November 26, 2012 — Last Thursday, American Chiropractic Association (ACA) President Keith Overland, DC, made history when he became the first president of the ACA to speak in front of Life University’s assembly of students.
Overland took the opportunity to discuss chiropractic and what ACA hopes to accomplish for the profession moving forward. Overland’s arrival was preceded by a heightened sense of interest among the students — some positive about his speaking and some not. Former Life alumnus Robert Leach, DC, was in attendance and said, “Dr. Overland surprised many by telling several hundred students about his own career and the motif of discrimination against him as a chiropractor.”
Leach added, “Dr. Overland masterfully built a case that the profession must fight daily to combat discrimination against doctors and against our profession.”
Following his remarks, Overland participated in a question and answer session in which students had the opportunity to address important issues such as ACA’s stance on prescription drugs in the profession and ACA’s support of the Council for Chiropractic Education (CCE).
Overland also emphasized the idea of unity during his visit stating, “Our profession is too small to remain divided, and that in fact there is high agreement on about 95 percent of issues confronting us. Primarily, that all patients should be able to access the care of a doctor of chiropractic without artificial barriers placed in their way.”
Source: American Chiropractic Association, acatoday.org