ICA’s 89th Annual Meeting Features Positive Energy, Clear Policy Positions, Dynamic Educational Program and Welcomes New Leadership

Falls Church, Virginia, May 7, 2015: The 89th Annual Meeting of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) convened last week in Marietta, Georgia with officers, board members and representatives from across North America and around the world gathering on the campus of Life University for three days of intensive, constructive and creative strategic planning, decision making and powerful educational sessions. Focused on ICA’s mission of advancing principled chiropractic and addressing the critical challenges facing the profession and the membership worldwide, ICA’s Board of Directors and Representative Assembly heard detailed reports on a wide range of issues, engaged in lively and creative discussions and made key decisions on the association’s business, political action and public education plans for the coming year.

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

The International Chiropractors Association convenes its 89th Annual Meeting and Strategic Planning session in Atlanta, GA with a proactive agenda targeting key challenges and action steps for advancing principled chiropractic. Representatives from different regions in multiple countries conducted a series of meetings together on the Life University campus over the end of April through the first days of May to address the profession’s vital challenges and coordinate and carry forward many of ICA’s key initiatives.  
 
The ICA Annual Meetings also mark the transition of new officers stepping into service.  “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve as ICA’s President,” noted Dr. Michael S. McLean who is concluding his term of office, “I look forward to supporting our new officers with ICA’s important work in building an ever-stronger community for chiropractic principles and practice.”  ICA’s incoming president, Dr. George B. Curry, noted 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 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”. 
 

 

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New Mexico "Chiropractic Drug Expansion" Bill SB 376 is Defeated
in Senate Committee

March 13, 2015, Falls Church, Virginia: The controversial attempt at legislation that would have added the the widest possible range of authorities to administer new medical and pharmaceutical procedures by chiropractors, solely at the discretion of that state's chiropractic board, was defeated this week in the New Mexico legislature. The proposed legislation, having narrowly passed one Senate committee, was presented before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a process that included presentations made by large numbers of concerned chiropractors traveling from around the state and also multiple health care organizations expressing deep concerns over the bill on multiple issues. That evening, SB 376 was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read more


ICA Responds to Member Questions on New ACA "College of Chiropractic Pharmacology" Proposal

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:
 


CCE Annual Meeting Brings New Developments, Leadership Changes, But Concerns Remain

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) has concluded with a number of developments that will have very important implications for the next round of reform discussions. A large and growing segment of the chiropractic profession has been looking for signs of progress in CCE reform efforts and the ICA is hopeful that the decisions taken this week reflect an awareness on the part of CCE decision-makers of the importance of such reform steps.
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  • Key decisions made at ICA’s Annual Meeting
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