by John Weeks, Publisher Editor of The Integrator Blog News & ReportsHorace Elliott to step down after 27 years with the National Board of Chiropractic ExaminersTwice granted honorary doctorates by the chiropractic organizations, Horace Elliott will be celebrated on October 30, 2013

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports

Horace Elliott to step down after 27 years with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Twice granted honorary doctorates by the chiropractic organizations, Horace Elliott will be celebrated on October 30, 2013 in Greeley, Colorado, by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).  The organization is holding a reception “to honor for his 27 years of service to the chiropractic profession.” The executive vice president to the chiropractic profession’s testing agency, is a strong believer in the value of collaboration and interprofessional teams in providing optimal care, Elliott was a champion of NBCE’s decision to become a member of the interprofessional Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) for which he has served on the board and as chair of the finance committee.

Comment: Fine man. It has been a personal pleasure to have had a chance to work closely with Horace from time-to-time via his ACCAHC role.  

Disease Proof: new book from Yale integrative and preventive medicine leader David Katz, MD, MPH  

The new book by Yale integrative and preventive medicine leader David Katz, MD. MPH, is Disease Proof: The Remarkable Truth about What Makes Us Well. Katz argues that 80% of disease risk can be limited through “four simple things—not smoking, eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy weight.” An ad for the book says Katz “equips readers with the knowledge to manage weight, improve immune function, reprogram our genes, and prevent and reverse life-altering illnesses.”

Comment: Katz, who founded Yale Integrative Medicine, has perhaps the strongest prevention and public health pedigree of any integrative medicine leader. He serves as the chair of the steering committee of the Health Resources Services Administration-funded National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine, a.k.a., Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine (IMPriME).

American Chiropractic Association selects James Potter as new CEO

The American Chiropractic Association announced that it has selected James G. Potter as its Chief Executive Officer. Potter is an experienced association director who comes from the American Academy of Physician Assistants where he served as Senior Vice President and Interim CEO. Potter previously directed government relations at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and held positions with radiologists and with the American Medical Association. He joined ACA in mid-September, replacing Bill O’Connell.