Deadline Extended for Abstracts: International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) 2022

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Sherman College of Chiropractic has extended the deadline for abstracts for its 17th International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic. To be considered for presentation at IRAPS 2022, abstracts must be submitted by October 1, 2021. IRAPS will be held in conjunction with Lyceum 2022, April 28-30 on the Sherman College campus in Spartanburg, SC.

Topics for abstracts, both for platform and poster presentations, may include:

  • Case studies that focus on the location, analysis and correction of vertebral subluxation (LACVS)
  • Philosophy of chiropractic as a component of LACVS-type care
  • Scholarly pursuits that will advance chiropractic education, practice and the profession

The goal of IRAPS is to bring leaders in philosophy and research together, along with practitioners and educators who are centered on vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide regarding the subluxation model of chiropractic. The program’s intent is to foster a view that the chiropractic profession is centered on vertebral subluxation, based on vitalism, dedicated to research and developing a discipline of philosophy.

Continuing education credit will be available, and attendees may choose to attend the full Lyceum program, including IRAPS, or they may choose a one-day IRAPS-only package. IRAPS speakers will receive a 25% registration discount, and full details will be released after speakers have been selected. Registration for the conference opens in September 2021.

Abstract details

Abstracts are to take the form of short papers having approximately 300 words. References are expected. Each submission undergoes a peer review process. Find out more about IRAPS and view the detailed Call for Submissions, including abstract guidelines, at You may also contact Christopher Kent, D.C., A.C.P., J.D., Director of the Center for Scholarly Activity, at or 800-849-8771, ext. 299.

Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit or call 800-849-8771.


For more information, please contact:

Christopher Kent, D.C., A.C.P., J.D.

Director of the Center for Scholarly Activity

Sherman College of Chiropractic

800-849-8771, ext. 299