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ACC-RAC 2016 Conference Schedule
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando FL
Best Practices: Developing Quality Chiropractic Education, Research
and Clinical Care to Promote Best Outcomes
 Schedule as of 2-2-2016
Continuing education credits will be available for most sessions. Doctors of Chiropractic may earn up to 14 continuing education hours pending your state board's approval. Continuing education credits are provided through Palmer College of Chiropractic. Recognition of content for the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians recertification requirement has been confirmed.
Wednesday, March 16
8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Zander
ACC President's Meeting (closed meeting)
Thursday, March 17
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
ACC Working Group Meetings (closed meetings for ACC working groups)

Presidents – Zander
Admissions/Enrollment – Oceans Ballroom 12
Assessment and Accreditation – Palani A
Chief Academic Officers – Oceans Ballroom 9
Chief Financial Officers – Nomeus
Clinic Directors – Oceans Ballroom 11
Institutional Advancement/Development – Walu
Librarians – Tarpon A
Post Graduate – Tarpon B
Research Directors – Oceans Ballroom 10
Student Affairs – Veiltail
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
Welcoming Reception - Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.

All attendees are invited to join
Friday, March 18
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:10 am – Oceans Ballroom 5-8
Opening Plenary Session
Opening of the ACC RAC 2016 Conference – Introductions and Welcome

Todd Knudsen, DC, DACBR –
Vice President Academic Affairs, Southern California University of Health Sciences (ACC Vice-Chair)
8:10 am – 8:40 am – Oceans Ballroom 5-8
Best Practices:
Developing Quality Chiropractic Education, Research and Clinical Care to Promote Best Outcomes

Evolution of, and Challenges for the Future of Best Practices in Spine Care
Keynote presenter: Scott Haldeman, MD, DC, PhD
Dr. Scott Haldeman is a board certified Neurologist in active clinical practice in Santa Ana, California. He currently is a distinguished Professor at the University of California, the former Chairman of the Research Council for the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Founder/President of World Spine Care.

The discussion will outline current efforts to provide research tools and resources on best practices around the world and the evolution of our practice habits and customs. The key note and the panel will look at the evolution of best practices in chiropractic and spine care, it will also examine efforts around the world to gather research to inform best practices and thus provide tools and resources for the clinician.
8:45 am – 9:55 am – Oceans Ballroom 5-8
Best Practices

Each speaker will introduce the topic of leadership, using personal examples.
  1. Main issues in leadership from unique experience and point of view and what it takes to make effective change
  2. What can be done to develop new leaders, especially for chiropractic
  3. Relevance of leadership to education, research, clinical practice
  4. Action steps that we can take to improve the future
After a set of brief presentations, there will be questions from the moderators and audience.

Panelist: André Bussières, DC, FCCS(c), MSc, PhD –
Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University
Professor, Chiropractic Department at Universite du Quebec

Panelist: Francis Wilson, DC, MSc, PhD –
Senior Lecturer and Caldicott Guardian, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

Panelist: Greg Baker, DC –
Chairman of the board, CCGPP

Panelist: Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD –
Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Facilitator: Todd Knudsen, DC, DACBR –
Vice President Academic Affairs, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Commentator: Scott Haldeman, MD, DC, PhD
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
Break – Sponsored by ConnecTX
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Oceans Ballroom
Oceans Ballroom 10 Oceans Ballroom 11 Oceans Ballroom 12 Palani A&B
Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop
Essential skills for practicing and teaching evidence-based clinical practice

In preparing the next generation of chiropractors it is essential that educators develop in their students the skill sets foundational to incorporating research into day to day clinical practice which is the essence of "Best Practice." The purpose of the workshop is to increase the knowledge and skills of the participants in utilizing and teaching Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (EBCP) through participatory exercises. Participants will engage in exploring concepts of critical appraisal, interpreting results of diagnostic testing studies and their contribution to diagnostic decision making and learn strategies to communicate concepts of relative and absolute risk reduction and numbers needed to treat.

John Stites
Michael Schneider
(Re)Invigorating our teaching: facing problems, finding solutions

This interactive, discussion-based session will allow participants an opportunity both to explore the obstacles faced in the Chiropractic educational milieu, as well as to identify and discover solutions and innovations in teaching. Presenters will offer practical examples of how they have renewed their focus on teaching to continue creating the best possible learning experiences for their students. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions and share their successful teaching strategies and will leave the session with concrete ideas and approaches for reenergizing teaching methods.

Michelle Barber
Tracey Littrell
Quality improvement and patient safety: where to start?

This workshop will describe: 1) the modification and validation of the AHRQ Patient Safety Culture Survey for Medical Offices for use with SMT practitioners and students; 2) how the survey can be used to identify areas of strength and those requiring improvement in teaching and field clinics; 3) other methodology to evaluate patient safety used by the SafetyNET team; and 4) how a learning rather than blaming culture can be established and supported by an appropriate infrastructure amongst SMT providers.

Katherine Pohlman
Anthony Tibbles
Craig Jacobs
Patrick Bodnar
Martha Funabashai
Diagnosis jeopardy!

With the aim to arm busy clinicians with best practices in applying research evidence to patient care, this workshop will provide participants with essential skills to critically appraise a diagnostic study. Specifically, participants will work in teams of three to four to learn simple, time-efficient ways to evaluate the internal validity of a primary diagnostic test accuracy study and interpret commonly used measures of test accuracy.

Shireesh Bhalerao
Renee DeVries
David Perham
Managing change for institutional success

Organizational survival often depends upon adaptability within changing environments. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to identify and manage organizational change effectively. During this workshop, participants will collaborate with members of their institution to gain practical experience in utilizing multiple methods of identifying and managing change.

Andrea Haan
Dan Weinert
Kevin Paustian
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Oceans Ballroom 5-8
Lunch – Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
Announcement of the Jerry McAndrews Award
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Scientific Contributed Platform Sessions
Oceans Ballroom 9 Oceans Ballroom 10 Oceans Ballroom 11 Oceans Ballroom 12
Martin Descareaux
Kat Linaker
Karen Bobak
Katherine Pohlman
TENS inhibits inflammatory cytokine synthesis in neuronal cell cultures
Brian Budgell,
Guy Sovak

Biomechanical evaluation of a cervical intervertebral dis degeneration model: part 1 – histological analysis
Christopher Colloca,
Julia Kuliwaba,
Brian Freeman,
Robert Gunzburg,
Mostafa Afifi Hegazy,
Richard Hinrichs

Biomechanical evaluation of a cervical intervertebral disc degeneration model: art 2 – in vivo biomechanical testing
Christopher Colloca,
Robert Gunzburg,
Brian Freeman,
Deed Harrison,
Mostafa Afifi Hegazy,
Richard Hinrichs

Biomechanical evaluation of a cervical intervertebral disc degeneration model: part 3 – spinal manipulative therapy
Christopher Colloca,
Robert Gunzburg,
Brian Freeman,
Deed Harrison,
Mostafa Afifi Hegazy,
Richard Hinrichs

Degenerative disc disease: regenerative effects of stem cell therapy
Aleisha Adeboyejo,
Mark Erwin,
Ajay Matta,
Muhammed Zia Karim,
Stanley Zhou

Soluble Factors Obtained from the Notochordal Cell-Rich Intervertebral Disc Nucleus Pulposus Regenerate the Degenerative Disc: A Pre-Clinical Animal Model roof of Principal Study
Mark Erwin,
Ajay Matta,
Muhammad Zia Karim,
Stanley Zhou
Doctors of chiropractic working in private sector medical facilities: a descriptive survey
Elissa Twist,
Christine Goertz,
Stacie Salsbury Virginia Smith,
Anthony Lisi

Outcomes of an interprofessional simulation curriculum
Lisa DeMarco,
Karen Panzarella,
Heather Ferro
Lynn Pownall,
Andrew Case,
Patricia Nowakowski,
Maxine Steward,
Alice Duszkiewicz,
Christine Verni,
Mary Catherine Kennedy,
Nicole Cieri,
Colleen Dowd,
Denise Dunford

Building an Academy of Educators: A Needs Assessment of selected faculty educators
Michael Tunning,
Dustin Derby,
Kelly Krell-Mares,
Michelle Barber

Creating the teaching track of a workshop for CAM educators in evidence-based clinical practice
John Stites,
Amy Minkalis,
Renee DeVries,
Dana Lawrence,
Cynthia Long

Faculty use and perceptions of barriers to using available institutionally provided educational technology: a case study using Roger's Diffusion of Innovation theory
John Wilson,
Mark Pfefer,
Marina Mangano

Creating an Orientation for a Clinical Teacher
Katherine Clark,
Ron Boesch,
John Stites,
Susan Larkin
Depressive Symptoms in first year chiropractic students
Shawn He,
Niu Zhang

Core Competencies of the Certified Pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic: Results of a Delphi Consensus Process
Elise Hewitt,
Lise Hestbaek,
Katherine Pohlman

Computerized text analysis of emergent themes from responses to curricular change
Ayla Azad,
Nadine Ellul,
Marion McGregor,
Brian Gleberzon

Adequacy of cleaning protocols for instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization devices used in a teaching clinic
Shannon Vandaveer,
Mark Pfefer,
Jon Wilson

The determination of health literacy among patients in a chiropractic teaching clinic using the newest vital sign
Edward Smith,
Mark Pfefer,
Rebecca Burkhalter,
Angela Segovia

Trends in the use of chiropractic services in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Anthony Lisi
Chiropractic care in a system dynamics model for minimizing opioid abuse for chronic non-malignant pain patients
Marion McGregor,
Alexandra Nielsen,
Chadwick Chung,
Mark Fillery,
Wayne Wakeland,
Silvano Mior

Interexaminer reliability of the detection of vertebral subluxations using continuous measures and confidence levels
Kelly Holt,
David Russell,
Robert Cooperstein,
Morgan Young,
Matthew Sherson,
Heidi Haavik

Chiropractic and respiratory therapy: an essential professional collaboration
Robert Rowell,
Josefina Torres

Abbreviated Progressive Relaxation Therapy (APRT) as a potentially valuable augmentation to chiropractic for treatment of musculoskeletal pain: A pilot study
Adrian Hunnisett,
Chandra Ricks,
Christina Cunliffe

Testing an association between baseline resting pulse rate averages and short-term changes in resting pules rates: A pilot study
John Hart

Physiological effects of reducing the vertebral subluxation complex with Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique
Carla Gibson,
Rick Sherkel,
Ronald Hosek
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
Break – Sponsored by Performance Health/Biofreeze/Thera-Band
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Scientific Contributed Platform Sessions
Oceans Ballroom 9 Oceans Ballroom 10 Oceans Ballroom 11 Oceans Ballroom 12
Rick Branson
Marion McGregor
Robert Mootz
Todd Knudsen
Assessing sound and vibration from zygapophyseal joints during motion and spinal manipulation: a feasibility study
Gregory Cramer,
Peetam Bora,
Kim Ross,
Scott Selby

Multimorbidity, musculoskeletal complaints, and pain characteristics of older adults with low back pain: a secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial
Stacie Salsbury,
William Alexander,
James Boysen,
Julie Harman,
Janice Hubbard,
Elissa Twist,
Robert Vining,
Christine Goertz

Non-weight-bearing and weigh-bearing ultrasonography of select foot muscles in young, asymptomatic participants: A descriptive and reliability study
Patrick Battaglia,
Ross Mattox,
Brett Winchester,
Norman Kettner

Thoracolumbar fascia thickness measured with diagnostic ultrasound and its correlation with weight and body mass index
Daniel Haun,
Christina Claywell,
Lindsey DiNicola,
Bart Hand,
Cory Kopas,
Heather Lucas,
Crystal Stegman

Kinematic evaluation comparing internal from and frameless backpacks: a pilot study
Jonathan Bryson,
Lori Beth Bryson,
Brent Russell

Differences in force development rate of HLVA based on computation method
Steven Lester,
David Starmer,
Gregor Ruhr,
Dominic Giuliano,
Brynne Stainsby,
Natalie Labelle,
John Triano
The effects of standardized patient performance by chiropractic interns on their reported empathy for their patients
Teresa Brennan,
James Randazzo,
Ali Rabatsky

Perceptions of the value of formative assessment tasks as students' progress through their undergraduate chiropractic education
Adrian Hunnisett,
Laura Pendleton,
Christina Cunliffe

Chiropractic student attitudes toward team-based learning
William Sherrier,
Ali Rabatsky,
Teresa Brennan

Student perceptions concerning an innovating teaching strategy used to address the role of chiropractors as community health care advocates
Christopher Good

Does requiring students to justify answer changes during collaborative testing enhance academic performance?
Niu Zhang,
Charles Henderson

Correlation between student interview performances on a course level integrated clinical skill examination and objective structured clinical examinations in a chiropractic program
Joseph Guagliardo
Effects of practice variability on spinal manipulation learning
Andree-Anne Marchand,
Laura Mendoza,
Claude Dugas,
Martin Descarreaux,
Isabelle Page

Examining different methods of integrating force sensing table technology into the classroom – Qualitative Analysis
David Starmer,
Steve Lester,
Natalie Labelle,
Gregory Ruhr,
Dominic Giullano,
Brynne Stainsby,
Marion McGregor

Motion capture analysis of students performing side posture set up and thrusts on a mannequin: a pilot study
Mike Weiner,
Brent Russell,
Annie Bishop,
Ronald Hosek

Changes in adjustment force, speed and direction factors in chiropractic students after 10 weeks undergoing standard technique training
Edward Owens,
Ronald Hosek,
Linda Mullin,
Lydia Dever,
Stephanie Sullivan,
Brent Russell

Student perceptions of force sensing table technology integration in the classroom: a controlled cohort study at college x
Nadine Ellul,
Ayla Azad,
Brian Gleberzon

The effect of force feedback training on students learning flexion-distraction technique
Robert Rowell,
Ram Gudavalli,
Steven Silverman
Validity of orthopaedic tests to diagnose thoracic outlet syndromes: A diagnostic accuracy study
Ingrid Dober,
Andre Bussieres,
Gilles Bronchti

The effectiveness of the Impulse IQ® Adjusting Instrument compared to ischaemic compression in the treatment of upper trapezius myofascial trigger points in participants with non-specific neck pain
Alistair Makowe,
Desiree Varatharajullu

The long and short of it: The C6 spinous process masquerade
Linda Mullin,
Susan Esposito,
Ronald Hosek,
Nicole Poirier,
Karima Cooper

Dosage of treatment for cervical pain by field doctors using cervical flexion distraction
Dana Madigan,
Jerrilyn Cambron,
Jennifer Dexheimer,
Maruti Ram Gudavalli,
James Cox

Trapezius fibre muscle analysis: A pilot inter/intra examiner reliability study
Charles Blum,
Shaun Cashman

Improvement in ultrasound vascular measurements following atlas orthogonal adjustments in a patient with bow hunter's syndrome
Robert Rectenwald,
Roy Sweat
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
Reception and Scientific Contributed Poster Presentations
Sponsored by ChiroTouch
Meet and mingle with other scientific researchers, educators, clinical practitioners, and leaders in the profession. All attendees invited to attend the poster presentation reception.
Listed in alphabetical order (last name first author). Due to time and space limitations, and ability to cover poster presentations, a maximum of 2 poster presentations per author/presenter are allowed.
Forces applied to patients with low back pain during flexion distraction treatment: a clinical case series
William Alexander, Robert Vining, Maruti Ram Gudavalli
A journey into the spinal cord: a regenerative stem cell therapy for ALS
Nora Bakaa, Mark Erwin, Muhammad Zia Karim, Katie Grundy
Barriers to full-text publication of abstracts presented at the 2006-2008 Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference meetings
Barclay Bakkum, Cynthia Chapman
Improvement in functional constipation while under chiropractic care in a pediatric patient with primary vesiculoureteral reflux
Virginia Barber, Thomas Wicks, Joseph Carfora
Utilization of chiropractic services, reasons for seeking care, patient profiles, and treatment provided: a scoping review
Peter Beliveau, Jessica Wong, Nir Simon, Andre Bussieres, Silvano Mior, Simon French
Student perceptions of life science review class after taking National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Part I
Judy Bhatti, Elissa Twist
Chiropractic as part of an interdisciplinary team for the care of a patient with diplopia: a case report
Thomas Bloink, Charles Blum
Occult breast cancer metastasis masked by musculoskeletal pain in the hip: a case report
James Boysen
The reduction of asthma symptoms and medication after chiropractic care
Thomas Brozovich
Implementation of patient reported outcomes research within chiropractic academic health centers and private chiropractic offices: lessons learned
Jeanmarie Burke
Recruitment methods for a randomized controlled trial on shoe orthotics for chronic low back pain
Jerrilyn Cambron, Jennifer Dexheimer, Lynn Zoufal
The effect of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) on the production of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) in patients with low back pain
Adrian Chow, Julita Teodorczyk-Injeyan, Stephen Injeyan
Pubic symphysis pain during pregnancy: a case report
Katherine Clark, Troy Stark
The impact of the Affordable Care Act on chiropractic public health prevention literature: a review
Michael Clay, Florence Rothenberg, Anna Schenck
Sacro occipital technique and autism spectrum disorders: a case series
Susan Colby-Allen, Charles Blum
Chiropractic care in a case of cauda equina syndrome: a case study
Stephan Cooper, Mark Pfefer, Edward Smith, William Augello
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the difference between Tuffier's Line and the palpatory iliac crest
Robert Cooperstein, Michael Haneline, Kelley Holt
Outcomes of chiropractic distraction spinal manipulation on post-surgical continued low back and radicular pain patients: a retrospective case series study
James Cox, Maruti Ram Gudavalli, George Joachim, Kurt Olding
A potential clinical prediction rule for 52 patients with headache and cranial dysfunctions: A retrospective case-series report
Scott Cuthbert, Charles Blum
Electrodiagnostics training in the curriculum of chiropractic colleges in North America: an initial qualitative analysis
J Donald Dishman, Luis Vera
Functional neurological rehabilitation of mild traumatic brain injury due to multiple concussions
Susan Esposito, Natalie Horine
Treatment of symptoms from a middle cerebral artery post ischemic stroke using a chiropractic functional neurology approach
Susan Esposito, Meera Chauhan
Adults age 55 and older that utilize chiropractic care
Kimary Farrar, John Ward, Raquel Lopez, Kelsey Word
The effects of chiropractic intervention on the range of motion of the jaw in symptomatic patients with temporomandibular dysfunction: a pilot study
Andrew Gillespie, Adrian Hunnisett, Christina Cunliffe
Management of a concussed female athlete using an off-vertical axis rotational device and chiropractic care: a case study
Michael Hall, Michael Longyear, Jonathan Vestal
A descriptive analysis of the Journal of Chiropractic Pediatrics, 2008-2014
Julie Hartman, Janice Hubbard, Christine Goertz, Dana Lawrence, Katherine Pohlman
Resolution of low back pain and gastro-esophageal reflux disease in a 29 year old male patient following upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report
Charmaine Herman
A practice-based pilot study of patient's attitudes about long-term care and longevity
Ronald Hosek, Edward Owens, Eric Plasker, Stephanie Sullivan
Survey of upper cervical chiropractors' level of interest in participating in practice-based research networks
Janice Hubbard, Dana Lawrence, Cyndy Long, Cheryl Hawk
Upper cervical chiropractic and gastroparesis: a case report
Todd Hubbard
Previously undiagnosed Nail Patella Syndrome in a 67 year old chiropractic patient: a case report
Tracey Littrell
Essential literature for the chiropractic profession: a survey of international chiropractic faculty
Barbara Mansholt, John Stites, Stacie Salsbury, Lance Corber
Ontario Chiropractic Observation and Analysis STudy (O-COAST): improving quality of care through better understanding of current chiropractic practice
Silvano Mior, Jessica Wong, Deborah Sutton, Peter Beliveau, Andre Bussieres, Simon French
Chiropractic management of a geriatric patient with lumbar degenerative disc disease, foraminal stenosis, and osteoporosis utilizing low-force manipulation: a case report
Kenice Morehouse-Grand, Alisha Kuhn
The effects of chiropractic care on horses: a literature synthesis
Ashley Murray, Danielle Wiesner, Brittany Dunlop, Evan Bell, David Starmer
Use of complementary and alternative medicine to improve athletic or sport performance by adults in the United States
Harrison Ndetan, Will Evans, Ron Williams
Quantifying potential wider health / wellbeing benefits of chiropractic intervention for specific disorders: a pilot study
Anne O'Donaghue, Adrian Hunnisett, Christina Cunliffe
Lipoma arborescens of the knee: an unusual case of chronic knee joint swelling in a 25-year-old male
Tunde Olatunji, Siri Leech, Ranier Pavlicek
Spinal manipulation and dynamic neuromuscular stabilization care for a four year old patient with agenesis of the corpus callosum
Mike Oppelt, Virginia Barber, Susan Larkin
How well do diagnosis codes from claims databases represent health issues of chiropractic patients?
Edward Owens, Joseph Esposito, Ronald Hosek, Stephanie Sullivan
The long-term effects of continuing chiropractic care: a feasibility study
Edward Owens, Eric Plasker, Ronald Hosek, Stephanie Sullivan
Publicly funded chiropractic integration in an inner city community health center: a program description
Steven Passmore
Identifying training gaps in faculty as educators utilizing a needs assessment
Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, David Seaman
Attitudes and knowledge of sports injury management: a survey of chiropractic interns
Mark Pfefer, Jason Qualls, Angela Segovia, Christin Phillips
Use of Biofreeze in addition to chiropractic care among chronic headache patients: a case series
Mark Pfefer, Stephan Cooper, Angela Segovia, Luke Lambert, Priya Albee, Derrick Dube
Evaluation of barriers to implementing patient safety reporting and learning systems at two chiropractic teaching clinics
Katherine Pohlman, Maeve O'Beirne, Haymo Thiel, Silvano Mior, Anthony Tibbles, Craig Jacobs, Martha Funabashi, Sunita Vohra
Effects of grouping method on exam scores when collaborative testing
Ali Rabatsky, Michael Bovee
The Polyvagal Theory and its relationship to pediatric chiropractic
Drew Rubin, Haley Wilson, Ryan Harward
Perceptions of students, student interns and graduates in preparedness for practice
Lisa Rubin, Drew Rubin
Upper cervical chiropractic management of overuse syndrome in a violist: a case report
Philip Schalow
Perspectives, viewpoints and understanding of pain management concept among chiropractic students and chiropractic physicians
David Schimp, Cami Stastny, David Taylor
Management of a 30 year-old male mixed martial arts fighter presenting with post traumatic spinal cord injury consistent with cord contusion
Adam Sergent, Scott Self, Matthew Richardson
Seventeen-year-old post-concussive male receiving chiropractic functional neurology care with whole body rotation: a case report
Stephanie Sullivan, Michael Longyear, Jonathan Vestal, Dan Tuttle, Ronald Hosek
Intra-examiner reliability of measurements of ankle range of motion using a modified inclinometer: a pilot study
Patricia Tavares, Victoria Landsman, Les Wiltshire
Chiropractic and allopathic physician knowledge about traumatic brain injury care
David Taylor, John Ward
A survey of membership perceptions of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC)
Michael Tunning, Dustin Derby, Judd Gines
Immediate influence of lumbar spine manipulation on pain, functional reach, static balance, and walking gait kinematics of individuals with acute low back pain
Ken Tyer, John Ward, Amir Pourmoghaddam
Symptomatology compression rates of chiropractic patients with acute low back pain at 2-weeks and 4-weeks
Ken Tyer, John Ward, Jesse Coats, Amir Pourmoghaddam, William Amonette
Avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter in a high school athlete
Michael VanNatta
Effects of Chiropractic Technique Elective Courses and Extracurricular Activities on Students' Choice of Chiropractic Technique
Paul Wanlass, David Sikorski, Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Gene Tobias
Prevalence of low back pain, pelvic girdle pain and combination pain in a postpartum Canadian population
Carol Ann Weis, Sarah Batley, Melissa Corso, Sara Ho, Kristen Wishloff, Victoria Landsman, Patricia Tavares, Jon Barrett
Prevalence of low back pain, pelvic girdle pain and combination pain in a pregnant Canadian population
Carol Ann Weis, Karen Ngo, Tu Huynh, Crystal Draper, Victoria Landsman, Patricia Tavares, Jacky Leung, Jon Barrett
Attitudes and perceptions of chiropractic healthcare in the US: an online survey
Jon Wilson, Mark Pfefer, Rebecca Burkhalter, Ruth Sandefur, William McDonald
Patient-reported side effects immediately after chiropractic scoliosis treatment: a cross-sectional survey utilizing a practice-based research network
A Joshua Woggon, Dennis Woggon
Effect of atlas vertebrae realignment in a subject with migraine: a case report
H Charles Woodfield
A new approach in providing qualitative evaluations for chiropractic student interns' performance
Stephen Wooten, Diane Clark
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Oceans Ballroom 9 Oceans Ballroom 10 Oceans Ballroom 11 Oceans Ballroom 12
Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop
Facilitating professional identity formation

This workshop presents the state of the evidence regarding a professional student's acquisition of their identity as a health care practitioner. Incoming chiropractic students' transition from novice lay people to graduated health care practitioners on a journey that is now well quantified. An understanding of thie process is essential for faculty members who are then optimally able to facilitate students' acquisition of their professional identity as an integral and functional members of the health care team.

Stuart Kinsinger
Brian McAulay
Toward the development of a standardized chiropractic technique program

Chiropractic is one of the least standardized of all professions, and this lack of standardization may frustrate the development of a unified position statement that clearly defines its cultural authority. The tremendous degree of variability between chiropractors is a reflection of the variety of different educational models available to students, especially within chiropractic technique programs. The purpose of this workshop is to create an inventory of the most valid and reliable diagnostic procedures, as well as an inventory of the most clinically effective therapeutic procedures, that ought to be taught in the core curriculum at every chiropractic college, based on the accrual of the best available evidence to date.

Brian Gleberzon, Christopher Roecker
Charles Blum
Robert Cooperstein
Christopher Good
Best practices in geriatrics

The purpose of this workshop is to assess the current level of knowledge concerning the previously published best practices recommendations for chiropractic care in older adults. The presenters will also update the participants on current trends in the literature and ongoing research in older adults including randomized controlled trials and issues concerning wellness and healthy aging. The final portion of the workshop will be an exercise to inform the process of updating the currently published best practices document.

Paul Dougherty
Lisa Killinger
Cheryl Hawk
Michael Schneider
Enhancing your understanding of empirical research – interpreting basic statistical results

Participants working in group will identify the research questions/hypotheses/purpose of a particular research study, decompose them into the PICO format, state all the variables underlying the questions, state the variable types and their measurement levels, state the statistical summary of the variables, identity the measures effect and the dimensions of assessing effects from the results of statistics and interpret them and finally correlate their interpretation with what is presented in the manuscript. Group findings will be presented to the entire group.

Harrison Ndetan
Marion Evans
Saturday, March 19
7:00 am – 7:50 am – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
Continental Breakfast
American Public Health Association – Chiropractic Health Care Section meeting
All attendees are welcome to join the APHA meeting
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Scientific Contributed Platform Sessions
Oceans Ballroom 9 Oceans Ballroom 10 Oceans Ballroom 11 Oceans Ballroom 12
Andre Bussieres
John Taylor
Anna Facchinato
Martha Funabashi
Effectiveness of preventive and treatment interventions for the primary headaches in the workplace: a systematic review of the literature
Arnaud Lardon,
Marie Pier Giard,
Cherine Zaim,
Nadege Lemeunier,
Martin Descarreaux,
Andree-Anne Marchand

Integration of chiropractic services in military and veterans' health care facilities: a systematic review of the literature
Bart Green,
Claire Johnson,
Clinton Daniels,
Jason Napuli,
Jordan Gliedt,
David Paris

Conservative care of concussions: A systematic review
Brynne Stainsby,
Colin Johnston,
Kayla Mayberry,
Elyse Mahony,
Jonathan Okrainetz,
Brendan Rae

The health benefits of l-arginine: an umbrella review of meta-analyses
Marc McRae

Lumbar fusion surgery and clinical considerations for the chiropractor: A literature review
Clinton Daniels,
Pamela Wakfield,
Glenn Bub,
James Toombs

Access to first professional degrees in health sciences (with emphasis on chiropractic) for underrepresented populations: literature review
Scott Donaldson
The meaning of it all: evaluating knowledge of minimal clinically important difference(MCID) among chiropractic student interns
Rebecca Bukhalter,
Mark Pfefer,
Ike Woodroof

Using best practices to engage adult millennial learners in the large classroom
Lisa Killinger

A survey of perceived stress experience by students attending full time and full time equivalent chiropractic degree programs
Adrian Hunnisett,
Phillippa Bates,
Christina Cunliffe

Assessing the level of test anxiety in first trimester chiropractic students
Judy Bhatti,
Elissa Twist,
Katherine Manley-Buser

Evaluation and comparison of patient safety dimensions and quality improvement items at chiropractic teaching clinics
Katherine Pohlman,
Maeve O'beirne,
Silvano Mior,
Haymo Thiel,
Craig Jacobs,
Anthony Tibbles,
Marha Funabashi,
Sunita Vohra

Planning interdisciplinary interventions in low-resource environments using GIS technology
Brian Budgell,
Altion Dafa,
Victoria McInnis
Multi-modal treatment of an 18 year-old collegiate soccer player with a grade 2 MCL tear
Todd Riddle,
Michael Tunning,
Thomas Hyde,
Dale Richardson

Resolution of perineal numbness following arthroscopic hip surgery utilizing chiropractic intervention and soft tissue mobilization: A Case Report
Harold Olson,
Andrew Zetocha,
Courtney Olson

Outcome measures in chronic migraine management: clinical use and potential cost savings, a case study
Nathan Hinkeldey,
Kevin Percuoco,
Laurie Hinrichs,
Noelle Johnson,
Michael Tunning

Sonographic diagnosis of distal intersection syndrome and subsequent rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon
Ross Mattox,
Patrick Battaglia,
Norman Kettner,
Frank Scali,
Kathy Ottolini

Kinetic and kinematic analysis of walking gait, before and after chiropractic care, following fifth metatarsal fractures
Brent Russell,
Kathryn Hoiriis,
Ronald Hosek,
Michael Weiner

Polyostoitic fibrous dysplasia: mimic of nalignancy
Federico Villafane,
Alicia Yochum,
Aimee Jokerst,
Norman Kettner
Integrative acupuncture and chiropractic care versus either alone for low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil,
Kevin Rose,
Gena Kadar,
Eric Hurwitz

Procedure selection and patient positioning influence spine kinematics during high-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulation applied to the low back
Samuel Howarth,
Spencer Bell,
Jay Triano,
Kevin D'Angelo,
Greg Kawchuk

Use of the precede-proceed model to conduct a community needs assessment
Cheryl Hawk,
Kim Rogers,
Peter Szucs,
Rosalia Messina,
Will Evans

The effects of altered biomechanics on the presence of bone marrow edema and low back pain
Alicia Yochum,
Gary Guebert,
Jeff Thompson,
Terry Yochum,
Kim Christiansen,
Norman Kettner

Neurogenic claudication secondary to spinal epidural lipomatosis: a case report
Keith Silcox,
Clinton Daniels,
Glenn Bub,
Pamela Wakefield
9:30 am – 10:30 am – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
Scientific Contributed Poster Session & Break – Sponsored by Visual Outcomes
- See previous listing
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Scientific Contributed Platform Sessions
Oceans Ballroom 9 Oceans Ballroom 10 Oceans Ballroom 11 Oceans Ballroom 12
Robert Mootz
Jay Triano
Heidi Haavik
Dana Lawrence
Timing of chiropractic intervention in non-surgical spine care: an economic analysis
Wade Bannister
Melissa Lo

Analysis of anti-tobacco and smoking policy statements from major health professionals associations in the united states
Claire Johnson
Bart Green

Association between musculoskeltal and cardiovascular conditions and physical activity amongst u.s. stroke survivors
Claire Johnson
Bart Green

Association of venous leg ulcers with ankle range of motion in a socioeconomically disadvantaged population attending chiropractic mobile clinics in the Dominican Republic
Patricia Tavares,
Victoria Landsman,
Nathalie Gomez,
Ariel Ferreiras Martinez,
Ran Lopez

Integration of chiropractic within the UK National Health Service: A survey of medical and chiropractic professionals
Adrian Hunnissett,
Joanne Rule,
Christina Cunliffe

Comparing biomechanical parameters between two common low back spinal manipulation procedures
Samuel Howarth,
Kevin D'Angelo,
Jay Triano,
Spencer Bell,
Greg Kawchuk
Use of chiropractic terminology and perception of chiropractic's identity: A survey of chiropractic students and faculty and college X
Brian Gleberzon,
Sine Yeganeh,
Ida Aghigh,
Jillian Babin,
Farah Ashhadi,
Carmel Bachar

Attitudes towards the basic science courses of students entering chiropractic college
Shari Wynd,
Martha Friesen

Variability of case-mix for students on clinical placement: A prospective survey of New Zealand students experiences evaluating preparedness for paediatric case management
David Russell,
Angela Todd,
Matthew Carroll,
Eleanor Mitchell

The evaluation of student perception of subject mastery when reviewing basic sciences utilizing active learning techniques
Aimee Hollander,
David Straub

Investigating the scalability and dimensionability of the dundee ready educational environment measure – a mokken scale analysis
Per Palmgren,
Ulf Brodin,
Gunnar Nilsson,
Klara Laksov

Survey of Students' perception of the Palmer Preceptor Program
Roger Hynes,
Alana Callender,
Rachelle Hynes
Trunk neuromuscular control adaptations following a prolonged static flexion of the trunk
Jacques Abboud,
Francois Nougarou,
Martin Descarreaux

Spinal manipulation alters processing within the pre-fontal cortex: A brain source localization study
Imran Khan Niazi,
Dina Lelic,
Kelly Holt,
Mads Jochumsen,
Paul Yielder,
Bernadette Murphy,
Mohr Drewes,
Heidi Haavik

Comparison of spinal loads created by spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and passive physiological movements
Martha Funabashi,
Greg Kawchuck,

The effect of spinal manipulative therapy on paraspinal skin rolling tenderness in the thoracic spine
Dennis Liu,
Glen Engel,
Rachel Bentley,
Stephanie Crawford,
Katie Keung

Amplitude and topographical representation of the neuromuscular responses to spinal manipulation in participants with chronic low back pain do not differ from healthy participants
Isabelle Page,
Francois Nougarou,
Martin Descarreauz

Evaluation of a biological gradient between smoking and back pain in a large cross-sectional study of Americans
Bart Green,
Claire Johnson,
Jeff Snodgrass,
Monica Smith,
Andrew Dunn
The effects of spinal manipulation on vertical jump height: A pilot study
Brynne Stainsby,
Porter Brown,
Wesley Drew Smith

A double dissociation: S1/M1 cortical thickness distinguishes paresthesia from pain dominant carpal tunnel syndrome
Norman Kettner,
Tumi Maeda,
Jieun Kim,
Hyungium Kim,
Stephen Cina,
Cristina Mlatesta,
Jessica Gerber,
Claire Mcmanus,
Alexandra Libby,
Pia Mezzacappa,
Leslie Morse,
Joseph Audette,
Vitaly Napadow

Kinetic gait assessment before and after chiropractic lower extremity adjustments
Marni Capes,
Brent Russell,
Michelle Oz,
Ronald Hosek

Shoulder internal derangement and osteoarthritis in a 25-year old female softball athlete
Stacey Cornelson,
William Hogarth,
Daniel Ault,
Norman Kettner

The effect of core muscle exercise for female shooting players on their performance
HyeRin Cho,
HanSuk Jung,
JooHyun Jam,
InJun Kim

Transient osteoporosis of the hip: An uncommon differential variant in a chiropractic patient-A case report
Stephen Grand,
Alivia Shoop
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Oceans Ballroom 5-8
Lunch – Sponsored by Foot Levelers

Announcement of the ACC RAC research paper awards
Scientific paper awards hosted and sponsored by NBCE
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Oceans Ballroom
Oceans Ballroom 10 Oceans Ballroom 11 Oceans Ballroom 12 Palani A&B
Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop
Building chiropractic research capacity: 2016 research agenda update

Research capacity building is necessary to support a scientific research agenda for the chiropractic profession, however, we must first address the current state of chiropractic research and the essential components of building research capacity. This interactive workshop will be presented by a collaborative team of experts and will encourage attendee participation. This session continues the Chiropractic Research Agenda cycle, will provide an update on the current research, and discuss building the research capacity of the chiropractic profession.

Claire Johnson,
William Meeker
Greg Cramer
John Mrozek
Mitch Haas
Robert Mootz
Diversity and sensitivity awareness training for chiropractic settings

The purpose of this workshop is to help promote awareness of a variety of diversity issues that may occur in Chiropractic College settings or in Practice and improve sensitivity awareness in those environments.

Lisa Rubin
Jacquelyn Elbel
What should DCPs teach in their business courses

Previous ACC workshop has presented the internal and external business factors facing chiropractic college graduates. The important factors include high debt load, pressures to achieve instant economic success, targeted marketing from practice management groups, and pressure to extend care plans for increased income The Council on Chiropractic Education (USA) includes some indirect measures of business practices within meta-competencies 4 and 5. There is no consensus on a model curriculum for business. The purpose of this workshop is to develop consensus of what should be included in business and ethics training within chiropractic colleges using Brainstorming, Affinity Diagram and Multivoting group process.

Michael Ciolfi
Stephen Perle
Building clinical reasoning skills through case based learning

To be an effective practitioner, chiropractic students must transfer knowledge gained in a myriad of courses into clinical skills. Case based learning provides students a safe environment to practice clinical reasoning, receive meaningful feedback and continually improve. This workshop provides an introduction to case based learning as an effective learning activity within the framework of a well-designed clinical course. During this workshop we will discuss best practices in course design, the educational theories behind case based learning share a process for building effective case based learning activities and build a rubric to grade the students' work arising from the exercise.

Celia Maguire
Heather Miley
Mentoring the next generation of leaders: developing partnerships for success

As chiropractic education moves toward mainstream higher education it is important to consciously address mentoring. Formal mentoring is a significant component in institutional knowledge retention and the growth of the profession. An in depth understanding of a variety of mentoring techniques can increase the effectiveness of a mentoring program. Additionally, it is imperative for the profession to mentor a forward-thinking next generation to weather the current healthcare issues and lead the profession to its appropriate place in healthcare and education.

Karen Bobak
Kristina Petrocco-Napuli
Lisa Bloom
Ashley Cleveland
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Oceans Ballroom 1-4
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Oceans Ballroom 5-8
Closing Plenary
"The Future of Interprofessional Education for Chiropractic - Opportunities and Challenges"

Keynote speaker - Anthony Lisi, DC
Dr. Anthony Lisi is the National Director of Chiropractic Services for the Veterans Health Administration. In this role he oversees all national programmatic issues for chiropractic services in the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States. He is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic.

This session will examine and inform the trends impacting interprofessional education, what the challenges are for educating the next generation of chiropractors and the steps needed to meet the opportunities that are presented. The public's perception on chiropractic as well as implications for future developments relating to advancing the profession will also be discussed. One will walk away with communication messages and the critical thinking needed to meet the challenges facing the profession.

Brian McAulay, DC, PhD, President, Parker University, "A Path Forward"
Dennis Marchiori, DC, PhD, Chancellor, Palmer College of Chiropractic, "An Informed Message - Lessons from Gallup"
Don Petersen – Publisher, Dynamic Chiropractic & President, MPA Media, "What the Data Tells Us"
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm – Oceans Ballroom 5-8
Closing Comments and 2017 ACC RAC Announcements
DC 2017: Impact Spinal Health
March 15-18, 2017
Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.

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