William Meeker, DC, MPH, FPAC
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 8:00am


Chiropractic Research and Policy Developments That Can Help You Now

Sponsored by Palmer College of Chiropractic West

The Chiropractic profession is entering a new historical phase as a result of current developments. These include:

  1. Opportunities and challenges regarding the pain epidemic in the US, and the attendant overuse and abuse of opioid and other drugs;
  2. New attitudes, dialogs, policies, and regulations that are redefining the healthcare practice environment;
  3. Cutting-edge research that demonstrates the value of chiropractic care;
  4. Surprising results from the most recent Palmer/Gallup Survey of American’s views on chiropractic;
  5. Interdisciplinary practice models that are starting to make a difference.

This presentation will explain how these developments are currently impacting chiropractic and lead a discussion on how practices could evolve as a result.


William Meeker, DC, MPH, FPAC, President, Palmer West Campus, received his B.A. in political science from Wabash College in 1973, his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in 1982, and his Master of Public Health from San Jose State University in 1988. After serving 12 years as the vice president for research at Palmer and as director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Dr. Meeker was appointed president of the Palmer West campus in San Jose, Calif., in 2007.

He was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH, and the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. Currently, he’s on the boards of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. He serves on the editorial boards of The Spine Journal, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Explore, The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and others.

In his 35 years in the profession, Dr. Meeker has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters, and has made more than 100 scientific and policy presentations to multidisciplinary audiences around the world. He was named a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic in 1995.