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Superhighway to Health: 7 Steps to Optimizing the Gut-Brain Connection 8 CE DC / 4 Nutrition

Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join Dr. Robert Silverman, an industry expert, for an insightful 8-hour presentation as he discusses the 2-way link between the gut and the brain, and the essential role of the gut microbiome for vibrant health. He will explore how the gut and the microbiome can be damaged and thrown out of balance while providing an exclusive 7-step program for restoring optimal function in the body. The central role of the vagus nerve, the relationship between gut health and the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, will also be discussed.

This presentation will include treatment approaches for SIBO and new leading-edge protocols for the gut-lung axis. Dr. Silverman, in this updated presentation, will share a leading-edge natural approach to improving our, and our patients’ health through enhanced immune-boosting strategies. Lastly, Dr. Rob will elucidate the unrecognized gut aspects of concussions and learn a treatment protocol that can lead to faster recovery.

Sponsored by Nutri Dyn


Applying Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain: Evidence-Based Care, Communication Within the Healthcare System and Being Thorough in a Busy Practice

Friday 8:00 am - 9:45 am - Opening General Session

Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC

Dr. Donald Murphy introduces an evidence-informed, patient-centered approach to the application of the biopsychosocial model in the diagnosis and management of patients with Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy. Attendees benefit from a deeper dive into the pathophysiology of cervical and lumbar radiculopathy along with the management of more complex cases.
The CRISP® protocols involve the practitioner asking the Three Essential Questions of Diagnosis:
Do the presenting symptoms reflect a visceral disorder, or a serious or potentially life? 2. Where is the pain coming from? 3. What is happening with this person as a whole that would cause the pain experience to develop and persist?

Diagnostic question #1 considers traditional “red flag” conditions such as cancer, infection, fracture and cauda equina syndrome as well as other medical conditions that can produce pain in the spine such as gastrointestinal, genitourinary and neurological disorders.

Diagnostic question #2 considers the possible presence of four clinical entities that can produce pain: Disc derangement, Joint dysfunction, Radiculopathy, Myofascial trigger points.

Diagnostic question #3 considers mechanical, neurophysiological and psychological perpetuating factors such as Dynamic and passive instability, Nociceptive system sensitization, Oculomotor dysfunction, Fear, Catastrophizing, Passive coping, Low self-efficacy,

Depression, Anxiety, Hypervigilance for symptoms, Cognitive fusion, Perceived injustice.
In any given patient, one or more (usually more) of these factors contributes to the overall clinical picture, and there is often great interaction between the factors. Therefore, in most patients a multimodal approach is required. There are a number of general approaches that are applicable to all patients, as well as specific approaches that are designed to address the individual elements that make up the diagnosis.

It is also important to reiterate that the various pain generating and perpetuating factors listed above are inextricably linked. In other words, while the biological, psychological and social factors are discussed individually in this book series for learning purposes, it is essential for the practitioner to think and act in terms of the patient and the spine related disorder that he or she is experiencing being an integrated whole.

Asking and answering the three questions of diagnosis, and applying therapeutic approaches that address the relevant factors, is what makes up the mechanics of the CRISP® protocols. However, it must be realized that the real value of CRISP® comes in the whole, rather than the sum of its parts. That is, the most important application of CRISP® is in its context.


Chiropractic Nutrition Module 2 1 - 12 CE DC/12 Nutrition

Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 ¼ Hour Lunch Break) 

Saturday 8:30 am - 3:15 pm (1 ¼ Hour Lunch Break). Exam at the end of class.


Please note, Module 1 has been moved from August 22-23 to September 25-26 at Fall Convention

Full Schedule 

Module 1, September 25-26, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells 

Module 2, October 17-19, Aurora Summit Medical Center, Oconomowoc 

Module 3, November 7-8, Aurora Summit Medical Center, Oconomowoc 

Module 4, date and location to be announced. 


The 48-hour Chiropractic Nutrition course fulfills requirements for DCs to receive their Nutrition Counseling Certificate in Wisconsin. DCs who complete this course may sell supplements, vitamins and herbs and provide counsel, direction, guidance, advice or recommendations regarding the health effects of these substances.


Nutrition is a powerful tool you can use to dramatically improve your patients’ results and it is an integral part of any functional medicine practice. Each module in this four module course provides essential components every practitioner can use to implement nutrition in a clinical setting.


Module 1 will establish the foundation for using nutrition in a clinical setting to improve your patients’ results. We will cover the role proteins, fats and carbohydrates play in the diet as well as how to alter them for specific conditions. We will also cover the therapeutic use of each vitamin and mineral as well as non-essential nutrients — including CoQ10, lipoic acid, L-carnitine, L-arginine, L-glutamine, N-acetylcysteine and phytonutrients – and review how to spot deficiency and/or excess use of these nutrients. The health effects of alcohol, artificial sweeteners, digestive and systemic enzymes and glandulars will also be covered in this seminar.


Complete 8 or more hours of this course and receive a 5% risk management discount from NCMIC (2.5 for part-time DCs) for 3 consecutive policy years!) 


Sponsored by NCMIC


Game Changers: Evidence-Based Best Practices for 8 Common Sports Injuries 6 CE DC

Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm (1 ¼ Hour Lunch Break)

Brandon Steele DC, FACO

Chiropractors generally demonstrate exceptional clinical confidence when managing spinal complaints. However, management of non-spinal conditions can range from frustrating to rewarding depending on the depth of the provider's training. Dr. Brandon Steele will present a practical, 8-hour workshop demonstrating the essential skills for successfully treating ten of the most common extremity complaints. Dr. Steele will highlight the latest research-based “best practices” for evaluating, treating, and directing simple in-office or home-based rehab. He will also present a complimentary hands-on workshop of specific mobilization and manipulative techniques per diagnosis. Attendees will leave this class with greater understanding and confidence about how to manage the most common problems outside of the spine.

Sponsored by Chiro Up


FMT Movement Specialist Course – Conscious Movement Assessment 2 CE DC

Friday 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Caroline Seidel, DC

Designed to help health and fitness professionals learn safe, simple, and effective tactics to screen and assess ‘conscious’ movement patterns. Attendees will learn multiple ‘quick’ screens and assessments along with corrective exercises tactics and strategies of the ‘conscious’ fundamental movement of the deep squat. A variety of interventional tools (mobility balls, exercise bands, foam rollers, compression flossing bands, agility and conditioning equipment) will be used to tackle an evidence-informed, brain-based approach to movement improvement and functional performance programming. Please dress comfortable to allow for movement.

Sponsored by RockTape

Session Cancelled. Replaced by Front Desk Fall Clean-Up with Dr. Chris Anderson, see below. 

Documentation and Patient Management Post-COVID-19 2 CE DC/CT

Friday 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Mario Fucinari DC, APMP, MCS-P, CPCO 

Although the country has opened again following weeks of state-issued orders to stay home or shelter in place, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a paradigm shift in practice requirements. Changes to the staff training, personnel protective resources, and vital documentation need to be updated to ensure Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. Dr. Mario Fucinari will introduce step-by-step methods to treat patients through proper documentation, examination, treatment, and case management. Learn from someone who is a seasoned certified compliance officer and a practitioner for over 34 years. Dr. Fucinari will show you how to incorporate the latest developments into your practice, without giving up your chiropractic roots.

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA

Whiplash Associated Disorders: Applying Clinical Reasoning In Spine Pain (CRISP) Protocols 2 CE DC

Friday 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC

Dr. Donald Murphy introduces an evidence-informed, patient-centered approach to the application of the biopsychosocial model in the diagnosis and management of patients with Whiplash Associated Disorders.

Applying Crisp® in Patients With Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy and Other Complex Cases 4 CE DC

Friday 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC

Dr. Donald Murphy shifts his focus to the diagnosis and management of patients with Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy using CRISP protocols. Attendees will benefit from a deeper dive into the pathophysiology of cervical and lumbar radiculopathy along with the management of more complex cases.

Session Cancelled. Replaced by Front Desk Fall Clean-Up with Dr. Chris Anderson, see below. 

2021 Evaluation and Management Guidelines 2 CE DC/CT

Friday 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Mario Fucinari DC, APMP, MCS-P, CPCO

Get ready for significant changes starting January 2021. The AMA and CMS have created new evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines in an effort to reduce the documentation burden on providers. Learn the new coding system and the key elements that must be documented to avoid audit and non-payment. The new guidelines will focus on medical decision making and time. In this session we will compare current and future documentation needs to help you determine the best implementation strategies before the new year begins.

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA

Session Cancelled. Replaced by Front Desk Fall Clean-Up with Dr. Chris Anderson, see below. 

Meeting the Functional Improvement Requirements of Treatment 2 CE DC/CT

Friday 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Mario Fucinari DC, APMP, MCS-P, CPCO

As our population ages, they develop functional movement disorders that are a common source of disability and distress. These patients often end up in the neurologist or psychiatrist's office, instead of where they should be, in the chiropractic office. Learn why functional improvement is essential and how to utilize the tools at hand to meet those requirements. Dr. Mario Fucinari will show you ways to assess the source of the disorders and the best course of treatment, without the use of drugs or surgery.

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA

New! Front Desk Fall Clean-Up 6 CE DC/CT

Friday 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Chris Anderson, DC, MCS-P

We are very sad that Dr. Mario is unable to travel to the convention, but SO grateful that Dr. Chris Anderson has generously agreed to step in so that we have programming for CTs on Friday!

Dr. Chris will cover a variety of material related to Front Desk, Documentation, Billing and Coding. The course is designed for DCs, CTs,Front Desk staff and Billing staff. 

He'll go over some new Blue Cross and Cigna updates, along with the new Evaluation & Management guidelines that take effect Jan. 2021. 

Your front office can be your greatest source of efficiency, or a constant bottleneck. Increasing the productivity of this area without sacrificing the quality of patient interaction can be a little tricky. However, with some focused effort and intention, your front desk can WOW your patients AND keep your practice running smoothly. Dr. Christopher R. Anderson, DC, MCS-P has designed this course for doctors, staff and billing personnel.

Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA


CT Certification & Modalities Course (ACCELERATED) 23 CE CT

Friday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Note: Lunch is included on Saturday. Periodic restroom and refreshment breaks will be provided, announced at the beginning of class.

Wendy Varish, DC, FACO, CCSP, CCOHC, MCS-P

This Chiropractic Technician Certification Course will provide students with an overall understanding of chiropractic and basic anatomy, while providing the necessary training to satisfy the State of Wisconsin licensing requirements for certification as a Chiropractic Technician.

Please bring the following with you if possible:
For CT Certification: Blood Pressure Cuff, Stethoscope and Intake forms from your clinic
For Electrotherapy: Set of e-stim pads

CT Modalities Training* consists of a review of each of the modalities/therapies, followed by complete instruction in the performance of the given therapy along with hands-on practice.


Friday Sept 25
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT Certification

Saturday Sept 26
8:00 am - 2:00 pm CT Certification continued
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT Electrotherapy* (3 CE CT)
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT Ultrasound* (3 CE CT)

Sunday Sept 27
8:00 am - 9:00 am Thermo-Cryotherapy* (1 CE CT)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Mechanical Therapy* 4 CE CT

Sponsored by Barge Nutrition and Supply and Turowski’s Healthcare Products
*Prerequisite: Current CT license or registered for 12 hour CT Certification class


Lower Extremity Biomechanics and the Management of Common Lower Extremity Injuries 8 CE DC

Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 ¼ Hour Lunch Break) 

Kurt A. Juergens, DC, CCSP 

For the past 30 years, Dr. Juergens has been treating world-class athletes from around the globe. During this 8-hour presentation, Dr. Juergens will review lower extremity biomechanics and will share his experiences on how to diagnosis and manage lower extremity injuries. He will also demonstrate how to incorporate into your practice state of the art modalities and a variety of active care techniques. Dr. Juergens will present case studies on common and uncommon lower extremity conditions. This course will provide useful information that you can implement in the treatment of your patients when you return to work Monday morning.

Sponsored by Foot Levelers

Advance Pediatric Practice: Neurology, Immunology & Implementing New Modalities Into Chiropractic Practice 8 CE DC

Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 ¼ Hour Lunch Break)

Marc E. Funderlich Jr, DC

Our objective with this course is to introduce doctors to key concepts in developmental neurology and immunology. Along with new academic knowledge we will integrate case studies into each area of pediatric development so doctors understand what will come into their office. Hands on neurologic exam procedures will be shown either live or in video form from the speaker’s office. Laboratory analysis will be taught using real life patient results along with sharing the interventions used to change findings for children with autoimmune or immunologic imbalance. Doctors should leave feeling empowered to not only care for their own children better but better serve the children in their practice.

Sponsored by Erchonia


The Role of Herbs and Nutrients in the Inflammatory Cascade 4 CE DC/4 Nutrition

Saturday 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Dr. Marisa Marciano, B.Kin, ND, RH (AHG)

This presentation will provide practitioners with an informative and practical approach towards integrating the use of key botanical and nutrient therapies as a strategy to address common complaints related to both local and systemic inflammation in their patients. Focus will be on the exploration of key herbs and phytonutrients, and the best current available evidence to support their use in a holistic and relevant way. Practitioners will leave with a better understanding of the pharmacology and clinical applications of some of the most effective herbs (e.g. Turmeric, Boswellia, Willow, Licorice, and Hemp), and nutrients (e.g. essential fatty acids) used to aid in the resolution of inflammatory processes.

Sponsored by Standard Process


Addressing the Underlying Causes of Fatigue – Digging Deeper for Clinical Solutions Part II: Beyond the Basics - Finding and Addressing the Secondary Causes of Fatigue 12 CE DC / 12 Nutrition

Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (1 ¼ Hour Lunch Break)
Sunday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dr. Chad Oler, ND

Fatigue is a common symptom seen by clinicians every day. However, fatigue presents a clinical dilemma because there are so many possible underlying causes. Over the last 20 years, we have seen thousands of people that list fatigue as one of their main issues. Over that time, we have developed a systematic method to determine and correct each person’s underlying cause(s) of fatigue.
In Part I of this series, we discussed how to identify and address the fundamental underlying causes of fatigue, including nutritional imbalances, adrenal fatigue, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, gastrointestinal imbalances, insulin resistance, thyroid imbalances and medications.

We will begin Part II with a thorough review of the fundamental underlying causes of fatigue (so don’t worry if you missed Part I!) and then provide the clinician a step-by-step guide to determine and address the most common secondary causes of fatigue, including poor-quality sleep, immune imbalances, toxicity and sex hormone imbalances. Multiple case studies will be presented to help the practitioner see how to implement these strategies in practice, so they are ready to go when they get back to the office.

Specific protocols, including testing and test interpretation; dietary and supplemental recommendations; and lifestyle therapies to address each underlying imbalance will be explained so that each provider has the tools they need to design and implement a plan of action that can help their patients correct and eliminate their underlying causes of fatigue.

Sponsored by Nutri Dyn

Differential Diagnosis of Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions (Orthopedic/NMSM Diplomate) 10 CE DC

Saturday 1:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

James Demetrious, DC, FACO

Dr. Demetrious will present a 10-hour postgraduate education course pertaining to the Differential Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Conditions in the chiropractic setting. Relevant learning opportunities will be presented utilizing actual clinical case presentations. Careful review of current evidence-based practices and appropriateness criteria will be combined with clinically intuitive rationales.

Interactive discussion will be afforded that includes salient historic assessments, vetted examination procedures, clinical reasoning, laboratory and imaging appropriateness criteria, differential diagnosis and therapeutic decision making. Emphasis will be placed upon risk management and improving clinical outcomes.

Dr. Demetrious will employ active learning strategies to accommodate the different learning styles of respective postgraduate students.

Sponsored by NCMIC