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 quacks 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? Identity Too medicalized limit our scope of practise Too much paperwork Too academic. Not alternative health care profession any more.
ECU involved in ENQA CEN 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.
EPHA 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? 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
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 Philosophy
What can the ECU do for you? Croatia Turkey Hungary Sweden
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