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Planning Committee

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Jason Busse, DC, PhD 

Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Health Research Methods, McMaster University 

Director, National Pain Centre

Associate Director, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research 

Dr. Jason Busse is a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Health, Evidence & Impact at McMaster University, Director of the National Pain Centre, Associate Director for the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Director of Research for the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans. He holds a Canada Research Chair in the prevention and management of chronic pain and has authored over 300 publications.

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Jacquelyn Dobinson

Coordinator of Clinical Experiences

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)

Jacquelyn Dobinson is the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree from Carleton University in Human Rights and Women Studies and has recently completed her Master’s of Education degree with a concentration in Health Professions Education through the University of Ottawa. During her studies, Jacquelyn has developed a keen interest in program planning and program evaluation, which she is using to support the development of the PIE Conference.

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Scott Dunham, BSc, DC, MSc, MEd

Director of Education Year 1, Curriculum and Faculty Development 

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 

Dr. Scott Dunham is a Director of Education at CMCC, including responsibilities with curriculum and faculty development. In addition to 7 years of academic leadership, Dr. Dunham has taught in diverse environments including clinical supervision (5 years) and faculty roles (4 years). In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic, he has completed a Master of Science, Master of Education and certificate in Executive Leadership.  His research interests lie in student performance and wellness.  He delivers consent training to first year students and is actively involved in orientation and student academic supports.  He chairs the campus health committee and sits on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee.

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Joshua Goldenberg, ND, FABNG 

Naturopathic Doctor, Goldenberg GI Center 

Research Investigator, Helfgott Research Institute 
Professor, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine 

Dr. Goldenberg is a well-respected academic researcher focusing on evidence synthesis with publications in high-impact journals such as JAMA and the BMJ. He received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and his Bachelor's in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a past President of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Gastroenterology.

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Craig Jacobs, BFA, DC, FCCS(C), MSc

Director, Clinical Education and Patient Care

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Dr. Craig Jacobs is the Director of Clinical Education and Patient Care at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and a scientist with the Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Jacobs holds a Master of Science from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto where he studied musculoskeletal injuries in professional dancers in international elite dance companies as well as conducted a systematic review of injuries in dancers. This is a special interest of his as he was previously a professional contemporary dancer with the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. Dr. Jacobs maintains a clinical practice in Toronto. He is currently on the Leadership and Clinical Quality Committees for GLA:D Canada which is an evidence-based education and exercise program for people with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. He is passionate about promoting evidence based clinical practice skill development in healthcare education and excited to welcome you to Toronto for PIE 2023.

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Alex Lee, DC, FRCCSS(C) 

Faculty and Assistant Professor

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor and Primary Clinician at CMCC, Chair of the Research and Education Committee of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada), member of the Research Commission of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, Executive Director of the Sports & Exercise Collaborative for Health Practice-based Research Network of Canadian Chiropractors Working in Sport (SERCH PBRN-ChiroSport). He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal Chiropractic Education and the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. His research interests include sports-focused chiropractic research, research development, and patient safety. He practices at Velocity Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation and he has worked as a provider in both the amateur and elite levels of hockey, martial arts, wrestling, volleyball, track & field, and endurance sports.

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Ron LeFebvre, MA, DC

Professor of Clinical Education

University of Westerns States

Dr. Ron LeFebvre is a full professor in the Division of Clinical Education. He serves as the project manager directing the creation of protocols and care pathways for the UWS clinic system. Starting in 2004, he helped to design and   implement a National Institutes of Health funded project with the goal of improving students’ skills at incorporating research evidence into everyday clinical practice. His major areas of expertise are in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions and physical rehabilitation.

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Cynthia Long, PhD, PStat

Professor & Dean of Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic                                               
Director, Office of Data Management & Biostatistics, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

Dr. Cynthia Long was the principal investigator of Palmer’s R25 NIH/NCCIH research education grant award from 2007-2017. Our initiatives were focused on faculty development in EBCP principles, practice and teaching to prepare and support faculty to integrate EBCP concepts and practices throughout coursework and the clinical internship. It was a privilege to work with committed faculty toward these goals. Palmer College’s Davenport campus hosted the 2015 PIE conference. She looks forward to being part of another successful PIE conference on the CMCC campus.

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Dana Madigan, DC, MPH, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences,

School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences, National University of Health Sciences

As a chiropractic student, Dana worked in the research department and benefited from the curricular changes centered around integrating evidence into practice. That foundation was instrumental in emphasizing the practical use of evidence in informing clinical practice and health policy to improve health care. In addition to her research, Dana has enjoyed facilitating journal clubs and teaching chiropractic, naturopathic, massage therapy, and public health students.

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Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC

Interim Dean, Logan University

As an energetic international speaker, educator and practitioner Dr. Petrocco-Napuli’s lectures correlate everyday practice with cutting-edge, evidence-based information. By sharing her passion as a provider and incorporating learner-centered strategies, her lectures inform, challenge and enlighten. 


After completing her chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), Dr. Petrocco-Napuli began a postdoctoral fellowship in technique at New York Chiropractic College. She also achieved a master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. She is currently the Interim Dean College of Chiropractic at Logan University and maintains adjunct status for helping co-develop the New York Chiropractic College’s Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction program. Dr. Petrocco-Napuli is the immediate past President of the ACA Council on Women’s Health. Recently, in recognition of her service to the profession, she was elected a Fellow in the International College of Chiropractors. 

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Katie Pohlman, DC, MS, PhD

Director of Research at Parker University
Chiropractic Academy of Research and Leadership (CARL) Fellow

Dr. Katherine Pohlman is Director of Research and Professor at Parker University. She is currently the Vice Chair of the World Federation of Chiropractic – Research Council, Vice Chair of the Research Workgroup for Chiropractic Future, and a Senior Fellow of the Chiropractic Academy of Research and Leadership (CARL) program. She received Researcher of the Year in 2020 from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), has served as the Vice President of the ACA’s Council on Women’s Health and the ACA’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Dr. Pohlman received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and M.S. in Clinical Research from Palmer College of Chiropractic and her Ph.D. in Pediatrics from the University of Alberta. She is an expert in study methodology, as well as in patient safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care in special populations including children, adolescences, pregnant/post-partum individuals, and overall women’s health.

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John Stites, DC, DACBR, DACO

Former Professor and Director of Clinics, Palmer College of Chiropractic

Dr. John Stites recently retired from Palmer College of Chiropractic as a Professor and the Director of Clinics. He has a DC degree and has a Diplomates in Radiology and Orthopedics. He has worked as an editor, editorial board member and peer reviewer for a number of publications including JCCA and Spine. He has provided chiropractic care in an interdisciplinary Community Health Care center. Dr. Stites has served as the chair of the Chiropractic Health Care section of the American Public Health Association and has spent many years on the Governing Council. He has participated in advisory councils for the Iowa Department of Public Health as well as for managed care organizations. For the past nine years he was invited to be a tutor in the seminal workshop in Evidence-Based Clinical Practice at McMaster University. Dr. Stites has developed multiple workshops and programs on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice and has lectured extensively on the subject for chiropractors and complementary and integrative practitioners. He has organized the teaching tracks of all the PIE conferences to date. A 1979 Palmer graduate, he had been on faculty from 1983-2020. 

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Anthony Tibbles, BSc (Hons), DC, FCCS(C)

Dean, Clinics 

Clinic Management, Clinical Education 
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Dr. Anthony Tibbles is the Dean of Clinics at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the executive responsible for the Department of Continuing Education. In these roles, he strongly supports the inclusion of Evidence-Based Practice skills as competencies essential to the development of chiropractors. He is a graduate of CMCC, and a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sciences (Canada). He has worked for inclusion of Evidence-Based Practice competencies in the Graduate Competency set of CMCC, the Doctor of Chiropractic Entry-to-Practice Competencies of the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada, and the blueprint for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.

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