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Call for Papers for the 8th Sports Issue of the JCCA


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The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (JCCA) is an international, peer-reviewed biomedical periodical with nearly 60 years of publication history. One of the most accessed and visible journals in the chiropractic profession, the JCCA is indexed in PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, MANTIS, AMED, Index to Chiropractic Literature, and SPORTDiscus.

On behalf of the JCCA, please consider this Call for Papers, which is scheduled to publish in the JCCA Special Issue December 2016 –Sports Chiropractic.

Papers should follow the standard JCCA format and be submitted using the
JCCA’s electronic submission portal at:

Download JCCA invite here for more information.

Free On-line Courses on Evidence Informed Practice

Last year Schneider et al (1) published a paper on US chiropractors’ attitudes, skills and use of evidence informed practice.  This paper is part of a study that used an online educational program to teach DCs evidence informed practice.  This education program was designed by researchers at Northwestern Health Sciences University as part of a grant from the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health.  The online educational program is now available to everyone free of charge.  FICS encourages its member chiropractors to avail themselves of this very valuable free resource.  It is called Foundations Of Evidence Informed Practice and can be found here

1. Schneider MJ, Evans R, Haas M, Leach M, Hawk C, Long C, et al. US chiropractors' attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice: A cross-sectional national survey. Chiropr Man Therap. 2015;23(1):16.

Dr Stephen Perle
FICS Chair, Research Commission

2015 Call for Original Research & Notice of Awards

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Held with the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 13th Biennial Congress

Call for Original Research and Notice of Awards

Submission deadline for abstracts: Due to popular demand, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 25, 2014
Submission website:
Acceptance notifications sent on or before: December 7, 2014

Doctors of chiropractic and others are invited to submit research abstracts on sports related topics for presentation at the 4th Biennial Symposium of the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Athens, Greece on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

  • Basic Science (eg, biomechanics, physiology)
  • Clinical (eg, clinical trials, observational clinical research)
  • Literature reviews (eg, systematic reviews)
  • Cases (eg, report of single or multiple patient cases)
  • Other (eg, epidemiology, population studies, practice analysis, etc)

Original Research Awards

Awards of US$7,500 (First Prize), $5,000 (Second Prize), and $3,000 (Third Prize). Poster Awards of US$750 (First Prize), and $500 (Second Prize). Generously sponsored by Life University.

To qualify for the awards, the winning papers must be submitted to and accepted for publication in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies (C&MT) before delivery of the award.

2013 fics research awardsOriginal Research winners at the 2013 FICS Symposium
(from left) Dr Charmaine Korporaal, Dr Rainer Wieser,
Dr Glen Harris and Dr Mohsen Kazemi.