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Chiropractors & Osteopaths Musculo-Skeletal Interest Group (COMSIG): Presidents report

Walker, B.F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8506-6740 (1992) Chiropractors & Osteopaths Musculo-Skeletal Interest Group (COMSIG): Presidents report. COMSIG Review, 1 (1). p. 2.

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The Chiropractors & Osteopaths Musculo-Skeletal Interest Group evolved from regular clinical meetings at Ringwood Clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic in Melbourne

In 1987 the Directors of the clinic Bruce F. Walker D.C. and Alison Hogg MB.BS. (Hons), FRACGP. Decided to invite a range of guest speakers (on musculo-skeletal topics) to give an address every 6 weeks

Local practitioners of all persuasions were invited to attend these meetings. Although all groups were represented, by far the greatest interest shown by the chiropractors and osteopaths

In 1989 Peter D. Werth B.App.Sc.(Chiro) joined the team and together with the writer formulated a plan to broaden the list of invited guests to all registered chiropractors and osteopaths in Melbourne

Naturally, this required a larger venue and organisation. After several successful meetings attracting groups of 60 to 70 practitioners we formalised the COMSIG organisation and gained the invaluable assistance of David de l Harpe B.Sc., B.App.Sc.(Chiro), MB.,BS., Shane Carter B.App.Sc.(Chiro) and Simon Clement D.O. on our committee. More recently Shane Carter left for overseas and was ably replaced by Miriam Bourke B.App.Sc.(Chiro)

This year COMSIG incorporated under the name of the long established Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia

So, what is COMSIG and what are it’s objectives? COMSIG is a special interest group of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia. More specifically, it is an affiliation of Chiropractors and Osteopaths with interests pertaining to the musculo-skeletal system

The objectives for which COMSIG was established are:

a. to promote knowledge of disorders of the musculo-skeletal system.
b. to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas related to such disorders.
c. to educate chiropractors, osteopaths and other health professionals about the diagnosis and management of such disorders.
d. to encourage the diagnosis and management of musculo-skeletal disorders in a scientific and ethical manner.
e. to conduct, promote, and arrange meetings, seminars, symposia, conferences, and lectures on musculo-skeletal disorders.
f. to foster research into musculo-skeletal disorders.

Importantly, COMSIG is not a political organisation but rather an academic organisation arising from the practitioner ranks of the professions

We encourage all those with an interest in musculo-skeletal disorders to join COMSIG and participate in its development. An application form is enclosed, or available from the Secretary…

Keywords: Chiropractic, osteopathy, Australia, education

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Biomed Central
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