Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Gitte Tønner on the ECU Convention 2016 in Oslo

Gitte Tønner
The ECU Academic Organizer Gitte Tønner is a 2004 University of Southern Denmark graduate who has been keeping herself busy since entering the profession. Within two months of graduation, Gitte was moved and starting practice in the Netherlands. After the ECU Convention in Amsterdam in 2012, she was elected Academic Organizer for the ECU. This year the ECU Convention is in Oslo 5th -7th. of May, and we asked Gitte if she could tell us a little bit about the upcoming highlights.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


Dr. Baju Kanchandani
We have invited Dr. Baiju Kanchandani to pick the three top things he had wish I had known the first day after graduating in 1986. Here are his answer: -Having been asked that question, I was taken aback by how close to a panic attack was the sensation while thinking about the thousands of micro and macro actions and decisions I take every day and having to select three key ingredients that count the most today, 29 years, almost to the day, out of college.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Is unity important ?

The Sydney Morning Herald made an interesting observation in July this year when it claimed that “the chiropractic profession is notorious for its infighting, with quarrels over the value of vaccination, the evidence or lack thereof to support the theory of subluxation and whether spinal adjustments should be performed on children.” The statement came from a journalist with only a general knowledge of the profession, commenting on a recent development in Australia where yet another chiropractic association has been formed. If this is how the profession looks from the outside, it is certainly something we should be addressing from the inside.  

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

ECU President Øystein Ogre addresses the ECU General Council

At the ECU General Council meeting in Rome I had the honour of addressing the national pesidents of the 23 member chiropractic associations in Europe. 2015 has been our most busy and best year ever. Next year looks very promising as well. I am proud to report that the ECU is taking the profession in a right direction, and we are moving forward. Below you can read my speech to the ECU General Council.

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.