VPD Surgery Outcomes Sun, Sep 22 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) can occur in 15-25% of patients after cleft palate repair. This course will focus on proper patient selection for VPD surgery. The panelists including surgeons and a speech scientist will discuss treatment options for differing presentations for patients with VPD. The panelists will review differing systems for evaluating VPD outcomes and discuss evidence-based outcomes for VPD surgery. Case presentations and videos will be presented during this course. The attendees will hear from cleft related NIH founded researchers (Drs. Sitzman and Baylis) regarding surgical VPD outcomes.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. The learner will discuss appropriate patient selection for VPD surgery
  2. The learner will outline differing surgical interventions for VPD surgery
  3. The learner will identify surgical outcomes for VPD surgery

Program Subject to Change

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.