AGM 2002 & Information Evening – Report

The Annual General Meeting of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland was held on Tuesday, 24th September 2002 at 7:30 pm in the William Stokes Building, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8. Ruairí Ó Dúlaing was re-elected Chairman.

In addition to the AGM two talks were given. Approximately 30 people were in attendance. The evening was a notable success with questions being put to both speakers from the floor and delight being expressed at the contributions of both speakers. The presentation by Julie Young on speech and language therapy in cleft treatment is now available at

Details were as follows;

Date: Tuesday, 24th September 2002.
Venue: Seton Pringle Room, William Stokes Building, St. James Hospital [James St Entrance].
7:30 pm Annual General Meeting
8:00 pm Ms. Julie Young Speech Language Therapist Lecture. Title “Speech Language Therapy in Cleft Treatment”.
8:45 pm Mr. Frank Brady Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Lecture. Title “The role of the maxillofacial surgeon in cleft lip and palate”.

Our guest speakers covered topics concerning treatments of children at different ages. Mr. Brady is one of the country’s leading maxillofacial surgeons involved in the treatment of cleft. His work starts with children age 10+ through to adulthood. Ms. Julie Young is a Speech and Language Therapist [SLT] attached to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The role of the SLT is vital for a successful outcome to cleft treatment. Ms. Young concentrated on speech and language therapy but also addressed feeding issues, highlighting the role in this respect of the SLT.


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