June 2010

Academy e-Letter
Volume 9, Number 6

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

Good Afternoon Doctor,

How does the “Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists Library” within the library system of a chiropractic university sound to you? It has happened. Dr. Ronald C. Evans of Des Moines, Iowa has just donated his library of over 1200 books to the university library at his alma mater, Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Evans has requested that this library within a library be a corner stone for the students pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Chiropractic Orthopedics. When Dr. Evans notified the Academy, he commented that if any Fellows have books they wish to donate to the university, please indicate you would like them in the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists Library. The Academy Board thanks Dr. Evans for this donation. If you have a large library, when you retire, you may consider a donation of the books to your own alma mater.

The Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists continues to expand. Last month we added Dr. Scott Banks and his expertise in clinical nutrition for the orthopedist and this month I’m pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stan Bacso from Toronto, Ontario Canada as the newest member. Stan will bring knowledge about medical-legal issues and sports injuries to the journal. I know this sounds repetitious to you, but the journal would like to see member Fellows submit case studies to be published. There are members on the Editorial Board, who will help you put together the format. There isn’t one of us in the Academy that does not have an interesting case to publish. If you send me an inquiry, I will be sure to get your message to the Editor and he will assign someone to help you complete the case. Completion of the case gives you not only a sense of pride and satisfaction, but can be added to your professional resume as evidence of your continued learning and scholarly contribution to an indexed and peer reviewed journal. Just give it a try!

If you have a colleague or friend that has completed a Diplomate course in orthopedics but not taken the Diplomate examination for one reason or another, encourage them to take the October 16, 2010 examination. You also may know someone who was discouraged after an examination years ago, please encourage them to sit the Academy Board. The Academy Diplomate examination is psychometrically sound and has rules and procedures for the examination process that are followed.

There is still time to register for the Board review class sponsored by the Texas Council of Chiropractic Orthopedists (TCCO) at NWHSU. The 24 hours can be used for re-certification with the Academy. NWHSU has applied to various states for license renewal credits. You can also attend a Diplomate level presentation that is being provided on the campus of NUHS in Chicago or PCC at the Davenport location. Credits are accepted for re-certification from these venues as well. The Academy endorses support of these institutional presentations.

I am anticipating announcing in the not too distant future the web site completion of a member’s bio page. This will be on the membership page. It’s still being worked on, but one thing that looks like it will happen is that each member of the Academy will be able to edit their own page and supply a photo if you wish. We are planning to be able to have a link to your own office web site that a patient or referring doctor could use. We will have more discussions this month and I will announce the start date. Drs. Jim Demetrious and Greg Priest have done a great job moving this process forward.

May your 4th of July be full of fun with friends and family, but remember to give thanks for all we have!

To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable. Helen Keller


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 June 2010 ACO Pres Letter PDF