Chiropractic Educators Research Forum



A place for chiropractic educators to engage in research and the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, teaching, and engagement.


Welcome to CERF

This online forum is where chiropractic educators share their insights and learn new information about research and scholarship. 


Our Mission

To build scholarship and research capacity for chiropractic educators throughout the world. 


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CERF is a place for chiropractic educators to engage in research and the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, teaching, and engagement.

Research capacity building is

"...a process of individual and institutional development which leads to higher levels of skills and greater ability to perform useful research."


Trostle J. Research capacity building in international health: definitions, evaluations and strategies for success. Soc Sci Med. 1992 Dec;35(11):1321-4.


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Upcoming Event Call for Abstracts

Keeping it Real - Abstracts due March 7, 2023


The June 2023 Chiropractic Educators Research Forum (CERF) Conference “Keeping It Real: Practice Relevant Education” specifically focuses on education research related to developing competency in practice-relevant skills, knowledge, and attitudes.   

As we help our students develop their cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities, we must keep in mind the end product and what we are producing. Our graduates must demonstrate competency in relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practicing healthcare in a professional and evidence-based* manner.  Therefore, integrating practice-relevant skills, knowledge, and attitudes are essential throughout our programs.  * evidence-based = the intersection of best evidence, clinical expertise, and patient’s values.

Abstracts that will be considered will address various education research questions associated with developing practice-relevant skills and knowledge, including clinical and practice competencies.  

Keeping it Real - Abstracts due March 7, 2023



Upcoming Event Call for Abstracts

Battling Burnout - Abstracts due September 18, 2023


This December 2023 Chiropractic Educators Research Forum (CERF) Conference “Battling Burnout: Raising Resilience in Education” specifically focuses on research related to how chiropractic programs are addressing issues in mental health of students, faculty, and staff as this relates to burnout and resilience in the chiropractic program and practice.

This conference will take a closer look at what chiropractic programs are doing to identify burnout and build student, faculty and staff resilience in the psychosocial domain.

Burnout is a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed” (WHO) and interferes with daily activities. Resilience is “the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.” (APA)

Abstracts that will be considered will address various research questions associated with burnout and resilience.

Battling Burnout - Abstracts due September 18, 2023


What has CERF accomplished?     ¿Qué pasa con el CERF?

The annual report includes all we have achieved in 2021.       

Now in available in Spanish.

CERF 2021

Annual Report

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CERF 2021

Informe Anual

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