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Administrators take Palmer identity message ‘on the road’

Palmer Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., and West Campus President William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., along with a few others, have conducted or scheduled a series of presentations about the Palmer identity this year at major chiropractic conventions and meetings. Taking the Palmer identity message "on the road" to the wider chiropractic profession is important, Dr. Marchiori says. (Palmer's identity statements)

"Our identity project resulted in an Identity Statement, supporting Pillars, and development or revisions to key institutional documents such as our Vision, Mission, Values, Philosophy Statement and Practice Paradigm," he says. "Without a doubt, some of the content within these documents expresses specific norms, beliefs and attributes of our Palmer community. However, as testament to its validity, the overarching Identity Statement has received broad support from audiences within the profession. Claiming our professional identity with a clear, concise, accurate statement is a recognized need within the profession. We are pleased to share our work and hope it is broadly adopted by the profession, not just the Palmer community."

The benefits of widespread acceptance of the Palmer Identity Statement by a majority of chiropractors are far-reaching. With chiropractic firmly established as the third-largest form of health care in the U.S., behind medical doctors and dentists, Palmer's identity efforts are intended to preserve chiropractic's core identity while building greater collaboration within the health care system. The language in Palmer's identity documents reinforces that direction by providing not only an identity, but a description of what chiropractors do.

Here's a schedule, as of April 2013, of past and upcoming Palmer identity presentations:
  • June 23, 2012, California Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker (West ’82)
  • Aug. 11, 2012, Palmer’s Davenport Campus Homecoming, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori (Davenport ’90)
  • Oct. 5, 2012, Alaska Chiropractic Society convention, Vice Chancellor for Advancement Mr. Robert Lee
  • Oct. 18, 2012, Friends of Palmer West meeting, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • Oct. 24, 2012, Association of Chiropractic Colleges presidents, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • Nov. 13, 2012, California Chiropractic Association, Alameda Chapter, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • Nov. 14, 2012, California Chiropractic Association, North Bay Chapter, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • Jan. 9–11, 2013, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Board of Directors, meeting at Parker Seminars, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori
  • Jan. 29, 2013, California Chiropractic Association, Santa Clara Chapter, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • Feb. 26, 2013, California Chiropractic Association, San Diego Chapter, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • Feb. 26, 2013, Southern California University of Health Sciences: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic faculty, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • March 1–3, 2013, Palmer’s Florida Campus Homecoming, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori
  • March 8, 2013, American Chiropractic Association, Board of Delegates, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • March 14–16, 2013, ACC-RAC conference, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori
  • April 10–13, 2013, World Federation of Chiropractic 12th Biennial Congress, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • April 26, 2013, International Chiropractors Association, Palmer’s Davenport Campus, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori
  • May 3–5, 2013, Michigan Association of Chiropractors convention, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori
  • May 4, 2013, Palmer’s West Campus Homecoming, Friends of Palmer West meeting, West Campus President Dr. William Meeker
  • Sept. 21–22, 2013, Wisconsin Chiropractic Association convention, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori
  • Oct. 4–6, 2013, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association convention, Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori
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