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Alumni highlight pediatrics conference in Australia

The Chiropractic Pediatrics Conference in Gold Coast, Australia, drew chiropractors from around the world including, back row, from left, Australian Spinal Research Foundation President David Cahill, D.C.; Kevin Fogarty, D.C.; and ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics Chair Lora Tanis, D.C. Front row, from left, President of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia Dennis Richards, D.C., Davenport ’78; and Maxine McMullen, D.C., who gave the DICCP commencement address.
group photo of 5 alumni

Several Palmer graduates spoke or presented papers at the Chiropractic Pediatrics Conference held April 18-20, in Gold Coast, Qld., Australia. The event focused on chiropractic pediatric care and showcased chiropractic pediatric research.

Palmer graduates who spoke at the conference included Joan Fallon, D.C., FICCP, Davenport ’83; Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP, Davenport ’89; and Navine Haworth, D.C., DICCP, West ’97.

The conference also included the graduation of the first group of Diplomates of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) in Australia, with a commencement address by retired Davenport Campus and Florida Campus Professor Maxine McMullen, D.C., ’71. Among those to receive the DICCP were Davenport Campus alumni Christopher Morgan, D.C., ’01; Eon Scott, D.C., ’98; and Roberto De Souza, D.C., ’01.

In conjunction with the conference, the first ever Chiropractic Pediatrics Research Symposium was held, at which Davenport Campus Instructor Susan Larkin, D.C., Davenport ’82, presented a paper written by her and Phyllis Harvey, M.Ln., and Anna Livdans- Forret, D.C., Davenport ’83. Titled “Knee Pain in a 14-year-old Male: Steps in Making a Correct Diagnosis,” the paper is a case study of an adolescent who was treated at the Davenport Clinic.

From the Florida Campus, Instructor Michael Shreeve, D.C., Davenport ’74, presented “Reduction of Idiopathic Scoliosis in a 10-year-old Patient After 13 Months of Chiropractic Care: A Case Study,” which he co-authored with Kevin Fogarty, D.C., Davenport ’85. West Campus graduate Joel Alcantara, D.C., ’99, presented a paper he co-authored with Ingrid Hamel, D.C., Davenport ’93, titled, “Chiropractic Care of a Gravid Patient with a History of Multiple Caesarean Births.”

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