International Research and Philosophy Symposium

2015 – 12th annual IRAPS

More than just a Historical Term.

12th Annual International Research And Philosophy Symposium
October 9-11, 2015

Sherman College of Chiropractic will host the 12th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), the only peer-reviewed conference on vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic. The conference will be held on the campus of Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Authors of Submitted abstracts will be notified by June 1, 2015

Contact Dr. John Hart,,  800-849-8771, x. 232  or Debbie Cordero,, 800-849-8771 x. 229 for more information

Highlights of IRAPS 2014

The theme of IRAPS 2014 was  The Future of Subluxation-Centered Chiropractic. It is a pivotal time in the history of the chiropractic profession. Philosophy and research will play important roles in defining the profession for the future. The theme is designed to allow participants to orient their papers and their poster presentations toward the future. The theme will set the tone for the conference, which will include a keynote speaker who will offer a vision for chiropractic’s future in research and philosophy.

Where is subluxation-centered chiropractic going?

  • What role will research play?
  • How will the philosophy adapt?
  • How might we help to ensure that subluxation-centered chiropractic not only survives but thrives?

This year’s symposium will include:

  1. workshops to help you grow and broaden your skill sets in research and philosophy
  2. expert panels who will discuss some of the most critical issues related to chiropractic today


IRAPS speaker Jon Chung, DC

Jon Chung, D.C.

IRAPS presenter   Eric Zielinski, D.C.

Eric Zielinski

IRPAS presenter Simon Senzon, D.C.

Simon Senzon, D.C.

Simon Senzon:
Documenting the history of our philosophy

Eric Zielinski &
Dr. Jon Chung:
Writing a case study for publication



Dr. Micheal Lenarz

Upper Cervical Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Michael Lenarz, D.C.
Panelists: Julie Mayer-Hunt, D.C.;  Andy Roberts, D.C.; Charles Woodfield, D.C.


Dr. Peter Kevorkian

Dr. Peter Kevorkian

Pediatric Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Peter Kevorkian, D.C .
Panelists: Ron Castellucci, D.C,. A.C.P.; Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.; Martin Rosen, D.C., C.S.P., C.S.C.P., C.S.P.P.; Elizabeth Peacock, D.C.


Dr. Bill Decken

Dr. Bill Decken

Full Spine Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Bill Decken, D.C., L.C.P.
Panelists: Daniel Vaden, D.C.; Eric Jaszewski, D.C.; Andreas Soderstrom, D.C.; Nick Spano, D.C.

The goal of IRAPS 2014 is to bring together the leaders in philosophy and research centered on the vertebral subluxation to build a stronger academic community worldwide. Our hope is to foster a view that the chiropractic profession continue to be:

  • Centered on vertebral subluxation
  • Based on vitalism
  • Dedicated to research
  • Developing a discipline of philosophy

Hotel Information

IRAPS hotel Marriott

The Marriott at Renaissance Park

Book your group rate: Sherman College IRAPS Room Block


Comfort Suites 


Ask for Sherman Room Block


Email for more information or contact Interim Director of Continuing Education and Executive Administrative Assistant to President Roberta Thomas, 864-578-8770 x 229

Email dcordero@sherman.edufor more information

Platinum sponsor
of IRAPS 2014

Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Platinum Sponsor or IRAPS 2014

Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Platinum Sponsor or IRAPS 2014

Gold Sponsor 2014

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Silver Sponsors 2014

Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

Foundation for Vertebral -Subluxation

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