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Brigadier General (Retired) Rebecca "Becky" Halstead
The First Person You Must Lead Is You

Rebecca "Becky" Halstead, founded her own leader consultancy company, STEADFAST Leadership, LLC, following 27 years of service in the U.S. military and her role as Executive Director for a leadership consultancy company. Becky specializes in inspirational speaking (nationally and internationally; corporate and academic), developing leader training programs, leader coaching, consulting and advising. She authored her first book on leadership, 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is YOU.

Becky has over 15 years of executive-level leadership experience, developing and training high-performing, complex and diverse teams capable of strategic planning and execution. She has a proven record of leading change, building successful teams in demanding environments (Afghanistan and Iraq, Germany, South America), and creating innovative solutions, systems and programs to complex problems. She is an experienced leader and logistician, a highly effective communicator, and a strategic planner with exceptional organizational skills.

Dr. Ronald Wellikoff
Documentation, Medical Necessity and Prevention of Medical Errors & The Peer Review Process Including a Review of Impairment Rating

Dr. Ronald Jay Wellikoff received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1976 from the Columbia Institute of Chiropractic. His education also includes the following: National College of Education/Bachelor of Arts (1969), Montclair State College/Post Graduate (Education), National College of Chiropractic/Chiropractic Orthopedics (1982), Northwestern College of Chiropractic's/Industrial Consulting (1988), Harvard Medical School/Department of Continuing Education: Primary Care Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, New Strategies in the Treatment of Low Back Pain and Sciatica, University of Michigan/National Association of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Disability and Impairment Evaluation, Chiropractic Rehabilitation Association/Certified Chiropractic Rehabilitation Physician (CRA-1990), State of Florida/Workers' Compensation Certification Course, Pain Management Seminars, American National Red Cross/CPR, First Aid. Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation.

Dr. Terry Yochum
Whiplash: A Chiropractic & Imaging Perspective & Stress To The Human Skeleton: A Chiropractic And Magnetic Resonance Imaging Perspective

Dr. Terry R. Yochum is a second-generation chiropractor and a cum laude graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, where he subsequently completed his radiology specialty. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and served as its Vice-President and President for seven years (1983-1990). Dr. Yochum is currently Director of the Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at Southern California University of Health Sciences (formerly LACC).

Dr. Yochum has presented over 1,200 lectures worldwide. He has had over 260 scientific articles published in both the chiropractic and medical literature. In June, 2010 Dr. Yochum was honored with induction into the "National Chiropractic College Hall of Honor", Chicago, Illinois and in June, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Yochum was honored with the "Significant Sig Award" which is the highest award given to a Sigma Chi for humanitarian service. Dr Yochum is the first chiropractor in the world to receive this award.

Dr. Bruce Bond
Metabolic Biotransformation (i.e. Detoxification) and Weight Management & Nutrigenomics and Epigenetics

Dr. Bruce Bond has quickly become one of the most sought after and renowned speakers in complementary medicine. With over 20 years of clinical and practice management experience, Dr. Bond has successfully built a 95% cash chiropractic/nutrition practice since opening his office in 1985. He currently practices in Mayfield Village, Ohio. Dr. Bond presents postgraduate seminars for chiropractic associations and lectures to health care professionals across the country throughout the year sharing his love of nutrition in a powerful, easy to learn, and motivating style. "We don’t need more drugs and less body parts - we need to restore nutritional sufficiency where deficiency exists and purity where toxicity exists. Wellness is about restoring cellular function not just making people feel better or changing a number by forcing a biochemical reaction in the body with a drug. I bring to you, more than twenty two years of clinical and practice management experience and training in an easy to learn and empowering style. The material provided has the potential to change your life, your practice, and the lives of everyone you choose to share it with."

Dr. William Morgan
Clinical Presentation of Lumbar Disc Herniations & Conservative Management of Lumbar Disc

Dr. William E. Morgan practices in Bethesda's Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the President's Hospital. He has been credentialed at five hospitals and serves as a consultant to various United States governments executive health clinics in Washington, D.C., caring for government leaders. He has served as a consultant to the White House, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Navy and the U. S. Army. Dr. Morgan holds faculty adjunct appointments at institutions of higher learning: He is a professor for New York Chiropractic College and assistant professor for F Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Additionally he is on the Board of Trustees for Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Morgan is the team chiropractor for the United States Naval Academy football team. A veteran of Military service, he has served in Naval Special Warfare Unit One, Marine Corps Recon, and in a Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit. Dr. Morgan is a 1985 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. In addition to many other awards, he has received the American Chiropractic Association's Chiropractor of the Year Award. He has also been featured on CCN.com and has been interviewed by the Washington Post. William Morgan has authored scored of articles and papers: These writings range from technical peer-reviewed papers, to educational expositions, to clinical articles and opinion-editorial articles. He is an international lecturer for both medical and chiropractic venues in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Wakefield
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, Founder Chi-Akra Center, is one of the leading proponents of facial renewal techniques in the world today, and has been awarded with the title of Educator of the Year by the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) for her contributions to the field of Oriental medicine as a teacher, creator of innovative treatment protocols, writer for acupuncture periodicals, and advocate of acupuncture in the national media.

The author of the forthcoming book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, to be published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone (UK) in late January 2014, she is the acknowledged international forerunner in facial acupuncture education, innovation and treatment.

Dr. Hunter Mollin
An Introduction to ConnecTX Therapy

Dr. Hunter Mollin has been in practice since 1981. He currently is an Associate Professor at New York Chiropractic College where he teaches in the Clinical Science Department and practices at Camillus Chiropractic. He holds certifications in Cox Distraction Technique and ConnecTX. Cox Distraction Technique is a proven method of treating disc lesions and related spinal conditions. ConnecTX is an instrument assisted connective tissue procedure utilized to treat conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder tendonopathy, sprain/strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and postsurgical scarring, just to name a few.

Dr. Sandra Hartwell
Cadaver Dissection 101 for the Senior Chiropractor and Acupuncturist

Dr. Sandra Hartwell graduated from New York Chiropractic College in April 1996. She has extensive postgraduate education in sports medicine and Active Release Techniques®. She is currently full-time as an assistant professor teaching human gross anatomy courses as well as neuroscience anatomy. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Hartwell also has a private practice.