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The Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Riley was There

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) hosted its 69th annual scientific meeting April 17-21 in San Jose, California. Members of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Riley at IU Health were there, attending lectures, giving presentations, and chairing and sitting on national committees.

The ACPA is an international organization of over 2,500 health care professionals who treat birth defects of the face and skull. The ACPA promotes research and fosters collaboration among specialists from many disciplines to improve outcomes of craniofacial patient care.

Attending the conference was team director, Doctor Robert Havlik, who was on a panel of the nation’s leading experts discussing the management of craniosynostosis. Doctor Roberto Flores, craniofacial surgeon, and Doctor Sunil Tholpady, this year’s fellow in Craniofacial Surgery also attended. Other team members included Pat Terrell, pediatric nurse practitioner, Carol Ritter, craniofacial nurse, Angela Dixon, speech pathologist, and Trish Severns, team coordinator. The Riley team presented on topics including treatment of nasal hemangiomas, collecting and reporting speech outcome data, volunteerism, establishing a Craniofacial Quality Improvement committee, and our team’s experience in creating a craniofacial blog.

The ACPA had record attendance at this year’s annual meeting with over 720 attendees. The Cleft and Craniofacial Team is proud to represent Riley at IU Health at this important meeting and to share expertise with craniofacial specialists from around the world.

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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