FICS members pose under the watchful eyes of D.D. Palmer at their meeting during the Chiropractic Centennial Grand Finale in Davenport.
(Center): Daniele Bertamini, PT, DC, (Genoa, Italy) was elected president of the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique Sportive. He is surrounded by FICS past presidents (left) David Pierson, DC, CCSP (San Francisco), and Noel Patterson, MIR, BSc, DC (Stirling Perth, Australia).
Dr. Daniele Bertamini of Italy was elected president of the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique Sportive (FICS) at the group's board meeting held during the Chiropractic Centennial Grand Finale in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Bertamini takes over for Dr. David Pierson.
Dr. Bertamini has served on the FICS board since 1987, as president for the Italian Chiropractic Association for the past 12 years, and as Italy's representative to the European Chiropractic Union (ECU). Dr. Bertamini has had a lifelong interest in sports, playing amateur and professional soccer. He now plays in the master's division on the Genoa Doctor's soccer team which recently won a world championship.
Past FICS president, Dr. Noel Patterson, continues to be very active from his home base in the Perth, Australia, where he is working toward increasing chiropractic's involvement in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
(From left): Drs. Michael Barry, William Hsu (Fellow), and Terry Yochum.
Fourth Howe-Yochum Diagnostic Imaging Fellowship Completed
Dr. William Hsu, a third-year radiology resident from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), has completed the fourth Howe-Yochum diagnostic imaging fellowship, held September 18-29, 1995 in Denver, Colorado. The fellowship is only offered once a year to a third-year radiology resident and provides an opportunity for enhanced training to future chiropractic radiologists. Dr. Hsu spent many hours with Drs. Terry Yochum and Michael Barry reviewing case material and receiving specific lectures. Dr. Hsu also visited a number of medical imaging centers and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he had the opportunity to review specialized imaging procedures including nuclear medicine, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.
The Howe-Yochum fellowship is sponsored by the Eastman Kodak company, providing financial support to the resident and sending John Cullinan to provide lectures and personal tutoring in the technical areas of x-ray quality control and radiation physics.
DC Travels on Mission to Help Honduran Children
Dr. Thomas Duke joined a group of 32 physicians, dentists, nurses, and assistants who traveled to Juticalpa, Honduras as volunteers for Surgical and Medical Assistance Relief Teams (SMART), a not-for-profit organization. Each relief team consists of 14-40 volunteers who donate their time and pay their own expenses to treat poor children. Dr. Duke was the only chiropractor on this trip, and kept busy giving 50-60 adjustments a day.
SMART was founded three years ago by Michael Searcy and his wife Teresa of Leawood, Kansas. Individuals may become team members and travel on the missions, or they may recruit necessary materials. For more information on how to become involved in SMART, call Teresa Searcy at (913) 338-2800.
SORSI Gives 1995 Annual Research Award
DC Brothers Vincent and Carmine Esposito, together with Arnold Cianciulli, DC and Neil Goldberg, MD, were honored with the Sacro Occipital Research Society International (SORSI) 1995 Annual Research Award. SORSI is an organization which promotes research advances in chiropractic, and is currently celebrating its 70th anniversary.
The research project in which the chiropractors joined forces with Dr. Goldberg, a neurologist, centered on studying a number of cases where cervical manipulation was alleged to have cause CVAs. Their research also involved MRI studies to show that chiropractic can improve spinal subluxation and disc diseases.
Drs. Carmine Esposito and Vincent Esposito are in the review process with FCER to receive a grant for a research proposal involving disc studies, chiropractic care, and MRI. Also, the doctors are joining forces with Dr. Gary Hack, assistant professor at the University of Maryland, who has discovered muscle-dural connections at the craniovertebral junction and throughout the cervical spine via a tiny web of fibrous tissue. Together the three doctors are applying for an FCER grant to prove the relationship between adjusting, CSF flow, discal improvement, and headache relief.