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Invited Speakers

Listed in Alphabetical Order


Yannick Audo DC

 

Yannick Audo, DC, received his postgraduate degree in chiropractic in 1996 from IFEC. Since 2008, Dr Audo is Director of the Department of Therapeutic at IFEC. He is credentialed in "Mechanical Diagnostic and Therapy" and a teacher of MDT, Neurodynamic and rehabilitation at IFEC. Yannick is also involved in a master degree in Musculoskeletal rehabilitation at Bournemouth University.

 

 

 

Friday, May 18

Session B2

Lecture

Interventions at Different Stages

Friday, May 18

Session B3/4

Workshop

The Neurodynamic Approach in the Management of Cervical and Upper Extremity Syndromes

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Stefan Brugger MD 

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A3/4

Workshop

Three Approaches to Chronic Pain -
Medical, Chiropractic, Acupuncture: Is there Ground for Integration?

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David Byfield BSc (Hons), DC, MPhil, FCC, FBCA, FFEAC
 

David Byfield has been in private practice and chiropractic education for the past 32 years in Canada, England and Wales. He is currently Head of the Division of Chiropractic and Head of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science at the University of Glamorgan. He holds a degree in chiropractic (Canada, 1979), BSc (Hons) degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (1974) and an MPhil degree from Southampton University, Southampton UK (1998). David holds Fellowship status with the College of Chiropractors in the UK, Fellow of the British Chiropractic Association and Founding Fellow of the European Academy of Chiropractic. He published two chiropractic educational textbooks (Chiropractic Manipulative Skills, 1st ed 1996 & 2nd ed 2005 & A Manual Therapist’s Guide to Surface Anatomy and Palpation Skills, January 2002) and is currently working on a third manipulative skills text with Elsevier due to be published in 2012. In addition David has also published a number of scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature and a number of book chapters covering diagnostic palpation, spinal manipulation and rehabilitation. David is also an invited speaker at a number of professional and interdisciplinary meetings and conferences worldwide. He is currently an appointed member of the General Chiropractic Council in the UK since 2002 and currently sits on their Education Committee, Resource Management Committee and Communications Advisory Group. David is also embarking on a PhD programme investigating how students learn and retain manipulative psychomotor skills. 

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A3

Panel Member, Workshop 4

Master Class of EAC SIG (Clinical Chiropractic)
Where is the Subluxation? A presentation of four approaches, with a critical panel and open forum discussion.

Friday, May 18

Session B2

Lecture

Cervical Myelopathy as Encountered in Chiropractic Practice

Saturday, May 19

Session C3

Lecture

Osteoporosis – a Problem of all Ages

   

 


Mark Charette DC

 

Dr. Mark N. Charrette is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He is a frequent guest speaker at twelve chiropractic colleges and has taught over fourteen hundred seminars worldwide on extremity adjusting, biomechanics, and spinal adjusting techniques. His lively seminars emphasize a practical, hands-on approach.

Dr. Charrette is a former All-American swimmer, who has authored a book on extremity adjusting and also produced an instructional video series. Having developed successful practices in California, Nevada, and Iowa, Dr. Charrette currently resides in King George, Virginia.

 

Saturday, May 19

Session C1/2

Workshop

Chiropractic Management of Common Hip Conditions?

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Titus Chiu DC, MS, DACNB, FIAMA

 

Dr. Titus G. Chiu is a Healer, Teacher, and Functional Neurologist with a deep passion for Natural Medicine and the Brain.  His Life's Mission is to Heal, Enlighten and Transform Humanity.  As an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology for the Carrick Institute, Dr. Chiu has traveled all over the world Teaching and Inspiring his fellow Doctors to help people suffering from serious, neurological disorders.

Dr. Chiu received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the National University of Health Sciences where he graduated summa cum laude with Salutatorian standing.  He is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, a Graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine's AFMCP Program, and holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

While credentials and titles may impress, what is most important for Dr. Chiu is the genuine Love, Care, and Compassion he has for his fellow Human Being.
 

Saturday, May 19

Session C1/2

Workshop

Functional Neurology: What was once a Miracle is just a Clinical Expectation

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Pierre Côté DC, PhDDr. Côté is a Scientist in the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research at the Toronto Western Research Institute and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He graduated from CMCC in 1989 and completed his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 2003. Dr. Côté’s primary research interests include the burden and determinants of disability related to musculoskeletal disorders.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A3

Panel Member, Workshop 4

Master Class of EAC SIG (Clinical Chiropractic)
Where is the Subluxation? A presentation of four approaches, with a critical panel and open forum discussion.

Friday, May 18

Session B1

Lecture

How Research should Affect Clinical Practice: Are we Promoting Disability by Aggressively Treating Acute Pain?

Friday, May 19

Session B2

Lecture

Epidemiology of Degenerative Disease in the Spine

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Tammy de Koekkoek DC, DABCO, FEAC

 

A 1982 graduate of Logan, Tammy is one of a family of five chiropractors, amongst whom were two of the first chiropractors in the Netherlands. Former associate professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences, she is an experienced teacher in chiropractic orthopaedics and technique, has served on various practice guidelines commissions, examining boards, accreditation teams, and has authored various publications. She is currently the chair of the European Academy of Chiropractic’s special interest group for Clinical Chiropractic, organizing a yearly Master Class at the ECU conventions. Technique application and patient selection are topics which she sees as a part of a critical paradigm shift which the profession needs to undergo.

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A1

Lecture

Chiropractic Technique Selection

Thursday, May 17

Session A3

Moderator
Master Class of EAC SIG (Clinical Chiropractic)
Where is the Subluxation? A presentation of four approaches, with a critical panel and open forum discussion
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Igor Dijkers DC, DACNB

 

Igor Dijikers lives and works in the Centre of the Netherlands where he is co-owner of a chiropractic office. After graduating from Wageningen University with a MSc Biology in 1999, he graduated with distinction from AECC in 2005. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (2007) and fellow of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation (2010). In his clinic chiropractic care is combined with functional neurological applications and nutrition especially in chronic pain patients, concussion and vestibular rehab,  and for children with neuro-developmental issues. 

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A3/4

Workshop

Three Approaches to Chronic Pain -
Medical, Chiropractic, Acupuncture: Is there Ground for Integration?

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James Earls BA (Hons), KMI

 

James Earls is a writer, lecturer and bodyworker specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration.

 

Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of James’ since he first started practicing bodywork over 20 years ago. Throughout his career James has travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, developer of the Anatomy Trains concept. James and Tom founded Kinesis UK, which co-ordinates Anatomy Trains and Kinesis Myofascial Integration training throughout Europe, and together they authored ‘Fascial Release for Structural Balance,’ the definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns.

 

James teaches a range of courses across the UK and Europe as the Director of Kinesis UK, and is also a regular lecturer at conferences and workshops around the world. Renowned for his relaxed and humourous style, James is a popular presenter whose subject is applicable for a wide-ranging audience that includes chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and movement therapists, and is in demand from the Sports Medicine departments of Premiership Football and Premier League Rugby teams.

 

James has collaborated with some of the top researchers in bodywork and fascial theory including Art Riggs and Robert Schleip, and is now involved in a number of projects involving research into fascia, movement and treatment modalities. He is also the founder and Director of Ultimate Massage Solutions, one of the UK’s most prestigious providers of professional literature and workshops in the bodywork field.

 

Saturday, 19th May

Session C1/2

Workshop 2

Postural and Movement Patterns - How to Recognize and Utilize them

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Arlan Fuhr DC

 

Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, co-founder and chief executive officer of Activator Methods International, is the co-inventor of the Activator® Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique®. Dr. Fuhr has been widely acknowledged in the healthcare industry for his many accomplishments, most notably for bringing instrument adjusting to the chiropractic profession. Recently, Dr. Fuhr was recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic with its prestigious Honour Award, at the organization’s 2009 Biennial Congress. Dr. Fuhr joins an esteemed group of healthcare and business professionals who have been recognized by the WFC with its highest award for their outstanding contributions to the international advancement of chiropractic.
 

Friday, 18th May

Session B3/4

Workshop

Activator Methods - A Clinical Introduction to the Basic Scan Protocol

Saturday, 19th May

Session C3

Lecture

Spinal Care for the Elderly – Is Activator Method a Preferable Treatment Option?

   

 


Dr. Daniel Hersh

 

Dr. Daniel Hersh received his doctorate in Chiropractic from the State University of New York in 1978. After practicing for several years in Manhattan and becoming the chiropractor for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company’s ‘Dancers in Training’, he moved to Connecticut in 1979 and opened a family practice.


Dr. Hersh has studied and treated scoliosis for years. This being spurred by having a child with scoliosis.  Standard chiropractic care while palliative did not satisfy his quest for something more effective. Exploring multiple forms of non-surgical treatments, finally lead Dr.Hersh to Dr. Dennis Woggon, Founder of the Clear Scoliosis Institute in St, Cloud, MN.  Dr. Hersh maintains two scoliosis clinics, one in New England, in Hartford, Connecticut and another in Central America, in the Republic of Panama. He holds the Committee Chair for International Development for the Clear Scoliosis
Institute.
 

Saturday, 19th May

Session C1/2

Workshop

Management of Idiopathic Scoliosis 

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Gary Jacob DC, LAc, MPH, DipMDT


Gary Jacob, DC, LAc, DipMDT is a chiropractor and acupuncturist with a Masters in Public Health (Community Health Education and Promotion) from UCLA.  He has lectured internationally re the McKenzie Method, clinical reasoning, chiropractic philosophy and issues related to the biopsychosocial model.  He was the first DC and twelfth individual to receive the Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute International (MII) and has authored multiple textbook chapters about that approach.  He is a faculty member of, and chiropractic consultant to, the MII.  In addition to private practice in Pacific Palisades, California, he serves as a consultant for the management of industrial injuries.   

     

Thursday, 17th May

Session A1

Lecture

Managing Radiating Pain Based on Responses to Movement and Positioning

Thursday, 17th May

Session A3

Presenter

Master Class of EAC SIG (Clinical Chiropractic)
Where is the Subluxation? A presentation of four approaches, with a critical panel and open forum discussion
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Friday, 18th May

Session B1

Chairman - Session B1

Is Field Experience at Odds with the Evidence?

Friday, 18th May

Session B3/4

Workshop

Practical Introduction to the McKenzie Method for the Lower Back

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Bart Koes PhD


Bart Willem Koes (1962) received his Masters degree Health Sciences at the University of Limburg, Maastricht in the Netherlands. In 1992 he received his PhD-degree after which he worked as senior investigator and later as associate professor at the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Since 1999 he is appointed as full professor and head of the research unit at the Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. He has published widely (> 340 publications in PubMed) on the efficacy of treatments for musculoskeletal disorders, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and research methodology in general.

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A1

Lecture

An Overview of Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Low Back Pain and Sciatica

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Gordon Lawson MSc, DC, FRCCSSC, DHN, DACBN, FCCO, FACO

 

After studying at York University, Dr. Lawson attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (C.M.C.C.), and obtained his D.C. in 1976.  Dr. Lawson went on to earn his Diploma in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a postgraduate medical school of the University of London, U.K.  With the completion of the course he was appointed to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as Nutritional Consultant.  He later completed his Masters of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, U.S.A. as well as Fellowships in the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Science and the College of Chiropractic Orthopaedics.

 

Gordon is a lecturer at CMCC having taught nutrition for many years and is currently teaching Graston technique as well as principles and practice/ethics..  He serves on several committees of the RCCSS as well as involvement on numerous boards. He served at the VANOC Olympics in the core medical team. He has published articles on Aqua therapy and Nutrition and most recently on Fibromyalgia in JMPT and on Pseudo Angina Pectoris in Chiropractic Medicine. He is President of Maxabilitation, a multidisciplinary health care team and enjoys working with medical specialists at CCMIM as well as time spent volunteering at a health clinic for city street youth.   He is an avid cyclist and Nordic skier and has three children with his wife Susan who is also a D.C.

 

 

Saturday, May 19

Session C3

Lecture

Ageing and Sarcopenia

   

 

 


Bernard Masters BEd.(Hons), DC, PhD, DACNB

 

An AECC graduate, Bernard Masters’ DC, BEd(Hons), PhD, DACNB, research has identified that people have their own individual weight and shape signatures.  As course organizer for The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors [IEHF] South West Post-Graduate Region UK, he has an interest in the mechanics of functional spinal behaviours.  His clinic focuses on patients with functional neurological problems.

 

 

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A3

Presenter

Master Class of EAC SIG (Clinical Chiropractic)
Where is the Subluxation? A presentation of four approaches, with a critical panel and open forum discussion

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Chun Lee Oei-Tan MD, PhD

 

Dr Chun Lee Oei-Tan has been the Director  of the Acupuncture Center Clinic in Bunnik, Nethelands since 1977, and has served as the President of the Dutch Acupuncture Society for Medical Doctors, NAAV (Nederlandse Artsen Acupunctuur Vereniging) since 2005.  In Oct 2010, she was Knighted  "Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau" at the Opening of the international World Congress of Chinese Medicine WCCM For continuous efforts in promoting the application of acupuncture in health care in the Netherlands and abroad, as an outstanding acupuncture TCM-specialist and as a recognized medical doctor in the scientific community and in patient care. She was a leading force in setting up the NERF, NAAV Education Research Foundation, a vehicle for funding research in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acting as  the new School for standardized Acupuncture from 2011. Since 2007 she has been a guest lecturer at the Utrecht University Medical Faculty.
Full CV

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A3/4

 

Workshop

Three Approaches to Chronic Pain -
Medical, Chiropractic, Acupuncture: Is there Ground for Integration?

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Wilco C. Peul MD, PhD

Wilco C. Peul is a  neurosurgeon and epidemiologist and since 2009 Professor & Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and The Hague Medical Center (MCH). Besides being a general neurosurgeon his research topic encompass outcome research with regard to spine interventions in particular.
 

Thursday, May 17

Session A1

Lecture

When is Surgery (best) Indicated: Wait and See or Early Intervention?

   

 


Jan Pool PhD, MSc

 

After working in a physical therapy clinical practice Jan started a manual therapy practice in 1983 and moved on into part-time education in 1984. In 1989 he was appointed as a member of the board of the Dutch Association of Manual Therapy (NVMT). His mean interest was education and scientific development of manual therapy. In 1994 he was involved in a randomized clinical trial on neck pain at the VU University medical center in Amsterdam. In that time he finished an MSc in epidemiology. As a result he started a new RCT and wrote a PhD thesis regarding Neck Pain and completed his PhD in 2007 at the VU University. Jan is currently senior researcher Lifestyle and Health Research Group, Faculty of Health Care, University of Applied Science, Hogeschool Utrecht in the Netherlands. Furthermore he is working part-time in a clinical practice, Medical Centre IMPACT, in Zoetermeer the Netherlands. Jan's research is focused on two aspects: Clinimetrics; validity, reproducibility, responsiveness and feasibility of measurements instruments; and the efficacy and effectiveness of manual therapy management in Neck Disorders. On both subjects he wrote several articles and is still lecturing nationally and internationally, giving courses or presentations. In addition to being Member of the Standards Committee for IFOMT since 1995, Jan organized several congresses on manual therapy in the Netherlands and was Chair of the Scientific Committee of the IFOMT congress 2008 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A1

Lecture

Is a Behavioral Graded Activity Program an option in patients with neck pain? 

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Erik Poulsen DC, MSc


Dr. Poulsen is a 1989 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport and has since worked as a chiropractor in the US, England, Scotland and Denmark. In 2006 he completed his MSc in Advanced Professional Development from the Anglo European Chiropractic College and Portsmouth University and has for the last 10 years had a special clinical and research interest in the hip. He is currently enrolled at University of Southern Denmark as a Ph.D. candidate. His thesis is entitled: ’The clinical diagnosis and conservative management of hip osteoarthritis.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 19

Session C3

Lecture

Chiropractic Management of the Arthritic Hip

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Anthony Rosner Ph.D., LL.D.[Hon.], LLC

 

Anthony Rosner is a champion of interdisciplinary research in the health sciences, serving as Research Director of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, previously having been Director of Research and Education at the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, Director of Research Initiatives at Parker College, Department Administrator in Chemistry at Brandeis University, and Technical Director of multiple laboratories at Beth Israel Hospital [a teaching hospital of Harvard University] and of an affiliate of the Mayo Clinic. He was designated as Humanitarian of the Year in 2000 by the American Chiropractic Association and holds an honorary degree from the National University of Health Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard in Medical Sciences/Biochemistry in 1972.

 

 

Thursday, May 17

Session A2

Chairman, Session A2

Research Session: Presentation of Accepted Research Papers

Friday, May 18

Session B1

Lecture

Deconstructing the Pyramid in Evidence-Based Medicine: A Conceptual Revolution

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Sidney Rubinstein DC, PhD

 

Sidney currently works as a senior researcher at the EMGO+-Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center, Amsterdam. He is Associate Editor for the Cochrane Back Review Group and involved in various systematic reviews. His most recent reviews have focused on the effectiveness of various pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for chronic low-back pain and invasive procedures for neck pain. He currently supervises 2 PhD students as well as MSc students. He has publications in the Cochrane Library, Spine, European Spine Journal, Stroke, and JMPT, among others. He also works 30+ hours in private practice.

 

Friday, May 18

Session B1

Lecture

Translating Practice into Evidence: Contradictions between Clinical Experience and Evidence

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Michel Terheggen MD

 

Friday, May 18

Session B2

Lecture

Injection Therapy – Results from a Systematic Review

   

 


Maurits van Tulder PhD

 

Professor van Tulder is head of the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment section, and Vice-dean, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at the VU University and the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is director of the Musculoskeletal Health Research program of the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research. He is a highly experienced epidemiologist and his main research interests are musculoskeletal disorders, with a methodological focus on systematic reviews and economic evaluation.
 

Professor van Tulder co-editor of the Cochrane Back Review Group, Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal and has been chairman or committee member for at least 5 low back pain and several other clinical guidelines. As such he has led the field in summarising the latest evidence for the management of low back pain. He is a frequent invited speaker at scientific conferences. Professor van Tulder has ample expertise in designing and analysing trials incorporating economic evaluations and systematic reviews. He has published 251 scientific papers; his h-index is 42.

 

Friday, May 18

Session B1

Lecture

Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice: Barriers to Implementation

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Carmen Vleggert-Lankamp, MD

 

Dr Vleggeert-Lankamp is a neurosurgeon with a special interest in surgery of the spinal column. She is dedicated to surgery of deformities of the craniocervical spine and has a special interest in surgery of congenital spine deformities, eg achondroplasia. She is coordinating the research in spine surgery and related topics that is organized in the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in cooperation with the Medical Centre Haaglanden in the the Leiden/the Hague neurosurgical centre. This research group has a prominent role in local, national and international research topics involving surgical, epidemiological and health technology issues concerning the spinal column.

 

Friday, May 18

Session B2

Lecture

Surgical Protocols

   

 


Julius Wolkenfelt MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 19

Session B2

Lecture

Clinical Indications for Hip Replacement and Post-Operative Care

   

 


 


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