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Palmer Leads the Way to Sacramento for 2011 CCA Legislative Day

4/29/2011 (Archived)

ca - cca leg con 2010Palmer College will have a strong presence, once again, at the California Chiropractic Association’s annual Legislative Conference, on Tuesday, May 10, in Sacramento. The West Campus is partnering with the Santa Clara County CCA district to get students and doctors “on board” for this important annual event by providing bus transportation to the State Capitol.

The CCA Legislative Conference is a great opportunity for the collective chiropractic voice to be heard, as you’ll meet with state legislators and discuss key healthcare-related issues with individuals involved in the policy-making decisions that impact the future of the profession in California. Such decisions can often trigger a ripple effect throughout the country.

“The West Campus has always taken great pride in having one of the largest student delegations each year at the CCA Leg Day event, and we’re equally proud of the number of West graduates who’ve continued to serve the profession as CCA officers at the district and statewide level,” said West Campus Associate Professor Dr. Gary de Wet, who is also the student CCA faculty adviser.

“Palmer is committed to action that serves our alumni and the profession,” said West Campus President Dr. Bill Meeker. “We are very excited about our strong participation at the California state political level, just as we were at the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference earlier this year in Washington, D.C.”

You are invited! Bus transportation will be provided to and from Sacramento. This provides a great opportunity for students and doctors to discuss “key topic” issues, and prepare for afternoon appointments with state legislators. The bus will depart from the West Campus (90 E. Tasman Drive at N. First St. in San Jose) at 7:15 a.m., and will leave from Sacramento at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The West Campus will host a pre-trip continental breakfast for students and doctors at 6:30 a.m. in the cafeteria conference room.

Registration for CCA members is $50 (until May 3); $100 (May 4-10).

Registration for student CCA members is $15 (by May 3); $35 (May 4-10). Students who are not current CCA members can register for $35 (and will become CCA members, with their Leg Con registration).

For additional information on CCA Leg Day 2011, visit the CCA website at www.calchiro.org, or contact Dr. David Hatami, Santa Clara County CCA District president at DrDavidHatami@aol.com, or Dr. Gary de Wet at gary.dewet@palmer.edu.