ACC-RAC 2020 Registration Instructions & Policies

ACC-RAC 2020 has been cancelled in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

During this outbreak the health and safety of all has been a priority. ACC has been closely monitoring the developments and the guidance of NIH and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) among others. Nationwide the ongoing and growing threat posed by the virus has overtaken our event. The decision was made to cancel the event after travel bans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, international travelers, our institutions and others resulted in an impossible situation. Other conferences including the American Council on Education cancelled their San Diego conference as well.

Attendees are reminded that they will need to cancel their own travel and hotel reservations. We will be in touch with registrants regarding follow up information.

Our appreciation goes to our team that has been monitoring this difficult situation and also to our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and participants.


Our Sponsors:

Standard Process

Foot Levelers

Performance Health
Bronze (NEW)
Visual Outcomes

National University of Health Sciences
Dynamic Chiropractic
Activator Methods
Texas Chiropractic College
Palmer College of Chiropractic

Each conference participant must register for the conference. Early registration deadline is January 28th. Pre-Registration deadline is March 11th. Payment must be received by March 11th or on-site fee will apply.

Registration Fees – All fees are in US Dollars

Early Registration (Now – January 28) – $479.00
Pre-Registration (January 29 – March 11) – $509.00
On-Site Registration (after March 11) – $549.00
*DC Student Registration (Now – March 11) – $259.00
On-Site DC Student Registration (after March 11) – $279.00
**Advanced Degree / VA Resident Registration (Now – March 11) – $319.00
On-Site Advanced Degree / VA Resident Registration (after March 11) – $339.00
***Spouse/Guest Registration – $200.00
Continuing Education Credits – $120.00

Conference participant and student registration fees include provided meals, breaks, receptions and all events in the program.

*To qualify for DC Student Rate the student must be enrolled full time (a minimum of 9 credit hours) in a Doctor of Chiropractic program at a college or university during March 2020. Proof of student status from the Registrar’s office confirming full time status in a DC program is required. Student rate does not qualify for CE Credits.

**Advanced Degree / VA Resident rate. To qualify for the Advanced Degree rate, the graduate student must be enrolled full time (a minimum of 9 credit hours) at a college or university towards a second or further academic degree. Proof of student status from the Registrar’s office confirming full time status is required. To qualify for the VA Resident rate, proof of VA residency is required.

***Spouse/Guest fee covers breakfast, lunch and receptions only. Spouse/Guests will not be allowed to attend conference sessions. Spouse/Guest rate does not apply to spouses/guests who are both presenting a paper and/or a poster.


ACC-RAC 2020 Conference
Attn: Robyn Patkus
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
4424 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 202
Bethesda, MD 20814


Hotel Reservations

Reservations must be made with Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina no later than February 26th to receive the conference discount rate of $209+ per night for Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 21. Any reservations made after this date will be accepted on a “space available” basis at the then prevailing hotel rates.

Please see Hotel Reservation page

Continuing Education Credits

Applications will be made for continuing education credit from as many states as possible. Updates on CE availability will be posted on the website as state approvals are received. Please see News & Information page for more information.

Conference Schedule

The ACC President’s will meet on Thursday, March 19th from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. The ACC Working Group meetings (CAO’s, Research Directors, etc) will meet from 8:00 am -5:00 pm on Thursday, March 19th as well. All others will be able to travel that day, keeping in mind the Welcoming Reception Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 pm. The conference will begin on Friday, March 20th at 8:00 am and conclude on Saturday, March 21st at 5:15 pm. Please check the website for updated schedule information at updated conference schedule information

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund (less $65 processing fee) of the registration fee will be issued if canceled in writing by the registrant and that notification is received by January 28th. Instead of canceling your registration, you may elect to send a substitute by informing us that you want your registration transferred. No additional fee will be required.

Registrations cancelled between January 29 and February 18 will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. Refunds will not be issued after February 18th. Refunds will be issued by check.

Notification of cancellation may be sent by mail or e-mail to the contact information below. Any registrant canceling by e-mail must receive confirmation from the ACC that the e-mail has been received.

Personal Information/Privacy Policy

Personal Information

Individual contact and professional information is collected during the registration process and will be used to contact you about the meeting. Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors have requested contact information in order to offer attendees certain promotions, specials, incentives, etc. for attending their booths at the conference. You may “opt in” on the registration form if you wish your information to be distributed. Otherwise, the ACC will not share any personal information.


When certain types of sensitive information such as credit card numbers are received during the checkout process, visitors are redirected to a secure server. Appropriate security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected from visitors to the website.


Questions regarding registration please call Robyn Patkus at (301) 652-5066 or email at

Questions regarding your contributed papers please email Dana Lawrence at