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
Take Advantage of Online Education Sessions with CEs
This year at Engage, five education sessions (offering 5 CE) have been pre-recorded and will be available to participants through Feb. 13 on Learn ACA. Learn more.
Live Presentation CE Update
Wisconsin has approved live education sessions for CE credit. Georgia credit is still pending approval. In addition, please remember to turn in your CE attendance cards to the registration desk or by emailing [email protected].
Remember to Hashtag Your Photos
When sharing photos from ACA Engage on social media, use the hashtag #ACAEngage2023 and tag ACA so that we can continue to reshare your posts with the entire ACA community.
Saturday, Jan. 28 News in Brief
Board of Governors Elects ACA Leadership
The Board of Governors today met to elect ACA leadership for the 2023-2024 term. Congratulations to:
- President: Michael R. Martin, DC, of Plano, Texas
- Vice President: Marcus Nynas, DC, of Billings, Mont.
- Finance Committee Chair: Hon. Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM, of St. Louis, Mo.
- Nominating Committee Member: Maithy B. Ta, DC, of Kansas City, Mo.
Successful PAC Fundraising Campaign
The ACA-PAC had a successful fundraising effort at Engage 2023, collecting $23,000 in donations for its activities in support of pro-chiropractic candidates. The PAC also welcomed several new members. Click here if you would like to support ACA’s advocacy efforts by contributing to the PAC.
Panel Delves into Disparities in Pain Care
In a special panel discussion at Engage 2023, five chiropractors explored the reasons and possible solutions for disparities in pain care. The panelists shared their experiences treating veterans, Native Americans, LGBTQ+ people, racial and ethnic minorities and low-income populations. Throughout the conversation, panelists discussed social determinants of health and how they can and do impact access and quality of care for many of these underserved patients. They also stressed the importance of chiropractors identifying ways to reach out to these populations. “As healthcare providers we really need to understand where we are going to be an asset in our community,” noted panelist Maithy Ta, DC.
Practice and Professional Tips Shared at Workshop
SACA and NextGen members received career-enhancing information and advice this morning at the Professional Development Workshop. The event featured three stations that participants could rotate through, including a discussion of VA residencies along with related professional and research opportunities; NCMIC’s Starting Into Practice Program, which offers tips on post-diploma life regardless of whether a person is planning to start a practice, join an existing practice or become an independent contractor; and a Resume Review Session that featured interview tips and a focus on drafting a professional CV.
Special Thanks to Expo Participants!
The Expo Hall at Engage 2023 was packed with vendors offering the latest products and services from the chiropractic industry and beyond. Engage participants enjoyed informative conversations and product demonstrations during the Expo.
Welcome back to ACA members who renewed their memberships this week at Engage. ACA appreciates your ongoing membership and support!
- Dr. Frank Vaught
- Dr. Donna Mannello
We’d like to give a shout out to our two new Governors’ Advisory Cabinet (GAC) member upgrades:
- Dr. Crystal Zagwyn
- Dr. Thomas Augat
How Did We Do?
An Engage 2023 feedback survey will be sent to all attendees. Please fill it out and send it back as soon as you can. ACA will use your feedback for future meeting planning.
See You at ACA Engage 2024!
Thank you for your attendance and participation at Engage 2023. We hope to see you next year at Engage 2024, which will take place from Jan. 24-27, 2024!
Special Thanks to Engage 2023 Sponsors: