Call for Abstracts 2018

IRAPS 2018

International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) 2018 Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts 2018

IRAPS: A Peer-Reviewed Conference on Vertebral Subluxation Research and Philosophy

May 1, 2018: Deadline for submissions
May 15, 2018: Notification to authors
May 22, 2018: Author confirmation to present

Conference Location: Spartanburg, SC, at Summit Pointe Conference Center

Conference Dates: October 6-7, 2018

Conference Link:

IRAPS Conference


On October 6-7, 2018, Sherman College of Chiropractic will host the 15th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic. Continuing education credit will be available; details will be released after speakers have been selected.

The goal of IRAPS 2018 is to bring together leaders in philosophy and research, as well as practitioners who are centered on vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide regarding the subluxation model of chiropractic. Our intent is to foster a view that the chiropractic profession is:

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

IRAPS Conference

Abstract formats

Abstracts are to take the form of short papers having approximately 300 words. References are expected. Use 12 point font size throughout abstract.

Each submission undergoes a peer-reviewed process. Potential presenters should send an abstract and CV (as Word documents) to Ashley Valladares at CVs for co-authors listed in the abstract must also be submitted. The CV should include author’s educational background and other scholarly accomplishments.

The registration fee, including for presenters, is $299 for D.C.s and $69 for non-Sherman students until August 16, 2018 (regular price $349 and $99 respectively). Registration opens July 1, 2018.

IRAPS 2018

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For additional information about the symposium, go to

You may also contact Ashley Valladares at or 800-849-8771, ext. 225.




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For more information, please contact:

Ashley Valladares
Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 225