September 18th is one of my favorite days of the year. We get to celebrate the birth of chiropractic, and I had the joy of being in the office Monday, providing care to some of the worlds greatest people. Speaking of the worlds greatest people, I received a bunch of emails from you on Monday (and Tuesday) regarding chiropractic classifieds you had posted.
I want to first say how thankful I am that people contacted me so quickly. By Monday afternoon I had several emails regarding someone attempting a phishing scam (or overpayment scam) targeted to chiropractors who had equipment posted for sale.
We followed up, located the source internet address & email and filed an abuse notification with the provider (which happens to be in the United States). I was contacted earlier today with notification that something has been done.
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The following is an excerpt of what they like to send in emails…
Am paying by Certified Cashier Check so i need your full name, address and cell phone number. I’ll add $50 for keeping it in my favor. Also I would like to restate clearly that i have a shipping agent who would take good care of this.
So, there’s good news in that there’s a robust community of chiropractors (and staff) who want to be able to sell equipment, buy practices, find doctors to cover their practice, etc.
There’s bad news in that the internet provides plenty of sour apples a full time job of defrauding people. But there’s more good news.
We have quitely been working on a completely rebuilt classifieds ad system that will feature nearly every request we’ve had from chiropractors over the years. We are getting very close to launch so I thought I’d bring that up here.
Sometime in March 2018, you will see Planet Chiropractic down for maintenance mode. We are currently scheduled for a weekend when most chiropractors are not posting ads but it may affect a few of you.
The goal is to have the new classified ad system operational over the weekend and you may recieve email notification (regarding your user profile) shortly after that.
I will update this post with additional information as we get closer to Go Day and I will also have a detailed post with instructions on how to best navigate the new system.
Please note that the weekend updates have been postponed until 2018. More to do than we thought.
LIFE UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH MAKE-A-WISH GEORGIA FOR RUN THE LIGHTS OF LIFE EVENT DECEMBER 2, 2017
Start a new holiday tradition, or return this year, and Run the Lights of LIFE. The 5K run starts at 5:00 p.m., just before sunset, and takes in the beautiful campus of Life University during our annual holiday light show. After the run, stay and enjoy the holiday festivities, with caroling, s’mores and hot cocoa, a holiday spirit contest, food and music, and much more, including the Lights of LIFE.
And this year, Life University is partnering with Make-A-Wish Georgia for the event with a goal to raise $10,000 to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening health conditions.
And to participate in the Run the Lights of LIFE event, please visit: Active Events
Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Life University’s Vice President of Professional Relations, says, “This is guaranteed to be a fabulous event that helps children and families. Please choose to contribute in some way, and we thank you for your support!”
Dress up in your favorite holiday costume for a chance to win cool prizes, and stay after the run to enjoy the Lights of LIFE!
Event details and schedule
5K starts at 5:00 p.m. / Entry cost is $30.00 ($35.00 after 9/30/17)
1K starts at 4:30 p.m. / Entry cost is $20.00 ($25.00 after 9/30/17)
Race starts and finishes on the Life University track.
Free parking is available on campus.
For 5K participants only, bring an unwrapped toy when you pick up your bib and get $5 back on the spot. All toys will be donated to Make-A-Wish Georgia to ultimately be given to needy children in our area.
Since we expect the very strict 600-person limit to sell out quickly, you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.
For more information, contact Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Life University Vice President of Professional Relations, at 770-426-2674.
About Life University Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.
Life University 1269 Barclay Circle Marietta, GA 30060 (800) 543-3202 (770) 426-2600
Sherman College of Chiropractic will host the 14th Annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed conference on vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic, in Spartanburg, SC, October 7-8, 2017. Up to 12 hours of continuing education credit are available. The goal of IRAPS is to bring together leaders in philosophy and research as well as practitioners who are centered on the vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide regarding the subluxation model of chiropractic.
Earn Up to 12 Hours of CE October 7-8 at IRAPS
Highlights include the following presentations:
Vertebral Subluxation, Critical Thinking, and Evidence-Informed Practice with Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.
What is Radical Science? with Bill Decken, D.C., ’86, D.Ph.CS
Vertebral Subluxation Models & Definitions: Is There Really Anything New? with Matt McCoy, D.C., M.P.H.
Pragmatic Research, Quality of Life and Saltogenesis Research with Joel Alcantara, D.C.
Resolution of Low Back Pain and GERD in a 20 Year-Old Male Patient Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report with Charmaine Herman, D.C., ’09
Tate Gentile – Philosophical Reasoning for Objective Neurological indicators in the Care for Children. Brigette Bowler – The Prevalence of Subluxation of the Occipital-Atlanto-Axial Complex in a Population Seeking Chiropractic Care. Sarah Hock – Current Research Projects in Conjunction with Interns at a Chiropractic College. Anna-Marie Schmidt – Kinematics of Piano Performance: A Feasibility Study. Eric Russell – Implementation of Force Sensing Table Technology into a Chiropractic College Technique Curriculum. David Starmer – Implementation of Force Sensing Table Technology into a Chiropractic College Technique Curriculum.
Christopher Kent – Vertebral Subluxation, Critical Thinking, and Evidence-Informed Practice. Nicole Hirshowitz – Patient-Centered Care via the Location, Analysis, Correction of Vertebral Subluxation Resulting in a Failure to Thrive two-month-old Child’s Resolution of Symptoms. Daniel Knowles – Improvement in Heart Rate Variability in Male Patients and Patients with Low Initial Scores Following 90 Days of Network Spinal Analsis Care: A Retrospective Analysis. Dejan Kotur – Improvement in Heart Rate Variability in Male Patients and Patients with Low Initial Scores Following 90 Days of Network Spinal Analsis Care: A Retrospective Analysis. Carly Lentzt Carney – Resolution of Post-Traumatic Anosmia Following Network Spinal Analysis Care: A Case Study. Michelle MacCarthy – Resolution of Post-Traumatic Anosmia Following Network Spinal Analysis Care: A Case Study. Bill Decken – What is Radical Science? Brian Dooley – Interactive Patient Education. George Blackwood – Hearing Loss Reversal Through Chiropractic Care.
Charmaine Herman – Resolution of Low Back Pain and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease in a 20 Year-Old Male Patient Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report. Matthew Hartenburg – Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand: Exploring the Contemporary Science of Exercise Physiology in the Context of Chiropractic Philosophy – A Commentary. Matthew McCoy – Vertebral Subluxation Models & Definitions: Is There Really Anything New? Curtis Fedorchuk – Restoration of Leg Strength and Atrophy in a Post-Surgical Patient with Multiple Ependymoma, by use of Subluxation Based Chiropractic Biophysics. Ron Castellucci – Visual Analysis of an Infant with an Anterior Inferior Sacrum: An Observational Study. Rick Brescia – Skin Temperature Analysis, a Portal to the Mental Impulse. Joel Alcantara – Pragmatic Research, Quality of Life and Salutogenesis Research. Curtis Fedorchuk – Reduction of Subluxation of Pediatric Cervical Hyperlordosis Utilizing Chiropractic BioPhysics Technique: A Case Series.
Location: Summit Point Conference Center 805 Spartan Blvd. Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301
Sherman College has applied for up to 12 hours of CE credit in most states. Some states do not allow for Philosophy sessions – please contact the department of Continuing Education to see if your state has indeed approved these sessions at 864.578.8770 ext. 237.
Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and University of Kentucky scientists receive grant to study mechanisms of spinal manipulative therapy and provide student-research opportunities
(Davenport, IOWA) — Scientists at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) and the University of Kentucky have been awarded a $451,522 grant by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The grant will fund a three-year research project to learn more about spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), a treatment commonly used by doctors of chiropractic to relieve pain.
“We still know very little about how SMT alleviates pain,” said principal investigator Stephen Onifer, Ph.D., associate professor at the PCCR. “This study addresses that knowledge gap by investigating the underlying factors of pain relief following SMT.”
The project also includes a student research training component, the first of its kind at a chiropractic college. Doctor of chiropractic students on Palmer’s Davenport campus will have an opportunity to learn about basic science research by working with scientists to obtain hands-on laboratory experience.
The PCCR is partnering with co-principal investigator Bradley K. Taylor, Ph.D., at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Taylor is a university research professor in the Department of Physiology and serves as director of the Center for Analgesia Research Excellence. “After a traumatic injury, our bodies release natural chemicals called neurotransmitters that attach to receptors in the spinal cord and brain and block pain. This study tests the idea that SMT provides pain relief upon the activation of one important class of these neurotransmitters.”
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, headquartered on Palmer College of Chiropractic’s campus in Davenport, Iowa, is the most highly funded chiropractic research center in the U.S. Within the past 10 years, the PCCR has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Defense, in addition to private foundation grants. Since 2000, these grants have totaled more than $35 million.
– – – – – – – – – – Palmer Media Relations: Lori Leipold, Media Relations; Palmer College of Chiropractic Phone (563) 884-5726; fax (563) 884-5225 College web site at: www.palmer.edu
Happy summer 2017! I was just logged in and checking the chiropractic classifieds, I see there’s no shortage of Chiropractic practices for sale. I noticed about half a dozen chiropractic practices being listed for sale within the hour.
Note: while writing this post, another 3 practices appeared on the listings for approval.
Locations included St.Louis Missouri, Chicago Illinois, another office in Chicago Illinois, Eastman Georgia, and a practice in the heart of Kentucky. While approving Those ads I also noticed advertisements being posted for chiropractors wanted or associates wanted.
These are quite popular categories with posts typically being made on a daily basis.
What I’m looking at today (while logged in) is a full-time chiropractor needed for a practice in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, a full time chiropractor needed in New Orleans Louisiana (as well as Shreveport) and a full-time chiropractor being sought in North Bergen New Jersey.
Before I finished approvingly advertisements I saw a listing for a full-time chiropractor wanted to join a growing practice in North Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Whether you’re seeking to buy a practice or seeking full-time employment working in a chiropractic office, check out the chiropractic classifieds and particularly these two sections as new advertisements are being posted nearly seven days a week. Here’s a listing of excerpts I pulled from those ads, check the classifieds for complete info.
ST. LOUIS, MO – PRACTICE FOR SALE! This well-established diversified practice is located 30 miles west of downtown St. Louis and 1 minute from I-70 for easy access. Bordering St. Charles City with a huge historic district.
CHICAGO (LINCOLN PARK) IL PRACTICE FOR SALE: Well established practice collecting $308,581.00. 245 new patients – 3,925 total visits. Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s hottest – most desirable neighborhoods. Solid – stable numbers.
CHICAGO (WEST SUBURB) IL PRACTICE FOR SALE: Established multi-disciplinary physical medicine practice collecting $1,230,231.00. Exceptionally equipped and staffed. Excellent location. Strong – high growth economy within this community. Ideal “turn-key” into well managed, up-to-date systems, successful practice.
EASTMAN, GA, PRACTICE FOR SALE: 22-year strong cash practice collecting $341,477.00. 171 new patients – 7,043 total visits. Open 3 full / 2 half days weekly. Exceptionally equipped and staffed. Ideal location. Beautiful place to live and practice.
Beautiful clinic in the heart of Kentucky – Beautiful setting for a clinic just one hour from major cities. Annual collections of $175,000 and a great location for visibility. Price is $98,000,but all serious offers will be considered.
Chiropractor Needed – A Full time Chiropractor is needed for a practice in Philadelphia, PA.
New Orleans Louisiana Chiropractor – FULL TIME Chiropractor Needed in New Orleans Louisiana four locations throughout the state of Louisiana. We currently have clinics with chiropractors and medical staff in Covington LA, Hammond LA, New Orleans LA, and Shreveport LA. Some of the many services offer include chiropractic care, massage therapy, medical weight loss, and medical exams with an in-house Nurse Practitioner.
Chiropractor North Bergen New Jersey – Full time Chiropractor Needed in North Bergen New Jersey We are currently seeking a full-time Chiropractor (DC) to join a growing practice in the North Bergen New Jersey. As the Chiropractor (DC) you will be responsible for providing excellent patient care, various day to day operations. This is an excellent opportunity for a Chiropractor (DC) who wants to be heavily involved and not deal with the headaches of owning the practice.
Chiropractor Philadelphia Pennsylvania – Full time Chiropractor Needed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. We are currently seeking a full-time Chiropractor (DC) to join a growing practice in the North Philadelphia.
Summer 2014 is almost here and there’s plenty of chiropractic events to attend in the warming months to come. Several chiropractic schools hold their homecoming events during the summer months so check with your school and make plans to attend. It’s an effort to close an office down and travel for events, but it’s worth it!
In May, I’ll be at the annual California Chiropractic Association convention, which this year is again taking place at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego. It’s a great place for a chiropractic conference, and an easy drive from Los Angeles.
The 2014 CCA Annual Convention & Marketplace is on May 29 – June 1, 2014 (Thursday thru Sunday). You can view and download the conference PDF file (CCA Annual Convention Schedule and Registration) and get registered by calling or faxing info to CCA.
Also in May is Sherman Lyceum, which begins tomorrow! Lyceum Registrations will be accepted at the door in the Scallon Building atrium, starting at 7:30 am, on May 1st. Get Lyceum info (or call to register) at 800-849-8771 x 229.
I’ll have info on the 2014 Life West Wave and Palmer Lyceum in an upcoming post, have a great summer!
The 2014 CCA Legislative Conference takes place March 25th in Sacramento, CA. Expect a day of grassroots lobbying training, appointments with your legislators, and a CCPAC fundraiser end of day reception. For those planning to arrive early (or stay late) CCA has reserved a block of rooms at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento.
This is a California Chiropractic Association members only event, if you’re not already a mamber of the CCA, get signed up and make plans to attend.
CCA 2014 Legislative Conference – Tuesday, March 25th along with a Fundraiser for CCA Political Action Committee (CCPAC)
Take your grassroots efforts to the next level. To further ensure our message is delivered to the legislature, we need to unite. The more doctors and students we have to deliver our message to the legislators, the greater the impact and the achievement of our legislative goals.
Join CCA members and leadership for an exciting day – from intensive grassroots lobbying training in the morning through afternoon appointments with your legislators and concluding with the CCPAC Fundraiser/Reception.
Optional Morning Coffee with Legislators, Morning Training Session, Lunch & CCPAC Fundraiser: The Citizen Hotel – 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Afternoon Legislative Appointments: Sacramento State Capitol – 10th and L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Traveling far and want to arrive early? Stay at The Citizen! CCA has reserved a block of rooms for this event for the special reduced rate of $159/night. The Citizen Hotel – 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Call 916-492-4460 for reservations and mention the CCA Event. The CCA group rate of $159 is available 3-23-14 through 3-27-14. You must make your reservations by 3-10-14 to obtain the group rate.
2014 CCA Legislative Conference Schedule 8:00am – Registration (open until 9:15am) 8:00am – 9:30am – Optional Morning Coffee With Legislators 9:30am – 1:00pm – Morning Session: Extensive lobbying training, exciting speakers and opportunity to get all your questions answered.
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch: CCA will be providing a catered lunch which is included in your registration. 1:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Legislative Appointments: Fully prepared, you will head to the Capitol to meet with your state representatives. 3:00pm – 5:00pm – CCPAC Fundraiser: Wind down after a day of intense lobbying and help the CCPAC. Additional fee to attend.
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LAS VEGAS – Parker Seminars recently held its largest chiropractic seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada where doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic students, and chiropractic assistants attended. The seminar included classes in business, techniques, marketing and communications, patient procedures and practice management, science and nutrition, philosophy and inspiration, and training for chiropractic assistants.
Many of the courses offered continuing education credits, which ranged from topics on imaging the seven wonders of the upper cervical spine to ICD-10 coding basics, improving general principles of chronic pain management, secrets of the longest living people, and more.
Dr. Jenny Mejia receives DC of the Year
Keynote speakers included Basketball Hall of Famer, ESPN Analyst, and more; Nancy Lieberman, Dr. Brian McAulay, Dr. John Demartini, Les Brown, one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers; Heidi Farrell, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Liz Anderson-Peacock and many more.
The seminar’s opening session recognized legends in chiropractic, including Drs. Jim Parker, MT Morter Jr., and Russ Erhardt. Several leaders in chiropractic also shared their experiences working with Dr. Parker in the early years of Parker Seminars.
“To have all these legends of chiropractic – Larry Markson, Chuck Gibson, Charlie Ward, and Kerby Landis — here on the same stage represents a real moment in time,” said Dr. Brian McAulay, president of Parker University and Parker Seminars.
Each year, Parker Seminars awards a DC and CA who has made significant impacts to the chiropractic profession and the lives of their patients. Dr. Jenny Mejia was honored with the DC of the Year Award and Kelli Moore received the CA of the Year Award.
In addition, Parker Seminars presented the 2014 Parker Seminar Life-Time Achievement Award to Dr. David Singer. Over the past 33 years, Dr. Singer has traveled more than five million miles teaching at more than 17,000 chiropractic seminars. Through the upper cervical technique taught through one of his companies, he has assisted in opening more than 200 upper cervical clinics worldwide. He was a major contributor to the antitrust lawsuit against the AMA and has been on the Board of Advisors to the Chiropractic Legal Action Fund. Dr. Singer also proudly serves as a member of the Chiropractic Summit, an organization devoted to the protection and expansion of the profession.
A standout session, Dr. McAulay led a panel discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its benefits to the chiropractic profession. The panel included Dr. Regina Benjamin, former U.S. Surgeon General; John Falardeau, American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) vice president for government relations; Dr. Anthony Hamm, ACA vice president, Dr. Michael McLean, president of the International Chiropractors Association, and Dr. Gerry Clum, special liaison to the president of Life University.
“Health is a part of everything we do-work, school, family, faith; and it all starts with prevention,” said Dr. Benjamin. “It’s clear we need a more holistic and integrated approach to health care in America.”
Attendees also enjoyed the largest chiropractic expo in the industry where more than 200 exhibitors displayed the profession’s most cutting-edge products and technologies.
The seminar also offered social events such as the CA Breakfast and Superstar Academy Recognition Ceremony, the World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC) Luncheon, and the Parker Power Coaching Session.
In addition, actor Danny Glover, a long-time chiropractic patient and supporter, made an appearance at the seminar where he signed autographs for attendees.
About Parker University – Dallas-based Parker University is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional health and wellness degrees online and on-campus. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit www.parker.edu.
Four US chiropractic colleges have sent me news updates for October and November. Sherman College of Chiropractic recently updated a transfer agreement to simplify student admission into the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College. Parker University recently appointed Dr. Tim Gross as its vice president of the college of chiropractic. Life University hosted the fifth annual Octagon Conference on the campus in Marietta, Georgia. And the Vice chancellor for research and health policy for Palmer College of Chiropractic has been appointed to the American Medical Association (AMA) convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Measure Advisory Committee (MAC).
Spartanburg Methodist and Sherman College Sign Transfer Agreement
Spartanburg Methodist College and Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina, recently updated a transfer agreement to simplify student admission into the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College. Under the agreement, students can to take their prerequisite 90 semester hours at Spartanburg Methodist, and then transfer into Sherman College’s doctor of chiropractic degree program after three years.
Sherman College continually works to establish articulation agreements and pre-chiropractic programs with undergraduate institutions across the nation to facilitate admission to its doctor of chiropractic program. For more information on such agreements, contact the Sherman College Admissions Office or call 800-849-8771, extension 222.
Parker University Appoints Vice President of College of Chiropractic
Parker University recently appointed Dr. Tim Gross as its vice president of the college of chiropractic. Dr. Gross will oversee the college of chiropractic, including the academic department, Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinics, research efforts, and the institution’s library.
“Dr. Gross has a strong background in chiropractic education,” said Dr. Gery Hochanadel, provost of Parker University. “We are pleased to welcome him as the leader of our doctor of chiropractic program.”
Chiropractor Tim Gross – Parker University
Dr. Gross brings more than 18 years of experience in chiropractic education with him as well as numerous years of experience in private practice. Prior to joining Parker, Dr. Gross served as vice president for administrative services at Life University. In this role, he served as the university’s chief administrative officer, providing leadership and oversight for administrative and educational support areas including accreditation, grounds, human resources, institutional effectiveness, planning and research, among others.
He successfully led the College of Chiropractic through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) comprehensive reaffirmation process, resulting in no concerns and he coordinated the development and submission of several programmatic substantive changes through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Dr. Gross also held positions as assistant provost for institutional effectiveness, executive director of accreditation, policy, and quality assurance, dean of clinics, and director of clinics at Life University.
Formerly, Dr. Gross served as dean of clinics for Palmer College of Chiropractic where he also held positions as director of clinics, faculty clinician, and clinical teaching resident.
Involved in chiropractic and higher education associations and committees, Dr. Gross currently serves on the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and has previously served for the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Board, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Dr. Gross holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, a Master’s in Health Services Administration from University of St. Francis, and a Bachelor’s from Murray State University. He is also pursuing a PhD at Capella University.
Life University’s 2013 Octagon Conference Yields New Goals for Chiropractic’s Future
Last month, Life University hosted the fifth annual Octagon Conference on the campus in Marietta, Georgia. The Octagon is a think tank dedicated to creating world changing dialogue on health care and the human endeavor. Attendees came from nine states and two countries and represented industries such as chiropractic, nursing, naturopathy, education, policy development and futures planning.
The 2013 Octagon Conference explored a report from the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) entitled “Chiropractic: 2025: Divergent Futures.” The report lists four likely scenarios for what the chiropractic profession will look like in the year 2025. The most optimistic scenario is focused on “Vitalism and Value.”
Vitalism is the recognition and respect that all living organisms are self developing, self maintaining and self healing. This innate intelligence needs no help, just no interference in order to strive for optimum function. This philosophy is at the heart of Chiropractic, and is the scenario which offers the most attractive pathway toward the proliferation of the profession.
It was the goal of the Conference to see if this scenario could be “reverse engineered” in order to achieve the outcome sooner than 2025, while also being realized in a more robust fashion. This yielded a series of short, intermediate and long term objectives for the assembled group to pursue.
“It was fascinating and remarkably informative to see how disciplines that share a common appreciation for vitalism have expressed those perspectives over time,” related Octagon Director, Gerard W. Clum, D.C. “Even more intriguing were the commonalities involved in operationalizing these perspectives across disciplines, this was very much about the “why” of the matter.”
Palmer research leaders receive appointments from AMA and ASA
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and health policy for Palmer College of Chiropractic, has been appointed to the American Medical Association (AMA) convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Measure Advisory Committee (MAC). The MAC will advise the PCPI Executive Committee on matters related to performance measures and support activities related to the PCPI measure development methodologies.
Examples of activities that may be undertaken by this committee include advising on strategic priorities related to the PCPI’s performance measurement work; providing expertise in measurement models and methods; assisting in engaging the PCPI membership to enhance their role in clinical quality measurement; offering guidance related to implementation of PCPI measures in health information technology systems, including electronic health record (EHR) systems and registries; communicating the value of the PCPI’s performance measures and methodologies to PCPI members, physicians and health care professionals, and other health care stakeholders; and monitoring status and review results of measure development specification and testing projects.
In addition to her role as vice chancellor for research and health policy at Palmer, Dr. Goertz is a member of the Board of Governors and chair of the program development committee for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute–becoming the first and only Doctor of Chiropractic to hold leadership roles within this increasingly vital organization for patient-centered research and dissemination.
October is my birth month, and as every licensed chiropractor in the United States knows, the month of your birth is also the month you better have your chiropractic relicensing complete. I love attending continuing education conferences, so much so, that I’m already planning where I’ll be going to get my 24 hours of continuing education in 2014.
The photograph is of the currently under construction Las Vegas High Roller which is being built by Caesars Entertainment. Earlier this month I was at a four-day conference in Las Vegas and I’ve been noticing that it’s becoming more and more popular as a destination for chiropractic seminars. I’ve been going to Parker Seminars in the month of January for more than 10 years, but it’s great to see other chiropractic groups are beginning to add Las Vegas as a chiropractic continuing education destination.
Thanks to Planet Chiropractic, I go to more chiropractic events than I imagine most chiropractors go to. It’s not uncommon for me to attend a chiropractic seminar every month, sometimes two times per month, but I don’t always sit for continuing education hours. This year the state of California increased hours for chiropractors from 12 hours per year to 24 hours per year, which meant at least one extra weekend getting education. Don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s fine by me, I enjoy getting to see everyone and learning something new.
Parker Seminars will be holding their annual event January 9-11, 2014 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Even if you’re not going for continuing education, this is one of those events that I recommend all chiropractors go to every year. There’s power in numbers.
I was delighted to see that my alumni (Cleveland Chiropractic College) will be hosting a continuing education alumni chiropractic event on February 28th through March 2, 2014 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The Flamingo Hotel is located center on the strip and its nearby the construction for the High Roller (don’t know if it will be complete by then). If you haven’t been to Las Vegas in a while there’s been some great expansion going on near the center of the strip. Imperial Palace has been rebranded as The Quad and there is an entire shopping area (to be known as The Linq) being constructed between Harrah’s Casino and The Quad. Good times for family while you’re getting your relicensing hours.
And that’s the reality. For me, getting to Las Vegas from Los Angeles is an easy trip, and I get no complaints from the family. We can drive the scenic route through the Mojave Desert or jump on a Southwest flight from LAX and be in Vegas about an hour later. So when I go to chiropractic events in Las Vegas I can bring the family know they’ll be having a good time with or without me.
Something else I like about conferences in Las Vegas is the opportunity to go out to dinner with colleagues. Las Vegas is one place where we haven’t had any problems getting tables for large groups, primarily since there’s so many restaurants to choose from. You can stay up all night talking chiropractic in a Las Vegas hotel bar and nobody will complain like hotel management often does when we attend conferences in other cities.
Schofield Chiropractic Training also has a Las Vegas seminar planned I believe for March 2014, I’ll post those dates when I get them. No continuing education for that event but I always recommend attending an event featuring Dr. Fred Schofield.
So if you see me in Las Vegas in 2014 I won’t be the guy walking down the strip with the 100 ounce Margarita, I’ll be getting my chiropractic continuing education and catching up with my colleagues. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get a group together and do a trip on the High Roller when construction is complete. That would make a great photo op for my 2015 seminars in Las Vegas post.