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Cleft-VPD Interactive Conference

Conference Description

Joint Meeting of the Cleft/VPD Interactive Conference &
International Symposium on
Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
November 1-2, 2024

This conference is an in-person 2-day conference that utilizes an interactive platform of panel discussions, Q&A’s, breakout sessions, simulations, and scientific presentations to discuss management of children with cleft lip and palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction.  The conference will engage the perspective of multiple disciplines that care for this complex population. Sessions will allow for opportunities to discuss the most up-to date educational information, as well as offer a forum to debate challenging treatment scenarios.  The course will be sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Overall Learning Objectives

The conference focuses on the needs of medical providers of the multidisciplinary team that cares for children born with cleft lip and palate as well as velopharyngeal dysfunction. After participating in this CME and CEU activity, learners should be able to:

- Utilize the interdisciplinary expertise offered in team environments to optimize cleft care.

- Critically evaluate the findings in patients with velopharyngeal dysfunction and formulate treatment plans

- Comprehend the increased complexity when evaluating velopharyngeal dysfunction in children who have a 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

- Understand the rationale for the different surgical techniques used to repair cleft lip and palate

- Evaluate the speech sound disorders caused by cleft palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction

Conference Faculty

The conference faculty can be found on the Conference Brochure Coming soon!

Conference Brochure

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Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online. Information will be emailed to you the week of the conference so that you may download/print a copy.

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Nursing Credit: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

ASHA CE Credit will be available for the conference.

PLEASE NOTE: For non-pharmacy attendees, you now receive your CME and CEU credits online. After the conference, you will be emailed instructions and a link to claim your credit online and print your credit certificate. On the registration form, please provide the email address that you actively use to ensure that you receive these important emails.


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (843) 876-1925, or attach a note to your registration.


Early Bird Regular
on or by 8/31/2024 after 8/31/2024

Practicing Physicians $500 $525  
SLP's $250 $275 
Trainees $100 $125  

Early registration fees apply if registration is received on or before August 31, 2024.

The fee for in-person attendance includes tuition, breaks, online syllabus and certificates of attendance.

Please make your check payable to 
Medical University of South Carolina and mail with the registration form included in this brochure to:
Monica Conetta,
MUSC Office of CME,
96 Jonathan Lucas Street,
HE 601, MSC 754,
Charleston, SC 29425 


A refund will be made upon written request prior to October 1, 2024; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after October 1, 2024. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.

Registration Methods

(Please use ONE of these methods to register. Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

Registration form (PDF)

Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:
Monica Conetta
MUSC Office of CME
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
HE 601 MSC 754
Charleston, SC, 29425

Telephone: (843) 876-1925 – Registration by credit card only

Fax: (843) 876-1931 – Registration by credit card only


Online:  Online Registration Portal

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place
Charleston Historic District
560 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 414-0722

Nestled in the Upper King Historic District, Hyatt Place Charleston / Historic District offers spacious rooms, well-equipped meeting spaces, and access to some of the best attractions in downtown Charleston. Explore the Restaurant District, South Carolina Aquarium, and Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry nearby or take in city views from the rooftop bar of our Pour Taproom with over 40 craft beers on tap. The best of Charleston is within easy reach when you stay at the Hyatt Place Charleston / Historic District.. The hotel offers valet parking, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, onsite restaurant and concierge. Special group rates start at $309.00 plus tax, per night. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved and are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. The room block will be held until October 1, 2024;  however the room block may be filled prior to this date. In such a case, neither the group rate nor guest room availability can be guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 843-414-0722 or Toll Free at 877-803-7534 and identifying yourself as being a participant in this meeting, or by following the online directions below. Link for online reservations:

Online Booking Link: National Cleft Conference

Parking: Valet parking at the hotel is available at $42.00 plus tax, per day and can be added to your guest folio. In addition, self-parking is available at $20.00 per day. Rates are subject to change with notice.