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2020 spring Conference

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On March 12, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued the state's latest COVID-19 guidelines which include canceling or postponing gatherings of over 100 people. Due to this, the NCCA Spring Conference will NOT take place on March 27-29, 2020. The NCCA is saddened by this turn of events but as an organization must follow recommended government guidelines. We are currently working with the venue and speakers to choose the best course of action. Our intention is to postpone to a later date. We will update all attendees and membership with more information as it becomes available.

Please continue to be a resource to your patients as they deal with their uncertainty regarding this pandemic and look for more information and items to share with your patients next week from the NCCA.

NCBOCE Education: "Myofascial Trigger/Tender Point Dry Needling" with Dr. David Fishkin
6 Hours of CEU
12:00-6:00 PM

By the end of this course, the attendee will understand the various theories and models that underline dry needling technique, know all safety and indication/contraindication parameters for needling services, understand OSHA/NIOSH and WHO safety practices for Needle handling, understand Public Health safety practices in the clinical setting, and observe several applications of dry needling to understand practice integration. Upon achieving these objectives the learner will be prepared to undergo a full training program to become certified do deliver dry needling services safely and effectively to the public.

"Kinetic Chain from the Ground Up" Dr. Brian Jensen
6 Hours of CEU
12:00-6:00 PM

During this 6 hour course the instructor will discuss a bottom-up approach of assessment of the body with starting at the ground and moving up to the occiput. Learn how unilateral foot hyperpronation can stem from a weak glut medius muscle, and how dysfunction in breathing can affect spinal stability.

LaZoom's City Comedy Tour: Additional Registration Required
After Class

LaZoom’s citywide afternoon and evening tours are the best possible introduction to Asheville—even if you’ve lived here for years! Historical and hysterical it will feature loads of Asheville information, and incredible views of downtown Asheville, and more!

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

All attendees are invited to enjoy a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and breakfast!

"Subluxation Neurology" with Dr. Dan Murphy
7 Hours of CEU
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This class will integrate the clinical relationships between chronic spine pain and spinal mechanoreception. Class discussion will reveiw the clinical relevance of receptor-driven neuroplasticity, synaptogenesis, and transneural degeneration, as well as the relationship between mechanoreceptors, the sympathetic nervous system, and neuroimmunology.

"Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children" with Dr. Kevin J. Pallis
7 Hours of CEU
8:00 AM -12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The objective of this seminar is to give all DCs in attendance the clinical and scientific certainty to remove, evaluate and prevent VSC in children and adults of all ages. Far too many DC’s as clinicians restrict their practices unnecessarily to the traditional adult patient only when clinical evidence suggests otherwise.

"Converting Patients to Wellness Care, How to Achieve Astounding Practice Growth: A Paradigm Shift." with Dr. Kevin Sharp
*This class is not for CEU*
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

As the title indicates, the objective of this seminar is to help all chiropractors recognize and understand the paradigm shift needed in order to realize enormous, and sustainable growth, have greater influence over a patient’s health, and create lifetime chiropractic patients. We will be teaching a new approach to the management of a patient, beginning with the initial phone call to the final examination before wellness care begins.

"Fact or Fiction: Setting Your Fees (Cash vs. Insurance)" with Dr. Kevin Sharp and Mrs. Parker Binder
*This class is not for CEU*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In light of the many questions received regarding the new SHP Fee Schedule, Dr. Kevin Sharp and HNS’ CEO will attempt to separate fact from fiction regarding setting fees, relative to cash patients versus insurance patients.

Plated Luncheon and Dessert Hour
Exhibit Hall
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join us for some delicious food. Please note, all lunch attendees must have the food selection card with them.

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Stop by the Exhibit Hall to grab breakfast before heading to class.

“Improving Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management" with Dr. Richard Armstrong & Mr. Mike Allen
4 Hours of CEU
8:00 AM -12:00 PM

This program focuses on reducing risk and includes discussion of cervical artery dissection, social media pitfalls, CBD Oil and chiropractic, liability for employed chiropractors, professional boundary challenges, and much more.

"The Opiate Crisis and the Chiropractic Alternative" with Dr. Dan Murphy
4 Hours of CEU
8:00 AM -12:00 PM

This class is designed to put the current opiate crisis into a historical perspective, quantify its consequences on the American society, and to propose viable alternatives to opiate drugs for pain control. Class attenders will be conversant on the crisis and be able to explain why chiropractic care and its adjuncts are viable alternatives to opiate drugs for pain control.

NCBOCE Speaker: Dr. David Fishkin

Topic: "Myofascial Trigger/Tender Point Dry Needling"

Dr. Fishkin is a full-time practicing chiropractor since 1988 who graduated from NYCC and is also the founder of the Dry Needling Institute, LLC. He has been practicing and developing the Fishkin dry needling approach since 1998. He is the first chiropractor in the United States to establish a distinct therapy approach utilizing monofilament needles for the treatment of soft tissue and nervous system dysfunction. Dr. Fishkin states that this therapy is the perfect partner to chiropractic practice and philosophy, as it supports and enhances all manner of chiropractic clinical practice.

This education is open to all licensed Doctors of Chiropractic in North Carolina. If you are only attending this class, and not the full NCCA conference, please register with the NCBOCE.

Dr. Brian Jensen

Topic: "Kinetic Chain from the Ground Up"

Dr. Brian Jensen shares more than 20 years of practice experience in chiropractic colleges and seminars around the world, speaking on a wide variety of topics including orthotic therapy, structural preservation, breaking free of the medical model of healthcare, and innovations in nutrition. He practiced in Nebraska for 17 years. His practice focused on long-term wellness strategies and nutrition. Dr. Jensen is the Associate Director of Professional Education and Research for Foot Levelers.

This class is sponsored by Foot Levelers.

Dr. Dan Murphy

Topic: "Subluxation Neurology" & "The Opiate Crisis and the Chiropractic Alternative"

Dr. Daniel Murphy is one of the most knowledgeable and respected speakers and educators in the chiropractic profession. Dr. Murphy, a 1978 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College, began clinical practice in 1978 and, not long after, became a part-time faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West – a position that he still maintains to this day. Dr. Murphy’s post at Life has, perhaps, done more to shape his outstanding career than any other. “In reality, I do not know very much about anything, but I know a little about many different topics.” Dr. Murphy goes on to say, “Consequently, my value to our profession is that of an idea integrator, a dot connector. I want to improve my understanding of how chiropractic works and what we can do to make chiropractic more effective. I want to change the health attitude of the world. I will not retire.”

This class is sponsored by Nutri-West Blue Ridge.

Dr. Kevin J. Pallis

Topic: "Chiropractic Care for Infants and Children"

Dr. Kevin J. Pallis is a chiropractor who specializes in difficult cases with troubled and at-risk teenagers and young adults, who have fallen through the proverbial cracks. Some of his cases have included drug and alcohol issues, concussions, self harm, severe anxiety, anger and defiance issues, PTSD, emotional and behavioral issues, etc. He coaches doctors from the US and Canada on how to care for these difficult cases. He founded a movement called "Love Has No Color," which brings hope, health and dignity to kids living on a Native American reservation in Poplar, MT.

This class is sponsored by The New Renaissance.

Dr. Kevin Sharp

Topic: "Converting Patients to Wellness Care, How to Achieve Astounding Practice Growth: A Paradigm Shift." & "Fact or Fiction: Setting Your Fees (Cash vs. Insurance)" These classes are not for CEU.

Dr. Kevin Sharp, founder of Sharp Chiropractic in Winston Salem, NC is one of the country's foremost experts in the areas of compliant clinical documentation and insurance industry standards. His expertise includes a combination of active chiropractic practice, continuing education, teaching, consulting and advisory work.

This class is sponsored by HNS.

Dr. Richard Armstrong

Topic: “Improving Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management"

Dr. Richard Armstrong has been in provide practice for 32 years and provides expert testimony on behalf of NCMIC. Dr. Armstrong has participated in various research projects that have been published in the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, the most recent of which was recognized by NCMIC as the most significant peer reviewed chiropractic research published in 2017. He was also the author of the first clinical guideline for the chiropractic treatment of work related injuries in NC. Dr. Armstrong has provided expert review and testimony in malpractice cases for over 15 years. More recently, his malpractice work has resulted in a particular focus on cervical artery dissection. Given the potential sequelae of these ischemic events and their proposed causal relationship to cervical manipulation.

This class is sponsored by HNS.

Mr. Mike Allen

Topic: “Improving Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management"

Mr. Mike Allen is an attorney well-known for his expertise in chiropractic risk management. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law, and focuses his practice on the representation of health care providers in civil and regulatory matters. Mike also previously served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Trial Advocacy at Campbell University School of Law and is included in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Medical Malpractice Defense and Personal Injury Litigation. Mike is a frequent presenter to medical students, pharmacy students, and professional associations on topics related to managing litigation risks.

This class is sponsored by HNS.

Book Your Room Today: Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Address: 31 Woodfin St, Asheville, NC 28801. Phone: (828) 252-8211. If making reservations by phone, please reference the North Carolina Chiropractic Association Group and the dates of your stay.

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