February 8, 2012 — Parker University held the Starlight Soirée, the premier chiropractic research event, Jan. 20, during Parker Seminars Las Vegas. The event raised nearly $33,000 for chiropractic research.
Parker Seminar attendees, industry professionals, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors attended the most elegant night in chiropractic to raise research funds for the profession and recognize chiropractic research accomplishments.
The soirée featured hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, and special wandering entertainment, including Las Vegas Show Girls, Elvis, and Marilyn Monroe impersonators, a magician, caricaturists, and more.
Event proceeds will directly support a research project that determines the effects of chiropractic care for scoliosis patients.
Scoliosis affects the spines of many children, teenagers, and adults. Scoliosis can impact the quality of life with limited activity, pain, or reduced respiratory function. The proposed clinical research is designed to scientifically document the changes that result from chiropractic care of scoliosis.
“If every chiropractor spent time, energy, and effort to reading research and financially supported research initiatives, imagine what that would do for our profession,” said Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars, clinics, research, and continuing education of Parker University.
During the soirée, The Drugless Research Hall of Fame Award was presented to the fourth inductee, Dr. Gregory Cramer, professor and dean of research and professor of anatomy at National University of Health Sciences. Cramer was honored with the award because of his dedication to chiropractic research and pursuit of excellence as a chiropractor to impact the health care of the world without drugs. He is particularly interested in both human and animal research designed to determine the mechanisms of action of chiropractic adjusting.
If you’re interested in contributing to support chiropractic research, please contact the office of development at 877.971.9525.
Source: Parker University, parker.edu