SHERMAN SHARES
Sherman Shares is a monthly publication
of Sherman College.

 NEWS  
 International Research and Philosophy Symposium a Success
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Approximately 100 doctors of chiropractic and students attended Sherman College’s first annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) October 9-10 on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC.

Sherman Executive Vice President/Provost Myron Brown, D.C., was pleased with the turnout and quality of papers. “This first effort with the symposium has been a major step in the right direction, and it promises to have a great influence in the profession, ultimately improving the lives of countless individuals,” he said.

IRAPS combined the college’s annual philosophy and research conferences to allow for in-depth exploration of the relationship of these two crucial aspects of the chiropractic profession. The combined conference format was designed to invite and encourage global multidisciplinary participation.

The 2004 conference theme was based on an investigation of the relationship between philosophy and science. Christopher Kent, D.C., was keynote speaker, and other presenters included Ashley Cleveland, D.C., Peter Grabyshak, D.C., Joe Strauss, D.C., John Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Stephen Perle, D.C., M.S., and many more.

Richard Barwell, D.C., was awarded $500 for best presentation for “The Effect of the Chiropractic Adjustment on the Brain Wave Pattern as Measured by QEEG.” You can read his paper here.

The conference also featured a lively panel discussion and dessert social. Members on the panel included Sherman founder Thom Gelardi, D.C.; Ashley Cleveland, D.C., Simon Senzon, M.A., D.C., Joe Strauss, D.C., and IRAPS keynote speaker Christopher Kent, D.C.

The IRAPS planning committee has already begun plans for the 2005 symposium, to be held October 22-23, 2005. The theme will focus on the neurologic aspect of the vertebral subluxation. More details and guidelines for submitting abstracts will follow in upcoming editions of Sherman Shares.

 

 

IRAPS Keynote speaker Christopher Kent, D.C., and emcee Dick Plummer, D.C., pose for a photo during the symposium.
 
Franklin Parisi, D.C., presents “Closing the Void Between Science and Philosophy.”

 

 

Jason Haas, D.C., presents “Conservative Management of a Patient with Syringomyelia, Cluster Headaches and Mid-Cervical Kyphosis: A Case Report.”
 
Christopher Kent, Joe Strauss and Judy Campanale, D.C.s, and other seminar attendees enjoy one of the conference presentations.

 

 

Richard Barwell, D.C., presents “The Effect of the Chiropractic Adjustment on the Brain Wave Pattern as Measured by QEEG.” Barwell was awarded $500 for the best presentation.
 
Michael Clemen, D.C., presents “Subluxated Spines and Runners’ Injuries.”
 

 

 

Keynote speaker Kent chats with seminar attendees during the social hour at the Spartanburg Marriott.
 
IRAPS attendees and presenters enjoy social time and dessert at the Marriott.

 

 

Sherman College Director of Research Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C., talks with students during the social.
 
Sherman Philosophy Department Chair Bill Decken, D.C., introduces the panelists.

 

Members on the panel included Sherman founder Thom Gelardi, D.C.; Ashley Cleveland, D.C., Simon Senzon, M.A., D.C., Joe Strauss, D.C., and IRAPS keynote speaker Christopher Kent, D.C.
 
Gelardi addresses a question from the audience.
 
 
Sherman President Jerry L. Hardee, Ed.D., poses a question.