CARL Program Report

CARL FellowsLast month Australian chiropractic researchers Matthew Fernandez, Katie de Luca, Mike Swain and Craig Moore joined up with the international team of the Chiropractic Academy of Research Leadership (CARL) fellows for the 2nd annual residential held this year at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in Canada and hosted by Professor Greg Kawchuk.

This engaging 4-day program included face-to-face workshops aimed to move forward current CARL research projects and develop future CARL research project collaborations for the coming year.

This year's program also involved presentations, training and discussion on leadership and research more generally. These sessions included inspiring and informative presentations and interviews from Canadian leaders representing academia, business and team management perspectives. Presenters included David Mowat, ATB President & CEO who discussed the leadership development and enhancement within business; Dr Margaret-Ann Armour, a legendary leader for women in science and Patrick Pilarski, an expert in the current and future role of machine intelligence in patient rehabilitation.  

The busy week finished with a visit to the Canadian Chiropractic Association Conference in Calgary, where CARL fellows presented their research work in the morning and the CARL program leaders Professor Jon Adams, Professor Jan Hartvigsen and Professor Greg Kawchuk delivered Ted style talks in the afternoon.

The Chiropractic Academy of Research leadership (CARL) program aims to link promising early/mid stage career researchers who are dedicated to developing a global research network to support high quality chiropractic research evidence. For more information about the CARL program please visit the CARL Research Fellows website.

By Dr Craig Moore