A Homecoming to Remember!
BCA Conference 2022 – back in person and better than ever.
This year’s BCA conference saw over 300 members, GPs, physiotherapists and other MSK specialists, sponsors, exhibitors and chiropractic students coming together for the first time since 2019 to showcase our common Vision for chiropractic to be integral to UK healthcare and celebrate our Mission of being the home for chiropractors who put patients first.
It was a pleasure to welcome everyone who joined us for our fantastic ‘Homecoming’ at The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham and we hope that it left you with a wide array of new knowledge, multitude of new connections within our community and beyond, and heaps of inspiration for next year’s goals.
We learned, laughed and made memories together, all captured by our talented photographer, Philip Rowley. We are delighted to share with you some of the photos from the weekend, alongside our best highlights. This page also contains some important announcements related to CPD, online access to the conference content, award winners and more. We will be adding more photos in the coming days so please keep an eye on this page.
So, without further ado, scroll down to see what we have prepared for you and thank you for coming!
BCA Conference 2022 in pictures
We hope you enjoyed our incredible speaker line-up, where the best-selling author, TV presenter and full-time GP, Dr Amir Khan, topped the bill with his talk about how solutions lie within a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and better understanding around the different capabilities of healthcare professionals.
Throughout his talk, Dr Khan said, “Patient care is multifaceted and it takes more than one clinician to treat a patient. We need to train more people to work in primary care [and] it would be wonderful for me to be able to refer my patients to chiropractors within the NHS.”
We discussed the opportunities and drawbacks on the journey to chiropractic becoming integral to UK healthcare, discovered the ‘secrets’ of diagnostic ultrasound and dived deep into the chiropractic profession, its challenges and how to overcome them.
We had a huge amount of hands-on workshops, including practical approaches to hip and shoulder pain, self-confidence, Active Release Techniques® for the treatment of lower back pain, and even joint injections. We heard delegates speak of the pride they have in their professional home and we couldn’t be happier that we are delivering what our members and stakeholders want, need and deserve from the British Chiropractic Association.
What really marked the weekend was the positivity, community spirit and enthusiasm of our wonderful delegates, including the members of our student community. 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 conference or not.
What our delegates said about #BCAConference2022
“The British Chiropractic Association conference 2022 was nothing short of spectacular.” – Sophie Donaldson
“Thank you for a wonderful conference from all at Crown Chiropractic here in Ascot.” – Chris Townsend
“What a weekend at the BCA Homecoming conference. Allowing us as students to attend external seminars, network with other chiropractors and finally meet students from other UK institutions was a great privilege to us all. Saturday not only gave me great pride in being a BCA member, but also being part of the WIOC family.” – Kyla Koçak
“It was a total pleasure to meet and interview the very lovely Dr Amir Khan and hear how warmly he spoke about the chiropractic profession.” – Catherine Quinn
BCA Patient Charter
#BCAConference2022 saw the grand launch of the BCA Patient Charter within the healthcare community.
The Patient Charter is now proudly displaying in members’ clinics all around the UK and abroad, for patients to see every day and be reminded of the quality care they’ll receive in the hands of BCA chiropractors. We codified the very central and recurring promises made by any professional clinician to create a vehicle for BCA chiropractors to provide their patients with reassurance that they are regulated, credible, evidence-informed, ethical experts, working within the modern healthcare sector.
As a conference attendee, you had the opportunity to take a picture with the BCA Patient Charter and share a message on what the Charter means to you. We are now pleased to share the digital interactive mosaic that includes all the photos taken throughout the conference weekend, for you to explore and share on your social media channels, websites and blogs.
Search for your colleagues’ names to find out what the Patient Charter means to them.
If you require any additional copies of the Patient Charter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPD Hours and Certificates
This year’s conference brought to you a minimum of 8 CPD hours and a breakdown of the precise number of hours by session will be available on your CPD certification. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive the certificate via email.
BCA Excellence Awards 2022 – Your winners
Saturday night saw our evening social begin with the BCA Excellence Awards 2022, which were voted for by the membership to celebrate the outstanding work of their peers and colleagues. This year’s winners are:
- Chiropractors’ Chiropractor – Chris Chippendale
- New Chiropractor of the Year – Amy Burton
- Clinic of the Year – Village Chiropractic Clinic
In addition, the prestigious Chiropractor of the Year was also awarded to our outstanding member, Philippa Oakley. Voted for by the BCA Board, Philippa was awarded in recognition of the exceptional contribution she has made in the promotion and understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the chiropractic profession
Congratulations to all winners!
Research Award Winners
BCA Conference 2022 offered researchers, scholars, practitioners and students the opportunity to share their research findings in a poster format throughout the conference weekend. Prizes were awarded in each of two categories: student and registered clinician. We are delighted to share with you this year’s winners:
- Student – James West for his research Effectiveness of Active Release Technique in the Treatment of Pain in Patients with Pain from Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis
- Registered Clinician – Dima Ivanova for her research Mixed Methods Systematic Review of the Literature Base Exploring Working Alliance in the Chiropractic Profession
Although the conference was in person this year, we used the Whova platform to connect our delegates, provide online networking opportunities for before, during and after the event, and ensure you had access to all the information you needed throughout the conference weekend.
It was wonderful to see so many attendees talking to each other on the platform, catching up with old friends and colleagues, and forming new connections with our magnificent students through the chat function, submitting questions to the speakers, organising meet-ups, discussing hot industry topics and interacting with our sponsors and exhibitors. These interactions added an extra layer of community spirit to the event and we are delighted to announce the winners from our Passport and Leaderboard Competitions. Congratulations!
Passport Competition Winners:
- Two iGel™ Advance pillows, kindly provided by Kaymed – Shiva Mehrie
- Access to an ART seminar provided by Active Release Techniques® (ART®) Europe – Alex Newton
- An Avenue jewellery case from Lloyd & Whyte – Lucy Thomas
- A £50 Amazon voucher from Jane App – Martyn Clark
- First place prize: £150 John Lewis voucher – Emily Wade
- Second place prize: £100 John Lewis voucher – Kyla Koçak
- Third place prize: £50 John Lewis voucher – Katie Mihalovics
If you missed the event: purchase digital access to the conference content
We are delighted to announce that those members who couldn’t join us in person on 5-6 November will be able to access to the recordings of our plenary sessions from both days for just £99.
Booking opens soon!
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