Alumni and friends of Palmer College are welcomed 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.

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Continuing Education and Events

800-452-5032
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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.

August 9-11, 2018

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Schedule of Events

We are currently working on the 2018 schedule of events. Please check back for more updates.

Continuing Education

Earn up to 20 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)

General Session Videos

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!

May 4-6, 2018

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2018 Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers
 Rachel Abrams MD

Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D., M.H.S., ABFP, ABIHM graduated PHI BETA KAPPA from Stanford University, received her M.D. from University of California San Francisco and a Master's degree in Holistic Health from University of California Berkeley. She is board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine. In 2008 she opened the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic. Dr. Abrams treats many of the world’s most influential people, from CEOs to billionaire entrepreneurs to Nobel Peace laureates. She has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year, from 2009–2017.

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Shilo Harris came from a family with deep roots in military service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after 9/11. On his second deployment with the 10th Mountain Division, he was assigned and worked near southern Baghdad. On February 19, 2007, Harris’ armored vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). The explosion injured the driver and ended the lives of three of his fellow soldiers. Shilo survived but with severe third degree burns on 35% of his body. The severity of the burns meant the loss of Shilo’s ears, the tip of his nose and three fingers. The crushing explosion fractured his left collarbone and C-7 vertebrae. Harris’ spent 48 days in a medically induced coma followed by a recovery that involved more than 75 surgeries. Supported by his family and an unwavering faith, Harris not only survived but triumphed over his catastrophic injuries and severe PTSD. He describes his experience in Steel Will: My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I was Meant to Be (Sept. 1, 2014; Baker Books). Harris retired from the U.S. Army in 2010, but continues to fight for his country as a soldier-turned-messenger. Harris uses his story to raise awareness for PTSD and to encourage his fellow soldiers and wounded warriors.

Schedule of Events

Please click here for the most current printable schedule of events.

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 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, 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!

February 23-25, 2018

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Keynote Speakers

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Shilo Harris came from a family with deep roots in military service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after 9/11. On his second deployment with the 10th Mountain Division, he was assigned and worked near southern Baghdad. On February 19, 2007, Harris’ armored vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). The explosion injured the driver and ended the lives of three of his fellow soldiers. Shilo survived but with severe third degree burns on 35% of his body. The severity of the burns meant the loss of Shilo’s ears, the tip of his nose and three fingers. The crushing explosion fractured his left collarbone and C-7 vertebrae. Harris’ spent 48 days in a medically induced coma followed by a recovery that involved more than 75 surgeries. Supported by his family and an unwavering faith, Harris not only survived but triumphed over his catastrophic injuries and severe PTSD. He describes his experience in Steel Will: My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I was Meant to Be (Sept. 1, 2014; Baker Books). Harris retired from the U.S. Army in 2010, but continues to fight for his country as a soldier-turned-messenger. Harris uses his story to raise awareness for PTSD and to encourage his fellow soldiers and wounded warriors.

Martin, Peter

Peter Martin, D.C., graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1964, then earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1968. He served in faculty and administrative positions at Palmer College and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic from 1968 to 1978; owned a chiropractic equipment and supplies business for the next four years; and had a private practice in Lancaster, Calif., from 1982 to 2000. Dr. Martin was president of Palmer College’s San Jose, Calif., campus from 1992 to 2000, when he accepted a position as dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport. He returned to the San Jose campus in 2004 as interim president and was named president in February 2005. In July 2005, he assumed the additional duties of president of Palmer’s Port Orange, Fla., campus, and since the appointment in November 2006 of Dr. William Meeker as president of the San Jose campus, has been serving as president of the Port Orange campus exclusively. Dr. Martin is a past president of the Council on Chiropractic Education and the California Chiropractic Association and is a former board member of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.

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Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., DACRB, is the provost for Palmer College of Chiropractic. Prior to that appointment he served as Davenport campus provost, interim vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of Academic Affairs and department chair for the Diagnosis and Radiology Department. Dr. Weinert is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus. As a faculty member, he has taught Physiotherapy, Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry. He’s currently a professor in the Division of Life Sciences. Dr. Weinert received six Thelma Fordyce Mack Faculty Incentive Awards for Teaching Excellence from 1999 through 2005. He was the recipient of the student body’s Faculty of the Year Award for second trimester for each year from 2002 through 2010. His master’s degree is in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts, and he received his Ph.D. in higher education, leadership and policy from the University of Iowa. He’s a graduate of Palmer’s Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Residency Program, where he earned a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board and passed the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination.

Schedule of Events

A printable version of the 2018 Schedule of Events can be found by clicking here.

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)

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 2018!

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