Fall Convention In-Person


September 20 & 21 | Cary, NC

Event Information:

  • Note: Information on this page is for the Fall Convention In-Person ONLY. For information on Virtual Convention, click here. For those registered for in-person attendance, you may also attend the Virtual Weekend.
  • The Early registration deadline is Tuesday, August 20th, 2024.
  • DCs can get up to 12 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.
  • CA Saturday class if for ** CEU. NCCA will submit CEU for you.
  • On-demand education starts on September 13 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on September 30th.
  • View Vendors at the event!

Early Registration Rates:

  • NCCA DC Member $320/ NCCA DC Non-Member $350
  • CA Member: $150/ CA Non-Member: $180
  • Guests: Don’t hesitate to contact the NCCA, marlene@ncchiro.org, for questions about guest options for lunch and reception. Children’s plates are not available.

Event Location & Lodging:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle, located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513

  • The hotel room block expires on August 20th or when it is full.
  • Standard Room rate: $169. Booking link.
  • Parking information: $5 overnight self-parking; valet is not available.

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    Online On-Demand Education

    On-Demand Seminars: Available Friday, September 13 - Monday, September 30th

    Mastering the Disc: Data and Study Deep Dive” with Dr. Jon Lesch

    2 CEUs

    In this seminar, Dr. Lesch examines the mechanical properties of the disc and how the disc is the predominant cause of pain in neck and back conditions. Attendees will learn how to definitively diagnose and treat the source of neck and back pain through the use of end range loading strategies and other evidence-based guidelines such as directional preference, centralization, obstruction to extension, and more. Doctors will be taught simple, yet highly effective, disc-bulge reducing exercises and mobilizations that will help both them and their patients. Dr. Lesch will then apply these same straightforward principles to HEADACHES as well. Learn how to quickly determine if a patient’s headaches are cervicogenic in nature and how to move forward with a proven treatment strategy. The material presented in this seminar helps the busy chiropractor get right to the root of the patient’s problem and in a way that patients can easily understand. Upon completion of this course, doctors will have a new set of diagnostic and treatment skills that can be applied Monday morning with an expectation for immediate and dramatic results with every new patient.


    “MRI Spine Interpretation: Age-Dating Disc Morphology” with Dr. Timothy Weir

    2 CEUs

    • Learn The most important reason for using MRI in the Chiropractic Practice.
    • Subluxation is NOT a “foot on a garden hose”. 
    • Discover 14 evidence-based accepted methods to Age-Date Herniated Discs
    • Study the 6 common Demonstrable Potential Pain Demonstrators
    • Learn Disc Morphology and you will then understand disc herniation
    • What is the difference between a herniation, protrusion and extrusion
    • Find out what percentage of time the radiologist is wrong…and why you need to know how to read your own MRI’s
    • Learn when an IMMEDIATE MRI is warranted.  
    • You will discover that there is so much you have been missing….but it is not too late!

    4 new NCMIC 


    Friday, September 20th

    *Registration desk opens at 11 am*

    Friday Seminars for DCs

    “Extremity Adjusting” with Dr. Alan Smith

    12:00 PM – 5:45 PM | 6 CEUs


    Sponsored by FootLevelers

    “Clinical Quality and Documentation Standards” with Dr. Kevin Sharp

    12:00 PM – 5:45 PM | 6 CEUs

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

    Sponsored by HNS


    "Cases and Queso" Chiropractic Reception

    5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join us for the chiropractic reception where you will get a chance to discuss chiropractic cases, engage in fellowship, and eat some tacos! 

    *Food and drink are available. Guests staying the hotel also have access to  grab free drinks and snacks at the Embassy Hotel. 

    Saturday, September 21st

    *Breakfast is available starting at 8:00 AM MORE INFO TO WHERE*

    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

    Cranial Sacral Therapy for Infants and Toddlers: Understanding and Practice ” with Dr. Kristine Tohtz

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 CEUs


    Whether you’re a seasoned healthcare practitioner seeking to expand your skill set or a newer graduate interested in specializing in pediatric care, this lecture provides a valuable introduction and understanding of Cranial Sacral Therapy for children under three years of age. Join us as we explore the gentle yet profound impact of CST in promoting health, wellness, and optimal development in our youngest patients.

    Course Objectives:

    -Develop a foundational understanding of CST principles

    -Review the anatomy of the infant skull, cranial sutures, and developmental anatomy, including a review of cranial nerve structure and function within the skull.

    – Highlight necessary history and assessments of infants and toddlers to identify restrictions, imbalances, and dysfunctions, including indications and contraindications for safety

    – Practice hands-on instruction in CST techniques specifically adapted for the pediatric population

    – Discussion of clinical use illustrated through case studies and real-life examples

    Sponsored by HNS

    Functional Neurology: Concussion Managementwith Dr. Adam Klotzek

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 CEUs

    This hands-on workshop introduces chiropractic physicians to the tools, examination procedures, and clinical applications they need to help those suffering from concussion. Effectively treating concussion patients is not as simple as just adjusting them. Learn the basics of what to know when evaluating
    a concussion patient and the basics of how this information influences your adjustments and other treatment approaches.

    Sponsored by Carrick Institute

    “Defrosting the Details: Billing and Coding Done Right” with Sheri Frost

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | for 3 CA CEU

    *This class is for CA Level I Renewal CEU. This class is not for DC CEU

    Start the morning with a billing and coding-focused lecture with expert Sheri Frost. In the afternoon, prepare for a deep dive into specific scenarios and explore what went wrong and how to fix it. Attendees can bring their own scenarios to work through; more information on parameters for this to come.

    Sponsored by Chiropractic Consultants of America


    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

    Immune Support & Identification of Common Childhood Illness ” with Dr. Kristine Tohtz

    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 3 CEUs

    After the COVID-19 pandemic, the discussion around the immune system and vaccination has been highlighted both in the media and in our practices.  This course is designed to equip our chiropractic physicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and best easily explain to patients the immune system and effectively identify common childhood illnesses. We will delve into various aspects of immune support, emphasizing preventative measures and early detection of illnesses to promote children’s health and well-being.

    Course Objectives:

    – Review the adaptive and innate immune systems and how they work to fight infection

    – Discuss TH1 & TH2 balance and herbal therapies to support both immune system arms

    – Examine the traditional and delayed vaccination schedule

    – Describe how to identify adverse vaccine reactions and how to report them

    – Discuss differences in presentation of common childhood conditions

    Sponsored by HNS

    Functional Neurology: Pain Resetwith Dr. Adam Klotzek

    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 3 CEUs

    This presentation has been developed with the objective of introducing chiropractors to the latest in pain neuroscience for the purpose of improving clinical outcomes regardless of one’s practice technique. By learning to understand how our nervous system processes and blocks pain we gain knowledge of what to do when our techniques fail.

    Sponsored by Carrick Institute

    “Defrosting the Details Part 2: Billing and Coding Ice Breakers” with Sheri Frost

    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Class for 3 CA CEU

    *This class is for CA Level I Renewal CEU. This class is not for DC CEU

    Prepare for a deep dive into specific scenarios and explore what went wrong and how to fix it. Attendees can bring their own scenarios to work through; more information on parameters for this to come.

    Sponsored by Chiropractic Consultants of America


    Alan Smith, DC

    Alan Smith, DC

    “Extremity Adjusting”

    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

    Kristine L. Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, Cert.MDT, CACCP, IFMCP

    Kristine L. Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, Cert.MDT, CACCP, IFMCP

    "Cranial Sacral Therapy for Infants and Toddlers: Understanding and Practice" & "Immune Support & Identification of Common Childhood Illness"

    Dr. Kris Tohtz graduated magna cum laude from the National University of Health Sciences in April 2001. While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a Diplomate in Acupuncture and in August 2009 received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association’s. After attending two supervised medical internships in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, she found advanced studies to be warranted and obtained her Master of Science in Acupuncture (MsAc) through the National University of Health Sciences graduating summa cum laude in August 2014. Dr Tohtz is a trained post-partum doula as well as completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and she is presently helping the ACA Pediatrics Council as their Diplomate Educational Co-Coordinator for which she won Chiropractor of the Year 2023.  She also successfully completed training to become a practitioner in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and holds a specialty teaching certificate from Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). She has served the ACA Acupuncture Council in all positions for over 10 years and served on the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations Acupuncture Board for 6 years. 

    Dr. Tohtz has been a clinician for over 23 years and is the owner and lead clinician at Serenity Family Wellness, a managing partner at Fusion Care, LLC, the Educational Co-Coordinator for the ACA Pediatric Council’s Diplomate Program and is a Chiropractic Physician and practicing Acupuncturist though the Veteran Administration at Post St. Lucie, Florida.  In her free time, she loves hiking, gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and dog. 

    Sponsored by HNS

    Adam Klotzek

    Adam Klotzek

    "Functional Neurology: Concussion Management" & "Functional Neurology: Pain Reset"

    Jon Lesch, DC

    Jon Lesch, DC

    "Mastering the Disc"

    Dr. Jonathan Lesch is a 1993 graduate of LeMoyne College and a 1997 graduate of New York Chiropractic College. He has been in private practice in Auburn, NY since 1998, specializing in spinal rehabilitation. Dr. Lesch has the distinction of being certified in both McKenzie Therapy and Mulligan Therapy for over 20 years. With his unique background, Dr. Lesch has been able to streamline some of the best techniques of the chiropractic, physical therapy and athletic training professions to form a simple and effective approach for the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the spine and extremities. The techniques are shared in his book End Neck & Back Pain & Enjoy Life Again: The Ultimate Guide for Immediate Relief and his popular seminar Mastering the Disc: Mechanical Assessment of the Spine & Extremities. Dr. Lesch has been the featured speaker at the North Carolina, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Virginia Chiropractic State Conventions, where he was given the title of best rated speaker. In his spare time, Dr. Lesch enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and four lovely daughters.


    Timothy Weir, DC, FPSC

    Timothy Weir, DC, FPSC

    "MRI Spine Interpretation: Age-Dating Disc Morphology"

    Dr. Weir graduated in 1981 from Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He spent the next 25 years practicing chiropractic, but ran out of steam.  He tried every chiropractic consultant, but still was ready to quit.  He took the same Activator seminar every year to get his license renewal.  Then in 2012, he decided that he loved PI patients, and focused on a PI practice.  So, he started on that journey.  He realized that it took more than a Palmer Diploma and 25 years of Activator seminars to do that…  This is where his education started.   The most important thing in the PI practice is having the right diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan and the credentials to back it up.  Now, he has a 45 page C.V., which include mini-fellowships in MRI Interpretation-Spine, MRI Interpretation-extremity, Qualifications in Spinal Trauma.  He also is the first chiropractor in the nation to receive a Fellowship in Primary Spine Care through the SUNY Jacobs School of Medicine-Buffalo.

    He is a full-time chiropractor, father, grandfather author and host of the award-winning national tv show “Loving Life with Dr Weir” seen by over 1,000,000 people last month.  You’ll find his passion for chiropractic and his love of life make him a favorite speaker.