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  Fall Lyceum and IRAPS Join Forces for an Exciting Weekend
by Director of Continuing Education Rebecca Clusserath


Rebecca Clusserath
Director of
Continuing Education

Fall Lyceum featuring the International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) attracted nearly 200 chiropractors and students to Sherman College campus November 3-5.

It was an excellent weekend of scholarly straight chiropractic discussion on adaptation and vertebral subluxation; Fall Lyceum also offered outstanding professional success programs by Tony Palermo, D.C., Shawn Powers, D.C., and Dennis Perman, D.C.

A special nuts-and-bolts success session for students with Palermo, Powers and Perman took place on Friday night, attracting 65 participants. “The Friday night student session was awesome,” says Chiropractic Student Government President Robin Pace. “I’m so glad students took advantage of the intense and intimate atmosphere offered in this informative session.”

All attendees enjoyed a diversity of both speakers and topics. Featured speakers included cellular biologist Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., and Texas A&M University Professor of Sociology Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, Ph.D. Following dinner at the Spartanburg Marriott on Saturday night was a lively panel discussion led by Philosophy Department Chair Bill Decken, D.C.

Congratulations to John Hart, D.C., for his research presentation “Adaptation as Health” and Brett Casanova, D.C., for her philosophy presentation, “Adaptation: Adjustment vs. Manipulation.” Their presentations were ranked as the best presentations in research and philosophy as voted by their peers, and each won a $250 cash prize.

In addition, participants of the college’s inaugural class of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) program dovetailed with Fall Lyceum/IRAPS to complete their third live session component. The ACP will soon enroll its second class, to commence at Lyceum 2007. For details about the ACP program, view the ACP web page or contact Decken via e-mail.

Watch for more details about Fall Lyceum and IRAPS in the winter issue of Straight from Sherman.