Craniofacial Conference, April 2007 – Report

Listen to this post, see below The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland annual conference took place in Dublin this week, and there were a multitude of interesting and insiteful presentations on all aspects of cleft and cleft treatment. We hope in the near future to make available summaries of some of the presentations here.

Mr. Earley at the end of the conference handed over the chain of office as President to Bill Shaw, Professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Development, Manchester University Dental Hospital.

craniofacial conference 200407Right: Mr. Michael Earley, outgoing President, Gareth Davies, Chief Executive, CLAPA UK, Kirsi Yli-Kaitala, ex-CLAPA UK team administrator, Eddie Byrne, committee member and past President, CLAPAI. (click to enlarge)

On Thursday 19th April, a number of presentations were made by Irish representatices as follows;

  • Nasalance Scores for Normal Irish Adults (Cafferky L. & Sweeney T.)
  • Oro-Ocular Clefts (O’Sullivan B. & Earley M.J.)

craniofacial conference 200405bRight: Rebecca Pollard, Louise Cafferky, Anne McGillivary, Mr. Michael Earley (outgoing President), Laura Duggan, Julie Young, Triona Sweeney. (click to enlarge)

And many, many thanks to Nigel Mercer, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, for fundraising at the social ‘get together’ at the Purty kitchen on Wednesday evening, and contributing the proceeds to the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland (€245) and CLAPA UK.

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