2017 Annual License Renewal Seminar with UCERF

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‌Topics in Clinical Chiropractic:

Using Facts, Evidence and Experience to Enhance Chiropractic Care

Last chance to get all your CE hours in one weekend! 

Earn up to 20 hours 

Numerous speakers and a wide variety of truly relevant topics will make the weekend fly by! You are able to visit vendors, enjoy complimentary lunch on Saturday, and breakfast and snacks every day. All for one low price.


Subject to change without notice.

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 - 6 CE hours, including 1 CEU Professional Boundaries and 1 CEU Ethics

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

1:00 – 2:40 pm    Stroke and Chiropractic Neck Adjustments: The Whole Story

  • Methods used and estimations as to the incidence of cervical spinal manipulative therapy and subsequent vertebrobasilar ischemia. Review and describe cerebrovascular anatomy and hemodynamics.
  • Proposed patho-physiological mechanisms believed responsible for subsequent vertebrobasilar ischemia.
  • Past and present scientific literature to explore the evolution of what we think we know about the process of cervical spinal manipulative therapy and subsequent vertebrobasilar ischemia.
  • Radiographic signs of a vertebral artery dissection.

2:40 – 3:10 pm    Break in foyer

3:10 – 4:50 pm    Stroke and Chiropractic Neck Adjustments: The Whole Story (continues)

  • Issues and examination procedures related to patient assessment as well as vertebrobasilar ischemia recognition and proper diagnosis.
  • Currently suggested procedures and develop a vertebrobasilar ischemia plan of action.
  • Various perspectives and reveal bias in both public media and biomedical journals.
  • New theoretical concepts and prophylactic therapies.
  • Multiple examples of anti-chiropractic bias in the biomedical literature.
  • List and describe the most common red flags for a patient “at risk” for suffering vertebrobasilar ischemia following cervical manipulation.

4:50 - 5:20 pm     Break in foyer

5:20 – 7:00 pm    Neurology of Ethics and Boundaries

  • Pathways and brain locations involved in temptation.
  • Basic anatomy of the limbic system.
  • Using literature citations, explore how the brain strives for the realization of temptation from overeating to overcharging to inappropriate behavior in the clinical setting.
  • Basic anatomy of the pre-frontal cortex.
  • Neurological pathways involved in inhibition.
  • Engage the prefrontal cortex in the practical and clinical settings.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 - 8 CE hours, including 3 CEU X-ray, 1 CEU Abuse Recognition, 1 CEU Professional Boundaries

9:00 am - 6:00 pm  

9:00 – 9:50 am    Recognition of Child Abuse (1 abuse recognition)

  • Physical signs of child abuse.
  • Behaviors associated with abused children as well as their abuser(s), enablers and other victims.
  • Basic methods to recognize child and dependant abuse.
  • Abuse reporting criteria relevant to the state that you practice chiropractic.

9:50 – 10:40 am  Professional Boundaries: What Would You Do? (1 professional boundaries)

  • Aspects of a proper doctor-patient relationship.
  • Various professional boundaries and the need to respect them.
  • Ethical issues pertaining to the practice of chiropractic.

10:40 – 11:10 am Break in foyer

11:10 - Noon        Plain Films: What Do We See? (1 X-ray)

  • The most common plain film studies performed by doctors of chiropractic.
  • Common normal anatomical structures and variant anatomy common on plain film radiography.
  • The most common pathological findings likely to be seen by a doctor of chiropractic on plain film radiographs.

Noon – 1:00 pm   Catered lunch in the cafeteria

1:00 – 1:50 pm    Case Study: Combining Neurology, OBGYN and Radiology (1 X-ray)

  • Anatomical and pathological findings on magnetic resonance imaging studies.
  • Differential diagnoses associated with various magnetic resonance imaging findings.
  • “Red flags” that occur during pregnancy, indicating an underlying pathology.  

1:50 – 2:40 pm    Case Study: Combining Neurology, OBGYN and Radiology (continues) (1 X-ray)

  • Different surgical approaches to intracranial masses.
  • Signs of postoperative complications.
  • Types of experimental treatments for this type of condition.

2:40 – 3:30 pm    Stroke and Chiropractic Neck Adjustments: The Whole Story (continues) (1 CEU)

  • Scientific studies relating to laboratory testing of plasma homocystine levels and its relationship to vertebrobasilar ischemia from vertebral artery dissection.
  • Examples of bias against chiropractic cited in both the popular media as well as in biomedical journals.
  • Review of landmark articles regarding the issue of cervical manipulation and vertebrobasilar distribution ischemia. 

3:30 - 4:00 pm     Break in foyer

4:00 – 5:40 pm    Deflame Your Patients with Diet and Supplementation (2 CEU)

  • Expression of chronic inflammation.
  • Relationships between sugar and flour, and hyperglycemia and cytokine release.
  • Relationships between sugar, flour, and refined oils consumption and endotoxemia.
  • How chondrocytes, pancreas beta cells, endothelial cells and immune cells create inflammation when exposed to sugar and flour calories.
  • Dietary methods and supplements that reduce inflammation.
  • Methods to manage psychological stress and inflammation.
  • How sleep and exercise can reduce inflammation.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 - 6 CE hours

8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

8:00 – 9:40 am     The Facts about Opioid Medications (2 CEU)

  • How to recognize patients who may benefit from the proper use of medications, including opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Statistics regarding death from illegal versus prescribed drug use and compare to alcohol abuse.
  • Categories of prescribed pain medications and how opiods fit into the mix.  
  • Methods to enhance proper management of the chiropractic patient who may benefit from medical co-management.
  • Signs of misuse of medications, including opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Signs and situations ripe for opiod misuse.
  • How to synthesize knowledge of opiod misuse into proper management of the chiropractic patient who is being medically co-managed.

9:40 – 10:10 am   Break in foyer

10:10 – 11:50 am The Chemistry of Pain vs. Subluxation and Mechanical Back Pain (2 CEU)

  • The role that the glial cells play in the formation of neuronal synapses and in neuropathic pain syndromes.
  • The communication that goes on between neurons and between neurons and glial cells.

11:50 - 12:20 pm  Break in foyer

12:20 – 2:00 pm    Stroke and Chiropractic Neck Adjustments: The Whole Story (concludes) (2 CEU)

  • Studies suggesting that a high plasma homocystine level may be associated with vertebrobasilar dissection.
  • Genetic variants that might increase risk of arterial dissections.
  • The apparent link between folic acid, homocystine and risk of arterial dissection.
  • Studies suggesting that increasing folic acid intake can reduce plasma homocystine levels.
  • How to identify laboratory tests that may be useful in helping calculate an individual’s risk of suffering vertebrobasilar stroke following cervical manipulation.

If you have questions about the event, contact:

Office of Continuing Education
952/800-888-4777 ext. 446 or continuinged@nwhealth.edu

Co-sponsored by:

University Chiropractic Education Research Foundation (UCERF)

Tuition and Registration

Register on or before 11/20/17 and save $50.



Exhibitor opportunity

We offer exhibitor space, a catered lunch and plenty of breaks throughout the weekend so vendors and organizations can mingle with more than 200 doctors of chiropractic.


Doctors of chiropractic

CE hours

20 total
Friday: 6
Saturday: 8
Sunday: 6

Hours have been approved by: IA, FL, MN, ND, SD and WI. Wisconsin has approved for 20 hours with 2 Nutrition CHI180275.

Days & times

Fri., Dec. 1  1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 2  9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m
Sun., Dec. 3  8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Joseph S. Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN
David R. Seaman, DC
Christopher Major, DC, DACBR, ATC
AV Anderson, DC, MD
Amy Horton, DC
Michelle A. Mick (née Wessely), DC, DACBR, DipMEd

Read about our instructors


Northwestern Health Sciences University - Auditorium

Recommended Hotel

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington
3900 American Blvd. W.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Mention Northwestern for a discount

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