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Chiropractic specialty colleges’ inaugural conference


November 16, 2011
By Maria DiDanieli

Nov. 15, Toronto, Ont. – On Saturday, November 12, Canada’s chiropractic specialty colleges held their inaugural joint conference and trade show titled Clinical Neurology Update.


The event was held at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in
Toronto and was comprised of technical presentations and panel
discussions. 




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Representatives
and members were present from the following groups:

  • The College of Chiropractic
    Sciences;
  • The College of Chiropractic
    Orthopedists;
  • The Chiropractic College of
    Radiologists;
  • The Chiropractic College of
    Rehabilitation Sciences;
  • The Canadian Federation of
    Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards.



 

The
proceedings began with a welcoming message from Conference Chair, Dr. John
Crawford and continued with platform presentations by Drs. Joe Lemire, John
Crawford and Rocco Guerreiro that explored diagnosis, differentiation and
management approaches for various pain syndromes that commonly present to the
chiropractic clinic.  


Next,
topics centered on the conservative management and rehabilitation of pain were
presented. The morning ended in a Grand Rounds that consisted of case studies
tackled by a panel of specialists from the various colleges whose mandate it
was to integrate the approaches presented throughout the morning to explore a
challenging selection of pain management scenarios. 
 





A
luncheon was held in the exhibitors’ area, thereby allowing the delegates to
interface with companies that offer products and services for the chiropractic
profession. 

Following
the luncheon were presentations that introduced the finer details of very
specialized techniques available to chiropractors, namely electromyography and
musculoskeletal sonography. 

The final
session of the day was a presentation by Drs. Eldon Tunks (MD, FRCP(C)) and
Howard Vernon regarding the interdisciplinary management of chronic pain.  This session included a discussion of
the epidemiological evidence for addressing comorbidities and techniques that
chiropractors can utilize to deal with comorbidities and illness
behaviour.  The presentation
included new research on chronic whiplash patients.

A dinner
buffet was followed by AGMs held by the colleges in attendance. 

Organizers
of this inaugural conference look forward to organizing next year’s event.  Please stay tuned in the months to come
for details, dates and program information.