BCA Conference 2019: round up

Thank you for a fantastic weekend!_prp6913
Conference, you were wonderful!
So much positivity, so much community, so much fun!

BCA Conference 2019 did not disappoint. With over 260 attendees, we doubled our numbers from 2018 and added extra capacity to enable students to attend from the four educational institutions. All the delegates came to learn, connect and see what the BCA is all about. They enjoyed our incredible speaker line-up, where the world-renowned Professor Jan Hartvigsen topped the bill, who between them collectively covered every age of the human patient and even our animal patients.

The transformation the Association has worked hard to achieve in the last couple of years was evident this weekend, as we almost doubled the numbers at our annual conference from last year and added capacity to make it possible for students to attend.

We heard delegates speak of the pride they have in their dynamic BCA and we couldn’t be happier that we are delivering what our members and stakeholders want, need and deserve from the British Chiropractic Association.

Excitement at the AGM: BCA Board Election results & a surprise Award

The weekend started on Friday evening at our AGM, where the results of our Board Elections took place.
As none of the positions were contested those who put themselves forward for Board roles have been elected, in line with our Memorandum and Articles.
Therefore the BCA Board, elected on a two year term, are:
  • Catherine Quinn – President
  • Steve Williams – Vice President_prp0563
  • Tim Button – Treasurer
  • Matthew Clifton-Hadley – Board Member
  • Owain Evans – Board Member
  • John Williamson – Board Member
  • Ulrik Sandstrøm – Board Member
There is one vacant Board Member position which the team are discussing how best to fill in line with our Memorandum and Articles.
There was also a very special surprise for the BCA’s Customer and Operations Manager, Anne Barlow, (pictured) who was presented with the President’s Award for her dedication to the BCA over the last 15 years.

BCA Awards 2019 – your winners!

Saturday night saw our evening social begin with the BCA Awards 2019, which are voted for by the membership to celebrate the outstanding work of members. This year’s winners are:bca-award-winners-2019
Young Associate of the Year:  Maria Laoudikou
Reception Team of the Year:  AECC University College
Clinic of the Year:  Liverpool Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic
Chiropractor’s Chiropractor:  Elisabeth Davidson
In addition to these membership-voted awards, the prestigious Chiropractor of the Year award was given. This is voted for by the BCA Board and went to Jonathan Field for his work giving chiropractic a high public profile in the local and national health communities. He is an example of how chiropractors can and should look beyond the typical arenas we work in.
Congratulations to everyone nominated and to our winners!

It wasn’t just about learning…

Up and at ’em!

Thanks to those who made it for the 07.00 run on Saturday morning – it was a great way to start the day and made sure we were true to the advice we patients out about moving more to patients. It’s also handily in-keeping with the theme of ‘keeping spine active’ for World Spine Day on 16th October.

It really was the ‘Greatest Social’_prp1410

We have already heard from many of you that this was “the best” conference you have ever been to, which we are delighted about! It’s evident that our members know how to party!
A huge thank you to your ‘chiropractic band’ Audible Release for getting the party off to a fantastic start after the BCA Awards on Saturday. We’re enjoying seeing your photo-booth pictures on social media and laughing at how competitive you all got over the fairground games!

Research Poster Winner

Congratulations to Sam Ogilvie who scooped the prize for best research poster! Sam received £250 from the Chiropractic Research Council (CRC), who generously supported this initiative, to encourage more researchers within the chiropractic profession and at the BCA conference.

How do you top such a good weekend?

If you thought that 2019 was a good BCA Conference, then just wait to see what we have in store for you next year! 2020 marks the 95th anniversary of the BCA, so we’ll be celebrating this in style!
Expect more great speakers, more interactive workshops, more fun and more chiropractors!

Thank you to all of our phenomenal speakers and to our wonderful sponsors for their generous support.

We are proud to represent such a dynamic group of professionals. Thank you, thank you, thank you #BCAfamily. This is just the beginning of what is set to be a very exciting chapter for the BCA, thank you all for being part of it, whether you made it to the conference or not.