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Session Two

This webinar will provide an overview of the 2018 application for ACPA Team Approval. Examples of responses and tips for preparing and completing the application will be provided. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the approval process and identify the key requirements needed for ACPA Team Approval. 

Members of teams that intend to submit an application to the Commission on Approval of Teams in 2018 and individuals interested in learning about the ACPA Team Approval process are invited to attend this webinar.

Presenter Jamie Idelberg, BS, RDH is the Chair of ACPA’s Commission on Approval of Teams and Team Coordinator of Children’s Hospital Colorado Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Program.

Original Seminar Date: May 22, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Tips for Effective ACPA Presentations

As you prepare for your presentations at ACPA's Annual Meeting in April, please join us for a webinar of useful tips to ensure your presentation skills are at their best.  Effective organization, clear speech, and dynamic delivery will keep your audience engaged. Whether you are new to conference presentations or an experienced presenter, this webinar will help you develop and refine your presentation skills.

ACPA is pleased to welcome Pamela D. Hopkins, Ph.D., Director of the East Carolina University (ECU) Speech Communication Center, as our guest speaker for this webinar. Dr. Hopkins works with students, faculty and staff members on issues related to verbal communication skills.  She received a Ph.D. in Technical and Professional Communication from ECU and M.A. in Speech Communication from Penn State.  Dr. Hopkins’ areas of research interest include public speaking and effective communication skills between clinical team members and patients.

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Infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) are at increased risk for feeding difficulties, poor weight gain, and failure to thrive. Medical, environmental, and psychosocial barriers can impede oral feeding success and healthy growth. Standard recommendations to change the infant's feeding system or increase caloric concentration may not be sufficient to overcome these challenging obstacles. Additional collaborative interventions are often needed to assure successful feeding and growth outcomes.

The purpose of this session is to describe a model of a multidisciplinary cleft feeding team developed at a large pediatric academic medical center that manages over 75 new infants with CLP per year. This innovative session extends the traditional discussion of cleft-related feeding disorders by focusing on how cleft teams can identify and troubleshoot challenges to providing comprehensive feeding care for infants with CLP. 

This panel presentation will include providers from a cleft feeding team including a nurse practitioner, speech-language pathologist, and social worker. Each will discuss their specialized roles as well as offer strategies for improving the delegation of roles/responsibilities, feeding clinic flow, and team communication procedures for the cleft feeding team. Case studies will be included to illustrate the interdisciplinary collaborative roles of nursing, speech-language pathology, social work, nutrition, and lactation in implementing successful family-centered interventions. The panel will present examples of interventions utilized to advance family understanding and motivation to participate in the child's feeding treatment plan, ways to improve care plan adherence, approaches to partnering with community-based programs for home health services, and how to collaborate more effectively with local primary care providers. Strategies used to educate outside medical professionals on cleft feeding techniques, advocate with providers and local agencies, and create effective after-visit summaries and instructional materials tailored to the caregivers' literacy level and learning style will also be discussed.


Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through June 5, 2020.

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
  • NCNA/ANCC: This activity has been submitted to the North Carolina Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
Original Seminar Date: June 06, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: June 11, 2018

Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • ACCME (non-MD): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • NCNA Nursing CEUs: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 1 hour CEUs

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    This year marks the 75th year of ACPA supporting individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions and the physicians who care for them. This milestone presents an opportunity to educate new audiences on cleft lip/palate, craniofacial conditions and care providers like you who are experts in the field. ACPA would like to arm Approved Teams with tools and tips for effectively engaging with news media in your local communities.

    This webinar will walk through a PR toolkit for teams that includes PR opportunities, FAQs, rules for engaging with reporters and tips for interview preparation.

    Presenters Adam Bernstein and Amanda DeWeese are PR consultants in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Chernoff Newman, an integrated marketing communications agency. Bernstein is senior vice president with more than three decades of experience specializing in strategic communications counsel, issues management and crisis response. With 15 years of experience, DeWeese is an account supervisor with the firm focusing on public relations, news media relations and social media strategy for a wide range of clients. Both are Accredited in Public Relations (APR), a credential by the Public Relations Society of America.

    Original Seminar Date: May 10, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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