Profile--Dr. Richard Dussault, DC.
Subject: Chiropractors (Services)
Pub Date: 04/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Publisher: Canadian Chiropractic Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Canadian Chiropractic Association ISSN: 0008-3194
Issue: Date: April, 2010 Source Volume: 54 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 360 Services information
Product: Product Code: 8041000 Chiropractors NAICS Code: 62131 Offices of Chiropractors SIC Code: 8041 Offices and clinics of chiropractors
Persons: Named Person: Dussault, Richard
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Canada Geographic Code: 1CANA Canada
Accession Number: 259589930

Dr. Richard Dussault graduated magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1978. He began his practice in Longueuil, Quebec in January 1979. He is a member of the Order of chiropractors of Quebec (OCQ), the Quebec Chiropractic Association (ACQ), the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA).

In 1995, he was elected to the Council of the Order of chiropractors of Quebec and has held the positions of second Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer.

In 1997, he became a member of the Fondation de recherche chiropratique du Quebec (FRCQ) and from 1999 to 2001, he served on the Executive Committee and held the position of Treasurer.

In 2007, he received the distinguished Award of Merit from the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

In 2009, Dr. Dussault received the Award of Merit from le conseil interprofessionnel du Quebec which is an association of all the professions in Quebec. In June of that same year, he was elected President of the Fondation de recherche chiropratique du Quebec by its Executive Committee composed of Drs Andre-marie Gonthier, George Lepage, Daniel Saint-Germain, Richard Giguere and past president Guy Beauchamp.

Dr. Dussault is an advance proficiency rated instructor in Activator Methods and from 1997 to 2008, lectured to students in the chiropractic program at the Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres.

The Fondation de recherche chiropratique du Quebec (FRCQ) raises funds through a variety of initiatives to support many research activities to advance the chiropractic profession.

In 2006, the FRCQ-System platinum Research Chair was established at the Universite du Quebec a TroisRivieres and is funded in great part from the contributions of chiropractors from Quebec but also Platinum Systems and its president M. Claude Cote. Dr. Martin Descarreaux DC, PhD is the Titulaire de la Chaire de Recherche en Chiropratique.

An additional goal of the FRCQ is to assist students in the chiropractic program at UQTR who wish to become researchers after graduation and obtain advanced research degrees in an effort to provide ongoing support to the Research Chair at UQTR.

In 2009, the FRCQ provided funding to the following recipients: Dr. Ariane Desmarais, Dr. Sebastien Houle, Dr. Justin Jefferson-Falardeau, Dr. Mathieu Piche, Dr. Marc-Andre Blanchette, Dr. Jean-Philippe Pialasse, and the Research Chair FRCQ-Systeme Platinum.

In 2008, the past president Dr. Guy Beauchamp, on behalf of the FRCQ, concluded a partnership with the Fonds de recherche en sante du Quebec (FRSQ) to establish the FRSQ-FRCQ Normand Danis postdoctoral training award in chiropractic research. In this joint partnership, an eligible chiropractor with a PhD degree will receive funding from the FRSQ and FRCQ. The candidate will be chosen by the scientific committee of the FRSQ and with approval from the FRCQ. Also, Dr. Beauchamp, along with the OCQ concluded a second partnership with the FRSQ to award grants to chiropractors involved in research. Dr. Beauchamp is to be congratulated for these historic accomplishments.

As the late Dr. Normand Danis said so often "chiropractic will achieve its greatest potential and its rightful place in health care in Canada as chiropractic research explains and confirms why we get such wonderful results with our patients".

Dr. Richard Dussault, DC

President, FRCQ
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