spring conference

 

March 10 – March 12 | Pinehurst, NC

Event Information:

  • DCs can get up to 14 hours of CEUs in-person and 8 hours of on-demand education. DCs can also get up to 2 self-reported hours for visiting with exhibitors.
  • Doctors of Chiropractic are required to get at least 10 “in-person” hours per renewal period.
  • There are a total of 6 CCA Level I Renewal CEUs available on Friday & Saturday. 
  • On-Demand Education starts on Friday, March 3rd, and ends at 11:59 pm on Monday, March 13th. It will be available through the CE21 Portal.
  • Attendees will get a chance to win a two-night stay at the Pinehurst Resort, as well as other prizes. Keep your eyes peeled for more information. Attendees must be present to win.
  • View Vendors At the Event!

Event Location & Lodging:

Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst, NC 28374

  • *NCCA Room Block at Pinehurst Resort is Full
  • Parking is free. Valet parking is available only for hotel guests.

The NCCA is securing a room block at a nearby property. We will post that information on here as soon as we have it.

Attendees who need to book accommodation can choose from one of these nearby locations:

Parking is free at Pinehurst Resort, where classes take place, allowing convenience for those staying off-site.


The NCCA and its events adhere to policies and protocols applicable to the venue location, including those related to COVID-19.

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Early Registration Rates:

Rates go up on February 8, 2023

  • NCCA DC Member  $290
  • NCCA DC Non-Member $320
  • CA Member: $150
  • CA Non-Member: $180
  • Guest: $150

Schedule of Events:

Download the printable schedule of events. Click here for the event layout.

Friday, march 3rd – Monday, march 13th

On-demand Seminars

“Legal and Ethical Aspects of Diversity and Cultural Awareness” by Dr. Mario Fucinari

2 hours of CEU

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will define the concept of implicit or unconscious bias
  • Describe acceptable terms for gender and sexual identity in the community
  • Integrate policies and procedures that embrace acceptance and empathy rather than awareness and tolerance
  • Explore and practice forms and words that encourage respect and resolution to conflicts and demanding situations between individuals, which will eliminate discriminatory behaviors
  • And more.

“Implicit Bias Training for Chiropractic” by Dr. Mario Fucinari

2 hours of CEU

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how biases can influence office decisions and healthcare
  • Develop greater self-awareness of our cultural tendencies, recognizing nuances of our own culture and the culture of others
  • Explore and practice words and actions that encourage respect and resolution to conflicts and demanding situations between individuals, which will eliminate discriminatory behaviors
  • And more.

“Ethical Use of Social Media”

2 hours of CEU

Description TBA

Sponsored by NCMIC

Friday, March 10th

*Registration desk opens at 11 am

Friday Seminars for DCs & CAs

 

“What You Say Can Hurt You” & “Successful Integration of Chiropractic in Sports Medicine” with Dr. Sokoloff

1:00 PM – 5:00  PM | 4 CEUs

“What You Say Can Hurt You” Course Objective:

This program will help a Doctor of Chiropractic maintain a position in sports medicine by avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes when treating athletes. They make common errors at all levels of sports medicine from youth to professionals, in all healthcare occupations. Proper communication and documentation are keys to long successful relationships in the sports health world.

“Successful Integration of Chiropractic in Sports Medicine” Course Objective:

Chiropractic is an essential part of any team in the everyday care of athletes. At the Olympic, professional and college levels, they form great relationships with the common goal of athletic rehabilitation, injury prevention, and wellness. Why to many relationships fail? Dr. Sokoloff will provide those answers and how to make the relationship a success.

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA


“Clinical Quality and Documentation Standards” with Dr. Sharp

1:00 PM – 5:00  PM | 4 CEUs

Improve the quality of care and treatment outcomes through the use of best practices and superior clinical documentation and promote patient safety and reduce malpractice risk.

Sponsored by HNS


CA Class – “Making the Most of your Reimbursement” with Sheri Frost

1:00 PM – 5:00  PM | 4 CCA Level I CEUs *This class is not for DC CEU. CA can obtain CCA Level I Recertification by attending applicable Friday & Saturday education

Class Objectives:

  • Understanding how out-of-state policies affect your verification process and reimbursement
  • Loading the right information into your software each time
  • Correcting Claims – do’s and don’ts
  • Changes to modifiers and codes
  • Balance Billing – what it is and why it’s illegal
  • Changes in 2023 – what to expect
  • Hodge Podge – an assortment of one-item topics that will help you get paid the first time

Sponsored by ChiroBillNC

NCCA Welcome Reception

5:oo PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for a Welcome Reception at Cardinal Ballroom, where we will announce the winner of a 2-night stay at Pinehurst Resort.

Saturday, March 11th

*Breakfast is available starting at 8:00 AM in the Cardinal Ballroom

Talking TIC Over Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

A Peer-to-Peer Motivational Conversation Space. Grab your Breakfast and Join Your Fellow DCs.

Saturday Seminars: Morning Schedule for DCs & CAs

“Chiropractic Exponentially: The Technology Adjustment” with Dr. Greenstein

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 CEUs

This session will discuss the overview of technologies, it’s implications for the chiropractic profession and the patients we serve, and lay out a recommended action plan for our future. Disruption is the present, and prosperity is in our collective future, as long as we apply these emerging technologies in the most efficient and effective ways to drive even greater value and impact.

Sponsored by InfinEdi


“Mastering the Extremities and Spine the Wong Way” with Dr. Wong

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 CEUs

This course teaches Chiropractors evaluation and adjusting techniques for all regions of the spine and extremities. To this end discussion of anatomy, common clinical conditions, and discernable patterns of subluxation in all body regions spans the 12 hours. Starting at the feet, the class works its’ way up through the lower extremity, the pelvis, the spine, shoulders, ribs, upper extremity, neck, and jaw. The importance of the feet for whole-body stability is one of the core concepts of the class. When the arches of the feet have problems being too flat or too high, the body undergoes stress patterns, and a multitude of clinical ailments throughout the body may result. This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, look for subluxation patterns, treat them and help their patients with home and lifestyle care. It involves hands-on examination/evaluation, modeling adjusting techniques, usage of physiotherapy modalities (i.e. cold laser, etc.), elastic taping protocols, and exercise procedures for all appropriate regions of the body. We also cover the usage and marketing of ancillary products (custom orthotics, pillows, etc.) that are helpful for our patients and our practice.

Sponsored by FootLevelers


“Clinical Quality Cont.” with Dr. Sharp & “Improving Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management” with Dr. Armstrong and Mr. Allen

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 CEUs

“Clinical Quality Cont” Class Description (9:00 am – 11:00 am):

Improve the quality of care and treatment outcomes through the use of best practices and superior clinical documentation and promote patient safety and reduce malpractice risk.

“Improving Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management” Course Description (11:00 am – 12:00 pm):

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

Sponsored by HNS


CA Class – “Compliance in Chiropractic” with Liz Nieland

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 2 CCA Level I CEUs *This class is not for DC CEU. CA can obtain CCA Level I Recertification by attending applicable Friday & Saturday education.

Compliance in Chiropractic will review with your chiropractic team the importance of Compliance, in accordance with Medicare & OIG requirements. Your team will leave with the knowledge for Compliance for a Chiropractic Office and have the tools necessary to work with their providers to ensure that a clinic’s compliance policies are up-to-date and review, address & resolve any issues to provide a functional & compliant Chiropractic Office.

 

Luncheon & Dessert Hour

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Please join us for lunch to recharge before the next education session.

Saturday Seminars: Afternoon Schedule for DCs & CAs

“Improving Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management Cont.” with Dr. Armstrong and Mr. Allen| 3 CEUs

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 3 hours of CEU

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

Sponsored by HNS


“Mastering the Extremities and Spine the Wong Way Cont.” with Dr. Wong

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 3 hours of CEU

This course teaches Chiropractors evaluation and adjusting techniques for all regions of the spine and extremities. To this end discussion of anatomy, common clinical conditions, and discernable patterns of subluxation in all body regions spans the 12 hours. Starting at the feet, the class works its’ way up through the lower extremity, the pelvis, the spine, shoulders, ribs, upper extremity, neck, and jaw. The importance of the feet for whole-body stability is one of the core concepts of the class. When the arches of the feet have problems being too flat or too high, the body undergoes stress patterns, and a multitude of clinical ailments throughout the body may result. This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, look for subluxation patterns, treat them and help their patients with home and lifestyle care. It involves hands-on examination/evaluation, modeling adjusting techniques, usage of physiotherapy modalities (i.e. cold laser, etc.), elastic taping protocols, and exercise procedures for all appropriate regions of the body. We also cover the usage and marketing of ancillary products (custom orthotics, pillows, etc.) that are helpful for our patients and our practice.

Sponsored by FootLevelers


“Bellies, Babies & BM’s – Chiropractic Pregnancy and Pediatric Care” with Dr. Hedgepeth

2:00 PM–5:00 PM | 3 hours of CEU

You will cover cases and chiropractic treatments related to these special populations. Leaving the attendee with better ways to serve their community in these groups, using case reviews, treatment plans, and tips and tricks Dr. Hedgepeth has developed over the past 21 years in practice.

 


CA Class – “Becoming a Stellar Chiropractic Assistant” with Liz Nieland

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | *This class is not for CEU. 

Becoming a Stellar Chiropractic Assistant will focus on utilizing an “Experience-Driven” model within a Chiropractic Office. We will walk your team through creating an Exceptional experience for the team, which in turn creates an Amazing Experience for your patients. This course is designed to provide your team with the “Why behind the What” when it comes to all aspects of practice and creating an experience that is significant for your practice.

Sunday, March 12th

*Breakfast is available starting at 7:00 AM in the Cardinal Ballroom

Sunday Seminar

“Mastering the Extremities and Spine the Wong Way Cont.” with Dr. Kevin Wong

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 4 CEUs

This course teaches Chiropractors evaluation and adjusting techniques for all regions of the spine and extremities. To this end discussion of anatomy, common clinical conditions, and discernable patterns of subluxation in all body regions spans the 12 hours. Starting at the feet, the class works its’ way up through the lower extremity, the pelvis, the spine, shoulders, ribs, upper extremity, neck, and jaw. The importance of the feet for whole-body stability is one of the core concepts of the class. When the arches of the feet have problems being too flat or too high, the body undergoes stress patterns, and a multitude of clinical ailments throughout the body may result.

This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, look for subluxation patterns, treat them and help their patients with home and lifestyle care. It involves hands-on examination/evaluation, modeling adjusting techniques, usage of physiotherapy modalities (i.e. cold laser, etc.), elastic taping protocols, and exercise procedures for all appropriate regions of the body. We also cover the usage and marketing of ancillary products (custom orthotics, pillows, etc.) that are helpful for our patients and our practice.

Sponsored by FootLevelers

Speakers:

Alan Sokoloff, DC, D.A.C.B.S.P.

Alan Sokoloff, DC, D.A.C.B.S.P.

"What You Say Can Hurt You" & "Successful Integration of Chiropractic Care into Sports Medicine"

Dr. Alan Sokoloff, or “Dr. Sok,” as his patients refer to him, is the owner/clinic director of the Yalich Clinic Performance and Rehabilitation in Glen Burnie, MD, where he has practiced for 30 years. He continues to be the team chiropractor for 2 times Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens of the NFL since 1999. Dr. Sok is the current president of the Professional Football Chiropractic Association. Dr. Sok was selected as Maryland’s Chiropractor of the Year 2001-2 and the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year 2006. He holds a post-graduate degree as a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Sok was appointed to the USA Olympic Medical Team for the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA

Jay Greenstein, DC, CGFI-L1, CKTP, FMS

Jay Greenstein, DC, CGFI-L1, CKTP, FMS

"Chiropractic Exponentially: Building the Practice and Profession of the Future"

Dr. Jay is the founder and CEO of Kaizenovate, a technology company that builds custom mobile apps for chiropractic practices helping doctors improve outcomes and income. He is also the founder and CEO of the Kaizo Health Companies. The Kaizo Health companies are comprised of:

  • Kaizo Health is a multilocation chiropractic and rehabilitation practice.
  • KaizoX is a sports performance and personal training company.
  • And Kaizo Clinical Research Institute is a 501-c3 non-profit that runs clinical trials to identify best practices. The Institute is part of a large multi-year NIH study evaluating emerging Healthtech interventions for musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Jay is a task force member for the Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan and is the current Chairman of the ChiroTech Consortium Workgroup. He is also the chairman of the Federation of International Chiropractic du Sport’s World Olympians Scholarship Program. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Clinical Compass.

Sponsored by InfinEdi

Kevin Wong, DC

Kevin Wong, DC

“Mastering the Extremities and Spine the Wong Way”

Dr. Kevin M. Wong is a 1996 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West. He graduated as Class Valedictorian with Clinical Excellence and Student Fellow Awards. He spent his first 4 years practicing as an Associate DC while teaching part-time at PCCW. He then established his own private practice with his wife, Dr. Isabel, which he continues to operate today.

He has been a practicing Chiropractor and Continuing Education Instructor for over 24 years. He has developed specialties in the feet, shoulders, and extremities but of course, loves treating the spine. He also writes articles for Chiropractic Economics, The American Chiropractor, and Dynamic Chiropractic.

Sponsored by Footlevelers

Kevin Sharp, DC

Kevin Sharp, DC

"Clinical Quality and Documentation Standards"

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.

Sponsored by HNS

Richard Armstrong, DC

Richard Armstrong, DC

"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.

Sponsored by HNS

Mr. Mike Allen

Mr. Mike Allen

"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.

Sponsored by HNS

Donna Hedgepeth, DC

Donna Hedgepeth, DC

“Bellies, Babies & BM’s – Chiropractic Pregnancy and Pediatric Care”

Dr. Hedgepeth, DC, DACCP is a chiropractor with a diplomate specialty in chiropractic care for pregnancy and pediatrics. She has practiced in her hometown of Raleigh since 2001 after graduating as Valedictorian of Palmer College of Chiropractic. She runs an office that is filled with crazy kids, their parents and all the fun that goes with that on an average workday. When not getting spit up on or debating which sticker is the best with her patients at the office she is a busy chauffer, chaperone and champion pokemon go trainer.

Sheri Frost

Sheri Frost

"Insurance in 2022-2023 – Making the Most of your Reimbursement"

Chirobill NC has been serving North Carolina Chiropractors since 2015. They employ a team of credentialed billers and coders who accumulatively have more than 50 years in the industry. Sheri Frost, the principal owner has been working in chiropractic since 2010, having previously spent 25 years as a non-profit executive.  Sheri has advanced degrees and credentials in health care administration and emergency management with more than 35 years of experience in project management and training & development.

Sponsored by ChiroBillNC

Elizabeth Nieland

Elizabeth Nieland

"Becoming a Stellar Chiropractic Assistant" & "Hands-on Roundtable"

Elizabeth Nieland has been a Chiropractic Assistant since 2004.  She has been active in all positions within a high-volume practice in Wilkesboro, NC with her husband Dr. James Nieland where she has developed the skills and background needed to build a successful practice.  During that time, she expanded her knowledge beyond Chiropractic and worked with companies like Novant Health to learn the dynamic of Medical & Hospital Practice Management.  

She has continued her passion for the Chiropractic Profession and shared her skills and expertise throughout the United States during her time as the Director of Quality Improvement for SIDECAR, LLC Billing Services and as a consultant for many Chiropractic Software Companies.  She is currently an Advisor for SIDECAR, LLC on their Billing Advisory Board and an active participant with the NCCA.