There is no better way to express the intent of the IACN than to look at our current membership.
Besides being completely apolitical, maintaining strict standards and establishing neurologist certification, since its creation in 1997, the IACN has accomplished many firsts in chiropractic specialty education. The IACN board members were the first chiropractic neurology organization to employ the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) and Professional Evaluation Services (PES), to assist in test development. The IACN was also the first chiropractic neurology organization to join the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA-Now NCCA), develop specialty certification in electrodiagnosis, and have multiple specialty boards examine together. It is also the first group to hold an international meeting for ALL chiropractic neurologists, regardless of designation. The IACN is the first neurology diplomate organization to have a professional journal by which to communicate to its members and the greater clinical community.
In some way the IACN has addressed all of the points brought up in the mission statement, but the work is voluminous and it is more of a journey than it is a destination. The IACN would not exist without the wonderful people who have taken this pristine idea and donated countless hours of time, energy and resources to make it a reality. Over the years we have argued, laughed, shared, and learned. Members of the IACN have grown to become a family of close and dear friends, and I appreciate and thank each of you and send my warmest personal regards.
Judy A. Lipka, DC, CCSP, DACNB, FIACN
Mission of the Academy
The mission of the IACN is to provide an outlet for expression and communication of professional opinions for the benefit and enhancement of the neurological sciences as they relate to the chiropractic profession for the best service to humankind. Further, the IACN promotes the proper use of principles and techniques in the field of chiropractic neurology and support those principles, policies and practices that seek the attainment of the highest order of excellence in neurologic skills directed at patient care by doctors of chiropractic.
The IACN serves to promote the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct amongst chiropractic neurologists.
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