Life Chiropractic College West is sending five faculty members to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) conference in Baltimore, Maryland. A recent graduate is also presenting a poster based on an honors research project at the conference.
ACC-RAC 2019 will be held March 14-16. This is the 26th educational conference hosted by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, and the theme is “Fostering Innovation.”
Dr. Fernando is giving a platform session in the Education track on chiropractic student attitudes, skills, and knowledge of evidence-based practice: EBASE survey tailored to students in pre-clinical and clinical chiropractic trainings. He’s teaming up with Dr. Joel Alcantara on that session.
Dr. Ramona Houston will present in the Education and Integration track among the Scientific Contributed Platform Sessions. Her presentation is on peer-to-peer instruction in a clinical sciences lab. She said the presentation will describe implementation of peer-to-peer teaching in the EENT labs, in which students were randomly assigned to three-member “doctor-patient-observer” groups where the roles rotated as they practiced physical examination skills. The goal was to increase student engagement and improve their skills.
Dr. Ward is giving a platform session in the Education track on evaluating a service learning assignment in a doctor of chiropractic program public health course. She is presenting with Dr. Donna Odierna and Dr. Monica Smith. She said she hopes participants will come away with a reproducible assignment that they can use to help address public health competencies at their institution.
Dave Straub is presenting a poster with Dr. Norman Strutin and Dr. Suzanne Ray during a reception and presentation of posters in the Grand Ballroom. The poster looks at experiences and perspectives of graduating alternate admission track students at Life Chiropractic College West.
Dr. Gatterman will co-present a poster with Dr. Gregg Anderson that describes and demonstrates Vertebral Distraction Pump (VDP) for intersegmental distraction using DMX fluoroscopic imaging. He’s also presenting a second poster with Jee Won Suh and James Beadle on a case study of a patient with aqueductal stenosis causing hydrocephalus.
Recent graduate Dr. Noah Volz is also presenting a poster based on his honors research project, on patients with concussions.