Recognition Through Research  
 Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Summer 2005 
  • Special IRAPS issue

    Recognition Through Research is designed to enhance awareness and foster participation from Sherman College faculty, staff, and students in scholarly activities.

    William R. Boone, Ph.D., D.C.
    Director of Research
    John Hart, D.C.
    Assistant Director of Research

     Research Conference in October

    Mark your calendars now for the International Research and Philosophy Symposium October 22-23 at Sherman College. You won’t want to miss this great annual event!

    This year’s conference features papers focused on the philosophical and scientific aspects of the neurophysiological components of the vertebral subluxation. A program on conducting research and preparing research results for presentation will also be included.

    Keynote speaker Bob Blanks, Ph.D., received his doctorate in physiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Blanks has a distinguished 27-year career in basic science and clinical research. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts.
    Blanks has received many awards for his work in research and academics and was most recently named Researcher of the Year by the World Chiropractic Alliance.

    Featured speaker David B. Koch, D.C., graduated from Sherman College in 1980, taught in its D.C. program from 1981 on, and went on to become president of the college from 1997-2000. He joined the Palmer College faculty in 2001, where he currently teaches chiropractic philosophy throughout the curriculum. In May 2002 he was named vice president for professional and international affairs at Palmer. In this position he represents the three campuses of the Palmer Chiropractic Colleges in various capacities throughout the educational community and the world. Koch has lectured and written extensively on modern chiropractic philosophic themes.

    Additional presenters include Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C., Glenn Hultgren, D.C., Simon Senzon, M.A., D.C., Joe Strauss, D.C., and many more. Conference features include a cookout lunch and a Saturday evening panel discussion and social hour hosted by Sherman Philosophy Department Chair Bill Decken, D.C.

    For more information or to download the brochure, go to or call 800-849-8771, ext. 229.

    Here is a partial list of the abstracts that will be presented:

    Saturday, October 22, 2005


    8:30am – 9:00am                                                                      Myron Brown, D. C.

    Philosophy:  It’s Not a Choice


    9:00am – 9:30am                                                                      Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D. C.

    Submitting Research for Review for Peer Review                   Bernard Omolo, Ph.D.


    9:30am – 10:00am                                                                    Joseph, Strauss, D. C.

    A New Model for the Mental Impulse


    10:00am – 10:30am                                                                  Lafayette Briggs, D. C.

    Revisiting the Effect of the Chiropractic

    Adjustment On Changes In Pupillary Diameter: 

    A Model for Evaluating Somatovisceral Response


    10:30am – 11:00am                                                                  Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D. C.

    Science of the Mental Impulse


    11:00am – 11:30am                                                                  David Koch, D. C.

    The Philosophic Implications of the Non-specific

    Nature of the Concept of Interference

    In Chiropractic Philosophy


    11:30am – 12:00pm                                                                  John Hart, D. C.

    Pattern Analysis:  The Dynamic Nervous System Model


    12:00pm – 12:30pm                                                                  Edmund Jonckheere, Ph.D.

    Descrption of a Neurological Central Pattern Generator






    1:30pm – 2:30pm                                                                      Robert Blanks, Ph.D

    Keynote Address


    2:30pm – 3:00pm                                                                      Pascal Labouret, D. C.

    An Introduction to a Clinical of Primal

    Neurological Origin of Subluxation


    3:00pm – 3:30pm                                                                      Simon Senzon, D. C.

    Five Perspectives on the Mental Impulse

    Based on a Holarchy of Values:  Part I


    3:30pm – 4:00pm                                                                      Harold George, D. C.

    Spinal Column Gravitational Balance,

    Affecting Tone & Adaptability for Proper

    Chiropractic Patient Management


    4:00pm – 4:30pm                                                                      Glenn Hultgren, D. C.

    The Philosophy of Healing:  Don’t Forget the Big Idea.


    4:30pm – 5:30pm                                                                      Charles, Blum, D. C.

    Non-Synaptic Messaging: Piezoelectricity,

    Bioelectric Field, Neuromelanin, and Dentocranial Implications


    Sunday, October 23, 2005 


    8:30am – 9:30am                                                                      David Koch, D. C.

    The Reorganization, Categorization,

    and Editing of the 33 Principles


    9:30am – 10:00am                                                                    Arlene Welch, D. C.

    Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses

    to Specific Chiropractic Adjustments of the

    Cervical and Thoracic Spine for Correction of

    Vertebral Subluxation.


    10:00am – 10:30am                                                                  Bernard Omolo, D. C.

    Statistical Methods for Observational Studies


    10:30am – 11:00am                                                                  Simon Senzon, D. C.

    Five Perspectives on the Mental Impulse

    Based on a Holarchy of Values:  Part II


    11:00am – 11:30am                                                                  Charles Blum, D. C.

    Anatomical Variants in the Sciatic Foramina

    and Their Relationship to Piriformis Muscle Syndrome


    11:30am – 12:00pm                                                                  Robert Affolter, D. C.

    Is the Founder’s Concept of Subluxation Obsolete?


    12:00pm – 12:30pm                                                                  Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D. C.

    Physical, Physiological and Immune Status

    Changes, Coupled With Self-Perceptions of

    Health and Quality of Life, in Subjects Receiving

    Chiropractic Care:  A Pilot Study.


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