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Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference

November 8-9, 2019 | Pittsburgh, PA

At the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference, doctors of chiropractic, physical therapy and osteopathy will come together to discuss improving patient outcomes through opioid-free treatment of back pain. The conference will provide a substantial platform for interprofessional dialogue concerning the research evidence regarding the use of manual therapy and non-pharmacological approaches to the management of low back pain. This conference will feature speakers from the physical therapy, chiropractic and osteopathic professions in order to facilitate the 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, and 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.

Some objectives of the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference are:
  • To identify opportunities for interprofessional research and collaboration.
  • To create awareness for each other’s professions.
  • To develop interprofessional care pathways.
  • To understand the principles of value-based health care and new models of reimbursement.

The conference will be held at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Registration details will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Buscemi at education@acatoday.org.