Friends of Cleft Congress

Dear Friends of Cleft Congress,

Cleft lip and palate is a common congenital anomaly affecting lip and palate. Across the world one child is born with OFC individual in every 600 new-borns. Assuming 15,000 births per hour worldwide ,a child is born with a cleft somewhere in the world approximately every two minutes.

The International Confederation of Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies was established in 1969 to promote and facilitate the management of cleft and craniofacial anomalies throughout the world. This is a dynamic organization of registered bodies of national association or individual professionals and healthcare providers involved in multidisciplinary care like cleft & craniofacial surgeons, speech pathologists, pediatricians, pedodontists, orthdodontists, prosthodontists, otolaryngologists, clinical psychologists, geneticists, nutritionists and nurses.

To provide a platform for the sharing of experience and knowledge to benefit cleft and craniofacial children and individuals, the confederation conveys Cleft Congress every 4 years in different continents across the world. The first congress was held in 1969 in the USA, since then it has been held in different countries at every 4 years.

The organizing committee is pleased to announce that India has privilege of hosting the meeting in 2017 at Chennai, India this time. Dissemination of knowledge and experience in cleft and craniofacial care is the theme of congress: Think, Treat and Teach

     Think of simplifying treatment,
     Treat and reach to as many children who need help
     Teach what we learn in our life time, as there is no better giving than giving knowledge.

Keeping the motto of this theme in mind, it is essential that we bring as many deserving health care professionals as possible to attend the meeting irrespective of their financial affordability, especially from other developing countries. Every cleft professional dream attending this meeting, however, the financial commitment is high. To ensure that this dream translates into a reality, fund raising is essential to make this International Congress affordable for many across the globe. In this regard, we appeal to our “Friends of Cleft Congress” to donate generously. The names of friends who donate more than $500 will be displayed on the webpage of the Congress and also will be rolling at the Congress Venue as a token of gratitude. We ensure you that we will utilize the fund to support scholarship for deserving students and young professionals.

We are counting on our compassionate Friends of Congress for the valuable and unconditional support!

With warm regards,

Organising Committee
Cleft Congress 2017, Chennai
Confederation of Cleft Lip and Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies

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