European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE)

ECCRE is a European research centre established through a co-operation between the European Chiropractors' Union (ECU), the Danish Chiropractic Association (DKF) and the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB)

Focus

The ECCRE is to become a European leader in facilitating research of relevance to the chiropractic profession and patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

The ECCRE is to establish an evidence-based foundation for the development of chiropractic principles and practice in the European Countries.

CARL Fellows work on joint projects 24/7 – literally. Due to the geographical grouping of the fellows at least one fellow is always ready to work on a project at a given time during the day.

 

The CARL Fellows reveal this in their latest newsletter, which has just been released and the mental image of fellows working all the time illustrates the activity level in the group very well; all the fellows have been very busy since the release of the first newsletter in the summer of 2017.

 

CARL Fellows have authored or co-authored three published papers, with four more submitted for publication and under review, and ongoing research projects involving CARL Fellows were presented at four different scientific conferences in Norway and Australia.

 

The CARL Fellows first met in the spring of 2017 at the summit at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark, with the aim of getting to know each other. When they meet again at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in 2018 for the second summit, they will work on joint research projects; they will also be introduced to a new initiative, Breakfast with CARL, keynote lectures by local leaders providing mentorship in a diverse and challenging array of topics. After the summit they will attend the Research Day at the Canadian Chiropractic Association’s 2018 National Convention.

 

Read the full CARL newsletter issue no. 2 here.

 

CARL is financed by grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and ECCRE and funding from the World Federation of Chiropractic, Canadian Chiropractic Association Member, NIKKB, University of Technology Sydney and Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors.