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Dr. Tawnia Adams – Thursday, October 4th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

It’s Not All Black and White; Don’t Forget to Look at the Shades of Grey - 4 Radiology Credits

 

Case-based presentation focused on soft tissue abnormalities and normal variants demonstrated, and often overlooked, on cervical, thoracic, lumbar and extremity imaging. Visible bony anatomy and abnormalities will also be discussed. Normal cervical soft tissue, cardiac and abdominal plain film anatomy will be reviewed to ensure recognition and understanding of abnormal findings.  Localization and characterization of abnormalities will be stressed to determine a narrow differential diagnosis and appropriate follow up. Cases will include plain film and advanced imaging. Time permitting, there will be a challenge of the unknowns. 

 

Sponsored by Adams Radiology Consultants

 

Read more about Dr. Adams


Bharon Hoag - Thursday, October 4th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Why "Compliance" isn't Real…Just Tell the Story! - 4 Documentation Credits 

 

For the last 20 years our profession has been more focused reimbursement than telling the story of chiropractic. With this emphasis, so came the demand for “Compliance”. The reality is that compliance has become a catchall word to scare people into programs and behavior patterns and all of this has led to a loss of joy in serving our community’s. In the end a chiropractor should be able to serve people without hating the aftermath of doing so.

This class is designed to remove al of the myths associated to compliance and teach you how to tell the story of chiropractic without fear. You will learn what Medical Necessity truly is, what documentation is truly needed and how to do all of it with purpose and passion! It is time we find the joy in serving again! 

Read more about Bharon Hoag


Kristi Hudson – Thursday, October 4th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crucial Complaint Conversations for the Chiropractic Office - 4 Ethics Credits

 

Non-compliance in healthcare can have very serious, and sometimes devastating consequences. There has been an increase in auditors and investigators disguising themselves as new patients in chiropractic offices across the country. Every conversation, starting with, “How much does it cost to see the doctor?” is now under scrutiny. It has never been more crucial to know what to say and when to say it when it comes to talking to patients about finances in your office. In this fast-paced and important training session, master communicator, Kristi Hudson will take team members through sticky scenarios that are encountered in practice every day. CAs will leave this session with tips, scripts, and more confidence than ever when having these essential conversations.

Read more about Kristi Hudson

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA


Dr. James Lehman – Thursday, October 4th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Statin Myopathy: A Common Cause of Chronic Pain - 2 Clinical Credits

 

This two-hour, didactic class will discuss the statin myopathy dilemma as it pertains to the patient presentation to the chiropractic clinician. This is an opportunity to become familiar with the best current evidence in the literature that discusses the adverse reactions to statins. The ethical and legal management of statin myopathy patients will be offered with an engaged learning activity.

Differential Diagnosis of Radial Tunnel Syndrome and Lateral Epicondylosis - 2 Clinical Credits

 

This two-hour, didactic class will discuss the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology regarding nerve compression and strain of the elbow and forearm. The evaluation and management of pain in the elbow and forearm will be reviewed with an emphasis evidence-based and patient-centered care.  Differential diagnosis of radial tunnel syndrome and lateral epicondylosis will be discussed as it pertains to the patient presenting to the chiropractic clinician. 

 

Read more about Dr. Lehman


Dr. Tawnia Adams – Thursday, October 4th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Tumors, Metabolic Diseases, Fractures, and Other Abnormalities That You Will Actually See…Hopefully!  - 4 Radiology Credits 

Case-based presentation of the most common primary and secondary tumors, metabolic diseases, and fractures encountered by chiropractors. Presentation will focus on clinical and radiographic presentation of each as well as recommended follow up. Cases of other commonly encountered disorders as well as normal variants which mimic disease/pathology will also be presented. Cases will include plain film and advanced imaging. Time permitting, there will be a challenge of the unknowns.

Sponsored by Adams Radiology Consultants

 

Read more about Dr. Adams


Dr. Mark Charrette - Thursday, October 4th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Foot Levelers Xcelerator Program - Non-CE

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Read more about Dr. Charrette

 

Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc. 


Dr. Evan Gwilliam - Thursday, October 4th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Audit Yourself Before Someone Else Does - 4 Documentation Credits

No one wants to get a letter from an insurance company with a demand for thousands of dollars back because you failed an audit. Learn to think like an auditor, looking for weaknesses. There are efficient yet comprehensive ways to review your own records and billing practices to make sure you don't need to wait for an outsider to do it for you.

  • Learn how to review your own records
  • Become familiar with the Episode of Care Journey
  • Understand the difference between Initial and Subsequent visits

Read More about Dr. Gwilliam

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA


Lori Holt - Thursday, October 4th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cultural Diversity and Ethics* - 4 Ethics Credits

This course will address ethics and cultural diversity in the office. This course will enlighten the doctor about ethical and unethical practices in the office. The doctor will learn what cultural diversity is and why it is important. The doctor will learn that by embracing cultural competence and diversity in health care, they can improve the overall quality of care to their patients.

Read more about Lori Holt

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. James Lehman – Thursday, October 4th

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain - 2 Clinical Credits

 

This class employs an active learning strategy, which permits learners to engage advanced clinical training they study through writing, discussing, listening, and reflecting. The doctors will receive a didactic presentation with PowerPoint that complements their active pursuit of knowledge and enhanced competence regarding the differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal causes of low back pain.

E&M of Spinal Cord Emergency & Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy - 2 Clinical Credits

 

This two hour lecture will emphasize the use of evidence-based orthopedic and neurological
evaluation procedures and patient-centered, conservative treatment procedures. An organized clinical thought process will be introduced that will prepare attendees to perform patient-centered, evaluation procedures and management of patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy.   

 

Read more about Dr. Lehman


Dr. Mark Charrette - Friday, October 5th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Adjusting the Typical Wrist-Elbow-Shoulder - 4 Clinical Credits

This 4-hour presentation will cover the basic neurology, indicators, and adjustments for the typical wrist, elbow and shoulder. This course will be presented in a workshop/hands-on format and will also briefly cover stabilization procedures. 

 

Read more about Dr. Charrette

 

Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc. 


Dr. Mark Sanna - Friday, October 5th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 10 Steps to Improving Posture & Longevity - 4 Clinical Credits

 

Posture is one of the most overlooked aspects of good health and longevity. Without good posture attaining and maintaining good health is impossible. Tech neck has become epidemic and “sitting disease” become its own category of illness. Proper posture is the manifestation of physical, mental and emotional balance. Maintaining correct posture through core stabilization may be one of the best kept secrets to obtaining a longer, healthier and more enjoyable life. You’ll learn how to perform dynamic postural assessments and the top ten unskippable steps to transform your active care procedures and help your patients develop and maintain better posture and quality of life.

Read more about Dr. Sanna

Sponsored by Breakthrough Coaching


Dr. David Seaman - Friday, October 5th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Metabolic Conditions* - 4 Clinical Credits

Metabolic syndrome underlies the expression of most chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and low testosterone. Patients with metabolic syndrome are also more likely to express musculoskeletal pains. Lifestyle management including diet, exercise, and supplements will be described.

Read more about Dr. Seaman

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. Dan Murphy - Friday, October 5th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration - 4 Clinical Credits

The goal of this presentation is to better understand the history, symptoms, signs, history collection, in office diagnostic tests, special imaging diagnostic tests, and management of patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury or who are suffering from brain neuro degenerative disease. Dr. Murphy as always will share what current books are on his night stand!

Read more about Dr. Murphy

Sponsored by Erchonia Corporation and Nutri-West Pacific 


Dr. Jay Greenstein - Friday, October 5th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Today's Doctor of Chiropractic: Build Your Practice Through the Evidence! - 4 Documentation Credits

In today’s healthcare environment there is more data and research than ever that supports chiropractic care. This course will teach doctors of chiropractic how to use of the latest research evidence to educate their patients, to communicate medical necessity payers, ensure coordinated care with healthcare providers, and improve safety and patient compliance. If you want to create even greater impact for your community, this is a go to course.

Read more about Dr. Greenstein 


Dr. John LaMonica - Friday, October 5th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

ERISA Revealed - Mastering the Appeal Process - 4 Ethics Credits

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Read more about Dr. LaMonica


Dr. Alicia Yochum - Friday, October 5th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Active vs. Inactive Spondylolysis and Other Stress Related Injuries* - 4 Radiology Credits

Review of normal anatomy with advanced imaging and selected case studies related to spondylolysis and stress injuries.

Read more about Dr. Yochum

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. Mark Charrette - Friday, October 5th
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Adjusting the Typical Foot-Knee-Hip - 4 Clinical Credits

This 4-hour presentation will cover the basic neurology, indicators, and adjustments for the typical foot. This course will be presented in a workshop/hands-on format and will also briefly cover stabilization procedures.

 

Read more about Dr. Charrette

 

Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc. 


Dr. Brian Jensen - Friday, October 5th
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The 3 Power Patterns of Health and Healing - Part 1 - 4 Clinical Credits

Practical Assessment and Treatment Concepts for Today’s Stressed out Patient - The 3 Power Patterns of Health and Healing explores the relationship between the adaptive neurological responses we experience when exposed to environmental and subconscious stimuli and the effect it has on our physical, emotional and physiological responses. These responses influence all aspects of our health and wellness. Dr Jensen discusses a practical clinical approach to the complex challenges we face in this current environment of super stress. These topics include evaluation and treatment of the patient relative to: Adaptive Neurological Responses, Postural Integrity and Functional Movement. 

This program offers an opportunity for hands on experiences related to patient assessment, treatment and rehabilitation which many attendees have easily incorporated into practice.

Read More about Dr. Jensen

Sponsored by Foot Levelers


Dr. Dan Murphy - Friday, October 5th
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Prolonging the Healthspan - 4 Clinical Credits

This course is designed to teach strategies to maintain mental and physical function as we age. Whether...you are a part of the silent generation, a baby boomer, or a millennial, we are all seeking answers on how to stay healthy, age, gracefully, and attain longevity. Lifestyle factors, changes, and balance may affect the health and lifespan of an individual. Many illnesses may be prevented, controlled, and even reversed through the proper diet, exercise, and balanced nutrition. Years can be added to our lives by forming the right habits and making the right choices for our bodies. Join us as Dan Murphy, DC provides you with his unparalleled expertise in the understanding and assessment of the latest research and life-changing information on Telomeres and why when calculated on a cellular level by the length (longer means better) is the best marker of biological age.

Read more about Dr. Murphy

Sponsored by Erchonia Corporation and Nutri-West Pacific 


Dr. Evan Gwilliam - Friday, October 5th
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Four Most Expensive Mistakes Chiropractors Make - 4 Documentation Credits

The line between patient financial responsibility and payor obligations is more blurred than ever. In this presentation learn how to lift the cloud so that you can clearly see who should pay for what part of patient care and how to give payers what thy are looking for.

  • Learn the rules that payors follow
  • Understand how to create a compliant fee schedule
  • Determine what your EHR should do to help you document correctly
  • Submit clean claims
  • Create a compliance plan to comply with OIG guidelines

Read more about Dr. Gwilliam

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA


Dr. Stuart Hoffman - Friday, October 5th
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Clinician Ethics, Professional Boundaries & Risk Management - 4 Ethics Credits

This course provides an integrated education, for  the Doctor of Chiropractic, in ethics, professional boundaries and risk management for the clinical chiropractic physician environment.  A Doctor of Chiropractic will be able to understand and utilize the education of this course in the guidelines of ethical conduct, the principles of professional boundaries and the structured rules of risk management.   The purpose of this course is to integrate the principles of professionalism, ethics and risk management into the everyday clinical practice of the Chiropractic physician.

Read more about Dr. Hoffman

Sponsored by ChiroSecure


Dr. Beverly Harger - Friday, October 5th
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Back to Basics: Clinical Imaging Decision-Making: The Role of the Clinician - 4 Radiology Credits

This presentation is an overview of current imaging modalities typically used in chiropractic practices, focusing on plain film radiography, musculoskeletal ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of selected imaging modalities will be helpful to prevent misuse and/or overuse of imaging, reduce diagnostic errors and improve patient management.

Read more about Dr. Harger

Sponsored by University of Western States


Dr. Jay Greenstein - Saturday, October 6th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chiropractic Philosophy 2.0: Hacking Chiropractic Philosophy to Create Greater Positive Impact - 4 Clinical Credits

The many great teachings of Chiropractic can be applied to a multitude of different areas of our professional and personal lives. In this course, we will apply specific chiropractic tenets to demonstrate how to create greater positive impact on the communities we serve. 

Read more about Dr. Greenstein


Dr. Dan Murphy - Saturday, October 6th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whiplash and Spinal Trauma - 4 Clinical Credits

In this 4-hour module Dr. Dan Murphy will cover the POWERFUL AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE LATEST RESEARCH! Keeping Your Brain Healthy after trauma course topics will cover:

  • Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury: Inflammation
  • Genetic markers of prognostic significance in brain injury recovery
  • Brain injury management protocol; Brain injury nutrition
  • Pathology of Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease as related to brain trauma
  • Current thinking in the Management of brain trauma and neurodegeneration disease
  • Management of brain trauma and neurodegeneration: Insulin Resistance
  • Epidemiology of brain trauma; Diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

Read more about Dr. Murphy

Sponsored by Erchonia Corporation and Nutri-West Pacific


Dr. Brian Jensen - Saturday, October 6th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 3 Power Patterns of Health and Healing - Part 2 - 4 Clinical Credits

Practical Assessment and Treatment Concepts for Today’s Stressed out Patient - The 3 Power Patterns of Health and Healing explores the relationship between the adaptive neurological responses we experience when exposed to environmental and subconscious stimuli and the effect it has on our physical, emotional and physiological responses. These responses influence all aspects of our health and wellness. Dr Jensen discusses a practical clinical approach to the complex challenges we face in this current environment of super stress. These topics include evaluation and treatment of the patient relative to: Adaptive Neurological Responses, Postural Integrity and Functional Movement. 

This program offers an opportunity for hands on experiences related to patient assessment, treatment and rehabilitation which many attendees have easily incorporated into practice.

Read More about Dr. Jensen

Sponsored by Foot Levelers


Dr. David Seaman - Saturday, October 6th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chronic Disease Management* - 4 Clinical Credits

Many chiropractic patients respond very well to manual care. This class is about non-responders who need additional management strategies, particularly related to nutrition and lifestyle. Non-responders are typically inflamed and unhealthy and suffer from various chronic conditions such as depression, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and hypertension. Nutritional management and proper documentation during the course of care will be highlighted.

  • Outline the mechanism by which a pro-inflammatory lifestyle alters body chemistry and promotes disease
  •  Identify disease-promoting markers of chronic inflammation that can be tracked in clinical practice
  • Provide lifestyle-related treatment strategies to patients

Read more about Dr. Seaman

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. John LaMonica - Saturday, October 6th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Navigating the Madness of Medicare Coding and Compliance - 4 Documentation/Coding Credits

Learn the basics of Medicare for chiropractic.  

Read more about Dr. LaMonica


Kristi Hudson – Saturday, October 6th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crucial Complaint Conversations for the Chiropractic Office - 4 Ethics Credits

 

Non-compliance in healthcare can have very serious, and sometimes devastating consequences. There has been an increase in auditors and investigators disguising themselves as new patients in chiropractic offices across the country. Every conversation, starting with, “How much does it cost to see the doctor?” is now under scrutiny. It has never been more crucial to know what to say and when to say it when it comes to talking to patients about finances in your office. In this fast-paced and important training session, master communicator, Kristi Hudson will take team members through sticky scenarios that are encountered in practice every day. CAs will leave this session with tips, scripts, and more confidence than ever when having these essential conversations.

Read more about Kristi Hudson

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA


Dr. Alicia Yochum - Saturday, October 6th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leave Me Alone Lesions and What Could be Walking Through Your Door?* - 4 Radiology Credits

Multiple case studies that cover lesions that should be left alone without further intervention or treatment will be covered with multiple modalities included. Various case studies from chiropractic offices across the nation will be reviewed.  

Read more about Dr. Yochum

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. Mark Sanna - Saturday, October 6th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Integrating Social Media into Your Practice | Multidisciplinary Practice the Right Way - 4 Ethics Credits

Integrating Social Media into Your Practice - 2 hours - Social media has spread like wildfire over the past several years becoming a daily online activity for a large portion of our national and world population. For example, Facebook is the #1 visited website on the Internet and Twitter is gaining more popularity with each day that passes. So, this brings us to the question, "Does my practice need to have a presence in the social media world?" The answer is absolutely, 100% yes and in this presentation, we're going to focus on integrating Facebook, Twitter and blogging into your practice's online marketing strategy. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts to ensure that your practice remains HIPAA compliant while engaging with social media. Using real-world examples from healthcare practices, you’ll receive a roadmap for creating a social media presence that separates you from the competition.

Multidisciplinary Practice the Right Way - 2 hours - Many healthcare providers have begun to recognize the potential benefits — in patient care and in practice growth — that can be obtained when DCs, MDs, DOs, and PTs work together. By working together, all participants add valuable expertise to their practices, resulting in improved patient care, convenience and better patient service. If you are thinking about transforming your clinic into a multidisciplinary practice — one that offers multiple healthcare and healing professions and disciplines in a collaborative entity — you cannot afford to be misinformed. Misinformation can lead to noncompliance. And noncompliance is something you do not want to happen. This session will help lead you along the path of multidisciplinary practice compliance.

Read more about Dr. Sanna

Sponsored by Breakthrough Coaching


Dr. Brian Jensen - Saturday, October 6th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The 3 Power Patterns of Health and Healing - Part 3 - 4 Clinical Credits

Practical Assessment and Treatment Concepts for Today’s Stressed out Patient - The 3 Power Patterns of Health and Healing explores the relationship between the adaptive neurological responses we experience when exposed to environmental and subconscious stimuli and the effect it has on our physical, emotional and physiological responses. These responses influence all aspects of our health and wellness. Dr Jensen discusses a practical clinical approach to the complex challenges we face in this current environment of super stress. These topics include evaluation and treatment of the patient relative to: Adaptive Neurological Responses, Postural Integrity and Functional Movement. 

This program offers an opportunity for hands on experiences related to patient assessment, treatment and rehabilitation which many attendees have easily incorporated into practice.

Read More about Dr. Jensen

Sponsored by Foot Levelers


Dr. Darwin Griffeth - Saturday, October 6th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Neurology of the Stress Response- 4 Clinical Credits

In this presentation, you’ll learn a detailed analysis of the various patterns and the neurology associated with the stress responses and the possible connections to common health concerns. Dr. Griffeth will also cover a cursory approach to care in the office using left brain/right brain balancing and other innovative modalities.    

The cascade of events that are created in an attempt to adapt or compensate the various bodily functions depend heavily on the neurology and interconnectivity of the human body as a whole. Recognizing these patterns will help Chiropractors and other Doctors form more concise treatment plans to help patients add life to their years and years to their lives.

Read More about Dr. Griffeth

Sponsored by Foot Levelers


Dr. Evan Gwilliam - Saturday, October 6th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Medicare Made Simple and CPT Coding for Dummies - 4 Documentation/Coding Credits

Medicare does not have to be the hardest part of your practice.  The rules can be understood and implemented without a ton of extra work.  Coding rules and guidelines can also be a bit daunting.  Dr. Gwilliam has already waded through them, let him help you get them figured out.  Leave this presentation with the peace of mind that you are doing things right.

  • Audit your own Evaluation and management encounter
  • Create a diagnostic statement consistent with ICD-10 guidelines
  • Know what needs to be documented to support the top diagnoses used by chiropractors
  • Learn the rules for the top CPT codes used by chiropractors

Read more about Dr. Gwilliam

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA


Dr. John LaMonica - Saturday, October 6th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

ERISA Revealed - Mastering the Appeal Process - 4 Ethics Credits

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Read more about Dr. LaMonica


Dr. Beverly Harger - Saturday, October 6th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cervical Spine Imaging in Patients with Trauma - 4 Radiology Credits

This presentation will focus on the imaging guidelines and common cervical spine injuries following trauma. Knowledge of the clinical criteria associated with significant cervical spine injury can help the chiropractor determine which patients are at high risk for missed cervical spine injury. Proper imaging selection will be emphasized.

Read more about Dr. Harger

Sponsored by University of Western States


Dr. Brian Larson - Sunday, October 7th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sports Physicals | Concussion Protocols - 4 Clinical Credits

Pre-participation physical examination, including the 3 critical sports-related conditions all physicians must know!  A brush-up on concussion and how to perform the new SCAT-5 examination, and Return-To-Play decision making.    

 

Read more about Dr. Larson


Dr. David Seaman - Sunday, October 7th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spine Pain - 4 Clinical Credits

Back pain is the most common condition that patients report to physicians. Avoiding the transformation of acute pain into a chronic debilitating pain is a key concern as it leads to disability and substantial health care costs. This session will outline spinal pain mechanisms, differential diagnosis, and how to address perpetuating factors.

  • Identify and diagnosis spinal pain syndromes
  • Explain the difference between nociceptive and neuropathic pain
  • Describe the disc herniation process
  • Outline and address perpetuators of spinal pain and related treatments

Read more about Dr. Seaman

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. Scott Munsterman - Sunday, October 7th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective Strategies for Prevention, Evaluation, and Management of the Opioid Use Disorder - 4 Clinical Credits

This introductory seminar provides a systematic, non-pharmacological approach to pain management; ranging from opioid screening to hands-on clinical approaches in the care of the chronic pain patient. Doctors will learn an evidence-based approach using present day neurophysiological principles for pain management: including manipulative techniques, therapeutic exercise activities, the use of acupuncture (needle and non-needle techniques), electrotherapy, laser, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, and manual soft tissue methods. Attendees will learn from new research studies, with an emphasis on the treatment of chronic pain including important information on four pillars of lifestyle management and their relation to chronic pain.  Successful chronic pain treatment includes a comprehensive, biopsychosocial understanding with an integrative care approach. Acceptable treatment guidelines will be presented for clinically appropriate and medically necessary treatment plans. Complicating factors are discussed as it relates to treatment planning for chronic pain management. Patient engagement through shared decision-making including self-care is taught as an active part and, in many cases, the most important aspect of care management. 

Read more about Dr. Munsterman

Sponsored by Best Practices Academy


Dr. Darwin Griffeth - Sunday, October 7th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

From the Ground UP - Global Postural Patterns of the Human Body - 4 Clinical Credits

In this presentation, you’ll learn a detailed analysis of the spine & foot along with other extremities and the part they play in postural patterns. Dr. Griffeth will also cover the links to postural responses and the effects it has on the global patterning; with a comprehensive approach to care in the office using low tech rehab, nutrition and other innovative modalities.

The postural patterns of the body and the cascade of events that are created in an attempt to adapt or compensate the various bodily functions depend heavily on the congruent interconnectivity of the human body as a whole. Recognizing these patterns will help Chiropractors and other Doctors form more concise treatment plans to help patients add life to their years and years to their lives.

Read More about Dr. Griffeth

Sponsored by Foot Levelers


Dr. Gregg Friedman - Sunday, October 7th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Got Documentation? Part 1 - Clinical and Practical Documentation of Chiropractic - 4 Documentation Credits

Aren't you sick and tired of people (they mean well) telling you how to document this and how to document that and you think you're doing GREAT until the NEXT seminar you attend someone tells you the opposite?  doesn't it suck when you try to document the way you think is right but it takes way too long and your notes look all the same anyway? 

Wouldn't it be great if there was someone who actually knows this crap from the real world who sees patients, review records, performs IMEs and testifies, who could just CUT TO THE CHASE and tell you EXACTLY what to do, when to do it, and how to do it?  And doesn't make you want to POKE YOUR EYES OUT just to stay awake?  

Meet Dr. Gregg Friedman.  He'll entertain you with stories, movie clips and music - AND he'll show you how to make documentation your b$&@h.  

Read More about Dr. Friedman


Lori Holt - Sunday, October 7th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Risk Management and Professional Boundaries in the DC Office* - 4 Ethics Credits

This course will address the issues of professional boundaries and risk management in the office. This course will enlighten the doctor about ethical and unethical practices including inappropriate patient contact. The doctor will understand the ethical considerations as they relate to proper relationship building and patient confidentiality. Attention of pitfalls in the office setting as they pertain to relationships with staff members and patients will be addressed. The doctor will be able to identify potential risks before they occur by identifying, assessing and using strategies to manage risk in the office setting and patient care.

Read more about Lori Holt

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. Alicia Yochum - Sunday, October 7th 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sports and Head Injuries in the Athlete* - 4 Radiology Credits

Review of normal anatomy with advanced imaging and selected case studies related to sports injures and head injuries in the athletic patient.  

Read more about Dr. Yochum

Sponsored by NCMIC

*With the NCMIC policy, full-time D.C.s get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time D.C.s are eligible to receive half this discount.


Dr. Mark Earnhart- Sunday, October 7th 
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Introduction to Muscle Response Testing - 4 Clinical Credits

his course is designed to introduce Muscle Response testing to beginners as well as refresh the concepts of MRT to those already skilled in MRT.  Objectives - To give practitioners the skill and confidence to perform Muscle Response Testing as an adjunct in the treatment of their patients. To teach how to use Muscle Response Testing in conjunction with health questionnaires and lab work to enhance their treatment abilities.

Read More about Dr. Earnhart

Sponsored by Nutri-West Pacific


Dr. Scott Munsterman - Sunday, October 7th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Our Future: Positioning Chiropractic in it's Rightful Role | OIG: 7 Steps to a Practice Compliance Program - 2 Clinical + 2 Ethics Credits

Our Future: Positioning Chiropractic in it's Rightful Role (2 hours = clinical)

The transformation occurring in the health care industry has many wondering what next – however, during these dynamic times, many opportunities exist. Team-based care. Patient-centered. Value-based. All of which are within the reach of the chiropractic profession. But what do we see as our preferred future?  Understanding the trends occurring today provide us with a valuable insight into what is to come and yet to be – if our profession is ready to step up to the plate. Becoming involved in public policy and advocacy, contributing to the general discussion of the future of health care and chiropractic’s role in care delivery must remain the central theme. Let’s have a conversation about the future.  

OIG: 7 Steps to a Practice Compliance Program (2 hours = ethics)

The Office of Inspector General has set guidelines for health care facilities and small practice in the year 2000 – and were published in the federal register as recommendations only at the time. However, as part of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, providers are now required (once the HHS secretary determines the timeline) to implement healthcare compliance programs in their offices.  This seminar delves into the building blocks of a compliant practice.  Topics explored include establishing a compliance plan, understanding the full spectrum of compliance for practice, developing a monitoring and auditing program. 

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Sponsored by Best Practices Academy


Dr. Darwin Griffeth - Sunday, October 7th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Rehab and Nutritional Therapies for the Chiropractic Office - 4 Clinical Credits

In this presentation, you’ll learn a basic understanding of simple nutritional and active therapy requirements, as a baseline for every patient in your office. We’ll also take a closer look at the current research surrounding some common misconceptions in exercises and supplementation, while contemplating possible condition based protocols.

The human body depends on multiple factors in order to function at an optimal level, specific to each and every person. The foods we eat facilitate the body to generate the necessary fuel for life. Our muscles turn that fuel into motion and communicate with our brain to create strength and stability.

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Sponsored by Foot Levelers


Dr. Gregg Friedman - Sunday, October 7th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Got Documentation? Part 2 - Clinical and Practical Documentation of Chiropractic - 4 Documentation Credits

Aren't you sick and tired of people (they mean well) telling you how to document this and how to document that and you think you're doing GREAT until the NEXT seminar you attend someone tells you the opposite?  doesn't it suck when you try to document the way you think is right but it takes way too long and your notes look all the same anyway? 

Wouldn't it be great if there was someone who actually knows this crap from the real world who sees patients, review records, performs IMEs and testifies, who could just CUT TO THE CHASE and tell you EXACTLY what to do, when to do it, and how to do it?  And doesn't make you want to POKE YOUR EYES OUT just to stay awake?  

Meet Dr. Gregg Friedman.  He'll entertain you with stories, movie clips and music - AND he'll show you how to make documentation your b$&@h.  

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Dr. Angela Michaud - Sunday, October 7th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Alaska Native Culture and Building Healthy Relationships- 2 Ethics + 2 Clinical Credits

• Learn about Alaska Native Culture and the Alaskan Native Health Care System
• Learn how to build healthy relationships.
• Learn how Chiropractic is integrated in a 2-time National Malcom Baldrige Award winning healthcare system.
• Understand the history and traumas that occur in the Alaska Native population and how to build relationships with a behavioral health provider.

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Dr. Beverly Harger - Sunday, October 7th
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Imaging Interpretation for the Non-Radiologist: The Shoulder Region and the Elbow Region- 4 Radiology Credits

Shoulder region pain and elbow pain are common clinical complaints. An overview of common presentations and causes of shoulder/elbow discomfort and a clinical imaging approach to diagnosis will be discussed. A case-based approach will be used to emphasize these concepts.

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Sponsored by University of Western States


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