic subunits in the design of a cleft lip repair. It involves careful measurement and includes ways to check and recheck the design to help surgeons achieve favorable form. Studies have demonstrated optimal results without the learning curve that other techniques require. Because the approach is based on landmarks, it inherently adapts to all presentations. Although the technique has been widely adopted, the many landmarks and measurements make it seem complex. The purpose of this session is to describe the Anatomic Subunit Approximation approach to cleft lip repair and demonstrate how it adapts to various presentations to produce favorable results.

    We will use step-by-step explanations to illustrate and clarify the approach. We will use case examples that span the spectrum of presentations from complete to microform clefts. We will describe ways to verify and adapt the repair for final tailoring so that there is some flexibility in final repair. We will use a combination of photos, videos, illustrations, and discussions to ensure that attendees benefit from the session. Even if more experienced surgeons do not adopt the technique, an understanding of the approach can help with the non-overt landmarking that occurs with cut-as-you-go repairs. Careful planning makes for accurate and efficient repair and that ultimately benefits our patients!

    Continuing Education 

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through October 2, 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.

    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Rebroadcast - Cleft Lip Repair: Measure Twice Cut Once
    Collapse Rebroadcast - Cleft Palate Speech Therapy: From Elicitation to Spontaneous Speech

    Children with cleft palate (CP) and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) often present with complex speech sound disorders. While surgery can facilitate a functional mechanism for the child to use, only speech therapy can correct the complex learned speech sound errors. The therapeutic process may be slow and labor intensive, requiring multiple years until normalization is achieved. There is no "therapy cookbook" that covers the diverse needs of the children with cleft or VPD, and what works for one child may not work for the next. Once a speech sound target has been elicited, the greatest challenge is habituating the sound in appropriate linguistic and phonemic contexts in the child's spontaneous speech. Failure of habituation results in impaired intelligibility and social stigma for the child. 

    This course is designed for working clinicians in search of techniques for teaching and habituating consonants, or for those who teach or supervise clinicians in training, and is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas for speech therapy. It is presented by a panel of five speech pathologists who evaluate and treat children with cleft and VPD. An overview of motor learning theory will begin the study session, followed by individual and varied case studies in elicitation and habituation of particular phoneme targets. 

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through July 11, 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 (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

    Original Seminar Date: April 23, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ASHA: 1 hour CEUs

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    Collapse Structure versus Function:  Managing Complex Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

    Differential diagnosis of etiology of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) is paramount when   determining appropriate intervention (surgical, behavioral, or both).   Interpretation of speech characteristics can be challenging and requires a trained professional who understands the interaction of faulty articulation (i.e. velopharyngeal mislearning) on normal velopharyngeal closure. In this webinar, the impact of velopharyngeal mislearning on both perceptual and instrumental findings will be reviewed.  Audio-video recordings of cases will be presented to highlight obligatory versus compensatory errors and to discuss decision-making when etiology of VPD is multi-factorial.  This session is intended for surgeons, speech pathologists, and other craniofacial team members who are involved in the assessment and management of VPD.  Attendees will be able to describe how changes in faulty articulation can improve velopharyngeal function for speech production. 

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through August 9, 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 (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

    Original Seminar Date: August 10, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours Hours

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    Collapse The Buccal Flap Approach for Palate Reconstruction: Advanced Course

    The challenge for the cleft palate reconstructive surgeon is to successfully repair every type and anatomical variation of cleft palate. Presently, the vast majority of surgeons use single pattern repairs which are highly inflexible and may only work well on certain anatomic presentations. Many surgeons revert to older, more growth restricting techniques on complete or wide clefts. This leads to variability of success based on the width or type of the cleft. This Buccal Flap workshop incorporates of new videos and the lessons learned from the previous workshops. It is intended to change the fundamental way we approach reconstruction of the palate, using the embryonic approach in primary repairs replacing the deficient tissue with similar functioning tissue (the buccal flap) and to improve the outcome of Palate reconstruction in secondary repairs, by adding the missing tissue necessary to achieve success.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through November 11, 2020.

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 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.

    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: November 12, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Buccal Flap Approach for Palate Reconstruction: Advanced Course
    Collapse The Importance of Early Identification and Treatment of Deformational Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly and Congenital Muscular Torticollis

    Deformational plagiocephaly/brachycephaly (DPB) occurs in 16-19% of babies and 70-95% of these babies also have congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). Current theories state that the CMT occurs in the womb due to “packaging” causing the baby to develop a preferred position of turning their head in the opposite direction of the CMT. The skull is very soft and malleable; therefore, a preferred position often results in flattening and anteriorly displaces the ear, forehead and cheek. Although many families and PCP’s identify this issue at 1 or 2 months of age, the families are often told that DPB will resolve once the baby is rolling and sitting. Parents are very discouraged when this does not occur. Early intervention with conservative measures to include aggressive repositioning and physical therapy can be very effective. At our center, we have a team clinic with a nurse practitioner and a physical therapist seeing the patients referred for plagiocephaly/torticollis. The babies are evaluated for both diagnoses and treatment is initiated immediately often halting and/or reversing the progression and negating the need for helmet therapy.  

    Original Seminar Date: March 14, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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