February 2018 President’s Letter

Academy President Letter
February 1st, 2018

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


Dear Fellows,

Here is some good news! Diplomate classes will begin in 2018 in Wisconsin. If you have friends who have expressed an interest let them know the dates. For those that want to take a review before taking the Academy Board examination, this is an excellent chance to review.

The classes and dates are as follows:

  • Whiplash Associated Disorders: The Pathway from Acute to Chronic Pain
    Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Lumbopelvic Pathology and Related Neuromusculoskeletal Functional Deficits, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Mastering the Assessment and Management of Shoulder and Upper Extremity Problems, Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Practical Assessment of the Chiropractic Patient: Efficiency in Orthopedic and Neurological Testing, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Differential Diagnosis of Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions, Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2018

You can find further information at:


Also, classes are ongoing in Illinois. Contact the ICS at http://www.ilchiro.org/events/event_list.asp?cid=17843

The news keeps getting better; there are at least 4 or 5 more venues that are being worked on to begin later this year or into 2019. The University of Bridgeport’s website is current as to the locations now having classes. The Academy website also will have the sites.


We are continually getting inquiries from other Diplomate program doctors about how they can become orthopedic neuromusculoskeletal specialists. The Academy has developed a program to handle these requests and determine what meets the necessary criteria. NCCA guidelines are followed. The Academy will be publishing on its website very soon what will be required for a doctor who has another Diplomate to proceed with the Academy examination process.


Don’t forget in April the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO) has their spring symposium at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Carlsbad, California. You can check the details at https://acco.wildapricot.org/


The Part I online examination will be available for candidates to take on either Friday, May 18th, or Saturday morning, May 19th, or Friday, July 20th, or Saturday morning July 21st. Three hours is allotted to take this examination. The cost of Part I includes a $95.00 USD non-refundable application fee and the examination is $950.00 USD.


A question was asked if retired members of the Academy must send CEUs with their dues. NO, just the dues.


May you get a generous number of Valentines!


The only way to have a friend is to be one… Ralph Waldo Emerson

           “… Where your achievements matter”

J. R. Brandt DC MS FACO

President / Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists
1859 Warrior Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
TEL: 612-454-1472
FAX: 651-846-5590

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