Professional Development
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Join us in commemorating ACPA's 75th Anniversary with this special webinar. Learn about ACPA's rich organizational history and decades of dedication to cleft and craniofacial treatment through a team care approach. 

Original Seminar Date: July 25, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Tips for Effective ACPA Presentations

As you prepare for your presentations at ACPA's Annual Meeting in April, please join us for a webinar of useful tips to ensure your presentation skills are at their best.  Effective organization, clear speech, and dynamic delivery will keep your audience engaged. Whether you are new to conference presentations or an experienced presenter, this webinar will help you develop and refine your presentation skills.

ACPA is pleased to welcome Pamela D. Hopkins, Ph.D., Director of the East Carolina University (ECU) Speech Communication Center, as our guest speaker for this webinar. Dr. Hopkins works with students, faculty and staff members on issues related to verbal communication skills.  She received a Ph.D. in Technical and Professional Communication from ECU and M.A. in Speech Communication from Penn State.  Dr. Hopkins’ areas of research interest include public speaking and effective communication skills between clinical team members and patients.

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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)
  • NCNA: 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 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 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: November 08, 2019

    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 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

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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
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Media Training for ACPA Approved Teams

    This year marks the 75th year of ACPA supporting individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions and the physicians who care for them. This milestone presents an opportunity to educate new audiences on cleft lip/palate, craniofacial conditions and care providers like you who are experts in the field. ACPA would like to arm Approved Teams with tools and tips for effectively engaging with news media in your local communities.

    This webinar will walk through a PR toolkit for teams that includes PR opportunities, FAQs, rules for engaging with reporters and tips for interview preparation.

    Presenters Adam Bernstein and Amanda DeWeese are PR consultants in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Chernoff Newman, an integrated marketing communications agency. Bernstein is senior vice president with more than three decades of experience specializing in strategic communications counsel, issues management and crisis response. With 15 years of experience, DeWeese is an account supervisor with the firm focusing on public relations, news media relations and social media strategy for a wide range of clients. Both are Accredited in Public Relations (APR), a credential by the Public Relations Society of America.

    Original Seminar Date: May 10, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse New Member Orientation/How to Engage in ACPA

    All new and current ACPA members are invited to attend this webinar with the chair and co-chair of ACPA’s Membership Committee. The webinar will include information on how to be more engaged with ACPA, including information on the Online Community, Journal, Special Interest Groups, Family Services, Annual Meetings and more. Attendees will learn about opportunities to get involved and how to volunteer with ACPA. Prospective members are also welcome.

    Original Seminar Date: September 24, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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