ACAC ignites certainty at 2008 Conference

October 27, 2008
October 26, 2008 - Banff, Alberta – The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) has wrapped up their 2008 conference at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff, Alberta.
Speakers at the conference included the well-known Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association chief operating officer, Dr. Greg Dunn, and financial management team, William and Bruce Mahon.

In keeping 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.

Dr. Greg 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.

William and 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 corporation.     

A trade 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!

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