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  • 1. Annual Conference 2010, Cork
  • 2.  Palmer College 1980  Private practice since 1981  Editor of the NCA Journal 1982-84  Member of Executive Council and secretary NCA 1984-88  Founding board member FICS 1987-92  President of X-ray Committee 1988-92  President of NCA Sports Chiropractic Committee 1992-96  Vice president NCA 2001-2  Academic coordinator NCA 2001-2002  Board member Norwegian Back Pain Society 2001-2006  President NCA 2002- 2010
  • 3. 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Number of students Antall studenter
  • 4. 0 200,000 400,000 600,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 Ant innb pr DC
  • 5.  1922: The first chiropractor in Norway  1960: 4-5 chiropractors  1980: appr. 70 chiropractors  2000: appr.200 chiropractors  2010: ca. 540 chiropractors  300 students abroad
  • 6.  1935: NCA founded  quacks  1975: Reimbursement if patient referred from MD  1988: Legislation  2006: extended rights
  • 7.  Direct reimbursement for all patients  Right to sick leave  Right to refer to medical specialist  Right to refer to hospital  Right to refer to PT  State funding for continuous education  Right to prescribe X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound  Implementation of a 1 yr mandatory internship program  Mandatory 5 days seminar at University of Oslo rel. sick leave  Professor in chiropractic at the University of Stavanger  State funding for supervisors of interns  Chiropractor at University Hospital  8 Phd students  Norwegian Research School for Chiropractors
  • 8.  Identity  Too medicalized  limit our scope of practise  Too much paperwork  Too academic. Not alternative health care profession any more.
  • 9.  ENQA  CEN  Written Declaration  Careers Guidance Advisors  European Health Forum
  • 10.  Promoting Chiropractic in Health Programmes, the Community and to Citizens  Platform on Nutrition and Physical Activity (Straighten Up)  European Network of Health Promotion Schools (Straighten Up)  Eurofound (Inpt. of living and working conditions)  European Science Open Forum (ESOF 2012 Speed Dating). Next meeting is in Dublin 2012.  Involve the profession in EU Health Promotion Initiatives  No smoking; No alcohol, Obesity Day, etc.   To acquire ECU grants and funding by using a European grants Consultancy agency.  EPHA  Monitor and be updated  EURICAM and Cambrella  Evaluate if involvement is beneficial to the profession
  • 11.  Vision process  Chiropractic university program in every country in Europe  Recruitment is crucial  Legislation for chiropractors in all European countries  Task forces  ECU as a catalyst  Acknowledge that the fact that the main job must be done at home
  • 12.  France  16.000 osteopaths  600 chiropractors  In most countries in the world, chiropractic is non- existent or a very marginal group  Others are looking to take over our market  PTs, osteopaths, naprapaths,  Both hands on the wheel
  • 13.  In favour or against performing abortions  In favour or against vaccinations  In favour or against chiropractors prescribing drugs  In favour or against the VSC  Philosophy
  • 14.  Croatia  Turkey  Hungary  Sweden
  • 15.  Orchestrate a work shop  Visioning process  Where do Irish chiropractors want to be in 20 years?  What kind of rights do Irish chiropractors want?  What do we have to do to get these rights?  Task Force on legislation and education
  • 16. Q & A

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