From left, ACC Executive Director David O’Bryon, JD, CAE, met
with Tricia Jestel, Dr. Laurie Mueller and Sharon Whitney during
the 2009 Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda
Conference in March.
The 2009 Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda
Conference (ACC-RAC) was held March 12-14 in Las Vegas,
Nev. With the theme “Innovations,” the event featured college
committee meetings, plenary sessions, platform presentations,
panel discussion groups and poster presentations along with a
variety of vendors. This year’s event was orchestrated by ACCRAC
Conference Coordinator Robyn Patkus and boasted more
than 400 registrants.
“Presentation topics were diverse and enlightening,” said
Dr. Laurie Mueller of the Palmer Continuing Education
Department. Participants enjoyed topics on reform in clinical
education, research on complimentary medicine, inter-professional
education and the future of health care, to name a few.
Dr. Mueller has chaired the ACC Post-Graduate Subcommittee
since 2003, and for the past two years, Palmer College has
reached out to help the ACC-RAC event through the administration
of continuing education credits for attendees. It also has
sent staff members to aid in the event implementation process.
Staff members Administrative Assistant/Applications Sharon
Whitney and Event Coordinator Tricia Jestel travelled to ACCRAC
for support service in both 2008 and 2009. “It’s vital that
colleges don’t lose sight of the profession as a whole,” said Dr.
Mueller. “We’re proud that Palmer has been able to step forward
and help support the important work of ACC-RAC.”