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Homecoming Program

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 Department toll free at 800-452-5032.

Palmer Main Homecoming

September 16-18, 2021

Earn up to 25.5 hours of continuing education credit at this year's event. This list will be updated as more class details become available.

Thursday, September 16

8-10 a.m.

Hynes' Hardcore History, Roger Hynes, D.C., DPhCS 
This presentation will explore chiropractic history you thought you knew, but were wrong, and history you never knew, but wished you had. We will delve into why our profession’s popular history is not always congruent with quality history. We will explore how our early historians often let assumption creep and secondary assertions become the foundation for what is accepted. Also considered will be how we have allowed inductive reasoning to dictate our conclusions about the whole based on just some of its parts. We will discuss our long history of attributing saint or villain status to our progenitors based more on philosophy and politics than qualities and deeds. We will aim to move beyond the fanciful and apocryphal stories from our profession’s past that have little historical support, by using entertaining examples of how we can do better.


Understanding and Implementing Proper Chiropractic Documentation and Compliance Procedures and Programs in the Chiropractic Office, Part I, Steve Conway, J.D., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.

In this session, Dr. Conway will give an overview of compliance and documentation requirements. Review of OIG compliance requirements and Medicare guidelines associated with chiropractic documentation. He will also review Medicare guidelines and definitions for chiropractic treatment and required documentation. Active Treatment: understanding the clinical requirements to support active treatment designation. Understanding the clinical applications of Medicare maintenance documentation.  

Gonstead for the Non-Gonstead Chiropractor, Dan Lyons, D.C., DPhCS  
When most people hear "Gonstead" they envision the cervical chair, pelvic bench, and knee chest with the Nervoscope. But the Gonstead work is much more. It is a philosophy that enables the practitioner to understand the science of analysis and use all the tools available to every chiropractor to better understand that patient’s subluxation so they can determine the best method of correction. We will specifically cover instrumentation (thermography, HRV, S EMG and O2 sat), palpation (static and motion), visualization, X-ray including both traditional Gonstead analysis and more, and history taking/symptomatology. Attendees will learn how to better integrate these into their decision-making and when to value the findings of one more than the other.  

Women Chiropractors: Past, Present, and Future: Examining Our Past to Help Project the Future of Female Doctor of Chiropractic and Their Impact in Society, Nancy Elwartowski-Cooper, D.C., DICCP and Cyndy Shaft-Toll, D.C.  

Women chiropractors have been pioneers throughout the 125 years of chiropractic and have made enormous contributions to the chiropractic profession and the world. Please join Dr. Elwartowski Cooper and Dr. Shaft-Toll as they discuss women chiropractors in history and their accomplishments. Women chiropractors held the first license to practice in many states, provinces and countries. Who were they and why were they "first" in an age that males would normally be listed in those accomplishments? What does the future hold for women chiropractors? What will their effect be on the growth and development and implementation of chiropractic care?

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Opening Session-State of the College, Chancellor and CEO Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.  
Join Dr. Marchiori as he opens the 125th Celebration of Chiropractic by offering an insider’s view of the state of the College. In the tradition of the last few years, he will share our latest measures of success, on-going challenges and new strategies to advance Palmer’s mission. Facilities updates, curriculum improvements, and new opportunities will be addressed. This session will celebrate who we are, where we have been, and where we are going as The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education®.  

1-2 p.m.

Palmer Had it Right! —What Cutting-Edge Scientific Research is Discovering about Health

Roger Hynes, D.C., LCP, DPhCS, FICA, Brad Poock, D.C., DPhCS, Rob Sinnott, D.C., LCP, DPhCS, FPhC, FICA (hon) and Victor Strang, D.C., FPAC

D.D. Palmer’s first postulate, “Disease is not an entity…” has been borne out in the newest research from medicine. While they grapple with how to change medical education to fit this cutting-edge paradigm, chiropractic has a 125-year head start. The idea of the restoration of health over fighting disease has long been a core concept of Palmer education. In this open forum discussion, we will look at what science has discovered to herald this change to a focus upon health, not disease. You will not only get a front row seat to the future of chiropractic but gain useful analogies you can use to educate your community to this vital view of health.

2-3 p.m.

OnBase U- The Story of a Movement Science, Sports-Based Program, Greg Rose, D.C.
Please join international speaker Dr. Greg Rose for this session on how the science of movement led him to start a company to work with baseball players to improve performance.

3-6 p.m.

Radiology in the Chiropractic Office, Part 1,
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR
This six-hour course will broken up into two, three-hour sessions. Dr. McLean emphasize skills and knowledge for obtaining outstanding images for chiropractic practice. The attendee will be presented with information on the impact of high-quality radiography on clinical practic, understanding technical components of X-ray, basics of digital radiography, and imaging anatomy and positioning.

3-5 p.m.

Movement Science and Athletic Performance, Greg Rose, D.C.
Please join Dr. Rose for this workshop on movement science and diagnosing issues in athletes, and how to address them. He will discuss the interaction with athletes, as well as how to communicate with coaches and other health care professionals to the benefit of the athlete.

Understanding and Implementing Proper Chiropractic Documentation and Compliance Procedures and Programs in the Chiropractic Office, Part II, Steve Conway, J.D., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.

This session with Dr. Conway will discuss the initial visit documentation including history of precipitating event and mechanisms of trauma relating to presenting symptoms. He will also review the new EM requirements and proper PART analysis to determine the subluxation causally related to the symptoms. 

Systematically Attacking the Cervical Spine-A Rehab Approach, Trevor Shaw, D.C., DACRB
In this course “systematically attacking the cervical spine - a rehab approach” attendees will learn a systematic evidence-based approach to the diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of cervical spine syndromes. First, attendees with learn the details of diagnosing pain generators based on Donald Murphy’s Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain (CRISP) literature followed by a logical approach to movement provocation testing and management. The second hour will focus on clinical cases and building the rehab program for proper patient empowerment.

Ethics and Professional Boundaries for the Chiropractor, Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.
Please join Dr. Mary Frost in this discussion on ethics and professional boundaries for the chiropractor. This two-hour course includes case studies and disciplinary actions on the following topics: ethics, professional boundaries, sexual misconduct, fraud, and abuse.
 
5-6 p.m.
 
"The Enduring Legacy of Palmer Chiropractic Philosophy", Victor Strang, D.C.
The session will focus on selected contributions of D.D. Palmer, B.J. Palmer and others in the modern era. The Founder and Developer had ideas about chiropractic that were illuminating as well as prophetic. One of the challenges for the chiropractic profession today is to reframe these ideas in a contemporary lexicon for a health-care environment that emphasizes, if not demands, evidence and science.

Understanding and Implementing Proper Chiropractic Documentation and Compliance Procedures and Programs in the Chiropractic Office, Part III, Steve Conway, J.D., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.

In this one-hour session, Dr. Conway will discuss the proper development of the clinical treatment plan.  This session will cover the use of specific measurable goals and clinical treatment plans in the determination of medically necessary care.  

Confidence in Unclarity: Chiropractic Care in Children, Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S., Ph.D.
What evidence do we have for chiropractic care in children? How should this limited evidence impact the care we provide for children? Multi-layered questions that need to be discussed in a candid manner. This presentation will do just that. Be prepared for a professional conversation that may make you uncomfortable… as success lies right outside your comfort zone.

Friday, September 17

7-8 a.m.

Lower Extremity Subluxations and Low Back Pain, Karmen Hopkins, D.C.
Do lower extremity subluxations influence low back pain and lumbar subluxations? In this session, we will look at the biomechanics of the foot and ankle and how it may effect low back pain and lumbar subluxation if left untreated.  
 
Understanding and Implementing Proper Chiropractic Documentation and Compliance Procedures and Programs in the Chiropractic Office, Part III continued, Steve Conway, J.D., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.

In this one-hour session, Dr. Conway will discuss how to understand the application of the ABN form in the clinical treatment plan process, including subsequent visit documentation requirements, and concluding with a discussion of the documentation self-checklist.  

Utilizing Movement and Response Based Assessments for Chiropractic Patients, Kevin Percuoco, D.C., Cert.MDT

Join Dr. Kevin Percuoco for this one-hour presentation as he discusses movement and response-based assessments for diagnosis, care, and case management of chiropractic patients. Dr. Percuoco uses case studies in this informative presentation.

7-9 a.m.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), 
Matthew D. Richardson, D.C., DACBR
In this two-hour lecture we will discuss cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), a newer diagnostic imaging modality that is making entry into the chiropractic profession. In the first hour, attention will be given to identifying unique aspects of CBCT technology vs. traditional high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). Radiation safety and patient dose in different ionizing radiation based diagnostic imaging modalities will be reviewed. Pros, cons, and limitations of CBCT technology in the chiropractic setting will be appraised. The second hour of the lecture will be used to present imaging cases that display use of CBCT studies, some with correlating radiographic examinations, obtained on chiropractic patients.

7-10 a.m.

Radiology in the Chiropractic Office, Part 2,
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR
This six-hour course will broken up into two, three-hour sessions. Dr. McLean emphasize skills and knowledge for obtaining outstanding images for chiropractic practice. The attendee will be presented with information on the impact of high-quality radiography on clinical practic, understanding technical components of X-ray, basics of digital radiography, and imaging anatomy and positioning.

8-9 a.m.

Evidence-Based Resources for Low Back Pain, Robert Vining, D.C., D.H.Sc.  
This one-hour session will introduce attendees to research recently conducted and published by members of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research. This research focused on providing clinicians with evidence-based diagnosis and treatment-related tools for managing the many conditions that can cause low back pain. Key components of an evidence-based examination and a clinical decision aid for low back pain will be described.  

8-10 a.m.

Understanding and Implementing Proper Chiropractic Documentation and Compliance Procedures and Programs in the Chiropractic Office, Part IV, 
Steve Conway, J.D., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.

In this one-hour session, Dr. Conway will discuss how to understand the application of the ABN form in the clinical treatment plan process. Subsequent visit documentation requirements.  Concluding with a discussion of the documentation self-checklist.  

Setting the Bar Higher for Prenatal Patients - Going Beyond Our Adjusting Skills, Nichelle Gurule, D.C. 
Treating pregnant women is complex with all the changes their body goes through during the 40 weeks. Adjustments are a great tool for this population, but could we give women more and get better outcomes? Learn which rehab exercises to give pregnant women, what supplements and food women should be on, how to help pregnant women in their fitness, who you need for referrals, and other tips for treating the prenatal population.  

9-10 a.m.

Lost in Interpretation, Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR
This session will discuss ways of improving radiology interpretation skills of the spine, review of normal anatomy, and interactive case discussion.

How to Be Successful in Practice: Things You Can Implement on Day One, Jason Yusavage, D.C., DICCP
Dr. Yusavage, a 1999 graduate of Palmer College, has been in private practice for more than 20 years and went to a fully cash practice ten years ago. In this one-hour session, he will share useful tips on how to be successful in practice, whether you are a student, new graduate or been in practice for decades. He will and useful things you can implement on day one. 

10:30-11:30 a.m.
 
Preparing for the Silver Tsunami: Chiropractic’s Golden Opportunity, Michele Maiers, D.C., MPH, Ph.D.
As the U.S. prepares for the ‘silver tsunami’ of adults aging into Medicare, chiropractic is presented with a golden opportunity to demonstrate its value proposition. Keeping older adults functionally active, engaged in the paid and volunteer workforce, and able to age-in-place are essential to a healthy and thriving society. Chiropractic care is uniquely suited to help older adults maintain and improve their musculoskeletal health through evidence-based, non-pharmacologic interventions. This session will address not just the biological, but also the psychological and social components of healthy ageing inspiring attendees to deliver best practices in chiropractic care for older adults. Findings from collaborative research undertaken by Northwestern Health Sciences University and the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research will be discussed, providing attendees with information to use Monday morning to improve the care of older adult patients and create a rich and rewarding clinical experience.

1-2 p.m.

Intermittent Fasting: Implications for Health and Nervous System, Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D.  
The course content was derived from a review of literature regarding intermittent fasting, autophagy, neurodegenerative disorders, hormesis, ketosis and brain metabolism. Intermittent fasting (IF) has profound clinical applications. In addition to changing anthropomorphic and metabolic variables, IF decreases inflammation, enhances neural health, and may have a profound impact on preventing/managing neurodegenerative disease.

2-3 p.m.

Pain, Posture, and Performance, Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S.,(Ed), CCSP®
During "Pain, Posture and Performance," F4CP President Dr. Sherry McAllister will offer greater understanding of how to leverage the current trending health-care topics to maximize the value of chiropractic care. In addition, she will cover research exploring the value of chiropractic care as it relates to pain, posture and performance. 

3-4 p.m.


When Your Athletic Patient Says “Hey Doc, my hip hurts”: Is the Hip Really the Source of Symptoms? Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, DACO  

Evaluating the cause of a patient’s hip symptoms can be frustrating for chiropractors and their patients. In addition to overuse, traumatic, and degenerative conditions specific to the iliofemoral articulation, many musculoskeletal conditions can cause referred pain to the hip, as can degenerative conditions of the spine, urological and gynecological disorders, and abdominal visceral conditions. This lecture will review hip overuse injuries and their mimics with an emphasis on clinical symptoms, examinations and radiographic and advanced imaging findings. 

3-5 p.m.

Protecting the Patient, Protecting the Chiropractor: Risk Management in the Modern Era, Laurel Griffin, D.C., BCAO

We are not adjusting the same spines we were 30 years ago. With increased intensity in sports, faster cars, improvements to auto restraint systems that save lives but increase injury to soft tissue structures of the spine, our patients are presenting with increasingly severe injuries, some of which put them at a greater risk for injury from chiropractic manipulation. Review red flag signs found in patient history and examination, X-ray findings (and learn what to do with them), understand the physical limitations of what you find, and make an appropriate plan. Learn when to order advanced imaging on complex cases, including DMX, MRI, MRA/MRV, and CT/CTA.  Advances in risk management by use of imaging and good patient management can prevent inflammatory response to chiropractic manipulation in many cases, thereby protecting the patient AND the chiropractor.  Learn to use imaging to consistently provide better patient outcomes. Case study examples will be included.    

What to Consider When Treating Postpartum Patients, Nichelle Gurule, D.C. 
Treating postpartum patients has many unique opportunities to make a profound impact on their healing through adjustments, rehab home care, nutritional guidance, breastfeeding support, and more. Discover what makes treating postpartum women different. Learn how to assess and treat for the common postpartum aches and pains, diastasis recti, and pelvic floor dysfunctions. Gain confidence in guiding women on how to return to fitness optimally for their body. 

Building Your Baby from the Ground Up: In Defense of Free-Range and Baby-Led Movement, Chris LoRang, D.C.

This a minimalistic evolutionary model of infant motor pattern development. Our work is designed to empower parents, caretakers, daycare providers, and clinicians with actionable steps for helping infants around the world to move and develop naturally. Our materials and images have been shared tens of thousands of times on social media, and we have received world-wide acknowledgement and support across many healthcare and education disciplines. Our work has been published in Pathways and in the peer-reviewed Journal of Evolution and Health. This lecture will include a dynamic overview of developmental physiology and developmental kinesiology and will provide the foundation of observing and predicting functional deficiencies in infants and how it may foreshadow the mechanical dysfunctions observed in adulthood. Leaving this lecture, you will be equipped with materials and knowledge to better support your patients, their families, and your community.
Infants are neurologically primed to develop movement patterns like sitting, crawling, and walking as the result of a complex neurosensorimotor process that evolution has honed over millennia. Babies do not need technological intervention to succeed in this process, and as much as parents and others want to “help,” babies do not need caretaker assistance in their motor development. In fact, as you will see, such assistance could even interfere with the healthy progression of this development. The question is, what can we, as caretakers, do to best support rather than inhibit infants on this significant developmental journey? How can we create an ideal environment in which they can reach, move, and grow during the first 18 months of their lives? That is the question that Building Your Baby from the Ground Up seeks to answer for parents, caregivers, and clinicians around the world.

4-5 p.m.

Nutrition & the Immune System, Lia Nightingale, Ph.D.
Many nutrients are intricately involved in the development and function of the immune system. Is there such a thing as too much? How do I know if my patient even needs to change their nutrition? You will learn to identify the most important nutrients for the immune system, their involvement, how to assess a patient’s nutritional status, food sources, and what can happen if consumed in excess.

5-6 p.m.

Sacro Occipital Technique: Technique Take-Home Tips, Chad Hagen, D.C.
This class will cover a brief history on Dr. M. B. DeJarnette and his development of Sacro Occipital Technique. We will explain certain diagnostic and treatment protocols used in SOT®. Whether you are an SOT® practitioner or not, this class will give you some clinical pearls to take home to your practice.

5-7 p.m.

Magnifying Awareness to Chiropractic Care Across the Nation, Susan Welsh, D.C., Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S.(Ed), CCSP®, and Michele Maiers, D.C., Ph.D.

As the country emerges from the COVID pandemic, there is renewed focus on health, wellbeing, and the importance of remaining active. Chiropractic care is well suited to be a leading voice in this national conversation. Panelists will share current public relations, advocacy, and educational efforts to position the chiropractic profession in that discussion, and support attendees' ability to lead a renewed movement of health creation within their communities.

Mastering the Foot, Ankle, and Knee the Wong Way, Part 1, Kevin Wong, D.C.  
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.  

This unique course is designed to teach patterns of subluxation in the foot, ankle, and knees that present in clinical practice. Starting at the toes we will move through the foot and ankle bones moving up the leg to the knee. This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, identify subluxation patterns, and render treatment in the form of chiropractic adjustments. It involves hands-on examination and adjusting procedures.

Is Position Important?  Pregnancy and In-utero Constraint, Impacting the Biomechanics and Neurology of the Mother and Baby, Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP
This two-hour lecture will focus on the positional challenges of the fetus in utero and how it impacts the pregnant mother. Dr. Tanis will discuss the anatomical structures of the pelvis and soft issues impacted by pregnancy. She also will review forces that may affect the fetus and different conditions associated with constraint. Finally, growth and developmental changes of the fetus in utero and how it relates to clinical findings and conditions will be discussed.

6-7 p.m.

Toggle Recoil: Past, Present, Future… Chad Hagen, D.C.
Are you an upper cervical enthusiast? Then this is the class for you. This class will delve into the origins of Toggle Recoil and B.J.’s HIO technique. We will discuss progression of upper cervical care through the years and what the future brings.

7-9 p.m.

Active and Passive Care of Lower Extremity Conditions, Marc Lucente, D.C. and Jesse Hodges, D.C.Please join Dr. Jesse Hodges and Dr. Marc Lucente for this two-hour course on treatment protocols and differential diagnosis of lower extremity conditions. They will explore clinical presentation and treatment of both acute and chronic knee conditions and Achilles’ tendinopathy, laser and pressure wave modalities, as well as different care plans for stable vs unstable conditions.

Care and Management of Chiropractic Patients with Co-Morbid Psychological Disorders, Michelle Drover, D.C., M.S.W.  

There are many patients who present to the chiropractic office with co-morbid psychological disorders, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. In this session, we will review some of the more common disorders, including anxiety, depression, psychosomatic and neurodevelopmental disorders. For each disorder, we will discuss the primary clinical features, red flags and clinical clues, the role/impact of chiropractic care, modifications to treatment for the comfort and safety of the patient (if needed), and the importance of coordinated care with other mental health professionals.  

Mastering the Foot, Ankle, and Knee the Wong Way Part II, Kevin Wong, D.C.  
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.  

This unique course is designed to teach patterns of subluxation in the foot, ankle, and knees that present in clinical practice. Starting at the toes we will move through the foot and ankle bones moving up the leg to the knee. This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, identify subluxation patterns, and render treatment in the form of chiropractic adjustments. It involves hands-on examination and adjusting procedures.  

Case Studies in Diagnostic Radiology, Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR  
Join Dr. McLean in a presentation of clinically diverse cases encountered in a chiropractic radiology practice. Imbedded in the presentation will be discussions on the changing imaging environment pertinent to chiropractic practice inclusive of CT, MRI and MSK diagnostic ultrasonography.

Saturday, September 18

8-10 a.m.

“Health and Disease” - Through a Chiropractic Lens: Perspectives for 2021 and Into the Future, Rob Sinnott, D.C., DPhCS, FPhC, FICA (hon) 

How do you view the patient differently than an ordinary doctor? Chiropractic’s unique view was described by D.D. Palmer in his text 110 years ago. After all this time, what does science have to say about the premises put forth by our founder? The answer will absolutely amaze you! The lens through which a chiropractor views each individual is far different than the model of “treating disease”. Using our unique objective, this session will consider how those views formulate in clinical experience. Chiropractic’s objective is no longer unique, the educational arm of the medical profession is seizing upon D.D.’s question as well. We will incorporate the most cutting-edge scientific research in our discussion in evidence of this fact. Attendees will receive information that they can it put to immediate use.  

Innovation and Identity: Competition or Collaboration, Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., DACRB and Michael Tunning, D.C., M.S., ATC 

Innovation, by definition, involves change and evolution while identity is entrenched in stability and endurance. Conflict often arises when groups of individuals work to identify one or the other as a threat rather than a symbiotic relationship. Join us as we explore how the evolution of clinical care has resulted in innovations in patient evaluation that allow for the maintained identity of chiropractic while providing opportunities for advancement during the next 125 years. 

Will COVID Vaccines Change the Vaccine Development Landscape? Ward Jones, Ph.D.
The COVID global pandemic has significantly impacted our development and manufacture of vaccines.  The SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are the first mRNA vaccines widely used in humans.  In this presentation, we will review SARS-CoV-2 and the strategies employed to develop COVID vaccines.

Collaborative Care in the Perinatal Period: How to Treat and When to Refer, Erica Boland, D.C.
Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts and well sought after for pregnancy and postpartum challenges, but we cannot do it alone. Still, in 2021, there is no standard of postpartum care and lacking musculoskeletal standards during pregnancy. The team approach is just the beginning. Listen in to discuss what is in our scope as perinatal care providers, how to treat the most common perinatal challenges, what challenges need referral and to whom. As a profession we have the opportunity to set the standard and include other birth workers in the area on the best practices for collaborative care.

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 

Chiropractic Excellence Today and Tomorrow: Enhancing Clinical Acumen to Expand Interprofessional Collaboration, Anthony Lisi, D.C. 

This session is structured around a conceptual model in which high quality chiropractic care results in optimal patient outcomes, improved integration, and increased patient access to chiropractic care.    

Part One starts with a detailed review of the current evidence on common lumbar spine pathological conditions, clinical assessment, testing indications, triage, and guidelines for clinical practice. The presentation will also address the inclusion of chiropractic care in collaborative case management, and current evidence supporting chiropractic adjustments. This is advanced level content aimed at a target audience of clinicians who manage patients with lumbar spine complaints. Part Two moves to a discussion of the emerging evidence supporting chiropractic clinical expansion in the VA health-care system. Lessons learned in managing complex patients and increasing access to chiropractic services will be presented. Career development pathways for Doctor of Chiropractic will be discussed. 

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Chiropractic Excellence Today and Tomorrow: Enhancing Clinical Acumen to Expand Interprofessional Collaboration, Anthony Lisi, D.C.  

This session is structured around a conceptual model in which high quality chiropractic care results in optimal patient outcomes, improved integration, and increased patient access to chiropractic care.     

Part One starts with a detailed review of the current evidence on common lumbar spine pathological conditions, clinical assessment, testing indications, triage, and guidelines for clinical practice. The presentation will also address the inclusion of chiropractic care in collaborative case management, and current evidence supporting chiropractic adjustments. This is advanced level content aimed at a target audience of clinicians who manage patients with lumbar spine complaints. Part Two moves to a discussion of the emerging evidence supporting chiropractic clinical expansion in the VA health-care system. Lessons learned in managing complex patients and increasing access to chiropractic services will be presented. Career development pathways for Doctor of Chiropractic will be discussed. 

1-3 p.m.

D.D. Palmer’s Life, Disease, Death and Immortality, Brad Poock, D.C. 
D.D. Palmer was insatiable in his search to explain the phenomena of our existence. He studied the facts, laws and principles of biology voraciously, and then founded a profession based upon the summation of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. He married it to his new philosophy based upon health, not disease. This presentation will bring forth D.D.’s views of defining life, disease, death, and immortality. My goal is to honor our historical roots. This lecture will give you a reason why we all can be PALMER PROUD! 

Top Five Nutritional Foundations for the Chiropractic Practice, Dave Hogsed, D.O.M., A.P. 
Sponsored by Standard Process Inc. 

"Where do I even start?” This is a question frequently asked by health practitioners who have a desire to incorporate nutrition and herbal counseling into their practice but feel overwhelmed by so many options to choose from. In The Top 5 Nutritional Foundations for the Chiropractic Practice David Hogsed, D.O.M., A.P. shares simple and effective ways to incorporate the synergistic benefits of whole food supplements and herbs into practice.  

Atlas Orthogonal Past, Present and Future: An Overview of Procedures, Clinical Applications and Advanced Imaging, Angelo Colavita, D.C., BCAO
Sponsored by Atlas Orthogonal  

Please join Dr. Colavita and Dr. Griffin as they give a brief history of Atlas Orthogonal. They will then provide an Atlas Orthogonal Overview discussing procedures, pre and post X-rays, and case studies. The session will wrap up with advanced imaging (MRI) studies, ongoing research and the future of Atlas Orthogonality.

Having a Successful Practice Today, Ken Murkowski, D.C.
Please join Dr. Ken Murkowski for this two-hour session on practicing chiropractic in 2021. Dr. Murkowski will discuss types of practice including cash, insurance, single and multiple clinics, and pain or wellness models. His philosophy is that running a successful practice today is a multi-faceted process of re-adjusting operations regularly and requires a strong team effort for success!

It started with a movement of hands that changed spinal health and well-being forever. On Sept. 18, 1895, Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer adjusted Harvey Lillard in downtown Davenport, Iowa, and the chiropractic profession was born. On September 18, 2020, chiropractors around the world took part in the Virtual 125th Founder’s Day Celebration. Watch the video.

In 2022, Palmer College, the founding college of chiropractic, will celebrate its 125th anniversary. Mark your calendar for September 15-17, 2022 for the 125th anniversary of the Fountainhead.

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Palmer Florida Homecoming

February 25-27, 2022


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 2022!


Palmer West Homecoming

2022 Palmer West Homecoming dates to be announced soon.

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, California 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 2022!

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