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    • Chiropractic Association of Ireland
      Annual Conference 2010, Cork
    • Øystein Ogre D.C., FEACWho am I?
      Palmer College 1980
      Private practicesince 1981
      Editor ofthe NCA Journal 1982-84
      MemberofExecutiveCouncil and secretary NCA 1984-88
      Foundingboardmember FICS 1987-92
      President ofX-ray Committee 1988-92
      President of NCA Sports Chiropractic Committee 1992-96
      Vice president NCA 2001-2
      Academiccoordinator NCA 2001-2002
      BoardmemberNorwegian Back Pain Society 2001-2006
      President NCA 2002-2010
    • Europe; diverse landscape
    • The development of chiropractic in Norway
      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
    • Recognition and rights
      1935: NCA founded
      1975: Reimbursement if patient referred from MD
      1988: Legislation
      2006: extended rights
    • 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
      2000-2010Golden age of chiropractic
    • What did we loose?
      Too medicalized
      limit our scope of practise
      Too much paperwork
      Too academic. Not alternative health care profession any more.
    • ECU involved in
      Written Declaration
      Careers Guidance Advisors
      European Health Forum
    • 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.
      Monitor and be updated
      EURICAM and Cambrella
      Evaluate if involvement is beneficial to the profession
    • Vision:Chiropractic 50 years from now
      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
    • Why should one support the NA or the ECU?
      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
    • 1, 2 or more associations?
      In favour or against performing abortions
      In favour or against vaccinations
      In favour or against chiropractors prescribing drugs
      In favour or against the VSC
    • What can the ECU do for you?
    • What can the ECU do for you in Ireland?
      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
    • Info on chiropractic in Europe
    • Thank you for your attention
      Q & A