April 17, 2014 International Chiropractors Association

Dr. David KirbyDavid Kirby, Author of NY Times Best-Seller “Evidence of Harm”is Keynote Speaker for ICA’s Annual Pediatrics Conference in Nashville this November

The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., will be humming November 10-12, 2006 with the ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics 15th Annual Conference. It will be a gala event, as this year the Council celebrates another milestone -- the 10th anniversary of chiropractic’s first Diplomates in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCPs).

The keynote speaker for the conference is David Kirby, author of the New York Times best-seller, Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemics, A Medical Controversy. According to Mr. Kirby the issue of autism and vaccines, as he found during his research for his book, is not just emotional, it is science-based. In his presentation Mr. Kirby will relate how and why he came to this conclusion.

The educational program is centered around the theme, “Creating the Passion,” and includes clinically relevant topics from scoliosis correction, functional nutrition for autistic children, apnea and prematurity, biomechanics of pregnancy, back pain in children, to a new approach in learning disabilities and much, much more. Professional papers and case studies, always an important segment of this conference will be presented by 10 pediatric diplomates.

Dr. Maxine McMullen, internationally recognized as one of the “pioneers” of chiropractic pediatrics will open the conference Friday morning with her innate wisdom on chiropractic care for infants and kids. As a professor in pediatrics and a practitioner for more than 25 years she has not only given thousands of her students the passion for pediatrics but inspired others to include children in their practices because of her own passionate belief that every child benefits from chiropractic care.

Other excellent speakers on this multi-faceted program are Dr. Dennis Woggon (Minnesota), Dr. Peter Fysh (California), Dr. Joan Fallon (New York), Dr. Lora Tanis (New Jersey), Dr. Laura Hanson (Georgia.), Dr. John Furlong (Connecticut), Dr. Sharon Vallone (Connecticut), Dr. Carol Phillips (Maryland) and Dr. Robin Pauc (United Kingdom) All the speakers are experienced practitioners with expertise in pediatric care.

The 10th Anniversary of the inaugural group of Diplomates in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCPs) will be celebrated at a special luncheon on Saturday..
“We are very proud of this inaugural group of DICCPs,” said Dr. Maxine McMullen, one of the original developers of the program. “Not only were they the “guinea pigs” for this program but they have proved over and over again that their 3-year postgraduate education was worth the sacrifices they made. They are confident, caring and committed,” she said.

“We invite everyone to share with us a glorious weekend with us in Nashville, said Pediatrics Council Chair Dr. Lora Tanis. “As one of first diplomates I have been attending these conferences for more than a decade, but have to admit I learn something new every year. I invite everyone to come and listen to David Kirby and the other speakers. I guarantee you will find the weekend educational and practical; plus you will enjoy the high energy and camraraderie that this conference always generates.

To register online and for program information click here.