Quarterly World Report JULY 2022
New m an at t h e t op Joh n M alt by elect ed 17t h WFC Pr esiden t
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M ovin g f or w ar d on pr in ciple When I hear someone say, ?I am a person of principle?, I usually ask ?That?s great, what are your principles?? I think that?s a fair question and one that we should always be prepared to answer. Having just been elected as President of the WFC, I need to be sure I am able to answer that question regarding the principles of our organization. Fortunately, they are clearly set out and accessible at wfc.org/principles. Principle 1 articulates our vision: ?We envision a world where people of all ages, in all countries, can access the benefits of chiropractic care.? Now who in the wide political spectrum of chiropractic could possibly have a problem with that; a vision to make chiropractic care available to as many people as possible around the globe? Principle 2 states sets out the WFC's mission: ?Advance awareness, utilization and integration of chiropractic international.? Again, there can be no problem with us agreeing on that one. So, what?s the problem? We all can certainly agree on Principles 1 and 2. The disagreement probably is the implementation of them. To me the answer is simple: more chiropractors in countries where there is limited or no access to chiropractic care. Well, all this sounds simple, but how do we come together to make that a reality? Over the next few months, I will be presenting a new initiative for the WFC, "Project Africa?. The goal of the project is to establish a scholarship program through existing chiropractic colleges for students from countries in Africa with few, if any, practicing chiropractors. I will be meeting with institutional leaders seeking their willingness to provide a full-ride scholarship for this project. Imagine the impact if every North American chiropractic training institution were to participate. The invitation is, of course, extended to any accredited chiropractic institution internationally to participate. WFC Principle 16 states: ?We believe in nurturing, supporting, mentoring and empowering students
Dr John Maltby, WFC President
and early career chiropractors.? Again, no one should have any objection. As it will take more than just a scholarship to make these students successful chiropractors in their home country, I will be personally meeting with corporate donors for help. I will need major dollars to establish these ?early career ?chiropractors in their home country. I have already had commitments from some to provide equipment, training, and mentoring. I have been in direct contact with the representatives and leadership in the WFC's Africa region, who are both willing and excited to be part of this project. I have also been given access to certain government leaders in Africa to share with them the importance of chiropractic becoming an integral part of their health care delivery system. You might ask ?Why Africa??Well, we must start somewhere. If you know of another area that could benefit, let me know. There should never be any barriers to chiropractic care. These are extraordinary times for the
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M ovin g f or w ar d on pr in ciple (con t in u ed) advancement of chiropractic, but it will require extraordinary effort. I am completing my 45th year in practice. I am still as excited today about being a chiropractor as I was my first day at Palmer in 1973. I can still see Dr. Galen Price walking into the room, my first class. What a beginning! The point is, we all need to step up to the plate to make this a reality. There is so much to be done, and the WFC needs your help and participation. Let me close with something that happened recently. I was waiting outside the hotel in London where we had just had
our WFC Board meeting. We had accomplished a great deal and I had just been unanimously elected by the Board to serve as President for the next two years. While waiting for the cab to take me to the train station, a well-dressed gentleman came outside and asked if he could share the ride with me. Of course, I was delighted. I would say he was about my age, with an English accent, and he explained that he was living in northern Spain. After the usual politically-oriented questions I regularly receive as an American, he asked about my purpose for visiting London. I described the WFC Board meeting, that I was a
chiropractor, and how the WFC represented chiropractors from over 90 countries and had non-state actor status with WHO. His response was ?What exactly is a chiropractor?' I was floored. Here I was in the UK, with an obviously well educated, successful individual, and he had no idea what a chiropractor was. My friends, we have a lot of work to do. Let?s come together and do whatever is necessary to let the world know what chiropractic is, and, in my opinion, it?s about more chiropractors providing chiropractic care around the planet. JM
OUR PEOPLE WFC BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2022-24)
John Maltby (President)
Christine Goertz DC, PhD (Chair) Sidney Rubinstein DC, PhD (Vice Chair)
North American Region
Kendrah Da Silva (Vice President) African Region
Ryan Coster (Secretary-Treasurer)
North American Region
PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE
Eastern Mediterranean Region
Claire Johnson DC, MSEd, PhD (Chair)
Latin American Region
DISABILITY & REHABILITATION COMMITTEE
North American Region
Richard Nicol (Chair)
North American Region
North American Region
North American Region
SECRETARIAT Richard Brown DC, LL.M (Secretary General) Rebekah Wilks BS, DC (Director of Strategy and Policy) Khalid Salim (Finance & Administration Manager) Sarah Villarba (Administrative Assistant)
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Fr om t h e Boar dr oom For the first time since 2019, the Board of Directors of the WFC has met in person. With a newly-elected Board commencing their 2022-2024 term of office, directors from around the world convened in London for three days of discussion and strategic planning.
of the three days of the meeting, they took the board through a strategic planning exercise that included a review of professional trends, global needs, horizon scanning and action steps.
The Board met at the recently-renovated Hilton Westminster Hotel, close to the Houses of Parliament and adjacent to MI5, the home of the British Secret Service. Even those who had been unable to travel were able to attend the meeting, courtesy of 4K camera technology that allowed for full participation. With this, all 13 directors were in attendance. The meeting was chaired by outgoing president, Dr Carlos Ayres, who acknowledged the efforts undertaken by all directors during the previous term of office (2019-2022). He paid tribute to the
Dr Corrian Poelsma (WFC Pacific region) and Dr Jakob Lothe (WFC Europe region)
Following a proposal, the Board agreed a donation to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, a suicide prevention and mental health crisis charity. After considering a detailed overview, the Board unanimously passed a proposal to establish an International Chiropractic Education Alliance as a WFC initiative to provide support to the global chiropractic educational community.
The WFC Board met in person for the first time since 2019
work of Dr Vivian Kil, who announced in 2021 that she would not be standing for re-election to the WFC Europe, and welcomed Dr Jakob Lothe, of Oslo, Norway, who had been elected in her place. All other directors remain unchanged. The WFC Secretariat was represented by Richard Brown, Secretary-General, and Rebekah Wilks, Director of Strategy and Policy. Over the course
Recognizing that a number of WFC policies were now considered outdated, the Board directed the Secretariat to undertake a detailed review and provide a report containing recommendations for retaining, updating or sunsetting as appropriate. It was agreed by the Board that in light of the success of the WFC Secretariat working from home offices during the pandemic, notice would be given on the WFC's Eglinton Avenue East office accommodation. It further agreed that plans would be put in place to agree a serviced
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Fr om t h e Boar dr oom (con t in u ed) office contract, still based in Toronto, but providing cost savings and delivering greater flexibility. The Board received a presentation from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), represented by CEO Dr Norman Ouzts and past president Dr Daniel Côté, on the subject of international testing and portability. It was agreed that talks would continue with a view to developing a WFC international competency examination.
NBCE CEO Dr Norman Ouzts and past president Dr Daniel Côté
approved. Directors noted that Dr Kei Takeyachi would not be standing for re-election as WFC Secretary-Treasurer and he was thanked for his service in this role. The Board approved a budget for a brand new WFC website and directed the Secretary-General to seek appropriate contractors to undertake this work. Left to right: John Maltby, Kendrah da Silva, Andrew Lawrence, Stathis Papadopoulos, Jakob Lothe, Holly Tucker, Carlos Ayres, Corrian Poelsma, Ryan Coster, Richard Brown. Not pictured: Glenn Guilderson, Dana Lawrence, Gian Joerger and Kei Takeyachi.
During its strategic planning exercises, the Board considered data and survey outcomes from key stakeholder surveys and interviews. It was
The Board reviewed its risk register and noted all organizational risks and mitigation strategies in place. It reminded itself of its governance and fiduciary responsibilities as a Board and adopted a new Board confidentiality policy. Secretary-General Richard Brown provided the Board with a comprehensive activity report covering the period since the last Board meeting. This was duly adopted. The Board received a report from the Finance Committee, including minutes of its recent meeting, held in May 2022. The current financial strategy regarding reserves and assets was
The Board approved a bid for the 2025 WFC Congress from the Danish Chiropractic Association.
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Fr om t h e Boar dr oom (con t in u ed) pleased to note a high level of satisfaction with the services currently being provided by the WFC. The Board received recommendations from the selection committee tasked with shortlisting potential members of the Public Health Committee. It accepted all recommendations and ratified the appointments of new committee members. A joint resolution drafted by the WFC and Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, designating October as Global Chiropractic Awareness Month, was approved by the Board. Further meetings will take place in relation to planning for this event. A delegation of the Danish Chiropractic
The WFC Board enjoying a traditional English fish and chip supper
Association presented a bid for the 2025 WFC Biennial Congress. This was unanimously approved by the Board. A proposal to host the 2024 WFC Education Conference in Kuala Lumpur was also adopted by the Board. A project to support the development of underserved communities in Africa was presented by Dr John Maltby and was supported by the Board. Further meetings will take place with African stakeholders to explore opportunities and logistics.
There was time for relaxation with an open-top bus tour of London.
The WFC's 20 Principles were re-affirmed by the Board. Executive elections confirmed the offices of President (Dr John Maltby), Vice-President (Dr Kendrah da Silva) and Secretary-Treasurer (Dr Ryan Coster).
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Wh y w e sh ou ldn't st op ar gu in g As a profession, we often beat ourselves up for arguing. Whether it's over which technique is king, which evidence is more relevant, what philosophical approach or professional direction of travel is more relevant, chiropractors throughout their history have never been shrinking violets when it comes to forcefully expressing their viewpoints. At times, disagreements have broken out into open warfare and hostilities have persisted for decades, frequently without any meaningful resolution. We are the masters of the art of altercation. Arguing can be exhausting. Constant bickering and ad hominem sniping drain our personal fuel tank and can seriously impact our mental and physical well-being and our sense of calm. Does this mean that as professionals we should stop arguing? Should we put an end to those energized, animated and emotional arguments that have characterized our existence from our inception?
problem-solving is a matter for debate. Often, the use of logic and evidence gets lost amidst our desire to win at all costs, look good or save face. We need to do better, but this doesn't mean we stop arguing - we just need to get better at it and remember that, ultimately, we're all on the same team. Forget the view that arguments must be about proving you're right or looking better than your opponent and instead concentrate on finding better solutions together. To do this, we must use cognitive diversity and set proper ground rules; identify a shared goal, emphasize that we're all in it together, and approach debate with a healthy spirit of inquiry. Being adversarial from the outset is a recipe for disaster. Forget the 'winning and losing' mentality and replace it with victory for the team. Dismantle the hierarchy so that all voices are heard. Focus on the facts, avoid logical fallacies and question distracting irrelevance. And, perhaps most importantly, don't make it
I would argue that we shouldn't; however, we need to mature and ensure that we teach ourselves to argue in a healthy way. We need to appreciate, respect and value cognitive diversity. When everyone shares their views and expertise, we win. Many of us, myself included, get incredibly frustrated when, after having sought opinions, we are faced with a wall of silence. Research tells us that romantic relationships often break down not because of blazing rows, but because communication ceases. 'Not talking' is a frequent predictor of imminent demise. Of course, vigorous disagreements and diversity of thought can leave us squirming. Polite, obsequious conversations may be far more more comfortable; however, whether they lead to the same degree of innovation and
Richard Brown, WFC Secretary-General
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dialogue. We all owe it to each other to act in this way, but these points are especially important when we hold positions of power in leadership. So whether we're discussing matters over a cup of coffee with a colleague at a conference or whether it's a controversial panel discussion at a high-level event, we should not forget the power of cognitive diversity and intellectual humility. Let's continue to argue, but be sure to hold ourselves accountable and exhibit the traits that we would expect to see in others holding views that are different from our own. Our success depends on it. RB
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Regist r at ion open f or WFC ACC Edu cat ion Con f er en ce This year 's 11th WFC ACC Global Education Conference takes place on the beautiful and historic campus of Logan University in the U.S. state of Missouri. The event, which attracts attendees from across the WFC's seven world regions, is regarded as the premier global educational event for the chiropractic profession. This year 's theme is "Leveling Up: Creating Consistency in Chiropractic Education" and will
explore a wide range of issues facing health care education in general and chiropractic education in particular.
accreditation agencies, testing organizations, regulators, national associations and, of course, students.
Our conference this year will discuss how the global chiropractic profession can deliver consistency in education, regardless of where in the world it is delivered.
With keynote speakers, plenary presenters, panel discussions, workshops and presentations on the latest innovations in educational research, this is an unmissable event for anyone with an interest in chiropractic education and training.
Our speakers will feature leaders from the world of healthcare education as well as representatives from educational institutions,
For more information and to register, visit www.wfc.org/educonf2022.
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Joh n M alt by elect ed WFC Pr esiden t at Lon don m eet in g Dr John Maltby, of Blythe, California, USA, has been named as the 17th President of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). At a meeting of the WFC Board of Directors, held May 19-21, 2022 in London, United Kingdom, Dr Maltby was confirmed as President and will serve a two-year term of office. Dr Maltby has served on the Board of the WFC since 2015 and represents the WFC North America region. A strong advocate of the WFC's mission to advance awareness, utilization and integration of chiropractic internationally, he was most recently involved in a WFC initiative to support the provision of chiropractic care in the Republic of the Congo. He has also spearheaded a project to encourage sponsorship of underserved WFC Member national associations. Dr Maltby is a 1977 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been in continuous private practice for 45 years. He is a past president of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), serving from 2005-2009, and was the recipient of its Chiropractor of the Year Award in 2007. He also held the office of Chair of the ICA Board between 2009 and 2013. In his home state of California, Dr Maltby has served continuously on the Board of the International Chiropractors Association of California since 1986, during which time he has been recognized with multiple awards, including the DD Palmer Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. As well as continuing to serve his community in full time practice, Dr Maltby remains active in chiropractic education, traveling across the United States to lecture on the subjects of documentation, technique application and clinical ethics. Speaking after his appointment, Dr Maltby said, "I am very excited to have this opportunity to impact the future of chiropractic internationally
Dr John Maltby, WFC President
by serving in this position. Chiropractic should be available to everyone, regardless of their circumstances or where they live. "The most pressing issue at the moment is bringing everyone, regardless of their differences, to the table for the advancement of chiropractic. There has never been a more important time to present a united front and I am committed to leading the organization for the benefit of the many, not the few." Dr Maltby feels that support of the WFC is essential for the growth of chiropractic internationally. "Our membership comprises over 90 member national associations in seven world regions.
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Joh n M alt by elect ed WFC Pr esiden t at Lon don m eet in g (con t in u ed) Providing support is critical to us accomplishing our mission. As a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization, we have the opportunity to contribute to global health in a meaningful way and have a voice on important issues of public health."
Dr Maltby has been married to Debbie since 1977, has two children and ten grandchildren. He lives on a farm in rural California. Other Executive Officers appointed at the WFC Board meeting were Dr Kendrah Da Silva, of Pretoria, South Africa, who continues in her role as WFC Vice-President, and Dr Ryan Coster, of Moncton, New Brunswick, who has been elected
of South Africa (CASA), the largest national chiropractic association on the continent. She is married with two grown-up children. Dr Coster was appointed to the WFC Board by the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and is the current president of the New Brunswick Chiropractors' Association. He is a graduate of Macquarie University, Australia, and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mid-Sweden University, Östersund. He holds dual Canadian-Australian nationality. Dr Coster is a strong advocate of evidence-based practice and has previously served on the Board of Chiropractic Australia. He has a particular interest in sports chiropractic and was previously a voting member of Sports Medicine Australia.
Dr Coster is married with two small children. WFC Board members serve a term of two years and may be re-elected/re-appointed by their respective regions.
Dr Kendrah da Silva, WFC Vice President
to the office of Secretary-Treasurer . Dr. Da Silva is a 1994 graduate of Technikon Natal (now Durban University of Technology). She runs a busy general chiropractic practice, balancing patient care with her work in chiropractic politics and education. She is currently serving her third term as president of the Chiropractic Association
Dr Ryan Coster, WFC Secretary-Treasurer
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WFC par t icipat es as co-sign at or y t o r eh abilit at ion st at em en t s at 75t h Wor ld Healt h Assem bly
The World Federation of Chiropractic has been a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1997. As a co-signatory to a series of three statements made by non-state actors at the 75th World Health Assembly, held May 23-27, 2022 in Geneva, the WFC supported a call to Member States to integrate rehabilitation at all levels of the health system, including primary care, hospitals and community-based services. It further called for rehabilitation to be leveraged on to the World Health Assembly agenda with a view to providing the political framework for stronger commitments and wider coverage. The statements also called to incorporate rehabilitation in all health emergency responses, ensuring that professionals are equipped to meet early rehabilitation needs in all health emergency responses at all levels of care. Finally, the statements highlighted the importance of rehabilitation during pandemics to
meet the needs of those needing access to it, using all means, including tele-rehabilitation. WHO defines rehabilitation as a set of interventions designed to optimize functioning and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions in their interactions with their environment. The WFC is a founding member of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance and actively participates in discussions relating to rehabilitation at WHO. It is committed to promoting rehabilitation and considers it to be an essential component of the provision of services by chiropractors. Earlier this year, WHO announced the launch of the World Rehabilitation Alliance and has invited the WFC to participate as a member organization. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of supporting individuals and communities that have seen a spike in the incidence of neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
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New Pu blic Healt h Com m it t ee r ef lect s global diver sit y Public health has been defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society (World Health Organization).
advocating chiropractors' promotion of physical activity in support of the release of WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour.
Following a call for applications, which generated an unprecedented response, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has announced its new Public Health Committee (PHC).
Speaking about the new committee, Dr Johnson said: "This committee is composed of change agents who represent different world regions with unique health needs and each member is dedicated to transforming public health as it relates to chiropractic.
The PHC, chaired by Dr Claire Johnson, has been expanded to include at least one representative from each of the WFC's 7 world regions. With a broad portfolio of work, the principal objectives of the PHC are to advise the Board in matters related to public health and to provide information to individuals and communities served by chiropractors globally. The PHC is also responsible for implementing activities, public health campaigns and activities that are in alignment with WFC and WHO priorities. For 2022, the PHC 's campaign is
"I am honored to serve as WFC PHC Chair and look forward to working with this team to engage the world's chiropractors in making our public health mission a successful one."
To find out more about the work of the WFC Public Health Committee, visit wfc.org/chiropractic&ph Following a shortlisting process, the WFC Board of Directors has ratified the following individuals as PHC members:
Clair e JOHNSON D.C., M .S.Ed, Ph .D, D.A.C.B.S.P, F.I.C.C. (Un it ed St at es, WFC Nor t h Am er ica r egion ) Claire has served as chair of the PHC since 2019. With a PhD in public health epidemiology, she a member of the American Public Health Association. She is a member of the Global Spine Care Initiative, a research think tank dedicated to reducing the burden of spine care in underserved communities. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and Journal of Humanities. She is a professor at National University of Health Sciences. M u st af a AGAOGLU B.S., D.C. (Tü r k iye, WFC East er n M edit er r an ean r egion ) Mustafa has served on the PHC since 2015. He is the President of the Turkish Chiropractic Association and a past president of the international chiropractic sports federation, FICS. He worked for many years at Bahçe?ehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, and made a major contribution to the establishment of the chiropractic program. In 2022, he began working as a clinical tutor at AECC University College in the UK. He has a particular interest in sport, exercise and physical activity.
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New Pu blic Healt h Com m it t ee r ef lect s global diver sit y (con t in u ed) Daw n DANE Ed.D, M .Sc., B.Sc. (Hon s) (Au st r alia, WFC Pacif ic r egion ) Dawn is the head of course in the chiropractic department at Central Queensland University in Australia. During her career, she has worked in a number of countries, including the UK, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Australia. She has a doctorate degree in education and broad experience of cultural and public health matters.
Ken dr ah DA SILVA M .Dip.Tech (Ch ir o) (Sou t h Af r ica, WFC Af r ica r egion ) Kendrah is the WFC Board of Directors liaison to the PHC. She is the WFC Vice-President and sits on its Executive Committee. She is a member of faculty in the Department of Chiropractic at the University of Johannesburg. She is currently serving her third term of office as President of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa.
Faye DEANE B.Sc. (Hon s), M .P.H (Un it ed Kin gdom , WFC Eu r ope r egion ) Faye is a member of faculty at one of the world's newest chiropractic programs at Teesside University. As well as her chiropractic qualification, Faye has a Masters degree in international public health. She has many years experience in private practice and has served as Team Chiropractor to professional sports clubs. She has undertaken humanitarian work in Chile, and Malawi, where she worked in extremely underserved communities. Elga DREWS M .Dip.Tech (Ch ir o), M .Dip (Hom ), C.C.S.P. (Nam ibia, WFC Af r ica r egion ) Elga is a chiropractor and homeopath who is based in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Since 2006, she has served as the president of the Namibian Chiropractic Association. For five years (2016-2021) she was the President of the African Chiropractic Federation. Her public health experience has seen her lead trips to rural parts of Namibia to provide support to underserved communities. She has also been a keen advocate of World Spine Day. David PEEACE B.Sc., D.C., C.Dir .(Can ada, WFC Nor t h Am er ica r egion ) David is a past chair of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. He has previously served on the WFC Board of Directors. David is in private practice in Estevan, Saskatchewan. A First Nations member, he was the first indigenous chiropractor to practice in the province of Saskatchewan, running a practice at the Yellow Quill reserve, and has a lived experience of public health matters in indigenous communities. David has held multiple leadership positions over the past decades.
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New Pu blic Healt h Com m it t ee r ef lect s global diver sit y (con t in u ed)
M ayda SERRANO B.S, M .Ed., Ed.D(c), D.C. (Pu er t o Rico, WFC Lat in Am er ica r egion ) Mayda is a past president of Puerto Rico Chiropractors' Association. She is the Associate Director of Clinical Affairs and Research at the Universidad Central del Caribe. She has significant experience working in her community as a private practitioner and in a regional hospital. Her current role involves working interprofessionally with other health care providers. Mayda is currently undertaking a doctorate o education (EdD) degree. Alli TOTZKE B.S., D.C.(Un it ed St at es, WFC Nor t h Am er ica r egion ) Alli has held a number of leadership positions within the profession, including president of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA). She was the recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships, including the President's Excellence Award. Alli serves on the American Chiropractic Association Public Health Care Advisory Board. She is also a committee member for the ACA's NextGen and chairs the Public Relations Committee for the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association. Yi Kai WONG B.Sc. (Hon s), M .Sc. (PH)(M alaysia, WFC Asia r egion )
Yi Kai is the chiropractic program director at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Besides his chiropractic qualification, he has a Masters in Public Health. He has held a number of leadership positions within the Association of Chiropractic Malaysia, including those of vice-president and president. Yi Kai has also made significant contributions to World Spine Day in Malaysia, organizing a number of public health campaigns. In 2017, he was honored for innovation in community service. Rich ar d BROWN D.C., L.L.M , F.I.C.C., F.R.C.C (WFC Secr et ar iat ) Richard is the Secretary-General of the WFC and as such, holds an ex-officio position on all committees. He is the current focal point to WHO and leads the annual delegation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva. since 2015, he has coordinated World Spine Day, thought to be the largest public health event globally dedicated to spinal pain and disability. He is published in the field of public health and is an international speaker on public health as it relates to chiropractors. Richard has over 30 years' experience as a chiropractor.
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WFC su ppor t s m en t al h ealt h ch ar it y f ollow in g w ebin ar ser ies At its recent meeting in London, the WFC Board agreed a donation of C$2000 to the Australian suicide prevention and crisis helpline charity, Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury. The donation followed a series of WFC mental health webinars that were presented by Dr Peter Tuchin, a member of the WFC's Disability and
WFC u n veils plan s f or In t er n at ion al Ch ir opr act ic Edu cat ion Allian ce The World Federation of Chiropractic is to launch a new initiative focused on bringing together the global chiropractic education community. A proposal for an International Chiropractic Education Alliance (ICEA) was approved by the WFC Board following a detailed presentation by the Secretariat in London. With almost 50 educational programs offered throughout the WFC's seven world regions, the ICEA will serve as an umbrella organization to provide networking opportunities, share
Rehabilitation Committee and a Trustee of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury. The online meetings were attended by chiropractors from each of the WFC's seven world regions, and were prompted by challenges experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic by patients and those chiropractors providing care in unprecedented circumstances. Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury is a volunteer organization that saves lives by providing vital services to the community that include counselling for personal and financial crises, support for the aged and frail, and suicide and mental health crisis support. The charity is one of 14 Lifeline centers across New South Wales accredited by Lifeline Australia. Lifeline's Angela Dodd said: "In our current environment, we have so many people reaching out to Lifeline for help, yet our funding avenues are now so very restricted. It is only with the wonderful generosity of community-minded organizations like the WFC, that we are able to continue to operate, helping everyday people in crisis, saving lives and also providing valuable training in the community."
The ICEA will be the first truly global organization of its kind
innovations and best practices in chiropractic education and serve as a global discussion forum to advance chiropractic education internationally. Secretary-General Richard Brown commented, "We're excited to launch this initiative for all chiropractic education stakeholders. By staying abreast of global trends and bringing educators together, we hope to grow and develop chiropractic education around the world." More details about the ICEA will be released shortly.
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WFC Sec-Gen u r ges w ider access t o ch ir opr act ic edu cat ion du r in g SPCE k eyn ot e WFC Secretary-General Richard Brown delivered a keynote address in April at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Promotion of Chiropractic Education (SPCE). SPCE (chiroeducation.org) has a mission to increase the awareness of chiropractic as a career at school level and to encourage universities to establish undergraduate programs. The meeting, which took place in London, brought together leaders from chiropractic educational institutions, national associations, regulatory authorities and the SPCE itself. During his address, Richard Brown described the inequitable access to chiropractic care around the world and described the need for chiropractic to contribute to achieving Universal Health Coverage - a key pillar of the World Health Organization's workplan. He also stressed the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in student recruitment and in ensuring that the profession was representative of the communities it served. The Conference also received a keynote address from Professor Lesley Haig, vice-chancellor of AECC University College. Professor Haig spoke to the opportunities for chiropractors within the UK health care system and work being undertaken to equip graduates to meet the needs of those with spine and joint disorders using the latest evidence-based care. The WFC ACC Global Education Conference takes place November 2-5, 2022 at Logan University, with a theme of Leveling Up: Creating Consistency in Chiropractic Education.
SPCE Chair Tim Lang with Richard Brown
SPCE Chair Tim Lang with Professor Lesley Haig
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Copen h agen n am ed ven u e f or 2025 WFC Bien n ial Con gr ess The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and the Danish Chiropractors' Association (DKF) are delighted to announce that the 18th WFC Biennial Congress will take place, May 7-10, 2025, in the enchanting Nordic city of Copenhagen. Famed as being the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, this Congress will truly be a fairy-tale event, timed to coincide with the centenary of the DKF and
promising to be the largest ever gathering of chiropractors in a European city. The theme of the Congress will be The Legacy of Chiropractic, and will celebrate the achievements of the past, the momentum of the present and the vast potential that awaits us in the future. The 18th WFC Biennial Congress promises to cement its credentials as the most
prestigious chiropractic scientific meeting globally, within a country that is seen as one of the powerhouses of chiropractic research. There will be something for everyone in Copenhagen, with diversity featuring front and center. Save the date now and look forward to immersing yourself in an unforgettable chiropractic experience!
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ECU Con ven t ion 2022: Ut r ech t pr oves per f ect locat ion f or Eu r opean gat h er in g
Above, left: Dr Gitte Tønner, Convention Organizer and President, Netherlands Chiropractic Association Below, left: Dr Stuart Smellie, Royal College of Chiropractors Above: Exhibition area.
Having fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, the postponed European Chiropractors' Union Convention finally took place May 26-29 in the enchanting Dutch city of Utrecht. With a theme of Stronger Together, the meeting attracted chiropractic clinicians, researchers, academics and students, who were treated to an outstanding array of speakers, delivering keynote addresses, plenary lectures, panel discussions, research platform presentations and stimulating workshops. President of the Netherlands Chiropractic Association and convention organizer, Gitte Tønner was masterful in ensuring a smooth flow of events, which were perfectly showcased in the ultra-modern Supernova area of the impressive Jaarbeurs conference complex. Delegates received a warm welcome from ECU President, Dr Vasileios Gkolfinopoulos at a conference reception on
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ECU Con ven t ion 2022: Ut r ech t pr oves per f ect locat ion f or Eu r opean gat h er in g (con t in u ed)
Above, left: Ms Alison Dantas (CCA), Dr Ayla Azad (CCA) and Dr Cecilia Bergstrom (Karolinska Institute) Left: Professor Christine Goertz, Duke University Above: Richard Brown, WFC Secretary-General (photo credit: Øistein Holm Haagensen)
the first day of the event. The second day saw a traditional Dutch evening, hosted at the iconic Winkel van Sinkel, a historic former department store and bank dating back to 1839, where delegates enjoyed traditional Dutch hospitality, music and dancing.
Events held over the course of the convention included the ECU General Council meeting and the ECU Researchers' Day. Convention attendees traveled from far afield, with delegates from Canada, United States and Saudi Arabia among those enjoying the presentations,
which emphasized the ECU's commitment to evidence-based practice. The next ECU Convention will take place in 2024.
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Leaving no-one behind is goal of first female NZCA President For t h e f ir st t im e in it s h ist or y, m em ber s of t h e New Zealan d Ch ir opr act or s Associat ion h ave elect ed a f em ale pr esiden t . Th e QWR cau gh t u p w it h Cassan dr a Fair est as sh e em bar k s on leadin g on e of t h e pr of ession's oldest associat ion s. "Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to be sitting in this position!" exclaims Cassandra Fairest, who recently became the president of the New Zealand Chiropractors Association. Cassandra, 48, qualified from the New Zealand Chiropractic College in 2013. As a mature student, she was introduced to chiropractic following the birth of her first daughter. She explains, "When I was 25, I underwent an emergency Caesarean section. Five weeks after my daughter was born, I noticed that she had a flat head and wasn't able to turn her head to the right. Both my GP and midwife recommended that I take her to see a chiropractor. I was amazed at the response to chiropractic adjustments. She fed better, slept better and it seemed like a miracle. "At the time I was working as a management accountant. I was encouraged by my daughter 's chiropractor to switch careers and, after having learned more about chiropractic, as well as doing his books for four years, I was prompted by a change in my life circumstances and the birth of my second daughter to up sticks, move to Auckland and study at NZCC." She takes on the office at a challenging time in the history of the profession, with New Zealand only recently having opened its borders following one of the most stringent set of COVID-19 related restrictions. Despite this, she and her colleagues on the board, all except one of whom are new faces, are ready and willing to navigate what Cassandra sees as an exciting future for the profession.
NZCA Board, from left: Hamish Vodane, Tat Loo, Cassandra Fairest, Valerie Tan, Jenna Duehr.
"Getting back to face-to-face meetings again is so refreshing for everyone," she explains. "COVID has left everyone traumatized, not least chiropractors, who found themselves in the terrifying position of being unable to earn a livelihood and serve their communities." One of the immediate objectives of the new leadership is to unite a profession that has seen fracture lines emerging during the period of the pandemic. She says, "At this time, it is critically important that we bring everyone together and make sure that no one is left behind. NZCA members have suffered physically, mentally and emotionally. We need to foster an attitude of standing stronger together and go beyond differences in philosophy and practice styles." Cassandra had only been qualified for two years before she found herself on the NZCA Board. She is a strong believer in equality of opportunity but also is an advocate of appointment to leadership positions based on merit. While she is proud at breaking the tradition of male presidents in the NZCA, Cassandra is more
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Leaving no-one behind is goal of first female NZCA President (continued) focused on ensuring that her members are well served. Despite having served as vice-president under outgoing president Hayden Thomas, Cassandra recognizes the steep learning curve associated with taking on the top job. "It's not about titles. Leadership in chiropractic is not about sitting on a throne and waiting for adulation," she laughs. "You need to be prepared to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty. You need to read pages of legislation and prepare yourself for some sleepless nights! "We have a strong commitment to diversity. The New Zealand chiropractic profession is well balanced between male and female practitioners. Our board comprises three women and two men and we also have cross cultural representation. The important thing is that we're all committed to working together." Cassandra assumes the presidency at a time where the chiropractic profession continues to experience post-COVID difficulties. NZCC has not been able to enrol overseas students. There is a desperate need for more chiropractors and associates have been difficult to recruit, leaving practice owners prone to burnout. Against this backdrop the NZCA has learned of many members suffering from mental health issues and personal challenges brought about by an emerging global cost of living crisis. Issues brought to them by patients have emphasized the need for a salutogenic approach, which is championed by the association. Speaking about the importance of being the first female president, Cassandra describes how she was charged during the pandemic with overseeing pastoral care. "I suppose women have a natural nurturing tendency, which was important at that time," she commented. "We had to do a lot of listening, particularly at a time where members were
Cassandra Fairest is the first female president of the NZCA in its 100-year history.
feeling everything was being taken away from them. I learned a lot about the value of actively listening and the need as a leader to ensure that voices are heard." Speaking about her key objectives, Cassandra returns to the subject of unity. Being part Maori, she is proud of her cultural heritage and is very clear on the issue of respect for others. "It is so critical that as an association we work to close the gaps and heal the divisions, some of which are deep," she says. "We need to forget grandstanding and egos and dispel the myths of certain techniques being superior to others. We need to focus on values such as integrity, inclusivity and humility as we move forward." With almost 1000 chiropractors practicing in New Zealand, Cassandra is keen to both recruit and retain members. "No-one left the association
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Leaving no-one behind is goal of first female NZCA President when I was elected, which was a relief, but with only 60% of chiropractors in New Zealand being members of the NZCA, there is work to do. We have been working very hard to get a better understanding of the views of the profession and the public over the past two years and are excited about our upcoming public awareness campaign." Cassandra is clear about the importance of the NZCA being a member of the WFC. She says: "It's vitally important that we occupy a seat at the table. We were excited to see John Maltby being appointed as the new president and are very happy to see the diversity of representation on the WFC's Research Committee. The NZCA is happy to see the WFC's direction of travel and we're looking forward to next year 's biennial congress in Gold Coast, Queensland, and its patient-centered
theme." Paying tribute to outgoing president Hayden Thomas, Cassandra is proud of their joint achievements and the ambassadorial role played on the global stage. She is confident that he will continue to have a part to play in chiropractic in New Zealand, despite now taking a well earned rest. Cassandra is particularly proud that her daughter entered NZCC exactly ten years after she embarked on her chiropractic career and is currently a third year student. Everyone at the WFC congratulates Cassandra on her appointment and wishes her every success in her role as NZCA President.
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Danes showcase advanced professional status of chiropractic to French press and AFC delegation As part of a cementing of relations between the two associations, the Danish Chiropractic Association (DKF) recently welcomed a delegation of French Chiropractic Association (AFC) representatives and journalists to demonstrate how successfully chiropractic could be integrated into the mainstream health system in a European nation. With relations between the French and Danish chiropractic associations becoming ever more productive, the AFC has committed to a 2022 action plan, which includes lobbying to raise awareness of chiropractic within the French population. At the end of 2021, AFC President Audrey Yargui met with DKF President Michael Christensen and agreed that it would be advantageous for a selected group of French journalists to visit Denmark to learn at first hand how chiropractors add value to the healthcare system.
This is exactly what we hope to achieve in France in the long run." Day one also saw a visit to one of the largest multidisciplinary private clinics in Denmark, where the delegation observed care being provided by Danish chiropractors. In the evening the French visitors enjoyed some of the local gastronomy followed by a walk in Tivoli, a vintage amusement park in the heart of the city. On the second day of the visit, the delegation visited the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. While on campus, the French journalists were surprised to note that during the first three years of the education of chiropractors, eighty per cent of the curriculum is identical to medicine. Despite chiropractic studies being recognized by the French Ministries of Health and Higher Education and the Academy of Medicine having
The CEOs of the two associations, Jakob Bjerre (DKF) and Stéphane Idrac (AFC), planned an ambitious program ahead of the visit. Following their arrival in Copenhagen, the French delegation was received at the Danish Regions, the Danish organization in charge of the healthcare system. The delegation was particularly impressed by the speed at which the Danes had managed to integrate chiropractic into the public health care system, but also by how they established a national system of reimbursement. Elodie Rousset, vice-president of the AFC said: ?Denmark is known to have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. It?s very interesting to see a model where chiropractors are officially recognized as health professionals. The Danish chiropractors cooperate with other health professionals in providing the best possible care.
DKF representatives with the French delegation representing the AFC and French journalists
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Danes showcase advanced professional status of chiropractic to French press and AFC delegation (continued) recognized their quality in a report, preconceived French ideas persist in the medical world and among its specialized media. It was therefore refreshing to be able to showcase how chiropractic is advancing in some parts of Europe. While at the University of Southern Denmark, the delegation was introduced to the Chiropractic Knowledge Hub, where CEO Dr Henrik Wulff Christensen and Professor Alice Kongsted described the multidisciplinary research program focusing on the
management of musculoskeletal disorders. Lastly, the delegation visited the Spine Center of Southern Denmark to learn about the work of chiropractors in a hospital setting. The Spine Center of Southern Denmark offers state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care to more than 18,000 patients a year with chiropractors working alongside medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other health professionals. Head of research, Soren F. O'Neill, led a tour of the facility.
L>R: Jakob Bjerre, Elodie Rousset, Charlène Chéron, Soren O'Neill and Michael Christensen
After the departure of the journalists, Elodie Rousset, vice-president of the AFC, and Charlène Chéron, administrator in charge of media relations, discussions continued with the DKF's Michael Christensen, Henrik Wulff Christensen, Lisbeth Hartvigsen and Jakob Bjerre. AFC thanks its Danish counterparts for such an hospitable, informative and inspiring visit, and for its commitment to support the advancement of chiropractic in France.
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BCA sh or t list ed f or t w o M em com m em ber sh ip excellen ce aw ar ds The British Chiropractic Association is delighted to have been shortlisted in two Memcom Membership Excellence award categories this year, celebrating ?the huge positive impact that both individuals and teams have on their organization, their members and wider society?. The nominations are for 'Best Professional Membership Association' and 'Best President or Chair '. The BCA believes that this recognition reflects not only the hard work of their staff, Board and committees, but the membership as a whole. BCA CEO, Tom Mullarkey MBE, said: ?It is a huge honor to be shortlisted for the Memcom Awards in the Best Professional Membership Organisation category, not least because we find ourselves in such august company, including that of the British Medical Association. Our small, developing team has at its core the commitment and determination to provide the very best for our 1800 members. We work tirelessly to support our Mission for them, which is to be the home for chiropractors who put patients first.? Commenting on her nomination, BCA President, Catherine Quinn, said: ?I am incredibly humbled to be named alongside my healthcare colleagues at the British Medical Association and Royal College of Psychiatrists in this shortlist. It seems a little surreal! "Representing the #BCAfamily and the way that chiropractic contributes so integrally to UK
Dr Catherine Quinn is serving a third term as president of the British Chiropractic Association
healthcare is a great privilege and one that I have committed to do with integrity. Thank you to every member that I have had the pleasure of working with in these past five years, in both Board and committee roles ? your individual leadership and positive engagement pushes our Association forward! "A special thank-you must to my team mate and Vice President, Tim Button, who has been a steadfast support and without whom I couldn?t have even imagined the changes we have implemented since being brought together in our roles.? Memcom is an organization that connects senior leaders from membership bodies, trade associations and the not-for-profit sector. Award winners will be announced on 29 September 2022.
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Spor t s Ch ir opr act ic Cou n cil M alaysia Par t icipat es in Sen ior Nat ion al Squ ash Ch am pion sh ips Malaysia?s National Sports Chiropractic Council, the SCCM (Sports Chiropractic Council Malaysia) recently attended its first sports event since COVID-19. The SCCM sponsored SRAM (Squash Racquet Association Malaysia) by providing Sports Chiropractic Services at the Malaysian Senior National Squash Championships which took place June 10-12, 2022. The SCCM is an internationally recognized National Chiropractic Sports Council (NCSC) and subdivision of the ACM (Association of Chiropractic Malaysia). Its mission is to help provide athletes with access to chiropractic care. SCCM established a polyclinic at the SRAM headquarters in Bukit Jalil and provided sports chiropractic services to the participating athletes. All Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the provision of T&CM services were strictly adhered to, as well as all SOPs stipulated by the ACM, SCCM and SRAM. A total of 7 chiropractors and 12 chiropractic students volunteer-manned the polyclinic during the event and successfully treated athletes and coaches. SCCM volunteers provided care to multiple athletes
Sports chiropractor and SCCM Chairman, Dr Hayden Pooke, commented, "The SCCM is not only dedicated to bringing Sports Chiropractic treatment to the local Malaysian sporting scene and servicing and educating athletes at all levels of competition, but also focuses on contributing to the paucity of Sports
Chiropractic Research." The SCCM was extremely honored to sponsor SRAM with its services and is looking forward to furthering collaboration opportunities.
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Wor ld Spin e Car e Updat e Recent years have been difficult for all, but the World Spine Care (WSC) team and its family of volunteers have continued their commitment to the organization's mission. In Botswana, Ghana, and India, patients with spine-related symptoms and disability have continued to receive care in World Spine Care clinics. The Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI) research team has continued to advance the care pathway and model of care by developing a far-reaching ?Implementation and Impact? research project to be conducted in underserved communities in Botswana, India, and First Nations communities in Northern Manitoba, Canada. WSC and the GSCI have also received a grant to study the general health implications of spinal pain by determining the association of co-morbid health conditions with spinal pain. The last year has also seen sincere negotiations in Nepal to advance spine care efforts based on the GSCI Model of Care. WSC teams have presented at spine educational meetings and are investigating the possibility of opening a clinic in remote areas in that country. Our glide from spring into summer is always exciting from the European perspective at World Spine Care, as it marks the occasion of the annual ?Spine Ride? fundraiser. Each year, a group of (very) amateur cyclists dust off their 2-wheelers, oil their chains, and prepare for the challenge. Participants will ride 650 kilometers through Southern France, along the Cote d?Azure, and into Provence. Meanwhile, the work of the team from the Mahatma Gandhi Mission Institute of Health Sciences in India continues to provide necessary spinal care to hundreds of patients. Our Ph.D. scholar at MGM,
who received funding kindly donated by the Italian Spine Society, will submit her proposal during the summer. The project will provide essential information in our fight against the continuing rise of disability resulting from spinal pain. Our team in Ghana is also confronting this global pandemic with resilience and cheer. We are looking for more volunteers to assist Dr. Afua Adjei-Kwayisi in the ongoing work there. The number of supporters and donors to WSC and its social media presence has grown significantly over the past two years. WSC has never been stronger. It is in the position where?assuming the COVID pandemic does not flare again?it has the resources and support to recruit clinical volunteers for Botswana, the Dominican Republic, and perhaps soon in Nepal. None of this could have happened without the support of the Board of Directors of the three WSC organizations, the multiple volunteer committee members, and the small cadre of part-time, underpaid administrative staff. We are looking forward to being able to help a growing number of people with spine-related symptoms and disabilities and advance evidence-based spine care globally. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have helped us over the past months. Your contributions and support are critical to allow us to continue to provide care for those in most need.
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Ch ir oSu isse set s ou t am bit iou s goals in st r at egic r et h in k The Executive Board (ExB) of ChiroSuisse, the Swiss Association of Chiropractic, met in mid-June for a two-day retreat in the middle of the Emmental hills. The ExB has reassessed its strategy, addressing how ChiroSuisse's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats have changed over the last three years? An external facilitator helped develop the strategic priorities for the near future. A second University-based education program in French-speaking Switzerland was a focus of the retreat. So far, the sixth year - the clinical rotation - has been installed at the Lausanne University Hospital. However, ChiroSuisse has declared its intention to expand the provision of chiropractic education and, in order to be able to train more French-speaking students, has committed to establishing a full academic program in French-speaking Switzerland. While the challenges of establishing a new program are not being underestimated - not least of which relate to resources and finances - ChiroSuisse will continue to lobby at a political level. To this end, contacts with the cantonal authorities will be maintained by a working group. Net w or k in g In order to be better connected on the political level in general, it is the firm intention to set up meetings with national politicians over the next two years. A link with the five largest health insurers is also to be established and maintained. Another goal for the next two years is the development of a new
ChiroSuisse President Dr Thomas Thurnherr
website in which the websites of ChiroSuisse and the Academy are merged. A needs assessment has been initiated for this purpose. Edu cat ion A hospital rotation for Assistants has been established at the Sonnenhof Hospital, Bern, The Circle at Zürich Airport and the CHUV (Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois). Further education opportunities of postgraduate clinical settings in the Romandie and Ticino (assistantship and hospital rotation) are also being evaluated. So that future assistants know where they can complete their hospital internship, they are offered an overview of hospital rotation places. Digit alizat ion Besides education, stakeholders and quality, digitalization is one of ChiroSuisse's major strategic goals. A ChiroSuisse electronic Identity (Chiro eID), including the digital member card, has been implemented. Another project is to evaluate the market in terms of good, qualified apps that can be recommended to members. ChiroSuisse also recognizes that its members need to be trained in digitalization, data protection and data security. Therefore, a specialized digital session is planned at the next CE Congress.
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ACA con t in u es f igh t t o m oder n ize M edicar e cover age The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has made great strides in its fight to modernize chiropractic coverage under Medicare. On April 7, four senators introduced S. 4042, the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act, a Senate companion to legislation of the same name, H.R. 2654, in the House. The introduction of this companion bill opens further opportunities to pass this important legislation, which would allow Medicare beneficiaries access to the chiropractic profession?s broad-based, non-drug approach to pain management. As of press time, the Senate bill has gained two additional cosponsors and the House bill has a total of 139 cosponsors from 41 U.S. states and territories. To learn more, visit acatoday.org/Medicare. ACA is also preparing for its 2022 Student Leadership Conference, an annual event featuring two days of educational and networking opportunities for chiropractic students from across the U.S. This year ?s Student Leadership Conference will be held September 23-25 at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. The theme for this year ?s conference is ?Authentic Acceptance: Come As You Are.? For more information, visit acatoday.org/SLC. This October during National Chiropractic Health Month, doctors of chiropractic across the U.S. will join ACA in promoting the use of non-drug approaches as a first line of defense for musculoskeletal pain with the theme, ?Chiropractic: On the Frontline for Pain.? Raising public awareness and improving access to non-drug options for pain management continue to be important strategies in the fight against prescription opioid overuse and abuse, which despite the pandemic continues to take its toll. Numerous guidelines now recommend non-pharmacologic treatments as a first line of defense against common musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain. Visit acatoday.org/NCHM for more information .
Ch ir opr act or s join Hon g Kon g's f igh t again st 5t h w ave of COVID Amid the fifth wave of COVID-19 and in light of the rising demand for testing, health care professionals (including chiropractors) at EC Healthcare in Hong Kong once again partnered with Bank of China Life Insurance to help the public tackle the outbreak. The two organizations donated HK$500,000 worth of COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to the underprivileged in Hong Kong - helping to cut long waiting times at community testing centers. EC Healthcare and Bank of China hope to help alleviate the financial burden Hong Kong's population is facing when purchasing test kits or having to pay for tests at centers. ?As the pandemic takes a turn for the worse, we believe partnering with insurance companies will vastly lower the social burden on the much-needed testing facilities, said Eric Chu, Chief business Officer of EC Healthcare and Chair of the Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong. "We want to step up our efforts to help senior citizens and other vulnerable communities to ensure the continuity of their regular needs like medical treatments and household supplies during this critical period of the Covid situation in Hong Kong. "Chiropractors can review musculoskeletal related symptoms through telemedicine, and amplify the social impact as healthcare professionals? he added.
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ICRS f or u m f ocu ses on por t abilit y an d et h ics The recent online Forum of the International Chiropractic Regulatory Society was well attended, with representatives from regulation, education, testing, accreditation, and professional associations throughout the world. A pre-meeting survey revealed the topics of greatest current interest to be mobility and ethics/professionalism. Moderated by Dr Wayne Minter, ICRS Chair, the discussion opened with questions regarding practitioner mobility: - How do accreditation, education, and examinations support and hinder international mobility? - Why isn?t there greater mobility within the United States? Could chiropractors in the US enjoy the same national mobility as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom? - What?s happening with accreditation of programs in Latin America? - How do examinations relate to portability? - Is education internationally producing chiropractors who treat patients relatively similarly, particularly with respect to safety and efficacy? Which organizations are addressing this? Of particular interest was the update provided by Drs Joseph Burch, president of the Latin American Commission for Chiropractic Education (CLAEQ) and member Noé Velázquez Salguero. After a decade of effort, CLAEQ is now formally incorporated although not yet accrediting the seven Latin American programs. Concurrently, the program has been working with the CCE-International to help develop its standards and the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners to assess program graduates. The other primary topic of interest was ethics and professionalism. An introduction to a commonly utilized remediation program was provided by Dr
Stuart Kinsinger, chiropractic faculty member. Over 4,000 individuals have completed the program over the past 30 years. Due in large part to the pandemic, it now has greater accessibility to an expanded participant base, including licensees / registrants from most health care professions. While helpful to identify remediation resources, many questions remain: - Are there defensible screening criteria to help identify chiropractors who will later face disciplinary action by regulatory boards? - When and how should ethics and professionalism be taught in the chiropractic curriculum? - Do generational and societal issues play a role in building better professionals? - Can we codify what it means to be a professional? - Would mentorship be one effective strategy to help prevent future disciplinary problems? - How much of a problem is there with issues relating to professionalism? Which organizations are addressing this? Please visit the ICRS website to learn what the attendees had to say about these fascinating and urgent questions, and who is working on solutions: www.chiroregulation.org. Interested in regulation? There is no charge to add your name to the contact list.
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Sr i Lan k a's ch ir opr act or s f ace sever e ch allen ges am idst civil u n r est an d COVID r ecover y by Janet Sosna Just as most of the world is emerging from the Covid pandemic, Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948. As a nation, it is effectively bankrupt. Decades of poor fiscal discipline, layered with the lack of financial oversight in an administration where three brothers held the posts of president, prime minister, and finance minister, and the loss of tourist dollars due to the pandemic, have led the nation to a point where it cannot afford fuel to run its power plants. This is causing long power cuts to many areas, and long queues for petrol and natural gas for people to cook their food and has led to a concurrent political crisis and mass anti-government protests demanding the brothers resign. Over the past months, protests were mostly peaceful, although a few isolated incidents of violence occurred when tempers boiled over. On May 9, 2022, that changed. The political party supporting the Rajapaksa brothers bussed their hardline, pro-government supporters to Colombo to confront the peaceful protesters. They attacked them with pipes and cricket bats and demolished the peaceful, anti-government protest?s tent village on the city green that had come to symbolize the people?s power. By the end of the night, five people were dead and 200 of the injured were in hospital. Now, a new prime minister has been installed, along with a new non-partisan cabinet. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been stripped of many of his executive powers, though calls for his resignation continue. Against this background of turmoil, two young female chiropractors, Dr Caroline Collet (IFEC
Sri Lanka has a population of 22 million people.
Toulouse 2019) and Dr Gabriella Glassford (Palmer Florida 2021) provide care for Sri Lankans in the only chiropractic clinic that survived the pandemic, started by Dr Janet Ruth Sosna (Palmer Davenport 1984) of Singapore in 2014, who took the opportunity to ask them a few questions about their experiences. Dr Car olin e Collet Q: You arrived in SL just before the global Covid
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Sr i Lan k a's ch ir opr act or s f ace sever e ch allen ges am idst civil u n r est an d COVID r ecover y (con t in u ed) and essentials. Sri Lankan people are extremely caring, kind and generous. After the lockdowns, we had a large number of patients coming to the clinic, not only for physical pain, but also for a lot of emotional stress. This was impacting their health and especially their nervous system. The gratitude of the patients here is remarkable
Sri Lanka is a country of stunning beauty
lock downs. You made it through that. What kept you going? A:Coming to Sri Lanka was an impulsive decision. Quite frankly, my goal was to start my career and practice in a place where I knew chiropractic care was needed, but most of all I wanted to discover the culture and history of this island. I had the chance to travel alone for over a month and a half. I met people and asked questions. I?ve been curious and impressed by what this country passed through, during the past 30 years: a civil war, a tsunami and the bombings in 2019.
as are their smiles, their prayers and their reciprocity. All around the country, I discovered the different religions, landscapes, and amazing food. Sri Lanka is rich in culture, and even richer in the kindness of its people. Q: Now the challenges are the current economic and political crises. How has this impacted you personally? A: As a chiropractor, I must say that I feel even more hopeful given the current situation. Many patients are struggling with the affordability of care, or find difficulties in coming to the clinic between the curfew, the state of emergency, and the lack of petrol. However, people are facing it with lot of patience and bravery. They handle a lot and need our help to alleviate stress and pain. It's our role to provide an
The first lockdown was an interesting experience. Going back to France was an option, but considering that the whole world was facing this crisis at the same time without an end in sight, I didn?t think that I would have more to accomplish anywhere else. For the first time, I worked deeply on personal development, privately by improving my yoga practice and meditation, professionally with chiropractic video conferences, interviews with experts, and webinars. Chiropractors around the world shared their experiences, personal routine and emotions. During the lockdown, I was blessed to be in a neighborhood where everybody started sharing what they had - food
Epic Chiropractic Clinic (Pvt) Ltd staff L >R: Dr Gabriella Glassford, Ms Ranmali Yatiyawela, Ms Shanori Balachandran, Dr Caroline Collet, Dr Janet Ruth Sosna.
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Sr i Lan k a's ch ir opr act or s f ace sever e ch allen ges am idst civil u n r est an d COVID r ecover y (con t in u ed) escape from it. As a woman, I closely follow the evolution of the country, considering that most of my friends are Sri Lankan and are impacted by it. The inflation is catastrophic with huge increases in the price of fuel, gas, food and all essentials. I am particularly moved by the struggles here, and I am trying my best to provide good care with compassion and kindness.
practice of managing stress during this inevitable situation and how nervous system health plays a role. Since the scarcity of petrol has been an issue, we face patients having a harder time making it to their appointments; however, most of them seem to always find a way to continue their healing journey since they understand the importance of their health.
Q: What keeps you going now? A: As a result of the crisis, we can see constructive moves are being made by the new government, with the voice and needs of the general population being heard better. However, there is much to be done, but I have witnessed the strength of the people here and I am hopeful. One thing I realized about the Sri Lankan people is when they struggle, they struggle together. I am amazed by this country and itspeople. They are the reason why I am still here. Dr Gabr iella Glassf or d Q: You arrived in Sri Lanka and began your practice just as the political crisis was coming to a head. What challenges have you faced in caring for your patients that are unique to this situation? A: Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, experiencing lockdowns and curfews so abruptly was quite a shock for not only me, but also for the people of this country. Starting practice, patients are not only coming to the clinic with pain and dysfunction, but now with enormous amounts of stress and despair. We know the effects of stress on the body and the role it plays in acute and chronic pain. I further explain the effects of stress on the body to my patients, but have come to realize that I have also started teaching more about the
A significant part of the Sri Lankan population live in poverty.
Being around the culture for such a short period of time, I have come to realize that even through this crisis, the people are still united and the optimism is bright. Being able to connect with patients and allowing them a safe place to heal and decompress has been a joy amongst the chaos. Q: What keeps you going? A: I have quite an optimistic mindset, mostly due to the optimism of the people. Political and economic situations aside, my patients and the community still need chiropractic treatment. I have come to practice in Sri Lanka knowing that the community is in need of the chiropractic specialty. I plan to continue helping the community whilst hoping, wishing, and praying for the best of this beautiful country and its people.
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FCC advan cin g ch ir opr act ic in Can ada The Federation of Canadian Chiropractic (FCC) is a national group made up of regulators, educational institutions, and specialty colleges. With a mission to protect the public and promote excellence in chiropractic education and care in Canada, its role is to facilitate a pan-Canadian forum in which accreditation and regulatory issues and resources can be accessed, shared, and discussed to inform decisions and regulatory activity across the country that benefits the public. The FCC is an amalgamation of three councils: -
Regu lat or y Cou n cil - a pan-Canadian forum for provincial and territorial regulators to share best practices. Specialt y Colleges Cou n cil - a facilitator for members to meet, share information and advance their profession. The Council also provides a forum for the exchange of best practices and for members to meet,
share information and advance their profession. There are five recognized specialty colleges in Canada: College of Chiropractic Sciences; College of Chiropractic Orthopedic Specialists; College of Chiropractic Radiologists; Canadian Chiropractic College of Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation; and Royal College of Chiropractic and Sports Sciences. Cou n cil on Ch ir opr act ic Edu cat ion Can ada - establishes standards for and accredits chiropractic educational programs.
The main objective of the FCC's strategic plan is to increase the synergy between the three councils of the Federation as well as to assume a leadership role, with a focus on both internal and external communication. A major objective is to focus on the protection of the public by undertaking the following a. Identify research needs for informed policies and standards; b. Accelerate the development of specialties; c. Implement greater collaboration between members and councils; and d. Increase the capacity for delivering accreditation.
Dr Philippe Lariviere, FCC President
The 17th WFC Biennial Congress, hosted by the Australian Chiropractors Association, takes place October 11-14, 2023 at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre. As the world's largest chiropractic scientific meeting and premier global event for the chiropractic profession, it will be an unmissable experience. Save the date and start planning now.
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Passin g of a legen d: Ch est er Wilk dies at 91 Dr Chester A. Wilk, the chiropractor famed for taking on the American Medical Association - and winning passed away on Thursday, April, 21 at Advocate Lutheran Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois. The case of Wilk v AMA, an antitrust law suit, was a seminal moment in the profession?s history, at a time when chiropractors in the United States found themselves subjected to extreme prejudice and discrimination. The story of Chester Wilk?s epic battle is told in ?Contain and Eliminate: The American Medical Association?s Conspiracy to Destroy
Chiropractic?, written by Howard Wolinsky and published in 2021. The persistence and fortitude of Wilk and his four co-plaintiffs, in the face of serious roadblocks to practicing as chiropractors, drove him to step up and take on the giant of healthcare. The David and Goliath story saw him consumed by his mission to expose the injustice and the covert Committee on Quackery that had been set up by the AMA to undermine and destroy chiropractic. Starting in the 1970s, the legal battle continued for years, before a 1987 judgment by Judge Susan Getzendanner
ruled that the AMA had illegally engaged in an unlawful conspiracy, a judgment subsequently upheld in 1990 in the Court of Appeals. The impact of Wilk v AMA was huge. Doors that had previously been firmly shut opened up to allow interprofessional care, and changes in the AMA?s ethical rules permitted referral by medical doctors to doctors of chiropractic. We mourn the passing of Dr Wilk and recognize with gratitude the life of one of the legendary figures of the chiropractic profession.
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A lif et im e of ser vice Dr Tom Hyde ser ved in t h e U.S. m ilit ar y in Viet n am bef or e em bar k in g on a glit t er in g car eer as a spor t s ch ir opr act or . In t h is f eat u r e, w e r ecou n t h is lif e an d accom plish m en t s. Some people are born and know from that moment on what they want to do in life, but that was not Tom Hyde. His first foray into education was not a great success. ?I preferred dating and drinking beer to getting an education and flunked out of my first university after not attending classes or taking exams for a year.? Returning to Sarasota, Florida, Tom worked all manner of jobs, including putting roofs on houses and working in a gas station pumping gas, changing oil and fitting tires. To make ends meet, he played music at night and on the weekends. One day in 1966, a friend came to the gas station and suggested they join the military. A visit to the Military Recruiters swiftly followed and Tom found himself in the Marine Corps. Boot Camp at Parris Island, North Carolina necessitated a bus trip from Sarasota and, following a promotion to Private First Class, his initial orders were to travel to California for radio school and on to Vietnam from there. However, a change of plan saw Tom sent to Pensacola, Florida where he learned to type Morse Code and became skilled in cryptology. From there, he was Above and left: Tom Hyde served for 5 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
dispatched to language school in Washington, DC where, following intensive training over seven months, he learned to speak and write Hindi/Urdu. An international posting saw Tom travel to Kamiseya, Japan. On the day he arrived, the USS Pueblo was seized by the North Koreans in international waters. The North Koreans killed a number of the ship's crew and took the
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A lif et im e of ser vice (con t in u ed) remainder hostage, who remained in prison in North Korea for seven months before being released. A promotion to Sargent followed, and Tom found himself sitting at a specially designed typewriter translating Morse Code at 100 words a minute. On Thanksgiving Day, 1969, Tom was informed that he would be posted to Vietnam. By this time, he had been promoted to Staff Sargent and became a Platoon Sargent in charge of a group of Marines. As part of a covert listening team, Tom monitored the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese via radio and conveyed intelligence to Marine headquarters. After Vietnam, Tom married Susan and underwent chiropractic training at Logan University, qualifying in 1977. Upon graduation, he moved to Miami, Florida, where he started a practice as well as a family. With a thirst for knowledge, Tom took as many Tom Hyde served at the very pinnacle of U.S. sports medicine, including the MIami Dolphins.
postgraduate courses as he could find, including the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and Diplomate courses as well as a three-year residency with legendary chiropractic radiologist, Dr. Norman Kettner. With his practice increasingly focusing on treating athletes, Tom found himself working at the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, Indiana. After this, Tom?s career in sports chiropractic intensified, and he found himself working all over the world with athletes and coaches. He completed an internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and served for seven years (1990-1997) as the chiropractic consultant to the Miami Dolphins. After retiring
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A lif et im e of ser vice (con t in u ed) from clinical practice in the late 1990s due to an upper extremity injury, Tom focused on teaching and lecturing. He spent over a decade working with Marianne Gengenbach to co-author two editions of the text Conservative Management of Sports Injuries (ISBN 978-0763732523) and was the co-developer of FAKTR, an instrument-assisted myofascial treatment technique. An avid athlete himself, Tom has completed several marathons and climbed a number of mountains to raise awareness
and funds for a range of charitable causes. He was a competitive powerlifter for 18 years and served as the chiropractic coordinator for the U.S. Powerlifting Federation and International Powerlifting Federation. Celebrated within the profession, Tom is the recipient of numerous awards from national and international organizations, including an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Science (Canada) (RCCSS). In
2001, Tom was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Sports Council of the American Chiropractic Association. He served as the secretary general for the Federation International de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS). Tom Hyde is now retired and lives in North Carolina with his wife, Susan, where he pursues his passions of hiking, photography and travel. He is on the board of World Spine Care U.S.
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Beijin g Win t er Olym pics: Hon g Kon g spor t s ch ir opr act or sh ar es exper ien ce of w or k in g on t h e Olym pic m edical t eam The Beijing Winter Olympics has not only hosted world-class athletes, but also has a renowned medical team. One member of the team is Dr Li Peng, who participated in both Tokyo Summer Olympics and this year 's Winter Games in Beijing for Team China. The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant created a challenging situation for the Olympic Games. With globally record high infection numbers, the medical team leveraged the experiences from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and other major events to provide the best protection for the athletes. Li Peng entered the Olympic Games Preparation Office of the Chinese Olympic Committee in 2018 where he began providing medical care for the national teams. In July 2021, Li headed for Tokyo as a member of the Team China Sports Medicine Group in the summer Olympics. He joined other doctors for acupuncture and physical therapy. Li said the work was very busy, especially in the afternoon and evening when athletes came for treatment and relaxation at the same time. Li was born to a farmer 's family in Chongqing's Hechuan district in 1985. At age 18, he was enrolled in the English department in Sichuan University of Science and Engineering. He was introduced to chiropractic when he was chosen to work as an English translator by the university, which had joint medical programs with Life University in the US. ?Being an Olympic chiropractor required me to quickly respond to emergencies, putting my deep knowledge to the test in high-pressure situations.? Li received training in how to handle athletes with a closed-loop system during the height of the pandemic in early 2020. The medical team within the closed-loop is multidisciplinary. Therefore they are able to handle any kind of medical emergency. Opposite: Dr Li Peng, pictured far right was part of the Olympic medical team for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
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Cr eat in g a m odel pat ien t jou r n ey t o en h an ce t h e pat ien t exper ien ce In t er view w it h Ger ald Olin , CCA Pat ien t Exper ien ce Task For ce Ch air Canadian chiropractors are passionate about their patients and equally invested in creating better outcomes for their care. The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has learned through polling data that, to become a preferred provider for the neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) health of Canadians, comprehensive, consistent, and effective clinical care must be delivered while establishing trust to deliver an excellent patient experience. Developing patient trust in the first three appointments is the deciding factor for loyalty, retention, satisfaction, and adherence to treatment, which leads to referrals. To gain further insight into the CCA?s patient experience initiative, we spoke to Dr. Gerald Olin, DC, Past Chair of the CCA, Chair of the Patient Experience Task Force, owner of T.E.A.M. Chiropractic Clinic, and chiropractor to many Manitoba sports teams. What is the Patient Experience Task Force (PETF)? Dr. Gerald Olin (GO): The CCA developed the PETF to help create a model patient journey. We reviewed key components of the first three visits, guided by the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA)?s pre-existing Roadmap to Care. It includes best practices for intake forms and process, health history, physical examination, diagnosis, report of findings, informed consent, subjective, objective, assessment and plan (SOAP) notes, and the recommended treatment plan.
Dr Gerald Olin, CCA Patient Experience Task Force Chair
Why are the first three visits most important? GO: Based on polling research performed in 2013 and 2019, we know communication is key. In the first three visits, chiropractors must demonstrate a willingness to listen and understand the patient?s needs and expectations for care without appearing to ?sell? treatments. Additionally, the data clearly indicates that patients don?t like long-term commitments and contracts, viewing those as a negative driver for
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Cr eat in g a m odel pat ien t jou r n ey t o en h an ce t h e pat ien t exper ien ce (con t in u ed) chiropractic care. By ensuring a positive patient experience in the early stages of treatment, when trust is being established and nurtured, we can enhance the perceptions of chiropractic. What are the goals and objectives of the PETF? GO: Once a model patient journey has been created, the PETF will develop tools and strategies to help our members gain a better understanding of these drivers and learning through webinars, conference presentations, and resources. An action plan will empower members to shift patient thinking about their chiropractic experience in those first three critical visits. Progress will be measured through future public polling. Our vision is that every Canadian will understand the value of chiropractic care and that we ultimately become part of the larger referral network for healthcare support. What have you learned from patients so far? GO: Patients want enough time to thoroughly discuss their health history and have a detailed physical examination performed to address their complaint. Patients also want their chiropractor to understand their values and preferences by inquiring about concerns, context, goals, and expectations leading to individualized care. This speaks to the second observation: Patients want to be active partners in their care. If we focus on these factors, we can shift how chiropractors are perceived in Canada while increasing trust, utilization, and referral sources for chiropractic care. What are the next steps? GO: The CCA and PETF are reviewing the recommendations and rankings of the best
The CCA's vision is that every Canadian will understand the value of chiropractic care.
practices in helping create a model patient journey. This will culminate in final recommendations and products for knowledge translation to our members. The CCA's vision as a national association is that every Canadian will have a chiropractor as a part of their healthcare team by 2023.
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F4CP r eleases n ew ch ildh ood obesit y ebook by Sherry McAllister, DC, president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) has released a new resource, ?Combat Childhood Obesity by Turning Exercise into a Game.? This eBook addresses the obesity crisis in the United States and the effects that Covid-19 has had on the disruption of childrens?physical health. Reintroducing exercise into a child?s daily routine is one of the key elements to prevent childhood obesity, not only to protects kids?health now, but to help them avoid future problems. The new resource can be found on the F4CP website and is now available to F4CP Members for download. To dow n load t h e Ch ildh ood Obesit y eBook , click h er e. In addition to the new eBook, F4CP has also created infographics based on family care. The infographics feature topics that are relevant for members of the
family at every age. To download the shareable infographics, click here. If you ar e n ot alr eady an F4CP m em ber , join h er e w w w.f 4cp.or g/ pack age t o access t h e m at er ial m en t ion ed above.
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EC Healt h car e open s n ew m u lt i-ser vice f lagsh ip m edical cen t er an d advan ced im agin g cen t er in Hon g Kon g EC Healthcare, the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong, has announced a new multi-service flagship medical center and a new advanced imaging center located in Tai Koo which commenced operations earlier this year, further expanding the Group?s market share in the medical market. The new flagship center is located at Fung House in Central, Hong Kong Island, with seven floors and an aggregate gross floor area of approximately 22,000 square feet. The upper five floors offer services including chiropractic, general medical, orthopedics, ophthalmology, physiotherapy and pain management and service centers have commenced operations. The other two floors will be an advanced imaging center serving as a one-stop medical imaging service hub, which is expected to commence operation in the fourth quarter of 2022. With the new development, EC Healthcare now operates six advanced imaging centers across the New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island,
EC Healthcare offers state-of-the-art healthcare in Hong Kong
thereby further improving its service network. Dr. Eric Chu, co-owner and Chief Business Officer of EC Healthcare said, ?We have been developing preventive and precision medicine with chiropractic DNA. "The Group will remain committed to building up an enclosed healthcare ecosystem focused on satisfaction of patients in order to provide quality one-stop services to patients and consolidate the Group?s industry leadership as a one-stop comprehensive healthcare and medical service provider.?
EC Healthcare is Hong Kong's largest non-hospital medical service provider Dr Eric Chu serves as President of the Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong
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Ch ir opr act ic h ist or ian r eleases n ew , f r ee ebook A chiropractic historian has published a free-to-access e-book chronicling the history of joint manipulation. Dr Francis Wilson, a 1990 graduate and former faculty member of AECC University College, has put together an excellent treatise on the history and practice of manipulation as practiced by bone setters, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and medical practitioners - the so-called 'big five'. The book is divided into parts, commencing with an analysis of meanings and an outline of the evolution of joint manipulation from its origins through to modern day practice. Subsequent chapters are arranged by discipline, which the author acknowledges may make the professions appear more distinct than they actually are. This leads to a discussion in the concluding chapters of epistemology and tribalism. In tackling the history of spinal manipulation, Dr Wilson acknowledges that, as with any historical study, it will be influenced by the historian's beliefs and prejudices, biases and background. He accepts that history will always be subjective, for it relies on the interpretation of facts and events. Against this backdrop, he examines the practice of medicine prior to the passing of the UK's Medical Act of 1858, when it was difficult to distinguish between physician and charlatan. He examines ancient practices of joint manipulation and bone setting, some dating back thousands of years, before proceeding to consider medieval practices and the conflation of spiritual and physical healing.
Dr Francis Wilson DC, PhD, author of Manibus
Dr Wilson sets out Edward Harrison's theories of spinal subluxation and nerve interference being expounded half a century before Still and Palmer developed the professions of osteopathy and chiropractic. He refers to the rise and fall of bone setting and developments in orthopedics, before focusing on the contemporary organized professions of osteopathy, chiropractic and manipulative physiotherapy. The description of joint manipulation by general practitioners features the author 's own father, himself a GP. For anyone interested in the history and developments, this is a must-read. Download your copy at www.manibus.org.
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Logan Un iver sit y br eak s n ew gr ou n d on Fu h r Scien ce Cen t er Logan University broke ground on the Fuhr Science Center on its campus in Chesterfield, Missouri, on Thursday, May 12, and construction is officially underway. The renovation project represents a major investment in the university?s continuing commitment to quality experiential learning for its chiropractic and health sciences students and to advancing education and transforming lives through evidence-based, patient-centered health care. The building is named after Arlan W. Fuhr, DC and Mrs. Judi Fuhr, who donated a $1 million
lead gift in support of the Advancing Education, Transforming Lives campaign. Dr. Fuhr is founder and chairman of Activator Methods International. Judi Fuhr is CEO and co-owner of Activator Methods International. Logan President, Dr Clay McDonald, said: ?This campaign will transform our spaces to support students and increase emphasis on the elements of the Logan academic experience anatomy, technique, clinical methods - that prepare our chiropractic and health sciences graduates for the patient care of tomorrow,?
?Increasing our capacity for hands-on learning is necessary to meet the growing demand for a Logan education.? With a nearly 48,000-square-foot remodel and addition, the updated Fuhr Science Center will house anatomy labs, a simulated imaging center, technique labs, faculty offices, additional student collaboration and study areas, and Anatomage tables - which are the most advanced 3D-simulation systems used by leading health care institutions throughout the world. Below: the groundbreaking ceremony at Logan University.
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UCC celebr at es gr adu at ion of f ir st coh or t of ch ir opr act ic gr adu at es The first chiropractic educational institution in the Caribbean has graduated its first cohort of chiropractors. The Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) is a private university in Bayamón, Puerto Rico that focuses on graduate studies and professional certifications in the health sciences. The cohort of 19 students, pictured below, graduated on June 7, 2022 alongside biomedical students, medical imaging students and research graduates. Dr Michael Wiles, formerly Dean of Chiropractic at Keiser University, delivered the commencement address to over 170 assembled graduates. Guests of the university who were present at the event included Mr David O'Bryon, Dr Gene Spilker and Dr Mark Ziegler.
WFC Public Health Committee member, Dr Mayda Serrano, serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Affairs and Research at UCC. She highlighted a number of recent accomplishments of the chiropractic department, whose program was recently accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (U.S). Among these was the first participation of chiropractic in a research symposium in Puerto Rico at the 2nd UCC Biomedical Clinical Student and Resident Research Symposium. The chiropractic department also participated in a UCC Interprofessional Case Study. Finally, the chiropractic department opened its first clinic in the neuromusculoskeletal wing of an acute care hospital, working alongside orthopedic doctors, pain management specialists, neurologists and doctors of physical therapy.
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Foot Leveler s an n ou n ces n ew Ch air in Biom ech an ics an d Hu m an Per f or m an ce at NWHSU Foot Levelers, the world?s leading provider of hand-crafted custom orthotics serving multi-disciplinary professionals and clinicians, has announced a $500,000 endowment to create the Foot Levelers Chair in Biomechanics and Human Performance at Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota. The new Chair supports research and education to
advance a deeper understanding of biomechanics - the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement - and will provide the opportunity to find more efficient, effective care leading to improved patient outcomes and better quality of life, especially pertaining to spine care, throughout the
world. Kent S. Greenawalt, chairman and CEO of Foot Levelers, says ?Research is the backbone of high-quality spine care, human performance and biomechanics and we are extremely gratified to play a role in supporting health care teams worldwide,? noting that some 16 million adults - 8 percent of all adults experience persistent or chronic back pain, and as a result are
President of Northwestern Health Sciences University, Dr Deborah Bushway, with Foot Levelers Senior Vice-president, Jamie Greenawalt
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Foot Leveler s an n ou n ces n ew Ch air in Biom ech an ics an d Hu m an Per f or m an ce at NWHSU (con t in u ed) limited in certain everyday activities. ?We?re honored, excited and immensely proud of these efforts to enhance well-coordinated patient care among different providers and institutions that brings together care for the whole person. Our level of commitment to research resonates with providers, patients and payers.? Concurrent to this endowment, Foot Levelers has also created an annual $25,000 matching gift to NWHSU which will be used to further clinical research on functional orthotics products and their effect on the biomechanics of the whole body, especially the spine.
According to the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, back pain is the sixth most costly condition in the United States, with health care costs and indirect costs due to back pain reaching over $12 billion per year and back problems representing a patient?s?most frequent complaint to doctors. Many indirect costs of this chronic condition are related to missed days of work and disability payments, with some 83 million days of work lost
Jamie Greenawalt, senior vice president, Foot Levelers, adds, ?This level of support provides benefits that extend to payers and self-insured employers who are seeking pain management solutions that avoid the use of opioids or incur expensive hospitalizations, surgeries or interventions that drive up the cost of care. Studies document that Foot Levelers orthotics are proven to reduce lower back pain by 34.5%, an impressive result that translates into better care for patients, lower costs for healthcare systems and better outcomes for providers in the spine care continuum.?
per year due to back pain. Back pain may also affect other activities, including athletic performance and exercise. Abou t Foot Leveler s Foot Levelers, the world?s leading provider of hand-crafted custom orthotics, has been serving healthcare professionals since 1952. Stabilizing orthotics help properly support the back, knees, hips, pelvis, and even neck by providing a balanced and symmetrical foundation.Foot Levelers orthotics are proven to reduce LBP by 34.5%. To learn more, visit footlevelers.com.
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Focu s on Cam pbellsville Un iver sit y Th e n ew ch ir opr act ic pr ogr am in t h e U.S. st at e of Ken t u ck y is pr om isin g t o of f er som et h in g a lit t le dif f er en t , says n ew Dean Tr evor Fosh an g. Campbellsville University, established in 1906, is a Kentucky-based institution located in the town of Campbellsville. Offering a range of online programs, it has five off-campus centers and instructional sites in four other locations. It is also the venue for the newest doctor of chiropractic program in the United States. The university claims on its website to be dedicated to academic excellence solidly grounded in the liberal arts that fosters personal growth, integrity and professional preparation within a caring environment. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The chiropractic program at Campbellsville University was established after the president of the university approached Dr Dennis Short, a successful chiropractor in Kentucky with a large, multi-clinic practice in the state comprising 12 centers, largely in rural locations. Following discussions and subsequent research, it was established that the region was underserved and that a school of chiropractic could be supported.
Dr Trevor Foshang
Further work resulted in a proposal being accepted by SACSCOC and early in 2021, Dr Trevor Foshang, an experienced chiropractor and educational leader, was hired as the school of chiropractic?s first Dean. Dr Foshang explains the appeal of leading the new school at Campbellsville. ?I didn?t want to simply join another institution and perpetuate the same type of educational program other institutions are supplying. ?Before accepting the offer, I wanted to be assured of several conditions, chiefly related to working towards solving some of the problems being experienced in chiropractic education across the United States.? The program is particularly focused on ensuring maximum integration and removing traditional silos between foundational topics in the educational process. Dr Foshang continued:
Students learn using state-of-the-art resources
?We are committed to integrating the curriculum in a way that ensures courses lean on each other. This means faculty working closely to ensure that materials are both horizontally and vertically
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Focu s on Cam pbellsville Un iver sit y (con t in u ed) aligned throughout the curriculum. Specifically, we focus on evidence-informed clinical context, using a mixed pedagogical approach, taking
better experience for our students.? Experiential learning is also a major theme within the new program at Campbellsville. Students are exposed to the clinical theater in term one, moving from observation to a graduated participation in care management. There is also a focus on authenticity, with students being exposed to real-life clinical environments in an off-campus setting through partnerships with the Veterans Affairs Administration, hospitals, large multidisciplinary practices and small clinics. The doctor of chiropractic program at Campbellsville University also places importance of training students in the business of health care. The program includes a dedicated curricular thread that teaches students how to be business owners, an area often overlooked in more traditional programs. Mindful of the escalating costs of education, the program has also been designed to minimize the financial burden on students. Dr Foshang explains:
Early exposure to clinical applications is part of the focus at Campbellsville University
advantage of problem-based learning, experiential learning and both self-directed and traditional methods. ?For example, in their first term, our students work through clinical cases applying their evolving knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.We are using what we know, with respect to the science of learning, to build a
?We built the program to support educational needs first and not add unnecessary expenses that are ultimately passed on to the students. This means that we are amongst the least expensive programs in the United States. We are transparent and have no hidden costs, with a close eye on making the program as accessible as possible for students from all backgrounds.? The Campbellsville program has commenced with a cohort of 10 students, with second and third cohorts planned to double this intake. Within 18 months, the program plans to increase cohort numbers to 35 with a cap at 50. Split into 10 terms, the program features both in-person and online education, with the final year comprising a mix of clinical placements and remote learning. The presence of other schools
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Focu s on Cam pbellsville Un iver sit y (con t in u ed) within the university allows for interprofessional teaching in health, sports science and business. Partnerships with other institutions further expand the opportunities for interprofessional, collaborative experiences. Dr Foshang commented, ?We believe that our program here at Campbellsville is completely in alignment with the WFC?s #BeEPIC campaign ? it?s evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative, and we?re excited about how we plan to realize both our short- and long-term goals.? Dr Foshang is clear about the required direction of travel in respect of chiropractic education. ?Competency based education is the only path forward in health care? he says. The Council on Chiropractic Education ? U.S. requires us to provide evidence that competencies are being met. In my opinion, our pedagogical approach far exceeds expectations within this competency-based model.? The university is keen to recruit students displaying clear attributes that will make them successful doctors of chiropractic. As well as being academically capable, Dr Foshang is clear on other essential qualities, including emotional intelligence. ?It?s important to recognize that the work of
The school of chiropractic is located at Harrodsburg, Kentucky and is a 45,000 square foot facility.
Early clinical interaction is a key feature of the Campbellsville student experience.
quality health care professionals relies not just on IQ but also on EQ. We choose to select students who have the needed academic abilities, but more important to us is the emotional quotient that translates into a distinctly caring individual. In addition, we choose students that have an entrepreneurial spirit with healthy intrinsic motivation,? he says. Dr Foshang has experience at a range of other chiropractic institutions under his belt. So what is it that motivates him to come to Kentucky and embark on this new adventure?
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Focu s on Cam pbellsville Un iver sit y (con t in u ed) ?Kentucky is a great state to live and work in. There is a sense of southern charm and hospitality. The pace or life is certainly slower and the institution is in a very small town surrounded by horse ranches and farms, making it quite different from a typical urban university environment. Despite this, the campus is about 35 minutes
from Lexington and about 1 hour from Louisville, so amenities are just a short drive away. ?We are excited to be working on building a new program. We want to help make positive and impactful changes to our profession and have been given freedom at Campbellsville to
achieve them. We?re aware that these changes will take time and be a lot of work, but at the same time I?m confident it will be a lot of fun. It?s a privilege to be part of this transformation.? Trevor Foshang was speaking to Richard Brown.
Pet r a Sch w ein h ar dt appoin t ed associat e pr of essor at Un iver sit y of Zu r ich The University Council of the University of Zurich has appointed PD Dr. med Petra Schweinhardt as Associate Professor of Chiropractic Medicine. The prestigious position, which takes effect in September 2022, is a further landmark in the history of the chiropractic program at the University of Zurich. Dr Schweinhardt's appointment follows a long period of vacancy, with Prof. dr Armin Curt holding a temporary appointment. The appointment of a permanent chairholder has been welcomed by the university and by ChiroSuisse, the Swiss Association of Chiropractors. With an impressive record in research, trilingual Dr Schweinhardt is highly respected in Switzerland. She held a Canada Research Chair between 2013 and 2016, specializing in the neurobiology of chronic pain, and is the recipient of a number of other awards. Dr Schweinhardt's research has focused strongly on pain and neurology, leading to her presenting both nationally and internationally. President of ChiroSuisse, Dr Thomas Thurnherr,
Dr Petra Schweinhardt has been appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Chiropractic Medicine at the University of Zurich.
said, "On behalf of the executive Board of ChiroSuisse, I congratulate Petra Schweinhardt on this remarkable achievement. We look forward to many years of fruitful collaboration."
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Nor t h east College sh ow s en vir on m en t al com m it m en t w it h af f or est at ion pr oject Northeast College of Health Sciences has demonstrated its solid commitment to the environment and tackling climate change with an innovative project on its campus grounds. The College has long taken action to be environmentally responsible, with past day-to-day actions like implementing campus recycling efforts and using energy-efficient lighting. The College has also embraced long-term initiatives to help promote sustainability on campus. In 2018, the College created the Grow Zone, a 45-acre area that is not mowed and allows native plants and fauna to naturally populate the area. Since the Grow Zone?s creation, the College has substantially reduced its carbon footprint through the elimination of the area?s need for 14+ hours of mowing a week ? a saving of more than 6400 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Actively creating natural spaces that allow for maximum conservation efforts continues at the College with the recent initiation of the Northeast Afforestation Project. The first phase of the multi-year afforestation plan began in 2021 when 870 trees, 380 shrubs and 160 meadow plantings
Dr Michael Mestan, Northeast College President
were added to 11 acres of campus grounds. Each year through 2023, a similar number of trees, plants and shrubs will be added to a 40-acre span of newly landscaped space that will imitate a wild Finger Lakes forest, full of mixed shrubs and under-story trees native to the region. ?In vest In Ou r Plan et ? is Earth Day?s 2022 theme and aims to encourage individuals and businesses to invest in practices that can benefit the Earth. First held on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was a day of education about environmental issues, predominately in educational institutions across the United States. Now the day includes a wide range of events in more than 193 countries and is coordinated by Earth Day.org. The organization inspires more than 1 billion people to act in environmentally friendly ways.
Northeast College has committed to a multi-year afforestation plan.
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Par ker Sem in ar s celebr at es su ccessf u l Or lan do ?Ir on Sh ar pen s Ir on? even t
SCUHS Pr esiden t h on or ed f or ser vice by Nor t h w est Com m ission f or Colleges an d Un iver sit ies
From June 10-12, 2022, Parker Seminars hosted its annual live Orlando, Florida, event at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Attendees were able to learn from and network with popular speakers and top professionals in the industry.
Dr John Scaringe, President of Southern California University of Health Sciences, has been honored for his service as a commissioner with the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities. Having served two 3-year terms, Dr Scaringe steps down after being involved in the accreditation of multiple programs in a large number of US states.
Keynote speakers included Dr. William E. Morgan, Heather Berlin, Daymond John, and Max Lugavere, as well as 25 other healthcare speakers. Parker Seminars also hosted a dynamic expo featuring popular industry vendors with the latest chiropractic products and technologies. This multi-day event even showcased unique parties such as the Expo Extravaganza and the Party in the Atrium.
Dr William E. Morgan presents at Parker Seminars
Located near Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and many other Florida tourist destinations, this seminar served as the destination for a great summer getaway for families. Overall, Parker Seminars Orlando provided a unique experience of inspiration, learning, and networking for those in the chiropractic profession.
Dr Scaringe is only the second chiropractor to have held office on the commission, the first of whom was Dr Joseph Brimhall of the University of Western States.
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ACC an n ou n ces n ew Execu t ive Dir ect or The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) has announced the selection of Anne Marie Munson MA, as its new Executive Director. She commenced her role on June 1, 2022 taking over from veteran ACC President, David O'Bryon, JD, CAE. Mr O?Bryon steps down after 26 years in the role, which has seen significant changes in the provision of chiropractic education in North America and around the world. Ms. Munson has over 15 years of association management expertise in trade and professional organizations, most recently with the American Chiropractic Association. New ACC Executive Director, Anne Marie Munson
She has been directly involved in leadership development and management of day-to-day operations, brand development and marketing, governance, business development, conference and event planning, and staff management.
The search committee consisted of Drs. Deborah Bushway, Michael Ciolfi, Michael Mestan, Ron Oberstein, and David Wickes.
As Executive Director, she will be overseeing the implementation of the ACC's strategic plan which has just been completed for 2022-2024.
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges represents institutions that have accredited doctor of chiropractic programs. In the United States, there are over 10,000 students alone.
ACC embarked on a national search after Mr. O'Bryon announced in August 2021 that he would be stepping down. The search provided a highly competitive list of leading candidates across the country.
Its Research Agenda Conference event has been a premier educational conference for close to 30 years, attracting educators and researchers from across the globe.
The position will be a virtual one as the ACC moves to a new structure.
The ACC's mission is to advance chiropractic education and research as well as advocate for its students and broad educational issues.
"It is such an exciting time to join the ACC in its moment of innovation and with education going through such transformative times, I look forward to carrying on ACC's leadership and voice in chiropractic education," said Ms. Munson. "The board wanted a proven leader with experience in helping associations move their priorities forward, and Anne Marie Munson had the background and characteristics to help the ACC focus on its members' academic and educational issues", said Dr. Oberstein, Chair of the ACC Board.
ACC's website is www.chirocolleges.org.
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New Br azilian ch ir opr act ic pr ogr am lau n ch es in Rio de Jan eir o Rio de Janeiro has become the latest global city to host a chiropractic education program with the announcement of a new university-based course. Despite chiropractic remaining unregulated in Brazil, the new program at Centro Universitário Gama e Souza (UNIGAMA) reflects a strong growth in the profession in a country where, regrettably, there is no protection of title, leading many unqualified persons to call themselves chiropractors and offer services in the absence of appropriate training and expertise. UNIGAMA, which was founded in 1998, offers a wide range of health programs, including dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, physical education, and psychology. In addition to its faculty of health, courses are also offered in architecture, social sciences, accounting, economic sciences and environmental engineering The opening of the newest bachelor 's degree course in chiropractic in Brazil was a joint effort combining the efforts of the chiropractic profession, students and the higher education institution itself. An intense period of planning resulted in close collaboration
between UNIGAMA and chiropractic experts. The support of the WFC Member for Brazil, the Associacao Brasileira de Quiropraxia (ABQ) provided significant support, ensuring that the course was appropriately structured to make it compliant with WHO Guidelines and internationally accepted standards, both in terms of learning hours and content. This, and the support of pro-chiropractic institutions in Brazil - such as the NGO QSF - social network groups and chiropractors, both from Rio de Janeiro and several other states were influential in ensuring that the proposal was accepted. Using their extensive social networks, these groups also ensured that the course was widely publicized.
Students, faculty and ABQ President, Dr Daniel Facchini at UNIGAMA
Following a massive push to get
the program up and running, with a vast amount of work being completed in a remarkably short time frame, the first class was recruited, comprising 23 students, and classes started earlier this year. A second class begins classes in August. It is important to emphasize the integration between various sectors, groups, people and institutions of chiropractic, since the inspiration for the program at UNIGAMA was generated by initiatives such as the UCEFF. At the same time, our launch relied heavily on the advice of the ABQ, and this experience has also served as support for other courses in Brazil by generating interest amongst potential students and encouraging new undergraduate courses to be explored. There is much pride in the Brazilian community. This newest program demonstrates how collaboration and teamwork can quickly make programs possible. With the new CCE-Latin America expected soon, Brazil is keen to facilitate further routes to qualify as a chiropractor and expand the profession for the benefit of patients and the public.
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CM CC sign s n ew ar t icu lat ion agr eem en t w it h Un iver sit y of New Br u n sw ick A new articulation agreement between the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) will enable qualified students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in seven years, instead of eight. This agreement offers UNB students an opportunity to complete the requirements of their undergraduate degree in kinesiology at UNB through courses offered within their Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at CMCC. ?We are pleased to work with UNB to expand opportunities for students, facilitating a clear and robust career pathway for students who identify their interests early in their undergraduate program,? said Dr. David Wickes, President, CMCC. ?UNB is committed to creating opportunities for our students to build their careers and strengthen their professional avenues,? says Dr. Wayne Albert, Dean of Kinesiology. ?This new pathway benefits students who wish to pursue a career in chiropractic, reducing the length of time for study and providing them with the support early on, through the collaboration between our institutions.? Past students of UNB who went on to study at CMCC were excited about the announcement of the new project:
"I would have loved a program like this when I was going through my undergraduate program at UNB in preparation for CMCC. With this agreement in place, students can save a year of tuition and get a head start on building a practice." Dr. Kelsey Nissen BScKin, DC "I am excited to see my two alma maters come together in this pathway program.After graduating as a chiropractor, I returned to UNB to complete a Master?s in Exercise Sciences and now work as a sports specialist chiropractor as well as a teacher in the Faculty of Kinesiology at UNB. I have a solid understanding of both programs and how they can work together. "UNB has an incredible kinesiology program with many students who know they want to become health care professionals. This pathway program will allow them to help see patients a year earlier and proudly hang both diplomas on their wall. Congratulations to both CMCC and UNB on their collaboration." Dr. Matthew Williams BScKin , CSCS, DC, M ScESS, FRCCSS(C) Founded in 1785, UNB offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 60 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields Consideration for entry into the pathway program begins this academic year.
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Par ker Un iver sit y h ost s of f icial gr an d open in g cer em on y r ecogn izin g t h e com plet ion of n ew Sou t h Bu ildin g On April 7, 2022, local dignitaries, Parker University staff, students, and community leaders gathered inside the new South Building on Parker University?s campus to celebrate the grand opening of this new state-of-the-art facility. On October 20, 2019, Parker University was struck by an F3 tornado. In the wake of the tragedy, and the loss of much of Parker University?s campus structures, 350 contractors worked 12-hour days, with an accumulation of more than 25,000 hours, to restore the university to normal operations within only a week. The opening ceremony honored all who helped in the aftermath of the tornado and the construction of the new building. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a further storm in 2021,
Parker 's leadership team, led by President Dr WIlliam Morgan acted swiftly to minimize disruption and ensure that the rebuilding project was completed in record time. Dr Morgan commented, "We were able to rebuild this from rubble. Everyone took up the mantle and went to work. At a time when only five percent of colleges grew, we were growing.? Tristan Hallman, Chief of Policy and Communications at Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson?s office, spoke and said, ?Parker University is back and will be a big part in bringing northwest Dallas back as well. This is big for economic development and partnerships. This isn?t just a building that?s been rebuilt;this is a partnership that?s growing. This university is a committed
partner with the city of Dallas.? In closing, in front of attendees, Drs. Morgan, Brooks, DeRamus, and Donovan cut the ribbon recognizing the official opening of the South Building. Following the ceremony, guided tours were offered to all in attendance. Parker University is proud to thank everyone who helped make this new building and special ceremonial event so successful. To view the footage covering the tornado destruction and rebuild, go to https://youtu.be/mT0jSssi69g. Below, Left: Drs Morgan, Donovan, Brooks and deRamus officially open Parker University's South Building. Below, Right: Floyd McLendon Jr presides over the opening of the Jack Donovan Student Lounge, with Dr Jack Donovan (bottom right) in attendance
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Palm er celebr at es 125t h an n iver sar y w it h special celebr at ion Palmer College of Chiropractic will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its being the first chiropractic school in the world September 15-17, 2022. The three-day event will recognize Palmer ?s place in the history of chiropractic, and its commitment to continuing to educate the world?s best chiropractors and drive the profession forward. ?More than one-third of all practicing Doctors of Chiropractic in the United States are Palmer graduates, and today, one in every five chiropractic students is a Palmer student. Together, these groups embody our daring history and our drive to create a world of unlimited health and human potential through chiropractic,? said Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., chancellor and CEO of Palmer College. The 125th anniversary comes during a time of unprecedented growth at Palmer College, which has invested more than $35 million into recently completed and upcoming building projects to support the academic and campus experience for students, all while growing scholarship opportunities for incoming students. The event will honor and celebrate the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic through continuing-education speakers, alumni gatherings, commemorative events and a can?t-miss celebration that will unveil the vision for the future of Palmer College. Guests can look forward to: The 125th Anniversary Celebration at the River Center in downtown Davenport featuring live entertainment and a special announcement from Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. -
Earning up to 24 hours of continuing-education credits from more than four dozen speakers in topics
including sports and rehabilitation, research, philosophy, radiology, pediatrics, nutrition and more. A commemorative beer tapping at Front Street Pub & Eatery. Big Tent Philosophy Night, featuring leaders in chiropractic discussing how chiropractic philosophy is incorporated into clinical practice. It?s a Palmer tradition! A Technology Showcase Open House, where Palmer faculty and students will demonstrate how the College uses technology to continuously improve the student-learning experience. Legacy Family Social, bringing together generations of Palmer families. Telling your chiropractic story with the Oral History Project and take your place in the Palmer history books forever.
To register, or for more information about the 125th anniversary celebration, visit palmer.edu/125.
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2023 PIE Con f er en ce t o be h eld in Tor on t o The PIE Planning Committee is thrilled to announce that the biennial conference will be held in person July 13-15, 2023. The event is being hosted in Toronto Canada at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). The three-day education program is designed to provide Complementary and Integrative Healthcare (CIH) educators training in the principles, practice and teaching of Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP). Two tracks are planned: 1. A teaching track aimed at classroom and clinic educators 2. An administrative/curriculum development track aimed at institutional administrators and curriculum designers Previous attendees have reported an increase in the utilization and the teaching of EIP skills after attending this conference. Program and registration information will be posted later this summer on the PIE Conference
The PIE Conference will take place at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada.
site (http://thepieconference.org) and is expected to go live soon. Add this date to your calendar now to make sure you join us at the PIE 2023 Conference, taking place For further information, please contact the conference organizers: -
Dr. Craig Jacobs, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Anthony Tibbles email@example.com.
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New boar d ch air appoin t ed at Nor t h east College At its June 2022 meeting, the Northeast College of Health Sciences Board of Trustees celebrated the accomplishments of longtime member and outgoing chair Dr. Frank Lizzio, as well as welcomed new chair Dr. Rick Rosa. A member of the College?s Board of Trustees since 2007, Lizzio began his tenure as Board chair in 2019. He also served as vice president and president of the College?s Alumni Association from 1997 to 2006. In addition, Lizzio was an adjunct assistant professor
at the College and served as a faculty clinician at the College's outpatient health center in Levittown. ?We are grateful for the guidance and experience of Dr. Lizzo during his past years as chair and as a member of the Board,? said Northeast College President Michael Mestan. ?His contributions have made a great impact on not only Northeast but on the whole healthcare profession.? Lizzio is succeeded by fellow College alumnus and current member of the Northeast Board of Trustees Dr. Rick
Rosa.Rosa is a former College faculty member and currently owns and operates 13 clinics in the Washington, D.C. area. As well, he is the founder of RecoveryDoc, a consulting company specializing in care of professional athletes. President Mestan shared a warm welcome for the incoming Board chair. "Dr. Rosa is an outstanding leader, one whose vision and dedication will certainly be of great value as we continue to move our College forward," Mestan said. ?I look forward to working with him in his new role.?
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Un iver sit y of West er n St at es expan ds t o of f er n ew Doct or of Nat u r opat h ic M edicin e pr ogr am The University of Western States (UWS), long renowned for the provision of chiropractic education, is expanding its academic offering with new Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program. The UWS NMD program champions a whole-person and individualized approach to health and well-being. The integration of functional medicine principles distinguishes this
said Dr. Marcia Prenguber, naturopathic physician, fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, and dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at UWS. ?Offering a whole-person approach to medicine, our NMD program is designed to train future physicians in evidence-informed natural health care while addressing the body, mind and spirit, and integrating the principles of functional medicine.? Naturopathic medicine and functional medicine are evidence-informed, patient-centered approaches to achieving and maintaining health. Functional medicine?s focus on biochemical and genetic individuality, and the diet, lifestyle, and nutrition of each patient, integrates well with the full range of assessments and treatment modalities of naturopathic medicine. The UWS NMD program is a 14-quarter doctoral curriculum, taught year-round. Students can complete the program in three and a half calendar years. UWS will deliver the NMD program at its state-of-the-art campus in northeast Portland.
Dr Marcia Prenguber, UWS Dean of Naturopathic Medicine
curriculum from other naturopathic medicine programs. ?Our new naturopathic medicine program is extremely exciting for the university, the Portland-area, and our healthcare community,?
UWS campus in northeast Portland, Oregon
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IM U h ost s sh ock w ave t h er apy t r ain in g pr ogr am On the 22 of May, the IMU Chiropractic Department in collaboration with Electro Medical Systems (EMS), Swiss Dolorclast® Academy (SDCA) and EVO Performance held a Shockwave Therapy Certification Workshop for practitioners of the treatment of common Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. There was an overwhelming interst in the workshop, with it was fully booked after just a few days of opening for registration. It was attended by 58 participants (48 Chiropractic Students, 4 Full-Time Chiropractic Faculty Members, 2 IMU Healthcare Chiropractic Clinicians and 4 external healthcare practitioners). Attendees participated in this full-day theoretical and practical course to become certified as EMS GDT product practitioners. Objectives included introducing and familiarizing practitioners with the EMS Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave ESWT Device, demonstrating treatment protocols for commonly encountered musculoskeletal conditions, familiarizing practitioners with the indications and contraindications for therapy and introducing Guided Dolorclast® Therapy (GDT) ? an innovative combination of high-power laser therapy followed by ESWT which boasts addressing 90% of all major indications to improve clinical success. IMU?s Chiropractic Clinical Education Coordinator, Sports Chiropractor and GDT Certified Trainer, Dr Hayden Pooke, presented the morning session on mechanisms of action and basic science of Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy and high-power laser. The afternoon session covered indications, contraindications, assessments & diagnosis, product characteristics and specifications and the hands-on workshop were presented by specialist physiotherapist and GDT Certified Trainer, Mr. Tan Woo Teck. Student feedback was positive, highlighting that certification as a GDT makes IMU Chiropractic graduates even more ?industry ready? and attractive to employers.
Students, faculty and chiropractors benefited from the opportunity to learn knowledge and skills and the shockwave therapy training program
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Good n ew s f or f u t u r e of r esear ch at AECC Un iver sit y College As it develops research collaborations around the world, AECC University College (AECC UC) is powering ahead with its agenda to lead the UK's chiropractic research capacity. Recently, it announced that AECC UC's research degree program has been validated, following a positive validation event with Solent University. This marks another significant step for AECC UC in its journey towards Research Degree Awarding Powers (RDAP) and the growth of its research environment. Professor Dave Newell, Director of Research at the University College, said: ?Previously, our involvement with PhD supervision has been in collaboration with other universities where the PhD students are registered.
?As an institution we have strategically committed in our ?Fit for the Future?institutional plan to growing a more active and impactful research culture. This will include investment in supporting research-focused staff, building collaborative research partnerships and aligning ourselves with local and national health related research needs which will be facilitated by our growing cohort of research students. ?Further progression along the road to RDAP will see the AECC University College needing to complete 30 PhD confirmations over the next few years along with hitting additional RDAP metrics and will form part of our present and future strategic plans.? Commenting on why development in research at AECC UC is so important, Professor Newell said: ?Given the constant need to improve and make available the best healthcare for all, there remain multiple questions within the wider healthcare environment that can be answered by high quality and focused research. "We are very proud to have been able to take another step toward being a recognized and trusted player in this arena and look forward to welcoming our very first PhD student in October 2022.? AECC UC offers a range of programs besides its flagship chiropractic program and is active both in the United Kingdom and beyond in developing collaborative partnerships.
Professor David Newell , AECC UC Director of Research
"This change would result in AECC UC delivering autonomous research training in its own right for the first time. This is an early step in an important journey towards RDAP to realize our ultimate ambition to award our own PhD degrees.
Find out more about the evidence-based research at AECC UC by visiting www.aecc.ac.uk/research.
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Par ker Sem in ar s Recogn izes ACE Digit al Post er Win n er s f r om Las Vegas 2022 Even t Parker Seminars and Parker Research Center were pleased to host the Inaugural Abstracts for Clinical Evidence (ACE) program at Parker Seminars Las Vegas in February 2022. This new venue provided a knowledge translation opportunity directly to clinicians. It was prepared by an international team of clinicians and scientists using the latest poster technology, iPosters, an online interactive, multimedia, virtual poster platform. Interest forms considered previously published literature, encore abstracts, and new unpublished research in the areas of original research (clinical trials, epidemiology/health service research), literature/systematic/scoping reviews, and case studies/case series. iPosters included a clinical pearl and opportunities for clinicians to enhance research literacy by exposure to high-quality, rigorous research presentations.
Dr Katie Pohlman, Parker University Director of Research
Parker Seminars is excited to honor and recognize the winners from the recent inaugural event! The winners include the following: -
Early Career Scientist -Dr . Cr aig M oor e: ?The COVID-19 Pandemic, Evidence-Based Public Health and Chiropractic Practice: A Survey on Impact and Response Across Four Continents.? Independent Scientist -Dr . St acie Salsbu r y: ?Doing Our Best for Patient Safety. A Qualitative Study with Spinal Manipulative Therapy Providers in Community-Based Settings.? Full-time Clinician -Dr . Alec Sch ielk e: ?Telehealth Utilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic via Musculoskeletal Specialists Integration Within an Established VA Telephone Care Program: A Descriptive Report.?
Clinician-Scientist -Dr . Car ol An n Weis: ?Best Practices Recommendations for Chiropractic Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Patients: Results of a Consensus Process.? Teaching Faculty -Dr . Bet h Car leo: ?Manual Therapy for the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review.? Overall -Dr . Kat ie de Lu ca: ?Definition for Spinal Osteoarthritis for Use in Research and Clinical Practice: A Delphi Study.? People?s Choice -Dr . Am an da St even s: ?Telehealth Services for Pediatric and Adult Musculoskeletal Care in a Chiropractic Practice.?
Congratulations to all the winners of the Inaugural ACE program at Parker Seminars Las Vegas in February 2022. This state-of-the-art opportunity will be featured at other upcoming Parker Seminars events.
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Jan Har t vigsen celebr at es 25t h an n iver sar y at Ch ir opr act ic Kn ow ledge Hu b On May 1, 2022 Jan Hartvigsen celebrated his 25th anniversary as a researcher at the Chiropractic Knowledge Hub. It has been a productive 25 years. With close to 600 publications, presentations, guest lectures etc., Jan Hartvigsen is one of the world's leading researchers in MSK pain and disease, focusing on the spine. He was one of the leading forces behind the creation of the Center for Muscle and Joint Health in at the University of Southern Denmark. In 2018, he was one of several leading researchers behind a landmark report on back pain, which was published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet. He is a much-used consultant for the National Board of Health and the world Health Organization, among
Professor Jan Hartvigsen (photo credit Nadia Aamand)
others. He has been involved in drafting clinical guidelines in several areas. In 2018, he lectured on the need for a greater focus on muscle and joint health in the European Parliament. He has also served as a member of the WFC's Research Council. He is continuously involved in several research projects and is an opinion leader regarding the development of chiropractic. Jan Hartvigsen has previously received recognition for his research, including the Danish Chiropractor Award (2017), the World Federation of Chiropractic David Chapman-Smith Honor Award (2017), the George B MacClelland American Chiropractic Association Researcher of the Year (2017). He has also been a visiting professor at several universities in North America and Australia. WFC Secretary-General Richard Brown commented, "We congratulate Professor Hartvigsen on reaching a quarter of a century at the Chiropractic Knowledge Hub. He has been instrumental in expanding research capacity in chiropractic and beyond and we're indebted to him for his work."
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New st u dy su ggest s w eek ly SM S m on it or in g m ay h elp back pain m an agem en t With great emphasis on monitoring of progress in spinal pain and disability, a new study sought to investigate whether weekly text (SMS) monitoring of low back pain (LBP) affects the course of the pain. What emerged during the study was that self-monitoring is becoming increasingly widespread. The study investigated whether frequent attention to pain helps patients to better manage the pain or simply exacerbates the problem through unnecessary focus. Professor Alice Kongsted
Alice Kongsted and her colleagues examined whether pain intensity, activity limitation, and pain control differed between 1) patients whose follow up consisted of SMS questions about their back pain weekly over 12 months plus questionnaires after 2 weeks, 3 months, and 12 months, and 2) patients whose follow up only consisted of questionnaires after 2 weeks, 3 months and 12 months. A total of 2848 patients from the Danish chiropractic low back pain cohort (ChiCo) participated in the study and were divided into the two groups. Results showed that the pain
intensity was slightly lower in the SMS group, while there was no relevant difference between the groups in terms of activity limitation and the experience of being able to control the pain. The study concluded that there were no negative effects of weekly monitoring, with the suggestion of a potentially small positive effect. Ref er en ce: Kongsted A, Jensen TS, Doktor K, Hestbaek L. Effects of weekly pain monitoring on back pain outcomes: a non?randomised controlled study. Chiro Man Ther 2021; 29: 37
St in e Hau gaar d Clau sen becom es 34t h Dan ish ch ir opr act or w it h a Ph D degr ee After a competent and well-executed PhD defense, chiropractor Stine Haugaard Clausen joined the ranks of Danish chiropractors to earn her doctorate. On Friday, April 29, she defended her PhD thesis "Hip Osteoarthritis: Prognostic Factors and Treatment Effect Modifiers" at the University of Southern Denmark in the presence of family, friends, and colleagues, and became the 34th Danish chiropractor to be awarded a PhD degree. Stine Haugaard Clausen (center)
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Fir st CARL II r esiden t ial in t h e pipelin e The activities of the second cohort of the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership (CARL II) have been severely delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, over the second weekend of May, the three CARL mentors, Professors Greg Kawchuk, Jon Adams, and Jan Hartvigsen met in Copenhagen, Denmark to plan the first CARL II residential. The residential is scheduled to be held at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark in August 2022.
CARL mentors, (L>R) Professors Greg Kawchuk, Jon Adams and Jan Hartvigsen
The mentors discussed how CARL can actively participate in driving forward the evidence-based development of chiropractic.
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THANK YOU TO OUR INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT
PLATINUM INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS (US$2000)
ANDERSON Kris, DC (USA) ANMOLSINGH Dinesh, DC (Trinidad & Tobago) ANOSOV Oleg, DC (USA)
CLEVELAND III Carl, DC (USA) MORGAN William E., DC (USA)
AYMON Michel, DC (Switzerland) BISIACCHI Debra, DC (USA)
GOLD INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS (US$750)
BORGES Sira, DC, MD (Brazil)
CHUN PU CHU Eric, DC, MHA, PhD (Hong Kong)
CAREY Paul, DC (Canada)
HALDEMAN Scott, DC, MD, PhD (USA)
BRACKENBURY Wade, DC (Vietnam)
CARTER Catherine, DC (Canada)
SILVER INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS (US$500)
CHAPMAN-SMITH David, Mr (Canada)
BOO Gordon Kou Tuan, DC (Malaysia)
CRAIG Stuart and Leonie, DC (New Zealand)
KUWAOKA Toshifumi, Mr (Japan)
CULBERT Gregory M., DC (USA)
WANG Sam, DC (USA)
CONLEY Todd, DC (USA)
DONATO Phillip, DC (Australia)
WHITMAN Larry, DC (Australia) EL SANGAK Hussein, DC, MD (USA)
BRONZE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS (US$180)
EL SANGAK Omar, DC, MD (Egypt)
ADRA Tarek, DC (USA)
ERRINGTON Timothy, DC (Singapore)
ALDRICH Bruce, DC (USA)
FAYE Leonard, DC (USA)
THANK YOU TO OUR INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT
BRONZE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS (US$180) GELLEY Geoffrey, DC (Canada) GREEN Bart, DC (USA) GREENWOOD Dean, DC (Canada) HEESE Glen, DC (USA) JOHANESSEN Espen, DC (Norway) JOHNSON Claire, DC (USA) KIL Vivian, DC (Netherlands) KOPANSKY-GILES Deborah, DC (Canada) LEPIEN Rose, DC (USA) LING Kok Keng, DC (Singapore) LOTHE Lise, DC (Norway) McNABB Brent, DC (USA) MOSS Jean, DC, MBA (Canada) NAPULI Jason, DC, MBA (USA)
PAPADOPOULOS Stathis, DC (Cyprus) RAVEN Tim, DC (Norway) SOSNA Janet Ruth, DC (Singapore) STAERKER Paul, DC (Australia) STEWART Gregory, DC (Canada) TAKEYACHI Kei, DC (Japan) TAO Cliff, DC, DACBR (USA) TAYLOR Michael K, DC (USA) TRUUVAART Gerly, DC (Estonia) TUCK Nathaniel, DC (USA) VALLONE Sharon, DC, DICCP (USA) VAUGHAN Bruce, DC (Hong Kong SAR) WILES Michael, DC (USA) WILLIAMS John, DC (Italy) WOLFSON Wayne, DC (USA)