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Alumni and friends of Palmer College are welcomed back annually for Homecoming events at each of the Palmer campuses. For more information on Homecoming events, select a campus below or call the Continuing Education and Events Department toll free at (800) 452-5032.

Homecoming 2015

August 13-15

Homecoming weekend is our opportunity to come together and celebrate this great profession. We hope you will join us to experience the passion, history, vision and spizz that is only available at The Fountainhead.

Take a look throughout the event pages and find out why Palmer College of Chiropractic's Homecoming is THE Homecoming for chiropractors. Three days of educational speakers on topics relevant to daily practice, exciting social events, hallways rich with chiropractic history, and an exhibit hall overflowing with new products and services is just an overview of what you will find throughout the weekend.

We hope to see you here in August

2015 Keynote Speakers 
Keynote Speakers
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David Chapman-Smith, LLB (Hons), is a Toronto lawyer who has been in practice since 1969, acting full-time for the chiropractic profession since 1982. He is the former secretary-general of the World Federation of Chiropractic, editor/publisher of The Chiropractic Report, and author of “The Chiropractic Profession.” He also is general counsel for the Ontario Chiropractic Association. His introduction to chiropractic was as legal counsel for the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association before the New Zealand Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic in 1977-78.

  English_CynthiaCynthia English, M.P.P., is a client service consultant with Gallup. Ms. English advises on research design for many of Gallup's key domestic and international studies, developing content for hundreds of quantitative and qualitative research studies annually. She also served as research director for the United Kingdom and Germany Gallup Daily tracking polls from 2010-2012. Her primary research areas include press freedom, international relations, education, poverty, well-being and youth development. Ms. English has published more than 80 articles on Gallup.com and authored numerous research reports for Gallup. She has co-authored several conference papers that have been presented in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. Ms. English is also a frequent presenter at conferences and events and was a guest on Radio Free Asia. Her expertise includes: survey research, qualitative research design, quantitative research design, communications, cross-cultural, cross-national research, public and nonprofit sectors and international and cultural policy.
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Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., is the vice chancellor for research and health policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Palmer College, she spent four years as an independent scientist and in research administration positions of increasing responsibility at the Samueli Institute. Before that Dr. Goertz was a Program Officer at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, managing a $50 million portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research. Her research interests are primarily focused on CAM treatments for cardiovascular disease and pain syndromes. She currently serves as a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors and is chair of the PCORI Program Development Committee. She also is chair of the American Chiropractic Association Performance Measurement Workgroup, and a member of the American Medical Association, Measures Implementation and Evaluation Advisory Committee, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. 

Marchiori, Dennis

Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., is the fourth chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic. A native of western Pennsylvania, Dr. Marchiori completed his prerequisite work at Penn State University before earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Regents College in Albany, N.Y. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's Davenport Campus in 1990 and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in anatomy from Palmer in 1992. In 1995, he completed a three-year residency in radiology at Palmer College leading to Diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Dr. Marchiori received his doctorate in policy, planning and leadership from the University of Iowa in 2005. He has had faculty appointments in the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research as well as the Diagnosis and Radiology Department. His administrative tenure includes the roles of department chair, dean, vice president of Academic Affairs for the Davenport Campus, and vice chancellor for Academics for the College system. In addition to his teaching and administrative service, he has published numerous scientific articles and three editions of a comprehensive textbook in radiology, titled “Clinical Imaging, with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials.”

mcandrews_dr.andrew15George P. McAndrews J.D., counsels clients in all phases of patent, trademark, antitrust, civil racketeering, corrupt practices, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, warranty, and other intellectual property law.  He is also a skilled litigator, primarily in mechanical, electrical and chemical IP and technology, before juries, in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before such administrative bodies such as the International Trade Commission. He received a bachelor's degree (with honors) in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. from the same university, ranking second in his class and having served as editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Law Review and Chairman of the National Council of Law Review Editors.  He has also received honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters and of Human Biology. George's clients have included DuPont, General Foods, Laporte, Merck, Genlyte, American Home Products, Spalding, Heil, Solo Cup, Fort Howard, Beloit, Prestolite, Maremont, Evenflo, Rexam, Belden, Arachnid, Thetford, CSP Technologies, Inc., Rockwood Specialties, Inc., E.H. Wachs, Co., The American Chiropractic Association, Weyerhaeuser, and other national and international companies.  He was lead trial counsel for the successful plaintiffs in the celebrated 15-year antitrust case entitled Wilk et al v. AMA et al. This last case was a seminal case eliminated formal oppostion of the medical profession toward the chiropractic profession.
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William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., is president of Palmer College of Chiropractic's San Jose, Calif., campus. Prior to that he was vice president for research for Palmer College of Chiropractic and the director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR). During his tenure the PCCR was awarded significant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct chiropractic-related research and advance the scientific education of chiropractors. Dr. Meeker is a former member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH, and a former member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. He serves on the editorial boards of The Spine Journal, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, and other publications. He received the prestigious “George B. McClelland Researcher of the Year” award from the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Meeker is a graduate of Wabash College, Palmer College of Chiropractic's San Jose campus and San Jose State University.

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Louis Sportelli, D.C., has been president and officer of NCMIC Group, Inc., since 1995. He served as president of the World Federation of Chiropractic from 1998-2000. He also served as chairman of the board of the American Chiropractic Association from 1989 to 1990. Dr. Sportelli has co-authored several risk management textbooks. He has authored “Introduction to Chiropractic,” a widely used patient education book, and has lectured throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Mexico. He currently serves on the advisory board of The Chiropractic Report newsletter, and has been a trustee of the Palmerton Hospital since 1992 and the newly merged Blue Mountain Health Systems board since 2004.

Schedule of Events

The 2015 schedule of events will be available later this year as a printable PDF format on the Homecoming Schedule page.

Continuing Education

Earn up to 21 hours of continuing education credit at this year's event. Credit hours available for States not requiring applications has been updated. Credit hours for States requiring application will be updated upon receipt of approval. Please see the Homecoming Continuing Education page for list of approvals.

Speaker Notes

Session notes are available on the Homecoming Schedule page only if the speaker provided them in advance of the event. Notes are not provided in a printed format. Please download or print notes for the classes you are interested in attending (Acrobat Reader required). Notes will be available for 30 days after Homecoming concludes.

Hotel and Travel

Please visit the Homecoming Hotel and Travel page for room reservation information.Room blocks have been established at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel as well as Hotel Blackhawk.

General Homecoming Photo Gallery (includes past Homecoming events)

Homecoming 2016

April 29-May 1

Homecoming weekend is our opportunity to come together and celebrate this great profession. We hope you will join us to renew old friendships, reconnect with the College, and re-energize yourself with some terrific educational sessions.

Check out our full program of events, in a few months, to see why Palmer College of Chiropractic's San Jose, Calif., Campus Homecoming is a great deal. Educational speakers on topics relevant to daily practice, entertaining social events, and an exhibit hall with new products and services are just a few of the great experiences you will enjoy in this convenient weekend format.

We hope to see you here in May!

2016 Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers
Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.
Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.
  

Schedule of Events

The 2016 schedule of events will be available soon as a printable PDF format on the Homecoming Schedule page.

Continuing Education

Earn up to 20 hours of continuing education credit at this year's event. Credit hours available for States not requiring applications have been updated. Credit hours for States requiring application will be updated upon receipt of approval. Please see the Homecoming Continuing Education page for list of approvals.

Speaker Notes

Session notes are available on the Homecoming Schedule page only if the speaker provided them in advance of the event. Notes are not provided in a printed format. Please download or print notes for the classes you are interested in attending (Acrobat Reader required). Notes will be available for 30 days after Homecoming concludes.

Hotel Reservations

Please visit the Homecoming Hotel and Travel page for room reservation information..

General Homecoming Photo Gallery (includes past Homecoming events)

 

 

Homecoming 2016

February 26-28

Homecoming weekend is our opportunity to come together and celebrate this great profession and what better place to do so than in sunny Florida. We hope you will join us for a weekend of camaraderie, reconnecting with the College, and re-energizing yourself with some terrific educational sessions.

Take a look throughout the event pages and find out why Palmer College of Chiropractic's Port Orange, Fla., Campus Homecoming is worth the time away from your practice. Educational speakers on topics relevant to daily practice, fun social events, and an exhibit area with new products and services is just an overview of what you will find throughout the weekend.

We hope to see you here in 2016!

2016 Keynote Speakers

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Schedule of Events-COMING SOON

The 2016 schedule of events is available as a PDF format on the Homecoming Schedule page.

Continuing Education

Earn up to 20 hours of continuing education credit including 13 hours of State of Florida required courses on Ethics/Professional Boundaries, Florida Laws and Rules, Medical Errors, Record Keeping/Documentation/Coding, and Risk Management. An HIV/AIDS course is also available for Florida-licensed doctors completing their first biennium renewal. Credit hours available for States not requiring applications has been updated. Credit hours for States requiring application will be updated upon receipt of approval. Please see the Homecoming Continuing Education page for list of approvals.

Speaker Notes

Session notes are available on the Homecoming Schedule page only if the speaker provided them in advance of the event. Notes are not provided in a printed format. Please download or print notes for the classes you are interested in attending (Acrobat Reader required). Notes will be available for 30 days after Homecoming concludes.

Hotel Reservations

Please visit our Hotel and Travel page .

General Homecoming Photo Gallery (includes past Homecoming events)


Contact Us
Continuing Education and Events

(800) 452-5032
(563) 884-5998
continuinged@palmer.edu

Prospective Speakers

 Are you interested in becoming a speaker for a Homecoming event? Please complete and submit the Speaker Application form to be considered for a program. Acrobat Reader is required. Completed forms may be typed or hand-written and submitted via mail, fax or e-mail. Please contact heather.starr@palmer.edu with any questions.

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