Annual General Meeting (AGM) with Guest Speaker Gary Elbert

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland AGM will take place as follows. Admission is free but attendees must register in advance. Search Eventbrite for cleft or  Click Here

Thursday 30th November 2023 in the Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin.
The doors will be open at 7:00, tea & coffee on arrival.

Opening Address & AGM, 7:30

  • Opening address
  • Company AGM
  • CLAPAI update
  • A.O.B.

Guest Speaker Gary Elbert, 8:00

“Visible Difference, Let’s start a conversation”

We are delighted to introduce the extraordinary Gary Elbert as our guest speaker this year. As heard on the Ryan Tubridy radio show, Gary was born with cleft lip and palate, has used his personal journey to conduct highly topical research on “Visible Difference” in NUIG, . Gary will be discussing his personal journey, his research and the impact of visible difference in community.

You can hear Gary’s earlier interview with Ryan Turbridy by clicking on the link below or by searching for Gary Elbert on the RTE web site. Click Here

In addition to his day job & his research, Gary is a formidable athlete. He is one of only 20 Irish people to complete the Spartathalon Ultra Marathon. The race takes place every September starting in Athens and finishing in Sparta, 245km or 157 miles distance. All funds raised were donated to CLAPAI (2022). Search for Spartathalon of follow the link to learn more. Click Here

Meeting Close & Tea & Coffee, 9:15

There will be an opportunity to talk more informally afterwards with a Tea & Coffee.

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