ACC-RAC Conference Background

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:

Premier
Standard Process

Platinum
Foot Levelers
Platinum
NCMIC

Silver
ChiroTouch
Bronze
Performance Health
Bronze (NEW)
ChiroHealthUSA
Bronze
Visual Outcomes

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

History and Purpose of the ACC-RAC Conference

The ACC-RAC Conference has grown to be the premier chiropractic educational conference drawing the profession’s leaders from around the world. The ACC-RAC program held its first conference as the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1994. These early conferences consisted of the ACC Working Group Meetings in addition to scientific peer-reviewed presentations. The ACC Working Group meetings provide an opportunity for the administration and staff from the ACC member chiropractic educational institutions to meet, collaborate, and plan for the future of the chiropractic profession. The ACC scientific peer-reviewed sessions, provide an opportunity for the research community to gather and share their latest findings. In 2002, the ACC Educational Conference expanded to hold a joint conference in conjunction with the Research Agenda Conference (RAC).

The RAC originally grew out of an initiative from the US Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA). In 1995, a contract was awarded to develop and execute a meeting designed primarily to improve the emerging research capacity, knowledge, and productivity of chiropractic science, which became the RAC meetings. Much of the work generated from the RAC meetings have been published in journals, such as the position papers published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Since the 2002 joint ACC and RAC meeting, the conference is now held as one conference, the ACC-RAC.

The ACC-RAC is designed to meet the needs of the chiropractic academic and research community and provides an outlet for discussion of our shared educational, scholarly and research-related enterprises. ACC-RAC has also become the major venue for the pre-publication presentation of new data from the educational, clinical, and basic science domains that comprise the chiropractic knowledge base.

The annual ACC-RAC brings together faculty, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners to discover and share new knowledge to help solve the challenges inherent in the educational sector of our profession that is both growing and facing new opportunities and challenges. Each year, the multidisciplinary Program Planning Committee decides on a timely and important theme to focus the plenary presentations and workshops. The theme for this year’s program is “Developing Leaders: Faculty, Education and Research.”

We continue our commitment to educational excellence. This year we celebrate our 27th meeting. The 2020 program demonstrates the commitment of the conference organizers to provide the attendees with the best possible information from recognized experts in a variety of presentation formats. Every attempt has been made to identify and provide topics for several specific audiences so that everyone comes away with valuable information. We hope that you will agree this is a “do not miss” event.

Enjoy the conference!