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Palmer College to host SABCA Eastern and Central Regional Conferences

Palmer College of Chiropractic is proud to have been selected as the host location for the upcoming Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA) Central and Eastern Regional Conferences.

SABCA Central Regional Conference
April 5-6, 2024 at Palmer’s Main Campus

The SABCA Central Regional Conference, themed Nurturing Your Roots, offers an opportunity for SABCA members from various Midwest colleges to convene for networking, mentorship and professional growth.

The festivities kick off on Friday, April 5, with a Welcome Reception hosted in the Bruce & Bethel Hagen Student Union from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. The day will be filled with lectures from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the Palmer Family Residence and ending with an evening of dancing.

The conferences are open to all students and alumni interested in chiropractic care, regardless of their level of experience.

View the Conference Agenda
View the ABCA website for more information. 


SABCA Eastern Regional Conference
March 1-2, 2024 at Palmer Florida

SABCA Regional Conference group photo.The Eastern Regional Conference was held March 1-2 at Palmer Florida in Port Orange, Florida, while the Central Regional Conference will be held April 5-6 at Palmer’s Main Campus in Davenport, Iowa.

“The 2024 SABCA Eastern Regional Conference was a great opportunity for students and doctors from across the Eastern region to fellowship and connect. Students from Life University, Keiser University and Bridgeport University came to Palmer Florida to access the wealth of information that the speakers provided,” said Danique Mason. 

In addition to a meet and greet event and networking opportunities, participants heard from nine speakers on a variety of topics from working with the Paralympic team to opening their own practice. The second night included a masquerade-themed gala featuring food and dancing. 

SABCA Regional Conference“I’m excited about introducing students to what SABCA is and how it can be beneficial to them throughout their time in chiropractic school,” said Byron Nwonye, president of SABCA on Palmer’s Main Campus. “SABCA was founded to inspire and empower students of color to embrace the journey and not shy away from looking different in the classroom, as well as to encourage students of color to teach the true meaning of health care to black and brown communities through the power of chiropractic.

“Being of the vast minority striving to make history in our profession can be intimidating at times. I believe this conference will connect students with mentors, preceptorship opportunities, and shadowing opportunities. SABCA is known for networking. The doctors truly care about us students and want nothing but success for us; therefore, they are always willing to help.”