CAA’s Jennifer Barham-Floreani talking at anti-vaccine chiropractic conference

Three months ago I wrote that Jennifer Barham-Floreani – one half of the Australian chiropractic glamour couple, with her husband Simon; members of the anti-vaccine pressure group the Australian Vaccination Network – is to present a talk at the CalJam chiropractic cult conference in the US. Well the time has come, and the Floreanis are at ground zero with CalJam creator Billy DeMoss and his collection of anti-vaccine heavy-hitters: Andrew Wakefield, Joe Mercola, and Sherri Tenpenny are also presenting, along with a conga-line of other anti-vaccine chiropractic heroes.

On a recent Facebook post in which identities from the Chiropractic Association of Australia heap praise upon JBF, she replies noting her pride with Billy DeMoss. Also note that CAA National board member Tony Croke is proud of JBF’s attendance at this conference:

JBF 9 Croke uber proud DeMossI want you to remember that the Floreanis are regularly sought out by media, and are promoted by the CAA as spokespersons for Australian chiropractic. Simon Floreani is a former CAA National President. Only last year he received an Outstanding Service Award from CAA Victoria:

Floreani 4 oustanding service award CAA VICThe reason I note their attendance at CalJam – in particular because JBF is presenting alongside the aforementioned anti-vaccine tour de force – is that the CAA has indicated that it will be frowning upon chiropractors soiling themselves with the company of anti-vaccinationists. In the The Australian Chiropractor President’s report in November 2013, Laurie Tassell made it quite clear what he thinks of the practice:

Tassell CAA TACIndeed, one chiropractor, Tim Shakespeare, was ejected from the board of the CAA NSW for posing with…wait for it…Billy DeMoss. Yes. The same Billy DeMoss who created CalJam, where JBF is giving a talk, on the same stage where anti-vaccine heavy hitters will be giving talks. If the CAA is serious it will be taking action against Jennifer Barham-Floreani, right? If it’s serious.

Here are a couple of reminders of the beliefs of Billy DeMoss, of whom JBF is proud. And, remember, CAA National board member Tony Croke is proud of JBF for presenting at DeMoss’ cult conference.

This is not a Poe. This is real. David Icke… and the whole omnibus. Agenda 21, chemtrails, vaccines, GMO, chemotherapy, 9/11:

DeMoss 130 Icke Agenda 21And here is DeMoss again railing against Australian health practitioners, those who can’t help shooting up the drugs, because moron brainwash something :

DeMoss 131 needle heads in land of Oz cool aidOnce again, CAA, you’ve got some work to do. It would be nice to see some public action to show how serious you are.

Update March 3 2014

Here are the obligatory Barham-Floreani photos with anti-vaccinationists. What was it the CAA National President said about these?

Billy DeMoss:

JBF 11 DeMossNone other than the king of anti-vaccinationism, Andrew Wakefield:

JBF 12 Wakefield

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16 Responses to CAA’s Jennifer Barham-Floreani talking at anti-vaccine chiropractic conference

  1. wzrd1 says:

    “…is that the CAA has indicated that it will be frowning upon chiropractors soiling themselves with the company of anti-vaccinationists.”

    Ah, but that was within the realm of Australia. Outside of that realm is fair game in their no rules version of reality.
    That means pressure upon politicians to “suggest” remedial action upon the scofflaws. Which, of course, would pressure their board to eject them, lest they attract more legislative attention.

  2. Sue says:

    That CalJam is more like a born-again revivalist meeting than a conference of professionals. Oh – wait…

  3. Andy says:

    DESperaTEly neED a NEW kEybOArd, the capSlOCk keeps stickIng on this ONE.

    But seriously, do people employed by the CBA actually get paid for not regulating chiropractors? Like, is it supposedly a real job, with wages and stuff? Or is it, like so many things, just pretend?

  4. @advodiaboli says:

    Jennifer writing on the management of their newborn’s pertussis:

    “We performed chiropractic checks on our baby daily and utilised a whooping cough homeopathic. I dosed myself with an array of vitamins to boost his immunity via breast milk and kept him hydrated with constant breastfeeding. Whooping cough is often slow to develop and may respond well to conservative management, including chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, herbs, acupuncture or acupressure.”

    Source: “Putting vaccines into perspective” – http://bit.ly/1mPgHMp (An anti-vaccine fear promotion)

    A study in Vaccine found antivaccinationists are four times more likely to have their kids see a chiropractor as their primary care physician, instead of an MD or GP.

    • Sue says:

      Mild whooping cough may indeed self-resolve with conservative management – rest and a good diet – no need to waste money on the various woo-mongers.

  5. Thinking_Chiro says:

    JBF must have known for months that going to CalJam was unwise given the press over the last 6 months. Facepalm! She cannot play the victim with what is heading her way! CBA/AHPRA need to make an example of her!

  6. alex, chiro says:

    Croke no longer board member

  7. MV says:

    Jennifer is on public record on ABC news stating that chiropractors like herself provide both sides to the vaccination argument, presenting the most up-to-date research…..I think it is reasonable to conclude that given that she was billed as a presenter at this freakshow she just might have been telling some fibs to the ABC………

    • Sue says:

      Very revealing interview – thanks for posting. I wonder which ”most up-to-date peer-reviewed research” she has ”on both sides”.

  8. mv says:

    I know this girl from studying Chiropractic at RMIT, I also know first hand how they operate…they do not present “both sides” of the debate (like there is another side to present) in their practice to their patients and they don’t immunise their own kids. And whilst studying chiropractic we never saw, let alone examined a real baby, so that effectively makes them “self-taught experts”. Unfortunately this girl is too cerebrally challenged and inexperienced to understand that pediatrics medicine is a separate speciality and that babies/children are simply not small adults. Her ignorance is frightening…but then I am probably just a “hater” with “bad energy” and influenced by the unfair criticism that chiropracTIC is currently recieving in the media.
    Ps For all the ladies out there Jennifer says Tim Robards aka The Bachelor is “the real deal”.

    • Sue says:

      This person has set herself up as an expert in paediatrics on the basis of having a few kids herself, but no professional education or expertise.

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