November 19, 2014—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announces that Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD, a respected author and expert in evidence- based medicine whose work has helped to advance the understanding and treatment of spinal disorders, will give the keynote address during the inaugural McAndrews Leadership Lecture at the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC), Feb. 25–28, 2015, in Washington, DC.
NCLC is the premier national conference for doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic assistants, and chiropractic doctoral students. The event prepares the profession’s leaders—current and future—for success by exposing them to important professional briefings, cutting-edge education programs, and giving them opportunities to meet with elected officials and colleagues.
Haldeman’s presentation will focus on the historical challenges of chiropractic clinical practice and how current movements such as evidence-based practice and value-based payment models will influence how and where doctors of chiropractic practice and their role in the continuum of care.
“We are honored to welcome Scott Haldeman to NCLC 2015,” said ACA President Anthony W. Hamm, DC. “His work provides invaluable insight into the future of healthcare practice and how the chiropractic profession can continue to adapt and thrive for the benefit of our patients.”
Haldeman is well known for his published works on the management and the economics of spinal disorders. He is an authority on evidence-based medicine and guidelines development who served on the federal government’s Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults and on the Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.
A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and the University of British Columbia medical school, Haldeman holds a PhD in neurophysiology. He currently serves as an associate professor of neurology at the University of California at Irvine.
In addition to Haldeman, NCLC’s professional development program features nationally recognized authorities such as Elise Hewitt, DC; James Lehman, DC; Phil Arnone, DC; Ted Carrick, DC, PhD; William Lauretti, DC; Steven Kraus, DC; Mitch Mally, DC; and Jerrold Simon, DC. More than 50 hours of continuing education and 20 plus CEUs will be available. Registration for NCLC 2015 is now open. Visit www.acatoday.org/NCLC for more information.