October 21, 2010
ICA and ACA Pediatric Councils Team up for First Joint Pediatrics Conference in 2011
The Pediatrics Councils of the two US national associations, the International Chiropractors Association and the American Chiropractic Assocation have announced they will be teaming up to present the first Joint Pediatrics Conference in 2011. The conference will be held at the Turtle Bay Resort, December 9-11, 2011 on the North Shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii. This event will be the first time specialty councils of the two US national associations, the ICA and ACA are collaborating to present one conference for the chiropractic profession. It will be a historic occasion and one that bodes well for the future of the profession.
"The ICA has been puting on these pediatric conference since 1991 and we are delighted to have the ACA Pediatrics Council join with us in 2011," said Lora Tanis, DC, DICCP, chair of the ICA Pediatrics Council. "Since we both recognize one Diplomate program (the DICCP) and we have the same vision regarding pediatric education for DCs and the care of the pediatric patient, it makes sense for us to combine our energies and resources to put on one event to which everyone can come without having to choose one over the other."
Elise Hewitt, DC, CST, DICCP, president of the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics was also enthusiastic about what this can mean for the future of chiropractic pediatrics. "We are very pleased and excited about the opportunity to partner with our colleagues at the ICA Pediatrics Council to put on a first-class conference dedicated to advancing the chiropractor's knowledge and skills in chiropractic pediatrics," said Dr. Hewitt. "While this is the first event of this kind, we hope it leads to many years of collaboration between our two organizations."
The planning committee is busy finalizing the program designed to have something for everyone. It will include clinical lectures and practical adjusting workshops taught by experts as well as exciting keynote speakers on varied topics. A Call for Papers will be sent out shortly by the Research Review Committee for the submission of papers for both platform and poster presentations. The program will also include a fun social event for attendees so there is an opportunity for doctors to meet and network and have some fun.
Program details, hotel reservation information and registration forms will be posted on this website as well as on the ACA site at www.acapedscouncil.org in the near future. You may also call 1-571-765-7554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org