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August 12, 2013
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Dynamic Chiropractic >> Education & Seminars

APHA Annual Meeting: Chiropractic Section Agenda Released

The 2013 APHA Chiropractic Health Care section scientific sessions have an outstanding lineup of speakers. We urge DCs to attend. Now is the time to plan your travel to Boston for the 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nov. 2-6, 2013. For more details about the sessions and presentations, click here.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013: 4:00 PM

Chiropractic Health Care business meeting I - All members are invited to attend

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013: 8:30 AM

Prevention and public health in clinical practice

Moderator: K. Khauv, DC MPH

8:30 AM — Guidelines for recommended screenings in men's and women's health: Trends and troubles where evidence meets practice L. Killinger, DC

8:40 AM — Should chiropractors screen for prostate cancer: Controversy, risk and benefits of prostate-specific antigen test H. T. Ndetan, MSc,MPH, DrPH; R. Rupert, MS, DC; S. Savani; D. Gandhiraj, MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery)

8:50 AM — Retrospective analysis of health parameters a demographically diverse chiropractic clinic: Implications for patient managment S. Wynd, DC, PhD; A. Boriek, PhD; B. Wiese, DC

9:00 AM — Early diagnosis of kidney disease: The role of acetaminophen and alcohol consumption, other predispositions H. T. Ndetan, MSc,MPH, DrPH; R. Rupert, MS, DC; R. Jayswal, MPH

9:10 AM — Relationship of acetaminophen and alcohol usage to renal dysfunction: An opportunity for health promotion/ education in chiropractic H. T. Ndetan, MSc,MPH, DrPH; R. Rupert, MS, DC; R. Jayswal, MPH

9:20 AM — A narrative review of chiropractic infection control literature J. T. Egan, DC, MPH

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013: 10:30 AM

Population-based interdisciplinary approaches to osteoarthritis: from evidence to practice. A joint-organized session by Chiropractic Health Care and Aging and Public Health

Chronic diseases involve many factors therefore are challenging to prevent and manage. As well, entities may approach chronic diseases from differing paradigms, thus we may lack a concerted effort that might be more effective. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that, according to the CHC, impacts 50 million adults and of these, 21 million have arthritis-attributable activity limitation. Costs related to arthritis and other rheumatic conditions were $128 billion in 2003. Because osteoarthritis is a common and disabling condition, the Aging and Public Health section and the Chiropractic Health Care section have developed this joint session to take a closer look at osteoarthritis. The purpose of this session will be to address osteoarthritis using multidisciplinary viewpoints. Speakers have been invited to discuss their area of expertise including: epidemiology, community programs, healthcare organizations, and clinical practice. After all speakers have presented, a moderator guided panel discussion will address: how to be more effective in translating research into policy and practice, identify gaps in the research literature, what these representative disciplines can do together to address osteoarthritis. This session will demonstrate multidisciplinary collaboration to address osteoarthritis by working together, developing action steps, and providing suggestions for future collaboration.

Organizer: C. Johnson, MSEd, DC, L. Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH, H. Meng, MPH, PhD, Y. Kang, PhD, and L. Byrd, MS

Moderator: J. Whedon, DC, MS

10:30 AM — Public health burden, epidemiology, importance of osteoarthritis as a health issue D. White, PT, ScD, MSc Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Boston University, Boston, MA

10:40 AM — Prevention of OA through community prevention, education, physical activity, and other programs A. Zbehlik, MD, MPH Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Center for Aging Research, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

10:50 AM — A view from the desk of a medical director: Integrative centers and accountable care organizations as approaches to OA D. Levy, MD Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical School

11:00 AM — A view from a clinical practitioner: Non-pharmacological, non-surgical management of OA musculoskeletal pain M. Kowalski, DC Brigham and Women's Ambulatory Care Center, Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013: 12:30 PM

Preventing injuries from the ground up: A multi-disciplinary approach to fall prevention for older adults, translating research into policy and practice. A joint-organized session by Chiropractic Health Care and Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

Injuries are a major health concern. Falls causing death have increased over the past 20 years and are a major cause of death and disability for older adults in the US. More than a third of older adults fall each year and it is estimated that by year 2020, annual direct and indirect costs related to fall injuries will be $47 billion. Due to the importance of this issue, the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section and the Chiropractic Health Care section have worked together to develop this joint session on fall prevention in older adults using a multidisciplinary approach. Speakers have been invited to address fall prevention from their various disciplines and viewpoints, these include: CDC, Research Journal Editor, Epidemiologist, Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, and Clinical Practitioner. Using a social-ecological framework we aim to improve communication and help break down the barriers between the silos that often exist in addressing public health issues. After each of the speakers present their area of expertise, a moderator will guide this multidisciplinary panel to discuss issues of fall prevention in older adults related to: gaps in the scientific literature, what collaborative actions can be done, and how we can better work together. This session will use multidisciplinary collaboration to address fall prevention in older adults by developing action steps and providing suggestions for future collaboration.

Organizer: C. Johnson, MSEd, DC, S. B. Newman, DrPH, MCP, J. Pressley, PhD, MPH, and L. Byrd, MS

Moderator: B. Green, DC, MSEd

12:30 PM — Fall prevention: A view from the CDC D. Sugerman, MD, MPH Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control,

12:40 PM — Fall prevention: A view from the editor of arthritis care & research M. Hannan, DSc, MPH Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

12:50 PM — Fall prevention: A view from preventive and behavioral medicine and epidemiology W. Li, PhD Health Geography Lab, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

1:00 PM — Fall prevention: A view from the hospital/clinic, home, and assisted living facilities P. Dykes, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FACMI Department of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

1:10 PM — Fall prevention: A view from a clinical practitioner L. Killinger, DC Department of Diagnosis & Radiology, Palmer College of Chiropractic

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013: 2:30 PM

Advances in musculoskeletal health: A focus on practice, prevention, safety, and cost

Moderator: M. Clay, DC, Certified in Sports Injury, Certificate in Public Health

2:30 PM — Comparison of management costs of neck pain according to pattern of care: The North Carolina state health plan for teachers and state employees, 2000-2009 E. L. Hurwitz, DC, PhD; D. Li, PhD

2:40 PM — Likelihood of vertebrobasilar stroke following chiropractic spinal manipulation in US adults aged 65-99 with neck pain J. Whedon, DC, MS; Y. Song, PhD; J. Lurie, MD, MS

2:50 PM — Determinants of responders in a dose-response trial of spinal manipulation for the care of chronic low back pain D. Vavrek, ND, MS; M. Haas, DC, MA; D. Peterson, DC; M. B. Neradilek, MS; N. Polissar, PhD

3:00 PM — Do people who smoke have more back pain? B. Green, MSEd, DC; C. Johnson, MSEd, DC

3:10 PM — Knee pain: Osteoarthritis in some religious sectors due to biomechanical postural loading. a literature review K. A. Donaubauer, BA, DC, CCSP

3:20 PM — Benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS): A public health clinical brief M. Ramcharan, DC, MPH; L. Andrews, R.T. (R) (CT)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013: 4:30 PM

Public health, education, and research in integrative and complementary and alternative medicine

Moderator: M. Ramcharan, DC, MPH

4:30 PM — Feasibility of using a standardized patient encounter for training chiropractic students in tobacco cessation counseling C. Hawk, DC, PhD; M. Kaeser, MA, DC; D. Beavers, M.Ed, DC, MPH

4:40 PM — Chiropractic physicians in department of defense-based practices: A web-based survey C. Goertz, DC, PhD; N. Homb, DC

4:50 PM — A public health agenda for the APHA chiropractic health care section: Report from the initial delphi stages of planning document development C. Johnson, MSEd, DC; B. Green, MSEd, DC; L. Byrd, MS; J. Hyland, D.C., M.P.H.; M. Haas, DC, MA

5:00 PM — Characteristics and health related beliefs of patients visiting a CAM university health center A. Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS (Ayu), MAOM; K. Rose, DC, MPH; C. Korgan, MA

5:10 PM — Systematic review and rapid evidence assessment of the literature methodology: The field, logistics, and challenges R. Khorsan, MA; C. Crawford, BA

5:20 PM — A review of the literature on the current state of health care payment models in the economic community of west African states (ECOWAS) T. Oyelowo, MS, DC

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013: 6:30 PM

Chiropractic Health Care business meeting II - All members are invited to attend

For more details about the sessions and presentations, click here.

APHA Early Registration Deadline – Aug 22, 2013

Registration and Housing are now open! Register for the 141st Annual Meeting early and save. Early-bird pricing is in effect until Aug. 22.

This is a friendly reminder that the early-bird registration discount deadline is Aug. 22. Advance registration is recommended for your convenience and to avoid possible delays registering on site in Boston. An early-bird discount is offered for registrations received by Aug. 22. Full registration fees are in effect for registrations received between Aug. 23 and Sept. 26. Onsite fees are in effect after September 26. Don't miss this opportunity to save!

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