DC2017 - A student's perspective

Logan students, staff and faculty at DC2017.

Jonathan Free (pictured fourth from right), a member of the Logan University chapter of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA), recently returned from Washington D.C., where he and Logan students, faculty and staff attended DC2017 - a premier chiropractic conference and program.

Jonathan offered the following insights on the impact of DC2017:

“With over 1,300 students and Doctors of Chiropractic in attendance from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), as well as the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), there was no shortage of inspiration and leadership for students to enjoy over their spring break.

This motivated group of 13 students participated in lobbying on Capitol Hill on March 16. This day entailed meeting with six different representatives and their aides from eastern Missouri who are members of either the Senate or the House of Representatives. This opportunity to advocate for chiropractic was the highlight of the event for many participants. For others, the world class speakers and thought leaders who provided progressive ideas on the future of the profession were the pinnacle of the gathering. 

The countless networking opportunities with current doctors and students from across the United States as well as across the world provided for other students their most memorable moments at the conference. With this experience under the chapter’s belt, a plan to increase advocacy efforts is in the very near future for Logan’s campus.”

Comments (1) -

  • Clarke C. Odden, DC

    3/20/2017 5:40:58 PM |

    More substance, please,of actual possibilities of benefit from the conference for the profession.  
    I am retired now, and not always up on developments in the profession. I do know, however, that there are needed
    changes in the overall thrust in science, marketing and placement in the overall field of health without buckling to a lesser position, and to broaden our applicability in the public's eyes.


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