The Engage 2023 Conference Daily brings you information and announcements to help maximize your ACA Engage experience, along with highlights from the day’s events. For further assistance, contact [email protected].
Updates & Reminders
Attention HOD Members: Room Change for Breakfast on Friday
Members of the House of Delegates (HOD) will meet for breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, in the Ambassador Room. This change is not reflected in the printed program.
FICC Luncheon Tickets Available
A limited number of FICC Luncheon tickets are still available. Please inquire at the Engage registration desk, across from the Executive Room on the lobby level of the hotel.
Change to Wifi Access at Engage
There is a change to the Engage Wifi network that is not reflected in the printed Engage program or on printed name badges. The correct login is Network: Omni Meeting, Password: engage2023
Professional Development Workshop Open to SACA, Next Gen
All SACA and NextGen members are welcome to attend to the Professional Development Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Empire Ballroom. The event will be split into three stations: VA Discussion (including a review of several related professional and research opportunities); NCMIC’s Starting into Practice Program (tips on post-diploma life) and a Resume Review with Interview Tips (special focus on drafting a CV). Plan to attend the full one-hour workshop for maximum benefit!
Take Advantage of Cutting-edge Education Sessions with CEs
This year at Engage, 10 in-person education sessions (offering 15 CE) are offered, and five pre-recorded sessions are available on Learn ACA (with another 5 CE) for viewing at your own pace. Learn more.
Stay ‘Engaged’ on the Event App
To make the most of your conference experience, create a schedule and access content in the event app or desktop platform (at the bottom of the Engage web page, look for the link “Engage 2023 Virtual Platform Instructions).
Thursday, Jan. 26 News in Brief
Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
Hundreds of ACA members spent today on Capitol Hill, meeting with members of Congress and their staff to share information, research and patient stories underscoring the need for increased access to chiropractic services. In all, almost 200 meetings were conducted.
These face-to-face encounters will provide an invaluable boost to ACA’s legislative activities in the weeks and months to come, as members and lobbyists follow up on leads and questions received during the meetings.
The ACA-PAC and Legislative Committee also met today at the Capitol Hill Club to review progress on key issues and discuss future action.
Advocacy Day ended with a reception at the hotel, providing an ideal opportunity for everyone to share their experiences, reflect on the challenges ahead and to catch up with friends and colleagues.
State Leaders and Executive Directors Meet
State chiropractic leaders and executive directors convened during Engage today for a meeting intended to foster more collaboration and information sharing across the profession. The group discussed key issues of importance to chiropractors nationwide. The meeting also featured representatives from ACA’s State Affiliate Program, which includes 13 participating state associations.
SACA Annual Awards Presented
The Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) presented its annual awards Wednesday night during the SACA Welcome Meeting. Congratulations to this year’s winners:
Northwestern Health Sciences University received the Chapter of the Year Award, which recognizes a chapter that demonstrates extraordinary teamwork, collaboration and commitment to further the mission, vision and values of ACA, and is a positive, visible force on both the national and campus levels.
National University of Health Sciences Illinois received the Most Improved Chapter of the Year Award, which recognizes a chapter that demonstrated growth and leadership despite facing challenges in previous years.
Standard Process Scholarships Awarded
ACA corporate partner and Engage 2023 sponsor Standard Process presented its annual scholarship awards to four SACA members. Each received a $5,000 prize in recognition of essays they submitted as part of the competition. Congratulations to:
- Charity Ruebke – Cleveland Chiropractic College
- Alan Leonard – Northeast College of Health Science
- Emmanuel Kambouroglos – Northeast College of Health Science
- Noelle White – Parker College of Chiropractic
Engage with ACA on Social Media: #ACAEngage2023
We want to see ACA Engage 2023 from your perspective! Throughout the conference, please share photos on social media with the hashtag #ACAEngage2023 and tag ACA so that we can reshare your posts (Instagram & Twitter: @acatoday / Facebook & LinkedIn: American Chiropractic Association).
Upcoming Events on Friday, Jan. 27
Schedule at a glance:
- Expo Hall opens, Breakfast with Exhibitors (7:30 a.m. ET)
- House of Delegates Meeting (8 a.m. ET)
- Education Session: Using a Health Inventory to Address Non-mechanical Contributors of Chronic Pain (8 a.m. ET)
- SACA Business Meeting (8:30 a.m. ET)
- McAndrews Leadership Lecture (10:45 a.m. ET)
- Education Session: Treatment and Management of Ankle Injuries in Dancers (1:30 p.m. ET)
- Education Session: Pain is Multifaceted, Your Treatment Should Be, Too (3:15 p.m. ET)
- Education Session: Change in Paradigm (4:30 p.m.)
- NextGen Meeting (4:30 p.m. ET)
- Reception with Exhibitors (6 p.m. ET)
- SACA and NextGen Social Event (8 p.m. ET)
Special Thanks to Engage 2023 Sponsors
- Standard Process
- Office Ally