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.
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.”