Chiropractic practitioners, educators, and students are urged to join and renew membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA), and attend the annual meeting in New York City from September 30-October 4, 1990.The chiropractic educational sessions will be: Chiropractic and Public Health, October 1; Chiropractic for the Year 2000, October 2; and The Role of Chiropractic in Public Health: A Symposium, October 2.
The APHA annual meeting each fall is the largest public health gathering in the world, attended by as many as 15,000 leaders in national, state, local, and international government. All health disciplines and professions are represented. Again this year, there will be chiropractic booths in the exhibit hall (also the world's largest), and chiropractic topics presented among the scientific and technical papers.
The American Public Health Association is the oldest, largest, and most influential public health association in the United States and the world. The APHA has recognized chiropractic as "safe and effective for neuromusculoskeletal disorders, and especially low back programs ..." since 1983.
Life West Sets Festival '90 Dates
The Fall dates for Life Chiropractic College West's (LCCW) alumni and friends gathering have been announced by the college's homecoming committee. Life Festival '90 will be held October 18-21, and will include the annual LCCW Golf Classic, a career night, a silent auction, a festive dinner-dance, and a relicensure seminar on whiplash and spinal trauma.
National College of Chiropractic Faculty Member Elected to American Cancer Society Board
George Goetschel, D.C., professor in the departments of pathology and diagnosis, and director of community relations at National Chiropractic College in Lombard, Illinois, was recommended and elected to the board of directors of the Lombard unit of the American Cancer Society. The unit represents all facets of the Lombard community and works toward its purpose of preventing cancer and reducing its effects. As a board member, Dr. Goetschel will attend four board meetings a year and will participate on a committee.
Update From South Carolina Chiropractic Association
The South Carolina Chiropractic Association hosted its annual convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on June 7-10. Doctors were treated to a great educational program on whiplash injuries by Drs. Stephen M. Foreman and Arthur C. Croft, while chiropractic assistants were instructed in radiological procedures by Mr. Joe Peters and Dr. Steven Kovach.
A banquet was held June 9 during which the South Carolina Chiropractic Association honored many deserving people for their contributions to the chiropractic profession. Special awards were presented as follows:
Chiropractor of the Year -- Dr. Kenneth R. Jones of Irmo, S.C. President's Appreciation Award -- Dr. Kenneth R. Jones of Irmo, S.C. Man of the 80s -- Dr. Edward L. Sessions of Charleston, S.C. Man of the Year -- Mr. D. Michael Kelly, Esquire of Columbia, S.C. Award of Gratitude -- Mr. Edwin E. Bowen, Jr. of Columbia, S.C. Chiropractic Woman of the Year -- Mrs. Nancy Mahan of Union, S.C. Exhibitor of the Year -- SJS Corporation of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Another highlight of the banquet was the induction of new officers for the 1990-91 term. Inducted as president was Dr. H. W. Hulteen of Camden. Dr. Hulteen's election to the presidency of the state association marks the third time in his 15-year tenure that he held this office. Dr. Hulteen is also currently the chairman of the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This marks the first time in the history of chiropractic in South Carolina that the same individual has been both president of the state chiropractic association as well as chairman of the state board of chiropractic examiners.
Following his election, Dr. Hulteen outlined his goals for the next year. He said, "I plan to place a lot of emphasis on interdisciplinary cooperation. Chiropractors hold a license to practice medicine in a limited field. We need support from our medical counterparts so that we may render effective, yet cost effective care." He further stated, "No physician, whether they be medical or chiropractic, cures everybody. Health care is most effective when all treating providers both understand this and have the integrity to administer health care in those cases where effective and to refer in areas where they may not be as effective."
The Profession Needs Consensus -- Ohio Audio Tape Works Toward That Goal
If you had 15 seconds to tell the world something important about chiropractic, what would you say? Doctors of chiropractic need to have answers for questions like these. The Ohio State Chiropractic Association has designed a "Chiropractic Answers" tape that will do just that. This tape will educate insurance personnel and turn your established patients into referring patients.
Difficult questions were edited into simple statements that accurately reflect the sentiments of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. These statements reflect the mainstream or general consensus of the profession. Since successful informational campaigns are characterized by a few themes stated in a consistent and systematic manner, the "Chiropractic Answers" tape is designed to repeat important themes necessary to inform people about chiropractic.
Special Edition of Chiropractic Technique to Be Made Available
Leading scientists, educators, and clinicians met in Seattle, Washington, in March to address key issues concerning chiropractors. The proceedings of the Consensus Conference on Validation of Chiropractic Methods have been made available to journal readers in a special edition of Chiropractic Technique to be published by Williams & Wilkins as their August 1990 issue (Vol. 2, No. 3).
Edited by Thomas F. Bergmann, D.C., this expanded edition examines methodologies by which chiropractic techniques and apparatus achieve "mainstream" status in health care along with other principal topics which were discussed at the historic sessions.
Progress of the Chiropractic College Program at the University of Bridgeport
On Monday, July 23, 1990, University of Bridgeport's Vice President and Provost Edwin Eigel Ph.D., and Frank Zolli, D.C., program director of the chiropractic college committee met with Dr. John Walters of the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education. The parties conducted an in-depth discussion of the licensure application which had been submitted for approval by the state which would allow the University of Bridgeport to commence the first university affiliated chiropractic program in this country. At the conclusion of this meeting, it was agreed that the Department of Higher Education would send a team of educators and chiropractors to the University of Bridgeport campus for an on-site inspection of the program and its facilities. The on-site visit is scheduled for late August.