THE GEORGIA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION SPRING CONFERENCE
& Trade Show will take place at the Hyatt
GCA Spring Conference-Savannah, GA-May 1-3
THE GEORGIA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION SPRING CONFERENCE & Trade Show will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in the beautiful historic district of Savannah on May 1-3. The program will feature Dr. Steve Troyanovich, speaking on Structural Rehabilitation of the Spine and Posture: A Practical Approach. Joining him on the program will be Dr. Raymond Fowler, F.A.C.O., D.A.C.B.R., who will present a program on Spinal Stabilization. Also on the program will be Bharon Hoag, C.P.C., C.H.C., the Senior Consultant in the ACOM Healthcare Business Consulting Group, and Laurie Simpson, C.C.A.
For additional information about the conference & trade show, go to www.gachiro.org.
Research Department at Northwestern Health Sciences University Creates New Positions to Increase Research Study Capacity
THE WOLFE-HARRIS CENTER FOR CLINICAL STUDIES (WHCCS) AT Northwestern Health Sciences University recently created two positions in a strategic move to increase the capacity to take on different types of research studies. Barry Taylor, D.C., was named research clinic director, and Sara Zwagerman, B.S., was named research clinic administrator. According to Roni Evans, D.C., M.S., dean of research, the research department is working toward offering treatments on a fee-for-service basis in the Biofreeze Thera-band Rehabilitation Center. This will be in addition to continuing to conduct a variety of research studies. The new positions were created, in part, to support this endeavor. The addition of these new roles will help the department effi ciently address resource needs and spot potential barriers, and enhance responsiveness to the needs of patients, funding agencies, and the institution. For more information: www.nwhealth.edu.
Chiropractors Keeping It Clean A TEAM OF DEDICATED PUBLIC HEALTH CARE RESEARCHERS HAVE published a protocol for hand and table sanitization in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. In this study, the authors reviewed the scientific literature and developed a protocol for hand and table sanitizing that is specifi c to the chiropractic profession. The purpose of this article is to present a proposed guideline for hand and treatment table surface sanitizing for the chiropractic profession that is evidence- based and can easily be adopted by teaching institutions and doctors in the fi eld. This article offers the chiropractic profession a set of guidelines that may assist in educational environments, teaching clinics, and private practices. The article is available to subscribers and may be accessed for free through the journal website www. journalchiromed.com. The Chiropractic Health Care (CHC) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA-CHC), founded in 1995, has maintained a critical role in public health issues such as well-ness, health promotion and disease prevention in the context of chiropractic policies and practices. For more information about the CHC, visit http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/ aphasections/chc/ Autism Is the Leading Health Care Crisis in Our Country IN 2008, DR. RENEE TOCCO FORMED THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC Autism Board (ACAB). The ACAB has a world-class board of advisers that bring extraordinary expertise concerning care for ASD (autism spectrum disorders) and represents the many different facets of recovery. To help children with ASD, you must restore biochemical and neurological balance. The ACAB will host a three-day conference on May 15-17, 2009, in Charleston, SC.
On May 15, 2009, The 2009 International Vaccine Risk Symposium will bring together some of the best medical minds of our times who will validate and expose the latest research on the dangers of vaccines, including vaccine-induced microvascular aneurism. May 16-17, 2009, ACAB presents Hope for Autism. This conference equips chiropractors to responsibly address autism, Attention Defi cit Disorder, learning disabilities and other neurological developmental problems using BioNutritional Care. Doctors of chiropractic that complete the training conference will be added to the ACAB’s online referral directory. For more information visit www.BioNutritionalCare.com or call 1-843-766-1969. Robert and Riekeman on Philosophy at WFC Congress PAST NEWS ON THE WORLD FEDERATION OF CHIROPRACTIC’S 10TH Biennial Congress to be held in Montreal, April 30 to May 2, 2009 (www.wfc.org/congress2009) has focused on keynote technique and clinical science speakers.
This meeting, co-sponsored by the Canadian Chiropractic Association and with a theme of Celebrating Chiropractic in the 21st Century, also has an outstanding program on the philosophy of chiropractic and health care. One session has three leading authorities speaking on whether the biopsychosocial model, rather than the biomedical model, should be the philosophical model for not only chiropractic but all health care, namely:
• Serge Robert, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal.
• Guy Riekeman, D.C., President, Life University, Marietta, Georgia.
• Alan Breen, D.C., Ph.D., Professor of Musculoskeletal Health Care, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, England. Highlights of the Congress social program include an opening reception, a Thursday Quebec cultural night, and the Saturday night gala banquet and dance.
All information is at www.wfc. org/congress2009.