with the theme of the conference – igniting certainty through credibility and
purpose – Dr. Gentempo spoke to attendees about a vision for the second century
of chiropractic. Gentempo, who provided
a challenging but rewarding program that spanned all of Saturday, commented on
the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic, as these are perceived, both
by chiropractors, and those outside of the profession. He explored the dynamics and power of working
with a clear purpose. To help attendees
achieve this purpose, Gentempo defined those foundations of which all chiropractors
are 100 per percent certain, encouraging DCs to use these certainties to bring
clarity and focus to their practice. Solutions
for those credibility challenges which face chiropractic were also presented.
Gentempo entreated DCs to recall that “you do not need new patients – new patients need you.” This, he concluded, will ensure that DCs remain purpose-driven, and this purpose will lead to successful practice, as well as growth of the profession in the future.
Dunn began the program on Sunday morning with a practical and informative
discussion meant to empower chiropractors for meeting challenges currently
facing the profession, especially with respect to the perceived link between
chiropractic manipulation and stroke.
Dunn equipped DCs with clear and accurate knowledge and advice –
representing a shift in current thinking from CAUSATION to RECOGNITION – regarding how to navigate these patient
situations in practice.
Bruce Mahon finished the program with a discussion geared at optimization in financial
management for chiropractors as well as the purpose and value of a professional
show was also available for the over 200 attendees at the conference.
If the purpose of the weekend was for the ACAC to bring together chiropractors from Alberta, as well as other provinces, in a milieu that was respectful, open, constructive and enjoyable, then it can, without a doubt, be said that the conference was a resounding success!