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American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

The American cleft palate craniofacial association was started in March of 1943. In April of 1943, at first attempt the newly-started group took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and at the same time the American Academy of Cleft Prosthesis was also established. The American cleft palate-craniofacial association (ACPA) is a non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions internationally. It plays an important role in the treatment of children and adults with cleft palate, cleft lip, and craniofacial anomalies. It is a multidisciplinary organization of over 2500 members, which representing more than 30 disciplines in 60 countries. The official publication of ACPA is the cleft palate-craniofacial journal and it is a bi-monthly journal. It is an interdisciplinary journal reporting on clinical and research activities in cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies, all together with research in related laboratory sciences. ACPA is an exciting, interesting and growing organization and it is a true forum for communication among specialists, with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.implementation is through the national office, which is governed by a 16-member executive council which found association policy and monitors activities. And the team care in the cleft palate foundation (CPF) and an American cleft palate-craniofacial association (ACPA) have developed a standard that which identifies the essential characteristics of quality for team composition and to facilitate the functioning is for the improvement of team care. ACPA's all over 200 papers are presented through annual meeting which are in a general scientific meeting. From the Canada, United States, and around the world, ideas and information relating to improving the care and outcome of patients with clefts and craniofacial anomalies are exchanged. The ACPA Research Committee developed a website to assist members in identifying sources of financial support for research activities and to encourage interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research efforts. It is a bi-monthly international journal on craniofacial anomalies and also an official publication of the includes an access to all online users with content including past and current issues back to 1990.  Comparing with all, an ACPA membership with journal subscription is a significant discount compared to direct subscription. 

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