Website….Practical Exam….DACBSP Job Analysis….Concussion Course….Covid words…. and a Hearty Welcome! Written Exam check done!
Here is the May update:
We have a new website! We thank web developer Jay Ferguson at Xtomic for creating a new and improved website for the ACBSP™. User friendly, faster, better search-ability for the entire website including the directory, less clicking to find things and several other exciting changes – you asked for it and you now have it! It will launch Monday, 31 May 2021. Do not crash it with your excitement of everybody logging in at once!
The DACSBP® practical exam will be administered in Dallas, Texas, 25-26 June 2021 at Parker University. There are specific COVID-19 protocols in place. Please read them to ensure your eligibility for the testing procedure. Registration has closed.
It’s that time again – time for the DACBSP® Job Analysis. Yes, it can be tedious to review what you do as a diplomate, but this ensures a fair test plan and testing process for future DACBSP®s. Since testing is what we do, we’d like to get it right. The goal is to test new candidates on the current research and practice methods being used. The JA is the only way to evaluate this. It’s only once every 5 years. Please take the time to complete this survey. It will take you some time, so get some coffee or a glass of wine, settle in and help validate the field of sports chiropractic. The Job Analysis will go out on Monday, May 31st. Please complete this by Wednesday, June 16th.
If you attended the symposium, you paid for the concussion course and received an access link. Please do NOT forget to take the course. The deadline for completion is July 31, 2021. Do not forget and let your money go to waste! Update yourself on the current concussion protocols and research behind the rationales. Remember you will receive state CEUs only until the deadline.
Speaking of symposium…wasn’t it great? So many of you sent incredibly positive reviews and we thank you all for sharing. Virtual can never replace live, in person, but many of you felt the value and commented that you felt there was much you could take to work the next day. Dr. Melissa Nagare did an outstanding job handling the technology involved in the presentation. Congratulate her – she has been awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Service for her role in making the virtual symposium exist!
So many of you played the symposium COVID word game. There were 12 words. The names of everyone who listed them correctly was put into a hat and the winner of a free CPR recert at the next live symposium is……. Dr. Tamera Tolson!Congratulations!
The CCSP® and DACSBP® written examination results are out! Congratulations to all new CCSPs and DACBSPs who have completed the first or final step! They will be listed on the website soon.
And finally, a hearty welcome to Michelle Burch! Michelle will be joining the ACBSP™ home office as our new full time Administrative Assistant. Michelle is a resident of Colorado Springs and started at the national office Tuesday, May 18th.
The ACBSP™ is working to make the specialty field of sports chiropractic stronger through solid testing and increasing public awareness to sports chiropractic. Grow with us!
THIS MESSAGE IS ABOUT THE
ACBSP™ CHIROPRACTIC SPORTS SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM!
With a little about the Written Exam
And a little more about the Practical exam
And a small mention of the upcoming website
Be excited… Things Be Happening
Here is the April update:
We have a symposium next weekend! We have speakers! We have Abstract Awards! We have a SCOTY! Wait…we have 2 SCOTYs – 2020 and 2021! The symposium committee of Rachel Bryant, Matt Hartsburg, Tyler Infield and Tom Young have worked hard to bring the most up-to-date information from the best speakers, who are old and new friends to the party. We thank Melissa Nagare and Brent McGahey for bringing the technology needed to present this fabulous show!
Danged COVID! There, I’ve said it.
As a result, we couldn’t get together in person and that’s what we do. But we also value knowledge—another thing we do. So, we are bringing you the updates you need to stay ahead of the game!
The 2021 ACBSP™ Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium will kick off (login starts) at 9:00am MST (mountain time) both 24 and 25 April, Saturday and Sunday. After a short president’s message, presentations begin at 9:30am MST; be sure you are logged in early. Presentations end at 5:00pm MST each day.
- Dale Buchberger (old friend) is the Saturday morning lead-off batter as he reminds you that an orthopedic test on a 25-year-old means something entirely different on a 60-year-old.
- Jim Eubanks, DC, MD (new) is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Jim will show you when it is time to surrender and refer those tough cases, and when you should press on with what you are doing in sports chiropractic, as this is YOUR CASE to fix! Jim was a DC who returned to medical school to gain knowledge from both perspectives.
- Is your energy down? Megan Chacosky (new) helps you navigate RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport). A Registered Dietitian, Megan gives you tips for your athletes but also tips to help with YOUR training!
- LUNCH-ish: Do NOT take a walk UNTIL after the 3 Abstract Awards and 2020 SCOTY presentation!
After lunch, we meet a personal friend of mine:
- Walt Stoy (new to you). Walt will update you on the changes in E-med and the changes in oxygen administration (yup, you do not always get O2 anymore).
- Mary Collings, (new speaker and old friend) the first SCOTY recipient for the ACBSP™, will share working in the professional sports world in Crossing the Blue Line. Mary was the first sports chiro EVER to have a professional sports gig!
Saturday will end with another personal friend:
- Casey Hummel (new). Casey will explain FDM, Fascial Distortion Model, the missing puzzle piece to your soft tissue work.
Take a breather! Zoom with friends. Enjoy your Saturday night….
Return Sunday morning for round 2:
- Pat Helma (new and old) will wake us with morning exercises at 9:30am, making your back line quake as you activate muscles that have been dormant for years!
- Aimee Kimball (new) will help protect YOUR mental health and that of your athletes’ during these times that have become so “interesting?”.
- Tom Young (new) will teach you Sideline Documentation; be ready when events re-open.
- LUNCH-ish: Again, do not leave! STAY a few more minutes! We have 3 Abstract Awards and the 2021 SCOTY presentation!
After lunch, coming into the home stretch:
- Andy Klein (old, not really old, just old friend) shows you how to progress and regress exercises.
- Steve Gould (new) takes you through sports x-ray as you’ve never been! Steve’s presentation is 2 hours, but I’m confident he will give you a break.
JOIN US at the 2021 ACBSP™ CHIROPRACTIC SPORTS SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 April for this great weekend full of updates, fun and true sports education! Go to acbsp.com to register. You can check out speaker bios on the website. Here is the link.
Imagine all of the sports chiropractors being up to date on concussion at the same time! It was with this in mind that 12 additional CEU hours became part of the symposium package. This is offered online as the concussion course through the ACBSP™ website (known as asynchronous learning). You will have until July 31st to complete the additional 12 hours for state CEUs. Those who have taken the concussion course since September 2020 have already received an email with additional information. Contact the national office, if needed.*
The next CCSP® and DACSBP® written examinations will be administered through computer-based testing on Saturday, 1 May 2021. Registration is closed for these exams. Practice tests are being set up. If you have not set up your practice test, please email/contact Cindy. Your patience is truly appreciated as she receives up to 300 emails a day and will respond as soon as possible. Remember, Google Chromebooks do not work for testing; have another option for the practice and actual tests. Most important: Send your positive thoughts to the candidates testing!
The DACSBP® practical exam has been scheduled. The test will be administered in Dallas, Texas, 25-26 June 2021 at Parker University. Registration is open and further information is available on the ACBSP™ website. There are specific COVID-19 protocols in place. Please read them to ensure your eligibility for the testing procedure. If you email Cindy with questions, please refer to the note in the preceding paragraph.
Congratulations to our newest board of directors! Drs. Joel Dekanich and Bill Moreau were elected to serve the next terms of office—July 2021- June 2024.
The new website is almost here. Stay tuned for a special announcement on this.
The ACBSP™ is working to make the specialty field of sports chiropractic stronger through solid testing and increasing public awareness of the sports chiropractic!
Symposium Registration is Open!
Written Exam Registration is Open!
CMFs are open!
Elections are Open—again?
Here is the March update:
Ten candidates from all around the country were nominated for the ACBSP™ board of directors! Thank you to everyone whose hats were thrown into the ring this year. It was one of the best slates ever! And then for the first time ever, we had a TIE! This forced the ACBSP™ to have a run-off election. The runoff election started 3 March, is running for 2 weeks and will end Wednesday, 17 March 2021. Please cast your votes as soon as possible.
The next CCSP® and DACSBP® written examinations will be administered through computer-based testing on Saturday, 1 May. Click on the website link to start your application process. The deadline for application is 1 April.
Certification Maintenance Fees (CMFs) are accepted through 30 June 2021. If you haven’t completed the registration form, here is the link.
And for those of you affected by this year’s audit, the audit deadline is 17 March. Confused by the word “audit”? Each year, a percentage of active certificants are selected by audit to send in proof of their CEUs (from the prior year), current CPR and SafeSport certifications. If you were selected, please send your information to Cindy asap.
BUT… LET’S MAKE THIS MESSAGE ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM!
A huge thank you is extended to the symposium committee of Rachel Bryant, Matt Hartsburg, Tyler Infield, Tom Young and the recent addition of Melissa Nagare. The committee has been working hard since July of 2020 to deliver a great lineup of speakers. The theme of “Hands Off 2020, Hands On 2021” got sidelined from live event into a virtual format. Thank you to Melissa Nagare for handling the virtual-ness of the symposium and getting us set up for the online event.
The 2021 ACBSP™ Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium starts at 9:00am MST (mountain time) both 24 and 25 April, Saturday and Sunday. Presentations will begin at 9:30am MST so be sure you are logged in early. Presentations end at 5:00pm MST each day. The twelve (12) hours of live presentation will be delivered through Zoom (known as synchronous learning). The speakers are ready and excited to bring you the latest information in sports chiropractic and treatment options. Prepare by reading the speaker’s bios on the website. Here is the link.
The additional 12 CEU hours will be offered online as the concussion course through the ACBSP™ website (known as asynchronous learning). You will have 3 months to complete the additional 12 hours for state CEUs from the symposium start date.
Information on package pricing and registration is posted on the ACBSP™ website. Register today!
Those who have taken the concussion course since September 2020 have already received an email with additional information. Contact the national office if needed.
But…. I mentioned “check the website.” YASSSSS!! We have a NEW WEBSITE coming! Are you excited!? We all are! You asked for a faster website, one that would help you find other sports chiropractors, one that would provide educational resources, one your patients could access to learn more about CCSP®s and DACBSP®s! We heard your pleas and are answering the call! A special message will come out when it is ready. But you cannot all attack at once!
The ACBSP™ is working to make the specialty field of sports chiropractic stronger!
Anne Sorrentino, D.C., DACBSP®
President of American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™