ICA Upper Cervical Conference

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August 13, 2021 - August 14, 2021

The Doubletree Nashville Downtown

CE Credits Available

Our lecturers will cover advanced imaging, thermography, advanced case management, and several other topics, plus six research paper presentations.


Rob Kessinger DC, DABCI, DACBN

Ian Bulow DC, DCCJP

Tyler Evans DC, DCCJP

Jamie Browning DC. DCCJP

Robert Schwartz, MD

David Harshfield, MD

Christopher Chapman, DC, DCCJP

Rachae Bell, DC, DCCJP

Scott Rosa, DC, FCCJP (h)

Matthew Richardson, DC, DACBR

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CE Hours: 1 hours
Speakers: Rob Kessinger DC, DABCI, DACBN
  • The brain gut: gut brain axis is an important consideration for patients suffering from depression and/or anxiety.
  • The craniocervical junction plays a critical role in the health of the brain gut: gut brain axis.
  • Proper cerebral spinal fluid flow is essential for healthy brain function. Altered cerebral spinal fluid flow can impact brain function potentially leading to depression and/or anxiety.
  • More patients with right atlas laterality suffer depression, which is consistent with the hemispheric model of brain function.
CE Hours: 1 hours
Speakers: Tyler Evans DC, DCCJP
  • Today’s technology: benefits, limits, and concerns
  • Current Developments: options available to doctors, current education, and state boards
  • Development for chiropractic and what doctors can do to improve the technology available.
  • Case study reviews
CE Hours: 1.5 hours
Speakers: Jamie Browning DC. DCCJP

Three DCs moderated by the ICA Upper Cervical Research Committee Chair, Dr. Jaime Browning, and selected by a panel of reviewers/ researchers will present professional papers on chiropractic research and case studies. Each author will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 to 10 minutes for questions and comments.

1. Craniocervical Junction Visualization and Radiation Dose Consideration Utilizing Cone Beam Computed Tomography in an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Clinical Setting
Mychal Beebe, DC, DCCJP and Tyler Evans, DC, DCCJP

2. Scientific Rationale, Clinical Protocols, and Positive Patient Outcomes of the EPIC Technique Spinal Procedure
Stan Pierce, DC

3. Secretory IgA and Upper Cervical Chiropractic: A prospective, multicenter, observational pilot study
Bo Rochester, DC, FCCJP

CE Hours: 1.5 hours
Speakers: Robert Schwartz, MD
  • Overview of Medical Thermology Applications
  • Cold pressor testing and vasomotor mapping
  • Generators of thermographic findings
  • Introduction to dysautonomia
  • Common associated clinical conditions
  • Differentiating Thermographic findings and impressions from clinical impressions
  • Training and education opportunities
CE Hours: 1 hours
Speakers: David Harshfield, MD
  • Imaging and clinical correlation in Cranio-cervical junction syndrome.
  • A Clinical Understanding of Regenerative Cellular Therapies
  • Benefits of Combining Upper Cervical Adjusting with Regenerative Cellular Therapies.
  • Cellular Therapies that Can and Should be used for Cranio-cervical Instability
  • Future uses of Regenerative Therapies for Neuro-inflammatory/Neuro-degenerative Diseases in an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Practice.
CE Hours: 1 hours
Speakers: Christopher Chapman, DC, DCCJP
  • Occlusion (Bite Posture) and CCJ Posture
  • Brainstem – Breathing and swallowing control Centers
  • Pharyngeal Insufficiency versus sufficiency (Volume and Function)
  • Adaptive FHP (Forward Head Posture)
  • Intraoral Stabilization Appliances
CE Hours: 1 hours
Speakers: Rachae Bell, DC, DCCJP
  • Required and addressable implementation specifications of the patient health record
  • Clinical applications such as computerized healthcare provider and the evidence of patient health information into (CPOE) systems & electronic health records (EHR).
  • Reviewing the concepts, definitions, and classification of injuries and care for each patient
  • Reviewing the steps to develop a clinical care model of an objectively supported treatment plan.
  • Treatment plans that maintain continuity of case care management
CE Hours: 1.5 hours
Speakers: Jamie Browning DC. DCCJP

Three DCs moderated by the ICA Upper Cervical Research Committee Chair, Dr. Jaime Browning, and selected by a panel of reviewers/ researchers will present professional papers on chiropractic research and case studies. Each author will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 to 10 minutes for questions and comments.

1. Craniocervical Misalignment Masquerading as Facial Pain: Options for Diagnosis and Management
Angelo Colavita, DC, BCAO

2. Case Study: 52-year-old Binocular Horizontal Diplopia Responds Favorably Under EPIC Chiropractic Care
Russell Goff, DC

3. Interexaminer Reliability of the Blair Protractoview Method: an Examination of a Chiropractic Radiographic Technique Utilizing Volumetric Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Gordon D Elder, DC, FICPA

CE Hours: 1 hours
  • The assessment of the Cranio-cervical junction for suspicion of Cranio-cervical Instability.
  • The best Imaging modalities for assessing Cranio-Cervical Instability.
  • What Constitutes Suspicion of Cranio-Cervical Instability and When to Consider Co-Management utilizing Regenerative Cellular Therapies.
  • Recognizing Red Flag Signs that Might Prove Contra-Indications for Upper Cervical Interventions.
CE Hours: 1.5 hours
  • Rethinking Routine Imaging – What is routine?
  • Good routine: A CBCT Search Pattern
  • How to Ruin a CBCT scan
  • Unexpected Arthrosis
  • Case Review with Clinical Correlation

Continuing Education

State/Region CE Status Notes
Alabama Approved
Alaska Pending
Arizona Pending
Arkansas Approved
California Approved 4.5 hrs X‐ray; 2 hrs tech; 2 hrs basic sci; 1.5 hrs diagnosis; 1 hr exam, 1 hr princ. prac.
Colorado Approved
Connecticut Approved
Delaware Approved
District of Columbia Approved
Florida Approved
Georgia Approved
Hawaii Approved
Idaho Approved
Illinois Approved
Indiana Approved
Iowa Approved
Kansas Pending
Kentucky Approved
Louisiana Approved
Maine Pending
Maryland Approved
Massachusetts Approved
Michigan Approved
Minnesota Pending
Mississippi Approved
Missouri Approved
Montana Approved
Nebraska Approved
Nevada Pending
New Hampshire Pending
New Jersey Approved
New Mexico Approved PACE
New York Approved
North Carolina Pending
North Dakota Pending
Ohio Approved
Oklahoma Approved
Oregon Approved
Pennsylvania Pending
Puerto Rico Approved
Rhode Island Approved
South Carolina Approved
South Dakota Pending
Tennessee Approved
Texas Approved
Utah Approved
Vermont Approved
Virginia Approved
Washington Approved
West Virginia Approved
Wisconsin Approved
Wyoming Approved
Alberta Approved 11 Hours
Manitoba Approved
New Brunswick Approved
Nova Scotia Approved
Ontario Approved
Quebec Approved

While applications relating to credit hours for license renewal in elected states have been executed for these programs, it remains attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from whom they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approve both venue and content as they relate to any seminar/course/lecture/webinar/online presentation (event). Neither a speaker’s or exhibitor’s presence at said event, nor product mention nor display, shall in any way constitute the CE provider’s endorsement. The CE provider’s role is strictly limited to processing, submitting, and archiving program documents on behalf of course sponsors.

Registration & Pricing

If you are an Upper Cervical Council or ICA Member, enjoy a discount! Join and save.

Registration Pricing
ICA/ Upper Cervical Member $500
Non Member $600
Non DC/ CA $300
Student - Member $100
Student - Non Member $250

Registration fees include entrance to all lectures and exhibits, a printed program, and lunch on Saturday. DC registration includes CEs. In registration, there is an option to add a guest, this guest cannot receive CEs and is intended for your spouse or special guest. Additionally, there is an option to sponsor a student. All student scholarship money will go towards offering conference registration to chiropractic students.

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