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New ACA Nominating Committee Members Appointed

The first ACA competency-based Nominating Committee was appointed during the association’s 53rd annual meeting in Washington, D.C., March 18. The committee is tasked with vetting candidates for ACA’s new governance structure based on their skills, experience and organizational need. 
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Armchair Advocates Can Make a Difference

In March, hundreds of doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic students from across the country met with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill during the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference's (NCLC) 2017 Advocacy Day to educate and advocate in support of a host of topics important to the profession. 
Author: Jack Dusik
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A POLITE Method for Proprioception

When a patient’s symptoms overwhelm me, I have a system that I developed and that I can count on. I use the acronym POLITE as a reminder of the things I may need to discuss, check or perform with my patient.

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DC2017: 7 Questions for Drs. Patricia Tavares, Ayla Azad and Nadine Ellul

The upcoming DC2017 conference in Washington, D.C., is packed with great educational content and world-class presenters. Here we pose 7 questions to three of the featured speakers.

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Become a Better Lobbyist: 10 Steps

With the 2017 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) fast approaching, excitement is growing among doctors and students alike for the opportunity to deliver a positive vision for the chiropractic profession and its natural approach to health and wellness directly to Congress on Thursday, March 16, during NCLC 2017 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.  
Author: Jack Dusik
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Empowering Our Members by Transforming Our Governance

Thanks to the world of technology and the internet, everything is transformed: how we communicate, how we engage in activities, and how we work together to make a better world for tomorrow.  As these changes have occurred, so has the way in which we remain relevant to our members and to the overall health care system.  Our self reflection through our strategic planning process revealed that for too long there has been what some might describe as a “class system” at ACA composed of two tiers: the leadership and everyone else. Some even feel that the long path to ACA leadership creates a division between our leaders and members.
Author: David Herd
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The Diagnostic Domino Effect

A Texas county district court judge's controversial ruling last year that all diagnostic rights exceed the chiropractic scope of practice could result in the state's chiropractors losing their ability to diagnose patients who need their care. 
Author: Adam Stewart
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