spring conference

 

April 12 & April 13 | Wilmington, NC

Event Information:

  • Early registration deadline is Tuesday, March 12, 2024.
  • The NCCA will kick off the event with an Island Escape Welcome Reception Friday evening!
  • DCs can get up to 13 hours of CEUs in-person and 6 hours of on-demand education.
  • DCs can also get up to 2 self-reported hours for visiting with exhibitors.
  • On-demand education starts on April 5th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 15th. 
  • View Vendors At the Event!

Registration Rates:

  • NCCA DC Member  $320 / NCCA DC Non-Member $350
  • CA Member: $150 / CA Non-Member: $180
  • Guests: Please contact the NCCA, marlene@ncchiro.org, for questions about guest options for lunch and reception. Child plates are not available.

Event Location & Lodging:

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, 301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • $209 Historic View / $219 River View.
  • Room block expires Tuesday, 3/12/2024, or when full.
  • Book Online– Please note you will need to adjust dates. If the room rate changes, that means the room block for that date is full. 
  • Book by calling in (1-800-Hiltons) and mention group code CHI
  • Parking information: $17/day self-parking and $25 valet

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

    Online On-Demand Education

    On-Demand Seminars: Available Friday, April 5th - Monday, April 15th

    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. See the full description under Friday’s in-person class

     


    “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!

    Food Sensitivities on Gut Health” with Dr. Robert Silverman

    2 CEUs

    In this insightful new presentation, Dr. Robert Silverman leads you through the latest developments in a comprehensive approach to treatment for improved digestive health and overall well-being. Dr. Silverman presents the latest evidence-based research into zonulin/occludin expression and its role in gut permeability and explains the role of food sensitivities in the inflammation cascade. He also discusses leading-edge options for accurate blood testing to detect food sensitivities, zonulin/occludin, LPS, and candida levels, including inflammation. He will also share strategies for interpreting the results. Based on test results, Dr. Silverman draws on his expert knowledge to provide protocols for essential supplementation and performance nutrition. 

    Join Dr. Silverman as he explains how to quickly incorporate food sensitivity and zonulin testing into your practice. 

    Sponsored by KBMO Diagnostics

    Friday, April 12th

    *Registration desk opens at 8 am*

    Friday Seminars for DCs

    Transitioning to Wellness” with Dr. Kevin Sharp

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 CEUs

    This program is designed to help you have greater influence over your patients’ health, create lifetime chiropractic patients, and help you achieve significant (and sustainable) practice growth.

    Sponsored by HNS


    “Back to the Basics-Search Pattern Identification. What Could be Walking Through your Door?” with Dr. Alicia Yochum

    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 4 CEUs

    This is a case-based lecture pulling from cases read for chiropractors across the nation. We will review a wide range of pathology from sports injury, arthritis, infection and neoplasm, all of which have come through practicing Chiropractors’ doors. Proper utilization of imaging will be covered, and this will remind the practicing doctor that arthritis is not the only pathology that could come through their door!

    Sponsored by FootLevelers


    “Mastering the Disc” with Dr. Jon Lesch

    The Evaluation & Treatment of Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Headaches

    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 4 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.

     

    Evening Island Escape Welcome Reception

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join us for our fun Island Escape Welcome Reception.  You will feel transported to the tropics with the sounds and vibes of the islands. See you there!

    Saturday, April 13th

    *Breakfast is available starting at 8:00 AM in tHE EXHIBIT HALL*

    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

    “Improve Mitochondrial Health for Better Wellbeing” with Dr. Dan Murphy

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 CEUs

    Increased Health, Energy & Wellness Through Laser Physiology, Chiropractic Care & Innate Nutrition. This course explores increased health, energy & wellness through laser physiology, chiropractic care & innate nutrition.

     

    Sponsored by Erchonia


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

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3 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


    CA Class – “(C)A to Z: Improving your Role, Office, and Understanding in 2024” with Liz Nieland

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Not for CEU

    Class Description: (C)A to Z focuses on improving Chiropractic Assistants roles within the Office to improve Patient Experience & how they play a vital part in the Revenue Cycle Management of a Practice.  This class will provide live, in-person training with chiropractic physicians & experienced chiropractic assistants on how to manage patient finances, communicate with insurance companies, attorneys, liability insurances and outside providers. Your Chiropractic Assistants will leave knowing how to effectively manage the day-to-day responsibilities in an effective & efficient manner to provide exceptional patient experience for your Practice.

    Luncheon

    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

    “Improve Mitochondrial Health for Better Wellbeing” with Dr. Dan Murphy

    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 3 CEUs

    Increased Health, Energy & Wellness Through Laser Physiology, Chiropractic Care & Innate Nutrition. This course explores increased health, energy & wellness through laser physiology, chiropractic care & innate nutrition.

    Sponsored by Erchonia


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

    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 3 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


    CA Class – “(C)A to Z: Improving your role, office, and understanding in 2024” with Liz Nieland

    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Not for CEU

    Class Description: TBA

    Speakers:

    Alicia Yochum, RN, DC, DACBR, RMSK

    Alicia Yochum, RN, DC, DACBR, RMSK

    "Back to the Basics-Search Pattern Identification. What Could be Walking Through your Door?"

    Alicia M. Yochum RN, DC, DACBR, RMSK received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Point Loma Nazarene University and then worked in the ICU for one year before matriculating to Logan College of Chiropractic where she graduated Sum Cum Laude in 2011. She completed her imaging residency at Logan in 2015 and received her DACBR becoming the first second-generation DACBR in the history of chiropractic. Dr. Yochum has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured around the country and internationally. She completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal advanced imaging at Logan University with an emphasis on musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Yochum is currently practicing in Denver Colorado at Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center. 

    Sponsored by FootLevelers

    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.

     

    Daniel Murphy, DC

    Daniel Murphy, DC

    “Improve Mitochondrial Health for Better Wellbeing”

    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.”

    Sponsored by Erchonia

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    "Transitioning to Wellness" & “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

    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. 

    Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR

    Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR

    "Food Sensitivities on Gut Health"

    Dr. Robert Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist, national/international speaker, author of Amazon’s #1 bestseller “Inside-Out Health,” founder and CEO of Westchester Integrative Health Ctr. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and has a Master of Science in human nutrition. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. Dr. Silverman is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and the media. Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice, a frequently published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications.

    Dr. Silverman was the principal investigator on two Level 1 laser FDA studies.

    His new book, Amazon’s best seller, Immune Reboot, was released in December 2022.

    Instagram- @drrobertsilverman | Facebook- @drrobertsilverman

    Sponsored by KBMO Diagnostics

    Elizabeth Nieland

    Elizabeth Nieland

    (C)A to Z: Improving your role, office, and understanding in 2024

    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 private consultant for many Chiropractic Software Companies.  She is currently the CFO of GMINI Investments, Inc., a small-business consulting & investment firm and an active participant with the NCCA.