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Join your colleagues at ACPA's first ever Fall Symposium for cleft and craniofacial specialists. The symposium will explore the theme of patient and family engagement in cleft and craniofacial care, featuring presentations from a multidisciplinary group of providers, as well as patients and families themselves.

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Family/Patient Panel

Moderator: Cassandra L. Aspinall, MSW, ACSW, LICSW
Panelists: Zobaria Ali, Jon Cheskin, Ann Thomas-Beery

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Social Networking

Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Engagement 101

John Paul Reyes

2:30 pm – 3:oo pm

Socioeconomic and Psychosocial Predictors of Missed Appointments

Kavitha Ranganathan, MD

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Partnering with Community Providers: Easing the Burden of Care  

Lynn Marty Grames, MA, CCC-SLP

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel: Team Communication and Care Plan Dissemination/Developing Effective Care Plans

Moderator: Dawn A. Leavitt, RN, BSN
Panelists: Kristine W. Miu, MSN, Bonnie B. Boerema, MSN, CPNP

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Barriers to Engagement: Addressing Lost to Follow-Ups and Missed Appointments

Kamlesh B. Patel, MD, MSc

 

Continuing Education 

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through December 3, 2022. 

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 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. 

  • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Nursing: The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive nursing contact hours:

  • Learners must attend 80% or more of the session(s) for which they are requesting credit.
  • Learners must complete and submit an evaluation form.

Original Seminar Date: December 3, 2020

On-Demand Release Date: December 4, 2020

On-Demand Expiration Date: December 3, 2022

Original Seminar Date: December 03, 2020
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 4.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME: 4.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ANCC: 4.50 hours Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 0.45 hours CEUs

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    Collapse Building a High Performance Team

    The workplace is a complex arena of social engagement; at its best it is functional and collaborative in moving towards a given vision and mission. At worst, it can be a dysfunctional combat zone! In this session, we will explore the need for leaders to focus on not simply the work to be done but also how the team does the work. Whether a team leader or "leading up" within a team, this session will offer insight and practical ideas for implementation. The content area of this session is related, but not focused on, patient or medical treatment.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through August 6, 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, Related 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: August 07, 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)
  • ANCC: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 1 hour Hours

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    Collapse Ethical Considerations in Advertising Cleft and Craniofacial Care Services

    Internet and social media platforms are routinely used to advertise and communicate cleft/craniofacial team services and foster community among patients with a craniofacial difference. United States based teams have widely adopted the technology to market their expertise, and international surgery groups routinely use social media to engage a broad demographic in their work; both US based teams and international surgery groups use the platforms to fund raise. While photos on websites and social media lend themselves to lay person communication, out of context photos of patients with a craniofacial difference that do not adhere to standards of medical photography can be sensationalist and potentially damaging to the dignity of the patient.

     

    The purpose of this interactive session is to review the ethical considerations in advertising cleft/craniofacial team services in both the US and for international surgery groups based on principles of the Helsinki Accords and concepts of informed consent, review and discuss de-identified advertising samples and discuss initiatives among craniofacial patient advocacy groups to change how patients are portrayed. At the end of this session, learners will be able to identify 3 core ethical considerations in advertising cleft/craniofacial team services in both the US and for international surgery groups, discuss efforts of patient advocacy groups for more patient centered and patient positive images, and apply these principles themselves in creating web based and social media communications. 

     

    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 6, 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 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 1.0 contact hours nurses must attend at least 80% of this CNE activity and complete an evaluation.

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

    On-Demand Expiration Date:   November 6, 2021

    Original Seminar Date: November 06, 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

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    Collapse Genetics 101: A Primer in Cleft and Craniofacial Genetics for the Non-Genetics Provider

    This webinar was originally accepted as a Teaching Course for ACPA's 77th Annual Meeting.

    This lecture-based foundational course is designed to help explain the basics of genetic and environmental causation of common cleft and craniofacial conditions. This will serve as a primer on topics like inheritance patterns, genetic family trees, basic genetic testing strategies and interpretation of results. We will discuss the role of a genetic counselor versus a clinical geneticist and what a formal genetic consult entails. Attention will be given to different specific syndromic and non-syndromic diagnoses and describe how a clinician might work to recognize a child at risk for a formal genetic diagnosis. As a part of this education we will explain how different genetic tests may or may not help identify a suspected problem, when and how certain tests should be ordered, and how those results are interpreted. Lastly, we will touch on how genetics researchers are working to identify new candidate genes which may have a role in cleft and craniofacial conditions.

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through March 31, 2022. 

    • 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.

    Nursing: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    To receive 1.0 contact hours:

    • Learners must attend 80% or more of the webinar.
    • Learners must complete and submit an evaluation form.

    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 22, 2020

    On-Demand Release Date: October 23, 2020

    On-Demand Expiration Date: March 31, 2022

    Original Seminar Date: October 22, 2020
    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)
  • ANCC: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours

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    Collapse Neonatal Ear Molding: A Practical Hands-On Instructional Course

    This webinar was originally accepted as a Teaching Course for ACPA's 77th Annual Meeting.

    This webinar will offer a hands-on demonstration of neonatal ear molding technique utilized by a cleft/craniofacial team 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 March 31, 2022. 

    • 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).

    Nursing: The American Cleft Palat- an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    To receive 1.0 contact hours:

    • Learners must attend 80% or more of the webinar.
    • Learners must complete and submit an evaluation form.

    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 10, 2020

    On-Demand Release Date: November 11, 2020

    On-Demand Expiration Date: March 31, 2022

    Original Seminar Date: November 10, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: November 11, 2020
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    Collapse Strategies for optimizing audiologic assessments and minimizing sedation for young children with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial conditions

    This webinar was originally accepted as a Teaching Course for ACPA's 77th Annual Meeting.

    A pediatric audiologist with extended experience working as part of a multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial team will address the overarching implications of temporary and permanent hearing loss in infants and children, particularly the impact on those with cleft and craniofacial conditions. We will review methods of behavioral and electrophysiological testing, including Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA), Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA), unconventionaltechniques, two-person testing, Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAEs), sedated or non-sedated Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR), and Auditory Steady State Response Testing (ASSR). Test methods that do not require sedation will be discussed in depth, including the benefits and challenges of each modality. The aim of this discussion is to broaden the cleft and craniofacial team's "toolkit." We hope this will encourage reflection of your team's current audiologic practices, spur consideration of alternative/adjunctive strategies in these challenging situations, and improve overall care for children with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through March 31, 2022. 

    • 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).

    Nursing: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    To receive 1.0 contact hours:

    • Learners must attend 80% or more of the webinar.
    • Learners must complete and submit an evaluation form.

    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: August 25, 2020

    On-Demand Release Date: August 26, 2020

    On-Demand Expiration Date: March 31, 2022

    Original Seminar Date: September 23, 2020
    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)
  • ANCC: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Strategies for optimizing audiologic assessments and minimizing sedation for young children with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial conditions