Why Join ICA?
The ICA is for everyone... the experienced D.C., the new D.C., the student doctor, full- and part-time faculty...
In 2016 the International Chiropractors Association is as committed to the rights of the chiropractic practitioner and his/her patients as it was nine decades ago. ICA welcomes all chiropractors who believe in and want:
- Advancing chiropractic's distinct identity as a drugless healing art
- Full integration of chiropractic with other health care professions—not subordination
- Freedom of choice in health care providers and informed consent
- Full inclusion of chiropractic in all public and private health care delivery programs
- The need to educate policy makers regarding the non-duplicative, alternative approach chiropractic offers the consumer
- Clinical research to fully examine and document the effectiveness and potential of chiropractic science
- The individual's right to freedom of choice and opposition to compulsory programs such as immunizations that infringe upon those rights
- The development of guidelines based on full and open participation by all segments of the profession, not the "Mercy Guidelines" which imposes restrictions and liabilities on the practitioner and the profession.
If you share these values, then join ICA! (PDF Version) It's the organization that works for chiropractic!
ICA Meets Your Needs and Stands for Chiropractic
ICA's goal is to preserve and advance the chiropractic profession and to provide benefits and services that will enhance the personal and professional development of the doctor of chiropractic. ICA also represents and promotes the interests of chiropractors and the patients they serve through advocacy, research and education.
To enable ICA to be outsandingly productive and to ensure that it optimally meets your needs as a field practitioner, the ICA has a committee structure comprised of volunteer members who have the expertise and know-how in specific key areas. These include services and tasks directly related to the practicing DC that are overseen by the following committee areas:
- Practice Management and Development
- Legislative Affairs and Advocacy, Political Action
- Postgraduate Education and Professional Development
- Public Relations and Patient Education
- Membership Services and Benefits
- Definitions and Policies, Position Statements
- Posture Committee and Product Research
- Legal Affairs
- Insurance Relations and Managed Care
In addition to the array of ICA committees and professional staff who are always working on your behalf and dedicated to advancing the Chiropractic profession, you get a world of benefits including:
- Competitive professional liability insurance
- Protection of your rights through an effective lobbying team
- Opportunity for advancement through seminars and special conferences at special member rates
- Online access to chiropractic's premier magazine, the ICA Review and the e-newsletter, The Chiropractic Weekly, to keep you informed and provide you with information that is practice related
- Listing in the online Membership Referral Directory, a database used extensively to refer ICA members to patients
- Opportunity to expand your practice with marketing materials
- Selection of a range of publications, videos, brochures and other materials for your professional and patient education programs at special member rates
- Substantial discounts on King Koil mattresses
- and much, much more!
To apply for membership (or to renew membership), click here. For additional membership information call 703-528-5000 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org