2021 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, November 3

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10 am - 5 pm

TBD

Alaska Chiropractic Society Board Meeting

By Invitation Only

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1 pm – 5 pm

Thunder 2

ChiroCongress Board Meeting

By Invitation Only

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1 - 5 pm

Akimel Pre-Function

Early Registration

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1 - 5 pm

Akimel 3-4

Early Exhibitor Set-Up

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4 – 6 pm

Thunder 2

ChiroCongress Cares Board Meeting

By Invitation Only

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5 pm

Free Time – Casual Meet-Up

Thursday, November 4

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7 - 10:30 am

Akimel 3-4

Exhibitor Set-Up

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7 - 8 am

Akimel 3-4

Welcome Breakfast with Exhibitors

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8 am - 5 pm

Akimel Pre-Function

Registration Open

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8 - 10:30 am

Ant

ED Round Table

Moderator: Dr. Rachel Wendt, Executive Director at Large, ChiroCongress Board of Directors

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8:30 - 10:30 am

Akimel 1-2

DC Round Table

Moderator: Dr. Brenda Holland, President, ChiroCongress Board of Directors

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9 am - 2 pm

Bird/Roadrunner

The Chiropractic Summit Meeting

By Invitation Only

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10:30 - 11 am

Akimel 3-4

Break with Exhibitors

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11 am - Noon

Akimel 1-2

General Session: Chiropractic Strategic Plan & Your Association

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Noon - 1 pm

Akimel Lawn

Lunch with Summit

Sponsored by Standard Process

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1 - 2:30 pm

Akimel 1-2

General Session: Becoming Relevant: How to Become a Defined Part of the Healthcare System

Spine Care Partners | Dr. Brian Justice – Multiple examples of successful and evolving state-wide health initiatives that are driving increased chiropractic utilization will be reviewed, emphasizing key implementation points.

These include:

  • What data collection is necessary to ‘level the playing field’ to clearly show a chiropractor’s value, yet still allow for ‘unity without the mandate of uniformity’.
  • Creating key relationships and policy changes using data and appropriate language.
  • Sharing experiential lessons learned when placing chiropractors into large physician groups, neurosurgical groups, ACOs, hospitals, health plans and integrated practices (different health environments need different chiropractic approaches/skill sets.)
  • Chiropractors as the communities first care option for spine related disorders: Primary Spine Care.

+ Speaker Showcase: Dr. Krista Burns

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2:30 - 3 pm

Akimel 3-4

Break with Exhibitors

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3 - 4:30 pm

District Meetings

District 1 with Dr. Gerald Stevens – HORSE

District 2 with Marc Abla – ANT

District 3 with Tiffany Stevens – QUAIL

District 4 with Dr. Chad Carpenter – DEER

District 5 with Dr. Garry Baldwin – SCORPION

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4:30 - 5:30 pm

Beehive Patio

Welcome Reception 

Sponsored by NCMIC                                          

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5:30 - 7 pm

Akimel Patio

Welcome Dinner

Sponsored by SecureCare

Friday, November 5

Breakfast on Own

Sponsored by Standard Process

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7 am - 5 pm

Akimel 3-4

Exhibitors Open

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8 - 9:30 am

Akimel 1-2

General Session Keynote: On Purpose With Purpose: A Blueprint for Living Your Best Life 

John Ramsted Is it possible, in these turbulent and uncertain times, to not only succeed in life, but also to exceed expectations? You will learn the three keys to owning your purpose, especially in difficult times and how your organization can emerge stronger through adversity.

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8 am - 4 pm

HORSE

FCLB Board Meeting

By Invitation Only

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9:30 - 10:30 am

Akimel 1-2

Breakout Session #1: Turning the Tide: An Association’s Breakthrough Toward Inclusion, Increased Utilization, and Reimbursement

Spine Care Partners | Dr. Tom Neuner & Kris Dowell – The Michigan Association of Chiropractic had a long and litigious relationship with BCBS Michigan and poor referral relations with most health systems. The engagement with a statewide collaborative, creating opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss mutual concerns, barriers and opportunities that impact the health of Michigan residence, was key in changing the relationships from adversarial to cooperative. This opened the door to multiple opportunities including increased public and provider trust, increased chiropractic utilization and reimbursement through value-based payment program inclusion.

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9:30 - 10:30 am

Bird/Roadrunner

Breakout Session #2: Succession Planning Panel 

Debbie Ryan, Barbara Contessa, Lori Grassi, and Dr. Vijay Patel

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10:30 - 11 am

Akimel 3-4

Break with Exhibitors

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11 am - 12:30 pm

Akimel 1-2

General Session: Self-care for Success 

Chris Atley Chris will share how self-care actually leads to success even though this is counter-intuitive for many. She will teach you practical tips for ditching the overwhelm, and creating a life and business that flows. You will also uncover the number one block preventing you from making empowered decisions to operate a life with more ease and fun! Join Chris to kick off our time together and step into a more resourceful version of yourself!

+ Speaker Showcase: Chiropractic, What a Feeling is Believing!

Dr. Monika BuergerHow we perceive our world shapes how we respond to our world. Perception-Response mechanisms are the foundation of physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. Dr. Buerger will combine the current chiropractic neuroscience with neuropsychiatry, neurodevelopment and the neurobiology of disease to help the audience understand how the chiropractic adjustment affects brain function and neurological integrity!

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12:30 - 1:30 pm

Akimel 3-4

Lunch

Sponsored by Foot Levelers

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1:30 - 3 pm

Akimel 1-2

General Session: Future of Our Workforce  

Aaron Reynolds

+ Speaker Showcase: Introduction to Cranial Facial Release Technique

Dr. Adam Del Torto – “Cranial Facial Release” (CFR) is an endonasal “Balloon Assisted” cranial adjusting technique that evolved from an earlier version called “Bilateral Nasal Specific” commonly used back in the early 1960’s-70’s. It primarily targets treatment of “Cranial Subluxations” caused by birth trauma, head injuries, etc., with main objective being to mobilize the cranial bones and optimize brain function. CFR is a recognized chiropractic technique and often works on last resort patients when all else has failed.

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1 - 5 pm

Ant

Clinical Compass Board Meeting

By Invitation Only

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3 - 3:30 pm

Akimel 3-4

Break with Exhibitors

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3:30 - 5 pm

Akimel 1-2

General Session: Becoming a Better You  

Chad Porter – Overcoming life’s challenges not only to survive but to become a better you in every aspect of your life.

+ Speaker Showcase: Excite, Inspire, and Motivate through Education

Cindy Howard, D.C. – Dr. Cindy will demonstrate how through education on topics in nutrition and functional medicine, chiropractors can address conditions beyond just musculoskeletal yet affect those conditions. Her goal is to entertain, while teaching concepts that can be utilized by chiropractors that have a variety of skill sets. She also want to encourage referrals within the profession. She will cover how chiropractors can address pain from the inside as well as the outside.

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5 - 6:30 pm

Akimel 3-4

Vendor Reception

Sponsored by Chiropractic Rocks

Saturday, November 6

Breakfast on Own

Sponsored by Standard Process

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7 - 11 am

Akimel 3-4

Exhibitors Open

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8 - 9:30 am

Akimel 1-2

ChiroCongress Annual Business & Membership Meeting

ChiroCongress Members Only; Special Guests by Invitation

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8 am - Noon

Horse

FCLB Board Meeting

By Invitation Only 

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9:30 - 10:15 am

Akimel 1-2

National Updates

ACA, ICA, CCGPP, FCLB, NBCE, ABCA, F4CP, Summit

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10:15 - 11 am

Akimel 3-4

Break with Exhibitors

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11 am - 1 pm

Akimel 1-2

Future of Chiropractic III

Moderators: Dr. Ray Foxworth, Dr. Jay Greenstein

Register Now!

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We hope you’ll join us for ChiroCongress’ 2021 convention in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona! Early bird registration is only available through September 24 and our room block is filling, so be sure to secure your spot.