FCPA 2021 Annual Meeting

The FCPA 2021 annual meeting will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Harrell Medical Education Building. The meeting theme is “interpreting and optimizing team outcomes.” We hope to see you next January in Gainesville!

FCPA Meeting Registration

Conference registration will open in early July. Please check back then.

Hotel Options

Discounted room rates for FCPA conference attendees are available at the following nearby hotels:

FCPA Cleft Palate Cleft Lip Craniofacial Annual Meeting


Draft Meeting Agenda


Welcome Reception at Local Brewery


Breakfast and Exhibits

Welcome & Opening Remarks
S. Alex Rottgers, MD and Jessica Ching, MD

Breakout Session: Nursing
Moderator: Alisha Pringle, APRN

Failure to Thrive in Infants with Cleft Lip and Palate
Jessica A. Ching, MD

Care Coordination of Pre-Surgical Orthopedics for Cleft Lip Repair
Abi Abuwami, DDS

Increasing Family Investment
Tatianna Pulcini, MSW

Team Support of the Patient with Learning Difficulties
Shelley Heaton, PhD

Breakout Session: Speech
Moderator: Eric Perez, MA, CCC-SLP

Administering CAPS-A
Case Presentations
Troubleshooting for Consistency

General Session
Moderator: Jessica Ching, MD

Updates in Cleft Repair
Karen Wong, MD, PhD, FRCS

Updates in Craniosynostosis Diagnosis & Management
Lance Governale, MD

Updates on General Anesthesia for the Pediatric Patient
Sonia Mehta, MD

Break and Exhibits

General Session
Moderator: Jessica Ching, MD

Keynote Presentation:
Value of PROs in Craniofacial Disorders & Development of the CLEFT-Q
Karen Wong, MD, PhD, FRCS

Lunch & Award Presentations

Optimizing Outcomes & Addressing Barriers

Psychology Perspective
Shelley Heaton, PhD

Social-Work Perspective
Tatianna Pulcini, MSW

Pediatric Otolaryngology Perspective
William Collins, MD; Thomas Schrepfer, MD

Dental Perspective
Abi Abuwami, DDS

Orthodontic Perspective
Calogero Dolce, DDS, PhD

Oral Surgery Perspective
Danielle Freburg-Hoffmeister, MD, DDS

Implementing Changes Based on Patient Outcomes
Karen Wong, MD, PhD, FRCS

Research Presentations & Open Discussion: How Do We Improve Our Florida Teams?

Annual Business Meeting