Diseases & Conditions
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
An international nonproﬁt association of more than 2,500 health care professionals in more than 40 countries who are involved in treatment and/or research of birth defects of the face, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial problems. The association is a multidisciplinary organization representing more than 30 disciplines.
ACPA holds a general scientiﬁc meeting every year to exchange information and ideas about how to improve the care and treatment of patients with clefts and craniofacial anomalies. The bi-monthly Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal is an international publication reporting on clinical and research activities in cleft lip/palate research, together with research in related laboratory sciences. While ACPA’s focus is on professional education, its afﬁliated CLEFT PALATE FOUNDATION (CPF) provides information to affected individuals and their families and seeks to educate the public about facial differences. The quarterly ACPA/CPF newsletter reports on business affairs, meeting highlights, and member news.