President’s Report: Growing Momentum, Through Focus and Passion
Having stepped into the role of ASRF President in the 2021-22 financial year, it has been my absolute pleasure to see the Foundation go from strength-to-strength, with the support of the ASRF Board and team, who have an ongoing passion for funding and sharing chiropractic research with our community. With the steady growth of our team after a re-structure several years ago, we’ve had increased capacity to create income from events and resources, which has allowed us to approve funding for more research projects from the 2022 Grants Round than we’ve been able to in a single year, for several years. This is an achievement that we’re very proud of.
Our Strategic Plan for 2022-23 had a clear focus on increasing our funded research, as well as our reach across the globe and communications to our tribe, so that we continue to be a Foundation that has a significant impact on the chiropractic research that is available worldwide. We can happily say that we have achieved our goals – see our Research Highlights below. Not only that, but we were able to substantially expand our research-related content and resources. With the continuation of the ASRF Case Report Project, I am constantly amazed at the cases brought forward. Chiropractic is such an important art, that brings results in so many areas of life. I am excited to see this year’s case reports being published, and to see what interesting cases you – our tribe – will submit next year. It’s certainly a great time for chiropractic research.
“As our momentum grows, we are increasingly reinvigorated about our Vision and Mission”.
This past year saw the introduction of the ASRF Research for Practice Podcast, which is showcasing some of the amazing researchers and great minds of our profession – it’s one of the ways we have increased our communications, and we look forward to many great episodes to come.
We held several fantastic events, allowing us to re-connect with our community and grow our knowledge, as well as providing important income for the Foundation. One of the highlights of the year was the awarding of the ‘ASRF John Hinwood Research Award’ to our recent past-President Dr Craig Foote, for his outstanding contributions to the ASRF and chiropractic research – we were so happy to be able to recognise Dr Craig in this way.
I’d like to close by thanking our Members, Donors and Commercial Supporters for their continued support – we truly appreciate your commitment.
Dr Ryan Seaman, President