April 2004

Academy e-letter Volume 3, Number 4

From the desk of J. R. Brandt DC, FACO President, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Good Morning Doctor,

The Academy and its Coalition partners have completed the Diplomate Certification examination in Toronto earlier this month. This was given for Canadian candidates only. The examination took place at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). The results of the examination will be announced to the candidates in conjunction with the Orlando examination results. I would like to thank the doctors who participated on behalf of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO), Council of Chiropractic Orthopedics (CCO of ACA) and the Academy for the hours of development, refinement and implementation. Over 20 doctors were involved in the process and the number is expanding. Thank you to the Canadian orthopedists for their help in Toronto. Special thanks to Cheryl and Ed at FCER for answering questions, sending letters and e-mails.

The Academy has received unanimous recommendation from the Academy Grant Committee to grant $500 to the Canadian Chiropractic Orthopedic Council (CCOC). It is designated for development of chiropractic orthopedics in Canada. It is to assist them in the education of the public and profession.

The fall interorganizational examination is being held on October 9, 2004. It will be held at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. If you know someone who has completed the post-graduate course, but has not taken the examination, have them contact the Academy at 1-515-981-9654. They can get an application and information about the examination. Also, if you know a doctor who has taken an orthopedic certifying examination and has not completed the process, they may also contact that number to apply.

Orthopedics has been loosing classes from some schools and schools have decided not to offer the classes. It is a goal of the Academy and its sister organizations to reverse this trend. As a member of the Academy you can help by referring someone to our office to see if they are eligible to sit for the Diplomate certifying examination. It’s our specialty and you can help make it stronger! Contact a college near you and ask them to begin offering classes for a Diplomate in Orthopedics.

Dr. Greg Norton’s term on the Academy Board has been completed. Greg has been involved with the Academy for many years. He has been Dean for several years prior to the Academy re-organization in May 2001. Thank you Greg for your work and council these past few years! He has agreed to do special assignments when needed for the Academy.

The e-Journal is on the website! Take a look, it’s a great start. If any Fellow has a case study, original article, copy of an article that you would think important for the Academy members, please send it to me at the e-mail address on the website. Your experience with a case or treatment results can be of interest to the body of Fellows. I will see that it gets to the editors.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Orlando next month. The next e-letter will be a May/June letter. There are a number of things that will be reported at that time. Don’t forget to check the website from time to time, it does change every month. (www.dcorthoacademy.com)

Enjoy this beautiful time of year!


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 April 2004 PDF