ACC-RAC Conference

Conference Update and Refund Process Information

The ACC hopes that you and yours are safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience as we explored all possible options. We have decided to do some online content instead of rescheduling the conference.

The ACC is starting a process for platform presenters and poster presenters to share your information. The Journal of Chiropractic Education will include your abstracts so that your efforts are recognized. To facilitate this process we will be selecting certain presentations via webinars and podcasts. The ACC is committed to continue the educational process that is part of our mission. More information to follow.

If you are connected to an ACC school, we are reimbursing the school for all individuals connected to the school. If you are with an institution and have not submitted your expense report to your institution, please do so. The ACC has been working with the CFOs at the schools to facilitate this process.

For those registrants NOT affiliated with a school, the ACC credit card processor does not keep your credit card number for privacy concerns, therefore a check will be issued to the name and address under the payment section of your credit card receipt. Please send an email to ONLY if you need to update this information. Please be sure to either send your copy of the confirmation order number or put the order number in the email so we can identify the order.

The ACC will be refunding the registration fee less a modest $35 deduction in order to provide these online initiatives. We will notify all registrants when the webinars and/or podcasts are scheduled.

David O’Bryon
ACC President

ACC-RAC 2020

27th Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Research Agenda Conference

Developing Leaders: Faculty, Education and Research

San Diego, California March 19-21, 2020

San Diego

ACC RAC 2020 Plenary Sessions Keynote Speakers

Plenary Sessions: Friday, March 20 (Grande Ballroom)

Mimi Guarneri
The Science of Integrative Health & Medicine
8-9 a.m.

Transforming Healthcare: Mindsets & the Social Context
9-10 a.m.
Alia Crum

Mimi Guarneri, M.D., FACC, ABOIM
President, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
Ranked as #6 of the top 100 Integrative Physicians by Newsmax
Alia Crum, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Principal Investigator of the Stanford Mind & Body Lab

In the first presentation during this plenary session, Dr. Guarneri will review of the limitations of conventional medicine and explore way a broader perspective is needed. Creating health is an economic strategy that requires a team of multi-disciplinary practitioners dedicated to treating the whole person. … In the second presentation, Dr. Crum presents the science behind a new paradigm that helps move us beyond the limited notion of placebo effects as a mysterious response to an inert treatment toward the recognition that ultimately, our mindsets are responsible for their healing effects.

Plenary Session: Saturday, March 21 (Grande Ballroom)

Gert Bronfort
Chiropractic for Health and Wellbeing:
New Research to Combat the Pain Management Crisis

8-9:30 a.m.
Roni Evans

Gert Bronfort , D.C., Ph.
Professor, Center for Spirituality & Healing's Integrative Health
& Wellbeing Research Program at the University of Minnesota
Roni Evans, D.C, M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing’s Integrative Health
& Wellbeing Research Program at the University of Minnesota

The US is in the midst of an unprecedented pain management crisis, with chronic pain impacting more Americans than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Chiropractors are among the most common providers of non-drug treatments, and are ideally suited to be prominent front-line providers for musculoskeletal pain conditions. This presentation highlights research focused on alleviating the current pain management crisis. This includes studies of chiropractic’s role in preventing acute musculoskeletal pain from becoming chronic, as well as how chiropractic can help pain sufferers engage in positive health behaviors to enhance their overall wellbeing.

Plenary Session: Saturday, March 21 (Grande Ballroom)

Sherry Mcallister
20/20 Vision in 2020
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Lou Sportelli

Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S.Ed ., CCSP®
Executive Vice President, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP)
Private Practice, San Jose, Calif.
Lou Sportelli, DC
President, NCMIC Foundation
Past President, NCMIC Group, Inc.

This plenary session commemorates chiropractic’s 125th birthday in 2020. Past obstacles faced to bring chiropractic where it is today and where it needs to go in the future are addressed. Presenters showcase how chiropractors can effectively use marketing collateral to distribute at the community level, while showcasing national marketing campaigns set to achieve greatest opportunity for celebration of 125 years of chiropractic success.

Our Sponsors:

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Foot Levelers

Performance Health
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Visual Outcomes

National University of Health Sciences
Dynamic Chiropractic
Activator Methods
Texas Chiropractic College
Palmer College of Chiropractic