By Kerri Kossick
With the dawn of a new presidency, all eyes shift to the escalating health care crisis in America. Many look to the new administration as a beacon of hope for a solution, while others already know the solution has come. In fact, it has been around for more than one hundred years. That solution is chiropractic. Nowhere was that sentiment more evident and alive than at the 2009 Las Vegas Parker Seminars, where more than 3,000 chiropractors gathered to expand their knowledge on this healing art and reignite their passion for serving others through quality health care.
Parker Seminars is the premier event within chiropractic, bringing together an elite group of chiropractic professionals who are dedicated to enhancing their skills and sharing their knowledge and passion with others. The leading experts in the fields of chiropractic, health, and wellness converged at the Las Vegas seminar, providing attendees with valuable insight and information that will take their practices and daily lives to the next level. Parker Seminars offers the latest in chiropractic technique, business practices and procedures, health, wellness, philosophy, patient-centered procedures, and success principles.
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Additional noted speakers included Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Hyla Cass, Dr. Maurice Pisciottano, Dr. Eric Plasker, and JJ Virgin, as well as a strong team of others.
Parker Seminars recognized a select group of outstanding individuals who are committed to making a difference within the chiropractic profession. Mr. Charlie DuBois, president of nutritional whole food supplement manufacturer Standard Process Inc. received the coveted philanthropy award in recognition of years of service, time, effort, support, and funding to the chiropractic profession. Receiving the award for 2009 D.C. of the Year was Dr. Gene Orlowsky, Dr. Patrick Bodnar, Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Ali Jafari, and Dr. Thomas Rigel. The 2009 C.A. of the Year award went to Ms. Marie Larsson and Ms. Tammy Ducharme.
The World Congress of Women Chiropractors, an organization founded by Dr. Jim Parker, honored Dr. Elizabeth Anderson-Peacock as the 2009 Woman of the Year for her exemplary service to chiropractic. Performance Health representing Biofreeze, Thera Band, Prossage recognized Dr. J.C. Doornik, co-founder of ChiroMission, as the 2009 Biofreeze Humanitarian of the Year.
The giving continued as Standard Process Inc. and its president, Mr. Charlie DuBois, presented Parker College of Chiropractic with a check for one million dollars to show their support for the chiropractic profession and the colleges that will educate future chiropractors.
Also receiving a sizable sum was Dr. Dennis Short of Danville, Kentucky who was the winner of the first-ever ten thousand dollar cash drawing as part of the exhibitor networking challenge. Parker Seminars holds the chiropractic profession’s largest expo, hosting more than 240 vendors who provide a plethora of product options so doctors and their staff can deliver the highest quality care to their patients. Each vendor distributed a number of raffle tickets to attendees who learned about their products, and Dr. Short was rewarded for his time spent exploring the expo hall.
Also new to the 2009 Las Vegas Parker Seminar was the First Annual Parker Gala, hosted by Parker College of Chiropractic and benefiting chiropractic research and the advancement of the profession. This event was an absolute highlight of the weekend, bringing together some of the biggest names in chiropractic for an elegant evening dedicated to honoring those who work tirelessly to validate the already-known truths about chiropractic. The Drugless Research Hall o f Fame made its debut at the Parker Gala, honoring Dr. Ron Rupert, dean of the Parker Research Institute, as the first inductee into the hall of fame.
Already, 2009 has been a monumental year–in the United States, in the world, and in the chiropractic profession.
Stacey Kjerstad – Creative Services
Parker College of Chiropractic
2500 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229
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