While nearly the rest of the world was watching the Super Bowl, this past weekend I attended the New Beginnings intensive in Spring Lake, NJ. I was seeking the heart of chiropractic and my heart told me where I could find it.
My heart was so filled with fire that I plunged (literally) into the Atlantic Ocean (wearing only my underpants) and the fire didn’t go out. As I sit, this fire continues to burn. The fire will always burn, as this principle is alive within. ADIO.
I’m really excited about the May (and October) 2020 New Beginnings Chiropractic events in Asbury Park New Jersey.
I have committed to be there in May and October this year, and I’m looking forward to seeing you there.
Happy 2020! January is a great time to plan chiropractic travels, and I like to get as many conferences and trips on my calendar as I can. My goal is to get the bulk booked before the month is done. Dr. Jillian Farrell (Director of Continuing Education at Sherman College of Chiropractic) sent me an email with a terrific event for a 2020 chiropractic calendar. Sherman Chiropractic College Lyceum 2020.
Roaring into the Future: Register Now for Sherman College Lyceum
From Dr. Farrell: The continuing education department at Sherman College of Chiropractic is “Roaring Into the Future” at Lyceum 2020 and will be hosting its annual continuing education and homecoming event on campus in beautiful Spartanburg, SC, from April 30 to May 2 (Thursday through Saturday).
We’re puttin’ on the ritz in new facilities for you to learn from leaders in chiropractic in a variety of topics spanning philosophy, art, science and principles of practice. In addition to CE in the classroom, the weekend will feature an alumni gathering, a 5K race, and the Great Gatsby Gala.
Registration is now open! Registration cost for a D.C. to attend is $459, but if you hurry, you can get our early bird special price of $359 if registered before February 29, 2020.
As a Sherman Lyceum attendee, I can tell you it’s a terrific event. The campus is awesome to visit (check out the student center) and the hotel is a perfect place to catch up with other chiropractors, talking philosophy into the night. The students are full of excitement and everyone is super friendly.
The campus address is: Sherman College of Chiropractic 2020 Springfield Road Spartanburg, SC 29316
The Official Lyceum Hotel address is: Downtown Spartanburg Marriott 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306 Phone: 864-596-1211 (Ask for Sherman Lyceum Block) Book Early – Room block was sold out in 2019!
Below I have listed a sampling of topics and speakers for 2020 Lyceum.
Specific Chiropractic for the Elderly – Octavio Terrazas The Chiropractic National Anthem – Terry R. Yochum Chiropractic Neurology: What Have We Learned and Where are We Going? – Michael Hall Spondylolisthesis in Contact Sports: When is it Safe? – Terry R. Yochum Human Trafficking: An Overview – Brian McCoy Biohacking the Brain through Chiropractic – Monique Andrews WIC Jam Session – Focus on Families: 20/20 in 2020 – Nalyn Marcus Innate Forces and “Apps” for Upgrading the Human OS – Donny Epstein Truth – An Adaptive Strategy – Mitzi Schwartzbauer What you Need to Know about Chiropractic History – Simon Senzon Philosophy and Science Can Get Along: Keeping the TIC in a High-Volume Office – Jason Sabo Practical Adaptability: A Coalescing of Chiropractic Philosophy and Research – Amy Haas The Pendulum is Swinging: A Look at our History, Future and Why You Should Care – Bharon Hoag President’s Welcome and State of the College Address – Edwin Cordero Chiropractic: A Glorious Future? – Christopher Kent The Responsibilities and Challenges for the Doctor of Chiropractic – Anthony Carrino Coordination and its Clinical Application – Rick Brescia TATS: The Art of the Specific – Grant Dennis The Process of Discovery: Seeing What Others Have Seen Before and Thinking Something New – Stan Pierce Chiropractic in the First Thousand Days – Linda Slak Making a Difference in Chiropractic: The Philosophy and Practice of Caring for Animals – Jay Komarek Review of the Thompson Technique – Thomas Kolarik The ADD Forum: Psychotropic Disorders – Sal Martingano Epidemiology of Subluxation – Curtis Fedorchuk Infinite Principles – Jami Karr Cone Beam CT: Applications and Utilization Now and in the Future – Tyler Evans and Matthew Richardson A ‘Bad Bite’ can lead to a ‘Wicked Fall’! – Chris Chapman Documentation and Coding for 2020 and Beyond – David Smith Cervical Analysis and Cervical Chair Setups – Rick Brescia Diagnosis Made Easy – Rebecca Boles
Happy Summer! The folks at Cleveland University in Kansas City wanted me to remind you that Homecoming 2019 is going to be in October this year. There’s an opportunity to earn up to 20 hours of continuing education credit, and meet up with fellow colleagues for food, drink and fun.
Homecoming is a 3 day event taking place October 11 – 13. There’s going to be a Friday night happy hour event from 5-7 pm and an awards event on Saturday night.
This years hotel is the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park located at 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66210.
It is a tradition to honor graduates celebrating class reunions during homecoming weekend. This year graduates from the 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009 classes will be introduced and you’ll get to hear their chiropractic stories.
Presenters include Drs. Mark Pfefer, Don Sharnowski, Jeffrey Tucker, Brian Jensen, Steven Gould, Patrick Starkey, Alan Sokoloff, Stuart MCIntosh, William Moreau, Carl Cleveland III, and more.
I am so excited with the chiropractic events I’m seeing on the calendar for 2019 in the US. So many awesome opportunities for chiropractors (and staff) to gather with our family and get filled with spizzerinctum and vitalistic energy.
There’s a rocking chiropractic seminar taking place in March that I wanted everyone to know about. It’s going to be held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada (spectacular location for a chiropractic conference) on March 28-30 2019.
Photo (by Michael Dorausch, D.C.): Dr. Fred Schofield speaks to a fired up crowd.
Chiropractic Rocks Reno – March 28-30 2019
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino 2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89595
This is a 3 day (Thursday – Friday – Saturday) chiropractic conference.
For those seeking continuing education hours, this event features 14 hours possible CE in 44 states and Canada. CEs have been applied for or are already approved. As always, I recommend DCs check with their state to see what applies and what does not.
The Chiropractic Rocks! events are the brainchild of southern California chiropractor, Dr. Adam J. Del Torto. I absolutely love what Dr. Del Torto is doing, and I know personally how putting on chiropractic events of this size is no easy task. I’m thankful that chiropractors like him are carrying the torch.
Photo (by Michael Dorausch, D.C.) Dr. Leslie Hewitt (former CCA President) speaking at a chiropractic conference.
I’ve attended several great chiropractic events at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno. It’s an easy airport to fly to from LAX, and it makes for a great chiropractic road trip if you choose to drive. I remember one year a group of chiropractors in Orange County chartered a bus for a CCA chiropractic event at the same hotel. Talk about dedication.
This conference features a stellar lineup of speakers, including some of my favorites. I may not have included everyone but here is a list of who you can expect to see in Reno.
Jonathan Verderame, Amanda Apfelblat, Susan Blaskay, Anthony Carrino, Barbara Eaton, Neil Cohen, Travis Corcoran, Hailey Jules, Tristan Schaub, Ryan Reider, Jon Petric, James Chester, Peter Morgan, Liam Schubel, Miles Bodzin, Leslie Hewitt, Ron Oberstein, Gus Domenico, George Curry, Del Bigtree, Tim Gay, Dennis Perman, Cliff Tao, Bharon Hoag, Adam Del Toro, Eric Mckillican, Shawn Dill, Ed Osburn, Fred Schofield, Mark Feldman
There will be opening ceremonies on Thursday and breaks provided between the blocks of speaker sessions.
There’s an exhibitor party (Thursday) and an exhibitor bar hour (Friday Night).
There are closing ceremonies and a chiropractic party on Saturday night.
When not in the hotel, get outside for some fresh air and maybe run (or walk) alongside the Truckee River, which is right outside the hotel.
I’m excited to share news about an upcoming chiropractic seminar that features some of my favorite speakers. The event is taking place in Las Vegas (a great location for conferences) on April 19th and 20th, 2019.
I don’t receive as many postcards as I used to for chiropractic seminars but I’m glad I received this one. It’s not the 14 hours of continuing education credit that got me excited (although CE credits at an event like this is awesome). It’s not that the event is in Las Vegas, one of my favorite places for attending conferences, yet that excites me too. It’s not even the speakers, although seeing some of my favorite chiropractic people sharing decades of wisdom at a weekend event is something I love. So what is it?
I’ve known several of these individuals for 2 – 3 decades, and they live and breath chiropractic. You could attend an event with them, wearing earplugs and an eye mask, and your practice would grow. They may talk about topics approved for CE, but if you listen (with your heart) you will hear so much more.
The event is held at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa (address below) which is just off the center of the Las Vegas Strip. I’ve attended chiropractic events here before. The conference rooms aren’t huge so everyone can gather in one central setting (I find this is KEY). The hotel isn’t huge (and isn’t focused on gambling) which increases the likeliness you can chat/dine with speakers and other attendees.
Speakers have been asked to remain in the conference room for others sessions, which significantly increases tonal vibration and allows for manifestation from higher planes. I have found this is one of the biggest secrets to hosting a powerful event, and the organizer has obviously discovered that too.
Let’s take a look at the postcards other side, addressed to my practice in Los Angeles.
While there’s going to be much more discussed, the highlighted CE stuff features…
Spine Modeling Studies
Evaluating the Whole Patient
Dementia and Brain Health
Nervous System and Subluxation
As you can see on the postcard the event is $247 (for DCs) and dates are April 19 and April 20, 2019. Rate is likely an early bird rate so be sure to get on it if you are attending.
I have attended a lot of chiropractic events and have had the good fortune to make incredible friendships as a result. I am truly hoping you have that opportunity as well.
On the postcard I saw that Dr. John Bergman was speaking (awesome). I know John all the way back to my chiropractic school days at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles.
He was excited about chiropractic then and he’s excited about chiropractic today.
Reminds me to do an updated post on chiropractors and their trucks.
The first time I saw Dr. Dan Yachter speak was at a Florida Chiropractic Society event in the 1990s. He is credited on Planet Chiropractic all the way back in August 2000 (it’s Chiropractic!) stating “We have a moral obligation to preserving the principles upon which chiropractic was founded and developed.”
I’ve seen and been inspired by so many principled chiropractors from Florida and Dr. Dan is one of them. It motivates me today that he still talks the TIC.
His unlimited energy and enthusiasm is what I’m talking about with vibrational tone, be in the room with him to experience what I speak of.
Dr. Dan Yachter is a co-founder of Elevation Health, and he practices in Lake Mary, Florida.
Two of my favorite people in the world of chiropractic are Dr. Fred and Susan Schofield. Not only can you learn a lot about practicing chiropractic from them, you can learn about living.
Dr. Fred came to the US in 1978 to pursue his goal of becoming a chiropractor in America. He has helped countless people along the way. I’ve seen Susan and Dr. Fred speak more times than I can count and it’s always a delight to be in their presence.
Together, they have operated one of the biggest high volume chiropractic practices in the US, and they have seen it all. If you have any questions about chiropractic procedures and practice I’d sit near them at this event.
I don’t know if the post card had the full speaker list but on it included…
John Bergman, DC
Deed Harrison DC
Ben Lerner, DC
Fred Schofield, DC
Bobby Doscher, DC
Marc Harris, MD
Tom McFie, DC PhD
Dean DePice DC
Peter Camiolo, DC
Dan Yachter, DC
I could search the pages of Planet Chiropractic and find times I’ve listened to all the these individuals speak, but not likely at a single event. This will indeed be one room where you want to be in.
The 2018 California Chiropractic Association Annual Convention is going to be in San Diego this year, and the hotel room block is open (details below). This is a great chiropractic conference hosted at a terrific family friendly location, the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego. Make plans to close your office a few days in October 2018 and bring your staff and family. You can even get your continuing education completed.
I’ve lost count of how many Annual CCA conventions I’ve been to (20?), but several have been at the Paradise Point in San Diego. While not the most modern resort (I think they’ve recently upgraded some rooms), it’s situated on an impressive forty four acre private island that features a mile of beach. The resort is about 2 miles from SeaWorld San Diego, and it’s about 30 miles from Legoland (kids love this place) via the 5 fwy.
I prefer this hotel as the weather is near always spectacular. I typically drive from Los Angeles and I love that in most cases you can park your vehicle directly outside your room, that’s rare at hotels these days. There’s good choices for dining on the resort property and you’ll want a vehicle (Uber, Lyft, and cabs are available) if dining off the property. I’ve not been to the spa, although I hear it’s quite good.
This year the California Chiropractic Association will be celebrating its 90th birthday at the convention, which is another great reason to attend (big party). Some of the best re-licensing education is available too (uniquely SoCal). In the past I’ve been able to paddle board with other chiropractors early in the morning, and attend a morning yoga class (which included continuing education credit) before the indoor sessions.
Photo: View from a morning yoga class held on the private beach at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego.
While I don’t have a list of this years speakers as of yet, historically there’s been quite a line up of the professions best and brightest. Those that stood out for me from previous years included Dr. Eric Plasker, Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Brian Stenzler, Dr. Grace Syn (who does an awesome technique class), Dr. Ted Carrick, Dr. Jason Deitch, Dr. David Benevento, and Dr. Leslie Hewitt.
Since I’ve been a chiropractor (mid 1990s), most of the annual CCA conventions have been held in San Diego. The only two I’ve attended that were not in Southern California were the 2010 CCA Annual Convention and the 2011 CCA Annual Convention, both hosted in Reno, Nevada. Those were fun trips, and I remember a group of chiropractors from Orange County chartered a bus for at least one of the years (2010), but I prefer San Diego over Reno (no offense Nevada).
From the CCA: The Room Block is now OPEN for the California Chiropractic Association’s (CalChiro) 2018 Annual Convention at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego. The special rate for the conference is $215.00. A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate. To secure a room please contact Paradise Point Resort by booking online 24/7 here or by calling 800-344-2626. Reservations must be made by Thursday, September 20, 2018 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms are subject to availability. Questions, please contact Stacey (on the CCA site).
Cleveland University Kansas City will be hosting a Lower Extremity Boot Camp featuring Dr. Mitch Mally on June 8th through 10th (Friday – Sunday), 2018.
As a Cleveland Chiropractic lifetime alumni, I have been to dozens of the schools continuing education chiropractic events. Many of them have included or featured Dr. Mitch Mally and his expert education related extremities in the chiropractic practice.
Dr. Mitch Mally’s Extremity Extravaganza – Chiropractors learning protocols for addressing lower extremities. This is a Foot – Ankle – Knee – Hip bootcamp. Course is open to Doctors of Chiropractic as well as Chiropractic Students.
Continuing Education Credits – 20 CEUs have been applied for KS & MO (Kansas and Missouri). If you are licensed to practice in any other state and are seeking Continuing Education Credits via Cleveland University, contact the CEU department to see what’s covered in your state.
1st 20 students to register: $300 Regular student price: $350.00 DC Price is $695.00
It’s not too late to register for Parker Seminars Dallas!
Some of the foundational components of becoming Parker Fit are learning and experiencing new technologies and practices! Parker Seminars features a sensational lineup of speakers sharing tips and discoveries in new technology, advanced treatment options, and business based methods for successful practices!
On October 6-8 at Parker University you’ll have the chance to take your practice to the next level:
Networking opportunities with fellow chiropractors and CAs
Six tracks of outstanding content to choose from
Experience Parker University’s new Functional Fitness Performance Center where the first ever ParkerFIT Games will take place.
CCCA Test available onsite
A track designed just for CAs wanting to learn more about successful business practices!
16 CE credit hours available (pending state board approval, courses not submitted to all states, please check board approval list) included in your registration.
Great events including music, dancing, smoked BBQ, and more!
For more information on speakers, sessions and to sign up TODAY for the ParkerFit Games, visit parkerseminars.com. Find out what becoming Parker Fit is all about!
$99 Doctor of Chiropractic
$199 Office Package Includes DC + two Office Staff ($50 each additional Office Staff up to a total of 10)
$79 CA, MT, General Attendee CAs, you can take the Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant (CCCA) exam and will have access to a customized track designed to help you master your profession.
FREE for Students (Must show current I.D. at registration)
California Chiropractor Brian Stenzler in San Diego
Dr. Brian Stenzler has been extremely active in the state of California, both as a chiropractor, and in a leadership role at the CCA. He is a past president of the CCA San Diego and currently sits on the executive board for the California Chiropractic Association. Dr. Brian is a 1998 graduate of Life University in Marietta Georgia. He currently practices in Del Mar and Pacific Beach California.
Chiropractor Patrick Gentempo
Dr. Patrick Gentempo was one of the chiropractors I had been listening to during my daily commute to chiropractic school in the 1990s. Sitting in traffic an hour each way provided an opportunity to listen to Dr. Patrick and Dr. Christopher Kent talk to me about chiropractic (via way of audio cassettes). Just yesterday I posted a photograph of Dr. Kent and how he would have likely looked at Palmer in 1973. I am incredibly grateful for the chiropractors I’ve had in my life since the very beginning of my journey.
California Chiropractor Grace Syn with goodies for vendors
The annual CCA convention features free continuing education for chiropractors that are members of the organization. As everyone knows, continuing education isn’t actually free, it is subsidized by the vendors who sponsor the conference. In the above photo Dr. Grace Syn is carting out a whole bunch of goodies to be shared with conference vendors. I myself purchased two cases of protein bars while at the event, that were sent second day air to my office, great to have in our refrigerator so I can not be hungry and focus on adjusting patients.
North Hollywood Chiropractor Michael Blum
I was really glad to see North Hollywood chiropractor Dr. Michael Blum was in attendance. I had heard that a former employee of another chiropractor had recently started going to Dr. Blum’s office and she was raving about the care and attention she was receiving. Nice to share that with your colleagues when you see them. I feel confident Dr. Blum will provide great chiropractic care if there is anyone you want to send his way.
California Chiropractor Leslie Hewitt speaking at CCA
Danville chiropractor Leslie Hewitt has also been very active with the California Chiropractic Association. She’s the current leadership behind the CCA Conventions & Seminars Department, and she’s already at work planning the extravaganza for 2014 in San Diego. I’ve been really impressed with the continual improvement of CCA events during the past few years. Thanks to the chiropractors that have committed much time and energy to the mission, chiropractic in California is on the move.
Michael McLean – President of the International Chiropractors Association
For those of us that have been involved in the International Chiropractors Association in the state of California (I was a SICA president during my days at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles), it’s terrific to see ICA leadership attending a CCA event. That is huge for the state of California and says a lot about the direction we are moving in. Congratulations to Dr. Michael Mclean on his recent nomination to the position of president of the ICA.
Time to get back to the office and rock this Friday afternoon. Wherever you are, hope you’re having a fantastic day. I plan to see you at a chiropractic conference sometime soon.