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Postgraduate chiropractic education

The European Academy of Chiropractic (EAC) is the academic arm of the European Chiropractors’ Union. It assists member associations in improving access to lifelong learning for chiropractors through continuing professional development (CPD), including a structured Graduate Education Programme (GEP), and liaison with other academic institutions.

It is run by an Executive Council of five:

Chair: Igor Dijkers

Educational Development: Guillaume Pablo

Professional Development: Michael Vaarst

ECU Vice President: Chris Mikus

ECU Secretary General: Jim Pettipher

Membership of the EAC is open to all chiropractors who are full members of ECU member national associations and to faculty members of ECCE-accredited educational institutions.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The EAC recommends that all ECU chiropractors complete a minimum of 30 hours of CPD activity each year as an essential part of their clinical practice. This activity includes attendance at conferences and seminars, including the biennial ECU Convention which includes the presentation of original research. Approved CPD also includes online learning, particularly through the EAC’s own website, which provides accredited courses delivered by experts.

Global Education Network for Chiropractic (GEN-C)

GEN-C is another evidence-based online education resource available to ECU chiropractors. It is a partnership initiative of leading chiropractic professional bodies – the EAC, Chiropractic Australia and the Royal College of Chiropractors.