The job of President of the Council on Upper Cervical Care never leaves you! Today I get to take a moment to update everyone on the latest happenings within the ICA’s Council on Upper Cervical Care (CUCC). I will do my best to be brief, relevant, inspiring, and enlightening. Here we go.
The CUCC is alive and well and here for the long term! Now that the second round of DCCJP Diplomates have graduated and the third class is underway, the council now has its sights set on the expansion of its many important committees. The board of directors has been working very hard on multiple initiatives that are designed to preserve and protect specific upper cervical chiropractic for generations to come. Here is what just a few of our committees have been up to:
What is “upper cervical chiropractic” anyhow? The CUCC Standards Committee has been working over the last few YEARS to create a document to answer just that question. The final touches are being put on the initial version and you can expect to see it very soon.
Many people are asking about cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging and if they can use it in their state. There are many layers to getting state approval and the CUCC is working on that very hard. There have been key breakthroughs in the last few months on educational and political levels that will help to secure a chiropractor’s right to utilize CBCT in their clinic. Stay tuned for confirmations and big announcements in the fall. In the meantime, please reach out to the CUCC prior to any purchases of CBCT units and prior to engaging with your state boards.
Speaking of state boards, our political action committee is open for member support! If you would like to help connect the CUCC with your specific state or country’s needs and/or would like to get plugged into your state or region’s board but don’t know where to start, then please contact Dr. Terry McCosky. Dr. McCosky is looking for state representation from CUCC members from every state and region across the globe.
The above 3 committees and their tasks are just a sampling of what the council has been up to. As you can imagine, every task undertaken requires time, talent, and money. We need your support in all three areas. You can start the process by visiting the CUCC website and making sure your membership is up to date. Your profession needs your help and these initiatives will not complete themselves without involvement from doctors like you.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about your council on upper cervical care. We are here to serve you and this great profession and I for one am honored to be a part of that mission. I so look forward to speaking with many of you one on one in the months to come. Together we can continue to protect, preserve, and advance upper cervical work for the greater good of all mankind.
Ian Bulow DC DCCJP
President, ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care
The 2019 ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care Symposium Was a Tremendous Success!!
Doctors and students from all over the world gathered in Denver last month for the Upper Cervical Event of the Year! We had an amazing speaker line-up, paper presentations, an expert panel, and President’s reception where we celebrated the 2nd Diplomate class graduation and gave a number of prestigious awards.
Congratulations to the 2019 Diplomates!
Geoffrey Besso, DC
Jeremy Barone, DC
Clark E. Benson, DC
Jaime Browning, DC
Christopher Chapman, DC
Michael Foran, DC
Mylene Hopf, DC
Sarah Johnson, DC
Noah Kaplan, DC
Jared Kohler, DC Benjamin Kuhn, DC
Jordan Landholm, DC
Kevin Lin, DC
Christi Osborne, DC
Brent Owens, DC
Rion Peddy, DC
Brian Pokorski, DC
Tonia Rogers, DC
Kevin Segall, DC
Christopher Slininger, DC
George Sooley, DC
Jennifer Taylor, DC
Devin Young, DC
The Award Winners Included:
BJ Palmer Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Roy Sweat
In honor of a lifetime of achievement in the philosophy, science, and art of upper cervical chiropractic.
Upper Cervical Chiropractor of the Year – Dr. Ian Bulow
Given in recognition of services and contributions, which have made a lasting impact in upper cervical chiropractic
Upper Cervical Researcher of the Year - Dr. Charmaine Herman
In sincere appreciation of the research contributions made to the field of upper cervical chiropractic.
The Innate Clinic Award – Arete Chiropractic
To the team of unique individuals that come together to facilitate a better expression of life and health in their clinic and community
The Impact Award – Dr. Stan Pierce, Jr.
Awarded to any individual (Chiropractor, Chiropractic student, advocate, philanthropist, or otherwise) who has made a lasting impact on the progress and development of upper cervical chiropractic
If you missed out on the symposium this year, unfortunately, it won’t be held again until 2021 in Atlanta. Hope to see you all there!
The first Clinical Rounds is set for the weekend of August 9-10th. Dr. Rick Cockwill is hosting.
Clinical Grand Rounds were created in 2017 and are designed to offer Diplomates, Fellows, current members of the Council on Upper Cervical Care and other chiropractic professionals an opportunity to enhance knowledge and clinical expertise.
The Clinical Grand Rounds include interesting and unique live cases or case reports that the doctor will present and take you through their assessment and outcomes. They will share their unique protocols, thought processes and clinical pearls from their experience.
The format is similar to what you will or have experienced in the Diplomat program: a weekend presentation at the office of a clinician. These are small group presentations allowing for advanced discussions. Space is limited and enrollment is limited to ten (10) Doctors.
Each of the Rounds will be announced by email first to Fellows and Diplomates, then to Candidates in the Diplomate Programs, then to Council Members and finally to Doctors of Chiropractic.
All registrations will be done through the ICA Council website
Grand Rounds are held on weekends (Friday / Saturday or Saturday / Sunday)
Presentations are eight to twelve (8-12) hours over two days
Attendance Certificate is presented but Clinical Rounds are not CE accredited
Evaluations will be used to recommend Clinicians for future Grand Rounds
Are you a Member of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care yet?
If you are committed to the development of the Upper Cervical profession the Upper Cervical Council provides you with an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.
In the last 6 years, the UC council has graduated 2 classes of upper cervical diplomates and enrolled a third class, published a research paper in the Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Assoc. added upper cervical specific questions to the National Board Exams, and connected in a significant way with four North American chiropractic schools to help support upper cervical education in the classroom.
These projects are just the start, and if you feel passionate about upper cervical care and it's continued success in chiropractic and in health care this is how you can contribute.