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The 2012 Tri State Craniofacial Conference—Riley Was There

The patient with craniofacial anomalies is best served by an interdisciplinary team approach that includes professionals from a variety of medical, dental, and allied health specialties. Each year participants from craniofacial teams in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio come together to attend the Tri State Craniofacial Conference to share techniques in the evaluation and treatment of cleft and craniofacial patients.

This year’s conference was hosted by the University of Louisville at the Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center in Louisville, Kentucky. John W. Polley from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois served at the keynote speaker, discussing the use of 3D imaging in the operating room.

Faculty from the Riley at IU Health Cleft and Craniofacial Team included Roberto L. Flores, MD, who shared his research regarding 3-D Surgical Modeling, and LaQuia Walker, DDS, MPH who presented on Presurgical Orthopedic Usage Among Cleft Lip and Palate Teams in the US. Other attendees from Riley at IU Health were Dr. Robert J. Havlik, Chief of Plastic Surgery for the IU School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, Dr. Sunil Tholpady, Plastic Surgery faculty, Patricia M. Terrell, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Marilyn Price and Carol Ritter, Clinic Nurses.

Riley at IU Health hosted the first regional Tri-State Craniofacial Conference 24 years ago. Our commitment to patient care and research is reflected by our participation in regional, national, and international conferences. Our dedication to the continuing medical education of our physicians and staff contributes to the high level of care provided to the patients visiting the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Riley at IU Health.

Trish Severns, MA

Author of this Article

Trish is the Cleft and Craniofacial Program Coordinator for Riley at IU Health. She is active in the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association where she serves on the Cleft Palate Foundation Leadership Award Committee.

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