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Release: June 26, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on management and treatment
of cleft lip, palate
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- John W. Canady, M.D., professor of plastic surgery, otolaryngology
and orthopedic surgery with University of Iowa Health Care, will lead an hour-long,
online question-and-answer discussion on management and surgical treatment
of the cleft lip and palate with a nationwide audience from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday,
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page under "Upcoming Events."
A child born with a separation in the upper lip is said to have a cleft
lip. A similar birth defect in the roof of the mouth, or palate, is called
a cleft palate. Medical professionals have made great advances in treating
children with clefts. Canady's discussion will focus on these advances and
questions regarding the proper management of children suffering from this
After receiving his medical degree from the UI College of Medicine, Canady
completed his residencies in otolaryngology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics
and in plastic surgery at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. He
joined UI Health Care in 1990.
Canady is board certified both in otolaryngology and in plastic surgery.
He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association. He sits on the Board of Directors
of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Educational
Foundation, and Plastic Surgery's Associated Management Services. Canady's
clinical expertise is in craniofacial surgery, reconstructive surgery and
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com
and clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is part of an increasing
trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet.
According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm
that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide
Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects
that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.