2015 Printable Event Schedule coming soon. (Adobe Acrobat required).
Sessions that have been submitted as D.C. credit hours are shaded gold on the schedule.

August 13-15, 2015

2015 Printable Event Schedule (Acrobat required).

Friday, May 1

9-11 a.m.

Validating our Traditional Chiropractic Philosophy with Contemporary Science
Christopher Colloca, D.C.
Deep-seated in our roots and central to the chiropractic profession has been the concept of vertebral subluxation. Although controversy exists over the various definitions of subluxation, our history has provided numerous vertebral subluxation models that science has begun to investigate. In this session, we will explore some of the contemporary models of vertebral subluxation and research into the neuromechanical advances in biomechanics and neurophysiology of chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Colloca will present an overview of his award-winning in vivo research, conducted in both humans and large-animal models, to form a basis to begin to explore our traditional chiropractic philosophy with contemporary science.

Integrated Chiropractic Technique: Primary and Secondary Subluxations of Sacrum
Robert Cooperstein, D.C.
This chiropractic technique seminar compares and contrasts primary and secondary subluxations of the sacrum, with respect to the innominate bones. It proceeds from the pathomechanics of the sacroiliac joint, to typical history and physical examination findings, to adjustive strategies.

Meditations on Philosophy
Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W.
This session will explore some of the core epigrams, quotes, and philosophy in a discussion format. We will explore these ideas from the following perspective:
A) What did they say exactly?
B) What were they trying to say/what was the underlying message?
C) How does this message fit with any new information we currently possess and/or have gained over the years?
D) How do we merge the old ideas with a modern knowledge base so that it can make sense?
At the end of the session, participants will walk away with a sense of the importance of context, an appreciation for the value of change, and the ability to critically think about the quotes of our founding fathers and the current day application of these pearls of wisdom.

The Dynamics of the Aging Muscle
Susan St. Claire, D.C.
Dr. St. Claire will teach practitioners to:

  • State the changes in geriatric muscle function and its innervation based on current research.
  • Describe how rehabilitation, exercise and stretch affect the progression of muscle aging
  • Describe how to modify adjustments to accommodate the aging muscle by maximizing benefit and minimizing damage.
  • State which passive PT modalities have been shown to enhance muscle regeneration/repair and delay the effects of aging.

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

Strengthening Palmer's Core
Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. 
Chiropractic organizations, whether colleges, support organizations or individual practices, are facing increasingly difficult challenges. The business literature identifies tactics for meeting these challenges. Assessments of an organization's strengths, desires and environmental compatibility are important to strategically moving forward for success. This opening session to the Homecoming program will focus on several key strategies to continue the College's heritage.

1:15-3:15 p.m.

"Understanding and Preparing for Integrated Onsite Clinic Chiropractic Opportunities"
Bill Updyke, D.C.
This session will provide an overview of the onsite clinic landscape and how chiropractic has and continues to make inroads; how you can position yourself for an onsite clinic job and preparing for work in an integrated medical practice environment.

The Current Concepts in Motion Palpation
Brett Winchester, D.C.
Throughout the last century, we have learned how all bodily systems respond to the chiropractic adjustment. Although much has focused on biomechanical events, there also is a significant neurologic effect. This section will focus on how to assess for joint dysfunction from a biomechanical and a neurologic standpoint and how to perform adjustments pertaining to these joint dysfunctions. Dr. Winchester is an instructor and board member for the Motion Palpation Institute and will share current, evidence-informed concepts and techniques. He believes that the ability to palpate accurately is an absolute prerequisite to performing effective adjustments. The participant will learn current concepts in neurology and adjustments, followed by a hands-on demonstration focusing on assessment and adjustments.

Sports Nutrition for The Health Care Provider, Part I
Jeff Lavell, D.C.
Sponsored by Standard Process, Inc.
This session will introduce the doctor to the objective clinical procedures and protocols required for incorporating nutritional interventions in the care of their patients. To provide important information that will expand the doctors understanding of the key role nutrition plays along with chiropractic care in the support and maintenance of proper systemic function as it relates to sports nutrition. Finally, the doctor will understand how to identify, prioritize and address issues related to the patients presenting and impending health challenges. Topics discussed to help the clinician achieve this goal include:

  • History of sports nutrition and how it influences where we are today.
  • Top selling supplements and mechanism of action.
  • Physiology and pathophysiology related to commonly seen musculoskeletal conditions and how it can influence your decision to incorporate nutrition to help your clinical outcomes.
  • Best nutritional and herbal interventions based upon the current research to assist you in helping your patients and/or athletes achieve peak performance.
  • Proper hydration techniques for performance.
  • Best nutritional considerations based upon the current literature.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Spine as the Foundation for Health and Disease: A Contemporary Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) Technique Presentation
Deed Harrison, D.C
Chiropractic is changing. Research, patient management, objective clinical results, treatment techniques, philosophies, and principles all advance over time. The mission of CBP Technique is to provide a research-based response to these changing times that is clinically, technically and philosophically sound. Understanding the relationship of upright human posture and spinal displacements to various pain, functional, and health disturbances is a key concept of this presentation. Secondly, the attendee will gain an appreciation of and for CBP's chiropractic corrective care procedures for structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture using mirror image® adjusting, exercise and spinal remodeling procedures.

Chiropractic Quality, Cost and Risks: What the Evidence Says and Why You Should Care
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.
Never has the saying "in God we trust all others bring data" been truer. As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve towards the "Triple Aim" of improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost, it becomes increasingly critical that the chiropractic profession is able to talk the evidence-based talk. Learn what you can and cannot say to your patients, payers, other clinicians and policy makers based on the data. Presentation highlights include the latest information on:

  • outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain, neck pain and other conditions,
  • costs of chiropractic care delivery, and
  • relative risks associated with spinal manipulation.

What Every Chiropractor Needs to Know About Concussion
Ed Feinberg, D.C., DACBSP® 
This session will include information about head trauma, and will focus on fracture. Topics related to this include palpation, the Battle Sign, "Raccoon eyes," and the presence of fluid from the nose or ears. We will also discuss neck trauma. Related topics include clear8ing the cervical spine: why is it important? The participant will be taught to assume cervical fracture unless proven otherwise. We will also discuss sprain, strain and cervical vestibular injury. The final hour will examine brain trauma. Topics include intracranial hematoma and increasing intracranial pressure, as well as evaluation of concussion, a topic of growing importance. Concussion will be defined, its mechanisms described and its evaluation detailed. There will be information on risk, management and return-to-play considerations.

Sports Nutrition for The Health Care Provider, Part II
Jeff Lavell, D.C.
Sponsored by Standard Process, Inc.
A continuation of Part I

Saturday, May 2

9-11 a.m.

The Chiropractic Adjustment and the Science of Core Stability
William Morgan, D.C.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group Inc.
The philosophy of chiropractic is wed to the adjustment's value in restoring and preserving normal nerve function. In this lecture Dr. William Morgan will present new evidence validating the chiropractic adjustment's role in normalizing neural function in regard to core stability. He will uncover the neurophysiology and clinical competencies needed to meld core stability programs into a busy chiropractic practice. This course is a bridge between philosophy-based practices and science-based practices.

Cox Flexion Distraction Spinal Manipulation: Biomechanics and Clinical Outcomes
Dean Greenwood, D.C.
In this session, we will present information related to changes in intradiscal pressure and the foraminal area, along with discussions related to facet joint motion, disc changes under distraction manipulation, and the biomechanics of the intervertebral disc and spine. Video depictions of the spine during spinal manipulation will be shown. Clinical research related to the use of long-axis distraction of the spine will be presented, and there will be demonstrations of manipulation to various regions of the spine. Demonstration of spinal manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and pelvis will be in this program.

Chiropractors in Cancer Hospitals
Jeff Sklar, D.C.
This course will provide indications and contra-indications for administering chiropractic care to cancer patients. Dr. Sklar will discuss understanding side effects of cancer treatment on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and understanding the role of chiropractic in quality of life at any stage of the disease, as well as the criteria of patient-centered care.

Nerve Mobilization for the Chiropractor
Michael, Tunning, D.C., ATC and Nate Hinkeldey, D.C.
Sponsored by Performance Health/Biofreeze/Theraband
This two hour course will focus on the role nerve tension may play in common patient presentations. Participants will learn evaluation and mobilization techniques for the upper and lower extremity.

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

"Chiropractic and the Future of Spine Care"
Scott Haldeman, M.D., Ph.D., D.C.
Spinal disorders in the form or low back pain and neck pain have been determined by a formal WHO study to be the number 1 and number 4 causes of disability in the world. In the USA and much of the developed world the current model of care has resulted in increased cost and, at the same time, increased disability. This unacceptable situation is resulting in a rethinking of the manner in which care is offered people with spinal disorders. The new model of care that is receiving the most attention is the identification of a primary spine care provider or clinician who follows evidence based approach to spine care. Chiropractors are uniquely positioned so that, with minor modification of their training and acceptance of this position, they could assume this position in the health care system.

1:15-3:15 p.m.

Enhancing Athletic Performance
William Morgan, D.C.
This course will identify predictable power "leaks" which adversely affect athletic performance and provide instruction in how to correct these faults. From the ground up, Dr. Morgan will address the chiropractic management of athletes. The technique portion of this course will include foot and ankle adjusting, functional exercises, identification of energy drains, knee dysfunction, the importance of gluteal strength, and the transfer of power from the lower extremities to the upper body. Chiropractors who treat cross-fitness athletes, runners, field-sport athletes, and other athletes will benefit from this insightful course of instruction.

The Influence of the Lower Extremities on Health and the Neuraxis"
Robert Chatfield, D.C.
In this session, Dr. Chatfield will teach you how to apply what you've learned to give your patients the most amazing and effective adjustment they've ever experienced, to consistently achieve superior patient outcome and to use what you've learned to dramatically increase patient motivation and long term retention. There is a huge epidemic that we are missing in caring for our patients and how to quickly identify who in your practice is suffering and what to do to improve it! This session will give patients the most up-to-date

Chiropractors in Cancer Hospitals
Jeff Sklar, D.C.

Ethics and Boundary Training
Tracy Cole, D.C.
Join California Chiropractic Association Past President, Dr. Tracy Cole for this comprehensive class that covers common doctor-patient case studies and how to handle them, as well as how to identify potential red flags and avoid behavior that may lead to potential boundary violations

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Chiropractors - Providers of Lifelong Dynamic Functional Health and Performance
Austin McMillin, D.C.
Chiropractic patients are accustomed to great pain relief from the care they receive. Yet chiropractic care is about much more. Chiropractors can, should, and do provide much more. This presentation will provide an overview of areas that chiropractors can dramatically increase their value in patient care as well as in the health care marketplace - with a focus on improving functional health, performance, and quality of life. By viewing care from the patient perspective, using emerging research to drive forward thinking strategies and understanding how providing better technical expertise is good for patients and good for business, chiropractors can thrive in a challenging health care delivery world. This program will show you how and send you back to practice with new ideas to improve your expertise and competitive edge.

An Evidence-Based Guide for Patient Management: The Lower Quarter
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., and Michael Tunning, D.C., ATC
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.

McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®
Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, 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 that the patient will likely respond to. This is especially important to a chiropractor as it not only helps improve safety but it can also help validate the direction of the adjustment. By accurately classifying a patient's condition and determining a directional preference, there is a 93% chance that this method will be successful (based on the literature). There are 3 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; 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.

Recognizing Food Allergies: Challenges and Opportunities
Lia Nightingale, Ph.D.
Food allergies are a major health concern in developed countries, causing serious physical, social and financial burdens. The epidemiology and pathogenesis of food allergies will be reviewed, while clinical diagnosis, prevention strategies and treatment will be discussed in detail.

Sunday, May 3

8 a.m.-Noon

Imaging of Conditions Common to Chiropractic Practice
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR
Image interpretation is a skill combining diagnostic imaging findings with clinical presentations. This program for the chiropractic physician is designed to reinforce those skills necessary to differentiate critical radiographic findings from those less important. Emphasis is placed on recognizing conditions common to chiropractic practice along with recognizing diagnostic pitfalls. Clinical management will also be discussed. A regional approach will be utilized with emphasis on spinal and musculoskeletal system.

2015 Workers' Compensation Update - for QMEs and Treating Doctors
Ed Cremata, D.C.
In this session, Dr. Cremata will review changes in workers' compensation and current report writing protocols. He also will discuss RBRVS code changes for treatment and reporting as well as report writing updates incorporating new case laws. Dr. Cremata will give a summary of IMR and IBR processes and explain rating by analogy and apportionment. Further discussion will take place in part two of this series.

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Chiropractic Imaging Practicum: The Annual Roentgen Roulette
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR
After the participants view a series of diagnostic imaging "unknowns" their answers are submitted to the instructor before the beginning of the lecture. The presentation will be a comprehensive review of the unknown cases designed to give the chiropractor practical information usable in clinical practice. Plain film and specialized imaging studies critical to the practicing chiropractor will be presented. The diagnostic imaging studies will be correlated with the patients' clinical presentation.

2015 Workers' Compensation Update Part II - for QMEs and Treating Doctors
Ed Cremata, D.C.
In this final section of the series on workers' compensation, Dr. Cremata will cover the most current QME regulations and the effect on QMEs, as well as review proper billing, complexity factor documentations, lease agreements, reporting, and related topics to avoid DWC complaints.

2015 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 27

8-10 a.m.

Medicare Compliance Requirements
Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®
Session notes
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
Audits of Medicare records may lead to recoupment, exclusion from the Medicare program and even a loss of your license. Medicare and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) have detailed what are the requirements for an "effective compliance program." If you are asked for evidence of your compliance program, a properly executed program will serve as a mitigating factor against fines, jail time and the loss of your license. Dr. Mario Fucinari, Certified Insurance Consultant and Certified Health Care Compliance Specialist, will inform you of the elements required in a compliance program and how to produce the program for your office.

Recognizing Food Allergies: Challenges and Opportunities
Lia Nightingale, Ph.D.
Session notes
Food allergies are a major health concern in developed countries, causing serious physical, social and financial burdens. The epidemiology and pathogenesis of food allergies will be reviewed, while clinical diagnosis, prevention strategies and treatment will be discussed in detail.

The Current Concepts in Motion Palpation
Brett Winchester, D.C.
Session notes
Throughout the last century, we have learned how all bodily systems respond to the chiropractic adjustment. Although much has focused on biomechanical events, there also is a significant neurologic effect. This section will focus on how to assess for joint dysfunction from a biomechanical and a neurologic standpoint and how to perform adjustments pertaining to these joint dysfunctions. Dr. Winchester is an instructor and board member for the Motion Palpation Institute and will share current, evidence-informed concepts and techniques. He believes that the ability to palpate accurately is an absolute prerequisite to performing effective adjustments. The participant will learn current concepts in neurology and adjustments, followed by a hands-on demonstration focusing on assessment and adjustments. 

10:30 a.m.-Noon

Strengthening Palmer's Core
Peter Martin, D.C.
Chiropractic organizations, whether colleges, support organizations or individual practices, are facing increasingly difficult challenges. The business literature identifies tactics for meeting these challenges. Assessments of an organization's strengths, desires and environmental compatibility are important to strategically moving forward for success. This opening session to the Homecoming program will focus on several key strategies to continue the College's heritage.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Medicare Documentation Requirements
Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP® 
Session notes
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
Medicare has very specific requirements in 2015 for chiropractic services. Learn what the government and the insurance companies are looking for, how the government conducts "data mining," and what are the red flags that trigger recoupment or an investigation. This class will focus on the changes in policies and procedures in Medicare and the role documentation guidelines play in Electronic Health Records, PQRS and ICD-10.

Contrast Enhanced Imaging: What to Order When
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR
Session notes
Have you ever confidently sent in a requisition for an MRI, CT or other advanced imaging examination only to receive a call from the imaging facility with the question..."would you like that with or without contrast?" Did you know? This two hour presentation explains the role of contrast in advanced imaging studies and will help increase your confidence in knowing what to order when. 

Digital Marketing Basics
Mary Frost, D.C.
Session notes
Join Dr. Frost for an overview of how to bring your practice into the digital age. Simple and effective marketing options will be discussed. Expect to interact and critique options in this practical session.

4-6 p.m.

Medicare ICD-10 Rules and Regulations
Mario Fucinari, D.C., CCSP®
Session notes
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
Learn what the government and the insurance companies require in ICD-10. Dr, Mario Fucinari, Certified Insurance Consultant, Certified Health Care Compliance Specialist and a Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee Member, will explain the changes in documentation and coding requirements pertaining to ICD-10 in Medicare. Specific policies and procedures will be presented on how to properly use ICD-10 in your office. 

Meditations on Philosophy
Michelle Barber, D.C., M.S.W.
Session notes
This session will explore some of the core epigrams, quotes, and philosophy in a discussion format. We will explore these ideas from the following perspective:

  1. What did they say exactly?
  2. What were they trying to say/what was the underlying message?
  3. How does this message fit with any new information we currently possess and/or have gained over the years?
  4. How do we merge the old ideas with a modern knowledge base so that it can make sense?

At the end of the session, participants will walk away with a sense of the importance of context, an appreciation for the value of change, and the ability to critically think about the quotes of our founding fathers and the current day application of these pearls of wisdom.

Chiropractors in Cancer Hospitals
Jeff Sklar, D.C.
Session notes
This course will provide indications and contra-indications for administering chiropractic care to cancer patients. Dr. Sklar will discuss understanding side effects of cancer treatment on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and understanding the role of chiropractic in quality of life at any stage of the disease, as well as the criteria of patient-centered care.

Saturday, February, 28

8-10 a.m.

Risky Business: Solving the Puzzle of Risk Management in the Chiropractic Practice
Michael Shreeve, D.C.
Session notes
Solve the puzzle of risk management in the chiropractic practice during this one hour interactive discussion. Participants will explore the definition of risk management and the areas to be considered in today's chiropractic practice. During a Grand Rounds-style case presentation, participants will explore and discuss risk management prevention strategies. At the conclusion of this course, you will have an understanding of key communications and practice procedures for your chiropractic office.

Chiropractors in Cancer Hospitals
Jeff Sklar, D.C. 
Session notes  (This is a repeat course so the notes are the same)
This course will provide indications and contra-indications for administering chiropractic care to cancer patients. Dr. Sklar will discuss understanding side effects of cancer treatment on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and understanding the role of chiropractic in quality of life at any stage of the disease, as well as the criteria of patient-centered care.

Interdisciplinary Care Models: Working Together to Benefit the Patient
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., Nicole Ingrando, D.C., Michael Olson and Michael Petrie, D.C.,
This session will highlight the value of inter-professional communication on patient care and how chiropractors can participate in multidisciplinary care teams. A panel of experts will discuss the development of professional relationships with non-chiropractic clinicians, the value of working as a team for improved patient outcomes, and the challenges and advantages of working in an inter-professional setting.

10:30 a.m.-Noon

Validating our Traditional Chiropractic Philosophy with Contemporary Science
Christopher Colloca, D.C.
Deep-seated in our roots and central to the chiropractic profession has been the concept of vertebral subluxation. Although controversy exists over the various definitions of subluxation, our history has provided numerous vertebral subluxation models that science has begun to investigate. In this session, we will explore some of the contemporary models of vertebral subluxation and research into the neuromechanical advances in biomechanics and neurophysiology of chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Colloca will present an overview of his award-winning in vivo research, conducted in both humans and large-animal models, to form a basis to begin to explore our traditional chiropractic philosophy with contemporary science. 

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Ethics in Evidence-Based Practice
Michael Shreeve, D.C.
Session notes
This course will enlighten the doctor about the constructs of ethical chiropractic practice. The influence of technology on interactions with today's patient and its impact on informed consent are discussed. Topics include ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities of the doctor as well as mandatory reporting of child/elder abuse, and communicable diseases. Ethical issues of billing, advertising, and the impact of social networking media are explored. Current research topics and the doctor's ethical responsibility in an evidence-based practice setting are discussed.

Primary Spine Care: A Real-World Approach to Chiropractic Practice in the Evolving Health Care System
John Ventura, D.C., DABCO
Many chiropractors identify themselves as primary spine care providers. Dr. Brian Justice, a pioneer and advocate of this practice approach, will describe the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for developing such a practice and discuss the large future potential that exists for D.C.s in this role. He will give examples of programs and opportunities available in primary spine care from the perspective of his current position as an Associate Medical Director at Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

The Spine as the Foundation for Health and Disease: A Contemporary Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) Technique Presentation
Deed Harrison, D.C.
Chiropractic is changing. Research, patient management, objective clinical results, treatment techniques, philosophies, and principles all advance over time. The mission of CBP Technique is to provide a research-based response to these changing times that is clinically, technically and philosophically sound. Understanding the relationship of upright human posture and spinal displacements to various pain, functional, and health disturbances is a key concept of this presentation. Secondly, the attendee will gain an appreciation of and for CBP's chiropractic corrective care procedures for structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture using mirror image® adjusting, exercise and spinal remodeling procedures.

4-6 p.m.

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.

Cox Flexion Distraction Spinal Manipulation: Biomechanics and Clinical Outcomes
James Cox, D.C.
In this session, we will present information related to changes in intradiscal pressure and the foraminal area, along with discussions related to facet joint motion, disc changes under distraction manipulation, and the biomechanics of the intervertebral disc and spine. Video depictions of the spine during spinal manipulation will be shown. Clinical research related to the use of long-axis distraction of the spine will be presented, and there will be demonstrations of manipulation to various regions of the spine. Demonstration of spinal manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and pelvis will be in this program.

Expanding Your Possibilities, A New Career Path for Chiropractors
Bryan Muth, D.C.
Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
When Standard Process implemented an internal wellness offering for its employees over 10 years ago, the motivation was simple: to champion a healthy workforce under its own roof. Then the results came in, and the data was so overwhelmingly positive-for both Standard Process employees and the organization as a whole-it became evident that we were onto something that could benefit other organizations as well. Thus, Cultivate was born.

Sunday, March 1

8-10 a.m.

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.

Introduction to Sacro Occipital Technique - Incorporating an Evidence-Based Chiropractic System of Analysis and Treatment
Charles Blum, D.C.
Session notes
What is Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)? How did it develop and what is its rational approach for patient assessment and treatment? How does SOT incorporate whole-body principles and expand a chiropractor's vision of how they can help patient care from acute to chronic to preventive? Dr. Blum will review some related clinical research that has been presented at research conferences and in the literature as it pertains to this introductory presentation of SOT.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

HIV/AIDS: Education Update and Immune Support
David Hogsed, D.O.M.
Session notes
Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
In this session the core principles of the immune system, chronic immune conditions, HIV, and their relevance to your practice will be reviewed. The dynamic presentation explains current epidemiology, prevention and safety measures. In addition, cutting-edge research, including herbal and nutritional support for your daily patients as well as to chronic immune challenged patients, will be presented. A complimentary approach to orthodox care and adjunctive nutritional and herbal support will be presented.

Supporting Your Body from the Ground Up: Analysis and Adjusting of the Lower Extremity
Kevin Wong, D.C.
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
In this two hour session, Dr. Wong will cover weight bearing and gait analysis, foot pronation, supination, postural and visual indicators and foot anatomy. He will review the anatomy, common conditions, adjustments and rehabilitation and/or exercises used for the foot, ankle, knees, hips and pelvis.

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