ACCRAC 2024

30th Annual Educational &
Research Agenda Conference

The Healthcare Evolution

Earn up to 13 CEUs at ACCRAC 2024. CLICK HERE for approval status in your state.

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Celebrating 30 years of blending education and research, ACCRAC 2024 offers a leading forum for attendees to explore how chiropractic education and research is and will be impacted by elements of the healthcare evolution. What does this mean for students, educators, researchers, regulators, practicing doctors, patients, and society as a whole?

Expectations in healthcare delivery changed dramatically in the aftermath of COVID. The pandemic challenged the status quo and jolted the industry into an unprecedented era of change. This evolution has had ramifications for chiropractic education, research, and practice. Technology, integration, personalization, sociocultural awareness, holism, and policymaking are all affected, causing us to think hard about how, where, when, and why patients seek and get access to health care.

Top trends will be investigated, including competency-based training, technology and education, artificial intelligence, remote and retail healthcare, remote patient monitoring, wearable medical devices, diversity, equity, inclusion and access, personalized healthcare, treating the whole person, and wellness.

Join us in San Diego.

Hear from experts in educational, clinical, and basic sciences domains

Learn about new and emerging research in chiropractic

Experience high quality programming

Engage with your peers and colleagues

ACCRAC is the # 1 place to learn about the latest in education and clinical research in chiropractic, and meet with my colleagues from across the profession to share ideas and hear different and insightful perspectives.
Aimee R. Jokerst, DC, FIAMA, Director of Logan Health Centers, Logan University

2024 Conference Schedule

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All pricing in USD. 

Spouse guest rate is $200
Continuing Education Units are an additional $100

Featured Plenary Sessions

We have secured a line up of engaging keynote speakers for ACCRAC 2024
Friday March 24
8.15-9.00am
Looking Ahead: Trends, Transformation and Training in Chiropractic Education

ACC Leaders' Panel

Hear from ACC leaders who will address important issues, challenges and opportunities that impact chiropractic education, the future of learning, and the profession at large.

Friday March 24
9.00-10.00am
Rethinking What You Know: Embracing Curiosity and Empowering Change

Chick Herbert

Explore the importance of rethinking what we know and why it’s crucial for personal growth and long-term organizational success.

Friday March 24
1.30-3.00pm
Cultivating a Culture of Belonging

Learn inclusive leadership skills that impact relationships, mitigate groupthink, and foster inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the classroom.

2024 Speakers

We have secured a line up of engaging speakers for ACCRAC 2024

David Acosta, MD

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, AAMC

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2024 speakers

David Acosta, MD

Chief Diversity & Inclusion
Officer, AAMC

Brian Budgell, DC

Director Life Sciences
Laboratories, CMCC

Ryan Burdick, DC

Policy Consultant, NWHSU

Brian Coleman, DC

Assistant Professor of
Emergency Medicine,
Biomedical Informatics and
Data Science, Yale School of
Medicine

Mark Fillery, DC

Manager ORA, Canadian
Memorial Chiropractic
College (CMCC)

Jan Friis

SVP Government Affairs,
Council for Higher
Education Accreditation
(CHEA)

Scott Haldeman, DC,
MD, PhD

Chairman Emeritus of the
Research Council, World
Federation of Chiropractic

Matthew Kowalski, DC

Associate Clinical Director
Osher Clinical Center,
Brigham and Women’s
Hospital; Co-chair
Chiropractic Research
Fellowship, Osher Center for
Integrative Health, Harvard
Medical School

Ellen Lee, MD

Associate Professor of
Psychiatry, University of San
Diego and Staff Psychiatrist,
VA San Diego Healthcare
System

Anthony Lisi, DC

Chiropractic Program Director,
Veterans Health
Administration; Assistant
Professor Yale School of
Medicine, Section of
Biomedical Informatics and
Data Science

Daniel Lord, DC

Regional Medical Director,
Crossover Health

Cynthia Long, MSc, PhD

Professor and Dean of
Research, Palmer College of
Chiropractic; Director of the
Office of Data Management &
Biostatistics, Palmer Center for
Chiropractic Research

Jason McCarey, MS

Biostatistician, Office of Data
Management & Biostatistics,
Palmer Center for Chiropractic
Research (PCCR)

Michele Maiers, DC, PhD

Professor and Executive
Director of Research and
Innovation, Northwestern
Health Sciences University

William Meeker, DC, MPH

A/Executive Director,
Academy of Integrative
Health and Medicine (AIHM)

Anne Marie Munson, MA

Executive Director,
Association of
Chiropractic Colleges

Ian Paskowski, DC

Medical Director, SpineCare
and Neurosurgery Program,
Beth Israel Deaconess
Hospital

Monika Ray, PhD

Principal Scientist, University
of California Davis, School of
Medicine and Center for
Healthcare Policy and
Research (CHPR)

Kavitha Reddy, MD

Associate Director Employee
Whole Health, VHA Office of
Patient-Centered Care and
Cultural Transformation
(OPCC & CT)

David Vincent, DC

Director of Chiropractic
Medicine and Director of
Operations at University
Hospital's Connor Whole
Health

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Platinum Sponsor

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), including the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE), is the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession.

The NBCE develops, administers and scores standardized exams that assess knowledge, higher-level cognitive abilities and problem-solving in various basic science and clinical science subjects.

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Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) is an international and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement of conservative health care principles and practices.

The Journal publishes original primary research and review articles of the highest quality in relevant topic areas. The JMPT addresses practitioners’ and researchers’ needs by adding to their clinical and basic science knowledge and by informing them about relevant issues that influence health care practices.

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Continuing Education at ACCRAC

Earn up to 13 CEUs at ACCRAC 2024. CLICK HERE for approval status in your state.

ACC Leaders' Panel

Dr. Ron Oberstein, President, Life West & ACC Chair, Dr. David Wickes, President, CMCC, & ACC Vice Chair, Dr. Mike Mestan, President Northeast College & ACC Secty/Treasurer, Dr. Bill Morgan, President, Parker University, & Dr. Deb Bushway, President NHSU & ACC Board Members, moderated by Dr. Bart Green, JCE Editor

ACC leaders representing a broad range of programs will provide well-informed insights on critical trends facing chiropractic education. Attendees will hear thought leaders discuss curriculum transformation, community- vs. campus-based education, interprofessional education, and return on investment for chiropractic graduates. This is a session applicable to anyone in chiropractic education and not to be missed!

Chick Herbert

Strategic Leader, Executive Coach, Independent Consultant, and co-author of 'It Begs the Question – Learn how the best managers drive performance through Question-Centric Coaching'

Christopher 'CJ' Gross

TEDx Speaker and Founder of Ascension Worldwide, a firm dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity training and consulting based in Washington DC

David Acosta, MD

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, AAMC

As Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, David A. Acosta, MD, provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s DEI activities across the medical education community.

A board-certified physician of family medicine, Dr. Acosta joined the AAMC from the University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine where he served as Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for UC Davis Health System.

Brian Budgell, DC

Director Life Sciences Laboratories, CMCC

Brian Budgell, DC, is the Director of the Life Sciences Laboratories at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Dr. Budgell’s research career began examining the neurobiological basis of somato-autonomic interactions. More recently, he has come to focus on linguistic and social network analyses as they apply to the biomedical sphere. He is also a director of Global Peace Network, an NGO bringing training in physical rehabilitation to health care workers in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and southeast Asia.

Ryan Burdick, DC

Policy Consultant, NWHSU

Ryan Burdick, DC, served as a Policy Consultant at NWHSU and co-author at RAND Corporation on recommendations for the opioid settlement fund.

Previously, Dr. Burdick worked within health policy in legislative offices at various levels of government, including Maryland’s Office of Health Care Financing. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, School of Medicine, focused on the application of data to drive policy for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain disorders.

Brian Coleman, DC

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Yale School of Medicine

Brian Coleman, DC, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Informatics and Data Science at the Yale School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Health Informatics) at the Yale School of Public Health, and a Research Chiropractor at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

Dr. Coleman is a health services researcher focused on the application of informatics approaches to EHR data relevant to pain and opioid research.

Mark Fillery, DC

Manager ORA, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)

Mark Fillery, MS, has been with Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) for 19 years, working in the Division of Research and Innovation since 2006. Mr. Fillery’s professional activities entail research capacity-building in CMCC’s faculty, including in grantsmanship, internal review team-building for methodological rigour, and seeking research partnership opportunities. Completing his Masters of Health Science in 2019, he has since contributed as Co-Investigator on research projects concerning the health professional labour force, patient-centred care, and agenda-building for the chiropractic profession.

Jan Friis

SVP Government Affairs, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Jan Friis, SVP Government Affairs, joined the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in May 2006 from Final Analysis Communication Services, Inc. where he was VP of Administration and Director of Government Relations.

Mr. Friis has served as chief of staff for two former Members of Congress (Mr. Fox of Pennsylvania and Mr. Forbes of New York) and served as district administrator for a third Member, Mr. Schulze of Pennsylvania. Jan has also been in private law practice.

Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD

Chairman Emeritus of the Research Council, World Federation of Chiropractic

Scott Haldeman DC, MD, PhD, is Founder and President of the World Spine Care charity and Chair of the Global Spine Care Initiative.

Dr. Haldeman has published over 250 articles or book chapters and has authored or edited 8 textbooks. He has served as Past President of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, and the North American Academy of Manipulative Medicine. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic.

Matthew Kowalski, DC

Associate Clinical Director Osher Clinical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Co-chair Chiropractic Research Fellowship, Osher Center for Integrative Health, Harvard Medical School

Matthew H Kowalski, DC is the Associate Clinical Director of the Osher Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co-chair of the Chiropractic Research Fellowship at the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kowalski is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Ellen Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of San Diego and Staff Psychiatrist, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Ellen E. Lee, MD is Associate Professor and Division Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Staff Psychiatrist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

She is Board-certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on biological and psychosocial aging in persons with serious mental illnesses and non-psychiatric populations. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and Desert-Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center.

Anthony Lisi, DC

Chiropractic Program Director, Veterans Health Administration; Assistant Professor Yale School of Medicine, Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

Anthony Lisi, DC is the Chiropractic Program Director for the Veterans Health Administration, and an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science.

Dr. Lisi has authored over 70 peer-reviewed papers on topics including low back pain management, spinal manipulation, interprofessional education, and chiropractic services.

Daniel Lord, DC

Regional Medical Director, Crossover Health

Dr. Lord serves as the Regional Medical Director at Crossover Health overseeing employer-funded primary care clinics across 5 states and 200 providers. Before his current role, Dr. Lord managed Crossover’s musculoskeletal (MSK) program including service design, outcomes measurement, performance management, and integrating physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and fitness services within Crossover’s primary care setting.

In 2019, Dr. Lord was the keynote speaker at FOTO’s (Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes) National Outcomes Summit where he presented original research on integrated MSK clinical and economic outcomes.

Cynthia Long, MSc, PhD

Professor and Dean of Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic; Director of the Office of Data Management & Biostatistics, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

Cynthia R. Long is Professor and Dean of Research at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Director of the Office of Data Management & Biostatistics at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research.

Dr. Long holds an M.S. degree in statistics, a Ph.D. in biostatistics, and is an accredited professional statistician. She has taught biostatistics courses for primarily health professionals since 1985 and mentored students and research fellows in study design, data analysis, biostatistics and professional development.

Jason McCarey, MS

Biostatistician, Office of Data Management & Biostatistics, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR)

Jacob McCarey, MS, is a biostatistician in the Office of Data Management & Biostatistics at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR). He joined the PCCR within the past year, after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a master’s degree in Statistics and Data Science.

Mr. McCarey collaborates with research investigators and is responsible for performing statistical analysis on multiple internally and externally funded chiropractic research projects.

Michele Maiers, DC, PhD

Professor and Executive Director of Research and Innovation, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD is Professor and Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Northwestern Health Sciences University. In this role, Dr. Maiers conducts and leverages high quality research to inform healthcare policy and innovation initiatives on local, regional, and national levels.

She also serves as Co-Director of the RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health, where she facilitates research activity both within and across partnering institutions.

William Meeker, DC, MPH

A/Executive Director, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)

William Meeker, DC, MPH, is acting executive director of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), a multidisciplinary organization committed to advancing integrative Whole Health care and interprofessional education and served as chair of the board previously.

Dr. Meeker retired as President of Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2021 after a 40+ year-long career as a scientist, administrator. He was active in the American Public Health Association and received its Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Meeker has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers. He served as Vice Chair of ACC, and currently sits on the Board of World Spine Care and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

Anne Marie Munson, MA

Executive Director, Association of Chiropractic Colleges

Anne Marie Munson, MA is Executive Director of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges in Arlington Virginia.

Ms. Munson oversees the organization’s operation, carrying out its mission according to the strategic direction of the board of directors. She is an adjunct instructor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ian Paskowski, DC

Medical Director, SpineCare and Neurosurgery Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Dr. Ian Paskowski has served as Medical Director, SpineCare and Neurosurgery Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth, MA since 2008. BID-SpineCare and Neurosurgery is an integrated group of providers serving community physicians and their patients focused on maintaining patient centered healthcare for those suffering spine related complaints.

Dr. Paskowski currently serves on the Hospital Physician Group Advisory Board and completed a 10-year term as Co-Director of Hospital CME and a 2-year term on the Hospital Board of Directors.

Monika Ray, PhD

Principal Scientist, University of California Davis, School of Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR)

Dr. Monika Ray is principal scientist at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR). Her expertise is in robotics and interest is in designing robust predictive models.

Dr. Ray teaches datamining and advanced analytical methods to graduate students at UC Davis and leads the research and development tasks for hospital risk adjustment models for CMS and AHRQ.

Kavitha Reddy, MD

Associate Director Employee Whole Health, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC & CT)

Dr. Kavitha Reddy is Associate Director of Employee Whole Health in the VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC & CT). She is an Emergency Medicine and Integrative Medicine physician at VA St. Louis Healthcare System in Missouri and an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Reddy served for 3 years as the Whole Health System Clinical Director for the VA St. Louis Healthcare System and 10 years as a National Whole Health Champion for VHA OPCC & CT. She is a Member-At-Large on the Board of Directors for the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health.

David Vincent, DC

Director of Chiropractic Medicine and Director of Operations at University Hospital's Connor Whole Health

Dr. David Vincent, a graduate of Logan University, is the Buoncore Family Endowed Director of Chiropractic Medicine and Director of Operations at University Hospitals Connor Whole Health in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Vincent was past Director of Chiropractic and Complimentary Medicine at Kaiser Permanente and the past Director of Contracting for the Dartmouth Hitchcock Alliance Hospitals. He the current chair of the Policy Committee for the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health.

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National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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The Science of Successful Aging: The Roles of Resilience, Social Functioning and Compassion on Health

Dr. Ellen Lee, a geriatric psychiatrist andaging expert, will present a keynote talk about the research evidence behind lesser-known ways to age successfully. The presentation will cover positive psychological traits of resilience, social functioning (including loneliness and social isolation), and pro-social qualities such as compassion. The talk will review findings across epidemiological and intervention studies, providing the biological basis for the impact of these traits on health. The talk will also provide clinical applications and future directions for translational studies.

The Evolution of Chiropractic Research: Past, Present and Future

In this session we review the breadth and depth of research in support of the discipline of chiropractic. We look at innovative ways of assessing research activity, including newer metrics, and we see how a more sophisticated approach to research assessment can improve research planning and productivity at the individual, institutional and ecosystem levels. The session is intended to run in two parts: we will provide an overview of data collected and analyzed to date, demonstrating ways they depict chiropractic research activity and research areas of focus; the second half will be used to train attendees in the use of analytical tools in order to utilize our data to produce similar metrics and analysis for their own institutional or personal research agenda. For best engagement, attendees are encouraged to come to this session with Vos Viewer installed on a laptop.

Washington Policy Update and Its Impact on Institutions

The session will inform attendees about the Washington political landscape, proposed legislation, proposed regulation changes, the current negotiated rulemaking concerning accreditation and its impact on institutions. There will be suggestions as to what institutional executives can do to help impact these policy discussions and prepare their institutions if the proposals become codified.

Advances in Integrated Practice Opportunities

The number of DCs working in various US medical settings has grown substantially, and continued success among these DCs positively influences the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of medical system stakeholders, which in turn enhances the ability of chiropractors to serve the public. This session will synthesize information from the presenters’over 65 years of collective integrated practice experience. Lessons learned from three key medically-integrated systems will be explored. Presenters will cover the clinical implementation models and patient care data from eachsystem. The session will discuss the opportunities and obstacles encountered in chiropractic integrated practice and provide a framework for preparing students for success in these settings.

Principles of Whole Health

Whole Health is an approach to health care that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their life to the fullest. This session will delve into the concept of Whole Health. It will define the VHA’s Whole Health System of Care and outcomes for veterans and employees and summarize strategies for whole health and well-being for healthcare practitioners. Expanding the interprofessional principles and practices of Whole Health to the entire healthcare system will take a concert ededucational effort requiring the expertise and resources of all healthcare disciplines
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS A

Evolving Chiropractic Education and Research

As demand for chiropractic research and evidence grows, chiropractors must be prepared to address these demands. This session will consider knowledge and skills necessary for chiropractic practice and research. This session will review current and new concepts related to evidence-based practices focusing on chiropractic skills and contribution to new knowledge.
Examination of chiropractic students’ force and speed in delivery of chiropractic adjustments
Mara Trowbridge, Finnley Parsons, Krista Ward, Monica Smith
Comparison of force-time characteristics of prone cervico-thoracic spinal manipulative therapy between chiropractic interns and experienced chiropractors
Francois Perron, Martha Funabashi, Jean-Luc Gauthier, Isabelle Pagé
Correlation between chiropractic manipulative therapy class cumulative grade point average and clinic spinal manipulation exit exam grade
Michael Sheppard, John Ward
A qualitative study investigating the challenges and opportunities for building research capacity in sports-focused research in the chiropractic profession
Alexander Lee, Lara deGraauw, Ali Masoumi, Bradley Muir, Melissa Belchos, Kaitlyn Szabo, Christopher deGraauw, Scott Howitt
Research capacity and culture at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College: A mixed methods study
Carol Ann Weis, Diane Grondin, Danielle Southerst, Sam Howarth, Mark Fillery, Christine Bradaric-Baus, Janet D’Arcy, Silvano Mior
The relationship between satisfaction of work-related needs and forms of motivation for the pursuit of scholarly activity in chiropractic faculty
Christine Major, Melinda Novak, Sarah Visconti, Kathryn Ross, Kara Burnham
Development of a faculty-driven mixed methods exploratory study of a collegiate research climate
Kevin Percuoco, Alex Margrave, Patrik Schneider, Breanne Wells, Michael VanNatta, Kara Shannon, Meredith Meyers, Amberly Ferguson, John Crouse, Kira Baca, Brian Anderson, Dustin Derby, Lia Nightingale, Stacie A. Salsbury
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS B

Exploring the Science of Chiropractic

Chiropractic knowledge of basic science principles continues to grow with new research studies. Understanding how the neuromusculoskeletal system functions helps chiropractors improve their practices and apply these principles to patient care. This session will consider current clinical, physiological, and biomechanical research and relate these findings to how we can better understand patient function and dysfunction.
Motor performance of participants with chronic neck pain and asymptomatic participants pre- and post-spinal manipulation using separate eye and head movement fitts tasks
Geoffrey Gelley, Steven Passmore, Brian MacNeil
Measuring adjustment forces: Applied compared to transmitted loads
Brent Russell, Edward Owens, Lydia Dever, Ronald Hosek, Kevin Tran
Neural connectivity alterations in people with chronic low back pain receiving chiropractic care
Usman Ghani, Imran Khan Niazi, Nitika Kumari, Imran Amjad, Samran Navid, Kelly Holt, Moeez Ashfaque, Amit Pujari, Ernest Kamavuako, Heidi Haavik
The impact of chronic neck pain on oculomotor performance during near point convergence and Fitts tasks
Steven Passmore, Michayla Esteves
Comparing balance and kinematic effects of standard athletic taping of the ankle during jumping activities
Shari Wynd, Rachiel Torrence, Todd Riddle, John Ward

Spinal manipulation effect on standing balance on a force plate of individuals with neck and low back pain

John Ward, Jesse Coats, Carol Longo
In-vivo ultrasound measurement of spinous process separation during axial distraction
Maruti Ram Gudavalli, Ralph Kruse, Bret A. White, Stacey L. Rider
Exploring the acute effects of spinal manipulation on handgrip strength and reaction time relative to anxiety and neck pain level
John Ward, Carol Longo
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS C

Public Health and the Future Chiropractic Workforce

The world population continues to grow, and chiropractors must be prepared for these global changes. This session will consider presentations about the preparation of chiropractors for current and future challenges in healthcare. This session will review current and new concepts related to evidence-based practices within special populations as it relates to chiropractic practice.
Racial and ethnic representation among complementary and integrative health graduates
Margaret Whitley, Nipher Malika, Patricia Herman, Ian Coulter, Margaret Chesney, Michele Maiers, Emma Bianculli
The lived experience of pregnant women under chiropractic care
Joel Alcantara, Elizabeth Emmanuel, Sandra Grace, Stephen Myers
Women’s health and chiropractic: Educational audit and development of core competencies
Carol Ann Weis, Danica Brousseau, Chantal Doucet, Cecilia Bergström, Barbara Drake-Land, Deborah Kopansky-Giles , Nichelle Gurule, Francesca Wuytack, Katherine A. Pohlman
The 4Ms of age-friendly healthcare system: A qualitative study of what matters most to chiropractic students
Lisa Killinger, Stacie Salsbury, Judy Bhatti, Elissa Twist
Evaluating the effectiveness of team-based chiropractic applied clinical neuroscience care on self-reported depression and cognition for medication-resistant depression: A pilot study
Stephanie Sullivan, Michael Longyear, Dominic Fetterly, Emily Drake, Mitchell Ferguson, Dylan Saulsbery
The relationship between stress scores, a single-session of chiropractic care, and electroencephalography patterns
Courtney Bliese, Emily Drake, Margaret Sliwka, Stephanie Sullivan
Effectiveness of a peer mind body medicine training program on faculty stress responses
Suzanne Lady, Katie Lockwood, Kara Burnham, Chad Lambert, Christine Major
The effects of study time, sleep duration, perception of course difficulty, and grade satisfaction on final exam scores
Niu Zhang, Xiaohua He
Effect of suspension of chiropractic treatment during the COVID-19 mandated shutdown on patients’ reported symptoms and function: A retrospective case study
Igor Steiman, Silvano Mior, Chadwick Chung, Lauren Ead, Dan Wang
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS D

Evolution of Education and the Chiropractic Work Environment

The work environment for chiropractic care continues to evolve and chiropractors must be prepared to address these demands. This session will consider presentations about the preparation of chiropractors for current healthcare environments. This session will review current and new concepts related to evidence-based practices focusing on chiropractic education and integration.
Examination of student and curricular time requirements for faculty
Kristy Carbonelli-Cloutier, Mehrsa Harati, Dana Hollandsworth, Chris Malaya
Chiropractic student perceptions of rehabilitation knowledge and skill level improve after incorporation a video-based group learning activity in an advanced rehabilitation course
James Strange, Cortney Williams, Christine Major
The impact of class attendance on both individual and collective exam performances
Xiaohua He
Improving patient safety in the chiropractic teaching clinic setting: A qualitative analysis of stakeholder suggestions
Bryan Porter, Alex Lee, Cameron Borody, Eric St-Onge, Martha Funabashi
Complexity of veterans within a Veterans Affairs chiropractic clerkship using the Charlson co-morbidity index
Michael R. Cole II, Charles Penza
Chiropractic student attributes and perspectives about their future
John Ward, Osiel Pena
Hospital-based chiropractors and interdisciplinary care training: An education descriptive report
Katie Benson, William Foshee, Jason Moss, Keilah Brown, Joseph Chung, Brandon Meseberg, Breanna Leach, Chelsea Frank, Jeff Miller, Adam Wilkerson, Eric Daniel
Applying universal design for learning to health care education
Michael Ciolfi
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS E

Chiropractic Public Health and Clinical Applications

Chiropractic care brings value to patient care and population health. Chiropractors practicing within the healthcare system must be aware of evidence-based health care principles and practices. This session will discuss new findings and recent studies of chiropractic care in integrated and whole health settings and will focus on how chiropractors can improve patient care.
Cost-effectiveness of spinal manipulation for back or neck pain
Brent Leininger, Gert Bronfort, Roni Evans, James Hodges, Eva Enns, Karen Kuntz
Association between pregnancy and spontaneous cervical artery dissection: A propensity-matched retrospective cohort study
Robert Trager, Clinton Daniels, Zachary Scott, Regina Marie Casselberry, Jamie Perez
Healthcare provider perspectives of integrating a comprehensive spine care model in an academic health system: A cross-sectional survey
Wren Burton, Stacie Salsbury, Christine Goertz
Trends in utilization of non-pharmacological pain therapies under Medicare
James Whedon, George Zakhary
Forecasting the use of chiropractic services within the Veterans Health Administration
Victoria Bensel, Kelsey Corcoran, Anthony Lisi
Mapping chiropractic services within us federally qualified health centers
Holli Kells, Charles Sawyer, Andrea Albertson, Michele Maiers
What are the wider health benefits of chiropractic care
David Wilmott, Christina Cunliffe, Adrian Hunnisett
Prevalence of neck pain and disability in mild traumatic brain injury (concussion)
Jeff King, Mike Schneider, Minnie Sundaram, Greg Kawchuk, Charity Patterson, Anthony Kontos
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS F

The Changing Chiropractic Healthcare Landscape

Chiropractors must be prepared to help a wide variety of people and be prepared to evolve as new technologies are available. This session will discuss the responsibilities that chiropractors must carry as well as new trends for chiropractic in healthcare delivery.
The use and misuse of a health care professionals’ power: A study of 32 professional misconduct cases
F.Stuart Kinsinger
Evolving healthcare education to address whole health leadership
Jonathon Egan, Winmar Way, Michael Ramcharan
Reviewing prior imaging in a chiropractic radiology practice: Influences on recommendations for additional diagnostic testing
Emma Forlow, Ian McLean, Kira Baca, Robert Vining
Chiropractic consultation requests from a neurosurgery service in a 1A Veterans Affairs health care system
Robert Walsh, Alec Schielke, Ellen Chevillet
Describing congruence between CPT codes and medical record text in Veterans Health Administration chiropractic notes
Samuel M. Schut, Sarah E. Graham, Anna R. Sites, Brian C. Coleman, Anthony J. Lisi
Use of chiropractic care in Alberta: Evidence for the restoration of diagnostic imaging funding
Cecilia Bloxom, Natalie Carrington, Kelly Fleck
Utilization rates by referral pathway and managed care profile in a multi-state, hospital-based chiropractic organization
William Foshee, Jason Moss
Identifying documentation of patient reported outcome measures in Veterans Health Administration chiropractic care using rule-based natural language processing
Brian Coleman, Kelsey Corcoran, Anthony Lisi, Cynthia Brandt

Your Patient and their Story

During this time of uncertainty that we are experiencing from the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial and political divide, and the rapidly changing demographics in the U.S., it is critical that we as patient care providers cross these division sand face the challenges that we encounter every day with every patient who comes from different backgrounds, cultural identities, and lived experiences. This requires the ongoing desire and curiosity to learn from our patients, their families,and their communities. This sesion will focus on the practice of cultural humility-a lost art and an important tool that can assist in understanding the perspectives and beliefs that our diverse patients have about their illnesses and conditions.

Using Opioid Settlement Funding to Expand Access to Nonpharmacological Therapies

Settlements from lawsuits against some of the largest companies at the center of the opioid crisis will generate over $50 billion over the next 18 years. Recently published recommendations from RAND advocate using funds to increase public awareness and patient access to nonpharmacological therapies, including chiropractic care. Attendees wil explore a range of opportunities to leverage settlement funding to support non-opioid pain management in their communities, and position chiropractic as an upstream prevention strategy in the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Opioid Settlement Funds: A Toolkit

Opioid settlement funding is being distributed across states, cities, and municipalities, and can be used to invest inimproving patient access to nonpharmacologic therapies for pain, including direct investments in clinical care delivery, research, and public awareness campaigns. This workshop builds on the preceding keynote presentation,“Using Opioid Settlement Funding to Expand Access to Nonpharmacological Therapies”. With the help of an online toolkit, attendees will apply resources and strategies aimed at generating grant applications, acquiring funding, and improving the collaboration between chiropractic academic institutions and the communities they serve.

Observational Research Designs:

Attendees will learn the basics of observational research studies.We will describe the advantages and limitations and give the audience an understanding of when observational study designs are appropriate. Each of the three most common types of observational studies will be addressed, including a description of how to select the study type, the recommended methods of analysis, graphics, reporting recommendations, and the potential drawbacks of each type. Numerous recent chiropractic research publications will be presented to facilitate learning and highlight some ofthe best practices of observational studies. Through this session, we aim to illuminate the power of observationa lstudies and describe the important role that they play in chiropractic research.There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the session.

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have quickly developed to become an engrained part of society in recent years. Medicine has been relatively conservative with adoption of AI compared to the larger AI hype, with strategic adoption supporting promising breakthroughs in patient care. In this session, we will introduce AI broadly and describe AI in health professions education, medical research, and clinical care. We will provide considerations for AI systems adoption in these domains, including data terminology and standards, challenges to translation and operational adoption, ethics, and education and training. Real-world case studies will be presented throughout the session, with aspecific focus on those relevant to pain and opioid use. The session will involve interactive audience participation through real-time polling to engage in audience perspectives on AI.
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS G

Chiropractic Applications, Assessment, and Education

Chiropractic care had been challenged to rise to its potential during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Chiropractic can add value to integrated healthcare settings and can expand on the value of patient care. This session will discuss the interface of chiropractic and the pandemic and will consider the quality of chiropractic assessment.
Quality of life in chiropractic students pre- and post-COVID-19 lockdowns utilizing the short-form health survey-36
Alice Cade, Kirk Stevens, Elly Whittaker, Reid Midanik
Experiential learning: Evolution and pandemic changes
Scott Dunham, David Starmer
The psychological impact of the pandemic on primary healthcare providers: Perspectives from a primary care clinic
Joe Lintz
Public health emergencies: Addressing the mobilization of complementary and integrative and allied health professionals
Cynthia Chapman, Ian Coulter, Patricia Herman
Analyzing the implications of employing global scoring in chiropractic license examinations

Igor Himelfarb, Nai-En Tang, Bruce L. Shotts

Assessing the impact of an early program intervention on student board examination performance
Jon Wilson , Joni Johnson , Emily Ford
Correlation between student performance in NBCE-Part I and the innovative curriculum in the doctoral chiropractic program from Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico
Kimberleve Rolón-Reyes, Yomarie Rivera-Román, Janisse Salas-Luciano
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS H

Evolution of Chiropractic and Spine Care

The fundamental impact of chiropractic care on spine outcomes for patients continues to evolve. Because our knowledge and skills continue to grow, chiropractors practicing within the healthcare system should be fluent in current evidence. This session will discuss new findings and recent studies of chiropractic care in integrated and whole health settings and will focus on how chiropractors may best improve patient care
Assessing treatments delivered by Veterans Affairs chiropractors in a multi-site pragmatic trial on patients with chronic low back pain
Ryan Muller, Cynthia Long, Kei-Hoi Cheung, Harini Bathulapalli, Christine Goertz, Anthony Lisi
The effectiveness of clinic versus home-based, artificial intelligence-guided therapy in patients with low back pain: A non-randomized clinical trial
Benjamin Holmes, Kenan Alzouhayli, Nathan Schilaty, Takashi Nagai, Luca Rigamonti, April McPherson, Nathaniel Bates
The prevalence of axial spondyloarthritis in patients treated for chronic back pain in chiropractic clinics: The oregon chiropractic axial spondyloarthritis study
Shireesh Bhalerao, Cydney Keller, David Perham, David Panzer, Kim Phung Nguyen, Rosy Quinn, William Malatestinic, Rebecca Bolce, Theresa Hunter, Atul Deodhar
Neck disability index scores at 3 and 12-month follow-up for treatment of post-surgical cervical symptoms utilizing flexion distraction chiropractic manipulation: A case series
Ralph Kruse, Maruti Gudavalli, Jason Klamson
The use of rehabilitation exercises in conjunction with chiropractic care for neck pain
Hay Yeung Cheng, Christina Cunliffe, Adrian Hunnisett
The impact of what matters most: Activity goal setting on pain and disability ratings of older veterans receiving chiropractic care for chronic low back pain
Casey J Rogers, Lisa Zubkoff, Katharina Echt, Madeleine E Hackney
Clinical correlates of pressure pain thresholds in 98 patients with uncomplicated low back and leg pain: A retrospective consecutive case series
Robert Leach, Kate Hayes, Stephanie Sullivan
SCIENTIFIC PLATFORMS I

Improving Patient Care: Insights from Clinical Case Reports

Chiropractors must be prepared for a wide variety of patient presentations and must be knowledgeable about unusual signs and symptoms that may underly a serious or life-threatening conditions. In this grand round-style session, we will discuss how chiropractors identify uncommon or complicated patient cases and discuss what to do in these clinical situations. This session will review cases from real-life patients and discuss the outcomes of chiropractic care.
Spinal ependymoma presenting as subtle neurological findings in a Veterans Administration chiropractic clinic: A case report in differential diagnosis and appropriate use of diagnostic imaging
Olivia Poppen, Alyssa Troutner , Christopher Farrell, Lindsay Rae
Chiropractic triage at primary care for degenerative cervical myelopathy: A case report
Derrick Bark, Jevinne Khan, Patrick Battaglia
Chiropractic care for a posterior tibialis tendon rupture in transgender male athlete: A case report
Faith Truthan, Noah Hass, Aidan O’Brien, Daniel Haun, Norman Kettner
Non-surgical management of post vasectomy pain syndrome: A case study involving chiropractic care
Antonio Figueroa, Jr., Nathan Hinkeldey, Heather Meeks, Mandy Wong, Jeffrey Remsburg
Treatment of chronic myofascial pain following schwannoma resection: A case report
Jeffrey Remsburg, Heather Meeks, Mandy Wong, Nathan Hinkeldey
Bilateral leg pain in a high school soccer player: A case report
Jose Balseca, Amanda Balseca
Extensive isolated paraspinal atrophy: A case report and literature review
Hang Nguyen, Sherman Rhee
Integrated chiropractic-medical management of neurogenic bowel syndrome in a syringomyelia case in India: A case study
Tanmay Shinde, Charles Henderson, Monica Smith
Radial nerve schwannoma diagnosed with point of care ultrasound at a chiropractic school outpatient clinic: A case report
David D. Crespo-Rivera, Jake Halverson, Mayda Serrano-Alvida
A case of kidney injury secondary to a drug-drug interaction presenting as low back pain: A case report
Nicolas M. Littzi, Amy Kowalczyk
Management of foot drop with instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation: A case report
Nathan Hinkeldey , Chloe Goodwin, Aaron Meyer, Heather Meeks, Jeffrey Remsburg, Mandy Wong
Chiropractic as complementary care for patients with multiple sclerosis: A case report
Maria Elena Garcia-Carballo, Maria Eugenia Dueño Berrios, Mayda Serrano Alvira

Honoring the Past, Practicing in the Present, Preparing for the Future

The presentation will discuss the major barriers that chiropractic has had to overcome over the past 125 years to reach the current acceptance as part of the mainstream health care community. Over the past two decades evidence-based guidelines have become the primary tool that determines the care being offered by chiropractors. Adherence to these guidelines, in turn, is providing the major justification for chiropractic care of patients with lowback and neck pain. The growing burden and increasing cost of spinal pain, the increasing impact of spine pain on opioid dependency and the growing body of research showing a strong association of spinal pain and non-spinal disorders is increasing the focus on the impact of spinal pain on health and wellbeing. This is fueling growth in the demand for chiropractors internationally and increasing the influence of chiropractic organizations in health policy deliberations. The World Spine Care and Global Spine Care Initiative that focusses on Primary Spine Care at the community level is gaining significant recognition and may become the model for chiropractic in the future.