2016 Printable Event Schedule click here. (Adobe Acrobat required).
This schedule is tentative as of April 15, 2016. Changes will occur.

August 11-13, 2016

Thursday, Aug. 11

8-10 a.m.

Change Your Lens, Change Your Life
Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W.

Title TBD
Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D.

Title TBD
Chris Roecker, D.C., DACO, DACBSP®

Chiropractic Staff:

Title TBD*
Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, CCSP®
*radiology credit for DCs and CTs

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Title TBD
Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

How Do We Use Data to Further the Integration of DCs in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Systems
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., Anthony Hamm, D.C., Anthony Lisi, D.C., Stacie Salsbury, D.C. and Robert Vining, D.C.

Title TBD
Lia NIghtingale, Ph.D.

Understanding Functional Assessment of the Shoulder: Simple Steps to Fix People Faster
Casey Crisp, D.C., M.S., ACP

Millitary and VA Chiropractic: My 20-Year Goal
Lance Armstrong, D.C.

Chiropractic Staff:

Title TBD*
Linda Carlson, R.T.
*radiology credit

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Understanding Functional Assessment of the Hip and Knee: Simple Steps to Fix People Faster 
Casey Crisp, D.C., M.S., ACP

Whose Story Is It, Anyway?
Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W. and Virginia Barber, D.C.

Title TBD
Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, CCSP®

Chiropractic Staff:

Radiation Uses We Don't Take Into Consideration Everyday*
Jody Bell, R.T. 
*radiology credit

Friday, Aug. 12

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Gaining Momentum – Gallup-Palmer Report Year-Two Findings
Cynthia English, M.P.P.

9:45-10:45 a.m.

How to Care Without Caring Too Much
Mr. William Esteb

11 a.m.-Noon

Integrative Medicine: The Science of Connection
Mimi Guarneri, M.D., FACC, ABIHM

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Title TBD
Greg Doerr, D.C.
Sponsored by Performance Health, Inc.

The Secrets of Scapula Dynamics in Shoulder Conditions, Injuries and Syndromes
Mitch Mally, D.C.

Therapeutic Neuroscience of Pain: Important Differences in management of Acute and Chronic Pain
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C.

Chiropractic Technologists: 50 Years Later*
Judy Bhatti, D.C., M.S., Alana Callender, Ed.D., Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A., Stacie Martel, D.C., M.S., LaKeisha Holloway, M.B.A.
*no CE available

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Title TBD
Greg Doerr, D.C.
Sponsored by Performance Health, Inc.

Neurosurgeon Reveals Leg Length Inequality as the Primary Cause for Knee, Hip & LBP
Mitch Mally, D.C.

Title TBD
Jason Yusavage, D.C., DICCP

Title TBD
Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP

Saturday, Aug. 13

8-10 a.m.

The Power of An Adjustment
Dan Sullivan, D.C.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Title TBD
Jason Yusavage, D.C., DICCP

Title TBD
Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®

Curves Are Out There, Through Case Studies
Ron Boesch, D.C.

Title TBD
Mary Frost, D.C.

2-4 p.m.

Title TBD
Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®

Clinicians Using Research: Foundations of Evidence Based Clinical Practice (EBCP)
John Stites, D.C.

Chiropractic Imaging Practicum: The Annual Roentgen Roulette
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR

Title TBD
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C.

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony Title TBD
Speaker TBD

 

2016 Printable Event Schedule (Acrobat required).

Friday, April 29

9-11 a.m.

Triple-Play: A Review of the Most Significant Literature over the Last Three years Focusing on Three Studies in Three Topic Areas
Tom Souza, D.C.
Session notes

The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique: What You Can See on a Radiograph
Todd Hubbard, D.C., CCSP®

Athletes at Risk: The Female Athlete Triad
Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W.
Session notes

    11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    Integrative Medicine: A New Paradigm for Healthcare in the 21st Century
    Brad Jacobs, M.D.

    1:15-3:15 p.m.

    Lessons Learned from the Joint Commission and Sports Medicine and Science
    Ted Forcum, D.C., DACBSP®
    Session notes

    Integrated Chiropractic Technique: The Low-Tech Anatomic Short Leg Screen and Clinical Implications
    Robert Cooperstein, D.C. 
    Session notes

    Be the Trusted Leader in Your Community
    Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.

      3:30-5:30 p.m.

      Chiropractic Care for the Pediatric Patient
      Peter Fysh, D.C., FICCP

      Squat Assessment to Guide Treatment Protocols
      Ted Forcum, D.C., DACBSP®
      Session notes

      Experiences Integrating Chiropractic wtih Veteran's Health Administration Services
      Robert Walsh, D.C., CCSP®

      Saturday, April 30

      9-11 a.m.

      Clinical Case Management of the Knee
      Tom Hyde, D.C., DACBSP®
      Session notes

      The Rise of Corporate Chiropractic and Primary Care Integration
      Daniel Lord, D.C., CCSP®

      Bone Health and Support
      Joseph Biernat, D.C.
      Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.

      11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

      Challenging a Profession: Changing Public Perceptions about Chiropractic
      Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.

      1:15-3:15 p.m.

      Clinical Case Management of the Ankle
      Tom Hyde, D.C., DACBSP®
      Session notes

      Evaluating and Adjusting the Shoulders and TMJ the Wong Way
      Kevin Wong, D.C.
      Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc. 

      Ethical Considerations for the Chiropractor
      Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A. 

      3:30-5:30 p.m.

      Evaluating and Adjusting the Foot and Ankles the Wong Way
      Kevin Wong, D.C.
      Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.

      Emergency and Urgent Conditions Encountered in the Chiropractic Office: Recognition, Care, Management and Referral Considerations
      David Quist, D.C., EMT-B, DIBCN
      Session notes

      Chin Up! Avoiding Tech Neck: Averting Biomechanical Dysfunction from the Use of Mobile Technologies
      Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S.Ed., CCSP®

      Sunday, May 1

      8 a.m.-Noon

      Quality Radiography in the Busy Chiropractic Practice
      Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

      2016 Workers' Compensation Updated - for QMEs and Treating Doctors
      Ramin Shiva, D.C.
      Session notes

      12:30-2:30 p.m.

      Kids' Stuff
      Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

      2016 Workers' Compensation Update Part II- for QMEs and Treating Doctors
      Ramin Shiva, D.C.
      Session notes

      2016 Printable Event Schedule click here .(Adobe Acrobat required).
      Sessions that have been submitted as D.C. credit hours are shaded gold on the schedule. 

      Friday, February 26

      8-10 a.m.

      Adding Activator to Your Practice: How to Treat Two Difficult Conditions
      Arlan Fuhr, D.C.
      In this program, Dr. Arlan Fuhr will discuss how you can add Activator technique into a busy proactive. He will focus on treatment of two conditions, first related to acute low back pain, and second for the use in treatment of the geriatric patient with osteoporosis and neck pain.  

      Athletes at Risk: The Female Athlete Triad
      Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W.
      Session notes
      The female athlete triad is a medical condition often observed in physically active girls and women. During this session we will examine the components of the triad and the patient presentations associated with them. We will also explore the potential serious consequences of the syndromes. For most athletes, early intervention is essential to prevent its progression. We will review the current recommendations and clinical guidelines for the screening, identification and management of the female athlete triad and provide clear recommendations for return to play.  

      McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®
      Jonathan Soltys, D.C., M.S., Cert.MDT
      A growing number of chiropractors are formally studying and applying McKenzie Method in practice.  McKenzie Method is an assessment tool that incorporates repetitive test movements in various planes to help determine a directional preference to treat a patient's condition. It also determines the appropriate progression of forces to which the patient will likely respond. There are three primary sub-groups associated within this method: derangement - pain produced with a non-centrated joint complex or disc; dysfunction - adaptively shortened tissue that causes pain; and postural - pain with static loading. The vast majority of low back and neck pain cases that chiropractors see fall under the derangement category. The specific treatments for each sub-group will be described.  

      10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

      Leadership Lessons. . . Where Do They Come From?
      Louis Sportelli, D.C.
      Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
      In an entertaining but very practical way, Dr. Louis Sportelli will make the sometime confusing subject of leadership come alive.  Listen while he shares his personal leadership journey from his beginning at McDonalds while a student at Palmer in Davenport to President of NCMIC Group, Inc.  By attending this lecture the audience will experience a blending of humor and humanism, along with practical leadership advice to put into action on Monday morning.

      12:30-2:30 p.m.

      Optimal Brain Health for the New Millennium …Key Hidden Strategies for the Health Care Provider
      Jeff Lavell, D.C.
      Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
      Session notes
      In this seminar learn how to optimize your brain health through innovative methods in nutrition and supplementation. Learn what exciting new research has shown regarding anti-oxidants, neuro-inflammation, and optimal gut health in how it influences your brain function and brain health. Key strategies you can implement in your practice the next day that will put you more on the cutting edge in dealing with brain health. It's not only all about fish oils anymore!  

      Quality Radiography in the Busy Chiropractic Practice
      Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR
      Session notes
      This two-hour lecture will focus on things you've forgotten, and things you need to learn, regarding accomplishing quality radiographic examinations in a busy chiropractic practice. Focus will be given to discussion on radiation safety and equipment, accomplishing high-quality complete radiographic studies of the spine and extremities, and troubleshooting radiographs - to include both film-based and digital images. Case-based learning opportunities will be employed during the lecture.  

      Understanding Functional Assessment of the Cervical Spine: Simple Steps to Fix People Faster
      Casey Crisp, D.C., M.S., A.C.P
      This is an introduction to the examination of the cervical spine anatomy, range of motion, and functional assessment. We will review the impact common cervical conditions, eg. stenosis and spinal degeneration, can have in the cervical assessment.  The goal is to create an immediately implementable means of defining the quality and quantity of cervical movement in your patients. The assessment skills gained will help providers efficiently identify the cause of cervical pain and develop effective home care plans. The information presented will be for the upper cervical specialist and chiropractors specializing in sports medicine.  

      3-5 p.m.

      The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique: What You Can See on a Radiograph
      Todd Hubbard, D.C., CCSP®
      Session notes
      This is a brief introduction to the Blair Radiographic analysis. The Blair Upper Cervical technique uses the only “articular” radiographic analysis in chiropractic. This technique allows the doctor of chiropractic to view the juxtaposition of each articulation of the cervical spine. No line analysis is used to view the juxtaposition, the chiropractor is able to see and measure the amount of misalignment, if found in the cervical spine (C1-C7).

      Ethics in the Chiropractic Office
      Lou Sportelli, D.C.
      Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
      Session notes
      This course will enlighten the doctor about ethical and unethical practices including inappropriate patient contact.  The class encourages participation and discussion surrounding both the doctor/patient relationship and the patients' relationship with staff.  The doctor will also be made aware of pitfalls in the “office place” as they pertain to relationships with staff members.     

      An Evidence-Based Guide for Patient Management: The Lower Quarter
      Michael Tunning, D.C., M.S., ATC and Nate Hinkeldey, D.C.
      Session notes
      Chiropractic management may encompass a variety of different procedures including: adjusting, stretching, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, exercise and rehabilitation to name a few.  As a result, it is important that chiropractors have systems in place to determine where and when to use each modality. Philosophies and rationale for time of implementation may differ, but all management plans should have a foundation in evidence. This class offers an evidence-based perspective for implementation of different management options.

      Saturday, February, 27

      8-10 a.m.

      Cervical Spine Sports Injuries and Concussion Assessment
      Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, CCSP®
      Session notes
      This lecture will detail the pathophysiology of sports-related cervical spine injuries and concussions, including demographics and risk factors, and the most common clinical presentations of cervical spine injury and concussion sufferers. Acute assessment and management of patients with cervical spine injuries and concussions will be covered, with emphasis given to pre-participation examinations and post-concussion evaluations for athletes.   

      Medicare Documentation and Billing Requirements
      Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®
      Session notes
      Medicare has recently updated requirements to prepare for ICD-10, PQRS, quality resource reports and the value-based modifier.  Dr. Fucinari, a member of the Medicare carrier advisory committee, will detail the very specific requirements for chiropractic services.  Learn what the government and insurance companies are looking for, how the government conducts "data mining," and what are the red flags that trigger a reduction in reimbursement and an ultimate recoupment.  This class will focus on the changes in policies and procedures in Medicare and the methods to efficiently meet those requirements.  This class is ideal for doctors, staff and billers.    

      Therapeutic Neuroscience of Pain: Important Differences in Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
      Nate Hinkeldey, D.C.
      Session notes
      Physicians, therapists, trainers, and patients are still struggling with the fact that pain perception is produced by brain activity. The cultural beliefs related to pain still tends to focus on pain as a reliable source of information about what is happening in the body. This is a false assumption and the leading cause of ongoing pain for most people. This presentation will cover the basic of chronic pain and explore how many of our current practices and patient education material may be perpetuating the chronic pain epidemic.

      10:30 -11:30 a.m.

      Healthcare Disruption: Everything Old is New Again
      John Nab, D.C.
      Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
      Session notes
      Truth is often what we make it, but in healthcare, it’s what works. Chiropractors are in a unique position. We are trained to care for modern patients but we have a rich tradition that provides ballast to our care. In this hour, Dr. John Nab will review the chiropractors place in modern healthcare, examine this new paradigm of wellness, and provide a unique perspective on how the original triangle of health, introduced by chiropractor Alma Arnold in 1910, can guide contemporary practitioners with it’s modern truths. 

      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

      Challenging a Profession: Changing Public Perceptions about Chiropractic
      Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.
      Join Chancellor Marchiori as he presents the results from our recent Gallup poll regarding the public's perception of the chiropractic profession. This poll is a continuation of the work Palmer College has conducted related to our identity. Information about the public's concepts regarding the profession will be described, and the implications of this information will be discussed. 

      1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

      ICD-10 Implementation, Rules and Regulations
      Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®
      Session notes
      Congress has confirmed that ICD-10 will not be delayed.  ICD-10 will go into effect on October 1, 2015.  Learn how to transition and implement ICD-10 codes in your office.  The new coding system will mean new coverage policies, new health care review edits and new reimbursement schedules.  In part one of the ICD-10 training carrier requirements, ICD-10 guidelines and definitions will be discussed.  Dr. Mario Fucinari, a certified insurance consultant, certified health care compliances specialist and a Medicare carrier advisory committee member, will explain the changes in documentation and coding requirements pertaining to ICD-10.  Specific policies and procedures will be presented on how to properly use ICD-10 in your office.  This class is ideal for doctors, staff and billers.   

      Be the Trusted Leader of Your Community
      Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.
      Session notes
      Join Dr. Frost for this interactive session and hone your leadership skills.  Topics discussed include communication, perception and persuasion, working in teams and managing change. Prepare to engage!  

      Extreme Extremities Part I
      Mark Charrette, D.C.
      Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
      This two-hour presentation explains the concept of the “noisy joint.” A simple explanation with references is presented to show why adjusting on indicators as opposed to symptoms may be a valuable way to approach extremity adjusting. 

      4-6 p.m.

      The Yin and Yang of Sports: Improved Self-esteem, Confidence, Academic Performance vs The Female Athlete Tetrad, Eating Disorders and Body Image Disorders, and Substance Abuse
      Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, CCSP®
      Session notes
      Participation in sports offers the young athlete opportunities for enhanced self-esteem, boosted confidence, and improved academic performance. Sports participation can build skills of teamwork and cooperation, as well as improve goal creation and task completion skills. But sports participation can put the young athlete at risk for both physical and psychological injuries, including eating disorders, overuse injuries, altered body image, and substance abuse. This lecture will detail the risk factors for the negative consequences of sports participation.   

      ICD-10 Coding of Diseases and Conditions
      Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®
      Session notes
      In this session of the ICD-10 training, learn the chapter specific codes.  The rules of coding have changed.  Expect increased denials, rejections, and decreased cash flow if you do not use the codes properly.  We will discuss specific coding techniques pertaining to the chapters that relate to chiropractic.  Doctors and staff will learn the specific codes for personal injury, Medicare, worker's compensation and conventional insurance.  Dr. Mario Fucinari, a certified insurance consultant, certified health care compliance specialist and a Medicare carrier advisory committee member, will explain how to specifically navigate the murky waters of the new coding system. This class is ideal for doctors, staff and billers.   

      Extreme Extremities Part II
      Mark Charrette, D.C.
      Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
      This two-hour presentation explains the basics of Deliberate Practice and then applies it to the workshop of the pronation protocol for the foot. Basic stabilization and rehabilitation exercises for the foot will also be briefly covered.

      Sunday, February 28

      8-10 a.m.

      Condition, Exam and Adjustment for the Pediatric Patient
      Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP
      In this two hours we will look at common conditions presented in a chiropractic office, exploring different exams and techniques for differing age patients presenting with the same conditions. This session will explain why modification in exam and technique are important in different age groups.  

      Prevention of Medical Errors
      Steve Savoie, D.C., FACO
      Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
      The following topics will be presented during this session mandatory for Florida-licensed chiropractic physicians: the doctor-patient relationship and the roles it plays in risk management; avoiding errors and understanding the absolute and relative contraindications to chiropractic care and what tools are available to determine if they are present; the level of record keeping sufficient to provide a reasonable defense if malpractice is alleged; and how to ensure that care initiates with informed consent.

      10 a.m.-Noon

      Laws and Rules Pertaining to the Practice of Chiropractic in the State of Florida
      Steve Savoie, D.C., FACO 
      Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
      This session will discuss those sections of Florida law pertaining to the practice of chiropractic. Dr. Savoie will include a discussion of those rules more commonly violated and how to prevent violations. This session will meet the requirement for re-licensure of Florida licensed chiropractic physicians. 

      Noon-1 p.m.

      Risk Management in the Chiropractic Office
      Steve Savoie, D.C., FACO 
      Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.

      10 a.m.-1 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS: Conventional and Chiropractic Management
      Mark Murdock, D.C., RN
      Session notes
      This session will review basic HIV information including: epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and prevention.  In addition, advanced management approaches will be explored from a conventional and chiropractic perspective.

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