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Canadian Chiropractic Association to Host Biennial Research Symposium on Advancing the Canadian Chiropractic Research Agenda

Toronto (September 23, 2013) – The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) will be hosting the biennial Research Symposium on September 27-28, 2013 in Toronto. This leading, prestigious event brings together a university-based collaborative network of 50 world-class chiropractic researchers from 16 universities across Canada, with academic expertise in the disciplines of neurophysiology, biomechanics, epidemiology and cellular/molecular biology. The Research Consortium meets every two years to address the key issues and priorities facing the chiropractic profession and the growing need to close the research-practice gap.

Among the many world-class researchers attending, this year’s symposium boasts speakers such as: Dr. Colin Carrie, BSc (Hons.), DC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, Dr. Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration, Medical Director of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, and Professor of Neurosurgery and Toronto Western Hospital Head of Spine Program at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, MD,  Scientific Director, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis at the  Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

“Credible research from world-class researchers that withstands the scrutiny of the scientific community brings tremendous benefits to Canadians, while mitigating Canada’s economic burdens of health, illness and disability”, says Dr. Allan Gotlib, C.M., DC, Director of Research Programs at the CCA, Editor of the JCCA, and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation.

This year’s theme will focus on Closing the Research-Practice Gap in Neuromusculoskeletal Health, Injury and Disease. The 15 sponsors of this collaborative event include  the CCA, Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association, Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation, College of Chiropractors of British Columbia, Fondation de recherche chiropratique du Québec, and all provincial chiropractic associations.

Backgrounder
Chiropractors are experts in spinal health and practise a non-invasive, manual approach to healthcare that includes patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system. Chiropractic is a regulated health profession recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces.

About the Canadian Chiropractic Association
The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) is a national, voluntary association representing Canada’s 7,000 licensed doctors of chiropractic. Approximately four and a half million Canadians use the services of a chiropractor each year. The CCA advocates on behalf of members and their patients to advance the quality and accessibility of chiropractic care in Canada, and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system. For more information on the CCA or to find a chiropractor near you, please visit www.chiropracticcanada.ca.

Media Contact:

Ronda Parkes
Director, Marketing & Communications
Canadian Chiropractic Association
416-585-7902 ext. 242

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