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2011 ACC-RAC Recap from Palmer Chancellor

3/29/2011 (Archived)

March 29, 2011

I recently attended and participated in the 2011 Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC). My principle involvement was a two-day meeting with the other chiropractic college presidents/CEOs to discuss overall chiropractic enrollment, state board licensure issues, changes to the CCE Standards, the importance of research, and a variety of other timely and challenging topics. However, after my two-day meeting, I had the opportunity to attend many of the paper, poster, workshop and plenary sessions that were scheduled throughout the conference.

It was very exciting to see the scope and breadth of participation from Palmer College and its three campuses. Our showing was extremely impressive. Scholarly presentations from Palmer College faculty, clinicians, staff and administrators comprised nearly 30 percent of all presentations made. Palmer personnel were involved in workshops, college subgroup meetings, platform sessions and poster presentations well beyond those from other chiropractic institutions. At the end of this letter, I have included the substantial list of presenters, their respective presentations and the names of those who were honored at ACC-RAC for their award-winning presentations.

I want to personally thank all the Palmer people who had a presentation of any type at ACC-RAC, but in particular, I would like to especially thank those presenters supported by our R25 Evidence-Based Chiropractic Practice (EBCP) grant. Considering all the EBCP and R25 posters and presentations I have seen over the past three years from other institutions with R25 grants (three other chiropractic college have a similar R25 grant), I was so pleased to see our Palmer faculty invoking evidence-based practice through very practical and measurable classroom EBCP student experiences. While I appreciate addressing EBCP at the program level, the primary purpose of programs addressing any curricular issue is to impact learning. Other colleges may take justifiable pride for their own R25 efforts, but as Palmer Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Bucky Percuoco commented to me during one of the sessions, no other group of presenters seems yet positioned to measure student learning based on strategic instruction, as the Palmer cohort has clearly done.

Again, I am very proud of the work of those who were involved with ACC-RAC, and I want the entire Palmer community to be aware of their efforts to advance Palmer College as “The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education.”

 

Dennis M. Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.
Chancellor


 

The following Palmer College presentations were honored at ACC-RAC as top research and education papers. They will be published in an upcoming issue of a chiropractic journal and their authors will receive a cash prize.

 

  1. He X, Canty A. Empowering student learning through rubric-referenced self-assessment. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011 (To be published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education)
  2. Owens E, Gudavalli R, Schulz C, Wilder D, Hondras M, Bronfort G. Paraspinal muscle function assessed with the flexion-relaxation ratio at baseline in a population of patients with back-related leg pain. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011 (To be published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics)
Palmer College ACC-RAC presentations for 2011
  1. Stites J, Boesch R. Applied Evidence Based Practice: Teaching and Using EBP (Workshop Participant). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  2. Pickar J, Reed W, Cao DY, Kawchuk G. Effect of the mechanical characteristics (magnitude and duration) of a spinal manipulative thrust on lumbar paraspinal muscle spindle discharge. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  3. Cooperstein R, Young M, Haneline M. At What Angle of Hip Flexion Is the Gillet Test the Most Effective for Detecting Sacroiliac Motion. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  4. Stites J, Lawrence J. Developing a Clinical Practice Journal Club. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  5. DeVocht J, Gudavalli R. Characterizing the Toggle-Recoil Delivery of Practicing Clinicians. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  6. Lawrence DJ. Human Subject Research: Reporting Informed Consent and Ethics Approval in Three Chiropractic Journals. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  7. Killinger L. Helping uni-professionally trained students to think integratively: An interactive educational intervention. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  8. Smith M, Davis M. Immunization Status of Adult Chiropractic Patients: Analyses of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  9. He X, Canty A. Empowering student learning through rubric-referenced self-assessment. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  10. Cooperstein C, Laquex M. The concurrent validity of the block method for measuring anatomical leg length inequality: A literature review. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  11. Nightingale L. Concept Mapping as a Study Tool for Chiropractic Students in a Basic Science Course. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  12. Meseke C, Meseke J, Nafziger R. The case for collaborative assessment of students: a meta-analysis. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  13. Young M, Cooperstein R. Reliability of the standing hip flexion test: A systematic review. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  14. Anderson M, Butler C. Management considerations in a transtibial amputee with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (Poster). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  15. Anderson M, Barber M. Kinetic chain dysfunction in a 16-year-old soccer player with ankle pain (Poster). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  16. Boesch R, Owens J, Silverman S, Klimek M. Cervical Spondylitic Myelopathy: A Case Report (Poster). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  17. Boesch R, Stick M, Illingworth R, Borcher E. Glioma with Subdural Hematoma Initial Management: A Case Report (Poster) . ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  18. Cole R, Boesch R, Cole B. Chiropractic Management of Cycling Induced Median and Ulnar Neuropathy (Poster). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  19. Hubbard T, Pickar J, Lawrence DJ, Duray S. Reliability of the Blair Upper Cervical Radiographic Analysis for the Base Posterior View: A Feasibility Study (Poster). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  20. Hubbard T, Kane J. Essential tremor, Migraine and upper cervical chiropractic: a case report (Poster). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  21. Juehring D. A Case Study Utilizing Vojta/Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Therapy to Control Symptoms of a Chronic Migraine Sufferer (Poster). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  22. Byrd L, Long C, Zhang L, Cooperstein R, Pickar J, Henderson C. Mentored research opportunities for students in a doctor of chiropractic program. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  23. Nafziger R. For the Good of All: A Collaborative Effort to Develop and Deliver an Excellence in College Teaching Certificate Program for Chiropractic College Faculty. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  24. Smith M. Usual Source of Care for persons with and without Back Pain (MEPS data). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  25. Kime N. Using evidence based clinical practice principles to utilize and enhance student clinical reasoning skills in a classroom-based case management course: A pilot project. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  26. Stites J, Boesch R. Preparing for teaching moments in evidence-based clinical practice. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  27. McLean I. Application of the MIRC radiology database in a chiropractic educational environment. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  28. Barber M, Boesch R, Nightingale L, Tunning M, Stites J. Enhancing the Use of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Methods Through Diffusion of Innovation Theory and a Train-the-Trainer Model in Chiropractic Education. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  29. Zhang N, Chawla S. The Effect of Problem-Based Video Instruction on Learning in Physical Examination: An Alternative Paradigm for Chiropractic Students. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  30. Boesch R, Illingworth R. WIKI a Collaborative Faculty Development Tool. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  31. Nightingale L. Integration of Evidenced-Based Clinical Practice into a Basic Science Course. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  32. Rowell R, Tunning M. Evidence-based clinical practice in chiropractic: Description of a class assignment and survey of student knowledge and attitudes. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  33. Stites J, McLean I. Teaching evidence based clinical practice concepts using radiology case types at a chiropractic college. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  34. Owens E, Gudavalli R, Schulz C, Wilder D, Hondras M, Bronfort G. Paraspinal muscle function assessed with the flexion-relaxation ratio at baseline in a population of patients with back-related leg pain. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  35. Tunning M, Rowell R. Evidence-based clinical practice: experience of an early adopter adding an assignment in EBCP to a class. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  36. Kinsinger S, Lawrence DJ. Addressing the Hidden Curriculum in Chiropractic Education (Workshop Participant). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  37. Goertz C. Practical integrative healthcare models for chiropractic (Workshop Participant). ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  38. He X, Canty A. Empowering student learning through rubric-referenced self-assessment. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011
  39. Owens E, Gudavalli R, Schulz C, Wilder D, Hondras M, Bronfort G. Paraspinal muscle function assessed with the flexion-relaxation ratio at baseline in a population of patients with back-related leg pain. ACC-RAC 2011, Las Vegas NV, 3/18-19/2011

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