ICA expands public awareness of the spine and nervous system with special observations of World Spine Day
ICA joins agencies and individuals from around the world to work together for World Spine Day on Oct. 16 every year, sharing information and resources focusing on the importance of maintaining good spinal health through proper posture and movement.
"Bringing special focus to the importance of a healthy spine and nervous system helps also with informing the public, other professions, third-party payment agencies and government officials about chiropractic's efficacy and benefits to health," says George B. Curry, DC, FICA, President of the International Chiropractors Association. "This is an important opportunity to educate families everywhere in the world on the importance of healthy posture and chiropractic's role in maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system for patients of all ages."
ICA provides special informational resources as an integral feature of its public information outreach efforts, often linking them with special themes and seasonal observances. ICA has prepared special World Spine Day resources for its members and also has placed information for the profession and the public on its website at www.chiropractic.org.
ICA Strongly Supports and Endorses the IHPC’s Innovative CoverMyCare Initiative
“This initiative is centered on educating patients, providers and most importantly public policy makers on the exact language and meaning of Section 2706 (nondiscrimination in health care) of the Affordable Healthcare Act,” said ICA Vice President Dr. Stephen P. Welsh, who represents the ICA on the IHPC’s Federal Policy Committee. “The chiropractic profession has an historic opportunity to engage with other non-MD professionals who share our concerns over discrimination, unfair exclusion and the denial of patients’ rights and ICA hopes that individuals and organizations will take full advantage of this means to build strength through numbers.” Read more
Chiropractic Leaders Honored at Connecticut Chiropractic Council Conference
At that same event, the Connecticut Chiropractic Council presented Peter Martin, DC, FICA, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award for his many decades of leadership and service in chiropractic education. Dr. Martin presently serves as president of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus, located at Port Orange, Florida, where he has served in that important capacity since 2005. Read more
Chiropractic Profession and Patients Celebrate Founder’s Day
Unprecedented New Congressional Bills Seek to Sharpen State Vaccination Mandates, Officially Deny Vaccination Risks or Injury Potential
ICA’s 89th Annual Meeting Features Positive Energy, Clear Policy Positions, Dynamic Educational Program and Welcomes New Leadership
The ICA Annual Meetings also marked a significant governance transition with new leaders stepping into service in ICA’s top offices. Dr. Michael S. McLean concluded his term as ICA’s 17th President, passing the gavel to ICA’s incoming president, Dr. George B. Curry of Windsor, Connecticut. Dr. Stephen P. Welsh of Roswell, Georgia took office as ICA Vice President and Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson from York, Pennsylvania was re-elected as ICA’s Secretary-Treasurer. In his inaugural comments to the Annual Meeting, new ICA President Dr. Curry stated that “this continues to be a critical time for clarity and clear-cut communications for the profession, anchored in ICA’s timeless and proven principles but applying cutting edge strategies and technologies. We are committed to building on the talent and energy of ICA’s leadership corps and membership with innovative programs and benefits, focused on advancing principled chiropractic as the powerful force in health care it must be in order to meet the needs of patients of all ages in communities around the world”.
ICA Annual Meetings Tackle Key Challenges to the Profession
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March 4, 2015, Falls Church, Virginia: International Chiropractors Association (ICA) members from around the world have been contacting the ICA in unprecedented numbers expressing concern and in many instances outright dismay and opposition to a new effort recently taken by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), to establish a College of Chiropractic Pharmacology and Toxicology, and to promote the term "Chiropractic medicine." ICA's leadership has expressed similar concerns as it is now clear that there are forces at work within some organizations, actively promoting the incorporation of drugs into the scope of chiropractic practice. This is in clear contravention of the statement that the organizations that comprise The Chiropractic Summit--including the ACA--adopted at Seattle, Washington on November 7, 2013, which reads:
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- Key decisions made at ICA’s Annual Meeting
- New ICA President’ Message to all DCs
- Profile of ICA’s 2015 Chiropractor of the Year
- The latest from college campuses
- The role of DCs and childhood obesity
- The importance of objective data in documentation
- The Myths and Facts of ICD-10
- Sleep and healthy aging
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