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Share Your Research Ideas with NIH/NIDCR

Research Idea Submission Deadline: May 19
Voting Deadline: June 2

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is pleased to launch NIDCR 2030, a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years. The Institute hopes to obtain the input of patients, advocates, and other community members and would especially appreciate your ideas on how to align oral health research with patient needs and promote patient-centered outcomes.

#CPFImpact2017: 170 Gifts in 7 Days

The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) launched their inaugural social media fundraising campaign Monday, April 24th. The #CPFImpact2017 goal for this initiative is to have 170 gifts in 7 days.

ACPA’s 2017 Visiting Scholar Update

Solomon Obiri-Yeboah, ACPA’s 2017 Visiting Scholar, gives an update on his experience. The ACPA Visiting Scholar Program began in 1995 with the aim of providing selected professionals with educational experience in the comprehensive management of cleft and craniofacial anomalies.

James Lehman Honored for CPF Endowment Work

During ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting, the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) honored Dr. James Lehman for his conceptual work and leadership of the CPF Endowment campaign.

Photos from ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting

Photos from ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting, held March 13-18 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are now available. Meeting attendees and those in the profession will enjoy looking through the images to view the meeting events, sessions, and award winners.

Engage with ACPA

ACPA members are part of a community that is working to create a world where individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive. ACPA encourages all members to take advantage of the benefits of membership.

Spread Awareness with Your Cleft Stories

The Cleft Palate Foundation and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association are seeking impactful stories from our incredible community to help increase awareness and understanding of cleft and craniofacial conditions.

President’s Letter

In this issue, excerpts are highlighted from ACPA President Bob Havlik’s speech at ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting, which focus on all angles of team care and recent happenings at the ACPA National Office.

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Last month’s 74th ACPA Annual Meeting was an inspiring event on many different levels. For me, the soaring Rocky Mountains that surround the Broadmoor stir a deep sense of creativity and connection.