Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference
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Researchers and practitioners from the chiropractic, physical therapy and osteopathic professions are coming together for a unique discussion regarding the use of manual therapy and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management, as well as improving patient outcomes through opioid-free treatment of back pain.

This conference will feature speakers from the physical therapy, chiropractic and osteopathic professions in order to facilitate dialogue among the three major professions involved in the use of manual therapy procedures. In addition to thought-provoking lectures by these experts, this conference will feature a range of panel discussions and professional networking opportunities. 

Engage in a lively discussion on the cost-effectiveness of manual therapy as compared to pharmacological treatment, the clinical effectiveness and safety of thrust versus non-thrust manual therapy methods, the use of guidelines and evidence in real-world practice, outcome measures for continuous improvement of clinical practice, and successful interprofessional models of spine care.

This conference will provide a substantial platform for dialogue by:
  • Identifying opportunities for interprofessional research and collaboration.
  • Creating awareness among the professions.
  • Developing interprofessional care pathways.
  • Examining the principles of value-based health care and new models of reimbursement.

The Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference is a collaborative effort of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT). 

The conference will be held at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 8-9, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact meetings@acatoday.org