International Chiropractors Association
Council on Upper Cervical Care

  • 02 Aug 2017 2:03 PM | Molly Rangnath (Administrator)
    The ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care has announced it will be holding its First Annual Symposium on Advances in Spinal Care in June of next year. The symposium  is set for June 21-23, 2018 at the award-winning Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego, California.

    Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego California The conference committee, headed by Dr. Scott Bales, revealed that the program will be mix of clinical topics on advanced spinal care, imaging, interdisciplinary case management, research, and more. A distinguished slate of speakers has already been confirmed. It includes Arthur Croft, PhD, DC, MPH; Jeff Scholten, DC, FCCJP; Scott Rosa, DC, BCAO, FCCJP (Hon); Gerry Clum, DC ; Curtis Westersund, DDS; Rob Kessinger, DC; Julie Mayer Hunt, DC, DICCP, FCCJP; David Harshfield, MD;  and Scott Bales, DC, DCCJP. More speakers are expected to be added in the near future. 

    The symposium will also include the presentation of research papers and the Conference Committee has issued a Call for Papers. There will be both platform and poster presentations. Practitioners and academia interested in submitting papers may write to Council President Dr. Bo Rochester at drbo33@myemc.net or  contact the Council office at 571-765-7554 if they have any questions. Guidelines for submission are given below.

    More information about registration, hotel reservations and schedule will be posted in the coming months. In the meantime, all DCs interested in learning more about advances in upper cervical care and procedures should reserve these dates. - June 21-23, 2018.
  • 01 Aug 2017 2:05 PM | Molly Rangnath (Administrator)
    Doctors of chiropractic in private practice and faculty from chiropractic educational institutions are invited to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the first Annual Symposium of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care to be held June 21-23, 2018 at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego, California. Abstracts/Summaries of papers should not exceed 500 words. Best submissions will be selected for platform or poster presentation. Platform presenters will be allowed 10 minutes to present their paper which should include power point. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the conference weekend. Only abstracts of original, previously unpublished papers will be considered.
    Research submissions should be in the areas of:
    • Chiropractic upper cervical care (case studies accepted)
    • Basic science research with applicability to chiropractic upper cervical procedures
    • Upper Cervical education
    • Population/surveillance studies of patient populations and upper cervical care
    • Upper Cervical procedures
    Submission requirements:
    • Submissions must include appropriate sections such as: Introduction, Objectives/Purpose. Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. Papers must be submitted in ONE document file in WORD (not PDF). References are expected but within reason.
    • First page must include the following:
      • Title of paper
      • Author (s) name (s), Degrees
      • Affiliation (if any) to any institution
      • Complete address
      • State/Province
      • Postal/Zip Code
      • Country
      • Telephone
      • Fax
      • Email
      • Presenter
    • Deadline for submission is November 1, 2017. Papers submitted after deadline will not be considered.
    • All selected presenters will be notified by December 1, 2017.
    • Submissions will be rejected without review if they do not meet the submission requirements.
    • All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers
    • All accepted presenters (platform and paper) must register and attend the conference.
    • Submissions should be emailed to Dr. Bo Rochester at: drbo33@myemc.net
    NOTE: Papers emailed to any person or persons other than Dr. Rochester will not be acknowledged or redirected but automatically rejected
  • 31 Jul 2017 2:07 PM | Molly Rangnath (Administrator)
    Dr. Julie Hunt

    In April 2017, The Chiropractic Choice, the digital magazine of the International Chiropractors Association, published an article by Dr. Julie Mayer Hunt on her observations of the craniocervical junction using upright MRI. The article has received many positive reviews and been reprinted in several newsletters and magazines as it is an observation that could have an impact on the evaluation and treatment of patients with craniocervical junction disorders.

    In her article Dr. Hunt explains what standard MRI does not observe and how performing imaging in an upright posture can reveal significantly different parameters. She also includes images that show the difference between a recumbent MRI and an upright MRI of a patient presenting with neck pain, headaches, brain fog and occasional dizziness.

    Dr Hunt concludes that much more needs to be studied and understood to optimize brain health. However, upright MRI imaging is a platform that potentially could allow neurologists, neuroradiologists and other medical specialties to work with CCJ procedure specialists to benefit patients. Also, understanding the complexities of the CCJ should compel all health practitioners to study further and understand how to optimize the function of this complex joint region of the body. The article may be accessed at www.icachoice.com

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