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2020 Virtual Alaska State Convention

Thursday, May 21, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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On Friday, May 15th, the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners made changes to the continuing education requirements for Doctors of Chiropractic for the licensing renewal period ending 12/31/2020. Here is the statement issued:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and in line with SB241, the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners have modified the continuing education requirements for the December 31, 2020, renewal. The required 32 credit hours, for chiropractors that have been licensed for more than two years, is reduced to 16 and all of them can now be done online, except for specific hands-on competency, such as dry needling. For all licensees, specific credit requirements, such as X-ray, ethics/boundaries, coding/documentation, etc., are now reduced to half.

Download the official BOCE statement at:

What does this mean for you?

  • You have to earn 16 credits instead of 32
  • You only have to earn 4 credits in radiology minimum
  • You only have to earn 1 credit in documentation or coding minimum
  • You only have to earn 1 credit in ethics minimum
  • You only have to earn 1 credit in CPR minimum
  • AND you can earn ALL your credits ONLINE! (except specific hands-on competency, such as dry needling)


*DCs who have been licensed for one year but < two years still have to earn 16 credits but the same reduced subject matter list above applies.

**DCs who have been licensed <one year do not have to earn continuing education credits but must still file and pay for renewal.




Due to the "unknowns" associated with planning an event in today's COVID-19 climate, potential travel restrictions for both speakers and attendees, and new reduction in required CE hours + increase to all online credits, it is with a very heavy heart that the Alaska Chiropractic Society has made the decision to cancel our biennial 50th Anniversary Convention on October 1-4, 2020 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.

The cancellation of our event is a huge blow to the association, both from a networking stand point for the doctors in our state and for our association financially. Like you, we are looking at the defunding of many of our initiatives for the remainder of this year and next.

But fear not, ACS is going lean and mean and will do what it takes to continue to support and fight for the chiropractic profession in Alaska!



We realize that many of you were planning on attending our event for your continuing education needs this year and for that reason, our staff have been working non-stop since the BOCE vote on Friday to put together a virtual CE event for you with quality education on an easy to use platform at a competitive price. We are thrilled to offer you a one-stop online solution for ALL your CE needs! We've put together an on-demand library with top-notch speakers and all the required credits INCLUDING CPR!


Turning lemons intolemonade.Making the best of a bad situation.Every challenge is an opportunity.


Pick your favorite cliché,but theAlaska Chiropractic Societyis not letting the circumstances of the world keep us from our mission!


We will be hosting a 2020 Virtual Alaska State Convention and we hope we can count on your support!


Here’s how this will work.Our virtual conference is hosted by SIDECAR, a chiropractic business development and training firm. SIDECAR operates a web-based training system that allows us to offer continuing education and it's PACE APPROVED!!!!


We will have 24 hours of CE credits available“on demand” to choose from through our ACS virtual training platform.

  • ACS Member cost $299 for 16 hours of CE
  • Non-Members cost $399 for 16 hours of CE
  • a la carte per CE credit pricing available


The credits available include:

  • Dr. Heidi Haavik: 9 hours of Clinical education:The Reality Check: Simplifying Chiropractic for your Patients
  • Dr. Jeff Rich: 4 hours of Radiology education:Impacting Patient Care with Chiropractic Radiology
  • Dr. Robert Silverman: 3 hours of Nutrition education: Nutritional Protocols
  • Dr. Ken Kaufman: 3 hours of Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Evan Gwilliam: 2 hours of Documentation training
  • James Marsh: 1 hour each - Business Ethics or Sexual Boundaries
  • Speaker TBA: 1 hour of CPR training


Lemons, hard times, challenges- however you want to frame it – we're in it together. The Alaska Chiropractic Society is proud to offer this virtual convention.


We wish we were all getting together.


But we know better days are ahead.


Registration and Speaker information coming next week!

2020 Virtual Alaska State Convention to open June 1!


See you soon.

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2020 Virtual Alaska State Convention

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