By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Hundreds of DC’s and students attended the Florida Chiropractic Society’s recent and famous Palm Beach convention. The FCS has made Palm Beach a permanent destination for its summer 20-hour CE event and demand has been greater every year since. This year’s convention produced the largest amount of exhibitors, attendees, C.A.’s and students from all over the continent, including Venezuela and the Caribbean.
After surveying the membership through the internet and at other FCS conventions, the FCS once again listened and provided a free marketing “Nuts & Bolts” workshop on the morning that the convention began, with some 100 DC’s and students in attendance. The event featured chiropractic speech coach Dr. Larry Duboff.
Dr. Duboff’s program attended by many first and second year practitioners featured such diverse topics as radio and TV marketing, professional speaking, relationship building in and out of your office and spinal screenings.
The 3-day weekend as well featured an “Athletic Council” event with Dr. Elliott Grusky on Chiropractic & Team Sports and a “Children’s Council” event hosted By Dr. Armand Rossi with special guest Rich Pistolese on the topic of Pediatric Research.
A chiropractic highlight was a very special “Saturday Night Live” which resulted in standing room only with some 200 attendees. The event featured a “Parade of Stars” and special guest speaker Dr. Dick Santo. The Saturday evening event was hosted by the Southern Chiropractic Association, a regional affiliate of the FCS and the largest local organization of Chiropractors in South Florida. The FCS is headed up by Dr. Paula Hedgelon, an extraordinary and loving chiropractor.
On Saturday, a memorable legislative luncheon was held. Many awards were handed out including a distinguished service award (see photo) to Dr. Mindy Weingarten. Also during the luncheon, Dr. Daniel Abeckjerr of North Miami Beach was introduced as the new Florida Chiropractic Society President. Congratulations Dan!
A fantastic weekend, a fantastic hotel, and lots of fantastic chiropractors made this a chiropractic event to remember. Planet Chiropractic would sincerely like to thank all of those involved in the FCS for their incredible support and hospitality given while we were in Florida. Watch for more articles from the event as well as audio from Saturday night Live featuring Dr. Chriss J. Sigafoose and others.
And a very special thank you to Dr. Craig Berko, FCS Director of Marketing & Strategic Alliances for the incredible job he has done for chiropractic.