June 2007

Academy e-letter
Volume 6, Number 6

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

Good Morning Doctor,

Summer time has not been a slow period for the Academy. Projects are moving forward and expanding. I’ll cover a few things that have transpired since my last communication with you.

The Academy Board has authorized an unrestricted grant of $250 to the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) towards the development of the Evidence Based-Chiropractic Resource Center (EB-CRC). The EB-CRC is being developed based upon interviews of leaders in research, academics, and national organizations, with the goal of embracing the newest needs in chiropractic and adopting programs which will provide practicing chiropractors, researchers, educators, and associations with the tools necessary to meet the demands of patients, other health care providers, and third party payers. Learn more at the FCER web site.

We are in the final stages of completing a fall 2007 orthopedic review course. The course will be sponsored by the Texas Council of Chiropractic Orthopedists in Houston, Texas. The exact date has not been set. The examination will be hosted by Texas College of Chiropractic (TCC) in the spring 2008. Please watch the website for exact dates and times. For those needing re-credentialing hours, state license requirements or a few extra hours to qualify for the examination, here is a great opportunity. You can contact Cheryl at 515-981-9654 for details. Thank you to TCCO for their help.

The PM&R committee has had two meeting since the last e-letter. A call went out last month for those interested in participating in this endeavor. We have been overwhelmed with the number of doctors and the extent of educational back ground of those who have so far sent in their résumés. The list includes two DC-MD’s, PhD’s, several with Masters Degrees and multiple specialty Diplomates. Several chiropractic institutions are represented, a number of non-chiropractic universities and multi-disciplinary facilities. Calls and e-mail continue to arrive. I have talked to several academicians at chiropractic institutions and to a person they have expressed interest in our progress. The Academy has set a deadline of October 1, 2007 to have all the committee Chairs submit a teaching syllabus to us. The next step is the Delphi process. Upon completion of this task, the material will be bound and given to the institutions. The Orthopedic Coalition (Academy, ACCO and CCO) are grateful to those who have taken on this task. As this process progresses, you will be updated.
It is not too early to be planning the Spring ACCO conference. Please mark your calendars for April 11-13, 2008. It will be held at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort in San Diego, CA. There will be 21 hours of continuing education classes. They have some impressive speakers and timely topics. The speakers include the following:

Dr. Robert Mootz – Evidenced Based Care
Dr. Mario Fucinari – Documentation and Coding
Dr. George Le Beau – Technique Dr. Deborah Pate – Radiology
Dr. Tim Berger – dermatology for the chiropractic physician
Plus two other speakers that are in the process of confirmation.

The Academy Congress of Diplomates and Fellows meets for the presentation of clinical papers. This takes place at the end of the first day of classes.

We still need to hear from you if you are interested in helping with the 2010 project. This is your opportunity to give back to your specialty and profession. The advanced degree is the future for us; we should not be looking back.

Enjoy Independence Day, we live in a great country!

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. George Washington


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