January 7, 2010 — According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt will deliver the keynote address at the 2010 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) with the Chiropractic Summit.
The event will take place Feb. 24-27 in Washington, D.C. Ret. Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead, spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, will also speak.
Gephardt, one of Washington’s most respected and well-known political figures, served as the congressman of Missouri’s 3rd congressional district for 28 years and helped to pass landmark reforms to healthcare, pensions, education, energy independence and trade policy. Today, he heads Gephardt Government Affairs, a political consulting firm that has been working with ACA since October to promote the inclusion of pro-chiropractic provisions in national healthcare reform bills.
Chiropractic Summit partners will also be present at the 2010 NCLC. The Chiropractic Summit, a collaborative group of more than 40 chiropractic organizations, is working cooperatively on critical issues affecting the profession and will meet during NCLC this year to discuss strategies related to healthcare reform.
NCLC is the chiropractic profession’s most important public policy event. During the course of the meeting, hundreds of doctors of chiropractic and students from across the country will meet with members of Congress and advocate for issues that matter most to them and their patients.
For more information on attending NCLC 2010 with the Chiropractic Summit, visit www.acatoday.org/NCLC.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org