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Committee Highlights


Conference Committee

The Clinical Rounds presentations continue for Upper Cervical Council members. These are small group formats with live patient experiences.  

The second Clinical Rounds took place in Calgary Alberta at Dr. Jeff Scholten's office on September 8,9, 2017.

Dr. Jeff had three guest speakers present on how paraprofessionals can integrate care to maximize health outcomes for their patients. An optometrist who works with binocular vision, a massage therapist who works with pelvic structural alignment and a neuromuscular dentist all did excellent presentations.

Dr. Scholten then presented two complex cases which were excellently prepared. We masterminded each case from our own unique perspectives and came up with recommendations on how to best manage these cases. It was an extraordinary opportunity to learn in an advanced and unique way and all who attended had nothing but great things to say about their experience.

We are looking forward to the next clinical rounds with Dr. Evans and Dr. Beebe hosting on November 11,12, 2017 in Portsmouth New Hampshire. All Upper Cervical Council members are encouraged to come. 

To get involved with opportunities like these join the Upper Cervical Council

Education Committee

Is working with Sherman College of Chiropractic to create a 2 1-hour Upper Cervical Rationale Courses that will be offered as online CE courses for Doctors in the field and students.

Nominating Committee

Upper Council Members are encouraged to vote this month for the election of 3 Directors to the Board of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care. Contact Molly at the ICA for a ballot if you have not already received one by email. 

Research Committee  

Dr. Todd Hubbard has recently been appointed to the research chair position for the Council. Dr. Hubbard has been responsible for many important upper cervical research projects and will be a great asset to the Council.

Welcome, Dr. Hubbard!


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 4 years, the UC council has graduated it's first class of upper cervical diplomates and enrolled a second 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.

Go to to join or renew today!

Call for Papers for 1st Upper Cervical Symposium:
Deadline for submission is November 1, 2017.  

A segment of the upcoming symposium has been reserved for the presentation of research papers.   The Committee has issued a Call for Papers for both platform and poster presentations. 

Doctors of Chiropractic in private practice and faculty from chiropractic educational institutions are invited to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the first Annual Symposium of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care to be held June 21-23, 2018 at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego, California.

Abstracts/Summaries of papers should not exceed 500 words.  Best submissions will be selected for platform or poster presentation.  Platform presenters will be allowed 10 minutes to present their paper which should include power point. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the conference weekend.

Only abstracts of original, previously unpublished papers will be considered.  

Research submissions should be in the areas of:
          ● Chiropractic upper cervical care (case studies accepted)
          ● Basic science research with applicability to chiropractic upper cervical procedures
          ● Upper Cervical education
          ● Population/surveillance studies of patient populations and upper cervical care
          ● Upper Cervical procedures
Submission requirements:
     ■ Submissions must include appropriate sections such as Introduction, Objectives/Purpose. Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References. Papers must be submitted in ONE document file in WORD (not PDF). References are expected but within reason.
     ■First page must include the following:
               ●Title of paper
              ●Author (s) name (s), Degrees
              ●Affiliation (if any) to any institution
              ●Complete address
              ●Postal/Zip Code

●Deadline for submission is November 1, 2017.  Papers submitted after deadline will not be considered.  ●All selected presenters will be notified by December 1, 2017. 
●Submissions will be rejected without review if they do not meet the submission requirements.
●All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers
●All accepted presenters (platform and paper) must register and attend the conference.

Practitioners and academia interested in submitting papers should contact Dr. Bo Rochester at for paper submissions guidelines call the Council office at 571-765-7554.

SAVE THE DATE JUNE 21-23, 2018
ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care to Hold 1st Annual Symposium in San Diego

The ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care has announced it will be holding its First Annual Symposium in June of next year. The symposium is confirmed for June 21-23, 2018 at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego, California.

The conference committee, headed by Dr. Scott Bales, revealed that the program will be mix of clinical topics on advanced spinal care, imaging, interdisciplinary case management, research, and more.  A distinguished slate of speakers has already been confirmed. It includes Arthur Croft, PhD, DC, MPH; Jeff Scholten, DC, FCCJP; Scott Rosa, DC, BCAO, FCCJP (Hon); Julie Mayer Hunt, DC, DICCP, FCCJP; David Harshfield, MD; Gerry Clum, DC; and Scott Bales, DC, DCCJP.  More speakers are expected to be added in the near future.
More information about registration, hotel reservations and schedule will be posted in the coming months on the Council’s website at  In the meantime, all DCs interested in learning more about advanced spinal care and research should reserve these dates –June 21-23, 2018.

Join the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care and help bring Upper Cervical Care to the world!

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