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Duke Abstracts Accepted at American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting

Monday, November 11, 2019
Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team

The Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center recently had ten abstracts accepted for podium presentations at the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting to be held March 31–April 4, 2020. This number shatters any prior single year performance for the Duke team.

The Cleft and Craniofacial team is the oldest interdisciplinary, collaborative, clinical/academic program at Duke. Every aspect of Duke's interdisciplinary research team is represented in the accepted abstracts: social work, coordination, speech, audiology, otolaryngology/head and neck, and plastic surgery. 

"Dr. Alexander Allori deserves a lot of credit for being the catalyst to this process, inspiring and challenging us all to get out and try to show the world the great things we have been doing here every single day for a long time."

-Dr. Jeffrey Marcus, Chief of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery and Director of the Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center

Accepted Abstracts

  1. ACPA #1369: Provision and utilization of team- and community-based operative care for cleft lip/palate. 
    Elliot Le, Peter Shrader, Jillian Hurst, Ben Goldstein, Amelia Drake, Jeyhan Wood, Lisa David, Chris Runyan, Joao Vissoci, Hayden Bosworth, Kristen Caldwell, Alexander Allori (10-minute Research Platform Paper)
  2. ACPA #1660: Costing analysis of pre-surgical infant orthopedics (PSIO): a critical component of establishing value for NAM and Latham.
    Ingrid Ganske, Karl Sanchez, Elliot Le, Bean Sharif-Askary, Jonathan Cho, Elizabeth Ross, Pedro Santiago, John Meara, Bonnie Padwa, Alexander Allori (10-minute Research Platform Paper)
  3. ACPA #1364: Exploratory analysis of the relationship of clinician-, family-, and patient-reported outcome measures for speech in the care of children with cleft lip/palate.
    Barron Suárez, Jillian Nyswonger, Jenny Kern, Bean Sharif-Askary, Thomas Risoli, Gina-Maria Pomann, Sarah Peskoe, Carlee Jones, Ana Maria Fernandez, Kristen Caldwell, Elliot Le, Eileen Raynor, Alexander Allori (10-minute Research Platform Paper)
  4. ACPA #1507: Patient- and family-reported outcome measures included in the ICHOM Standard Set for cleft care: an examination of their psychometric performance in an international, multicenter sample of data collected during routine clinical practice.
    Inge Apon, Anne Klassen, Alexander Allori, Carolyn Rogers-Vizena, Maarten Koudstaal, S. Cano, N. van Leeuwen, E. Wolvius, Sarah Versnel (10-minute Research Platform Paper)
  5. ACPA #1534: Surgical management of oronasal fistulæ in patients with cleft palate: a validated management schema.
    Sitzman, Lundberg, Rothermel, Tse, Beals, Bezuhly, Samson
  6. ACPA #1359: Beyond bottle selection: critical thinking in management of complex feeding difficulties and dysphagia in children with cleft lip/palate.
    Jenny Kern & Jillian Nyswonger (60-minute AM Study Session)
  7. ACPA #1362: Strategies for optimizing audiologic assessments and minimizing sedation for young children with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial conditions.
    Krista Roper, Carlee Jones, Daniel King, Christine Holmes, Karma Tockman, Alexander Allori, Jeffrey Marcus, Ana Maria Fernandez, Jeffrey Cheng, and Eileen Raynor (60-minute AM Study Session)
  8. ACPA #1333: Reducing no-show rate and increasing team capacity in a multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial center: a quality-improvement project.
    Carlee Jones, Ana Maria Fernandez, Kristen Caldwell, Susan Anderson, Jeffrey Marcus, and Alexander Allori (5- or 10-minute Team Coordination and Nursing Track)
  9. ACPA #1373: Helping families face an in utero diagnosis: a panel discussion on prenatal consultations for families expecting a child with a craniofacial difference.
    Melissa Hill, Carlee Jones, Ana Maria Fernandez, Pedro Santiago, Jeffrey Marcus, Alexander Allori (20-minute Team Coordination and Nursing Track)
  10. ACPA #1601: Meet-and-greet for multidisciplinary, multi-site collaboratives – with lightning talks.
    Alexander Allori (90-minute PM Study Session)