October 2016

Academy President Letter
Volume 15, Number 10
October 21, 2016

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

Dear Fellows:

          I am pleased to announce that we have eight new orthopedic Diplomates. The recent Diplomate examination was successful, and the candidates overall did very well.

          The examination has been expanded to 30 minutes per station of which about half the time is an oral examination of the candidate regarding the presenting condition (s). It was exciting to see the depth of knowledge and differential diagnosis ability that was obtained from the candidates as well as their treatment protocols.

          The Academy along with its sister organizations ACCO (American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists) and the CCO (Council on Chiropractic Orthopedists of the ACA) along with the University of Bridgeport Postgraduate Department will be manning a booth for the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists at the upcoming ACC/RAC conference in Washington, DC. The booth will be maintained by members of these organizations as the journal represents us all. This attendance by orthopedics is the first time we will be represented at this prestigious conference. Thank you to the ACA for helping us jump through the hoops to make this happen. Special thanks to the NCMIC group for their help. The orthopedic coalition feels this is a prime opportunity to familiarize various chiropractic colleges and those attendees the resurrection and ascension of chiropractic orthopedics from its near demise about 15 years ago.

          Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the ACCO conference at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 27-29th, 2017. The hours from this convention are acceptable and meet the requirements for recertification with the Academy. Visit our website for updated information regarding the symposium.

          Doctor Wildenauer and I had the opportunity to audit a recent orthopedic Diplomate and neuromusculoskeletal classroom presentation. We were both pleased with the content, organization, delivery, and expertise of the instructor. This opportunity bodes well for our specialty to have young clinicians stepping up teaching.

          The JACO editor has made some lofty goals and one is to have active participation from the field doctors submitting case studies. He assures me that there are editorial review board members (ERB) who are available to assist you in putting together a case study. There’s an outline that can be followed and once completed they would be happy to assist you in finalizing the study so it can be printed in the journal. He is also in the process of getting the Journal an ISSN#, which will place our journal in good company.

          Stay warm and well as were heading into that time a year for the long sleeves have to be on our shirts.

          When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick. William Lemley


           “… 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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