About the Event
With lockdowns, border closures and the continuing uncertainty of COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that ACA Conference 2021 is still proceeding but will now take place online!
ACA Conference 2021 will be held over two days on an interactive online platform, with a streamlined timetable allowing you to attend live sessions as well as providing an opportunity to catch up on sessions you may have missed, up to three months after the event.
The Female Patient & Women’s Health
The theme for ACA Conference 2021 will centre on all you need to know about the female patient and their unique health needs. Regardless of your gender, you’ll be able to take this valuable knowledge back to your practice and gain a further understanding of this important area in a single weekend.
This year’s speakers include physiotherapist Jennifer Guest, naturopath Erica Smith, and chiropractors Drs Katelyn McGregor, Andrea Huddleston and Julie Uren.
Jennifer Guest has combined her formative years as a Classical Ballet Student/Amateur performer with her academic years of pre and post graduate physiotherapy study resulting in a passionate focus on Dance Injury/Education and Prevention.
Dr Katelyn McGregor
Katelyn McGregor is a 2005 RMIT graduate and her practice in Geelong, Victoria, is a leader in the care of woman as they navigate pregnancy, birth and the post-natal journey.
Dr Andrea Huddleston
Dr Andrea Huddleston is a women’s health, natural fertility specialist and integrative chiropractor practising in Perth. She is the co-host of the award winning podcast Wellness Women Radio and is affectionately referred to as ‘the period whisperer’ by her patients.
Dr Julie Uren
Dr Julie Uren completed her nursing training in Sydney in 1985 and went on to complete her midwifery training soon afterwards followed by certification in child and family health and childbirth education.
Naturopath Erica Smith is inspired by the vision of natural medicine becoming fully integrated into everyday healthcare.
Taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October, each day will run live for approximately five hours, with short breaks included between sessions.
In addition to eight hours of learning across both days, delegates will have access to recordings from the other stream. This totals 16 hours of learning that may form part of your CPD learning goals.
Women spend more money on chiropractic care than men, as shown by private health insurance data on general treatment benefits, including chiropractic.1 With female patients likely to outnumber your male patients, it’s important that all chiropractors are aware of the unique health needs of the female patient.
The Department of Health reports that lower back pain and pelvic girdle pain are experienced by up to 84% of pregnant women.2 Additionally, pelvic pain is more common in pregnant women with a previous history of low back pain.3 Studies show that spinal manipulation can help relax pelvic floor muscles and be of benefit for pregnant women during natural delivery.4
Some conditions simply affect women disproportionately. For example, osteoporosis is four times more common in women than in men.5
View the full ACA Conference program below. To print a pdf version of the Program click here.Conference Program
Due to the continuing uncertainty of COVID-19, the 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held via an online platform.
Date: Friday 22 October 2021
Time: 7:30pm AEDT
More details coming soon.
Call for Research Papers
Submission Now Closed
The ACA Conference invites researchers, research students and chiropractic students to submit an abstract of their original research for podium and poster consideration for the event.
Please read the Submission Guidelines and Ethics Declaration for more details.
Podium Presentations (original works)
ACA 1st Prize for Research excellence (podium) $2,500
ACA 2nd Prize for Research Excellence (podium) – $1,500
ACA 3rd Prize for Research Excellence (podium) – $1,000
ACA 1st Prize for Research Excellence (poster) – $1,500
ACA 2nd Prize for Research Excellence (poster) – $1,000
ACA 3rd Prize for Research Excellence (poster) – $500
A prize may not be awarded if the judges decide that entries within that category are not of a sufficient standard.
Please forward abstract submissions or further questions regarding the submissions guidelines to Dr Craig Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Sponsor – Guild Insurance
Guild Insurance is Australia’s leading insurer for allied health professions. For over 25 years, Guild has partnered with the Australian Chiropractors Association to develop insurance products that keep pace with your changing needs as an Australian chiropractic professional. You can contact Guild on 1800 810 213.
For more information visit: www.guildinsurance.com.au
Gold Sponsor – Sleepmaker
SleepMaker has forged a heritage of innovation that has been tested by millions of Australians for over a century. The SleepMaker difference is they offer a range of technologies and brands that cater to diverse needs of all Australians. SleepMaker is your guarantee of proven support and quality.
For more information visit www.sleepmaker.com.au
ACA Member: $440.00
Non ACA Member Chiropractor: $575.00
ACA Student: $99.00
Non ACA Student: $199.00
Registration closes 12:00pm AEDT 22 October 2021.