Conference Theme: Subluxation Correction: Essential to Patient-Centered Care
On October 1–2, 2016, Sherman College of Chiropractic will host the 13th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic.
The theme for 2016 is Subluxation Correction: Essential to Patient-Centered Care. Much has been written and discussed on the topic of patient-centered care (PCC) in recent years. A working definition of patient-centered care that may be helpful in constructing an IRAPS submission is: “Relationship-based primary care that meets the individual patient and family’s needs, preferences, and priorities” (from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).
How does the location, analysis, correction of vertebral subluxation (LACVS) fit into patient- centered care? This question and others similar to it will be addressed at the conference, which will include:
a) A keynote speaker offering a vision for chiropractic’s future in research and context of the theme.
b) Presentation of abstracts (podium or poster)
c) An interactive panel discussion
The goal of IRAPS 2016 is to bring together leaders in philosophy and research as well as practitioners who are centered on the vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide regarding the subluxation model of chiropractic. Our intent is to foster a view that the chiropractic profession is centered on vertebral subluxation, based on vitalism, dedicated to research and developing a discipline of philosophy.
- April 1, 2016: Deadline for submissions
- April 15, 2016: Notification to authors
- April 22, 2016: Author confirmation to present
- Conference Location: Spartanburg, SC, at the Spartanburg Marriott (downtown Spartanburg)
- Conference Dates: October 1-2, 2016
- Conference Link: www.sherman.edu/iraps
Abstracts are to take the form of short papers having approximately 300 words. References are expected. Use 12 point font size throughout abstract.
Topic examples for this year’s abstracts may include:
- How LACVS fits into the patient-centered model of health care.
- Does patient-centered care include concepts contained in chiropractic philosophy such as vitalism?
The panel topic for this year’s IRAPS is “The Relationship Between Subluxation-Centered Care and Patient-Centered Care.” As with abstract submissions, panelists will be selected using a peer-review process. Potential panelists will submit the following information in a Word document, explaining why they should be selected, based on his or her: a) level of interest in the topic, b) why there is an interest, and c) qualifications relative to the topic.
Each submission undergoes a peer-reviewed process. Preference will be given to submissions that relate to the theme. If accepted, abstracts will be approved for either a podium, poster, or panelist presentation. Email the submission as a word document to Dr. John Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include CVs for all authors in your email. The brief CV should include author’s educational background and other scholarly accomplishments.
Registration is open and up to 11 hours of continuing education credit will be available; for additional information about the symposium, go to www.sherman.edu/iraps. View the full Call for Submissions at https://www.sherman.edu/intranet/continuing-education/IRAPS2016abstracts.pdf.
Source: Sherman College of Chiropractic