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2020 Printable Event Schedule (Adobe Acrobat required).

September 17-19, 2020

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2020 Printable Event Schedule (Adobe Acrobat required).  

February 28-March 1, 2020

Friday, February 28

8-9:50 a.m.

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic: Introduction and Results
Dennis Fiorini, D.C, BCAO
This course will cover a review and introduction of the Atlas Orthogonal Procedure, as well as biomechanical and patient testimonial results. Dr. Fiorini will provide an introduction and basic understanding of the Atlas Orthogonal Technique. Additional topics will include connective tissue injury, anatomy of spine/ligaments, biomechanical improvements based on diagnostic imaging, and patient testimonials.

Risk Management in Radiology
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR
Join Dr. Richardson as he discusses the role of diagnostic imaging in patient management, general requirements for radiology reporting, fracture documentation, keeping track of scoliosis, and diagnostic imaging cases with clinical correlation.

Ethics and Professional Boundaries for the Chiropractor
Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.
Please join Dr. Mary Frost for this session on ethics in chiropractic practice. Topics in this session will include sexual misconduct, ethical misconduct, professional boundaries, fraud, and abuse.

10:30-11:20 a.m.

Communicating Chiropractic: Listen to Others as You Would Have Them Listen to You
Peter Martin, D.C., Heidi Haavik, D.C., Ph.D., Sherry McAllister, D.C., M.S. (Ed), CCSP®, and Susan Welsh, D.C., DACBSP®, FPAC
Please join Dr. Peter Martin as he discusses communicating the chiropractic message by first listening to the messaging of others. Drs. Heidi Haavik, Sherry McAllister, and Susan Welsh will join him for a panel discussion. Topics include:
• International research 
• Interdisciplinary practice and messaging 
• Neuroscience

12:30-1:20 p.m.

Movement Matters
Greg Rose, D.C.
Join Dr. Greg Rose for a session on how studying movement patterns led him to care for athletes, collaborate with other professionals, and become the co-founder of Titleist Performance Institute and three other companies.

1:30-3:20 p.m.

The Origins of Well-Being and the Future of Chiropractic
Daniel Johnston, M.D., M.P.H.
Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
This is a clinically oriented presentation exploring the role of fatty acids to promote health, resilience to disease, optimize brain function, and how to use them in the management of various clinical disorders. The course will also explore the meaning of “health” and the role of the brain to promote, control, and ultimately determine the health and quality of life of all people. The biochemistry of fatty acids and their role in cell function and specifically neuron function from neurodevelopment to neurogenesis will be explored.  Finally, the attendee will appreciate the mechanisms of dementia and stroke and learn powerful ways to mitigate what will be the epidemic with the highest economic, physical, social, and psychological cost.

What's New that Affects You: Chiropractic Literature Updates
Thomas Souza, D.C.
This session will examine the most significant chiropractic literature. It begins with the most common mistakes made when interpreting a research article. Its focus will include specific areas, such as a review of the common mistakes made when interpreting the results of studies. A review of recent publications that change the dialogue regarding VB Stroke chiropractic and the medical profession. The newest studies regarding manipulation and functional MRI. A review of what’s new regarding dermatomes, new information regarding inclusion of chiropractic in guidelines, the possibility of protopathic bias regarding manipulation and disc herniation, and effectiveness of manipulation. Finally, we will review 3 studies that change what we know about manipulation and LBP, orthotics and LBP, and multi-modal care and spinal stenosis.

Movement Workshop
Greg Rose, D.C.
Join Dr. Rose for an overview on movement and patient care of sports related concerns. He will demonstrate use of movement screens: Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Learn how one can quickly find the cause of movement dysfunction or pain by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable screen and assessment.

4-5:50 p.m.

Effect of Intermittent Fasting on Health and Disease
Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., DACBR
Intermittent fasting occurs when little or no food is consumed for relatively long time periods (12 hours to several days). The body shifts from fat/cholesterol synthesis to mobilization and oxidation of fat and ketones. The body shifts from glucose to fat and ketone oxidation. In addition to the metabolic shift, there are changes in parasympathetic tone, inflammation, gut microbiome, heart rate, blood pressure, etc. Intermittent fasting also upregulates autophagy, a process where cells break down and recycle protein. Over time, cellular proteins may incur damage through oxidation and glycation. Autophagy promotes the creation of new, better functioning protein. Intermittent fasting is thought to promote neuroplasticity and increase brain resistance to injury and disease. This presentation reviews the effect of intermittent fasting on health and disease.

The Over Trained Youth Athlete
Alan Smith, D.C., FICPA
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
Dr. Smith will begin with a discussion of current healthcare trends, contributors to the healthcare crisis, potential solutions, and how to get involved in the youth sport movement. Most injuries are due to repetitive motion with an asymmetrical structure. He will review the most common injuries in youth sports and how they are treated traditionally, as well as how they will be treated with this advanced approach. There is no profession that looks at the biomechanics of young athletes. Biomechanically minded chiropractors have the broadest scope of practice diagnostically and therapeutically to care for this age group, from prevention to treatment of injuries. He will review the specifics of the diagnostic testing and appropriate treatment. Clinical application and gems, including diagnostic and therapeutic protocols for youth sports, will be a major part of this presentation.

Movement as Medicine
Trevor Shaw, D.C., DACRB, CSCS and Mike Tunning, D.C., M.S., ATC
A combination of both lecture and lab, this class will be geared towards discussing the details of movement and its importance in daily life. The clinician will learn how movement and fitness guide mortality can be used as a predictor. Current aerobic and resistance training recommendations will be discussed. Clinicians will then learn the detailed applications of specific movements that will aid them in the testing and prescription of physical activity for patients.

Neuroimmunology: The Undeniable Connection Between the Nervous and Immune Systems
Ward Jones, Ph.D.
At first glance, it may seem that immunology and neuroscience are separate disciplines.  However, the burgeoning field of neuroimmunology suggests that the nervous and immune systems are intimately connected in myriad ways.   In this presentation, we will discuss recent discoveries in neuroimmunology and how this information impacts our understanding and treatment of injury and disease.

Saturday, February 29

7-8:50 a.m.

Reassessment of Your Palmer Package Protocols
Rachelle Hynes, D.C. and Roger Hynes, D.C., DPhCS
Join Drs. Rachelle and Roger while they review Palmer Package adjusting techniques for the thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and pelvis. Common errors and rationale for choosing procedures will be discussed.

Nutrition for Brain Health
Lia Nightingale, Ph.D.
We are what we eat throughout our lifespan. Many foods we consume have the ability to influence brain development and growth, causing lifelong impacts. This presentation will discuss how the foods and nutrients we consume significantly impact brain structure and signaling and ultimately influence development of psychiatric disorders. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, iron and zinc help support proper brain growth and development. You will learn which foods to incorporate for brain health and supplementals that might be beneficial. Current knowledge on nutritional therapy for anxiety, depression, dementia, autism and ADHD will be discussed. 

The Documentation Compliance Seminar, Part I
Steven Conway, D.C., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Insurance Company
This program will define and demonstrate proper compliance procedures with an emphasis on proper documentation to reflect the services provided. Dr. Conway will also provide in-depth analysis of Medicare initial visit and subsequent visit requirements. Hour one begins with an overview of compliance and documentation requirements, a review of guidelines and definitions for chiropractic treatment and required documentation, and the use of vignettes related to chiropractic audits to allow the attendee to fully understanding the necessary components required for both documentation and proper coding of services. The second hour will cover documentation compliance. Dr. Conway will continue with the use of real vignettes related to documentation and compliance audits. He will review the OIG exclusion website, cash practice concepts, direct primary care programs, advertising, and inducement. Lastly, Medicare guidelines associated with opting out, “cash practice”, participating / non-participating providers, and treatment of non-covered services will be discussed.

9:30-11:20 a.m.

Gonstead Cervical Chair C2-T3, Steps to Success
Scott Meisel, D.C., M.S.
This course workshop will cover an introduction and review of the steps to successful Gonstead cervical chair procedures from C2-T3. Dr. Meisel will provide an overview for the rationale of cervical chair adjusting focused on best practice procedures as developed and taught by C.S. Gonstead D.C. and those trained by Dr. Gonstead. In the first hour, we will discuss the Gonstead theory on the mechanism of cervical subluxation, radiological analysis of the posterior segment and cervical curve considerations, and clinical considerations when picking the primary cervical subluxation for adjustment. In the second hour, Dr. Meisel will cover cervical chair recommendations, patient placement for cervical chair set ups, doctor position for cervical chair set ups, step by step breakdown for C2-T3 cervical chair set ups, thrust and line of correction for all C2-T3 cervical chair listing set ups. 

The Documentation Compliance Seminar, Part II
Steven Conway, D.C., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Insurance Company
This program will define and demonstrate proper compliance procedures with an emphasis on proper documentation to reflect the services provided. Dr. Conway will also provide in-depth analysis of Medicare initial visit and subsequent visit requirements. Hour one begins with a focus on Medicare documentation and the initial visit documentation, including history of precipitating event and mechanisms of trauma relating to presenting symptoms. We will discuss proper PART analysis to determine the subluxation causally related to the symptoms. Proper coding for Medicare. In the second hour, we will continue with the initial visit requirements and the proper development of the clinical treatment plan. Dr. Conway will cover the use of specific measurable goals and clinical treatment plans in the determination of medically necessary care and provide an understanding of the application of the ABN form in the clinical treatment plan process.

9:30-10:20 a.m.

There is No Such Thing as a Chiropractic Miracle
Roger Hynes, D.C., DPhCS
Something to offend everyone. This one-hour allocution will incorporate chiropractic philosophy and history and its relevance to clinical practice.  The presentation should challenge you to reflect on what you do in practice and why you do it. 

10:30-11:20 a.m.

Compassionate Chiropractors: The History of Chiropractic's Involvement in Caring for those with Mental Illness
Roger Hynes, D.C., DPhCS
A trip through time discussing methods of treatment of those afflicted with mental illness with special emphasis on the chiropractic profession’s 40 years of serious involvement.

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Progress in Neuroscience: A Chiropractor’s Dream
Heidi Haavik, D.C., Ph.D.
Dr. Heidi Haavik, a chiropractor and Ph.D. trained neurophysiologist, is one of the most popular chiropractic speakers in the world today. Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Dr Haavik is best known for her ground-breaking research on the impact of chiropractic adjustments on the brain and central nervous system. What is becoming clear from multiple scientific studies is that spinal (dys-)function negatively impacts brain function, and that chiropractic adjustments appear to reverse this. One particular part of the brain that we now know we impact when we adjust the spine is the prefrontal cortex. This literally is the Chiropractor’s Dream, because the prefrontal cortex is vital for one’s intelligence, movement control, pain processing, mental health, immune system and inflammation (thus most chronic diseases)! Dr. Haavik will explain all of this to you in an easy to understand language. She will share with you a summary of where we are at today with the neurophysiological understanding of the impact of spinal function on brain function and will discuss what future implications this has for us as a profession.

1:30-3:20 p.m.

Introduction to Rehabilitative Exercise for the Sports Chiropractic Practice: A Neurologically Based Approach
John Marchese, D.C.
The above down/inside out approach to chiropractic has been a hallmark of the profession since its inception. We have, however, shifted our rehabilitative sciences and therapeutic exercise prescription to a mechanistic, almost "physical therapy" approach. The same principles of neurologically-based chiropractic care apply to our therapeutic exercise prescription as well, and to a return to strength and conditioning. This course will give an overview of the necessary questions we should be asking our athletes and patients, and some CNS hacking strategies for faster recovery and return to training.

Curves Ahead: Scoliosis Evaluation and Patient Care
Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR
Join Dr. Leech as she presents on scoliosis evaluation and patient care, including the following: tissue mechanics, scoliosis evaluation, and risk factors for scoliosis progression. Current CAM and allopathic treatments will be discussed along with patient cases including x-ray and advanced imaging findings. 

The Documentation Compliance Seminar, Part III
Steven Conway, D.C., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Insurance Company
This program will define and demonstrate proper compliance procedures with an emphasis on proper documentation to reflect the services provided. Dr. Conway will also provide in-depth analysis of Medicare initial visit and subsequent visit requirements. Hour one will cover subsequent visit documentation requirements, a documentation self-checklist, and understanding that informed consent is not a simply a form signed on the first visit by the patient. Review of history of informed consent and how to properly integrate an informed consent system into your practice. Hour two includes a critical review and analysis of documentation, the use of vignettes and actual documentation examples for review and demonstration for the attendee to act as a reviewer, and a critique of the documentation for missing data or improper procedures.

Sunday, March 1

7-7:50 a.m.

Florida Requirement: Human Trafficking
Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.
This 1-hour course satisfies the requirement for a course on Human Trafficking to be completed by all licensed chiropractors in the state of Florida by January 1, 2021. Join Dr. Mary Frost as she reviews the following topics and gives relevant examples from national and state news: sex trafficking, labor trafficking, identifying victims of human trafficking, how to report cases of human trafficking, and resources available to victims of human trafficking.

8-9:50 a.m.

Movement is Medicine: A Contemporary Approach to Shoulder Rehabilitation
Trevor Shaw, D.C., DACRB, CSCS
This class with be two hours and consist of both lab and lecture. The goal will be to describe a new paradigm in the management of shoulder pain and instability. Historical treatment will be discussed along with a new contemporary approach based on neurodevelopment and isometric to concentric progressions. Join Dr. Shaw for a historical evaluation and treatments of shoulder instability and pain, current concepts in shoulder dysfunction, and literature review. Dr. Shaw will present on isometrics to full cycle exercise and a neurodevelopmental approach to bullet proof shoulders.

Prevention of Medical Errors
Steven Conway, D.C., DABCOH, Esq.
Sponsored by NCMIC Insurance Company
The 2 hour program is designed to use investigative techniques to start with a failed patient result causally related to medical/chiropractic services and work backwards to determine the previous fail points and discuss what steps or actions the D.C. could have taken at that point in the patient's care to potentially alter the course of care and prevent the failed end result. In hour one, we will use this process to review a stroke case to determine the failure points the D.C. missed or could have altered to produce a more positive outcome. In hour two, we will review a spinal related case to determine the failure points that the D.C. missed or could have altered to produce a more positive outcome.

10:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

HIV/AIDS: Conventional and Chiropractic Management
Mark Murdock, D.C.,R.N.
This session will review basic, intermediate and advanced concepts regarding HIV infection. Epidemiology will be covered for different demographics.   The clinical presentation of stages of HIV infection will be delineated.  Online personal testimony will be presented.  Cellular stages of infection will be discussed.  Life expectancy with and without HART will be compared via diagram.  Diagnostic tools will be discussed.  Prevention measures involving pre-prophylaxis and post-prophylaxis will be explained.  Bodily fluid clean-up procedures will be demonstrated.  In addition, advanced management approaches will be explored from a conventional and chiropractic perspective.  Conventional treatment will be matched with the cellular stages.  Side effects will be revealed.  Chiropractic management will be discussed with a focus on support, interdisciplinary management and encouragement.  The comparative effectiveness of herbal effects on HIV/AIDS will be shown in table format.  This well-rounded presentation will expose the learner to a concise aid to understanding HIV.

10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Florida Laws and Rules: Path from Initial Licensure to Practice
Michael Shreeve, D.C., DPhCS, FICA
Participants will learn how to navigate the Florida Laws and Rules to obtain initial licensure and apply these laws in daily chiropractic practice.

12:30-1:20 p.m.

Risk Management: Basics and Beyond
Michael Shreeve, D.C., DPhCS, FICA
Participants will explore areas of risk management for the chiropractic office during this interactive discussion. At the conclusion, you will understand key areas essential for comprehensive risk management in the chiropractic practice. Attendees will define risk management and identify the resulting impacts to the chiropractic practice; understand the basic components for risk management; identify the areas of practice to employ risk management strategies; explore Informed consent, informed neglect; and discuss abandonment and dismissal strategies.

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