Brian Sommerlad recently returned from his tenth visit to the cleft centre in Sulaimania in the Kurdish region of Iraq where he was able to attend the unveiling of the new operating microscope, donated by CLEFT.
One of our primary aims is to focus on multidisciplinary and comprehensive care for all children, young people and adults affected by cleft. Speech and Language Therapists play a vital role in the delivery of multidisciplinary care and enable patients to achieve their potential. One of CLEFT's trustees and recently retired speech therapist, Marie Pinkstone, shares why working with colleagues overseas has played such an important part in helping to build a stronger multidisciplinary team.
The CLEFT chairman, Brian, visited Sohag on 4th February, for the 12th time since 2010, to hold an operative workshop with the local team in Sohag University Hospital carrying on the links between CLEFT and the cleft lip and palate team in Sohag.
This March, CLEFT is pleased to be co-hosting the first Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland pre-conference webinars for clinicians, trainees and students involved in cleft care. Working in collaboration with the CFSGBI and CLAPA, registration can be made now.