2014 Education Colloquium

2014 Education Colloquium

On Thursday 17th April 2014 the Department of Chiropractic in the Faculty of Science and Engineering hosted a Chiropractic Education Colloquium. This event provided an opportunity for leading Australian and New Zealand stakeholders in chiropractic education to meet and reflect on pertinent issues facing the profession.

About the event

Chiropractic education in Australia has a rich history that includes the world’s first amalgamation of a chiropractic college with a public university – The Department of Chiropractic at Macquarie University. The seminar aimed to:

  1. Report historical aspects of chiropractic legislation and education in Australia
  2. Inform stakeholders of current best practice in chiropractic education
  3. Advise academic leaders on models of best practice in education

The colloquium provided perspectives from leading honorary life members, academics, regulators and industry advisors active in the profession.

Speakers: Featuring several prominent speakers, including:


8:30amColloquium registration desk opens for participants
9.00amOpen and Acknowledgement,
Dr Rosemary Giuriato (Head of Department of Chiropractic, MQ)
9.15am“The relationship between chiropractic legislation and educational standards in Australia”
Dr Edwin P. Devereaux AM
9.30am“History of Chiropractic education in Australia” Dr Edwin P. Devereaux AM
9:45am“The role of academia in the development of the World Federation of Chiropractic” Dr John A. Sweaney AM
10.15amMorning tea break (discussion and dialogue over refreshments)
10.45am“The current standard of chiropractic education in Australia” Dr Michael Shobbrook
11.00am“Maintaining and developing chiropractic clinical competencies” Dr Phillip Donato OAM
11.15am“Research in education and developing academic capacity” Professor Jon Adams
11.30am“Academic Leadership in Higher Education” Professor Peter Drake AM
11.45amClosing address, Dr Rosemary Giuriato
Back to the top of this page