Chiropractic Leaders and Philanthropists Recognized at Parker Seminars Las Vegas

Parker Chiropractic News

LAS VEGAS — Parker Seminars awarded some of the most influential leaders in the profession during 2012 Parker Seminars Las Vegas. Erchonia Medical, a leader in low level laser health care applications, was honored with the coveted Philanthropy Award. Erchonia was honored with the award for their generosity in giving freely of their services, time, effort, support, and funds for the benefit of the chiropractic profession.

Erchonia Medical Philanthropy Award
The Parker Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Terry Yochum for enhancing the profession with his substantial contributions. Dr. Yochum, director of Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colorado, and adjunct professor of radiology at Southern California University of Health Sciences, is well-known for his work in radiology. The first edition of his text, “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology”, is a benchmark publication for the profession. The text book has sold over 100,000 copies since 1987 and is the required text in radiology at chiropractic institutions worldwide.

“Dr. Terry Yochum has been a dedicated contributor to chiropractic for five decades,” said Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars, clinics, research, and continuing education of Parker University. “He has worked tirelessly for chiropractic especially in the field of radiology, where he is the recognized master.”

Parker Humanitarian of the Year Award
Each year, Performance Health representing Biofreeze, Thera Band, and Prossage honors an individual whose affinity for helping humanity has made a difference in the world and on the profession. This year, the Biofreeze Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead. A spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, General Halstead has been on a mission to educate soldiers and civilians about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care.

In addition, on behalf of General Halstead, Performance Health presented a $10,000 check to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

The World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC) named Dr. Janette Kurban as the Woman Chiropractor of the Year for her exemplary service to the profession. A 2009, Parker graduate, Dr. Kurban is actively involved in the profession and is a leader in chiropractic. She maintains a practice in Arlington, Texas. In 2008, Dr. Kurban made history as the first Parker graduate appointed to serve on the Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE).

Several individuals were also honored with Grand Tour Organization (GTO) Awards including Dr. James Chestnut, Brandi MacDonald, Dr. Don MacDonald, Dr. John Minardi, and Dr. Linda Powers for their commitment in continuing to study, learn, and update their abilities to better serve in their practice by attending seven consecutive Parker Seminars.

Parker Seminars debuted its 10 Best Tweets Contest, a social media contest held during the seminar. Seminar attendees were able to follow Parker Seminars on Twitter and receive up-to-the-minute news on classes and events. The seminar even had the Twitter stream on screens around the seminar so people could follow without looking at their phones. Many attendees joined in by tweeting and including the #ParkerVegas hashtag. The 10 best tweets were awarded with a prize from Parker SHARE Products. Dr. Jon Wise, one of the 10 Best Tweets winners from Wise Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nevada, tweeted, “Loving pediatric lecture with Liz Peacock at #parkervegas.”

Carol Shoemaker, wife of long time Parker Seminars attendee, Dr. Jim Shomaker, was awarded for all of her live tweeting during classes.

Another winner, Dr. Steven Brooks ’99 from Sunset Chiropractic in San Angelo, Texas, tweeted, “Been up for 16 hours now traveling to Parker Seminars and I feel fresh and energized after the amazing sessions.”

About Parker Seminars — Parker Seminars is one of the world’s largest chiropractic seminar organizations. For more than 60 years, Parker Seminars has provided a place where health care professionals gather to learn, network, and share success tips. More than 45,000 people have attended Parker Seminars to date. Parker Seminars offers doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic assistants, and chiropractic students a wide variety of classes each seminar that provide practical business tools, patient communication skills, inspiring stories that provide rejuvenation, modern chiropractic wellness models, the latest in chiropractic and massage therapy technology, chiropractic and massage therapy industry news, and more. Parker Seminars holds an annual seminar in Las Vegas and has hosted seminars in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, New Orleans, Montreal, Vancouver, Japan, Australia, and Rome. For additional information about Parker Seminars, visit the website at @ 1:09 pm | Article ID: 1327860597