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2015 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Doctor:

Welcome to the ICAC of today. While most of the profession recognizes that the ICAC takes their duty of supporting chiropractors and chiropractic in California very seriously, we have found that most chiropractors don’t know who we are, what we stand for, or what we do. I wish to thank the current ICAC members for their support of the ICAC and chiropractic, and the ICAC directors and officers for their support of the profession and doctors. Without our Board, our executive director Eric Banta, and my first vice president Hugh Lubkin, DC, I would not be able to provide successful leadership for this organization.

Yes, the ICAC Board of Directors has fought for you politically. Few in California have done more in this regard than James Musick, DC, Charles Davis, DC, John Maltby, DC, and Peter Thibodeau, DC – all ICAC Board members. They have been there for decades to fight for you politically and to help preserve the principles and practice of chiropractic.

As an example, something very troubling and historic happened this year. The Department of Consumer Affairs took over control of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners under the direction of Governor Brown’s Reorganization plan. The problem is, according to numerous legal opinions sought on the subject, this action is illegal and in violation of the protections of the California Constitution given by referendum of the people of the state. Specifically, this is a violation of the Chiropractic Act. The ICAC fought to oppose it, filed an amicus brief with the Contra Costa County courts in opposition to this illegal takeover, and will continue to oppose this and fight to again obtain the autonomy of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners as constitutionally mandated.

So you know about the politics and maybe the philosophy, but do you know about the science? The ICAC strongly believes in the balance between the philosophy, art, and science of chiropractic. The philosophy keeps us focused on the unique characteristics of the vertebral subluxations that we adjust in our offices within our role as primary care providers for spinal health and well-being. The philosophy is why we go to our offices and adjust patients.

The science guides us in the best way to do what we do for patients. With board members and lecturers that have done research, are currently chiropractic college professors, and have published in the peer-reviewed literature, the ICAC has a clear interest and commitment to the science of chiropractic. Past president Charles Davis, DC, should be the one teaching the whiplash and trauma segment of the ICAC seminars – and he is. After all, he has published in the peer-reviewed literature and has published a guideline on whiplash injuries. Current vice president Hugh Lubkin, DC, brings a great deal of wisdom and knowledge from his 6 years serving on the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and his decades of practicing in the medical/legal arena. Scott Huen, DC teaches the science and application of rehabilitation protocols in a very useful and applicable way, and with a great deal of scientific knowledge to back his teachings. John Maltby, DC, past president of the national ICA, teaches the documentation, record keeping, geriatrics, and practical aspects of a chiropractic practice with numerous references to support his work.

All material taught at the ICAC convention on March 6-8, 2015 will be focused on the application of these chiropractic principles of science and philosophy into your practice – yes, the art of chiropractic; the actual interface between the doctor and patient. You will be updated on the current techniques available to deliver optimal, evidence-informed care in 2015. The doctors who know the philosophy and science, but can’t deliver this important health promoting information with an effective technique, are at a huge disadvantage. A chiropractor must have the skills to deliver effective adjustments with a good technique, in order for the philosophy and science to be applied in any valuable fashion to improve and maintain a patient’s health. Learn how with scientific precision, a chiropractor can objectively detect vertebral subluxations and monitor objective responses immediately after the adjustment, and over time, to verify that the main outcome measure for the chiropractor – the reduction or correction of the vertebral subluxation complex – is being achieved. By vertebral subluxation complex we at the ICAC are not referring to a spiritual or pseudoreligious concept, but to a verifiable neuromechanical abnormality that interferes with a person’s spinal health and generalized well-being.

At the March 2015 convention, you will find a seminar with applied, scientifically-informed, and philosophically sound chiropractic principles. You will hear from:

Sergio Azzolino, DC – Practical Neurology

Scott Huen, DC – Exercise and rehabilitation protocols/ Patient management
Charles Davis, DC – Utilizing the Whiplash Guidelines
Edward Cremata, DC – QME continuing education (6 hours) and 2 hours on the vertebral subluxation complex and visceral concomitants
John Maltby, DC – Documentation, geriatrics, record-keeping, and the science of chiropractic treatment plans
Steve Costales, DC – Sports Injuries
Eve Bonic, DC – X-Ray
Chris Watkins, DC – X-Ray
Steven Eggleston, DC, Esq. – Personal Injury

The information that this lineup will provide will improve your patient results and help to grow your practice in an ethical and consistent manner.

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 6-7-8, 2015 - IRVINE ATRIUM HOTEL

I invite you to join us during our March 2015 convention and find out just how well we are representing you; the philosophically consistent, scientifically-informed, and results-oriented chiropractor. The ICAC needs you to see who we are and see why you need to join with us for the benefit of our patients, our profession, and our practices.

Come and re-discover what and who the ICAC is today. While there, please introduce yourself to our board members and officers and let us know how we can help you with your patient care, with the success of your practice, and with the political struggles that we are facing today. Consider joining us as a member and help us meet our goals of helping you with yours.

Sincerely,

CremataSignature

Edward Cremata, DC

President, ICAC


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