Schedule

February 22nd

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Business Principles
Creating the Ultimate Patient Experience
Academy 414

This one-hour lecture will show chiropractors how to grow and refine their practice by leveling up the patient’s overall experience. Believe it or not, many patients return to a chiropractic or other health care office because their experience is so fulfilling, regardless of the treatment plan or outcomes. This presentation will take you through how to set up and execute the ultimate patient experience from the moment they discover your practice online, their first phone call, their in-office encounters, the all-important checkout moment, and even following the appointment. The best part is, the more successful your practice is, the more fun it is to be a part of. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Chiropractic Principles
CEDC
Success Principles for Personal and Practice Growth
Alliance 305

This session will address the application of powerful principles in your personal life and practice to maximize growth, potential, and success in all areas of your life. Dr. Rose will share valuable nuggets and gain wisdom in serving in the Chiropractic profession for 50 years. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Chiropractic Assistants
CACE
Ultimate Practice Satisfaction and Success Through Proper Policy/Procedures/Scripting – Part I
Academy 408

This one-hour – Part I session will cover what areas of your practice contribute directly to a patient’s positive experience. The course will breakdown the why and how of creating and/or correcting your practice environment; including the physical space, procedures and proper scripting to compliantly increase practice success. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Texas Mandatory
CEDC
Texas Mandatory: Risk Management
Academy 410

In this one-hour course, Dr. Friedman will discuss methods to manage risk with our patients and how we can use our documentation to minimize the risk. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Premier - Additional Fee
CEDC
Neurodynamic Solutions – Part I
Alliance 309

The content provided in this one-hour – Part I course draws extensively from Michael Shacklock’s renowned manual, “Clinical Neurodynamic,” a best-selling textbook published by Elsevier in 2005, and subsequent research that has enriched and expanded upon its foundational principles. The primary objectives are to introduce clinicians to the fundamental concepts of neurodynamic and their practical application in clinical settings, forming the basis for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment of patients with neurodynamic disorders. Emphasis is placed on empowering clinicians to create safe and tailored management strategies for such disorders, fostering a comprehensive understanding of both general and specific neurodynamic mechanisms. By aligning theoretical knowledge with practical application, this material serves as a valuable resource for clinicians seeking to enhance their expertise in the nuanced realm of clinical neurodynamic.

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
Revolutionizing Wellness: What are the True Fundamentals of Health?
Summit 212

The true fundamentals of health encompass a holistic approach to well-being, focusing on various aspects of physical, mental, and social health. Here’s a summary of these key fundamentals: Nutrition: Eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, is crucial for maintaining good health. Proper nutrition provides essential nutrients and energy for the body. Physical Activity: Regular exercise and physical activity are essential for maintaining a healthy body and preventing various health conditions. Aim for a mix of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility exercises. Sleep: Getting an adequate amount of quality sleep is essential for physical and mental health. Proper sleep supports bodily functions, enhances cognitive performance, and aids in recovery. Hydration: Staying well-hydrated is essential for various bodily functions, including digestion, circulation, and temperature regulation. Water is crucial for overall health. Mental Health: Taking care of your mental health is as important as your physical health. This includes managing stress, seeking support when needed, and practicing mindfulness and self-care. Social Connections: Building and maintaining positive relationships with friends and family can have a significant impact on your mental and emotional well-being. Social support is a key component of overall healthAvoiding Harmful Substances: Minimizing or avoiding harmful substances, such as tobacco, excessive alcohol, and illicit drugs, is crucial for long-term health. Mind-Body Balance: The mind and body are interconnected, and practices like meditation, yoga, and relaxation techniques can promote harmony between the two, reducing stress and improving overall health. Environmental Health: Reducing exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants can contribute to better health. This includes maintaining clean living spaces and minimizing exposure to harmful substances. Genetics: Understanding your genetic predispositions and family medical history can help tailor your health choices and screenings to reduce risks associated with genetic factorsDr. Le Cara will take a quick look at these factors and ways to help your patients move to a mindset of health versus just the avoidance of disease.  

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Clinical Application
CEDC
Bulletproofing the Athletic Knee
Academy 412

This two-hour course will walk clinicians through many of the external and internal factors that may contribute to knee injuries in multi-planar athletes. We will cover topics like common mechanisms of injury, biomechanical limitations that may contribute to injury, assessments of risk factors, common exercise approaches that are used to address risk factor findings, and what exercise approaches are typically missing in an athlete’s preparation for their sport.

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Clinical Science
CEDC
Chiropractic Research Gamechangers
Alliance 307

There has never been a better time to be a chiropractor! Our global collective of chiropractic research minds has been prolific in recent years, cranking out an unprecedented volume of impactful research. During this inspiring and thought-provoking Seminar, Dr. Thistle will cover several recent studies – true gamechangers – that are actionable and relevant for your practice, your patients, the healthcare system, and the future of our great profession! 

9:30 am
 – 10:00 am
Expo Break
Expo Hall
10:00 am
 – 11:30 am
Keynote
Obstacle is the Way
Summit 212

In this talk, Ryan delves into the wisdom of history’s greatest figures and how they used obstacles as the steppingstones to success. From ancient philosophers to modern-day business leaders, he shares examples of how embracing the challenges that stand in our way can help us achieve our goals. He’ll show how to turn setbacks into opportunities, how to use adversity to your advantage, and how to find hidden opportunities in every obstacle. By the end of this talk, audiences will have a new perspective on the challenges they face and be equipped with practical strategies to overcome them. This talk is perfect for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to gain an edge in today’s competitive marketplace. It’s time to stop seeing obstacles as roadblocks and start seeing them as the path to success. 

 

11:30 am
 – 1:00 pm
Expo – Lunch Break
Location TBA
1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Premier - Additional Fee
CEDC
Neurodynamic Solutions – Part II
Alliance 309

The content provided in this two-hour – Part II course draws extensively from Michael Shacklock’s renowned manual, “Clinical Neurodynamic,” a best-selling textbook published by Elsevier in 2005, and subsequent research that has enriched and expanded upon its foundational principles. The primary objectives are to introduce clinicians to the fundamental concepts of neurodynamic and their practical application in clinical settings, forming the basis for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment of patients with neurodynamic disorders. Emphasis is placed on empowering clinicians to create safe and tailored management strategies for such disorders, fostering a comprehensive understanding of both general and specific neurodynamic mechanisms. By aligning theoretical knowledge with practical application, this material serves as a valuable resource for clinicians seeking to enhance their expertise in the nuanced realm of clinical neurodynamic.

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Business Principles
CEDC
Supercharge Your New Patient History
Academy 414

Many chiropractors often unknowingly take an inaccurate patient history. At the same time, patients complain that they aren’t heard, and their doctor never listens. This, unfortunately, leads to patients stopping their care plan. The research indicates that both of these issues are from the same source. Join us to learn three simple fixes to prevent these issues from happening in your clinic. 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Chiropractic Assistants
CACE
Ultimate Practice Satisfaction and Success Through Proper Policy/Procedures/Scripting – Parts II and III
Academy 408

This two-hour – Parts II and III session will cover what areas of your practice contribute directly to a patient’s positive experience. The course will breakdown the why and how of creating and/or correcting your practice environment; including the physical space, procedures and proper scripting to compliantly increase practice success. 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Chiropractic Principles
The Rise of Chiropractic and its Role in Modern Society
Alliance 305

Get ready for a riveting journey through the compelling world of chiropractic care and its pivotal role in modern culture. In this two hour presentation we will unveil the hidden history of chiropractic, from its defiant pioneers to its rise as a healthcare revolution.  

Discover the intriguing philosophy that sets chiropractic apart, challenging conventional medicine’s status quo. We’ll explore the seismic shift happening in modern healthcare, as chiropractors become champions of patient advocacy and whistleblowers for medical transparency.  

Not just a walk down memory lane, this lecture dives into the future, showcasing chiropractors as leaders and collaborators, poised to shape the healthcare landscape. Be prepared to delve into evidence-based practices, the power of collaboration, and the emerging trends that will define healthcare’s tomorrow.  

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Clinical Application
CEDC
The Perfect Storm
Academy 412

A two-hour discussion on the intangibles of physician success that are never discussed. Typically, chiropractors believe if they are good at adjusting and clinically proficient, they will have success in private practice. Although this is important, this is only half of the story. There are certain key attributes that are critical for determining success in private practice. Situational IQ is a concept that is often reserved for the athletic field; however, these same principles are vitally important in private practice. Surprisingly, there is actual research on these intangibles that make physicians successful. A portion of this lecture will highlight these key intangibles that all successful physicians are implementing without realizing it. The best physicians in the world have mastered pattern recognition which allows for better critical thinking. Establishing your “it” factor is crucial for success in private practice and will play a major role in clinical outcomes. Most chiropractors either neglect or don’t realize that these principles help create the Perfect Storm of success.

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Clinical Science
CEDC
Don’t Misdiagnose Hypermobile Patients Upper Cervical Instability
Alliance 307

Attendees will be exposed to common findings in patients with atlanto-axial instability and craniocervical instability. These not-uncommon patients regularly present for care, and their diagnoses are not routinely identified. Attendees will learn how to avoid missing these clues. They will also learn the common symptom manifestations of these processes, exam findings to assist when ruling these in or out, and the proper studies to obtain. Lastly, the expected readings on these films and when to obtain neurosurgical consultation to avoid placing your patient at risk.

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Texas Mandatory
CEDC
Texas Mandatory: Board Rules, Code of Ethics and Documentation – Part I
Academy 410

In this two-hour – Part I course, Dr. Friedman will discuss the Texas rules and statutes and how they apply to our documentation. He will also explain the concept of medical/chiropractic necessity and how to determine if treatment is justified or not. 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
The Testosterone Switch: Three Science Based Steps to Improve Musculoskeletal Health and Vitality
Summit 212

Chronic stress in otherwise healthy older men has been shown to contribute to a loss of musculoskeletal integrity, an increase in chronic aches and pain, and may contribute to imbalances in hormones within the normal range that trigger fatigue, tiredness, and loss of motivation/productivity. In this session, DC’s will learn how to direct staff and patients to mitigate the negative effects of chronic stress to improve musculoskeletal health and decrease chronic pain. This session will explore both the fundamental mechanisms of glucocorticoid signaling and provide three lifestyle improvements that can serve to positively impact musculoskeletal health. 

3:00 pm
 – 3:30 pm
Expo Break
Expo Hall
3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Texas Mandatory
CEDC
Texas Mandatory: Board Rules, Code of Ethics and Documentation – Part II
Academy 410

In this one-hour – Part II course, Dr. Friedman will discuss TX Rule 76.1 and 76.2 regarding patient records. He will also explain the P.A.R.T. format of documentation required by CMS as well as the required elements of the Assessment and Treatment Plan parts of the SOAP note. 

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
Myth Busters: Supplement Edition
Summit 212

The supplement industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry and is expected to grow globally by 9% per year until 2030. Targeted supplementation based on human clinical trials can be of great benefit. Still, the industry can be the Wild West regarding claims and processes by companies and influencers.

We will discuss and shed light on some of my favorite supplement myths in a classic myth busters’ style. Is there any truth to some of these myths? Come and find out with your myth-busting host, Dr. Harris.

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Chiropractic Assistants
CACE
Ultimate Practice Satisfaction and Success Through Proper Policy/Procedures/Scripting – Part IV
Academy 408

This one-hour – Part IV session will cover what areas of your practice contribute directly to a patient’s positive experience. The course will breakdown the why and how of creating and/or correcting your practice environment; including the physical space, procedures and proper scripting to compliantly increase practice success. 

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Chiropractic Principles
Battle Tested Purpose, People and Chiropractic Miracles
Alliance 305

Communication of subluxation research into modern practice. How to deepen your beliefs, create an all-star team that carries your vision into daily interactions, and delivers amazing results for patients consistently. When medicine lacks a definition, they call it a miracle. We call it principled chiropractic. (Lessons from an in-practice doc) 

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Clinical Application
CEDC
Optimize Your Adjusting Biomechanics and Adjust Like an Athlete
Academy 412

This one-hour in-person course will discuss how biomechanical principles of the patient and doctor can be optimized for adjusting efficiency of the chiropractor. New technology allows the objective measurement of force production and speed of a High-Velocity Low-Amplitude (HVLA) impulse. Combining this technology with human biomechanics provides opportunities to revisit a chiropractor’s approach to adjusting. The principles discussed will provide any chiropractor with applicable tools to harness their own power when delivering an adjustment.

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Clinical Science
CEDC
The Science of the Pop. Exploring Expectations, Cavitations, and Spine Biomechanics
Alliance 307

During this one-hour lecture, we will discuss the wonderful pop sound heard during an adjustment, the spine mechanics that create the sound, factors that affect it, and what it means to patients and doctors. The goal is to give attendees a deep understanding of the unique sounds that accompany spinal adjustments. 

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Premier - Additional Fee
CEDC
Neurodynamic Solutions – Part III
Alliance 309

The content provided in this one-hour – Part III course draws extensively from Michael Shacklock’s renowned manual, “Clinical Neurodynamic,” a best-selling textbook published by Elsevier in 2005, and subsequent research that has enriched and expanded upon its foundational principles. The primary objectives are to introduce clinicians to the fundamental concepts of neurodynamic and their practical application in clinical settings, forming the basis for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment of patients with neurodynamic disorders. Emphasis is placed on empowering clinicians to create safe and tailored management strategies for such disorders, fostering a comprehensive understanding of both general and specific neurodynamic mechanisms. By aligning theoretical knowledge with practical application, this material serves as a valuable resource for clinicians seeking to enhance their expertise in the nuanced realm of clinical neurodynamic.

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Business Principles
How to Use AI to Run a Smarter, Efficient, and Scalable Practice
Academy 414

In this one-hour presentation, we address the opportunities AI provides chiropractors in regards to business growth. We discuss why AI is a disruptive force, debunking common fears and illustrating how it can transform businesses. The session will also include insights on the practical applications of AI in various business functions and guide participants on ethical considerations for responsible AI use. Finally, we will offer valuable resources for further learning and implementation, empowering small business owners to harness AI’s potential to save time, cut costs, and stay competitive. 

4:30 pm
 – 5:00 pm
Expo Break
Expo Hall
5:00 pm
 – 6:30 pm
Keynote
CACEDC
Healing the Brain: Principles of Neuroplasticity
Summit 212

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change, adapt, and reorganize.  Until recent decades, we thought this ability ended in early childhood. But now we know that the brain can continually reorganize throughout our lives. Because of this, we should look for ways to keep our mind sharp and productive. Dr. Morgan will discuss the modern history of neurology and chiropractic and uncover where these histories and disciplines converge.  

In this presentation, Dr. Morgan will outline common misconceptions about aging and cognitive decline and will explore the optimization of diet and exercise regimen as well as other lifestyle adaptations that will enhance brain health.  

The clinician will be equipped to utilize this information on Monday morning to benefit their patients and provide care that will enhance the health of patients, doctors, and the practice. 

February 23rd

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Clinical Science
CEDC
Mastering the Rotator Cuff
Alliance 307

Rotator cuff injuries account for 4.5 million physician office visits per year. Management of this problem can range from frustrating to rewarding, depending on the depth of training. This practical workshop outlines everything you need to know about successfully treating and documenting rotator cuff pathology. This workshop will take you through the latest best practices for evaluation, treatment, and home rehab. You’ll learn how to approach each case confidently and leave with a greater understanding of managing the most common problem affecting the shoulder. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Business Principles
Money and Freedom: Understanding These Stats Gets You Both
Academy 414

To grow your practice, serve more in your community, and have a thriving business, you must understand your statistics. Unfortunately, most of us haven’t been shown what the most important statistics to know are, how to get them, or how to best apply them for our success. In this course, Dr Alex Vidan will explain three basic statistics that most offices never evaluate but always should, and the specific data that we must know to grow our practice and serve more in our communities. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
Tracking and Turning Off the Lifestyle “FLAME”
Summit 212

The primary drivers of chronic inflammation are a poor diet, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, hypocapnia, obesity, and poorly managed stressors. The severity of the inflammation can be readily tracked with uncomplicated laboratory tests, anthropometric markers, and outcome assessment tools. Selfcare methods will be outlined to improve outcomes. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Human Performance
CEDC
Easy Strength
Alliance 305

Progressive Resistance Exercise, a term coined by Dr. Thomas Delorme, has been the greatest game changer in athletics and body composition for most people for the past seventy years (and perhaps more). Sadly, many in the fitness industry, including the swindlers and charlatans and con artists, were quick to realize that money was to be made with cheap devices and questionable tools for training. Easy Strength takes us back to the tradition of lifting weights in a sound and reasonable method that allows athletes and general population to move better, feel better, and look better. Easy Strength bring us back to our traditions in training and allows people to get strong quickly and increase health span. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Premier - Additional Fee
CEDC
Pathology of Spinal Ligaments
Alliance 309

In this one-hour course, learn how injuries to ligaments and the intervertebral disc influence patient care and management in the interprofessional setting. We will discuss how to communicate and generate interprofessional referrals with the primary care, pain management, spine surgeon, and attorneys in your community. Evidence-based peer-reviewed research papers supporting this process will be presented. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
California Mandatory
CEDC
Ethical Billing and Coding – Part I
Academy 410

In this one-hour – Part I course, Dr. Friedman will explain the new and established patient exams and when and how they are performed. He will also discuss the required documentation elements of pain and function and specific ways to document them.

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Chiropractic Assistants
CACE
Success Principles for Personal and Practice Growth
Academy 408

This session will address the application of powerful principles in your personal life and practice to maximize growth, potential, and success in all areas of your life. Dr. Rose will share valuable nuggets and gain wisdom in serving in the Chiropractic profession for 50 years. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Clinical Application
CEDC
Advanced Rehab for Low Back Pain
Academy 412

Most lowback rehab protocols are ineffective, tedious, and outdated. Yet current research indicates that a higher intensity of rehab is associated with more effective outcomes. Join this course to learn how chiropractors can implement safe, effective, and even FUN rehab for their patients.  

9:30 am
 – 10:00 am
Expo Break
Expo Hall
10:00 am
 – 11:30 am
Keynote
CEDC
Hacking The Brain: Unlocking Cognitive Freedom
Summit 212

In this captivating keynote talk, Nita Farahany delves into the fascinating world of cognitive liberty, exploring the dynamic interplay between neuroscience, neurofeedback, and cutting-edge brain-enhancing technologies. As a trailblazer in the field, Nita passionately advocates for the right to self-determination over our brains and mental experiences, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding individuals’ cognitive freedom. 

From brain-to-brain communication to the use of neurofeedback, drugs, and devices, she unveils the transformative potential of cognitive enhancement, empowering the audience to harness these tools to improve attention, focus, health, and well-being. Nita sheds light on the essential rights we must champion to ensure access to these advancements while safeguarding against unauthorized intrusion into the sanctity of our minds. 

 

11:30 am
 – 1:00 pm
Expo/Lunch Break
Location TBA
1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Clinical Science
CEDC
Radiology and Chill
Alliance 307

“In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.” ― Louis Pasteur  

Chiropractors should be prepared for a wide variety of patient presentations and unexpected clinical, laboratory, and radiographic findings. In this lecture, we will explore numerous clinical presentations and examination results leading to both common and surprising radiographic findings. In addition, we will discuss alternative imaging choices when radiographs alone do not fully give us the information we need, including MRI, CBCT, and PET imaging.
 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Business Principles
Practice Sales and Purchases – Startling Truths, Smart Strategies, and the Biggest Mistakes to Avoid
Academy 414

Whether you are considering buying or selling a practice, this engaging one-hour course will correct common misunderstandings, shed light on best practices, and help attendees to plan successful transitions that avoid costly mistakes + painful pitfalls.

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
Maximizing Muscular Development Using Blood Flow Restriction and Adaptive Resistance Exercise
Summit 212

Maintaining muscle mass and strength can have significant benefits for overall health and well-being, especially as we get older. Overcoming these barriers to weightlifting often involves education, support, and addressing personal preferences and constraints. It can be helpful to work with a qualified fitness professional, such as a personal trainer, who can design a tailored program, provide guidance, and offer motivation. Finding a form of strength training that aligns with personal goals and preferences is key to making it a sustainable and enjoyable part of one’s fitness routine. This session aims to introduce two biohacking methods that individuals can utilize to increase muscle mass and strength in less time and with less risk of injury. 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Human Performance
CEDC
The Orthopedic Cost of Exercise – Part I
Alliance 305

Is all exercise good? Are some exercises better than others? Mike will examine the idea of Orthopedic cost; in the worlds of therapy, fitness and strength and conditioning. This has been a controversial topic in the past year that merits more discussion. This lecture will aid therapists, coaches and performance professionals to make the best decisions for their patients and clients about progressions and regressions.
 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Premier - Additional Fee
CEDC
Pathology of the Intervertebral Disc
Alliance 309

In this two-hour course, learn how injuries to ligaments and the intervertebral disc influence patient care and management in the interprofessional setting. We will discuss how to communicate and generate interprofessional referrals with the primary care, pain management, spine surgeon, and attorneys in your community. Evidence-based peer-reviewed research papers supporting this process will be presented. 
 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Clinical Application
CEDC
Cervical Artery Dissection
Academy 412

Dr. James Demetrious provides a review of current research and clinical perspectives related to Cervical Artery Dissection and associated risk factors. (2.0 CE hours). Course attendees will receive current, advanced rationales gleaned from the literature and clinical practice.
 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Chiropractic Assistants
CACE
How Chiropractic Assistants are Building Community In Their Practice
Academy 408

This two-hour lecture will take Chiropractic Assistants through a detailed overview of how to create and grow a community inside and out of a chiropractic practice while enhancing the patient’s overall experience. Believe it or not, many patients return to a chiropractic or other health care office because their experience is so fulfilling, regardless of the treatment timeline or outcomes. As a CA you have the power to grow and strengthen the practice you are part of. The first half of this presentation will take you through how to craft the ultimate patient experience from the moment they discover your practice online, their first phone call, their in-office encounters, the all-important check-out moment, and even after the appointment. The second half of this lecture will provide templates of how you as the CA can cultivate relationships with other healthcare practices and local businesses. Additionally, as a bonus, I will take you step-by-step through setting up and executing pop-up clinics at local gyms, schools, or businesses to further the reach of your practice. The best part is, the more successful your practice is, the more fun it is to be a part of. 

1:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
California Mandatory
CEDC
California Mandatory: Ethics and Law
Academy 410

In this two-hour course, Dr. Friedman will discuss the Top 10 Things Not to Do as a chiropractor and will illustrate some controversial topics that have gotten some chiropractors in trouble. 

3:00 pm
 – 3:30 pm
Expo Break
Expo Hall
3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
CEDC
TBA
Location TBA

TBA

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Clinical Application
CEDC
The 4 Ps of Postpartum Care
Academy 412

This course is designed to identify musculoskeletal principles and a variety of methodologies that can be utilized during the rehabilitation and management of a patient throughout the first year of their postpartum phase. 
 

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Clinical Science
CEDC
Chiropractic Research Findings: Sometimes Serendipitous
Alliance 307

This course summarizes findings from a number of research tracks the presenter has pursued in his career, most of which took origin in experiments that either “failed” or received impetus from very unexpected initial findings. This confirms the dictum that there are no “good” vs. “bad” data – all data are useful. These research tracks involve the reliability of motion palpation (if the right question is asked); the accuracy of static palpation in identifying the position of the C1 transverse process; correcting the interpretation of the Gillet test for sacroiliac hypomobility and an enhanced side-posture version of the test; the relationship of prone and supine leg checks, the confirmation of the functional short leg as a stable and measurable clinical entity, and the accuracy of the traditional rules that associate the position of the scapula and of the iliac crest to spinal levels.

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Business Principles
HAPPIER HOUR – How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most
Academy 414

Our most precious resource isn’t money—it’s time. Based on her bestselling book, Happier Hour, Professor Holmes will share how to immediately improve your life by changing how you perceive and invest your time. Tooled with empirically based insights, you will learn how to experience greater moments of joy and design your schedule with purpose. You will see how small changes can have an enormous impact, helping you feel less overwhelmed, more present, and happier—things that money can’t buy.  

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Chiropractic Assistants
CACE
Shine Brighter In Your Office
Academy 408

Unleash your inner star with “Shine Brighter at Your Office,” the ultimate course for chiropractic assistants. Master first impressions, conquer phone etiquette, navigate insurance complexities, and become a rockstar of office flow. Learn to support your doctor seamlessly. Discover marketing secrets to attract new patients and build your confidence with goal-setting strategies. This session is your key to making your office shine brighter!

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
California Mandatory
CEDC
Ethical Billing and Coding – Part II
Academy 410

In this one-hour – Part II course, Dr. Friedman will discuss the specific ways in which you can justify chiropractic manipulation, modalities and therapeutic procedures that will support the CPT codes.

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Premier - Additional Fee
CEDC
Collaborating with the Medical and Legal Community
Alliance 309

In this one-hour course, learn how injuries to ligaments and the intervertebral disc influence patient care and management in the interprofessional setting. We will discuss how to communicate and generate interprofessional referrals with the primary care, pain management, spine surgeon, and attorneys in your community. Evidence-based peer-reviewed research papers supporting this process will be presented. 
 

3:30 pm
 – 4:30 pm
Human Performance
CEDC
The Orthopedic Cost of Exercise – Part II
Alliance 305

This hands-on workshop will show you how to progress and regress some of the most common corrective exercises and functional movement patterns. 

4:30 pm
 – 5:00 pm
Expo Break
Expo Hall
5:00 pm
 – 6:30 pm
Keynote
Never Finished
Summit 212

Can’t Hurt Me, David Goggins’ demonstrates how much-untapped ability we all have but was merely an introduction to the power of the mind. In Never Finished, Goggins takes you inside his Mental Lab, where he developed the philosophy, psychology, and strategies that enabled him to learn that what he thought was his limit was only his beginning and that the quest for greatness is unending. 

February 24th

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
The Four Pillars of Healing and Wellbeing
Summit 212

In this exciting talk, Dr. Rediger will report on 19 years of research into the lives of remarkable individuals with medical evidence for recovery from incurable medical illnesses. Through a combination of stories, science and solutions, he will demonstrate what becomes possible when we focus not just on disease management but also on the pillars of deep healing and wellbeing. The argument is that we should be studying improbable recoveries with the same vigor with which we study ultimate achievement in sports and business. This effort is particularly important given that approximately 85 percent of illnesses are lifestyle-related, including all the major killers, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune illness and lung disease. Yet in traditional medicine we tragically continue to treat symptoms rather than causes, and as if they are incurable illnesses rather than the lifestyle illnesses that they are. If they are created by lifestyle, evidence suggests that they can at least to some degree by reversed by lifestyle. In this seminal talk, we will discuss the four pillars of healing and well-being as well as the power of grounded, ethical hope in the context of a science of health and a medicine of hope and possibility. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Clinical Science
CEDC
Pain as a Metabolic Disease: 3 Simple Tests That Improve Patient Outcomes and Compliance
Alliance 307

This one-hour presentation will explore the emerging link between metabolic disease and chronic pain (i.e., OA, etc.). Beyond the supporting evidence, specific targeted tools will be shared, including the “3 clinical tests,’‘ which have the most significant utility in assessing this within your patient population. From there, novel integrative therapies and clinical pearls will be shared to help the provider improve outcomes and patient compliance with care. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Business/Chiropractic Principles
Find Your Power and Fulfill Your Passion
Academy 414

Course participants will spend the hour refining their values, long term vision, and mission for their practice. Special emphasis will be placed on motivational interviewing, patient centric communication and brainstorming specific marketing strategies for the execution of their practice vision. Based on practice vision, short- and long-term goal setting will also be explored. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Clinical Application
CEDC
Beyond the Clinical Application of X-ray The Emergence of MSK Ultrasound
Academy 412

The use of ultrasound in the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system (MSK US) is one of the most rapidly growing clinical tools among healthcare providers. This 1-hour course begins by examining the advantages and disadvantages of x-ray use in chiropractic practice. The course then focuses on the evidence-based use of MSK US and discusses common MSK injuries encountered in chiropractic practice. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
Chiropractic Assistants
CACEDC
What You Need to Know for HIPAA in 2024 and Social Media Compliance
Academy 408

This fast-paced training will reveal the most significant changes to be aware of for HIPAA in 2024 to remain at the top of your game in the business of your practice. Social media is a commonly used and very powerful form of communication and marketing for today’s practices. While social media has many great benefits when used properly, there are many costly hazards that can be encountered just the same. If your practice uses social media, you must be adequately trained in social media guidelines and have a sound social media policy in place. This class is designed to alert you to the variety of ways social media might be used in a clinic and how to implement processes to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards when doing so. 

8:30 am
 – 9:30 am
California Mandatory
CEDC
California Mandatory: History Taking
Academy 410

In this one-hour course, Dr. Friedman will explain the importance of taking a thorough history from a new patient and will illustrate the required elements of the history.  He will also discuss the meaning of medical necessity and how we can achieve it in very little time. 

9:30 am
 – 10:00 am
Expo Break
Expo Hall
10:00 am
 – 11:30 am
Keynote
Victory: Overcoming Adversity
Summit 212

This keynote will inspire and motivate chiropractors of all experience levels to overcome adversity and achieve their goals. Patrick Bet-David will share his own story of overcoming adversity to become a successful entrepreneur, and he will provide practical advice for chiropractors on how to grow their businesses and succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. 

11:30 am
 – 1:00 pm
Expo/Lunch Break
Location TBA
1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
California Mandatory
CEDC
California Mandatory: Physical Exam Taking
Academy 410

In this one-hour course, Dr. Friedman will explain the ortho/neuro examination, the P.A.R.T. examination and how to document them.  He will also discuss the required method of tracking a patient’s progress throughout their treatment. 

1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
Advanced Tools, Technologies, and Tactics for Maximizing Human Performance
Summit 212

This approach enables you to unravel the unique BioMolecular BluePrint and use it to engineer exact long-term solutions for athletic performance, recovery, sleep, focus, brain function, and physical health. Biomolecular tools are used to analyze what goes in your body and what comes out of your body. How you feel and perform. 

1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Chiropractic Assistants
CACEDC
Medicare Mastery – Understanding Medicare Part B
Academy 408

Compliance with Medicare may sound mundane and boring. Not this time! Would it surprise you to know that a few tweaks on your standard operating procedure for Medicare, coding, and billing can make you more money and lower your compliance risk? Special attention to the basics of day-to-day procedure and excellent execution in these areas is the key to practice success. In this important, fast-paced session, appropriate for doctors and team members alike, we’ll cover all the important aspects of Medicare Part B and what you need to know to finally understand the rules of Medicare.  

1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Business/Chiropractic Principles
TikTok Craze: How To Get New Patients Online
Academy 414

When it comes to marketing, you want to “fish in the ponds where your fish are.” Your fish are on social media. We will discuss the very best up-to-date strategies for building authority in your market and generating high-quality new patients. 

1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Clinical Application
CEDC
How to Create a Powerful Patient Experience Through the New Patient Examination – Part I
Academy 412

The New Patient examination is a perfect opportunity to create a powerful experience where the patient will understand Chiropractic care, follow your recommendations, and refer others to your practice. The New Patient exam is the first front-facing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in our communities, build trust, and create a great experience. In this engaging presentation, Dr. Irum Tahir will teach how to incorporate an efficient, effective, and thorough New Patient examination and flow it into your practice to create a patient experience that won’t soon be forgotten and will set you apart. 

In Part I of this two-part presentation, attendees will learn how to schedule appropriately, integrate the roles of the team in the New Patient process, share a unique value proposition with each patient, and set expectations from the beginning of care. Attendees will also incorporate a thorough history, awareness of red flags and contraindications to care, excellent examination flow, how to include unique evaluations, proper coding for New Patient examination, and integrate of the musculoskeletal component of the examination. 

1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Clinical Science
CEDC
Digital Detox: The Pros and Cons of Social Media
Alliance 307

Tik Tok, Facebook, Instagram – Oh My! It is estimated that the average person spends approximately 2.5 hours per day on social media. Is social media inherently “bad”? I would argue no and that social media is a tool. The essence of a tool is how it is used and for what reasons. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of social media and how to detox from social media if we are not consuming it advantageously. 

2:00 pm
 – 2:30 pm
Expo Break
Expo Hall
2:30 pm
 – 3:30 pm
Clinical Application
CEDC
How To Create a Powerful Patient Experience Through the New Patient Examination – Part II
Academy 412

The New Patient examination is the first place that a patient will experience your practice as a key component of their healthcare. The examination is a key opportunity to build trust, create rapport and have patients build an excellent relationship with your practice. In Part II of this engaging presentation, Dr. Irum Tahir will teach how to incorporate a thorough New Patient examination into your practice to create a phenomenal patient experience that will have your patients stay, pay and refer.  

In Part II of this two-part presentation, attendees will learn to continue to incorporate a thorough examination into their practice with a complete Orthopedic, Chiropractic and Neurological exam, clear report of findings, communicating Chiropractic effectively and X-ray assessment. The attendee will also understand common lumbopelvic disorders, an assessment of 9 different structures in the low back and pelvis that could contribute to these issues and complaints. Attendees will also learn to incorporate simple pelvic blocking techniques to help alleviate and correct common low back and pelvic complaints and produce great results for our patients and communities. 

2:30 pm
 – 3:30 pm
Clinical Science
CEDC
Managing the Dizzy Patient
Alliance 307

This presentation offers a unique opportunity to master the symptom of “dizziness” within your patients. In just one hour, you will learn the most common causes of dizziness and, more importantly, discover personalized treatment strategies for each. You will also see the evaluation and proven treatment approaches that consistently manage these diagnoses. Join Dr. Steele in unraveling the world of balance, the inner ear, and cervical sources of dizziness, and prepare to help more patients suffering from this treatable symptom. 

2:30 pm
 – 3:30 pm
Business/Chiropractic Principles
Modernizing Your Marketing For Exponential Growth
Academy 414

Too many chiropractors struggle to keep up with the latest strategies to keep their practice modern. You are a busy doctor, but you still desire a scalable and sellable practice that is not antiquated. As technology advances and other chiropractors in your community modernize their operations and marketing, you do not want to be left behind. This presentation will facilitate how you can modernize your marketing and communication with your community, patients, and team members to stay cutting-edge. 

2:30 pm
 – 3:30 pm
Chiropractic Assistants
CACEDC
Medicare Mastery – Understanding Medicare Part C
Academy 408

Would it surprise you to know that nearly 60% of Medicare aged patients now choose Medicare Part C over Part B? In the business of healthcare, we must stay on top of the important changes to the profession’s rules and regulations to be compliant. This knowledge is more critical than ever before with the increase in audits and recoupments. This training will reveal what you must know as a Participating or Non-Participating provider, and the most significant changes to be aware of for Medicare Part C. This session is designed for DC’s and their team members to support the goal of reducing risk in practice with Medicare. 

2:30 pm
 – 3:30 pm
Beyond BioHacking Strategies for Health and Longevity
CEDC
Age-Proof Your Brain
Summit 212

There is much more to keeping your brain in tip-top shape and lowering your risk for dementia than crossword puzzles, brain games, and Sudoku. But the statistics are staggering. Forty-seven million people have dementia worldwide, and that number is projected to double in the next 20 years. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. We—not our genes—can have control over our cognitive destiny. Significant and just-published studies point us to a compelling conclusion and powerful message: Serious mental decline is not an inevitable part of aging. Your short and long-term brain health is in your hands, and the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60% if the proper actionable steps are taken now.  

2:30 pm
 – 3:30 pm
California Mandatory
CEDC
Medical Errors
Academy 410

In this one-hour course, Dr. Friedman will explain the meaning of malpractice and how we can protect both the patient and the doctor from medical/chiropractic errorsHe will also discuss how critical the documentation is to accomplish this. 

3:30 pm
 – 4:00 pm
Expo Break
Expo Hall
4:00 pm
 – 5:30 pm
Keynote
The Infinite Game: A Conversation with Simon Sinek
Summit 212

Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning.  

 

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