From the Director

Ongoing posts filled with information for those interested in the latest from Life University’s Octagon.  Please check back regularly for information from the Octagon’s Director, Dr. Clum.

Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 by mshaul

Dear Colleagues and Friends, One of the key recommendations that emerged from the Octagon Conference 2014 called for the formation of a “center” at Life University focusing on the areas of compassion, integrity and secular ethics. Following the April 2014 Octagon Conference a great deal of work was put into envisioning such a center and developing a proposal to be presented to President Riekeman in hopes of gaining his support for the idea. During the summer several meetings were held with President Riekeman that resulted in his enthu...

Octagon Conference 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014 by mshaul

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am very pleased to report on the Octagon Conference 2014 held last month on the campus of Life University! Late in 2013 President Riekeman requested that The Octagon accept as a focus of its activities over the next five years the Life University core proficiency of “Integrity and Citizenship”. To this end we went about assembling a gathering of scholars, researchers, academics and clinicians keen on bringing greater attention to matters of integrity and citizenship. The simplest way I can say it is t...

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The Upcoming Year

Monday, 27 January 2014 by mshaul

January 2014 Dear Colleagues, As 2014 begins, the American population is continuing its participation in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). This is the year when it all gets “real”. Everyone—from patient to provider and from policy makers to politicians—is holding their breath to some degree as this grand experiment begins the process of making care and payment available to people across the country.  The Octagon is pleased to offer you several important resources to help you bette...

Workshop dates

Sunday, 28 July 2013 by mshaul

April 25, 2013 Dear Colleagues, As promised on March 29, 2013 I am pleased to advise you of the dates for the workshop related to reverse engineering the findings expressed in “scenario four” of the Institute for Alternative Futures (www.altfutures.org) report: Chiropractic 2025. I am equally pleased to bring you some additional detail to the structure of the meetings being planned as well as related to the participants to be involved. September 12-14, 2013 on the campus of Life University, Marietta, Georgia will be the date of the w...

Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) meeting

Monday, 4 February 2013 by mshaul

March 29, 2013 Dear Colleague: On Friday, March 15, 2013 at the annual meeting of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) held at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. the opening plenary session and keynote for the gathering was presented by Clem Bezold, Ph.D. president and founder of the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF). Dr. Bezold and his colleagues at the IAF recently completed their third report focusing on the chiropractic profession. The latest iteration looks at the possibilities for the profession in 2025...

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