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Researchers’ Day

26 May 2022, Utrecht


The draft programme is below. This is subject to change in the lead up to the Convention.

The morning session begins with a very engaging Plenary Session: Do we have equality in chiropractic in Europe?

A healthcare workforce, it’s leaders and researchers should reflect the diversity, equality and inclusiveness of the population it serves. Doing so has shown to positively impact public health. But within European academia and American and Canadian chiropractic institutions, the higher echelons and leadership positions may not yet match this aim.

At the Researchers’ Day morning session, we discuss the status of equality in chiropractic in Europe – from the clinic to research and leadership. We aim to highlight how implicit bias may play a role in inequality, and possible actions to counter implicit bias.


The draft full-day programme is below:

09.00-09.30 Registration and coffee in the BarZone
09:30-11:00 Welcome
Diversity, equity and inclusion in chiropractic.
Chair: Mette Jensen Stochkendahl
09.40 Alison Dantas Building an Understanding of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and how Unconscious Bias Impacts Structure, Research and Outcomes
10.00 Casper Glissmann Nim Gender diversity at the ECU convention
10.20 Ayla Azad Gender diversity in Chiropractic Leadership: A Cross-Sectional Study
10.40 Silvano Mior Diversity and Cultural Competence of Canadian Chiropractors: A National Survey
11.00-11.30 Coffee break in the BarZone
11.30-13.00 Diversity, equity and inclusion in chiropractic – continued.
Panel debate with presenters
13:00-14.00 Lunch break in the BarZone
14.00-14.20 Research news and updates on ECCRE projects
Chair: Annemarie de Zoete
14.00 Henrik Wulff Christensen Update on ECCRE projects
14.10 Luc Ailliet Dutch-Belgian Research Institute of Chiropractic
14.20-15.00 Presentation of PhD projects, research ideas and methodological issues
Chair: Annemarie de Zoete
14.20 Simon Dyrløv Madsen What is usual care for LBP? – a qualitative investigation of three healthcare professions
14.40 Lobke de la Ruelle What are the perceived barriers and facilitators for chiropractic care in older adults with low back pain?
15.00-15.30 Coffee break in the BarZone
15.30-16.30 Presentation of PhD projects, research ideas and methodological issues – continued.
Chair: Annemarie de Zoete
15.30 Joel Carmichael to be confirmed
15.50 Kristina Boe Dissing Headache in Chiropractic practice project – the HIC project
Closing remarks

Researchers’ Day: 6 CPD hours

CALL for Researchers’ Day PhD student and open session presentations

Pre-conference seminar, May 26, 2022 – ECU convention 2022, Utrecht, The Netherlands

We hereby call on PhD students, researchers, and clinicians with a research interest to give 15-minutes presentations about their ongoing projects, ideas, challenges, or methodological experiences related to ongoing projects.

We especially invite PhD students and early carrier researchers (ECRs) to present. The Researchers’ Day is an excellent opportunity to present yourself, meet and network with other ECRs and senior researchers, let others know about your research area, and at the same time improve your presentation skills.

We encourage presenters to share preliminary findings and discuss issues relating to the process of conducting research – not the outcomes (Final results should be presented at the main conference).

Please forward a title, an abstract (max 200 words) and name of presenting author via email to Mette Jensen Stochkendahl,, no later than April 15, 2022.

We welcome abstracts from all, but in case of time restrictions, priority will be given to ECRs.

If you have any questions, please email Mette at the above email address.


Learning aims

The purpose of the Researchers’ Day (RD) is to facilitate networking and academic discussions among researchers within the chiropractic profession and clinicians with a research interest. Specifically, to inspire to reflection about gender equality in research, clinical practice, and chiropractic patients.

Content of the activity

A half-day seminar on gender equality from three perspectives: in research, clinical practice and patients. The morning session includes talks from keynote speakers and interactive discussions with the audience. In the afternoon, we invite all to present ongoing work, new ideas, interesting projects or methodologies. PhD students and early carrier researchers are given priority. Finally, we provide a general news bulletin and updates on the ECCRE projects.

Learning outcomes

  • Consolidated or expanded attendee networks.
  • New ideas and inspiration to own research.
  • Inspiration to engage with multidisciplinary research teams

Delivery methods

  • Platform presentations and discussion, and attendee interactions


  • Full day seminar (09:00-16:30)

Target group

  • Researchers from the chiropractic profession
  • Clinicians with an interest in research topics

Organised by

Researchers’ Day is hosted by the European Academy of Chiropractic (EAC) Special Interests Group (SIG) in Research. The EAC SIG in Research facilitates interaction and collaboration of European researchers with a background in chiropractic. Each year the EAC SIG in Research hosts the ‘Researcher’s Day’ in conjunction with the European Chiropractors’ Union Convention. The purpose of the Researchers’ Day is to provide an opportunity for researchers to interact, learn and formulate common strategies. The Researchers’ Day is sponsored by ECCRE.

Researchers’ Day is organised by the SIG Research (Mette Jensen Stochkendahl (chair)) together with Annemarie de Zoete.

Course Contact Name

Mette Jensen Stochkendahl

Course Contact Email