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BCC
Newsletter
(November,
2009)





BCC
TO
SIGN
TWO
MORE
COLLABORATIVE
AGREEMENTS
WITH

DIFFERENT
DEPARTM...
in
February,
2010.





NEW
PRESIDENT
APPOINTED
TO
THE
FUNDÁCION
PRIVADA

QUIROPRÁCTICA
(FPQ)



The
start
of
December,
20...
semesters).
Upon
returning
from
the
3
week
Xmas
break,
students
will

have
2
more
weeks
of
lectures
followed
by
a
week
of
...
across
the
next
few
years.





BCC
RECOGNISED
AS
OFICIAL
EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTION
BY

SWEDISH
AND
USA
GOVERNMENTAL
DEPARTM...




BCC'S
DIRECTOR
HAS
LETTER
TO
EDITOR
ACCEPTED
FOR

PUBLICATION
IN
THE
PEER­REVIEWED
JOURNAL
'SPINE'.



In
the
last
mon...
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 BCC
Newsletter
(November,
2009)
 
 
 BCC
TO
SIGN
TWO
MORE
COLLABORATIVE
AGREEMENTS
WITH
 DIFFERENT
DEPARTMENTS
OF
THE
UNIVERSITAT
POMPEU
FABRA
 (UPF)
 
 
 As
you
may
already
know,
in
November
of
2008
representatives
of
the
FPQ
 signed
an
initial
collaborative
agreement
with
the
very
well
respected
 public
university
Universitat
Pompeu
Fabra
(UPF).
Additionally,
the
BCC
 has
agreements
with
Banco
Sabadell,
and
two
signed
agreements
with
the
 Universidad
de
Girona
(UdG).
 
 The
initial
agreement
with
the
UPF
established
the
intention
of
both
the
 UPF/idEC
and
the
FPQ/BCC
to
work
together
towards
the
further
 development
of
the
BCC's
programme
of
study.
Now
that
we
have
that
 initial
agreement
it
is
time
to
start
to
further
develop
the
relationship
 between
the
BCC
/FPQ
and
UPF/idEC.
For
the
last
3
months
negotiations
 have
been
underway
with
the
heads
of
different
departments
of
the
UPF
 with
the
intention
of
supplementing
the
initial
signed
agreement
with
 other
working
agreements
and
thereby
further
strengthening
the
bonds
 between
the
BCC
and
UPF.

 
 I
am
now
happy
to
report
that
an
initial
draft
of
a
collaborative
agreement
 has
been
drawn
up
between
the
FPQ/BCC
and
the
UPFs
Library.
 Additionally,
we
now
have
an
initial
draft
of
an
agrement
between
the
FPQ
 and
the
UPF's
very
well
known
and
respected
language
department.
It
is
 expected
that
the
two
new
collaborative
agreements
will
be
ready
to
sign

  2. 2. in
February,
2010.
 
 
 NEW
PRESIDENT
APPOINTED
TO
THE
FUNDÁCION
PRIVADA
 QUIROPRÁCTICA
(FPQ)
 
 The
start
of
December,
2009
was
marked
by
a
landmark
event
for
the
 BCC/FPQ
in
that
the
FPQ
appointed
a
new
President.
The
Foundation's
 President
of
the
last
2
years,
Dr.
Adrian
Wenban,
stepped
down
as
is
 required
if
he
is
to
take
on
the
role
of
Director
of
the
BCC.

 
 I
am
very
happy
to
inform
you
that
the
newly
appointed
FPQ
President
is
 Dr.
Gregory
Veggia.

 
 Dr.
Veggia
is
French
born
chiropractor
who
has
lived
and
practiced
here
in
 Barcelona
for
the
last
14
years.
Dr.
Veggia,
a
graduate
of
Life
Chiropractic
 College
West,
has
been
a
member
of
the
AEQ
throughout
that
period
and
 has
previously
served
as
Vice
President
(International)
of
the
AEQ.

 
 
 BCC'S
FIRST
COHORT
OF
STUDENTS
­
WHO
ARE
THEY?
 
 The
BCC
has
a
total
of
29
students
in
its
first
class.
The
students
range
in
 age
from
18
to
45
with
the
mean
age
being
approximately
28.
A
number
of
 the
students
already
hold
university
degrees
‐
(1
MD,
1PT,
2
Osteopaths,
 one
student
has
a
PhD,
and
6
other
students
have
a
BSc
or
a
BA
in
an
 unrelated
field
of
study).
By
country
of
origin,
the
students
are
also
quite
a
 diverse
group
‐
13
from
Spain,
5
from
Italy,
3
from
USA,
2
from
Germany,
 and
i
from
each
of
the
following
‐
France,
Brazil,
Chile,
Sweden,
United
 Kingdom,
Holland.
The
students
have
elected
2
student
representatives
 who
act
as
spokes
persons
for
the
group
during
the
Student/Staff
Liaison
 Committee
meetings,
and
who
also
attend
a
number
of
the
BCC's
other
 committee
meetings.
 
 
 BCC's
FIRST
COHORT
OF
STUDENTS
ALMOST
1/10th
THE
WAY
 THROUGH
THEIR
5
YEAR
PROGRAMME
OF
STUDY.
 
 For
the
students
and
staff
at
BCC
that
equates
to
the
completion
of
the
first
 11
weeks
of
their
first
semester
(each
year
is
made
up
of
two
13
week

  3. 3. semesters).
Upon
returning
from
the
3
week
Xmas
break,
students
will
 have
2
more
weeks
of
lectures
followed
by
a
week
of
study
break
and
then
 1
week
of
exams.

 
 
 BCC
APPOINTS
TWO
EXTERNAL
EXPERTS/EXAMINERS
 
 In
the
first
8
weeks
of
classes
students
have
had
the
opportunity
to
attend
 lectures
by
invited
speakers
from
Holland,
Spain,
Wales,
Australia,
and
the
 USA.
The
speaker
from
Wales
was
Professor
Bernard
Moxham
who
is
 Director
of
Teaching
at
Cardiff
University's
School
of
Biosciences.
 Professor
Moxham
is
also
currently
president
of
the
International
 Federation
of
Anatomical
Associations
(IFAA).

 
 Professor
Moxham
addressed
students
during
their
initial
2
day
induction
 into
the
BCC
and
has
now
visited
the
BCC
on
a
number
of
occasions
across
 the
last
6
months
in
order
to
conduct
lectures
and
workshops
for
BCC
 administrative
and
teaching
staff.
We
are
delighted
to
be
able
to
report
 that
Professor
Moxham
now
serves
as
an
external
expert
and
external
 examiner
for
the
BCC.


 
 The
invited
speaker
from
the
USA
was
Dr.
Christopher
Good,
DC,
MA(Ed),
 who
is
a
Professor
at
Bridgeport
University.
Dr.
Good's
presentation
 focused
on
accessing
the
peer‐reviewed
literature
and
ethics
in
practice.
 Professor
Good
also
now
serves
as
an
external
expert
and
external
 examiner
for
the
BCC.

 
 ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR
ALLEN
TERRETT
TO
TAKE
ON
ROLE
AS
 VISITING
LECTURER
 
 The
Australian
guest
speaker,
mentioned
above,
was
Associate
Professor
 Allen
Terrett.
Dr.
Terrett,
who
teaches
clinical
orthopedics
and
clinical
 neurology
at
the
Royal
Melbourne
Institute
of
Technology
University
 spoke
recently
to
BCC
students
on
his
Brain
Hibernation
Theory
and
on
the
 neurological
mechanisms
related
to
cervicogenic
hearing
loss.


 
 The
BCC
is
very
happy
to
report
that
Dr.
Terrett
has
agreed
to
take
on
a
 role
as
a
visiting
lecturer
to
the
BCC.
This
role
will
see
Allen
very
involved
 in
the
development
and
delivery
of
course
work
related
to
the
teaching
of
 clinical
examination
skills,
neurological
assessment
and
clinical
neurology

  4. 4. across
the
next
few
years.
 
 
 BCC
RECOGNISED
AS
OFICIAL
EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTION
BY
 SWEDISH
AND
USA
GOVERNMENTAL
DEPARTMENTS
 
 We
are
also
very
happy
to
report
that,
by
way
of
our
students
having
 successfully
applied
for
governmental
loans
and
student
visas,
both
 Swedish
and
American
governmental
departments
have
recognised
the
 BCC
as
an
official
educational
institution.
The
USA
embassy
in
Barcelona
 has
offered
to
meet
with
BCC
administrators
in
order
to
develop
a
more
 formal
relationship
with
the
BCC
to
improve
the
attainment
of
Spanish
 student
visas
for
applicants
from
that
country.
This
is
no
small
feat
given
 that
there
is
no
law,
and
no
registry
of
private
educational
institutions
in
 Spain.
 
 
 BCC
APPOINTS
CHIROPRACTIC
CENTER
DIRECTOR
 
 We
are
very
happy
to
be
able
to
report
that
the
director
of
the
Barcelona
 Chiropractic
Center
has
been
appointed.

 
 The
director
is
Dr.
Martyn
Walker.

 
 Dr.
Walker
graduated
from
the
Welsh
Institute
of
Chiropractic
(WIOC)
as
a
 chiropractor
in
2002.
Martyn
has
both
a
BSc
(Hons)
in
Chiropractic
and
a
 Diploma
in
Sports
Sciences.
He
has
been
registered
with
the
GCC,
and
in
 private
practice,
in
Wales
since
that
time.
Martyn
has
had,
and
continues
to
 run,
two
practices
in
Wales.
Additionally,
during
the
last
6
years
he
has
 worked
as
a
senior
floor
tutor,
senior
lecturer
and
functional
management
 tutor
at
the
WIOC.
Martyn
has
also
been
a
GCC
Test
of
Competence
 examiner
since
2003.
 
 We
are
very
honored
to
have
Martyn
join
our
rapidly
growing
team.
He
 also
teaches
the
BCC's
first
year
module
called
Clinical
Biomechanics
and
 Chiropractic
Technique
I.

 
 Welcome
aboard
Martyn.
 
 

  5. 5. 
 
 BCC'S
DIRECTOR
HAS
LETTER
TO
EDITOR
ACCEPTED
FOR
 PUBLICATION
IN
THE
PEER­REVIEWED
JOURNAL
'SPINE'.
 
 In
the
last
month
Dr.
Adrian
Wenban
had
a
letter
to
editor
accepted
for
 publication
in
the
prestigious
peer‐reviewed
spinal
research
journal
called
 'SPINE'.
The
letter
aimed
to
highlight
a
number
of
methodological
 weaknesses
of
a
review
paper
on
adverse
reactions
to
chiropractic,
which
 was
published
by
researchers
from
Portugal.
Dr.
Wenban's
letter
to
editor
 will
be
published
in
the
February
15th,
2010
edition
of
the
journal.


 
 
 BCC
UPDATE
DELIVERED
AT
OCTOBER
2009
AEQ
MEETING
IN
 MADRID
 
 At
the
October
AG,
Dr.
Wenban
made
a
brief
presentation
to
the
members
 aimed
towards
updating
them
on
student
demographics,
structure
of
the
 BCC's
academic
and
administrative
team,
and
how
simultaneous
 translation
works
for
the
first
year
of
the
programme
of
study.
See
the
 attached
presentation
(PDF)
for
more
details.
 
 
 BCC
RECEIVES
16,000.00
EURO
DONATION
FROM
AEQ

 
 During
October
2009,
at
a
general
assembly
of
members
of
the
AEQ
in
 Madrid,
a
show
of
strong
support
for
the
BCC,
and
education
in
general,
 was
seen
when
AEQ
members
voted
to
donate
16,000
Euros
to
the
BCC
 and
10,000
Euros
to
the
RCU.
A
similar
donation
of
16,000
Euros
had
 previously
been
made
to
the
RCU.
The
BCC's
funds
have
been
earmarked
 for
the
purchase
of
books.
 
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