Professional Development - American Chiropractic Association

Students: Your Future Career in Sports Chiropractic Starts Today

Many students in chiropractic colleges across the nation find the field of sports chiropractic alluring but are often unsure or unaware of steps they can take to set themselves up for success in the profession. While there are countless routes to take to establish yourself within this profession, here are four key guidelines that can help put you on the right path toward a future specializing with athletes.

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Researcher of the Year Motivated by Improving the Lives of Patients

The American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) 2021 George B. McClelland Researcher of the Year Award was presented to Kenneth A. Weber, II, DC, PhD, of Palo Alto, Calif. As a postdoctoral researcher and instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, Dr. Weber’s work is not only interesting, but significant in improving patient outcomes. Inspired by many professors and colleagues throughout his career, he has developed a passion for mentoring others who aspire to careers in research.

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Engage 2021 Conference Daily: Friday, Feb. 5

The Engage 2021 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: ACA's new leadership team, Advocacy Update, HOD deliberative session, ACA's annual awards, NextGen's new leadership team and annual awards, SACA annual awards, Standard Process scholarships, and special thanks to our sponsors. 

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Engage 2021 Conference Daily: Thursday, Feb. 4

The Engage 2021 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, ACA's Annual Awards winners, other awards and honors, and special thanks to our sponsors. 

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Engage 2021 Conference Daily: Wednesday, Feb. 3

The Engage 2021 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 Engage 2021 app, links to the full schedule, highlights for Thursday, Feb. 4, and special thanks to our sponsors. 

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Engage 2021: Educating the Broader Healthcare Community on Non-pharmacological Pain Treatments

Thomas M. LaBrot, DC, is the senior vice president of clinical services for American Specialty Health (ASH). Dr. LaBrot’s pre-recorded Engage 2021 program, "Educating the Broader Healthcare Community on Non-pharmacological Pain Treatments” (1 CE available) will be accompanied by a live chat. His central message is that the individual chiropractor can be effective in communicating the benefits of chiropractic care, and that this can be done at the level of promoting one’s own practice...or promoting the profession to healthcare decision makers.

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Diversity and Chiropractic: A Conversation

ACA’s first diversity forum touches on potential strategies to increase cultural competency among chiropractors.

Enhancing diversity in the chiropractic profession will be a vital and ongoing process to meet the needs of the nation’s ever-changing population, according to chiropractors gathered at a leadership roundtable in December to explore issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The EDI Forum’s Leadership Roundtable, which took place via Zoom, is the first of its kind organized by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Virtually No Excuse Not to 'Engage' This Year

Live and Recorded Education Options Offer Flexibility to Engage 2021 Attendees

Annual meetings are much anticipated in the association world, as members gather from across the country for professional development, advocacy and networking opportunities. However, with COVID-19 preventing large, in-person events, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) embarked on a plan to reinvent its annual meeting, ACA Engage, in a virtual format this year that not only enables the chiropractic community to connect, but also affords greater access to education programming and continuing education credits.

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Engage 2021: Creating an Effective Pre-habilitation Program for ACL Injury

Q&A with Program Presenter Dr. Davis McAlister

Davis McAlister, DC, MEd, BS, BSA, is a clinic faculty doctor and lead doctor in the clinical sports performance program at Parker University. He is currently the team chiropractor for the WNBA Dallas Wings and was also the chiropractor of the XFL Dallas Renegades prior to the pandemic. Dr. McAlister will present "Creating an Effective Pre-habilitation Program for ACL Injury” at this year’s virtual Engage 2021 conference. In this ACA Blogs post, Dr. McAlister explains what doctors of chiropractic can expect.

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Engage 2021: Treating Concussion Beyond the Chiropractic Adjustment

Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, DACBN, the owner of Innovative Health and Wellness Center in Orland Park, Ill., is past president of the ACA Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders and vice president of the ACA College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Dr. Howard will present "Treating Concussion Beyond the Chiropractic Adjustment” at this year’s virtual Engage 2021 conference. Registrants can participate in this live session on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET to ask questions. In this ACA Blogs posts, Dr. Howard offers a preview of what doctors can expect.

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