Out and About: AECC University College at BCA and WFC Education Conferences

A busy autumn has seen us attending a number of conferences.

A fresh, new feel to this year’s British Chiropractic Association’s (BCA) autumn conference saw chiropractors from all over the UK attend the event hosted in Birmingham. Taking place across Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, the days were packed with speaker presentations and workshops focused on the theme ‘Chiropractic: it’s all about the patient’.

This year’s President Lecture was presented by Alison Dantas, and talks and workshops came from the likes of Mike Stewart (Know Pain), Jørgen Jevne (Make Exercise Exciting) and Professor Maffulli on shockwave therapy.

During the evening awards ceremony, the BCA bestowed a very special award on our very own Principal, Professor Haymo Thiel. World Federation of Chiropractic's Secretary-General and Honorary Fellow of AECC University College, Richard Brown presented Professor Thiel with the BCA's Lifetime Achievement Award, a fitting accolade for our Principal who has given many years of service to the chiropractic profession and to the association.

AECC University College alumna, Amy Miller, was awarded Chiropractor of the Year 2018. Amy is currently undertaking her PhD at Bournemouth University in investigating our University College and BU student-led, inter-professional Newborn Feeding Clinic.

We’re very proud of both Professor Thiel and Amy Miller, two great examples of how our expertise has shaped and is constantly shaping the world of health science.

We were also well represented at the recent World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) Education Conference held at the British Medical Association in London, where many of our academic staff from our School of Chiropractic, led by Head of School Phillip Dewhurst, were giving platform and poster presentations.

Phillip Dewhurst commented: “I was extremely proud to see so many academic staff and researchers from AECC University College’s School of Chiropractic at the WFC/ACC Chiropractic Education Conference. We had a number of staff presenting, showing our continued engagement with, and innovation within, the global chiropractic education community. Our involvement at this conference demonstrates our commitment to high quality education and education research, and how we are committed to the profession and the education of chiropractors.”

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