ACC-RAC 2020 Registration Instructions & Policies

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


Our Sponsors:

Standard Process

Foot Levelers

Performance Health
Bronze (NEW)
Visual Outcomes

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

Each conference participant must register for the conference. Early registration deadline is January 28th. Pre-Registration deadline is March 11th. Payment must be received by March 11th or on-site fee will apply.

Registration Fees – All fees are in US Dollars

Early Registration (Now – January 28) – $479.00
Pre-Registration (January 29 – March 11) – $509.00
On-Site Registration (after March 11) – $549.00
*DC Student Registration (Now – March 11) – $259.00
On-Site DC Student Registration (after March 11) – $279.00
**Advanced Degree / VA Resident Registration (Now – March 11) – $319.00
On-Site Advanced Degree / VA Resident Registration (after March 11) – $339.00
***Spouse/Guest Registration – $200.00
Continuing Education Credits – $120.00

Conference participant and student registration fees include provided meals, breaks, receptions and all events in the program.

*To qualify for DC Student Rate the student must be enrolled full time (a minimum of 9 credit hours) in a Doctor of Chiropractic program at a college or university during March 2020. Proof of student status from the Registrar’s office confirming full time status in a DC program is required. Student rate does not qualify for CE Credits.

**Advanced Degree / VA Resident rate. To qualify for the Advanced Degree rate, the graduate student must be enrolled full time (a minimum of 9 credit hours) at a college or university towards a second or further academic degree. Proof of student status from the Registrar’s office confirming full time status is required. To qualify for the VA Resident rate, proof of VA residency is required.

***Spouse/Guest fee covers breakfast, lunch and receptions only. Spouse/Guests will not be allowed to attend conference sessions. Spouse/Guest rate does not apply to spouses/guests who are both presenting a paper and/or a poster.


ACC-RAC 2020 Conference
Attn: Robyn Patkus
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
4424 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 202
Bethesda, MD 20814


Hotel Reservations

Reservations must be made with Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina no later than February 26th to receive the conference discount rate of $209+ per night for Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 21. Any reservations made after this date will be accepted on a “space available” basis at the then prevailing hotel rates.

Please see Hotel Reservation page

Continuing Education Credits

Applications will be made for continuing education credit from as many states as possible. Updates on CE availability will be posted on the website as state approvals are received. Please see News & Information page for more information.

Conference Schedule

The ACC President’s will meet on Thursday, March 19th from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. The ACC Working Group meetings (CAO’s, Research Directors, etc) will meet from 8:00 am -5:00 pm on Thursday, March 19th as well. All others will be able to travel that day, keeping in mind the Welcoming Reception Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 pm. The conference will begin on Friday, March 20th at 8:00 am and conclude on Saturday, March 21st at 5:15 pm. Please check the website for updated schedule information at updated conference schedule information

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund (less $65 processing fee) of the registration fee will be issued if canceled in writing by the registrant and that notification is received by January 28th. Instead of canceling your registration, you may elect to send a substitute by informing us that you want your registration transferred. No additional fee will be required.

Registrations cancelled between January 29 and February 18 will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. Refunds will not be issued after February 18th. Refunds will be issued by check.

Notification of cancellation may be sent by mail or e-mail to the contact information below. Any registrant canceling by e-mail must receive confirmation from the ACC that the e-mail has been received.

Personal Information/Privacy Policy

Personal Information

Individual contact and professional information is collected during the registration process and will be used to contact you about the meeting. Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors have requested contact information in order to offer attendees certain promotions, specials, incentives, etc. for attending their booths at the conference. You may “opt in” on the registration form if you wish your information to be distributed. Otherwise, the ACC will not share any personal information.


When certain types of sensitive information such as credit card numbers are received during the checkout process, visitors are redirected to a secure server. Appropriate security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected from visitors to the website.


Questions regarding registration please call Robyn Patkus at (301) 652-5066 or email at

Questions regarding your contributed papers please email Dana Lawrence at