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.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Dr. Newell: – If not science then what, magic?

Dr. David Newell
On a Facebook-post by the American chiropractor Rob Sinnott, who is a member of the advisory board for the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, claimed that chiropractors could play a role in the fight against Ebola.  This bizarre statement has caused quite an argument within the chiropractic community, ultimately resulting in a call for evidence-based chiropractic to make a stand. Below, Research director at the Anglo-European Chiropractic College, David Newell, shares his thoughts on chiropractic, subluxations and the recent Evidence Informed Chiropractic Challenge (EICC).