American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association

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Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting Scholar Program Information

The Purpose:
To empower and assist those in positions to effect change to enhance care delivery and direct interdisciplinary team care for comprehensive management of individuals with craniofacial anomalies in their home country and provide the selected scholar(s) with an educational experience in the treatment of craniofacial and cleft anomalies at ACPA recognized cleft palate and craniofacial centers.

The Method:
ACPA members who travel internationally identify local practitioners possessing significant potential to impact the delivery of team care in their home region. The ACPA member encourages the local practitioner to apply for this scholarship and volunteers to act as the ACPA Sponsor. The ACPA Sponsor calls upon his or her U.S. and Canadian contacts to develop an itinerary through which the Candidate, if chosen, can observe the delivery of interdisciplinary cleft care for a week at each of three different Host Centers. The Visiting Scholar's visit culminates with a week at ACPA's Annual Meeting.

Funding:
The program is funded in part by an educational grant by Stryker Craniomaxillofacial.