Hundreds turn out for Northwestern Homecoming

Rob Karwath | February 01, 2017

Health professionals from across the country and around the world came to Northwestern Health Sciences University Feb. 2-4 to discuss the future of health care at the Chiropractic Homecoming and Winter Gathering 2017.

Hundreds of health professionals from across the country and around the world traveled to Northwestern Health Sciences University Feb. 2-4 to attend the College of Chiropractic's Homecoming and Winter Gathering 2017.

The event, one of the largest activities each year on Northwestern’s Bloomington campus, was 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. In all, about 1,000 attendees and presenters were on the Northwestern campus for the event.

Classes ranged from sessions on concussion treatment and prevention to the health benefits of proper posture. The featured speaker was former professional soccer player, charity founder and “Survivor: Africa” reality show winner Ethan Zohn, who spoke about his experience as a two-time cancer survivor and the health-care landscape. The three-day event wrapped up with 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.

Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services for more than 75 years. 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, 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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