CLOSING THE GAP IN CLEFT CARE
Transforming Faces provides free, local, and ongoing multi-disciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries.

The TF 2017 Partner Summit

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Following a productive few days at the International Cleft Congress in India, our partners participated in a special two-day TF Partner Summit.

- TF partners share ideas and expertise at the 2017 Partner Summit.
– TF partners share ideas and expertise at the 2017 Partner Summit.

We wanted to make the most of this unique opportunity to have representatives from each of our projects together in one place! Our Board Members led discussion sessions that centred around topics like:

  • innovative approaches to providing cleft care
  • program sustainability
  • struggles and successes in accessing rural and remote communities
  • lessons on working together as multidisciplinary teams

A Valuable Opportunity to Connect

"It's very good for me to come here and to learn from you and orthodontists from around the world, and learn how you think." - Nan from Thailand tells Rocio from Peru.

“It’s very good for me to come here and to learn from you and orthodontists from around the world, and learn how you think.” – Nan from Thailand tells Rocio from Peru.

 

The TF Partner Summit offered our partners the opportunity to connect with each other, share lessons and ideas, come up with solutions to common challenges and form lasting relationships. Our partners provided feedback that will help shape our collective vision and strengthen TF’s work moving forward, and we are so grateful for their invaluable insight and expertise.

TF Board Member, Dr. Ronald Zuker, summed up the experience beautifully:

“It is a great pleasure for us to bring together our partners from projects
all over this world, to share in our knowledge of cleft lip and palate,
to interact with one another, and to learn from each of our strengths and challenges.
Only in this way can we advance the care of our patients.”

 

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– Board Member Dr. Zuker shares a smile with Phanomwan from Thailand.

 

You can read more about the great work our partners are doing by checking out our blog!

 

 

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