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Dynamic Chiropractic – September 13, 1991, Vol. 09, Issue 19

Regional Happenings

By Editorial Staff
Upcoming Pediatric Conference in San Diego

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Tenets and Sciences (FACTS) will present the First National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics in San Diego, November 15-17, 1991.

The program will feature over 20 speakers, more than 12 hours of relicensure credits, as well as two hours of credits on child abuse (mandatory in many states).

"The goal of the conference," according to ICA President Dr. R. James Gregg, "is to provide doctors of chiropractic with relevant information they can utilize (with as much documentation as possible) on returning to their respective practices and to highlight the appropriateness and need for chiropractic health care for children from a holistic/preventative viewpoint as well as on an acute care basis."

Among the scheduled speakers are: Peter Fysh, D.C.; Lendon Smith, M.D.; Chris Kent, D.C., D.A.C.R.; Palmer Peet, D.C., and Jennifer Peet, D.C.; Fred Barge, D.C.; and Joan Partridge, D.C.

To receive more information, or to register call: 1-800-423-4690.

LACCS Welcomes New Officers

The new officers of the Los Angeles County Chiropractic Society (LACCS) for the 1991-92 term are Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., president of Cleveland Chiropractic College; Dr. Robert D. Hurley, new president of LACCS; and Reed B. Phillips, D.C., president of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. The new executive officers for the Society are: Dr. Michael N. Budincich, secretary; Dr. Joseph V. Canul, Sr., first vice president; and Patrick A. Monsarrat, treasurer.

LACCS Demands Retraction

The LACCS recently demanded a retraction from the Los Angeles County Medical Association's journal, LACMA Physician, for an article which incorrectly implies that physical therapy cannot be performed by doctors of chiropractic.

The article, "Chiropractors May Not Practice Physical Therapy, Court Says," appeared in the June 17 issue of LACMA Physician. While doctors of chiropractic are licensed to practice chiropractic and are not licensed physical therapists, they are allowed by California state law to perform physical therapy as part of chiropractic treatment. In May 1991, the Sacramento County Superior Court upheld a 1987 definition by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners which allows a doctor of chiropractic to diagnose any condition or disease, use ultrasound, use thermography, use x-ray or perform physical therapy.

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