American Cleft and Craniofacial meeting 2015

American Cleft and Craniofacial meeting 2015

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UCLA team dinner



At the end of last week I traveled down to Palm Springs, where the annual American Cleft association and American Craniofacial Society meetings were held.  It was great to see mentors and colleagues, and also hear how other centers handle their cleft and craniofacial cases.  We all face similar challenges in optimizing care, so it’s great to be able to discuss and collaborate.

There is a surprising amount of controversy on how to best treat different conditions, so we need more research, but it’s difficult when there are so few cases.  We do agree on the desired outcomes though: well-adjusted young adults who interact with their peers without drawing much attention to their scars.

Until next year!


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