International Research and Philosophy Symposium

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In spring 2020, Sherman College’s Office of Academic Affairs committed its focus and resources to ensuring a smooth transition to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been carefully monitoring events and recognize that the spread of this virus will have long-term effects on many chiropractic offices and research opportunities. Due to these considerations, we regret to announce that our 17th International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) has been postponed until 2021.

While we are disappointed to not see everyone and hear the latest in evidence-based research and principled philosophy at IRAPS this year, the college looks forward to further improving this seminar and hosting IRAPS once again in October 2021.

The International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) is a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and philosophy of chiropractic.

IRAPS brings together leaders in subluxation focused philosophy and evidence-informed research, along with practitioners and educators centered on vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide. 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 


Topic 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


Gelardi Student Center
2020 Springfield Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 29316
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Spartangburg Marriot
299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
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For More Information

Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.

Director for Scholarly Activity

Angel Radick B.S.

Coordinator for Academic Affairs