Abstracts for Clinical Evidence (ACE) Poster Presentation at Parker Seminars Las Vegas 2023


2023 Call for Abstracts:

Parker Seminars and Parker Research Center are pleased to host the 2nd Annual Abstracts
for Clinical Evidence (ACE) program at Parker Seminars Las Vegas, February 23-25, 2023. This new venue provides an opportunity to share current evidence directly to clinicians. It is prepared by an international team of clinicians and scientists using the latest digital poster technology, iPoster, an online interactive, multimedia, virtual poster platform. This is your opportunity to present your high-quality, rigorous research with fellow colleagues.

Accepted study designs:

  • Original Research (clinical trials, epidemiology/health service research)
  • Literature/Systematic/Scoping Reviews
  • Case Studies/Case Series
Topics include clinically relevant research in:
  • Chiropractic
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Human Performance

Accepted research will be:

  • Previously published literature (published within the past 3 years)
  • Encore presentations
  • New, unpublished research

Submissions are encouraged from:

  • Scientists
  • Full-time Clinicians
  • Faculty
  • Students

CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the best poster submitted by:

  • Early Career Scientist (within 5 years of terminal academic program)
  • Independent Scientist (5 years post PhD)
  • Full-Time Clinician
  • Clinician Scientist
  • Teaching Faculty

Additional Awards:

  • Top Overall Poster
  • People’s Choice

ACE Submission Steps:

  1. Submit ‘Interest Form’ below regarding your clinically relevant research. No full written abstract will be required. The purpose of the interest form is to screen for clinical relevance and ethical research practices. The deadline to complete this interest form is November 1, 2022 @11:59pm CST. If accepted, you will receive a personalized link to create an abstract digital poster for review within 10 business days of submitting interest form. Acceptance of interest form does not guarantee admittance into ACE poster presentation. Admittance will be based on development of iPoster. If declined, the reason will be shared with you.
  2. Create and submit your digital poster to ACE Planning Committee for review and final acceptance (instructions will be provided in personalized link). The deadline to finalize and submit digital platform posters to the Planning Committee for review is December 1 @ 11:59pm CST.

    Decisions of abstract acceptance will be made based on the finalized digital poster submitted. Feedback will be provided based on decision. Opportunities for revisions and resubmission may be available.

  3. Once finalized AND accepted, attend Parker Seminars: Las Vegas, February 23-25, 2023 to present and share your work at the largest Chiropractic conference in the world.

Note: All accepted digital posters must have at least one author registered and available for presentation for Parker Seminars: Las Vegas, February 23-25, 2023.


Submission of Interest Due November 1, 2022


Additional ACE Opportunities:

Platform Presentations

Top posters for each topic (chiropractic, neuroscience, nutrition, and human performance) will be invited to give a 4-minute platform presentation of their digital poster during an ACE Break (expo break times). This opportunity is available for: Clinicians, Clinician-Scientists, Faculty, and Students. (Full-time scientists – see Research Spotlight opportunity below). Following presentations, the best poster presentation will receive a $500 cash prize, as judged by members of the ACE planning committee. Announcements of top posters eligible for platform presentation will be February 2nd, 2023. Participation in platform presentation selection is not requirement for all submissions. Please be sure to acknowledge your interest to participate within your interest form submission.


Research Spotlight

Beginning in 2023, Parker Seminars will be hosting a Premier Workshop focused exclusively on SCIENCE! Research Spotlight Opportunities will be available for full-time scientists with an accepted ACE abstract. The Research Spotlight will consist of a 10-minute commentary (similar to a ‘TEDtalk’) over the scientist’s research profile and must include the study highlighted in the accepted ACE abstract. Announcements of individuals accepted for this opportunity will be made on January 9th, 2023.


Student Mentorship

Parker Research Center’s mission includes providing students from all Chiropractic universities the opportunity to learn more about the process of developing quality research. Students in clinical rotations are welcomed and encouraged to submit their own case studies for review. For students who would like to learn more about the process of developing research and take initial steps towards performing quality research, the ACE committee has asked submitting authors if they are willing to allow students to be a part of their poster design process. This will allow students to ask questions about the development of the research project and see what the development of a research poster looks like. Opportunities will be first come first served and based on willingness to mentor by submitting authors. If you are interested, please fill out the following survey form by November 1st, 2022. Thank you for your interest in research and science!

If you have trouble or have questions, please contact the Research Center via email at

ACE Planning Committee

  • Katie Pohlman, DC, MS, PhD (Chair) – Director of Research @ Parker University
  • Martha Funabashi, MSc, PhD (Independent Scientist rep) – Clinical Research Scientist @ CMCC
  • Chris Malaya, DC, PhD(c) (Student rep) – Clinician Scientist @ Parker University
  • Amy Miller, DC, PhD (International, Early Career rep) – Lecturer @ AECC University
  • Charles Penza, DC, PhD (VA Clinician Scientist rep) – Clinician Scientist @ Orlando VAMC
  • Dean Smith, DC, PhD, (Clinician Scientist rep) – Clinical Professor @ Miami University
  • Michael Swain, PhD, MPhil, MChiroprac, FRCC (Hon) (International, Independent Scientist rep) – Senior Lecturer in Chiropractic @ Macquarie University
  • Kenneth Weber, DC, PhD (Early Career rep) – Instructor @ Stanford University
  • Beth Carleo, DC (Teaching Faculty Rep) – Teaching Faculty @ Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida
  • Shannon Schueren, DC, MS – ACE Project Coordinator @ Parker University
  • Austin Parker, DC student (Student Rep) – Parker University

Research Areas