2009 North American Craniofacial Family Conference
Making a world of difference in a world of facial differences...
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Specialty Workshops

Workshops are designed to answer the most pressing questions for parents with children of all ages.  Topics will include speech and language, genetics, early intervention and other education services, a guide to managing healthcare information, how to best interface with your insurance company, family and couples relationships, and more.

Sessions will focus on issues important to adults with facial differences, such as secondary surgery and treatment, tackling insurance hurdles, social and behavioral skills, and employment and ADA law.  Focus groups for those interested in outreach are scheduled.

Teens (Ages 14-17)
With a focus on goal-setting and developing social and behavioral skills, get ready for fun-filled workshops that will help you communicate with parents, siblings, peers, and adults like doctors and teachers. Great information for students in high school as well as recent graduates who will be going to college or entering the workforce. Siblings are included in all activities.

Pre-Teens (Ages 11-13)
The middle school years are a time of transition.  Workshops are designed to help pre-teens recognize and maximize their potential in school and the community, and learn how to best communicate their ideas and opinions about friends, family, school and their healthcare. Siblings are included in all activities.

Explorers' Club (Ages 7-10)
Games and activities with both education and fun in mind! Sessions will help children understand their trip to the doctor and develop their social skills so they can answer  questions about their facial difference when parents aren’t around. Siblings are included in all activities.

Kids' Camp (Ages 0-6)
Childcare for the little ones will be provided for your convenience. Plenty of fun close-by so parents can benefit from workshop activities, and know their little ones are safe and sound. Activities, games, videos, and more! Siblings are included in all activities.

Pathfinder Outreach Workshop

Whether your interest is one-to-one family support, or you seek to establish an extensive local/regional support organization, the Pathfinder Outreach Workshop will provide the tools you need to launch and maintain your own outreach program.  If you’ve ever imagined reaching out to the parents of a newborn, sharing your experiences with other individuals with facial differences, or helping the medical and educational communities understand what families need, join us for tips and training, outreach materials and ideas, and interaction with other Pathfinders from around the country.

The Pathfinder Outreach Workshop will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 19; childcare will be provided.  This workshop will include interaction in focus groups.

Team coordinators, social workers and other interested professionals are encouraged to attend.


Kids’ Camp childcare will be provided free of charge for your convenience. Services are available only for those attending conference events and parents/guardians must remain on hotel property while children are in childcare. A signed permission slip/waiver is required.

AmeriFace Family Fun Day (optional)

Of course, we would love for you to stay over for the optional Family Fun Day on Thursday, July 23. Although there are no formal conference activities scheduled, you might consider visiting area attractions (Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Circus-Circus Adventuredome theme park, area museums and more) or just hang out at the pool with new-found friends.  Hotel group rate applies three days before and three days after our event.

Additional Details

About us...
AmeriFace and its affiliated programs are dedicated to the support of individuals with facial differences and their families. In partnership with our conference sponsors, we will bring you the very best in educational resources, and the very best in fun! The NACFC will offer valuable information, as well as social opportunities to enhance the conference experience.

What is the registration fee?
Your registration fee INCLUDES a four-night stay at the Tuscany!  Register early and save! Program registration is just $250 per individual or $300 per family (immediate family members only, please.  Extended family members pay the per person registration fee).  Late registration (after June 22, 2009), add $50 to each package.

This fee includes entry to all joint sessions and workshops, including the Pathfinder Outreach Workshop, Sunday night's Welcome Reception (July 19), Monday's breakfast and dinner; Tuesday's breakfast and Celebration Dinner; Wednesday's lunch buffet and Farewell Reception; breaks are also included!

Travel and Accommodations
Airline reservations and/or other travel arrangements are the responsibility of conference attendees.

Your registration fee INCLUDES a four-night stay at the Tuscany!  Register early and save! Special group rates are extended for the days immediately before and after our event, so extend your stay and enjoy!  Rates for additional nights are outlined on the NACFC payment page.

Hotel nights outside the NACFC contract timeframe (nights of July 17-25, 2009) must be booked directly with the hotel.  Contact the Tuscany Suites & Casino  Reservations Department at (877) 887-2261.

When you register for the NACFC and pay your registration fees, AmeriFace will make your hotel reservations for you! Oversized Suites!  Take the Virtual Tour at www.tuscanylv.com!

Your registration fee INCLUDES a four-night stay at the Tuscany!  You'll love these 650 sq. ft. family-friendly hotel rooms just ¼ mile off the Strip!  Rates are net, single or double occupancy, maximum occupancy of four (4) persons per room; package price includes Clark County room tax which is currently 9%. **Additional guests are $20 each per night and children 12 years and under stay free when sharing accommodations with an adult (maximum of four people per room, you must notify us at time of booking if more than four guests per room).
Educate  |  Inspire  |  Serve  |  Lead
PLAN YOUR TRAVEL ACCORDINGLY! Arrive in time for the Pathfinder Outreach Workshop (1:00 PM on Sunday, July 19) and our Welcome Reception (6:00 PM on Sunday, July 19).  Conference packages include check-out on Thursday, July 23; consider extending your stay to enjoy the sights and sounds of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada and hang out with your AmeriFace friends!  The Tuscany Suites & Casino has extended the contract rate for the timeframe around the NACFC, so take advantage of the great rates and consider vacationing in Las Vegas!  Rates on the NACFC payment page.  Click on the jetBlue logo at top of page for airfare discounts!
Seek Sponsorship for the 2009 NACFC!

There are many state and local programs offering conference sponsorship for families with children with special health care needs.  Check with your team, early intervention provider, etc. for more information.  Additionally, consider taking the NACFC Challenge!  Seek sponsorship in whole or in part for this exciting event!

Conference Tax Break for Parents!

On federal income tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service now allows parents to deduct some of the costs associated with attending medical meetings related to their children's health condition.  Be sure to keep track of your expenses and check with your accountant!

Travel Information

Las Vegas is a great vacation destination, so watch for value-priced round-trip airfares from just about anywhere in the Continental United States.  The Tuscany Suites & Casino is a five-minute cab ride away from McCarren International Airport.  Southern Californians and others may prefer to drive.  Book your flight with jetBlue using code "NACFC" and SAVE!

Register On-Line!!

Join us in Las Vegas!
Tuscany Suites & Casino ~ July 19-22, 2009
Pathfinder Outreach Workshop ~ July 19, 1:00 PM
Welcome Reception ~ July 19, 6:00 PM
Conference Sessions & Activities ~ July 20-22, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Optional AmeriFace Family Fun Day - July 23
(Immediate family only, please.  Extended family members, please pay
individual registration fee using a separate registration form.  Thank you!)
Your registration includes the total NACFC experience!

  • Four (4) nights accommodations at the Tuscany Suites & Casino (07/19-22, checkout 07/23)
  • Pathfinder Outreach Workshop - 07/19, 1:00 PM
  • All Conference Activities & Breaks - 07/20-22, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Workshops for Children & Youth - 07/20-22 (ages 7-10, 11-13, 14-17), 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Free Childcare- 07/19-22 (ages 0-6), 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Welcome Reception - 07/19, 6:00 PM
  • Breakfast & Dinner - 07/20
  • Breakfast & Celebration Dinner - 07/21
  • Lunch & Farewell Reception - 07/22
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By clicking the Submit button, you agree to be contacted by AmeriFace and/or its various programs regarding your interest in the 2009 North American Craniofacial Family Conference (NACFC).  You will be re-directed to the registration payment page, where you can choose to pay on-line or by mail using your credit/debit card or check.  Thank you and see you in Las Vegas! Terms and restrictions.
Drew Schnitt, MD
Cleft and Craniofacial Treatment
In The 21st Century
Special Guest
Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Genetics: What You Need to Know
Special Guest
Gina Butchin
AmeriFace Pathfinder
Different is Divine
The NACFC offers something for every member of the family!
Professionals are welcome at all conference events, of course!
New for 2009 ~ Conference Registration Includes Hotel Accommodations!
No need to call the hotel...
When you register for the NACFC and pay your registration fees, AmeriFace will make your hotel reservations for you!
Inspirational Humorist
An Afternoon with David Roche

David's face distinguishes him from all other presenters and motivational speakers. What really makes David unique, however, is his remarkable spirit, warmth, wit and authenticity.

David has transformed the challenges and gifts of living with a facial disfigurement into a compelling message that uplifts and delights audiences around the world. The story of his heroic journey from shame to strength has inspired standing ovations from the Clinton White House to the Sydney Olympics Arts Festival, from most of the 50 states to Canada, England, New Zealand and Moscow. Learn more at davidroche.com.
Skin Deep ~ Getting Comfortable With Who I Am Inside and Out
Louise Ashby

At the age of 22, Louise was a gorgeous young woman working in London as an actress and model, one of a small group of thespians that were on the cusp of stardom. In 1992, cut adrift by the loss of her mother, Louise took the plunge and moved thousands of miles away to Los Angeles.

Shortly thereafter, Louise was the victim of what city authorities described as the worst auto accident in the area in thirty years. A motorist driving on the wrong side of the road hit Louise's car head-on. Although wearing her seat belt, Louise hit the upper frame of the windshield with her face. The left side of her skull was crushed; her brain completely exposed.

To date, it has taken eighteen reconstructive surgeries to recreate her face. Louise will share her experiences and  the challenges, both internal and external, that she had to overcome to keep her dream alive.
Making a world of difference in a world of facial differences...
Individual Registration - $250 ($300 AFTER 06/22/09)
Family Registration - $300 ($350 AFTER 06/22/09)
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I will be bringing a child age 6 or younger (age in July 2009).  Please reserve space at the NACFC Kids' Camp.
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