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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 - 11:55      Orthodontic Treatment Modalities in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate - Dr. Elcin Esenlik

11:55 – 12:05     Feeding: Essential Strategies for the Cleft Team – Mrs. Helen Moreland

12:05 – 12:15     Speech: Evaluation & Treatment Protocols in Cleft Care – Mrs. Courtney Gonsoulin

12:15 – 12:25     Prenatal & Perioperative Nursing Care – Mrs. Lucia Wesley

 

12.25 – 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 Rogers

Video Surgery follow 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

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 Zgheib

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

15:30 – 15:45  CoFFEE Break

 

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

Lectures & Video Surgery

 


April 26th

SPeech and Language pathology syllabus

LOCATION:      LECTURE ROOM 1

08:30 – 10:15     Part I: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies – Dr. Ann Kummer

  • Normal Anatomy of the Oral Cavity and Velopharyngeal Mechanism
  • Types of Clefts of the Lip and Palate and How they Relate to Embryological Development
  • Dental 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 Kummer

  • Normal Resonance and Resonance Disorders
  • Normal Velopharyngeal Function and Types of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)
  • Effects of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency/Incompetence (VPI) on Speech and Resonance
  • Velopharyngeal 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 Kummer

  • Perceptual Evaluation of Speech, Resonance and Velopharyngeal Function
  • Intra-oral Examination
  • Instrumental Procedures (Nasometry, Videofluoroscopy, Nasopharyngoscopy)
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Prosthetic Devices

 

15:15 – 15:30   COFFEE BREAK

 

15:30 – 16:30   Part III: Continued – Dr. Ann Kummer

  • Speech Therapy Techniques
  • Referrals

 

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

 

17:00 – 17:30   Part IV: Feeding – Dr. Ann Kummer

  • Feeding in CL and CP
  • Feeding Bottle Demonstrations & Options for Resource-Deprived Settings

Various Cleft Related Syndromes & Feedings


April 26th

NURSING SYLLABUS

LOCATION:      LECTURE ROOM 2

09.00 – 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 Wesley

  • Antenatal Diagnosis
  • Postnatal Diagnosis
  • Surgical Pathway

10.00 – 10.30   Role of the Cleft Nurse Specialist – Mrs. Jackie Matthews

  • Antenatal – 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 Wesley

  • Bottle, Syringe, Spoon Feeding
  • Weaning
  • Hands on sessions

12.00 – 12.30   Preparing a Child for Cleft Surgery – Mrs. Lucia Wesley

  • Nutrition, Energy Requirements
  • Growth
  • Anaesthetics

 

12.30 – 13.30   LUNCH AND NETWORKING

 

13.30 – 14.00   Pre, Peri- & Postoperative Nursing Care – Mrs. Jackie Matthews

  • Parent Preparation and Support
  • Optimising Patient Care
  • Wound Care
  • Promoting 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 Matthews

  • Management of Complex Patients
  • The Role of the Pediatrician
  • Care Coordination

 

15.00 – 15.15    COFFEE BREAK

 

15.15 – 15.30    Parent Perspectives

15.30 – 16.00   Commissioning – Mrs. Helen Moreland

  • Creating 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


 

April 27th

SURGERY, SPEECH PATHOLOGY, AND NURSING SYLLABUS

LOCATION:      LECTURE ROOM 2

08:00 – 9:20     Velopharyngeal Insufficiency – Dr. Matthew Brigger

09:20 – 09:40   Pre & Postoperative Strategies for Speech Management: What the Cleft Team Members Need to Know – Mrs. Courtney Gonsoulin

09:40 – 10:00   Quantifying and Scaling Hypernasality  – Dr.Nour El-Bashiti

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