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TCC Convention - Course Schedule*

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Courses lasting longer than three hours will include a break or breaks as appropriate.

* Schdule as of May16, 2014; subject to change.


Thursday, July 17

Keynote Session

Topic:The Subluxation complex and the Chiropractic Adjustment

Panelists:
Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN
Michael Ramcharan, DC, MPH
Robert Routh, PhD
David Schimp, DC, DACNB, DAAPM
David Taylor, DC, DABCN, FIACN

Time: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Course Description: This session will begin the conference by discussing the philosophy and science of the core element of chiropractic, the subluxation complex. Presented in a panel discussion format, distinguished experts will discuss a series of topics that will tie philosophy with evidence and give participants a greater understanding why there is power in the adjustment. Topics for this session include:

  • The philosophical constructs of the subluxation from Palmer, Janse, Harper and others
  • A review of the anatomy and innervation of the spinal motion segment
  • The neurologic pathways associated with spinal dysfunction and pain
  • The neurologic effects of spinal manipulation
  • The current evidence for the subluxation complex and the spinal adjustment

Topic:Patient Evaluation and Diagnosis - An Evidence-Based Approach

Panelists:
Bill Defoyd, MA, DC
Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN
David Taylor, DC, DABCN, FIACN

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Course Description: An expert panel will discuss the validity of the orthopedic and neurolgic examination and focus on current evidence that supports good diagnostic decisions. The discussion will also include documenting the examination, understanding imaging considerations and incorporating outcome measures.

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Friday, July 18

Topic: Disorders of the Spine - Patient Management and Treatment

Panelists:
Jesse Coats, DC, RPh, DAAPM, CCSP
Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN
Michael Ramcharan, DC, MPH
Robert Routh, PhD

Time: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

 

Course Description: An expert panel will present and evidence informed approach to diagnosing and managing common spine pain diagnoses. Particular attention will be given to the effects of spinal manipulation as a treatment. Additional topics will include medical management of spine pain and using outcome measures in patient management decisions.

Topic: Multi-Disciplinary Relationships: The Keys to Success for the 21st Century Chiropractic Practice

Instructor: Kurt Juergens, DC, CCSP (sponsored by Foot Levelers)

Time:1 - 5 p.m.

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Topic: Ethics and Risk Management
(Required TBCE Hours

Instructor: Michele Quattlebaum, JD

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Course Description:

 

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Saturday, July 19

Topic: Ethics and Risk Management
(Required TBCE Hours

Instructor: Michele Quattlebaum, JD

Time: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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Topic: Improving Chiropractic Outcomes Through Nutrition

Instructor: Joseph Biernat, DC (sponsored by Standard Process)

Time: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Course Description: This program will address history and examination procedures commonly used in patient examination with a look at what has been demonstrated to be effective. This includes a brief discussion of terms necessary to understand how evidence based chiropractic is evaluated.

Topic: Managing Advanced Conditions of the Spine

Panelists:
Michael Ramcharan, DC, MPH
David Schimp, DC, DACNB, DAAPM
David Taylor, DC, DABCN, FIACN

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Course Description: An expert panel discusses diagnosing and treating more advanced conditions of the spine including central and lateral stenosis, cauda equina syndrome and myelopathies. Included will be discussion on various treatments available, and the efficacy, risks and expected outcomes of those treatments.

Topic: Chiropractic Radiologic Technology (Rad Tech Program Only)

Instructor: Larry Wyatt, DC, DACBR, FICC

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Course Description: This presentation will review: 1) Introduction and recent advances in diagnostic imaging technology; 2) Tips and tricks in the x-ray suite; 3) Review of x-ray protection procedures; 4) Common pitfalls in diagnostic imaging; 5) Enhancing proper x-ray positioning techniques; and 6) Practical application of x-ray physics.

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