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July 24, 2008 - Drs. Jamie and Joel Richards, of London, Ont., were recently part of a 25-chiropractor team who travelled to Panama to deliver chiropractic adjustments to more than 60,000 people over a five-day period. 
Biotanika and the National Research Council Canada (NRC)  have signed a collaborative research agreement bridging expertise from a private company and a federal R&D organization, and involving teams drawn from Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
The fight for chiropractic in Brazil took an ugly turn on the evening of Thursday, June 26 when the federal police, acting upon a complaint from physiotherapy (PT)  leaders, challenged visiting doctors of chiropractic from the  Palmer Colleges Clinics Abroad for being engaged illegally in the practice of physiotherapy. 
Friday, September 12, 2008 is the date set for Canada’s Third Upper Cervical Symposium, a non-profit education event with proceeds being donated to the Ralph R. Gregory Foundation to help fund research and education of upper cervical care.  The symposium will feature a wide variety of topics ranging from research to regulatory issues.
University of British Columbia researchers have invented a sports helmet that reduces direct impact to the neck by up to 56 per cent, according to preliminary tests.
Korea’s 120 doctors of chiropractic are opposed not only by the medical profession but also oriental MDs, and still face prosecutions and fines for practicing their profession. From June 4-7, the World Federation of Chiropractic held their Annual Council meeting in Seoul, to give support to the Korean Chiropractic Association (KCA) which is fighting for legislation to recognize and regulate chiropractic practice in Korea.
Emboldened by a multi-million dollar lawsuit recently launched in Alberta, a Saskatoon woman is resuming her battle to have the controversial practice of chiropractic neck manipulation stopped.
Lawyers for Sandra and David Nette, an Alberta couple who've launched a $500 million class action lawsuit against a chiropractor, the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors, and the provincial government, are asking other patients to step forward and join the fight.

The Orthotic Group announced its partnership with ObusForme on June 10, 2008.

An Alberta woman has launched a class action suit against chiropractic in that province.  The suit, filed on Thursday, June 12 in Edmonton, is asking for more than a half billion dollars in damages not only for the victim, Sandy Nette and her husband, David, but for an entire class – anyone in Alberta treated or harmed by chiropractors who deliver what the suit calls "inappropriate and non-beneficial adjustments."
The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has received a landmark grant to investigate mechanotransduction - the manner  in which physical treatment is communicated between tissues to achieve its effect.
On May 28, 2008, the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health with respect to their study on the statutory review of the 10 Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care.
Lifelong friends in chiropractic, Drs. Bob Hoffman and Dennis Perman intertwined a dual theme of emotional engagement and personal fulfillment to a house full of D.C.’s, and their staff members, who attended the York-Peel Chiropractic Society Spring Seminar at the Yorkdale Holiday Inn in Toronto on Tuesday, April 8.
Interprofessional health care has become increasingly important, as health-care workers come to understand how teamwork can facilitate more effective and efficient patient care. The Interprofessional Committee (IPC), a subdivision of the Student Canadian Chiropractic Association (SCCA) works to promote and educate students on interprofessionalism. Our aim is to enhance interprofessional communication and develop relations between chiropractic students and other health-care professionals.

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