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2015 Annual Conference and Annual Meeting

  June 20, 2015

Puerto Rico

 

 

Call for Papers

 

Individual doctors of chiropractic, students of history, representatives of chiropractic educational institutions, and others are invited to submit long abstracts/summary papers (500-1,000 words) for presentation at the Association for the History of Chiropractic's 35th Annual Conference.

 

The conference will be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, June 20, 2015.

 

 

 

Best submissions will be selected for 30-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 deadline for paper submission has been extended to March 15, 2014. Please direct questions to Alana Callender, Executive Director, Association for the History of Chiropractic at ahc1895@gmail.com.

 

 

   

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Previous Conferences

 

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.

 

 

The 34th Annual Conference was held in Marietta, Georgia, and was hosted by Life University. Twelve papers were presented, many of which will appear in future issues of Chiropractic History. The Lee-Homewood Dinner honored the 2014 recipient, Dr. Gerry Clum, D.C., shown above flanked by President Roger Hynes, D.C., and Past President Ken Padgett, D.C.

 

 

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 The award is given for an outstanding unpublished essay by a single author on any topic in the history of chiropractic.The essay (maximum 10,000 words, including endnotes) must be the result of original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 1 February 2015. 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 1 February 2015. 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.

 
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