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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.
Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., became chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic in December 2009 and was named chancellor and CEO in 2017. He graduated with his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College in 1990, and went on to earn his M.S. degree in anatomy at 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 at Palmer College in the Research, and Diagnosis and Radiology departments. His administrative tenure at Palmer 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 Differentials.” He also serves as chair of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.
Tom Rath is co-author of the #1 New York Times and #1
BusinessWeek best seller, "How Full is Your Bucket?" With more than
500,000 copies in print within its first year of publication, his book spent 15
months on the domestic best seller list. Now available in more than ten
languages, Rath's book has also been an international best seller. After 12
years with The Gallup Organization, Rath now leads Gallup's Workplace Research
and Leadership Consulting worldwide. He also serves on the board of VHL.org, an
organization dedicated to cancer research and patient support. Rath earned his
bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. He is
currently pursuing graduated degrees at Johns Hopkins University and the
University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Washington D.C.
Alan Sokoloff, D.C., DACBSP® or “Dr. Sok,” as his patients
refer to him, is the past two term president of the Maryland Chiropractic
Association. He was selected as Maryland’s Chiropractor of the Year 2001-02 and
the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician’s Sports Chiropractor of
the Year 2006. He holds a post-graduate degree as a Diplomat of the American
Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and is an alumnus of Palmer’s
Davenport, Iowa, Campus. He has been a team chiropractor for the Baltimore
Ravens of the NFL, who recently won their second Super Bowl, since 1999. Dr.
Sok has been a member of the University of Maryland Sports Medicine Team since
1991, working with the UMBC Retrievers and Maryland Terps. He served a
residency at the United States Olympic Training Center in 1997 and was selected
to the medical team for the United States at the 1998 Goodwill Games. Dr. Sok
was appointed to the USA Olympic Medical Team for the 1999 Pan Am Games in
Winnipeg, Canada. He also is the team chiropractor for the Baltimore Orioles AA
Team in Bowie, Md. Dr. Sok is a
“wellness / injury prevention consultant” for many companies and
municipalities. He also has written and helped produce a series of
award-winning injury prevention videos for the Library Video Network. He
recently completed his first in a series of concussion prevention DVDs,
“Tackling Concussion Head On,” starring NFL, college and high school guests.
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 Io. 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
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
The 2017 schedule of events is available here as a printable PDF format on the Homecoming Schedule page.
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.
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.
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.
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!
2018 Keynote Speakers
Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., is the fourth chancellor of Palmer
College of Chiropractic. He graduated from Palmer College’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’s 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
Named 2015 Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and 2011 Visionary of the Year by UTNE Reader, Dr. Tabatha Parker currently works at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), the leading provider of interprofessional education to health professionals in Integrative Health & Medicine. Dr. Parker was founding co-chair and is a faculty member for the Master's in Global Health degree program at National University of Health Sciences.
She was interim co-secretary general of the World Naturopathic Federation, and worked with the World Health Organization on the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy. She's co-chair of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Global Health Committee, and co-founder and current president of Natural Doctors International (NDI), the first and oldest naturopathic global health organization. Her clinical work with NDI in Nicaragua focused on women’s empowerment, cervical cancer screening and primary care. She developed the first permanent global naturopathic clinic, naturopathic global health courses and interprofessional internships, where she taught for over a decade. As president of NDI, she led the organization to sign a MOU with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to work with PAHO, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health and universities like UNAN to help research and implement integrative and traditional medicine into the Nicaraguan national system as outlined in the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014 – 2023.
At AIHM, Dr. Parker organizes and co-chairs one of the largest integrative health & medicine conferences in the USA, the AIHM Annual Conference - People, Planet, Purpose, Global Practitioners United in Health and Healing – as well as being a co-program chair of the International Congress of Integrative Health & Medicine held in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2016.
We are currently working on the 2018 schedule of events. Please check back for more updates.
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.
Please visit the Homecoming Hotel and Travel page for room reservation information.
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!
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.
We are currently working on the 2018 schedule of events. Please check back for more updates.
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.
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Hotel and Travel page.
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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