Engage 2024 Conference Daily: Friday, Jan. 26

The Engage 2024 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

Discount on GAC Membership Available at Engage

Thinking of upgrading your regular ACA membership to Governors’ Advisory Cabinet (GAC) status? ACA members who upgrade to GAC during Engage 2024 will receive a 25% discount. Just stop by the registration desk before the conference ends tomorrow and sign up!

Earn Up to 12 CE This Weekend

ACA Engage 2024 features education sessions that highlight chiropractic specialties. A total of 20 CE credits are available. The majority of the continuing education sessions will run concurrently, and attendees may earn up to 12 CE credits. There’s one day left to register to earn CE. Pick up your attendance card at the registration desk.

Don’t forget to Hashtag Your Photos!

When sharing photos on social media, use the hashtag #ACAEngage2024 and tag ACA so that we can reshare your posts with the entire ACA community.

How Did We Do?

An Engage 2024 feedback survey will be sent to all attendees tomorrow. Please fill it out and send it back as soon as you can. ACA will use your feedback for future meeting planning.


Friday, Jan. 26 News in Brief

House of Delegates Convenes to Discuss Issues, Hold Elections

In convening the House of Delegates (HoD) today, ACA President Michael Martin, DC, applauded members of ACA’s primary governing body for their work on behalf of members and reminded them that their feedback and decisions guide the work of the Board of Governors and staff, and ultimately the direction of the association. “You are central and foundational parts of what ACA does,” he said.

HOD discussions focused on the topic of parity this year.

Dr. Martin went on to say that ACA represents a diversity of practitioners who have unique challenges depending on their states and regions, however coming together as an association makes everyone stronger. He underscored the value of delegates gathering to discuss important issues and brainstorm possible solutions and strategies for future planning.

He also urged everyone to support the association’s efforts to pass legislation that would increase coverage of chiropractic services in the Medicare program (H.R. 1610/S. 799) and pointed out that ACA would soon implement a new association management system (AMS) offering powerful tools to help the association, delegates and members better access information and work more efficiently.

Annual Report Video

During his presentation, Dr. Martin presented ACA’s 2023 annual report video, featuring the association’s activities, advancements and achievements of the past year. Watch it now!

HOD Deliberative Discussion

As part of their annual business meeting, members of the House of Delegates take part in a deliberative discussion in which they share their ideas and perspectives on various opportunities and challenges facing the chiropractic profession. This year, delegates focused on issues surrounding chiropractic parity, including what parity looks like in respect to identity, reimbursement, status, scope and other factors. They were challenged to discuss what the ACA’s role should be in moving chiropractic parity forward. The feedback collected will be reviewed and analyzed by the Board of Governors to inform their strategic planning process.

Board of Governors Elections

Members of the ACA House of Delegates (HoD) today voted to fill two open seats on the association’s six-member Board of Governors (BoG). Winners of today’s election are:

The new BOG: (from left) Dr. Bronston, Mr. Stratton, and Drs. Ta, Anderson, Benson and Nynas
  • Kris Anderson, DC, MS, of Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Adrian Stratton, MBA, PRP, CP, of New York, N.Y.

They join returning BoG members:

  • Eric Benson, DC, FIAMA, FICC, of Grand Island, Neb.
  • Leo Bronston, DC, MAppSc, of Onalaska, Wis.
  • Marc Nynas, DC, of Billings, Mont.
  • Maithy Ta, DC, of Kansas City, Mo.

Ending their terms on the BoG this year are Michael Martin, DC, and Steven C. Roberts, JD, LLM. Members of the new BoG will meet tomorrow to elect leaders for the next year.

New Nominating Committee Member Selected

Members of the House of Delegates voted today to fill one open seat on the ACA Nominating Committee. Congratulations to Jodi Dorpinghaus, DC, of Bloomington, Minn.


ACA’s 2024 Annual Awards Presented  

Each year, ACA honors select members in recognition for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and/or service on behalf of the chiropractic profession. Congratulations to the 2024 winners of the ACA Annual Awards: 

ACA President Dr. Michael Martin (left) and Chiropractor of the Year Dr. Quinn James

Quinn James, DC, of St. Peters, Mo., received ACA’s highest honor, the Chiropractor of the Year Award, honoring his advocacy on behalf of the chiropractic profession and the patients its serves.  As ACA’s Missouri delegate and a member of the ACA Legislative Committee and ACA-PAC Board, Dr. James stands out for his ability to rally support for pro-chiropractic legislation on the federal and state level. 

 Other winners are:  

  • Mark Bronson, DC, DIANM, of Fort Worth, Texas, Humanitarian of the Year Award.  
  • Eric Roseen, DC, MSc, PhD(c), of Boston, Mass., George B. McClelland Researcher of the Year Award. 
  • William Lauretti, DC, of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Academician of the Year Award.  
  • Quinn James, DC, of St. Peters, Mo., and Alli Totzke-Hitzeroth, DC, of Montpelier, Va., received the Delegate and Alternate Delegate of the Year Awards, respectively.  
  • Caitlin Walter, DC, of Great Falls, Mont., received the Flynn-Lynch Award, which recognizes an outstanding member with no more than five years of experience serving in the House of Delegates. 

Congratulations to all the winners! 


 President’s Awards 

ACA President Michael Martin, DC, presented President’s Awards to three individuals who were especially supportive of him during his year in office. They are: 

  • Steven Roberts, JD, LLM 
  • Tyce Hergert, DC 
  • Kathy Boulet, DC 


SACA Elects New Leadership

As part of its annual business meeting at ACA Engage, members of the Student ACA (SACA) met to elect new leadership. Congratulations to:

  • Brooke Green, Northeast College of Health Sciences – National Chair
  • Lauren Williams, Northeast College of Health Sciences – National Vice Chair
  • JD Greening, University of Western States – National Legislative Chair
  • Emma Williams, Logan University – National Vice Legislative Chair
  • Hannah Goltz, DC – Immediate Past Chair


Upcoming Events on Saturday, Jan. 27

Schedule at a Glance:

  • Breakfast (7:30 a.m. ET)
  • Education Session: The Role of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport on the Growth and Development of Adolescent Athletes (7:45 a.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Chiropractic Occupational Health (7:45 a.m. ET)
  • Closing Session (9 a.m. ET)
  • Payback: How the Opioid Settlement Fund Can Increase Patient Access to Chiropractic (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Education Session: E/M Services, Modifier 25, and Chiropractic (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Management of the Distance and Endurance Runner (9:30 a.m. ET)
  • Lunch (11:30 a.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Chiropractic and Pain Management: A Multidiscipline Approach (12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Foundational Concepts for the Chiropractic Internist (12:30 p.m.)
  • Education Session: After Review, the Call on the Film Stands! A Case-Based Review of Sports Injury Imaging (1:45 p.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Ordering off the Imaging Menu: Pairing your Selection to the Clinical Question (1:45 p.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Vestibular Considerations in Postural Optimization (3:15 p.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Clinical Management of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis for the Chiropractic Physician (3:15 p.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Battlefield Acupuncture (4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Education Session: Good Faith Estimates and Informed Consent (4:30 p.m. ET)

View the full schedule.


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