Scientific Programme

The programme will be updated in due course and highlights over the four days include:

  • Plenary and state-of-the art lectures
  • Selected abstract presentations
  • Meet the master sessions
  • Industry specialists who will discuss new developments and organise workshops
  • Poster sessions and thematic host areas where one can meet colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss new ideas and future challenges within our research area of cleft palate craniofacial anomalies.
Time Grote Zaal Hertz Pandora Cloud Nine Club Nine
Session 8.30-10.30 Robin Sequence 22q11 Age 12-adult 22q11 Age 0-12 Years
Chairs Corstiaan Breugem and Kelly Evans Michiel Houben and Erik Boot Greet Hens and Emmy Verheij
08.30-08.50 Consensus statement : objective measures for analyses of Robin sequence Jacob Vorstman


Ellen van den Heuvel

Language development in 22q11

08.50-09.00 Christina Persson

Speech problems in 22q11.2

09.00-09.10 Joris Vermeesch

Genetics of 22q11.2

09.10-09.30 Emmy Verheij

Feeding, swallowing, webs

09.30-09.50 Heleen van der Zwaan

Grown Ups with Congenital Heartdisease in 22q11.2

Greet Hens

VPI surgery in 22q11.2


Laura de Graaff-Herder

Multidisciplinary care for adults with congenital anomalies

Jelle Homans

Orthopaedics and scoliosis in 22q11

 10.10-10.30  Discussion  Discussion  Discussion
10.30-11.00 Coffee break in the Grote Zaal Foyer and Exhibition Area
Session 11.00-12.30 Robin Sequence 22q11 Age 12-adult 22q11 Age 0-12 Years
Chairs Corstiaan Breugem and Kelly Evans Erik Boot and  Therese van Amelsvoort  Jacob Vortman and Greet Hens
11.00-11.20 Consensus statement: 0bjective measures for analyses of Robin sequence Joris van Montfrans


Hein Grotenhuis

Cardiac Anomalies

11.20-11.40 Idske Kremer Hovinga

Clotting disorders in 22q11

Ania Fiksinsky

Psychologic aspects of 22q11

11.40-12.00 Therese van Amelsvoort

Transition of care

Michiel Houben

Integrated care

12.00-12.20 Erik Boot 

Physician for people with intellectual disabilities

Emily Gallagher

Models of 22q team care in the United States of America

12.20-12.30 Discussion Discussion   Discussion
12.30-13.00 Lunch break in the Exhibition Area
13.00-13.50 Corstiaan Breugem

Opening Ceremony

Jos Malda

The future of 3D printing technology

13.55-14.25 ECPCA Concert: Cugnon Project
Session 14.30-15.30 Scandcleft Randomised Trial Update Airway Management for Patients with Craniofacial Anomalies
Chairs Aebele Mink van der Molen and Dirk Bittermann Lucienne Speleman and Joost Bitterman
14.30-14.40 Gunvor Semb

Planning and management

David Zopf

Development of a Self-Supported Nasopharyngeal Airway using 3D Printing

14.40-14.50 Jorma Rautio

Surgical results

14.50-15.00 Patricia Bannister

A descriptive study of postoperative nursing care following first stage cleft repair and the issues faced in providing care

Oksana Jackson

Perioperative adverse events in patients undergoing primary cleft palate repair: a prospective analysis

15.00-15.10 Christina Persson

Speech outcomes at age 10: Velopharyngeal function and consonant proficiency

Anthony De Buys Roessingh

Pierre robin sequence: patient care in 14 francophone centers

15.10-15.20 Elisabeth Willadsen

Speech outcomes at age 10 years: Velopharyngeal function and consonant proficiency, part 2

Jordan Swanson

Predicting perioperative respiratory events and successful extubation following mandibular distraction osteogenesis (mdo) for micrognathia: a retrospective cohort study

15.20-15.30 Arja Heliovaara

Dental arch relationships at 8y Goslon Yardstick



15.30-16.00 Coffee break in the Grote Zaal Foyer and Exhibition Area
Session 16.00-17.15 Scandcleft Randomised Trial Update KNO
Chairs Aebele Mink van der Molen and Hans Mark Joost Bittermann and Lucienne Speleman
16.00-16.10 Agneta Karsten

Occlusion in 8y olds according to the HB index

David Zopf

3D Printing in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgical Simulation

16.10-16.20 Annelise Küseler

Cephalometric study of 8y olds useless

Heather Mcclements

Developing algorithms of care in robin management

16.20-16.30 Kirsten Mølsted

Nasolabial appearance in 5y

Heather Mcclements

Developing algorithms of care in robin management

16.30-16.40 Sara Rizell

Dental anomalies in 8y olds (descriptive study)

Alison Kaye

Prediction of recurrent osa after neonatal mandibular distraction

16.40-16.50 Kristin Billaud Feragen

Scandcleft randomised trials: parents’ experience of support and reactions to their 5‐year‐old child’s cleft diagnosis

Gül Schmidt

Postnatal and perioperative management of upper airway obstruction with pre-epiglottic baton plate in children with pierre robin syndrome

16.50-17.00 William Shaw and Gunvor Semb

Scandcleft randomised trials: what next?

Natalie Loomans

Perceptual, acoustical and tomographical responses to experimentally induced hypernasality and nasal air emission by temporary velum paralysis: a pilot study

17.00-17.15  Discussion Discussion
Session 17.15-17.45 Dutch Golden Ages
Chairs Corstiaan Breugem

James C. Kennedy

Dutch Golden Ages

17.45-19.15 Welcome Reception in the Exhibition and Poster Area
Time Grote Zaal Hertz Pandora Cloud Nine Club Nine
 Session 08.00-08.25 Meet the Master Meet the Master Meet the Master Meet the Master Meet the Master
08.00-08.25 Robert Mann

Buccal flaps in palate repair

Maria Constanza Meazzini

Orthodontics cleft lip and palate

Neil Bulstrode

Microtia reconstruction

Roberto Flores

Simulation training resources for cleft and craniofacial surgery

Richard Hopper

Craniofacial distraction osteogenesis

Session 08.30-10.30  Future Perspectives Psychology 3D Imaging Bone grafting Part One Craniosynostosis Surgery Part One
 Chairs Hans Mark and Thomas Sitzman Amy Conrad and Nicola Stock Stefaan Bergé and Toine Rosenberg Bruno Grollemund and Jitske Nolte Richard Hopper and Irene Mathijssen
08.30-08.40 Ivo Broeders

Future perspectives of robot assisted surgery

Senem Zeytinoglu

Experiences of Turkish parents taking care of their children through NAM treatment: A qualitative analysis

Stefaan Bergé

Future perspectives of cleft care

Bruno Grollemund

Early alveolar bone grafting at 5-6 years

David Dunaway

Simple craniosynostosis

08.50-09.00 Nicola Stock

Putting the patient first: promoting quality of life in craniofacial care

Frank Bierenbroodspot

Alveolar bone grafting in cleft patients: timing and technique

Irene Mathijssen

Developments in treatment of sagittal suture synostosis


09.00-09.10 Jene Meulstee

3D imaging techniques

09.10-09.20 Tristan van Doormaal

Augmented surgery: Improving preparation and performance


Kenny Ardouin

Clapa whole of life survey for adults born with a cleft and living in the UK

Frank Bierenbroodspot


Sami Leinonen

The impact of surgically treated isolated craniosynostoses on dental age and morphology in panoramic radiographs

09.20-09.30 Jess Hare

Facilitating patient led care for adults seeking cleft related input in Scotland: what do they want and need?

Muge Aksu

Assessment of palatal fistulas after orthodontic expansion

Jordan Swanson

Intracranial pressure patterns in children with craniosynostosis utilizing optical coherence tomography

09.30-09.40 David Fisher

Technical refinements in primary cleft lip palate

Pascale Gavelle

Relational development in infants with cleft lip and palate and impact of the malformation on parents. Results of a prospective multicentric french study

Aurelie Majourau-Bouriez

3D technology benefits for orthodontic preparation to early secondary alveolar bone graft for clp patients

Cristina Incorvati

Orthodontic pre grafting of large alveolar bony and soft tissue gaps: orthodontic-surgical cooperation reduce the burden of care

Madiha Söfteland

In search of a single standardised system for reporting complications in craniofacial surgery: a comparison of three different classifications

09.40-09.50 Kate Le Marechal

Psychological screening for UK cleft orthognathic patients: pre and post surgery outcomes

Aggasit Manosudprasit

3D analysis of maxillary arches in cleft lip and palate patient after using nasoalveolar molding device

Martina Drevenšek

Sagittal and vertical skeletal relationships of complete uclp patients with early secondary gingivo – alveolo – plasty

Chaima Ahammout

Evaluating the utility of routine computed tomography scans after cranial vault reconstruction in children with craniosynostosis

09.50-10.00 Elisabeth Willadsen

Assessment of canonical babbling status in infants with cp: agreement between parents and speech therapists results of 485 infants in the rct, timing of primary surgery for cleft palate (tops)

Ietske Siemann

Operation is coming: how to act

Petra Polackova

Facial asymmetry changes in patients with oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum using 3D morphometry

Andrzej Brudnicki

Secondary alveolar bone grafting performed in different age groups: a comparative analysis of subsequent craniofacial development

Murat Kara

Is early repair really necessary: comparative evaluation of the effect of palate repair timing on speech results with objective parameters

10.00-10.10 Thomas Sitzman

Substantial reductions in secondary cleft surgery following centralisation of cleft services in the United Kingdom

Kristin Billaud Feragen

“Strange and beautiful” parents’ perceptions of their child’s visible difference and the impact of appearance-altering surgery

Orlando Pelliccioni Monrroy

New proposal for three-dimensional measurement of results in pre-surgical functional maxillary orthopedic treatment for cleft lip and palate patients

Pierre Kerribin

A review of 30 years of alveolar bone grafting in the mixed dentition using a standardized protocol in western australia.

Fabio Mazzoleni

Photometric study of cranio-facial symmetry in hemicoronal
single suture synostosis treated with surgical fronto-orbital

10.10-10.20 Rebecca Nicholas

Educational impact and development of a novel cleft palate surgical simulatorresults of initial testing demonstrate acceptability and improvement in surgical trainees’ knowledge and confidence

Marie Karoline Møller Ditlefsen

Using telehealth to empower parents of pre-schoolers with clp: providing high quality information addressing school- and psychosocial aspects in life.

Siti Adibah Othman

Maxillofacial anthropometric measurement on cleft patients: validity and reproducibility of the three dimensional imaging system

Margarita Rousi

Evaluation of dental arch relationships in 5-year-old children with unilateral cleft lip and palate after neonatal cleft lip repair

Fabio Mazzoleni

Cephalometric and ct evaluation of syndromic craniosynostosis after le fort iii halo distraction: a long term follow up

10.20-10.30 Roberto Flores

Simulation-based skills and knowledge acquisition by plastic surgery residents: a prospective randomized blinded trial

Anita Myhre

“Exposed and vulnerable” parent reports of their child`s experience of multidisciplinary craniofacial consultations

Caroline Dissaux

Compaction force appliance on alveolar cleft bone graft

10.30-11.00 Coffee break in the Grote Zaal Foyer and Exhibition Area
Session 11.00-12.00 Practical applications of the buccal flap philosophy Early active presurgical orthopedics and gingivoperiosteoplasty
protocols opposed to a protocol giving the priority to the nose
the current dilemma over cleft treatment
My life with Treacher Collins syndrome and its connection
to my research in craniofacial morphology
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children and neurocognition
which has relevance for cleft patients and craniosynostosis
 Chairs Chantal Moues Peter DonGriot Hans Mark Kelly Evans
11.00-11.10 Robert Mann

Practical applications of the buccal flap philosophy

Jean-Claude Talmant

Early active presurgical orthopedics and gingivoperiosteoplasty
protocols opposed to a protocol giving the priority to the nose
the current dilemma over cleft treatment

Francis Smith

My life with Treacher Collins syndrome and its connection
to my research in craniofacial morphology

Christian Poets

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children and neurocognition
which has relevance for cleft patients and craniosynostosis

12.00-13.00 Lunch break in the exhibition and poster area
Session 13.00-15.00 Cleft Bone Grafting – Part Two Lip/Nose Craniosynostosis Surgery Part Two Psychology
 Chairs Mark Swann and Philip Chen Roberto Flores and Nard Janssen Jean Claude Talmant David Dunaway and Lars Kolby Ietske Siemann and Martin Persson
13.00-13.10 Mark Swann

Robotic pharyngeal surgery

Roberto Flores

Critical size defects bone tissue engineering

Jean Claude Talmant

Secondary cleft lip nose surgery. The normal structures are
present. The secret is to respect them


Lars Kolby

Spring assisted surgery for craniosynostosis – 20 years experience

Martin Persson

Long term outcomes in cleft care – a European approach

13.20-13.30 Phillip Kuo-Ting Chen

Furlow palatoplasty

Nard Janssen

Bone substitutes

Dirk Jan Menger

Secondary correction cleft nose

Richard Hopper

LF2ZR segmental midface surgeries for Aperts Syndrome and other complex conditions

Amy Conrad

Neurodevelopment in children with isolated oral cleft: findings
from structural and functional imaging studies

13.40-13.50 Robert Mann

The double opposing z plasty+/- buccal flap repair of cleft palate: a 29 year review of the complications, and presenting a new fistula grading scale

Jitske Nolte

Molecular basis of unilateral condylar hyperplasia

Piet Haers

Using facial averageness to measure the impact of secondary
surgeries in cleft lip & palate

David Dunaway

Frontal advancement

Amanda Julie Neville

Eurolinkcat – establishing a linked European cohort of children with congenital anomalies- cleft lip: the parent’s voice

14.50-14.00 Rui Pereira

Outcomes of two versus one stage for unilateral cleft lip and palate repair

Atheer Ujam

3D bioprinting cartilage for craniofacial reconstruction

Robin Tan

Development of the submental nasal appearance scale for the
assessment of repaired unilateral complete cleft lip: a pilot study

 Kevin Hopkins

A comparison of the clinical application of autologous fat vs. allograft adipose matrix grafting (aam) for craniofacial and cleft soft tissue reconstruction in the pediatric patient

Angela Alessandra Rezzonico

Cleft lip and palate and learning disabilities: a comparison
between teens and young adults with and without cleft about automating the reading process

14.00-14.10 Duncan Atherton

A cadaveric anatomical study of the buccal fat pad flap and implications for cleft surgery

Marcia R Perez-Dosal

Development of an osteogenic construct derived from stem
cells for treatment of primary cleft palate

Björn Schönmeyr

Validation of the unilateral cleft lip severity index for surgeons
and laypersons

Bram Smarius

The use of throat packs in pediatric cleft lip/palate surgery

Jan Ottesen

Playing, sharing and learning: a two days group intervention as a
valuable treatment approach for children born with CLP?

14.10-14.20 Barbara Offert

Is it possible to predict if the primary palatoplasty can be the only surgical procedure for the good speech outcome in the treatment of submucous cleft palate?

Erich Fabbri

Alveolar bone graft: evaluation of the surgical outcomes using
cone-beam computed tomography

Mirte Langeveld

Etiology of the cleft lip lower lip deformity: use of an objective
analysis to measure severity

Susanne Kluba

Relevance of positional cranial deformity and therapeutic need evaluated by laymen

Marizela Kljajic

Strengths and difficulties in children with cleft, lip and palate

14.20-14.30 Kostadin Gigov

Comparative evaluation between two palatoplasty techniques in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate

Mario Zama

Tibial periosteal graft for cleft lip and palate repair. 25-year follow-up and controversies

Caroline Dissaux

Aesthetic and psychosocial impacts of primary rhinoplasty in the dento-facial appearance of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate

Akhter Husain

Evaluation of smile esthetics in treated cleft lip and palate patients – a photographic study

Marizela Kljajic

Attention-related functioning of children with non-syndromic

14.30-14.40 Bram Smarius

Effect of hyperextension of the neck on cerebral blood oxygenation in patients who underwent cleft palate reconstructive surgery: prospective cohort study using near-infrared spectroscopy

Thomas Vandeputte

Comparison between alveolar bone graft with only cancellous
bone, and alveolar bone graft with cancellous bone combined
with nasal cavity floor’s reconstruction using a cortical block

Michael Schwaiger

Common techniques of lip enhancement in secondary cleft
surgery and their influence on the labial appearance

Erich Fabbri

Lull-pgm system for autologous adipose tissue transplantation: comparative study and clinical applications in cleft patients

Danivia Lopez Garcia

The relationship of self-concept, parenting practices and mental
health with academic achievement in children with cleft lip and/or palate

14.40-14.50 Michael Krimmel

May radical intravelar veloplasty lead to denervation of the levator muscle?

Roberta Carvalho

Ten years follow-up of our first alveolar bone graft in cleft lip
and palate with bone morphogenetic protein (rhbmp-2)

Jiri Borsky

The healing with minimally visible scar – our thirteen years of
experience with neonates cleft- lip-surgery

Theodosia Bartzela

Development of a method for rating nasolabial appearance in children with bilateral cleft lip and palate

Mia Stiernman

Parental and health care professional views on psychosocial and
educational outcomes in patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate

14.50-15.00 Hallvard Vindenes

Micro-structured β-tcp for alveolar cleft reconstruction: a two-center study

Marie-Eve Gatibelza

Preliminary results of a bone substitute graft (Glassbone®) in

Caroleen Shipster

Benefits of tongue reduction surgery (trs) for macroglossia in Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS)

Sonja Lux

Nasolabial appearance in 5-year-old patients with r epaired complete unilateral cleft lip and palate – comparison of two
different techniques of lip repair

Justin Weinfeld

Prevalence of reading difficuties in 9-10 year old children with cleft palate in Sweden

15.00-15.30 Coffee break in the Grote Zaal Foyer and Exhibition Area
Session 15.30-17.00 Esthetical Outcome (Standards) Cleft Surgery in Developing Countries The Nose Continued Pediatric Dentistry Prenatal Genetics, Counseling
 Chairs David Fisher and Chantal van der Horst Corstiaan Breugem and Usama Hamdan Dirk Jan Menger and Silvio Podda Dirk Bittermann and Cor van Loveren Eva Pajkrt and Henriette Swanenburg de Veye
15.30-15.40 Bruce Richard

UK standards

Ong’uti Meshach

Cleft surgery in Africa: what is needed in the future

Phillip Kuo-Ting Chen

Primary cleft nose

Cor van Loveren


Eva Pajkrt

Prenatal counselling for cleft and craniofacial anomalies

15.45-15.50 Peter Don Griot

The cleft aesthetic rating scale

15.50-16.00 Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya

Comprehensive Management of Cleft Deformities in India.What is needed in the future?

Luiz Pimenta

Nasal resistance in cleft lip and palate patients: a computational
fluid dynamics study

Dirk Bittermann

Minimal invasive therapy

Klaske Lichtenbelt

Cleft and prenatal genetic diagnosis

16.00-16.10 Thomas Sitzman

US experience

Michael Schwaiger

Clinical experience with Medpor implants for mid-facial contouring in cleft patients

16.10-16.15 Usama Hamdan

Sustainable cleft care through education: simulation based
comprehensive workshops

Jin Geun Kwon

Correction of caudal septum in secondary deformity of unilateral
cleft lip and nose at preschool age population

Marijn Creton

Prosthetic solutions in Cleft patients

Elena Martínez-Sanz

Environmental factors causing cleft lip and palate in Spain. A
preliminary retrospective study

16.15-16.20 Nirvana Kornmann

Introduction to the Delphi method and principles

16.20-16.30 Silvio Podda

Long term follow-up in refinements of secondary cleft lip and
nose reconstructions treated with simultaneous use of cartilage,
dermal, fat and bone grafts

Kristien Hens

The ethics of pregnancy termination in non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate:an investigation of extent and feasibility of the concept of reproductive autonomy

16.30-16.40 David Mosmuller


Marco Swanson

Predictors of complication following cleft lip and palate surgery in a low-resource setting: a prospective outcomes study in Nicaragua

Edwar Alvarez

Nasal flap extended. A new technique

Elcin Esenlik

Cone beam computed tomography analysis of dentoalveolar morhology in patients with uni- and bilateral cleft lip and palate

Serena Martin

Antenatal diagnosis of cleft lip in Northern Ireland

16.40-16.50 Anna Karin Larsson

Narrative ability and verbal working memory in internationally
adopted children with UCLP

Siegmar Reinert

Functional and aesthetic outcome in cleft nose repair

Rakesh Heer

Recognition and management of dental caries in cleft children undergoing alveolar bone graft – the impact of a consultant paediatric dentist appointment

Ilkem Kara

Public awareness of cleft lip and palate in Turkey

16.50-17.00 Thom Hendriks

The impact of short-term reconstructive surgical missions: a systematic review

Paolo Morselli

Unilateral cleft lip and palate septum deformity correction: morfological and functional advantages

Julie Van Dyck

Dental development in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate: a retrospective study

17.00-17.10 Poster session in the Pandora Foyer
Time Grote Zaal Hertz Pandora Cloud Nine Club Nine Pit & 801
Session 08.00-08.25 Meet the Master Meet the Master Meet the Master Meet the Master Meet the Master
08.00-08.25 David Fisher

Primary cleft lip repair

Koen Joosten

Feeding and fasting: do we have a problem

Phillip Kuo-Ting Chen

Primary cleft lip/nose surgery

Siegmar Reinert

Tübingen experience with pre-epiglottic baton plate

Irene Mathijssen

Rare craniofacial clefts

Session 8.30-10.30 VPI Surgery Genetics Part One Value based healthcare and Measuring QoL Orthodontics Orthognatic Surgery
 Chairs Joost Bittermann and Anne Saarikko Marie José van den Boogaard and Peter Mossey Dirk Bittermann and Scott Deacon Maria Costanza Meazzini and Ad de Ruiter Toine Rosenberg and Kurt Vinzenz
08.30-08.50 Robert Mann

Speech enhancing surgery

Hans van Bokhoven

Facing genetics of orofacial clefting: an overview

Maarten Koudstaal

Patient reported outcome measurements, what is their potential

Maria Costanza Meazzini

Orthodontics in bilateral clefts

Toine Rosenberg

Refinements in orthognathic surgery

08.50-09.00 Åsa Jonasson

Cleft type and the correlation to speech outcome and secondary speech improving surgery in a longitudinal perspective

Miikka Vikkula

DNA diagnostics in clefting: clinical practise

Scott Deacon

What and when to measure in cleft care: my experiences
in the UK

Fernando Lobo

Bone-anchored maxillary protraction in cleft patients. Preliminary results

Kurt Vinzenz

”Like with Like” reconstruction by complex prefabricated flaps combined with orthognathic corrections

09.00-09.10 Wancong Zhang

A study on dynamic changes of velopharyngeal function after
posterior pharyngeal flap surgery—a prospective study based on long-term follow-up with nasopharyngoscopy

Sergio Marrocco

Pain perception in children affected by cranio facial anomalies: comparison between orthodontic treatments with traditional brackets versus invisalign

09.10-09.20 Nefer Fallico

The role of preoperative cervical vascular imaging in patients with non-cleft related vpd and velocardiofacial syndrome

Elisabeth Mangold

Potential risk variants in clefting (GWAS)

Laura Kind

Evaluation of oral health outcomes in the various cleft types at different ages with the ICHOM cleft set

Adriana Agell

Comparison of oxygen saturation during maxillary impression
taking in consultation for preoperative presurgical functional
maxillary orthopedic treatment in babies with cleft lip and palate

Michael Lypka

Early experience with a new internal Le Fort I distractor in patients with cleft lip and palate – the trans-nasal device

09.20-09.30 Anne Saarikko

Furlow re-palatoplasty for patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP), a 16-year case serie

Inge Apon

Patient-reported outcome measures included in the ICHOM cleft
standard set: examining their psychometric performance

Sara Rizell

Canine eruption in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate:
cleft side versus non-cleft side

Luca Autelitano

Comprehensive long term evaluation of a sample of unilateral cleft lip and palate treated in Smile House of Milan

09.30-09.40 Åse Sivertsen

Children without clefts referred for hypernasality. Experience
from a Norwegian cleft team

Gijs van Haaften

Zebrafish tool kit in cleft research

Conrad Harrison

Computerised adaptive testing accurately predicts CLEFT-Q
scores by selecting fewer, more patient-focused questions

Tereza Petrová

Dentoalveolar arch dimensions and palate length in boys with
unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP)

Roni Lahtinen

Le Fort I osteotomy in cleft patients: maxillary advancement and velopharyngeal function

09.40-09.50 Alexander De La Mar

Comparison of speech outcome after pharyngoplasty in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: cranial based pharyngeal flap
versus the modified Honig procedure

Mia Stiernman

Scores of the cleft hearing, appearance and speech
questionnaire (chasq) in Swedish participants with and
without cleft

Christine Staudt

Final post-treatment occlusion in patients with unilateral cleft lip
and palate

Davide Impieri

Impact of orthognathic surgery on velopharyngeal function by evaluating speech and cephalometric radiographs

09.50-10.00 Veera Ahti

Speech of patients with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate –
comparison of three different surgical protocols for primary repair

Peter Mossey

Subphenotyping and classification of orofacial clefts: a revised

Hallvard Vindenes

Patient reported outcomes in the adult cleft lip and
palate patient

Wanda Urbanova

Dental arch relationships in preadolescent unilateral cleft lip and
palate patients

Marwa Elkassaby

Outcome assessment of computer guided mandibular distraction osteogenesis: a clinical study

10.00-10.10 Mamdouh Aboulhassan

Palatal lengthening using buccinator myomucosal flaps with furlow z-plasty technique for primary cleft palate repair

Conrad Harrison

Further psychometric validation of the CLEFT-Q: ability to detect
differences in outcome for four cleft-specific surgery

Diana Carolin Bohórquez Benit

Pre-surgical functional maxillary orthopedics Panacci’s modification: our experience

Anne Lehn

Early evaluation of maxillary growth in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate: comparing Malek modified and Talmant surgical protocols

10.10-10.20 Alison Birch

Speech outcomes following orticochea pharyngoplasty in patients with history of cleft palate and non-cleft
velopharyngeal dysfunction

Jaaved Mohammed

Enhancer divergence and evolution in the human and chimp neural crest

Magnus Becker

The Swedish quality registry for patients born with cleft
lip and palate- how to achieve valid and reliable data in
a CLP registry?

Gül Schmidt

Presurgical orthodontic alignment of cleft segments in bilateral clefts

Koichi Ueda

Versatile 3D computer-assisted two-layer and three-layer models of the face

10.20-10.30 Garance Diallo-Hornez,

Could pharyngeal fat injection with palatal lengthening be a
first-line treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency?

Juliane Hellmann

Quantitative analysis of pr esurgical orthopedic procedures
for patients with orofacial clefts in europe and North America: a follow up to the Eurocleft project

Prasad Nalabothu

Periosteal distraction by magnets for cleft palate defects – a finite element study

10.30-11.00 Coffee break in the Grote Zaal Foyer and Exhibition Area
Session 11.00-12.00 Speech Treatment European Reference Networks CFM /Treacher Collins NAM Nursing
 Chairs Debbie Sell and Arianne van der Kooi Aebele Mink van der Molen and Peter Mossey Marvick Muradin and Roberto Flores Milien Phan and Edwin Ongkosuwito Mariska van Veen
11.00-11.10 Catherine Crowley

International initiatives to increase opportunities for speech therapy post-cleft palate repair: Outcomes and continuing

Irene Mathijssen

ERN and research in Europe

Roberto Flores

Cephalometric predictors of clinical severity in Treacher Collins Syndrome

Phillip Kuo-Ting Chen

The influence NAM has for the surgeon

Jeanette Mooney

Can the use of implementation intentions improve oral health in children with a cleft?

11.10-11.20 Peter Mossey

ERN and cleft

Ariana Cruz Sandoval

Clinical practice guidelines in cleft lip and palate: the first year of life

11.20-11.30 Catherine Crowley

International initiatives to increase opportunities for speech therapy post-cleft palate repair: Outcomes and continuing

Gareth Davies

The European cleft gateway – a directory of cleft resources in Europe

Richard Hopper

Counterclockwise Craniofacial Distraction Osteogenesis (C3DO)
for the Treacher Collins airway

Edwin Ongkosuwito

NAM and evidence

Johannes Kuttenberger

Drinking and tongue function in children with cleft palate – first ultrasonographic findings

11.30-11.40 Nikolaos Daratsianos

Quantitative analysis of treatment protocols for patients with orofacial clefts in Europe and North America: a follow up to the
Eurocleft project

Camille Guillaume

A prospective, longitudinal control study of the prevalence of feeding difficulties, birth weight and growth in babies with cleft
lip and/or palate

11.40-11.50 Triona Sweeney

An evaluation of a parent led, therapist supervised, articulation therapy programme for children with cleft palate speech disorders

Barbara Delage

Nutrition-related epidemiology of children ≤5 years treated
for orofacial clefts in low- and middle-income countries: an
audit of smile train global database

Ivy Trindade-Suedam

Craniofacial growth pattern and malocclusion influence upper
airway dimensions in Treacher Collins Syndrome

Beatrice Campo

Controlled photometric evaluation of the nasal morfology in unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate patients after nasoalveolar molding

Gokhan Sert

Determining the difficulties in nutrition of babies with cleft lip
and palate and development of solution proposals

11.50-12.00 Misato Katayama

Application to telemedicine by using 3-layer facial models, a
mixed reality device “hololens” and skype

Valeria Battista

Costochondral graft in growing patients with hemifacial
microsomia: long term results compared with non-treated patients

Ramzi Haddad

Restructured nasoalveolar molding appliances for cleft lip/palate patients

Christelle Jung

International collaboration between nurses through an educational module improves quality of cleft care

12.00-13.00 Lunch break in the Exhibition Area
Session 13.00-15.00 Speech Analysis Microtia/Cleft Palate Genetics Part Two Orthodontics Hearing in Cleft and Craniofacial AOCMF Workshop – Sponsored by J&J
 Chairs Elisabeth Willandsen Mosche Kon and Robert Mann Marie José van den Boogaard and Alexandra Topa Piotr Fudalej and Arja Heliovaara Robert Stokroos and Joost Bitterman Eppo Wolvius and Maarten Koudstaal
13.00-13.10 Debbie Sell

Towards unification on measuring speech outcomes

Chris Gordon

The endothelin signaling pathway in ear malformations

Karlijne Indencleef

Six nscl/p loci show associations with normal-range craniofacial variation

Piotr Fudalej

Alveolar cleft: closing the gap with bone or usage
of implants?

Robert Stokroos

Bone anchored hearing aids in aural atresia: improving
outcomes in periabutment skin inflammation

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13.10-13.20 Alison Kaye

The diagnostic odyssey for medically complex children with cleft lip and palate

13.20-13.30  Kathy Chapman

A multicenter comparison of speech outcomes: the Americleft speech project

Claire Van Hövell Tot Westerflier

Secondary salvage of the unsatisfactory microtia

Alexandra Topa

The outcome of targeted next generation sequencing in a
cohort of 144 patients with craniosynostosis

Paul Saele

Dental and orthodontic treatment outcome of CLP patients

Annalore Willaert

Vestibular dysfunction is a manifestation of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

13.30-13.40 Micheline Vasconcelos

Speech outcomes in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate submitted to two different palatoplasty protocols

Claire Van Hövell Tot Westerflier

Bilateral microtia; analysis of 495 patients

Sarah Lewis

How genetic data can help us to understand the causes and
consequences of being born with an orofacial cleft

Carolina Téllez Conti

Analysis of craniofacial growth in Colombian individuals with
and without cleft lip and palate

13.40-13.50 Leda Koutsoulieri

The South Thames outcomes for cleft – speech and language therapy (stoc-slt)

Claire van Hövel Tot Westerflier

Cost analysis of microtia treatment in The Netherlands

Patrik Boivie

Associated malformations in children with isolated
cleft palate


Ege Dogan

Pharyngeal airway changes following maxillary protraction after using alternate maxillary expansion and contraction protocol in cleft patients

Katrin Neumann

A new solution to treat conductive hearing loss in infants – the adhesive bone conduction hearing system adhear

13.50-14.00 Kathy Chapman

Profiling speech/language outcomes of children with cleft palate at 39 months of age

Corstiaan Breugem

Abnormal soft palate movements in patients with microtia

Shruti Tophkhane

Is there a role for akt in palatogenesis

Paul Saele

“Only” cleft of the lip. An evaluation of 32 consecutive patients born with an isolated cleft of the lip and no visible defect of the dental jaw at birth

Kristina Klintö

Reliability of speech variables and speech related quality indicators in the Swedish cleft lip and palate registry

14.00-14.10 Stefanie Hakkesteegt

Changes in speech after synchronous hard palate closure and alveolar bone grafting in children with unilateral cleft lip, alveolus and palate: a retrospective cohort study

Elize Lockhorst

Tracking health care services for children with craniofacial
microsomia: a comparison of caregiver report and medical chart abstraction

Fernanda Jehee

Unique phenotype in a Brazilian girl with syndromic Robin sequence and a 5.6 mb deletion in xp11.4p11.3

Sagit Nissan

Presurgical nasal molding using oxygen canula in infants with
cleft lip and palate

Emily Gallagher

Hearing loss in children with orofacial clefts before age 3 years

14.10-14.20 Christina Persson

A descriptive study of syllable inventory in 12-months-olds with isolated cleft palate. Results from 485 infants in an
international rct, timing of primary surgery for cleft palate (tops)

Robert Mann

A new way to repair the complete cleft lip: the natural sequence cleft lip repair

Neil Warshawsky

The art of custom orthodontic surgical corrections; how to achieve the best results for your patients

Sharon Baker

Is there a relationship between conductive hearing loss
and cleft speech characteristics in children with cleft palate?

14.20-14.30 Line Dahl Jørgensen

Development of obstruent correctness from 3 to 5 years in Danish children with unilateral cleft lip and palate

Martin Rachwalski

A preliminary outcome assessment for bilateral cleft lip and palate: Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding (PNAM) versus surgery alone

Indu Thammaiah

Marking of phoneme boundary in cleft palate speech

14.30-14.40 Marco Brega

Phonoarticulatory analysis of subjects with velopharyngeal insufficiency treated with different surgical techniques: long term speech outcomes

Ingrid M. Ganske

Cleft lip and palate in ectodermal dysplasia

Marianne Soots

Growth of the maxillary dental arch in children with cleft lip and palate

Emilie Hagberg

Canonical babbling and early consonant production in Swedish
infants born with unilateral cleft lip and palate treated with
early soft palate closure in a two-stage palate repair procedure

14.40-14.50 Nour El-Bashiti

Quantifying the degree of perceived hypernasality in vowels

Julija Radojicic

The application of stimulators in the tr eatment of syndromic cleft lip and palate

Edwar Alvarez

Speech disorders in cleft patients. A new clasification

14.50-15.00 Kristina Klintö

Speech in 5-year-olds born with unilateral cleft lip and palate –
a prospective Swedish intercentre study

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break in the Grote Zaal and Exhibition Area
Poster Session in the Pandora Foyer
Time Grote Zaal Hertz Pandora Cloud Nine Club Nine
Session 8.30-10.30 Robin Sequence Cleft Long-term Outcome (Growth) Craniofacial- Cleft surgery  Aesthetic Outcome Miscellaneous and Speech
 Chairs Ivy Kiemle and Simon van Eeden Peter Schachner and Halvard Vindeness Leon van Adrichem and Gosla Reddy Bruce Richard and Peter Don Griot Debbie Sell and Martin Romero
08.30-08.40 Kelly Evans

The breadth of feeding problems and feeding experiences in infants with Robin sequence

Peter Schachner

Unilateral cleft lip/palate: long term outcome

Gosla Reddy

Managements of craniofacial clefts

Federica Maggiulli

Comparing Ralph Millard and Ron Pigott’s aesthetic outcomes with non cleft children using symnose

Elisabeth Willandsen

Predictors of articulation outcomes in young children with cleft palate

08.40-08.50 Angela Volk

A global evaluation of surgical techniques and results of unilateral cleft lip repairs

 Debbie Sell

Parent experiences of the ‘parent led, therapist supervised, articulation therapy (plat) programme’ for cleft articulation
therapy intervention

08.50-09.00 Simon van Eeden

Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) in a centralised network in the UK:
Report on the incidence and outcome in these patients

Midia Najar Chalien

Long-term, longitudinal follow up of individuals with UCLP after Gothenburg two stage palate closure. A comparison betweenhard palate closure at 3 respectively 8 years of age – dental arch relation

Leon van Adrichem

Establishing craniosynostosis by mathematical analysis

Hallvard Vindenes

I smile, but without showing my teeth – the experience of cleft lip and palate in adults

Mohammed Farid

Surgical and speech outcomes in children with cleft lip and/or palate with Van der Woude syndrome: a comparative study

09.00-09.10 Michael Krimmel

Neurologic development of children with Pierre Robin sequence
treated with the preepiglottic baton plate

Hans Mark

Long-term, longitudinal follow up of individuals with UCLP after Gothenburg two stage palate closure: surgical and speech outcome of closure of soft palate at six months and hard palate at three years

Artur Matthews-Brzozowski

Three dimensional virtual planning of premaxilla osteotomy in bilateral cleft

 Yordanka Markova

Assessment and comparison of the speech in patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate operated by two palatoplasty techniques

09.10-09.20 Bob Logjes

Surgical and long-term speech outcomes of cleft palate repair in patients with Robin sequence versus isolated cleft palate

Julia Leal

Maxillofacial growth in patients with cleft lip and palate submitted to a late surgery: case-control study

Jene Meulstee

The normal evolution of the cranium in 3D

Robin Tan

Exceptional appearance outcomes of the nose and lip after unilateral cleft lip and palate repair: judgment by professionals
patients and laypeople

 Patrik Boivie

Speech outcome in young adults born with bilateral cleft lip and palate – a descriptive and comparative study

09.20-09.30 Jane Maraka

National review of early management and speech outcomes in
children with Robin sequence (UK)

Rui Pereira

Unilateral cleft lip and palate severity: there’s any association related to outcomes?

Chiara Tortora

BWS protocol base on cephalometric and photometric findings

Björn Schönmeyr

Influence of severity on aesthetic outcomes of primary unilateral cleft lip repair: a review of 1,823 patients

 Caroline Brandão De Almeida

Low-level laser therapy in recovering the orofacial sensitivity after orthognathic surgery on the individuals with repaired cleft lip and palate: a pilot study

09.30-09.40 Hannah Cook

Long-term outcomes of cleft palate repair in Pierre Robin
sequence: a case control study (

Haydn Bellardie

The orthodontic outcomes of 42 consecutive patients with a repaired bilateral cleft lip and palate treated by one operator

Paula Tang

269 primary palatoplasty operations in a single center in Hong Kong: what have we learnt?

Richard Thomson

Validating a asher mc-dade score to assess facial aesthetic outcomes in twenty two consecutive complete bilateral cleft lip

 Youri Anastassov

Practical use of the electronic medical record for facial anomalies in bulgaria (EMRFA) for patients and specialists: a 5 years’ experience

09.40-09.50 Alexander Wilson

Temporomandibular joint space and condyle morphology in Robin sequence before and after mandibular distraction osteogenesis

Inta Zepa

Evidence for midfacial-growth for patients with completeunilateral non-syndromic cleft lip and palate treated by onestage and two-stage palatal repair

David Leshem

Structural fat grafting in craniosynostosis patients

Chris Hinton

Comparing ccuk aesthetic outcomes with non cleft children using symnose

Olivia Langa

The effects of perioperative pain management strategies on
recovery after primary palatoplasty: a multi-surgeon retrospective study

09.50-10.00 Fabian Blanc

Highlighting feeding disorders as a predictor factor of a functional approach in Robin sequence: a thirty-year single center experience

Haydn Bellardie

The orthodontic outcomes of 84 consecutive patients with a repaired unilateral cleft lip and palate treated by one operator

Anthony De Buys Roessingh

Palatal cleft: results after 18 years, one surgeon, one pimary technique

Bruce Richard

Cleft lip segmentation based on fusion of colour and contour detection

Piera Emanuela Todaro

Analysis of phonatory and articulatory results in two different surgical approaches for unilateral cleft lip and palate

10.00-10.10 Alison Kaye

Improvements in oral feeding after mandibular distraction for
Pierre Robin sequence

Gregory Antonarakis

Sella turcica in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate: a cephalometric morphometric study

Jacques Saboye

How to improve our results in the primary labial repair of unilateral cleft

Ingrid Ganske

Three-dimensional assessment of philtral ridges in repaired unilateral cleft lip

Christelle Jung

Family-centered care, how to apply the model to cleft nursing?

10.10-10.20 Joline Mermans

Speech outcomes of tongue lip adhesion in patients with Robin
sequence: a matched case-control study

Roberto Flores

The effects of nasoalveolar molding on nasal proportions at the time of nasal maturity

Serena Martin

The cleft nurse specialist: a key building block in the cleft team

10.20-10.30 Bob Logjes

Assessment of health-related quality of life in Robin sequence: a comparison of mandibular distraction osteogenesis and
tongue-lip adhesion

Gaurav Deshpande

Comparative evaluation of aesthetic outcomes in unilateral cleft lip repair between Mohler’s and Fisher’s repair techniques –
a prospective, randomised observer blind study

Hanna-Leena Kukkola

Pierre Robin sequence patients’ osas – the role of positioning treatment

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break in the Grote Zaal and Exhibition Area
Session 11.00-12.00 ECPCA 2023
11.00-12.00 ECPCA 2023
12.30-14.30 Lunch boat (ticket only)