May 6, 2004 Issue
In This Issue
Life University Will Keep Their Campus
In a stunning and wonderful chain of events Life University will be able to retain their campus. Months ago, with a dwindling enrollment, the Life University Board of Trustees and previous administration signed an agreement with the college next door, Southern Polly State University (SPSU), to sell the campus and lease back only the buildings it needed to stay in business. Most of the beautiful campus would have gone to SPSU and be lost forever.
With the hiring of Dr Guy Riekeman, and the increase in both funds and students Life University was looking for a way to stop the sale of the campus. However, the deal was iron clad and could only be stopped by the Georgia State Board of Regents refusing the deal. This scenario seemed unlikely as SPSU was getting a 55 million dollar campus for just over 32 million.
The Board of Regents met in late April to discuss and vote on the matter. It was generally expected that they would rubber stamp the deal and Life would lose their campus. However, in a stunning turn of events, it appears that many of the Regent members were lobbied to deny the deal and the outcome was a table and ultimately a killing of the deal. The result is that Life gets to retain their campus!
ICA Board Urges Immediate Halt To "PACE" Implementation
The Board of Directors of the International Chiropractors Association has urged a halt to the PACE program being promoted by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) for the regulation of chiropractic relicensure education. During their Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC, April 30th - May 1st, the ICA Board adopted a formal resolution of opposition to the PACE initiative. ICA urges all chiropractic state examining boards, state chiropractic organizations, colleges and continuing education providers to join in the effort to have PACE withdrawn by the FCLB, and to not participate should the PACE program continue forward.
For nearly two years, ICA has sponsored a PACE Study Group chaired by ICA Board Member Dr. Gary Walsemann of New Hampshire, 12-year veteran of his own state's board of chiropractic examiners. The results of this study process were the basis of ICA's Board action. "Despite promises of major changes in the initial proposal, ICA can find no compelling evidence that the initial objectives and terms of the PACE proposal have been altered by its proponents," said Dr. Walsemann. "This proposal represents a new layer of extra-legal regulation that will, despite all of the assurances given by its advocates, add an unaccountable, unregulated and unnecessary addition to the burden an already hard-pressed chiropractic profession will have to bear, and should be withdrawn."
Among ICA's top concerns are:
Of the more than 2,000 individual doctors of chiropractic and the several dozen organizations with whom ICA has consulted or had unsolicited contact, all are in opposition to this proposal because of the many elements outlined above.
ICA urges all state chiropractic board representatives that will be attending the Denver FCLB Annual Conference to speak and vote in opposition to the PACE proposal.
"This issue cuts across all geographic, philosophical and organizational lines, and ICA wants to be very clear about its opposition to the PACE proposal. The lack of willingness of PACE proponents to make anything other than cosmetic changes means that the initiative still retains the potential for the grossest abuse. We have no choice but to call for its demise," Dr. Walsemann concluded.
Cleveland Conferences is Coming to Kansas City in June 2004
After a successful inaugural event in Los Angeles in 2003, Cleveland Conferences is coming to the heartland -- Kansas City to be exact. Mark your calendar today for June 10-13, 2004 and join colleagues from around the country to celebrate the principle, practice and passion of chiropractic.
Cleveland Conferences is much more than a license renewal seminar (although it’s been submitted for 24 hours). In fact, it’s license renewal with a kick! Some of the greatest speakers in chiropractic will be on hand, including Drs. Bruce Lipton, Larry Markson, Bob Hoffman, Carl S. Cleveland III, Daryl Wills, C.J. Mertz, John Triano, John Demartini, Gary Guebert and more. Dennis Eschbach, D.C., and Drew Spivak, D.V.M., will team up for a fascinating presentation on Animal Chiropractic. And don’t miss a musical performance by special guest Larry Gatlin of the world-famous Gatlin Brothers!
The event will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City. To register today, call 1-800-628-9592. See you in Kansas City – at the Cleveland Conference!
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Why I Recommend Now You Know; by Dr. Jay Handt
Undoubtedly, the best way to keep your patients informed, educated and up-to-date in their high-speed, ever-changing world is by incorporating a Now You Know website into your patient protocol!
Now You Know has mastered the art of crunching all of this information into bite-sized, understandable pieces, so you can benefit from your patients greater understanding of Chiropractic and it’s place in modern health and wellness care.
Both you and I know that patient education is the cornerstone of any large referral practice. What better way to enhance your Report of Finding or orientation than by having your patients do what they do best . . . spend time on the web! My Now You Know website not only helps my patients learn about Chiropractic, but it gives them the tools to share Chiropractic and my office with their family and friends! They are actually proud that their Chiropractor is on the cutting edge of technology! They have the pleasure of showing off your office without ever leaving their home or office.
In the past, most patients used to say, “If I could just get my friends to meet you and see the office, I know they’d start under care. BUT, they won’t come in.” Now, if I get this “Mohammed won’t come to the mountain,” reaction, we encourage our patient to “bring the mountain to Mohammed!” They introduce friends and family to their Chiropractor and The New York Chiropractic Life Center via my website! It’s definitely one of the best referral tools out there! It’s non-confrontational, highly visual and totally accessible!
There is a lot of chiropractic news that makes the general media world-wide. Not all the news is good, but it is worth knowing about. To help keep you informed, Now You Know has added this Chiro-News section with links to some of the various news items about chiropractic. To see the articles, please click on the headline link below.
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