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Fri




8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Break at 10:00 a.m.)
Recent Advances in the Science of Chiropractic and Associated Nutrition

In this 4-hour session, participants will first discuss inflammation from the perspective of evolutionary biology, investigate prominent causes of systemic inflammation, and integrate inflammation and the pathoanatomy of the chiropractic subluxation, before understanding the “Theory of Everything” related to innate health and inflammation. Participants will then learn about glycosylation--what it is and what it does to the aging process, including disc degeneration. (4 Hour Session)
Dan Murphy, DC 

8:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m. (Breaks at 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m.)
Medicare Boot Camp for the Chiropractic Office
There is one thing you can count on when you are dealing with Medicare. By the time you figure out the system, it will change. While we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes have affected the chiropractic practice. These significant changes will impact the chiropractic office and the way you practice! Gain knowledge from a seasoned certified compliance officer, certified practice manager, and a practitioner for over 34 years. This class is designed for everybody: Doctors, staff, and billers will gain useful information! (8 Hour Session; Medicare Hours)
Mario Fucinari, DC

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Chiropractic and The Neurobiology of DIS-Ease!

Dr. Buerger will first present how prenatal stress is considered the neurobiology of dis-ease and is the basis of spinal dysfunction. She will address how prenatal stress leads to dysmaturation of the autonomic nervous system and how this is considered the Developmental Origins of Disease. She will tie these principles into how the recent pandemic crisis will play a role into neurodevelopment and the health for generations to come. In addition to chiropractic care, she will also give practical tips on nutritional considerations, exercise, mindfulness, parental bonding and more in-order to minimize the long-term effects of stress on the offspring. In the second hour of this session, Dr. Buerger will break down the polyvagal theory in an easy-to-understand and fun manner. She will also tie in chiropractic neuroscience and the connection to physical and mental wellness. (2 Hour Session)
Monika Buerger, DC

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
A Functional Approach to Chronic Pain: Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, and Connective Tissue Disorders

Chronic pain is complex and requires an advanced approach. Nutrition can reduce the sensitivity of the nervous system, calm chronic inflammation and balance the hormones that amplify pain signaling in the body. Learn how to clinically implement nutrition with case presentations and protocols for fibromyalgia, neuropathy and common connective tissue disorders. (2 Hour Session)
Adrian den Boer, DC, and Frank Bodnar, DC

4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Risk in 2021
What is the hidden risk you face in practice? This 2-hour course will cover risk in your office. The session covers topics including components needed in a compliance plan, malpractice risk, protocols, board rules, OMT vs CMT, massage and massage therapy, spinal decompression vs Intersegmental traction, telehealth in 2021, billing other providers, and multidisciplinary practices. (2 Hour Session)
Amy Wood, DC

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Doing It Right: Modern Chiropractic Marketing
Too many Chiropractic offices have unpredictable patient flow due to a lack of a strategic marketing strategy. Most Chiropractors rely on one-off marketing tactics or campaigns to jump-start their practice during slow times. In this presentation, I will teach you how to leverage modern technology and content marketing strategies to attract, retain, and reactivate more patients for a thriving chiropractic practice. We will breakdown the three phases of the patient lifecycle: New Patient Marketing, The Patient Experience, and Inactive Patient Reactivation. You will leave the presentation with three marketing strategies for each of those phases of the patient lifecycle. We will wrap up the presentation by working through a content marketing editorial calendar to gain clarity and precision with your strategy. (1 Hour Session; CEs not available for this session)
Kevin Christie, DC

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Functional Is the Answer
Heart disease, cancer, and neurologic diseases continue to plague our world. This is despite a trillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry. In this one-hour session, participants will learn why the holistic health paradigm is needed now, more than ever. We will discuss the issues with current medical system and outline a plan for real healthcare using a functional and collaborative approach. (1 Hour Session)
Jack Wolfson, D.O.


Sat




8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Introduction to Self-Defense (Women's Summit, Part I)
This demonstration will provide an introduction to self-defense for female DCs, provided specifically for TCA by self-defense instructor Yvette Losier. (1 Hour Session; No CEs Available for This Session)
Yvette Losier

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Mastering the Adjustment
Participants will be shown current research on the adjustment and how it applies to clinical practice. Over the years, many myths about the adjustment have been championed. Unfortunately, this has led to confusion and created a deficit in learning. This session will address all of these myths and how to reconcile them. Then there will be a breakdown of the mechanics necessary to master adjusting. This will include intra-abdominal pressure as it relates to thrusting. Because being great at adjusting is a psychomotor skill, and certain skills need to be learned and practiced to achieve mastery. Next, the importance of dynamic palpation will be discussed. Dynamic palpation tells the chiropractor exactly where to perform adjustments and which planes of motion to include. Participants will be shown how to marry dynamic palpation to the adjustment. Finally, participants will be shown how to perform a variety of adjustments to key areas of the spine. (2 Hour Session)
Brett Winchester, DC

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
The Most Expensive Mistakes Chiropractors Make

In this riveting presentation, Dr. Gwilliam, Clinical Director for PayDC EHR Software, certified coder and auditor, will teach you how to avoid documentation mistakes that cost you money. You will be shown what types of things put you most at risk and show you how to easily satisfy documentation requirements so that you can get back to taking care of patients. Sometimes a fear of what third parties might do can get in the way of taking care of patients. You can give auditors and reviewers what they are looking for so that they leave you alone and you can focus on your practice. With a thorough understanding of what you need to do to remain compliant you will be able to rest well at night and minimize your documentation-related anxiety. (2 Hour Session)
Evan Gwilliam, DC

8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Break at 10:00 a.m.)
The Indispensable Chiropractic Assistant

This session will cover the following topics: purpose and responsibility of the CA; telephone procedures and the magic question; cancelled, missed and rescheduled appointments; appointment book management; treatment plans; Texas rules; staff meetings; understanding anatomy for chiropractic office; how to wow your patients; and brainstorming for office growth. (4 Hour Session; CEs not available for this session)
Priscilla Montgomery

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
“Do Our Utmost to Not Cause Any Potential Harm.” – What Is Known About Patient Safety and the Chiropractic Profession?
This session will cover patient safety research, including patient safety terminology and models; discussion of SafetyNET’s Patient Safety Survey, which has been conducted at 5 different chiropractic institutions and among practicing providers throughout the world; and discussion of SafetyNET’s Active Surveillance Reporting System that has collected data from over 10,000 patient visits, including pediatrics to geriatrics. Participants will also learn about ongoing patient safety trials that are exploring if benign adverse events frequency can be mitigated. (1 Hour Session)
Katherine Pohlman, DC

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Do Level Chiropractic Philosophy (Women's Summit, Part II)

All too often, chiropractic philosophy becomes just rhetoric and a means to debate and argue.  But the true nature of any philosophical premise is to shape DECISIONS and ACTIONS. In this talk, participants will explore chiropractic philosophy as it pertains to the modern chiropractor, learn the true nature of philosophy and the difference between PHILOSOPHY and PURPOSE, and understand what your community thinks about Chiropractic Philosophy. Partipants will also learn how to execute optimal decisions through the principles, what makes a patient say yes, Stevenson’s 33 in practices, how your identity as a chiropractor affects your business strategies, reconciling patient wants VS doctor recommendations, and care acceptance concepts, psychology, and strategies. (1 Hour Session)
Jennifer Rozenhart, DC

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
COVID 19 Updates & 2020/2021 New Law Changes & Depositions – How All This Affects Chiropractors
This seminar will focus on informing TCA members what insurances and adjusters typically consider and discard when evaluating the treatment of an MVA claim. The seminar will focus on informing chiropractors of COVID 19 updates as it related to PI cases, as well as changes in the law as of 2020 and 2021 and how all this affects the chiropractic practice. (1.5 Hour Session)
David Bergquist, Jovani Diaz, and Cyrus Mahdavi, Bergquist Law Firm

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Heart Health Naturally
Heart disease, cancer, and neurologic diseases continue to plague our world. This is despite a trillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry. In this two-hour session, participants will learn why the holistic health paradigm is needed now, more than ever. Dr. Wolfson will present an integrative and functional health plan for high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. (2 Hour Session)
Jack Wolfson, D.O.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Panel: Avoiding Risk When Increasing Resources for Your Patients (Women's Summit, Part III)
Join this discussion about improving the quality of patient care. This session will explore the role that female chiropractors can play to lead individuals and families to living healthier lives through risk management and increase resources. (1 Hour Session)
Amy Wood, DCand Kirsten Shepard Ahmed, DC

1:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (Break at 3:30 p.m.)
TBCE Required Hours

This 4-Hour TBCE Required Hours session will first cover Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 201, before discussing the rules included in 22 Texas Administrative Code Chapters on Ethics, Documentation, and Risk Management. (4 Hour Session)
Larry Montgomery, DC


Sun




8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Break at 10:00 a.m.)
Auricular Acupuncture in the Chiropractic Practice
Auricular acupuncture is a microsystem technique that involves the insertion of various types of needles into predetermined points on the external ear, anterior & posterior aspect of the ear.  Auricular acupuncture can be used for a wide range of indications, and it is especially useful to relieve pain, calm the mind, treat allergies and infectious diseases, regulate endocrine system disorders, and treat chronic disease and functional disorders. It is also used for withdrawal syndrome related to drugs, alcohol, smoking & weight loss. This presentation will provide an overview of the structures of the ear and the location of all of the main auricular points that will be used in the Chiropractic office.  Various treatment methods for stimulating the auricular points and treatment protocols. (4 Hour Session, Acupuncture Hours)
Mark Hanson, DC, L.Ac.

8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Break at 10:00 a.m.)
Common Pathology Considerations of the Lower Extremity in Active Care
In this session, Dr. Flores explores the most prevalent causes of pain, disease, degeneration, and corrective measures as they relate to the foot and knee. He offers practical ideas for the evaluation and treatment of the active patient as well as insight into effectively communicating these ideas to patients. This program allows the practitioner to offer simple condition-based care, and to be able to make a proper referral to other specialists if needed. A correlation to teachings regarding basic pathology will be addressed. (4 Hour Session)
M. Enrique Flores, DC

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