DAILY SCHEDULE
April 25th

SURGERY, SPEECH PATHOLOGY, AND NURSING SYLLABUS

LOCATION:         LECTURE ROOM

08:00 – 8:30       Registration And Breakfast

08:30 – 8:45       Welcome address and Introductions – Dr. Elias Zgheib

08:45 – 9:00       Keynote Address – Dr. Usama Hamdan

09:00 – 9:30       Integrated Cleft Care: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach – Dr. John Van Aalst

09:30 – 10:00     Perioperative Pediatric Evaluation – Dr. Jennifer Munoz

10:00 – 10:15     Anesthetic Considerations in Cleft Surgery – Dr. Navil Sethna

10:15 – 10:30     Management of Difficult Airway – Dr. Marie Maroun  

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 

11:00 – 11:20     Presurgical Dental Treatment: NasoAlveolar Molding (NAM) & other – Dr. Serena Kassam

11:20 – 11:40     Comprehensive Dental Care from Infancy to Adulthood – Dr. Faysal Succaria

11:40 – 11:50     Feeding: Essential Strategies for the Cleft Team – Mrs. Helen Moreland

12:50 – 12:05     Speech: Evaluation & Treatment Protocols in Cleft Care – Mrs. Courtney Gonsoulin

12:05 – 12:20     Prenatal & Perioperative Nursing Care – Mrs. Lucia Wesley 

12.20 – 13.30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING 

LOCATION:      SIMULATION ROOM

13:30 – 16:00   Unilateral Cleft Lip – Dr. Roberto Flores & Dr. Nathalie Roche
Video Surgery followed by Simulation Lab: 1 instructor/5 surgeons*surgical simulation lab sessions are available only for surgeons who have already completed or are currently in training

16:00 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK

16:15 – 17:00   Bilateral Complete Cleft Lip – Dr. Carolyn RogersVideo Surgery follow by Simulation Lab 1 instructor/5 surgeons *surgical simulation l

April 26th

SURGERY SYLLABUS

LOCATION: SIMULATION ROOM

08:00 – 9:30 Cleft Lip Revision: A new Classification System – Dr. Usama Hamdan
Video Surgery

09:300 – 10:30 Cleft Septorhinoplasty – Dr. Krishna Patel
Video Surgery

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:45: Premaxillary setback and bone grafting – Dr. Fernando Almas
Video Surgery

11:45-12:30: Orthognathic surgery – Dr. Roberto Flores
Video Surgery

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:30 – 15:30 Cleft Palate Repair
Managing the hard palate: Two-flap palatoplasty, bipedicled palatoplasty, and techniques to minimize fistula – Dr. Carolyn Rogers
Managing the soft palate: Intra-velar veloplasty and Furlow palatoplasty – Dr. Elias ZgheibVideo Surgery Followed by Simulation Lab: 1 Instructor/5 Surgeons
*surgical simulation lab sessions are available only for surgeons who have already completed or are currently in training

15:30 – 15:45 COFFEE BREAK

15:45 – 17:00 Cleft Palatal Fistula Repair – Dr. Krishna Patel & Dr. John Van AalstLectures & Video Surgery

April 26th

SURGERY, SPEECH PATHOLOGY, AND NURSING SYLLABUS

LOCATION:      LECTURE ROOM 20

8:00 – 9:30      Velopharyngeal Insufficiency – Dr. Matthew Brigger

09:30 – 10:00     Pre & Postoperative Strategies for Speech Management: What the Cleft Team Members Need to Know – Mrs. Courtney Gonsoulin

10:00 – 10:30    Postoperative Nursing, Pain Management & Nutrition – Mrs. Lucia Wesley 

10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK 

11:00 – 11:40   Management of Cleft Complications – Dr. Krishna Patel, Dr. Elias Zgheib & Dr. Fernando Almas

11:40 – 12:00   Psychosocial Support – Mrs. Joy Abi Habib

14:40 – 15:00    Panel Discussion 

12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING 

13:30 – 13:50    Cleft Surgical Missions and Logistics – Dr. Usama Hamdan

13:50 – 14:10    Emergency Preparedness for Cleft Missions & Teams – Dr. Krishna Patel

14:10 – 14:25    Cleft Care in times of Conflict – Dr. Ghassan Abu Sittah

14:25 – 14:40    Ethical Issues in Cleft Surgery & Cleft Care – Mrs. Jackie Matthews

14:40 – 15:00    Panel Discussion 

12.30 – 13.30 COFFEE BREAK 

15:30 – 16:00    Setting Up the Cleft Team: Road Map, Challenges & Solutions – Dr. Elias Zgheib

16:00 – 16:30    Cleft NGO’s Panel Discussion

16:30 – 17:00    Final Remarks and Conference Wrap Up – Dr. Usama Hamdan & Dr. John Van Aalst

 

April 27th - Gala Dinner

April 26th

SURGERY SYLLABUS

LOCATION: SIMULATION ROOM

08:00 – 9:30 Cleft Lip Revision: A new Classification System – Dr. Usama Hamdan
Video Surgery

09:300 – 10:30  Cleft Septorhinoplasty – Dr. Krishna Patel
Video Surgery 

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 

11:00-11:45: Premaxillary setback and bone grafting – Dr. Fernando Almas
Video Surgery

11:45-12:30: Orthognathic surgery – Dr. Roberto Flores
Video Surgery 

12:30 – 13:30  LUNCH AND NETWORKING 

13:30 – 15:30   Cleft Palate RepairManaging the hard palate: Two-flap palatoplasty, bipedicled palatoplasty, and techniques to minimize fistula – Dr. Carolyn RogersManaging the soft palate: Intra-velar veloplasty and Furlow palatoplasty – Dr. Elias ZgheibVideo Surgery Followed by Simulation Lab: 1 Instructor/5 Surgeons *surgical simulation lab sessions are available only for surgeons who have already completed or are currently in training

15:30 – 15:45  COFFEE BREAK 

15:45 – 17:00   Cleft Palatal Fistula Repair – Dr. Krishna Patel & Dr. John Van AalstLectures & Video Surgery

April 26th

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SYLLABUS

LOCATION: LECTURE ROOM 10

8:30 – 10:15     Part I: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies – Dr. Ann KummerNormal Anatomy of the Oral Cavity and Velopharyngeal MechanismTypes of Clefts of the Lip and Palate and How they Relate to Embryological DevelopmentDental and Occlusal Anomalies and their Effects on Speech.Otological and Hearing Problems Associated with Cleft Palate 

10:15 – 10:30   COFFEE BREAK 

10:30 – 12:30   Part II: Resonance Disorders and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction – Dr. Ann KummerNormal Resonance and Resonance DisordersNormal Velopharyngeal Function and Types of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)Effects of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency/Incompetence (VPI) on Speech and ResonanceVelopharyngeal Mislearning 

12:30 – 13:30    LUNCH AND NETWORKING 

13:30 – 15:15    Part III: Evaluation and Treatment of Resonance Disorders and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction – Dr. Ann KummerPerceptual Evaluation of Speech, Resonance and Velopharyngeal FunctionIntra-oral ExaminationInstrumental Procedures (Nasometry, Videofluoroscopy, Nasopharyngoscopy)Surgical ProceduresProsthetic Devices 

15:15 – 15:30   COFFEE BREAK 

15:30 – 16:30   Part III: Continued – Dr. Ann KummerSpeech Therapy TechniquesReferrals 

16:30 – 17:00   Questions/Cases – Dr. Ann Kummer 

17:00 – 17:30   Part IV: Feeding – Dr. Ann KummerFeeding in CL and CPFeeding Bottle Demonstrations & Options for Resource-Deprived SettingsVarious Cleft Related Syndromes & Feedings

April 26th

NURSING SYLLABUS

LOCATION: LECTURE ROOM 20

9.00 – 9.15   Welcome & Introductions – Mrs. Lucia Wesley, Mrs. Helen Moreland & Mrs. Jackie Matthews

09.15 – 9.30   What is Cleft Lip & Palate? - Basic Embryology – Mrs. Helen Moreland

09.30 – 10.00   Care Pathway – Mrs. Lucia WesleyAntenatal DiagnosisPostnatal DiagnosisSurgical Pathway

10.00 – 10.30   Role of the Cleft Nurse Specialist – Mrs. Jackie MatthewsAntenatal – 2 Years 

10.30 – 11.00   COFFEE BREAK 

11.00 – 11.15   Analysis of Normal Feeding – Mrs. Jackie Matthews

11.15 – 12:00   Feeding in Cleft lip & Palate – Mrs. Helen Moreland, Mrs. Jackie Matthews & Mrs. Lucia WesleyBottle, Syringe, Spoon Feeding
Weaning
Hands on sessions

12.00 – 12.30   Preparing a Child for Cleft Surgery – Mrs. Lucia WesleyNutrition, Energy RequirementsGrowthAnaesthetics 

12.30 – 13.30   LUNCH AND NETWORKING 

13.30 – 14.00   Pre, Peri- & Postoperative Nursing Care – Mrs. Jackie MatthewsParent Preparation and SupportOptimising Patient CareWound CarePromoting Optimum Healing

14:00 – 14:20   Intraoperative Nursing Considerations Surgery – Mrs. Jackie Matthews

14:20 – 15:00   Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach: The Role of the Nurse – Mrs. Jackie MatthewsManagement of Complex PatientsThe Role of the PediatricianCare Coordination 

15.00 – 15.15    COFFEE BREAK 

15.15 – 15.30    Parent Perspectives

15.30 – 16.00   Commissioning – Mrs. Helen MorelandCreating Your Own Care Standards – What Matters to You?Setting up a Nursing Team
Auditing and Justifying the Nursing Role in Cleft Care

16.00 – 16.30   How Can You Improve Cleft Nursing Care in Your Region? – Mrs. Lucia Wesley

16.30 – 16.45    Opportunities Within Cleft Nursing – Mrs. Jackie Matthews

16.45 – 17.00    Summary & Close – Mrs. Lucia Wesley, Mrs. Helen Moreland & Mrs. Jackie Matthews