Saturday, 20 June 2015

ECU brings Chiropractic to Georgia

On June 19th 2015, the European Chiropractors´ Union (ECU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) in Georgia. The MoU was signed by Rector of TSMU Professor Zurab Vadachkoria and the ECU President Øystein Ogre. The Master´s degree programme in Chiropractic will be included in the Faculty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The University has taken on the responsibility to promote the health benefits of chiropractic; high standards of education and excellence in conduct and practice. The plan is to enroll students December 2016 and start the first class on January 2017.  During the ceremony at the university the ECU President made a presentation on chiropractic to the faculty. The address gained a lot of attention and nearly 60 faculty members were present. The faculty has made a unanimous decision in favor of starting up a chiropractic program, and the Memorandum of Understanding was adopted without any objections. - The ECU is immensely proud to play an important part of this adventure. Our goal is to help those Georgians who suffer from musculoskeletal pain to live a better and more active life. A special thanks to a graduate of the Tbilisi State Medical University Dr. George Gedevanishvili who initiated the whole process, said the ECU President Øystein Ogre in his closing remarks.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

President´s report to the ECU General Council

In this report, you will see how the ECU worked hard to expand the profession’s influence during 2014. We again increased our commitment to research, we have helped to facilitate the development of new chiropractic programmes and we have engaged in European projects. While we have a long heritage, we recognise that chiropractic must be responsive to the changing healthcare environment in Europe; one that is increasingly defined by listening to, and acting on, the needs of patients and being part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Dream more, learn more, do more and become more

-If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader, said Vivian Kil to the audience and used a quote from John Quincy Adams. She presented the prestigious John Sweaney lecture in front of an international audience at the World Federation of Chiropractic´s biannual meeting.

Monday, 11 May 2015

The ECU welcomes new Secretary-General

Dr Ian Beesley
Following a thorough, three-stage recruitment process, the ECU General Council will ratify the ECU Executive Council´s recommendation to appoint Dr Ian Beesley as the new ECU Secretary General in Athens this coming Wednesday May 13th. He will take up his position on the retirement from office of the current Secretary General, Richard Brown, on 1 June 2015. Dr Beesley was the only non-chiropractor of those applying for the position of Secretary General. His skills and attributes were measured against a detailed job specification and his responses to competency-based scenario exercises. At interview, Dr Beesley demonstrated a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the chiropractic profession. The selection committee was unanimous in recommending his appointment to the Executive Council.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The art of informing in a constructive way

Dr. Jørgen Jevne
Jørgen Jevne is a chiropractor and a graduate from the chiropractic program at Southern Denmark in Odense. During his mandatory one year internship period, he has set up, and established, a company which delivers lectures on different muscolo-skeletal diagnosis, set up a web site where clinicians can subscribe to regular evidence based updates and a blog where he addresses associated issues. Despite being a freshman in the profession, he does it extremely well. Spreading this kind of useful information to health workers will portray the profession as a serious contributor in the muscolo-skeletal field. His blog attracted so much attention that the Bristish Medical Journal of Sports Medicine asked if he wanted to publish in their journal. With the permission of Jevne, you can read the piece he wrote for the BMJSM by following this link.