November 2006

Academy e-letter
Volume 5, Number 9

From the Desk of:
James R. Brandt, DC. FACO
President, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Good Morning Doctor,

It is with a heavy heart that I send this e-letter to the Academy membership. We have lost a pillar in our specialty of Chiropractic Orthopedics. Dr. Carl Nixon, the architect of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He passed away November 12, 2006.

Carl was a second generation chiropractor with a practice spanning more than 50 years. He completed one of the first post-graduate orthopedic classes and took the first certification examination in 1973.

He served the profession by leading local and county chiropractic societies, as well as being President of the Council on Chiropractic Orthopedists (CCO) and the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO).

He realized the need for an organization dedicated to the interests of the chiropractic orthopedists, and hosted the first meeting of Diplomates – termed “Congress of Diplomates” – at an ACCO Convention in Palm Springs, California. Dr. Nixon, with the able assistance of Dr. Ron Evans, expanded the concept of the Congress of Diplomates into the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1981.
The Academy Board recognizes the contribution that Dr. Nixon has made to our specialty. In his honor, the Board is in the process of preparing an academic scholarship in Dr. Nixon’s name. It will be for Master candidates only who are perusing the MSc: PM&R degree. The details of this scholarship are in the preliminary stages.

I anticipate an announcement in December that will be of interest to many.

Thank you again for your calls and e-mails of encouragement…


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