Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics

February Updates

Call for Nominations: Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year

The ACA Pediatrics Council Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year Award. Nomination forms (linked below) are to be returned to the Council no later than March 19. Nominees should be someone you feel has made a significant contribution to the field of pediatrics in leadership, research, and/or service to the profession. Nominees do not need to be Council members, however, Council membership will be a factor in deliberations to choose a winner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Natalie Muth.

As a reminder, the inaugural award recipient will be announced at the ACA Pediatrics Council 11th Anniversary Symposium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina May 3-4, 2019.

For more information about the symposium, and to register, visit our website The early bird registration discount has been extended to February 28, 2019!

Call for Nominations: Upcoming Elections for Vice President & Treasurer

Vice President and Treasurer for the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Elections to the offices of the Executive Committee are held annually, with the President and Secretary positions elected in even number years and the Vice President and Treasurer positions elected in odd number years, in accordance with the ACA Council on Chiropractic Bylaws. Each position carries a 2 year term. In order for nominations to be counted, they must be returned to the secretary of the Council, by March 1, 2019. Please submit your nominations for the positions by email,, or by fax, at 701-775-8241. Your participation in the nomination and election of Executive Council is greatly appreciated!

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination or voting process, contact

11th Annual ACA Pediatrics Council Symposium

Friday, May 3rd, 8am to Saturday, May 4th, 4:30pm

8400 Costa Verde Drive

Myrtle Beach, SC

14 Hours of Continuing Education along with Sun & Sand in beautiful Myrtle Beach

Register today to receive "Early Bird" pricing of only $299 for ACA CCP Members.This discount of $100 ends on 2/28/19
"Early Bird" Student Member pricing is ONLY $70 and group rates are available!

Speakers include:
Elise G. Hewitt, DC,CST, DICCP, FICC, - Craniosacral Therapy
Jennifer Brocker, DC, DICCP - Trisomy 21
Katherine A Pohlman, DC, MS, PhD(c) - Research, Children & Chiropractic Care
Casey M. Olm-Shipman, MD, MS - Pediatric Stroke
Matthew E. Worth, DC, DACNB, FACFN -Assessing and Treating Non-Neurotypical Children
along with:

Case Study Presentations

ACA Pediatric Council membership meeting

2019 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year Presentation

Pediatric Round Table

Stay at the luxurious Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes for the discounted nightly rate of $179. Discount Code: ACAACAR

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Spotlight on Symposium 2019 || Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Symposium Speaker Highlight

Dr. Matthew E. Worth, DC, DACNB, FACFN is an internationally recognized Functional Neurologist. Dr. Worth serves as the Board Chairman for the Childhood Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Disorders through the American College of Functional Neurology, as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology for the Carrick Institute.

With over 24-years of experience in the clinical, and 19+years in the academic arenas, Dr. Worth specializes in the evaluation and management of children with various neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral disorders, concussion/TBI, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, sensory modulation disorders, autism (ASD), and Asperger’s Syndrome. His practice, the Midwest Institute for Neurological Development, is one of the largest in the Midwest, serving patients from across North America.

Dr. Worth will present Saturday, May 4, with the topic "Assessing and Treating Non-Neurotypical Children".

Research Council Introduction, Study Opportunities, and MORE...

The Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics works to promote better use of evidence in practice and help facilitate more contributions to research by our members. With that goal in mind, the Council created a Research Committee. Your Research Committee currently has two new ways in which we are helping members contribute to research.

The first is the opportunity to participate in a practice-based research study to develop an outcome assessment questionnaire for suboptimal breastfeeding. This project is designed to have a minimal impact on your office’s workload to make it easy for doctors to help collect important data for the researchers. There are short questionnaires that both the doctors and moms will need to fill out. This project will continue through May and you can join at any time. If you're interested or have any questions please contact Dr. Jessie Young at

The second opportunity is to submit an abstract for a case presentation at our upcoming Symposium. You will have the opportunity to share your case at the Symposium. If unable to share at the 2019 Symposium, you are still encouraged to submit an abstract as the committee can help you develop a case reports to submit for peer-reviewed publication. The types of cases to submit can include, but are not limited to, those that increase awareness of a condition, highlight proper diagnostic strategies or show an unusual presentation of a common condition. You can find out more about abstract submissions here. If you have an idea but need help getting started contact Dr. Young for assistance. Abstract submissions for your Case Presentations are due by March 1st to

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