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ACA Member Dr. Sherri LaShomb Selected to Support Athletes at Olympic Games in Tokyo

If you run into ACA member Sherri LaShomb, DC, of Lewiston, N.Y. these days, you might want to greet her with kon'nichiwa – Japanese for hello. LaShomb has been brushing up on her Japanese ever since learning that she was chosen to be one of a select group of healthcare volunteers who will support athletes competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan this summer. 

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Engage 2020 Conference Daily: Saturday, Feb. 1

The Engage 2020 Conference Daily brings you information and announcements to help maximize the ACA Engage experience, as well as news and highlights from the day's events. In this issue: the McAndrews Leadership Lecture, presentation of the Chiropractor of the Year Award and other award winners.

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Engage 2020 Conference Daily: Friday, Jan. 31

The Engage 2020 Conference Daily brings you information and announcements to help maximize the ACA Engage experience, as well as news and highlights from the day's events. In this issue: the House of Delegates meeting, Board of Governors and other leadership elections, Annual Awards, and more. 

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Engage 2020 Conference Daily: Thursday, Jan. 30

The Engage 2020 Conference Daily brings you information and announcements to help maximize the ACA Engage experience, as well as news and highlights from the day's events. In this issue: the Advocacy Day Kick-Off event, the ACA-PAC Bulldog Award and the Congressional Reception.

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Engage 2020 Conference Daily: Wednesday, Jan. 29

The Engage 2020 Conference Daily brings you information and announcements to help maximize the ACA Engage experience, as well as news and highlights from the day's events. In this issue: A message from the ACA president and coverage of the SACA Welcome Meeting. 

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Top 10 ACA Blog Posts of 2019

Our review of the top 10 blog posts on ACA Blogs in 2019 provides plenty of evidence that readers are most interested in topics that will help them better care for their patients as well as information on new developments in health care policy. Thanks to all who engaged with ACA Blogs over the past year. If you missed any of our top 10 posts of the year, here we provide a list so you can catch up! 

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Q&A with Engage 2020 Presenters: Dr. Donald R. Murphy

Doctors of chiropractic have an opportunity to play a new, innovative role in the healthcare system.  This new role, the Primary Spine Practitioner, necessitates the establishment of a clear identity and an easily understood means of communicating chiropractic’s value to others in health care. Never has there been a greater need for an efficient, evidence-based clinical approach that enhances our credibility, maximizes our skills and allows us to apply the highest level of excellence in patient care.

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Q&A with Engage 2020 Presenters: Dr. David BenEliyahu

Contemporary practice principles in hospitals and health systems have become much more comprehensive and incorporate population health management principles, coordination of care, collaborative care, application of standardized care pathways, and attention to the social determinants of health. According to Engage 2020 presenter David BenEliyahu, DC, chiropractors should adopt these principles in their practices, as they foster not only better outcomes but also integration and collaboration with our medical colleagues.

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Dr. Eric Roseen Embarks on Research Supported by a 5-Year $802,000 NIH Career Development Award

In the wake of the national opioid crisis in the United States, primary care clinics are beginning to recognize the importance of non-pharmacologic care for patients with common musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain. Integrating chiropractic care into healthcare clinics is an important step toward offering these more holistic approaches to pain management. However, clinics in lower-income neighborhoods often face financial and other barriers to offering this type of care. ACA member Eric Roseen, DC, MSc, is embarking on a research study to find new approaches to creating patient access. 

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Q&A with Engage 2020 Presenters: Dr. Lisa Thomson

When treating athletes, it's essential to work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team and to understand their unique needs, according to Lisa Thomson, DC, CFMP, NRCME. She discusses the importance of knowing how to communicate effectively with other types of providers when treating athletes in her upcoming Engage 2020 talk, "Building a Better Athlete: A Team Approach." During the presentation, she will also review some of the most important movement patterns for optimal athletic performance.   

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