ACA Pediatrics Council

March Updates

Spring Forward with the ACA CCP!

We're springing forward in style with an updated look!

Check it out and don't forget to change your clocks on Sunday ⏰

Check out the Council page for information about membership, upcoming events, news & research, and more.

You can also register online for 2019 Annual Symposium

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

National Reading Month

The month of March is National Reading Month. This month is designated to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day.

It is never too early to help children develop reading skills!

What are your favorite chiropractic, health, and wellness reads? How about books for the chiro kids in your practice? Tag #acapedscouncil on social media to share your favorites!

Research Committee Introduction and Call for Research Study Participants

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 new ways in which we are helping members contribute to research.

Currently there is an 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 parent will 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

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

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

Symposium Speaker Highlight

Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC

Cranial Therapy for Newborns, Infants and Young Children

Friday, May 3, 4 CE

An internationally recognized speaker, author and leader in the specialized field of chiropractic pediatrics, Dr. Hewitt has been in private practice since graduating Summa Cum Laude and as class valedictorian from Western States Chiropractic College in 1988. Dr. Hewitt is Board Certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics and is a Craniosacral Therapist. In her Portland, Oregon practice, which is limited to pediatrics, she specializes in the care of infants and young children.

Dr. Hewitt has published numerous papers in the scientific literature and is a coauthor of the “Chiropractic” chapter in Integrative Pediatric Medicine, part of Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine textbook series. Dr. Hewitt frequently lectures nationally and internationally, educating chiropractors about the finer points of pediatrics, and educating pediatricians and other allied practitioners about the role of chiropractic in pediatric healthcare. Her dynamic yet approachable style and well-organized presentations make her an audience favorite.

Dr. Hewitt is the Immediate Past President of the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Pediatrics Council, following her ten-year role as President. She is a member of the well-respected NCMIC Speakers Bureau and is an adjunct professor at the University of Western States’ College of Chiropractic. Believing that children come before politics, she is a founding member of both the ACA Pediatrics Council and the Pediatrics Council of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). Dr. Hewitt served on the Board of Directors for the multidisciplinary Integrative Pediatrics Council (IPC) and is currently a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM).

Dr. Hewitt was honored to be named Oregon’s 2016 Chiropractor of the Year and to receive the 2017 Rising Star Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) Chiropractic Health Care Section. In recognition of her service to and achievement within the chiropractic profession, Dr. Hewitt has been elected as a Fellow into the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). Dr. Hewitt believes no single practitioner holds the key to a child’s health and we best serve our patients by working together to optimize the health and wellbeing of all children.

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