Hundreds expected at Northwestern Homecoming

February 01, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—Hundreds of health professionals from across the country and around the world are expected to travel to Northwestern Health Sciences University this week to attend the College of Chiropractic Homecoming and Winter Gathering 2017.

The event, one of the largest activities each year on Northwestern’s Bloomington campus, is a chance for graduates to reconnect with their school and for them and others to benefit from continuing education and seminars discussing advances their profession.

Classes will range from sessions on concussion treatment and prevention to the health benefits of proper posture. A featured speaker will be former professional soccer player, charity founder and “Survivor: Africa” reality show winner Ethan Zohn, who will speak about his experience as a two-time cancer survivor.

The three-day event, which begins at 8 a.m. Thursday with Zohn’s keynote speech in Northwestern’s main auditorium, wraps up Saturday following a gala dinner for attendees at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel.

“We look forward to this event every year,” Northwestern President and CEO Chris Cassirer said. “Our alumni as well as health professionals from other schools and backgrounds come here to connect, to attend continuing education classes and to learn about the latest thinking and discoveries in health care.”

Cassirer said chiropractic and Northwestern’s other health-care disciplines are at the forefront of a movement in health and wellness that focuses on least invasive, clinically effective care that not only is good for patients but also is cost effective for consumers and society.

“This event is a great opportunity for us, our alumni and our professional partners to showcase everything we do and where our profession is headed,” he said. “It’s an exciting chance for all of us to learn from and build relationships with each other.”

For more about Northwestern’s Chiropractic Homecoming and Winter Gathering, please click here.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit

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