Dr. Thomas Mack of North East received two professional awards at the Annual Convention of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO) on April 26 -28th 2012 in San Diego, California.

The first award presented, given by ACCO, recognized his dedicated service as president from 2010- 2012.

The ACCO assists in the advancement of chiropractic as a science and healing art; promotes and maintains the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct; fosters research in chiropractic orthopedics; and conducts symposia and conferences.

Also, encourages professional and ethical consultation with members of the chiropractic profession and with other branches of the healing arts and professions; furthers the teachings of chiropractic orthopedics at graduate and post-graduate levels; and fosters and promotes the development of chiropractic orthopedics.

Second, Mack was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC).

The International College of Chiropractic formed in 1938 to promote the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic and to promote the teaching and the study of chiropractic.

The ICCI is a nonprofit organization that encourages a high code of ethics among practitioners, researchers, educators and others in the chiropractic profession.

The Fellow designation is bestowed upon those whose contributions have made or who will make significant impact upon the science of chiropractic and to those who render valuable and meritorious service to the profession.

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Fellowship nominations must be made to the Secretary of the ICC before their annual meeting, which occurs each year during the annual meeting of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Trustees of the ICC vote on nominee. Dr. Mack was inducted at a luncheon at the conference.

In 2003, Dr. Mack was awarded Fellow by the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and received diplomate status (DABCO) in 2000 after four years of post -graduate studies and passing the exam in Chicago IL in 2000. In 2004, he was invited to join the Academy as a Fellow (FACO). He has participated in many of the activities of both the ACO and ACCO.

Dr. Mack has designed and proctored exams, developed annual clinical review programs for the ACCO working with leading lecturers in musculoskeletal and conservative orthopedic diagnosis and treatment. His recent FICC award recognizes his distinguished service to the profession.

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