The Society was formed in 1970 by Mr. Arnold Huddart and Mr. Denis Glass on an ad hoc basis, and its subsequent success led to its formal constitutional establishment in April 1985.

Persons who are appropriately qualified and have a specialist interested in this field are welcome to apply for Ordinary Membership.


to organise an annual scientific meeting;

to sponsor research;

to comment on medico-political issues relating to cleft lip and palate service provision;

to provide an archive of conference material;

to provide a membership directory.

What We've Achieved

  • Annual meetings
  • Links with other organisations
  • James Lind Alliance Top 12 Research Questions
  • Clinical Research Group


Annual meetings are held at varying locations around Great Britain and Ireland. Papers and Posters are invited for inclusion in the conference. The Arnold Huddart Medal was established in 1990 for the encouragement of original and promising research papers and is awarded at the conference.

The Council will provide advice and comment on matters as they arise. The Council meets formally twice a year, but the President can be contacted by email at any time.

Information for Members, such as an archive of conference material, newsletters and a Membership Directory is available to members only in the Members Section of this web site.