Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Professor at University of Southern Denmark Jan Hartvigsen attends the conference Canadian Chiropractic Research Symposium held in Toronto, Canada September 27-28 2013 as invitee.
The research efforts at NIKKB are specifically focused on addressing issues related to the on-going development of the profession. To this end, our strategic priorities will be to:
• Facilitate the on-going systematic collection of data from cohorts of patients suffering from a range of musculoskeletal conditions by building and maintaining a practice-based network of chiropractic clinics and applying novel technologies such as SMS-tracking in the follow-up of these patients;
• Closely monitor and identify the characteristics of patients seeking chiropractic care, map the interventions delivered, and describe the clinical course;
• Describe the characteristics and trajectories of musculoskeletal patients seeking care in the primary health care sector by working closely with primary care research units;
• Articulate a chiropractic professional identity which differentiates the unique contribution of chiropractors to the multidisciplinary nature of the Danish health care system through on-going qualitative interviews; and
• Study the development of integrated musculoskeletal health care practices in primary and secondary care settings with the aim to strengthen the contribution of chiropractic.
To meet these strategic priorities, the following research areas will be the principal focus up to the end of 2016:
1. Epidemiological and prevention research
2. Spinal pain
3. Musculoskeletal chest pain
Read more about our research focus under the section Project Areas in the menu.
The World Wederation of Chiropractic has appointed Professor Jan Hartvigsen to serve as member of the WFC Research Council from September 1st 2013.
The position has a 8 year term.
Cand.manu. Rune Mygind Mieritz:
Subject: ”Measuring regional movement in the lumbar spine – reliability and change in chronic low back pain patients”
Date: Friday, 31 May 2013 at 14.00 hrs.
Venue: Room 91, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M
Committee of Examiners:
Professor Alison H McGregor, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London
Professor Henning Langberg, Department of Public Health, Social Medicine, University of Copenhagen
Professor Niels Wedderkopp, Institute of Regional Health Services Research, University of Southern Denmark (chairman)
Professor Jan Hartvigsen, Clinical Biomechanics, Department of Sports Sciences and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
The education of chiropractors at Macquarie University, Sydney, has received a clear message that continued university affiliation demands increased research activity.
It is of utmost importance to the education as well as to the entire profession’s development and reputation that chiropractors can continue to be educated in a university setting, which naturally has raised the motivation for initializing research of high quality considerably.
That’s why Sydney has started to check out the environment for strong chiropractic research units that can be used for inspiration and collaboration, and eventually they settled for the research milieu around The Institute of Sports Science…