Annual Meeting

The first conference of the Association was held in June 1981 at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institute. Subsequent conferences have featured chiropractic history through papers, powerpoints, songs, posters, and after-dinner discussions.

 We are very excited to have the 39th annual AHC conference at New York Chiropractic College Seneca Falls, NY. Click on the 2019 Registration Form on the left of the screen to register. Send registration form and payment to:

Association for the History of Chiropractic

4430 8th St

Rock Island, IL 61201

or contact us at ahc1895@gmail,com

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Everyone is invited to submit long abstracts/summary papers (500-1,000 words) for consideration for presentation at the Association for the History of Chiropractic's 39th Annual Conference to be held June 19, 2019, at New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY.

Presentations must be original in nature covering some new aspect of chiropractic history. Presentations presentation may NOT promote any goods or services.

 

Best submissions will be selected for 25-minute presentations on the history of chiropractic or related topics. Prizes are given for best overall paper; best paper by a chiropractic student; and best paper by a non-chiropractic student. Details on prizes may be found at www.historyofchiropractic.org or by contacting the executive director.

 

The Chiro-Deca format for brief talks is as follows: The final presentation may be no longer than 10 minutes (but may be shorter). The presentation is NOT eligible for consideration for a best paper presentation. A short summary/abstract must be submitted to the AHC presentations committee via the Executive Director so that the presentation may be vetted prior to acceptance.

 

The deadline for submission is March 15, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be by April 1, 2019. Please direct questions to Alana Callender, Ed.D., Executive Director, Association for the History of Chiropractic at ahc1895@gmail.com.

William S. Rehm Medal

 

Chiropractic students throughout the world are invited to enter the Rehm Medal Essay Contest. The medal honors William S. Rehm, D.C. (1920-2002), the father of the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC). The award is given for an outstanding unpublished essay by a single author on any topic in the history of chiropractic.The essay (maximum 10,000 words, including endnotes) must be the result of original research or show an unusual appreciation and understanding of problems in the history of chiropractic. In particular, the committee will judge essays on the quality of writing, appropriate use of sources, and ability to address themes of historical significance. Students must be enrolled in an accredited chiropractic program at the time of submission.

 

The winner will be invited to attend the annual meeting of the AHC during the year the medal is conferred. Registration, airfare (as set by the board but not to exceed $500), two nights in the hotel, and a year of membership in the AHC will be provided for the winner. A cash prize is also awarded.

  

 

Submissions must be made by March 15, 2019. Papers must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines of the journal, Chiropractic History. Submissions and other inquiries should be directed to the Executive Director at ahc1895@gmail.com.

Gibbons-Wardwell Medal

 

Graduate and undergraduate students, especially in the field of history, throughout the world are invited to enter the Gibbons-Wardwell Medal essay contest. The medal honors Russell W. Gibbons, B.A., F.I.C.A., D.C.(hon.), Litt. D (hon.) and Walter I. Wardwell, Ph.D., two of our most prominent chiropractic observes and historians. The award is given for an outstanding unpublished essay by a single author on any topic in the history of chiropractic. The essay (maximum 10,000 words, including endnotes) must be the result of original research or show an unusual appreciation and understanding of problems in the history of chiropractic. In particular, the committee will judge essays on the quality of writing, appropriate use of sources, and ability to address themes of historical significance. 

 

The winner will be invited to attend the annual meeting of the AHC during the year the medal is conferred. Registration, airfare (as set by the board but not to exceed $500), two nights in the hotel, as well as a year of membership in the AHC will be provided for the winner. A cash prize is also awarded.

 

Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university at the time of submission. (Students enrolled in D.C. programs are eligible to apply only for the Rehm Award).

 

Submissions must be made by March 15, 2019. Papers must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines of the journal, Chiropractic History.  Submission and other inquiries should be sent to the Executive Director at ahc1895@gmail.com. 

 

Whether one or both medals are awarded in a given year is at the discretion of the Medals Committee.

Want to Become a Member?

Please contact us at: 

Email: ahc1895@gmail.com

 

Association for the History of Chiropractic

4430 8th St

Rock Island, IL 61201

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Thirty-Ninth Annual Conference of The Association for the History of Chiropractic will be held June 15, 2019 at New York Chiropractic College. Seneca Falls, NY.

 

 

 

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