Excerpt: Preparing the chiropractic workforce for the changing diversity of the population was the theme of the 2012 Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC). The conference was held March 15 through 17, 2012 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presenters and attendees from around the world met with their peers, attended informative workshops in the domains of research, integration, clinical practice and education, and experienced research presentations by leaders in the field.
Association of Chiropractic Colleges working group meetings were held, allowing educators, administrators, and researchers the opportunity to meet and work on various issues necessary to advance the chiropractic profession. The commitment to these meetings resulted in valuable collaborative efforts and a sharing of ideas among chiropractic college faculty, administrators, and researchers, paying dividends for students, future graduates, and practicioners. The ACC groups that met during the 2012 conference were presidents, admissions, chief academic officers, chief financial officers, clinic directors, institutional advancement/development staff, financial aid staff, institutional assessment staff, librarians, post-graduate directors, research directors, and information technology staff.
A World Health Organization (WHO) meeting was hosted by the ACC and held in conjunction with the ACC-RAC. These efforts aimed to build bridges between experts in the profession while introducing the work of WHO and current initiatives to ACC-RAC participants and experts. Such bridges are beneficial in contributing to the work of WHO as well as local and national initiatives.
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