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FIRST-EVER CLEFT BABY GUIDELINES UNDERWAY

Plovdiv, Bulgaria – 4 September, 2013 – Up to 40% of parents of babies born with cleft lip/ palate in Bulgaria are told to place their child in institutions, through lack of understanding of the straightforward care (such as simple feeding techniques) required during the first months of life. Today, however, marks a triumphant milestone for these children and their families; representatives from several countries including Bulgaria are meeting in Vienna, Austria to produce the first-ever set of EU-wide guidelines for the early care of babies born with the condition.

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EUROCleftNet Research Conference

Completing the circle: shared opportunities to address the challenges of orofacial clefts EUROCleftNet is holding its first research conference in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 25 – 27 September. Plovdiv 2013 will showcase current research into aetiology, prevention and improved treatment outcomes. For full details and registration visit the conference website (http://eurocleftnet2013.cim.bg) This conference, supported by the…