MARCH 26 – 27, 2021
location:  online

 *Schedule Timeline - last updated 2/15/21

ACC-RAC 2021:  Live Interactive Webinars

Central Standard Time

Friday, March 26           Session Type       Session Title                                                                    Speaker(s)

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM


Opening Comments


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


The Science of Integrative Healthcare

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


Transforming Healthcare: Mindsets and the Social Context

Alia Crum, PhD

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Chiropractic and public health: 2021 research agenda update

Claire Johnson, Bart Green, Richard Brown & Michael Haneline

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Risk management strategies: teaching and learning spinal manipulation

David Starmer, Dana Hollandsworth, Lisa DeMarco, Mitchell Ludwig, Shari Wynd, Daryl Ridgeway & Paul Osterbauer

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Leadership through the academic career

John Stites, Michele Maiers & Dana Madigan

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Understanding the skills chiropractic students need for interdisciplinary training

Jeff King, Nathan Hinkeldey & Jude Miller

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


A contemporary approach to fall prevention

Trevor Shaw, Adam Sergent & Donald Lorentz

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Chiropractic education within the higher ed landscape: a leaders' perspective

 John Scaringe & Deb Bushway

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Chiropractic tele-health: lessons and advice from the front lines

Christopher Roecker, Shawn Neff, Alec Schielke, Sarah Potthoff, Frank Bucki & Michael Barbato

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Telehealth: delivering evidence-based and patient-centered care

Vanessa Morales & Larissa Armstrong-Kager




Saturday, March 27

Session Type

Session Title


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Chiropractic for health and wellbeing: new research to combat the pain management crisis

Gert Bronfort, DC, PhD &                        Roni Evans, DC, MS, PhD

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 12:15 PM


Stabilizing the neuroimmune system with chiropractic, functional medicine, and nutrition

Ryan Lazarus

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM


Developing the critical thinking skills of your team using question-centric coaching

Chick Herbert & Mike McCoy

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM


How to create a vertically integrated learning module

Kara Burnham, Kathryn Brown, Chad Lambert, Christine Major & Jenny Nordeen

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM


Building effective mentoring relationships

Anna-Marie Ziegler, Brian Coleman, Martha Funabashi, Vivian Ly, Gregory Roytman, Roni Evans, Anthony Lisi, Cynthia Long & Robert Vining

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM


Learning from the past: 5 lessons to better prepare for the future

Lou Sportelli, DC &                                     Sherry McAllister, DC, MSEd, CCSP

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Closing Comments



March 19 - April 2, 2021

ACC-RAC 2021:  Online On Demand Courses

Group #/Topical Area   Session Type      Session Title                                                                     Speaker













Recognizing and expediting care of mental health disorders presenting for pain complaints to a U.S. Veterans Affairs chiropractic clinic: a report of 3 cases

Clinton Daniels

Conservative Chiropractic Management of a Male Patient with Neuralgic Amyotrophy: A Case Study

Jene Jordahl

The role of exercise in concussion management: an umbrella review

Anne Maurer

Pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcoma of the anterior thigh: a case report

Ashley Hook

Frequency of primary neck pain in mild traumatic brain injury/concussion patients

Jeff King











A case series of cervical spondylotic myelopathy diagnosed in a chiropractic clinic

Patrick Battaglia

Decreased neurologic pain signature activation following thoracic spinal manipulation in healthy volunteers and participants with neck pain

Kenneth Weber

Angular kinematics of supine cervical spine adjustment: phase 2

Brent Russell

Using a "Medscape Fast Five Quiz" as a learning module for chiropractic students: assessment and treatment of headaches

Jon Wilson

Triage of progressive dizziness: a case report

Heather Meeks















Back and chest pain predict bronchitis and emphysema in women: a potential role for chiropractors in chronic respiratory disease management

Roger Engel

Using Artificial intelligence (AI) to investigate the effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation on resting state EEG in stroke patients

Imran Khan Niazi

Using Force Sensing Table Technology™ (FSTT™) to examine the relation between lung function and treatment force in subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Shari Wynd

A Case Report of a 91-year-old Female with Chronic Left Heel Pain associated with a Haglund Deformity and her Response to Low Level Laser and Kinesiotaping

Alejandro Aponte

Pancoast Tumor Resulting in Cervicobrachial Neuralgia

Emma Berntheizel








      Public Health







Guidance Concerning Chiropractic Practice in Response to COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Summary of State Regulators' Web-based Information

Shawn Neff

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Chiropractic Profession: A Cross-Sectional Survey on Opinions, Professional Changes, and Personal Hardships of U.S. Chiropractors

Shawn Neff

Faculty Perceptions of an Abrupt Transition to Online Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Descriptive Survey 

John Crouse

Chiropractic Health Center and Teaching Clinic as Essential Service Provider during COVID Shelter-In-Place

Scott Donaldson

A Survey of the Effects of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic on Chiropractic Practice in the Sate of Georgia

Stephanie Sullivan







      Public Health








The commonsense approach to spine-related disability in older adults: part 1 - using mixed methods to find deeper meaning to illness outcomes in a randomized controlled trial

Michele Maiers

The commonsense approach to spine-related disability in older adults: part 2 – a qualitative analysis of illness representations, coping styles, and coping strategies

Stacie Salsbury

The commonsense approach to spine-related disability in older adults: part 3 – theory generation for a conceptual framework of illness management in spine care

Stacie Salsbury

Retrospective analysis of referral practices to a hospital-based chiropractic clinical setting over the past three years

Matthew Jordan

An evolving model of whole health at one VA facility

Susan Wenberg

















Exploring Barriers to Publishing Research in a Chiropractic Student Population

Jeffrey Krabbe

The Prevalence of Suicide Prevention Training and Suicide-Related Terminology in United States Chiropractic Training and Licensing Requirements

Morgan Price

Building education research capacity: a qualitative analysis to inform the chiropractic education research agenda

Claire Johnson

Did Wearing a Mask in an Academic Setting Change Oxygen Saturation Levels?

Vanessa Morales

Perceptions of the present and future role of chiropractic qualifying examinations: a qualitative analysis of an international stakeholder survey

Bart Green

Creating faculty learning communities to foster integration in chiropractic education

Kathryn Brown

















Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Low Back Pain, Initiation of Care with Spinal Manipulative Therapy Leads to Lower Long-Term Healthcare Costs as Compared to Opioid Analgesic Therapy

James Whedon

Initial Choice of Spinal Manipulation Reduces Escalation of Care for Chronic Low Back Pain among Older Medicare Beneficiaries

Serena Bezdjian

Utilization of Chiropractic Care Reduces Use of Prescription Opioids among Older Medicare Beneficiaries with Spinal Pain

James Whedon

Spinal Manipulation vs. Opioids for Chronic Low Back Pain among Older Medicare Beneficiaries: Evaluation for Long-term Outcomes using Instrumental Variable Analysis

Sarah Uptmor

Treatment of lumbar radiculopathy using McKenzie Method Progression in a patient with multiple comorbidities

Nicholas Hedges















Analyzing insurance claims to determine patterns of chiropractic care for low back pain and their association with treatment escalation

Brian Anderson

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis Masked as Lumbar Disc Herniation Sequalae

Philip Afghani

Development and validation of a new treadmill walking test to discriminate between neurogenic, vascular and low back pain related claudication

Mariève Houle

Lower Extremity Vascular Occlusion Presenting as Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Case Report

Tara Cheuvront

Patterns of Care for New Visits for Low Back Conditions in the Veterans Health Administration

Anthony Lisi













The Influence of Spinal Manipulation on Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Pilot Study

Dean Smith

Changes in strength, balance, and endurance in active-duty U.S. military personnel with low back pain following chiropractic care

Robert Vining

Among Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain, Recipients of Spinal Manipulation Report Higher Satisfaction with Care and Qualify of Life as Compared to Recipients of Opioid Analgesic Therapy

Daniel Rossi

Conservative management of femoral acetabular impingement: an umbrella review

Branon McMichael

Post-injection fibrosis and gluteal pain: a case report

Virginia Salata

















Strategies to mitigate benign adverse events for spinal manipulation: exploring clinicians and patients perceptions

Martha Funabashi

Implementation of a Primary Spine Care Model in an Academic Primary Care Clinic

Louis Kazal, Jr.

SafetyNET: The continuation of a research program to support a patient safety culture for spinal manipulation therapy

Katherine Pohlman

Exploring patient and clinician experiences and beliefs about benign adverse responses to spinal manipulation in chiropractic teaching clinics: a cross-sectional survey

Alex Lee

Visual perception of patient attributes modulates spinal manipulation dose characteristics

Steven Passmore






      Case Studies/                 Clinical







Brain responses to respiratory-gated auricular vagal nerve stimulation frequency: neuromodulation of autonomic nuclei

Norman Kettner

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and cranial treatment for hemicranium continua: a case report

Charles Blum

SOT cranial therapy with light therapy for the treatment of trochlear nerve palsy and right eye concomitant deviation

Rachel Hamel

Utilizing cranial and infant inversion therapy in the treatment of plageocephaly: Two case reports

Jeffrey Mersky

The effect of spinal manipulation therapy on balance in patients with multiple sclerosis: A Case Series

Shari Wynd















Implementing Diagnostic Ultrasonography in an Educational Clinic: Use and Attitudes

Nicole Zipay

Impostor phenomenon among U.S. chiropractic students

Kelly Kimball

The relationship between in-class polling participation and pathology course performance

Kara Shannon

The influence of digital lecture notes on pathology course performance and student satisfaction

Christopher Roecker

Examining the validity of pre-chiropractic and chiropractic grade point averages for predicting NBCE part I exam scores

Igor Himelfarb








      Case Studies







Baseball injury resulting in type III Salter-Harris Fracture of the first proximal phalangeal base

Jake Halverson

Rectus abdominis muscle tear diagnosed with sonography and its conservative management

Ashley Ruff

Functional Neurological Management of Concussion-related Symptoms in an Adolescent Athlete: A Case Study

Jason Belcher

Radioulnar Synostosis in an Adolescent Baseball Player

Ashley Ruff

The Impact of Nutrient-Dense Foods on Chiropractic Students’ Athletic Performance

Zak Monier















Chiropractic students' attitudes toward orthopedic spine surgeons and physical therapists: before and after a clinical rotation

Gary Tam

Resilience, perceived stress, quality of life and demographic assessments in chiropractic students: a survey based measurement

Michelle Drover

Empathy and perceived stress of second year chiropractic students

Lia Nightingale

Empathy and Perceived Stress of Third Year Chiropractic Students

Lia Nightingale

Burnout syndrome in chiropractic interns: a proposal for a longitudinal study

Gary Tam

The National Chiropractic Antitrust Committee preparing the path for chiropractic integration: a historical review

Bart Green








 Clinical/ Education









Patient Characteristics Associated with Self-Reported Adherence to Chiropractic Treatment Recommendations: A Pilot Study

Serena Bezdjian

Practice characteristics of chiropractors with a pediatric certification

Katherine Pohlman

An Analysis of the Relationship Between the Concentration of Chiropractic Physicians and Sociodemographic Data: A Pilot Study in Connecticut

Ryan Burdick

Self-perceived recovery in patients participating a multi-arm randomized clinical trial. Is the outcome already determined? A pilot study

Greg Kawchuk

Information Literacy of Matriculating Chiropractic Students Assessed via Research Readiness Survey

Barbara Delli Gatti

Supply of Clinicians who Provide Spinal Manipulation to Medicare Beneficiaries

James Whedon

















Developing student experience: creation of a therapy practice lab - part 2

Marc Lucente

Toward the development of a standardized chiropractic technique program

Brian Gleberzon

Discomfort during setup of side posture hypothenar/ilium push manipulation

Simon Wang

Directing the specific adjustive thrust towards a chiropractic subluxation significantly alters sensorimotor integration compared to directing the thrust at a normally functioning vertebrae

Muhammad Samran Navid

The use of FSTT™ in teaching force and loading rate control to chiropractic students

Shari Wynd







     Basic Science/              Clinical








Effects of Muscle Activity on Lumbar Spinal Stiffness in Asymptomatic Adults: an Investigation using a Novel Rolling Device

Isabelle Pagé

A palpation method more accurate than the supracristal plane for identification of the L4 spinous process

Gregory Roytman

Reliability and Validity of an Automated Method of Crepitus Analysis in a Spine Phantom

Gregory Roytman

Spinal posterior-to-anterior stiffness measurements can be affected by padding on the support table

Edward Owens

Attitudes toward use of Dynamed by chiropractic students: a survey

Mark Pfefer















Rapid Widespread Adoption of Telehealth for Chiropractic Care in the Department of Veterans Affairs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gregory Roytman

Utilization of Telehealth in the Management of an Exacerbation of Cervicalgia in a Chiropractic Patient during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Case Report

Oowais Siddique

Systematic review of telerehabilitation for musuloskeletal disorders commonly encountered in clinical chiropractic

Hannah Tobiczyk

Virtual Physical Examination Education During COVID

Julie Johnson

Does Telehealth Reduce the Dosage of Face-to-Face Visits for Chiropractic Care? A Case Series During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michael Cole II








      Case Studies/                Clinical







Condensing osteitis of the clavicle: an unexpected finding in a 24 -year-old female

Tracey Littrell

Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome: a rare occupational injury

Erika Evans

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY combined with cold laser for a CrossFit athlete with chronic shoulder impingement: A Case Report

Whitney Amos McNary

Median nerve entrapment in a cyclist: a case study and review of bicycle fitting guidelines for the clinician

Stuart McIntosh

Parsonage-Turner: a case study

Stephan Cooper








  Integration/ Clinical









Integrative care for acute musculoskeletal pain in a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC): a case series

Charles Sullivan

Characteristics and productivity of the chiropractic workforce in the Department of Veterans Affairs

Kelsey Corcoran

Feasibility of a same day access chiropractic clinic in a VA medical center

Shawn Neff

Organization and implementation of telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic in a VA chiropractic clinic: A descriptive report

Celeste Holder

Association Between Provision of Chiropractic Care in Veterans with Spine Pain and Risk of Unnatural Death Including Suicide Death

Brian Coleman

Description of chiropractic treatment in a pragmatic clinical trial conducted in Department of Defense military treatment facilities: a secondary analysis of ICD and CPT codes

Anna-Marie Ziegler


March 26 - April 2, 2021

ACC-RAC 2021:  Online On Demand Poster Presentations

Topical Area                 Session Type      Session Title                                                                      Speaker










Basic Science











A Retrospective Review of Patient Optogait Results and Comparison to Side of Patient Pelvic Compensation

Lydia Knutson

Association between pregnancy-related hormones and lumbopelvic pain characteristics in pregnant women: a scoping review

Catherine Daneau

Engaging Chiropractic Students in Basic Research Measuring Serum IL-1a Levels in a Spared Nerve Injury (SNI) Rat Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Model

Ward Jones

Evaluation of a Research Article for Quality and Relevance in a Microbiological Lab Setting for Trimester 2 Chiropractic Students

Anjum Odhwani

Factors Influencing the Transmission of Force in Human Tissues During Manual Therapy: A Crossover Study

Jérémie Mikhail

Immediate Impact of Extremity Manipulation on Dual Task Performance: A Randomized, Crossover Study

Christopher Malaya

Manipulation force characteristics for older adults using mannequin simulators

Martha Funabashi

The effects of Cervical Spine Manipulative Therapy on Reaction Time as Measured by the Ruler Drop Test

Robert Butler

The effects of the side bridge exercise on immediate internal rotation range of motion of the hip

Simon Wang








Case Studies/ Reports









A case demonstrating how socioeconomic disparity results in delayed access to orthopedic care and poor patient outcomes

Kelsey Lewis

Alternative management of plantar fasciitis: a case report

Heather Meeks

Blood Flow Restriction therapy (BFR) for Lower Extremity Injuries: A Case Series

Amy Koch

Chiropractic care and rehabilitation combined with myofascial release technique for a patient with a Harrington Rod fusion of C7-T4: a case study

Jesse Hodges

Chiropractic co-management of a patient with a blocked tear duct: A case report

William Boro

Chiropractic Management of a 7 year old Female with Bertolotti's Syndrome

Amanda Vozar

Chiropractic Management of an Infant Fraternal Twin with Deformational Plagiocephaly, Facial Asymmetry, Congenital Torticollis, Chronic Ear Infections, and Reflux

Melissa Ferranti






















Case Studies/ Reports





















Chiropractic Management of Notalgia Paresthetica: A Case Report

Cynthia Chapman

Chiropractic Management of Patient with Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Case Study

Meredith Meyers

Chiropractic Rehabilitation of Radicular Low Back Pain in Active Military Personnel

Philip Afghani

Chiropractic Treatment of an Adult Male with Mid Back Pain Due to Spinal Accessory Nerve Entrapment Secondary to Old Malunited Right Midclavicle Fracture: A Case Report

Shawn LaCourt

Common and uncommon muscle injuries identified in chiropractic practice utilizing diagnostic ultrasound.

Stacey Cornelson

Diagnosing acetabular labral tears with hip traction sonography: a case series

Jessica Billham



Feel the burn: two cases of adverse events related to ice and heat use

Nathan Hinkeldey

Improved Lower Extremity Function After Implementation of Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Care in a 25-Year-Old Male with Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury

Leslie Reece

Midfoot Stress Fractures in a Patient with Recurrent Gout

Marc Lucente

Pectoralis major tear in a 30 year old weightlifter: a case report

Jessica Billham

Radiographic Reporting Errors in an Integrated Clinic: a Case Series

Ross Mattox

Sacro occipital technique (SOT) and cranial treatment for a patient presenting with dysautonomia possibly secondary to vagal nerve entrapment in the jugular foramina: A case report

Thomas Bloink

Sacro occipital technique (SOT) and dental co-treatment of a patient with increased eye pressures and related dysfunction: A case report

Thomas Bloink

Sacro occipital technique (SOT) and dental co-treatment of a pediatric patient with increased eye pressures while receiving orthodonture care: A case report

Charles Blum

Sacro occipital technique (SOT) and dental treatment of dysfunctional breathing in a child: A case report

Jason Scoppa

Sonographic findings of atraumatic A2 pulley injuries

Ashley Ruff

Successful Conservative Management of a Post-Surgical Right Ankle

Margaret Sels

T4 Syndrome - A Differential Diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Case Study

Annie Babikian





































A Clinical Trial of the Effect of Manipulative Therapy on Passive and Active Range of Motion of the Painful Hip

Mohsen Kazemi

A feasibility study: Inclusion of nutrient-rich foods in the care of low back pain patients at a chiropractic teaching clinic

John Marth

A Model for Chiropractic Research Designed to Move the Healthcare Dialogue Toward a Development-of-Health Model

Stephanie Sullivan

Battlefield acupuncture for acute headaches: a case series

Mark Pfefer

Cervical Spinal Manipulation Effects on Pain, Disability Scores, and Range of Motion: A 1 Year Retrospective Study in Veterans

Margaret Sels

Chiropractic management of cluneal nerve entrapment: a case study

Rachel Gilmore

Correlation of mBESS scores and Sorensen’s test scores: an investigational study

Richard Yu

High Resolution Sonographic Properties of the Normal Sciatic Nerve

Norman Kettner

Immediate changes to lumbosacral dural regions upon simultaneous bilateral compression to the parietooccipital (asterion) cranial region: A two-cadaver dissection study.

Marc Pick

Improvements of post-herpetic neuralgia following acupuncture treatment in a patient with spinal cord injury: a case report

Alec Schielke

Initial Choice of Spinal Manipulation for Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain Leads to Reduced Long-term Risk of Adverse Drug Events among Older Medicare Beneficiaries

Maria Bangash

Origins of X-ray use in Chiropractic: Historical Qualitative Analysis of the First 30 years of Radiography advertising in the United States

Claire Johnson

Secretory IgA and upper cervical chiropractic: A prospective, multicenter, observational pilot study

Philip Schalow

The effects of 4 weeks of chiropractic care plus physical therapy, compared to physical therapy alone, on motor function in chronic stroke patients: a clinical trial

Imran Khan Niazi

Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD): A review of the literature

Charles Blum







Chiropractic Student Attitudes Toward Peer Examination: Analysis of a Focus Group

Tracey Littrell

Chiropractic Student Scores on the Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI) at Early/Entry vs Late/Exit Points During the DC Training Program

Dale Johnson

Concussion Knowledge Among North American Chiropractors

Mohsen Kazemi

























Development and testing of a lumbar spine palpation training device

Edward Owens

Examining the correlates of successful performance on the NBCE's part IV exam

Igor Himelfarb

Four Sensory Pillars: a Teaching Model for Collaborative Patient Care

Susan Wenberg

Impact of Force-Sensing Table Technology (FSTT) on student's self-perceived confidence when learning cervical techniques

Dan Armstrong

Level of knowledge on conservative management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis among undergraduate students in healthcare: a scoping review

Philippe Rosseau

Literature Review on Chronic Pain, Opioid Use Disorder, Their Relationship to Empathy, and the effect of Educational Interventions on Empathy. Prepared in Advance of a Research Project titled; Effect of a Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder Train

Jeffrey Kamper

Making a Case for Genomics in Chiropractic Education

Kara Burnham

The Impact of Lavender and Rosemary Aromatherapy on Test Anxiety in Chiropractic Students: A Randomized Crossover Study

Lia Nightingale

The Instructor’s Role in Teaching Chiropractic Digitally through the Dynamic Model of Educational Effectiveness

Misty Stick-Mueller

















Assessing Conditions Seen and Treatments Delivered by Veterans Health Administration Chiropractors: Comparing Provider Self-report with Electronic Health Record Data

Brent Young

Identification of Master Patient Index (MPI) Record Challenges from Healthcare Professionals’ Perspectives

Joe Lintz

Identifying the Start of a Low Back Pain Treatment Episode Using Veterans Health Administration Electronic Health Record Data: A Pilot Study

Vivian Ly

Integration of chiropractic care within a rural community-based outpatient patient aligned care team setting

Heather Meeks

Quantitative Utilization Assessment of Musculoskeletal Specialists Integration within an Established VA Hospital Telephone Care Program

Robert Walsh

The Use of an Online Case-Based Learning Module to Facilitate Integration of Basic and Clinical Sciences

Christine Major









Public Health









Ask your doctor before beginning a new diet- a chiropractic student survey

Gregory Hollandsworth

Comparison of Accessibility of Telehealth Information on State Board Websites for Chiropractic, Medical, and Physical Therapy Professions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Michael Cole

Pain and Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity and Considerations for Doctors of Chiropractic: A Review of the Literature

Dana Madigan

Prevalence of Essential Oil Usage in Chiropractic Students: A Cohort Study

Lia Nightingale

Risk Factors for Pinguecula: a Narrative Review

Cynthia Chapman

Suicide Prevention, Public Health, and the Chiropractic Profession: A Call to Action

Zachary Cupler

The Chiropractor’s role in Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention of Suicide: A descriptive review.

Michael Anderson