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A Healthy Smile is Just the Beginning®

Our 1st South African Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop (CCCW) will provide a transformative learning experience for attendees, focusing on the latest advancements in cleft surgery, follow-up care strategies, and best practices in comprehensive treatment. Scheduled for October 23-24, 2024, in the vibrant city of Cape Town, the workshop curriculum offers interactive sessions, simulation labs, and expert-led discussions to foster continuous learning and professional development for cleft providers in the region.

Among the highlights of the workshop are:

  • Streamed Live Surgery: Pre-Maxillary Set Back
  • Three Simulation Labs
    Cleft Lip Surgical Simulation Lab
    Buccal Flaps Surgical Simulation Lab
    Nasal Elevator & Lip Taping Simulation Lab
  • Grand Master’s Round Table Discussions
    Models of Cleft Care for Africa: Challenges & Path for the Future
    Barriers to Cleft Care in Africa: Challenges & Solutions
    Enhancing Training in Interdisciplinary Cleft Care in Africa

Attendees can expect to delve into a diverse range of topics, including:

  • Advanced Surgical Techniques
  • Orthodontic Interventions
  • Speech Therapy Techniques
  • Pediatric Care Best Practices
  • Cutting-edge Research
  • Nursing and Post-Operative Care
  • Psychosocial Support Methods
  • Healthcare Policy and Advocacy

By participating in the conference, attendees can expand their professional networks, connect with peers, and engage with leading experts and mentors in the cleft care community. Moreover, the structured learning curve ensures that attendees gain actionable knowledge and practical experience that can be applied in their clinical practice, ultimately enhancing patient outcomes and quality of care in cleft surgery.

Emphasizing skills transfer through practical training sessions and interactive workshops, the conference aims to mitigate the risk of adverse outcomes in cleft surgery by promoting evidence-based practices and patient safety protocols. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn error prevention strategies, quality improvement initiatives, and patient-centered care approaches to enhance patient safety and minimize complications.

Dr. Saleigh Adams, Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Cape Town and CCCW Co-Chair said, “The South African CCCW in October 2024 offers a unique and enriching educational experience that empowers attendees to advance their professional growth, expand their clinical capabilities, and foster collaborations to improve cleft care outcomes on a global scale.”

For more information and updates on the agenda, faculty, and event details, visit and pre-register to receive timely updates, exclusive discounts, and giveaways.