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TARGET AUDIENCE:
Surgeons, speech pathologists, and nurses, with a special emphasis on practitioners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region, including the Arab World and the Gulf States), West Africa, Europe, and Asia

 

WORKSHOP GOALS

  • Apply the surgical steps of different procedures for cleft lip and palate repair
  • Appraise the importance of multidisciplinary involvement in the management of cleft lip and palate
  • Describe ethical considerations in caring for patients with orofacial cleft
  • Describe the management of complications associated with surgical procedures
  • Identify normal craniofacial anatomy and abnormal anatomy


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

A. SURGERY:

  1. Learn normal craniofacial anatomy and abnormal anatomy associated with velopharyngeal insufficiency, unilateral cleft lip, unilateral cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft palate, revision cleft lip, revision cleft palate and cleft lip rhinoplasty.
  2. Learn the surgical markings of surgical procedures for velopharyngeal insufficiency, unilateral cleft lip, unilateral cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft palate, revision cleft lip, revision cleft palate and cleft lip rhinoplasty.
  3. Learn the surgical steps of procedures for velopharyngeal insufficiency, unilateral cleft lip, unilateral cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft palate, revision cleft lip, revision cleft palate and cleft lip rhinoplasty.
  4. Hands-on live simulation of surgical procedures for velopharyngeal insufficiency, unilateral cleft lip, unilateral cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft palate, revision cleft lip, revision cleft palate and cleft lip rhinoplasty.
  5. Management of complications associated with surgical procedures for velopharyngeal insufficiency, unilateral cleft lip, unilateral cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft palate, revision cleft lip, revision cleft palate and cleft lip rhinoplasty.
  6. Postoperative management of patients undergoing procedures for velopharyngeal insufficiency, unilateral cleft lip, unilateral cleft palate, bilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft palate, revision cleft lip, revision cleft palate and cleft lip rhinoplasty.
  7. Nursing role and considerations in caring for patients with orofacial clefts.
  8. Learn how to build a multidisciplinary cleft team and identify member roles
  9. Preoperative evaluation of pediatric patients with orofacial clefts.
  10. Anesthetic concerns and considerations in cleft surgery.
  11. Learn about preoperative and postoperative dental care in patients with orofacial clefts.
  12. Feeding strategies and considerations in patients with orofacial clefts.
  13. Role of speech therapy in the preoperative and postoperative treatment of patients with orofacial clefts.
  14. Role of cleft surgery Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).
  15. Ethical considerations in caring for patients with orofacial clefts.


B. SPEECH PATHOLOGY:

  1. Learn the anatomy of craniofacial abnormalities and correlate with normal anatomy
  2. Learn about the different types of orofacial clefts and how they relate to embryological development
  3. Learn about the dental and occlusal anomalies and their effects on speech
  4. Learn about Otological and hearing problems in patients with orofacial clefts
  5. Learn about resonance disorders and velopharyngeal dysfunction
  6. Learn about the evaluation and treatment of resonance disorders and velopharyngeal dysfunction including physical examination and instrumentation
  7. Learn about speech therapy referrals
  8. Learn how to build a multidisciplinary cleft team and identify member roles
  9. Preoperative evaluation of pediatric patients with orofacial clefts.
  10. Anesthetic concerns and considerations in cleft surgery.
  11. Learn about preoperative and postoperative dental care in patients with orofacial clefts.
  12. Role of cleft surgery Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).
  13. Ethical considerations in caring for patients with orofacial clefts.


C. NURSING:

  1. Learn the anatomy of craniofacial abnormalities and correlate with normal anatomy
  2. Learn about the different types of orofacial clefts and how they relate to embryological development
  3. Nursing care pathways in patients with orofacial clefts
  4. Role of the cleft nurse specialist in different patient age groups
  5. Preparing a child for surgery: feeding, growth and anaesthetic considerations
  6. Pre, Peri and postoperative nursing care including wound care and pain control
  7. Intraoperative nursing consideration
  8. Learn how to build a multidisciplinary cleft team and identify member roles
  9. Preoperative evaluation of pediatric patients with orofacial clefts.
  10. Anesthetic concerns and considerations in cleft surgery.
  11. Learn about preoperative and postoperative dental care in patients with orofacial clefts.
  12. Role of cleft surgery Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).
  13. Ethical considerations in caring for patients with orofacial clefts.