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FCER’s DCConsult® Web Site Now Open Access

by FCER | 3/9/2009 12:50:16 PM

After carefully listening and reviewing member comments, the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research has opened its popular new DCConsult® website to all at no cost. The former subscription only site has been revamped, with a new emphasis on the needs of the practicing clinician. Driven by two major search engines anyone can now visit www.DCConsult.com and instantaneously run a search for the most current research abstracts. A click of a button and the site immediately translates from English to Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese. For the past two years, it has been the goal of the FCER’s Board of Trustees to provide easy access for the profession to the literature, articles, links, educational products and more. DCConsult is now the globally recognized repository of such information. From South Africa, Evalie K. Heath, DC writes, “This is Wonderful news. A Very Big Thank you for your new policy to make DCConsult available to everyone at no cost. DCConsult will be a wonderful tool for ALL Chiropractors to access chiropractic articles, research and news. Those of us in more remote areas of the Earth (remote from Chiropractic schools and centers of research) and especially those in areas with economic difficulties greatly appreciate this decision.” Dr. Heath goes on to encourage colleagues in Uganda, South Africa, Nambia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Congo: “Dear Africa Members, DCConsult opens the world of Chiropractic information to our very finger tips. Please enjoy this new privilege. Please inform all of your members and colleagues.” FCER’s President, Dr. Charles Herring stated, “As long as new research and articles emerge – DCConsult will never be finished. Information, as well as translations are being added as quickly as possible. The web site will continually change – so visit often.” FCER Vice President, Dr. Ronald Evans explains, "Moving DCConsult into the open access domain has not been without significant challenges. Newer site designs require more data to keep content current. FCER/DCConsult is seeking volunteer expertise to make the content more robust in several ways: 1) Contribution of original Evidence Based Medicine/Evidence Based Principles (EBM/EBP) material, 2) Abstract mining from any source germane to chiropractic science, 3) Book/Textbook recommendations for a website book list, and 4) Occasional chiropractic research consultancy. Never before in the 65-year history of this foundation has the need been greater for the chiropractic profession to step forward and assist with a project of this global magnitude." Coming soon is a FCER Member only section offering free audios, patient handouts and other downloads especially for those who financially support FCER activities. DCConsult would not be possible without the support of Standard Process Inc., National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Future Health Inc., Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, American College of Chiropractic Consultants, College on Forensic Sciences and others. The Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research celebrates its 65th Anniversary in 2009. FCER is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission To promote the health and well being of humanity by encouraging and supporting research and education relative to the field of chiropractic care, and to provide information needed to document and improve chiropractic healthcare capacity worldwide. DCConsult directly aligns with FCER’s mission and is worthy of your support.

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