January 12, 2021

Happy New Year to all ACBSP™ Certificants!
2021 will bring more changes to the ACBSP™.  The symposium committee was thrilled to bring you the excitement of Pittsburgh with 24 hours of new speakers and several hands-on topics in a new venue.  The theme of Hands Off 2020, Hands On 2021 was selected to highlight this program; however, the pandemic had other plans.  As a result, the ACBSP™ will present our Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium scheduled for April in a virtual format.  We will offer 12 synchronous hours of live presentations. 12 asynchronous hours will also be included as part of the symposium registration package.  Block April 24 and 25 on your calendars for this exciting event!  More will be announced in the next two weeks as the event package is finalized.
Remember to take advantage of the discount period to pay your 2021 Certification Maintenance Fee.  Fees will be increasing on February 1st.  The updated form allows e-signatures through Adobe sign.  After completing and submitting your registration form, the national office sends a “second” email.  Submit the second and DONE!  The whole process takes only a few minutes. Be sure to check all of your email addresses to ensure you receive the notice, and please make sure to update your preferred email address with the home office.
As a reminder, if you plan on submitting an abstract for your written DACBSP® requirement, the deadline is February 1, 2021.  DACSBP® candidates, do not fear this diplomate requirement—it is only 250 words and you can do it!  Submit your completed abstracts to abstracts@acbsp.com.
Nominations for the Board of Directors’ two open DACBSP® positions has closed.  Several names were submitted, and the nomination committee will soon provide a ballot for elections to be held in February.  We are excited to see so many new names on the list!  Taking an active role in the ACBSP™ and bringing new ideas to the table makes our specialty field of sports chiropractic stronger!
SAVE THE DATE!  The next written examinations for CCSP® and DACSBP® will be held Saturday May 1, 2021.  If you plan on testing, mark your calendars to plan your study schedule.  As mentioned before, the testing is now a remote-proctored computer-based format reducing costs of travel and lodging.
To answer your practical examination question, the current plan is to offer a practical examination in 2021.  Because this must be offered in person, no date has been set due to ongoing changes with the pandemic.  Be assured we are monitoring state and national guidelines and will keep you informed as decisions are made.
Doing our best to help YOU be the best,
Anne
Anne Sorrentino, D.C., DACBSP®
President of American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™