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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 05, 2013

Sen. Bill Nelson to Headline NCLC 2013


Chiropractic Profession Will Frame Its Future and Honor Its Past During March Conference

Arlington, Va.—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced that Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will be a keynote speaker at the 2013 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) and Educational Symposium March 6-10 in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Nelson chairs the Special Senate Committee on Aging and is a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. He will be joined at NCLC’s general session on Thursday, March 7, by the following speakers:  

  • Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), a senior member of the influential Energy and Commerce committee
  • Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and longtime champion of the chiropractic profession, serves the district where Palmer College of Chiropractic is located
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, serves the district where New York Chiropractic College is located

For nearly 40 years, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) and chiropractic students from across the country have gathered in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress to discuss the issues that matter most to DCs and their patients. In addition to the advocacy on Capitol Hill, NCLC offers attendees information on Medicare, military and veteran’s health care, health care reform and other federal initiatives.

The event’s theme, "Framing the Future of Chiropractic," will offer a big-picture view of the chiropractic profession’s future, and set the stage for its advancement during this pivotal time of health care reform in the United States.

Following the advocacy work, ACA will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala event the evening of March 7, which will not only highlight the achievements of the past half century, but also the individuals whose leadership helped make them possible.

ACA’s Second Annual Educational Symposium will take place March 8-10 and feature 50 hours of educational programming.

“With Congress newly back in session, now is the time to get legislators’ attention,” said ACA President Keith Overland, DC. “We need every available DC to come to NCLC; every voice counts. Our future is at stake, so please don’t rely on your colleagues to fight this battle for you.”

Additionally, The Chiropractic Summit will meet during the first day of NCLC-related activity, on Wednesday, March 6; and, for the first time, the American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) will host a meeting in conjunction with the event.

Learn more at (advance registration discounts end Feb. 6).  

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of patient care and ethics, and supports research that contributes to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit

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