By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
An e-mail from one of my favorite chiropractors practicing in Pennsylvania provided a reminder that chiropractors can’t focus enough on building relationships with one another and developing interprofessional fellowship activities and events. Chiropractors from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and most recently California, often times host meetups and other related gatherings, so that chiropractors can get together and discuss the things they have in common.
(photo: three chiropractors attending a chiropractic event in Orange County, California – circa April 2008)
Yes, there are seminars, like the June Parker event taking place in Italy and the Schofield Chiropractic Training June event taking place in carefree Arizona, a many chiropractors don’t consider them as such. In many ways these events are more about rubbing elbows with others in the industry than they are about gaining continuing education credits. Pure education only events are typically more focused on technique in office practices, such as the CCA Chiropractic License Renewal Seminars going on in Riverside, California.
Events like Sharon Gorman’s Focus Philosophy Nights are much more about fellowship than they are anything else. I’ve had the pleasure to attend a number of Focus related events in Pennsylvania and I’d recommend them to any chiropractor seeking greater wisdom, interaction with others, and some fired up chiropractic spizzerinctum.
According to the e-mail, the June 7 Focus event is the last before summer starts in Pennsylvania. They are almost always held that the Howard Johnson Hotel Route 611 in Bartonsville in the event begins at 7 p.m. There’s an optional dinner at 6 p.m. which I recommend attending if only for the prime rib. Chiropractors needing more information can contact Dr. Jennifer Finn at (570) 586-3440. Focus is a place where you can get real about the reality of practice and get answers to the questions that shape your life. I highly recommend the Focus events to anyone that can attend.
While Pennsylvania is a hot bed for chiropractic evangelism and fellowship, opportunities to meetup exist in communities throughout the world. California events like DCS are only one example of what happens when dedicated groups of chiropractors get together continuously.
Be transcribed audio recordings from chiropractor Ian Grassam highlighted the importance of not only fellowship, but leadership, when it comes to moving the chiropractic message forward.
If you know about a chiropractic meet up others should be attending, send me a message so we can share the information with the rest of the planet.
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