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Alumni Weekend 2021

Registration is now open for Alumni Weekend "Learn, Connect, Lead" September 17-19, 2021. This year we have moved to a hybrid format, offering both in-person and live webinar course selections.

 

Schedule of Events

Course Descriptions

Friday, September 17, 2021 (Virtual Format)

12:30pm-2:30pm

2:45pm-4:45pm

7:00pm

Saturday, September 18, 2021 (In-person/Virtual Format)

7:30am-10:00am

10:15am-12:15pm

12:15pm-12:45pm

12:45pm-2:45pm

3:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday, September 19, 2021 (Virtual Format)

8:00am-10:00am

10:15am-12:15pm

10:15am-12:15pm

12:15pm-12:45pm

12:45pm-2:45pm

Speaker Lineup
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Jason Brown, DC, DACRB, FICC
A proud NYCC alumni, Dr. Jason Brown is in private practice near Albany, NY. His area of interest and expertise is in active care, spine rehabilitation, and movement assessment. He has earned a diplomate in chiropractic rehabilitation, numerous advanced certifications, and co-authored several book chapters on these topics. Dr. Brown currently serves as the President of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) and as New York’s State Affiliate to the America Chiropractic Association (ACA).
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Weston Bussler, PhD
Weston Bussler Ph.D. is a part of the Research and Development team at Standard Process as a Nutrition Scientist. His work involves translating novel research insights and natural product innovations into successful products and educational material for health care practitioners to support health and wellness. Weston earned his B.S. in Nutrition at The University of Minnesota and continued his education at North Carolina State University where he earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Food and Agriculture. His research at NCSU focused on the intersection of these three disciplines where he worked to connect plants to health conditions utilizing statistical genomics. Weston pairs his multidisciplinary background with a passion for nutrition and health promotion.
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Erica Callahan, DC, MSACN
Speaker Bio Erica Callahan D.C., M.S.A.C.N is a chiropractor and associate professor at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). A graduate from NYCC in 2007, Dr. Callahan began her career as a Nutritional Fellow. During her fellowship, Dr. Callahan earned her Master’s in Applied Clinical Nutrition (M.S.A.C.N) degree and worked as a chiropractic clinician. Dr. Callahan has enjoyed teaching NYCC student clerks in diagnosis, examination, and evidence-based management of the chiropractic and nutrition patient. Her practice focus is on women’s health (including pregnancy), pediatric nutrition, and overall health and wellness issues such as weight loss.
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John D. Davila, DC, FICC
John Davila, D.C., FICC, received his degree in 1994 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Upon graduation he established three successful practices in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area which he operated for 13 years.

Since 2000, Dr. Davila has been training doctors and staff on the topics of federal and state level insurance compliance. He has consulted for Axis Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, American Specialty Health Network, Colonial Life, Companion Property and Casualty, Chiropractic Network of the Carolinas, and Palmetto GBA (South Carolina Medicare). In 2001, he re-wrote the Medicare policy for chiropractic reimbursement for Palmetto GBA and served on their Physician Carrier Advisory Committee..

Dr. Davila is a lifetime member of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Since 2017 he serves as a member of MedPro Group’s chiropractic advisory board. In 2021, Dr. Davila was recognized as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, Inc., for his contributions towards the advancement of the chiropractic profession. Dr. Davila currently operates his own consulting company, Custom ChiroSolutions, offering chiropractors individualized service and training on the same topics he has become known as a profession expert on.

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Christine Foss, DC, MD, MS.Ed., ATC, DACBSP, ICCSP
Dr. Christine Foss has a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences. When she is not treating and working with patients at her New Jersey Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Center and Kid’s Therapy Center, she travels the world treating elite athletes. She has worked with Team USA Track and Field in Mexico and has worked in the Sports Medicine Department at the University of Notre Dame and the Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs.
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David I. Graber, DC, DACBSP
Dr. David Graber Dr. David Graber is a 1985 graduate of NYCC and a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. He was the 2012 Chiropractor of the Year for the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors. He has taught thousands of Doctors of Chiropractic, and developed over 25 courses on spinal and extremity adjusting techniques, low tech rehabilitation, the science of manipulation and manual care, in addition to many other topics. He is the past chairman of the ANJC Council on Technique and Clinical Excellence. Dr. Graber is currently in private practice in Parsippany, New Jersey.
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Dennis Homack, MS, DC, CCSP
Professional Biography of Dennis Homack, DC, MS, CCSP Dr. Homack is a Professor at New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York. Dr. Homack primarily teaches within the Department of Diagnosis and Practice and the Technique Department teaching the capstone extremities course. Dr. Homack also enjoys teaching both electives and post-graduate seminars on Tunnel Entrapment Syndromes and Ergonomics & Human Factors, Gait analysis and orthotic use. He also serves the community providing evaluation and training to a number of regional businesses on several topics, most of which involve his passion of ergonomics.

The educational background of Dr. Homack includes an Associate in Science degree in Computer Science from Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey. He is a 1997 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, and has completed his Master in Science degree in Human-Environmental Relations (Ergonomics) at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2003). He also is a Chiropractic Sports Physician/Practitioner certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (CCSP).

Dr. Homack is now retired from private practice which he maintained in Seneca Falls, New York since 1998. He continues to consult with select cases with other practitioners, serves as an expert witness in the legal community, and continues to provided consulting services to groups, organizations and corporate businesses which he has done since 1993. He presented a number of papers at various professional conferences across the United States, and has been published internationally in peer reviewed journals.

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Kurt Juergens, DC, CCSP
Dr. Juergens is a passionate speaker. He engages his audience with his dynamic and interactive lecture style. He draws on his 28 years of private practice and extensive sports medicine experiences to deliver useful information that the doctor will embrace and want to incorporate Monday morning!
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Karen Konarski-Hart, DC, DABCO, MSDPEM
Dr Karen Konarski-Hart has been a member of the NCMIC Speaker’s Bureau since 2003. As an EMT with a Master’s degree in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, she helped develop the ACA Guidelines for Doctors of Chiropractic who wish to serve in disaster or emergency response. She is the first DC to have served as the president of the Arkansas Board of Health. She is a past Councilor of the Council on Chiropractic Education, where she served for 9 years. She was the first woman to serve as Vice President of the ACA and is the recipient of the ACA’s Humanitarian of the Year and most recently the ACA Chiropractor of the Year award. Dr Konarski-Hart is in private practice in Little Rock Arkansas where she also serves as leader of the Pulaski County Medical Reserve Corps.
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William J. Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC
Speaker Bio: Dr. Bill Lauretti spent over 15 years in private practice in Maryland before joining the Chiropractic Clinical Science faculty at New York Chiropractic College in 2005. He is an ACA Spokesman who has been interviewed by major news outlets about chiropractic safety and effectiveness. He is a Board member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic and a Regional Director for the New York State Chiropractic Association.
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Marisa Marciano, B.Kin, ND, RH (AHG)
Dr. Marciano is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Herbalist, and co-author of The Evidence Informed Botanical Medicine Quick Reference Guide. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and post-graduate medical training from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, in Vancouver, BC, Canada where she is currently Chair of the Department of Botanical Medicine. Considered a passionate educator, Dr. Marciano is a strong advocate for healing through phytotherapy, and incorporates traditional herbal wisdom alongside the best available evidence regarding the application of plant medicine in all its forms.

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Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
Since 1983, Kathy Mills Chang has been providing Chiropractors with hands-on training, advice and tools to improve the financial performance of their practices. Kathy is a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist and is one of fewer than 100 certified in the chiropractic profession. Kathy is not only a well-known and sought-after speaker, but has served in National and State level Chiropractic Organizations, sits on diverse boards and advisory councils related to the profession, and is frequently invited to address Chiropractors in important conferences and seminars around the country.

In 2007, Kathy Mills Chang Incorporated was created to help chiropractors make and keep more money. Specializing in coding, documentation, insurance, patient financial procedures, Medicare and compliance, Kathy leads a team of 17 to deliver these solutions to the profession, both personally and virtually.

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Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC
Dr. Murphy is a chiropractor by background and a Primary Spine Practitioner by practice, with over 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Murphy has implemented and overseen an integrated, interdisciplinary spine care pathway that focuses on primary spine care, including for two programs in Rhode Island.

Dr. Murphy is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Associate Professor, New York Chiropractic College. He lectures throughout the world on various topics related to primary spine care. Dr. Murphy has nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters. His two-volume book, Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain Vols I and II, is the required text for Primary Spine Practitioner training.

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Ian C. Paskowski, DC
Dr. Paskowski is Medical Director of the Spine Care Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth and has held this position since 2008. BID Spine care is an integrated group of providers including chiropractors, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, spine surgeons and primary care groups with focus on maintaining highest quality healthcare for patients suffering spine related complaints. His personal interest includes care pathway development and objective – quantifiable measurement of the pathways added value to the greater community that the healthcare organization serves. Clinically he enjoys working with patients suffering acute and chronic spine and hip related disorders.

In March of 2020, Dr. Paskowski was redeployed as Director of Operations – Covid - 19 Testing Site for BID - Plymouth. In this capacity he was charged with oversight of staffing, procedure development, quality and process improvement and daily operation and safety for the hospitals outpatient Covid – 19 testing sites. The testing sites operate six days weekly and includes coordination among multiple stakeholders including hospital based and state and local public health departments.

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Kristina L. Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS
Following graduation, Dr. Napuli opened a practice and shortly after began her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Technique at New York Chiropractic College. During this time, she also achieved a Master's degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. As an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, she is currently serving as the President for the Women’s Health Council. She is also a Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Chiropractic at Logan University, and adjunct faculty at NYCC. She has been actively involved in research related to pelvic pain in females and has authored both clinical and educational articles on this topic and others.
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Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR
Dr. Robert Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist, national/international speaker, author of Amazon’s #1 bestseller, “Inside-Out Health,” founder and CEO of Westchester Integrative Health Ctr. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes six different degrees in clinical nutrition.

Dr. Silverman is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and the media and a frequent health expert contributor on national blogs such as Consumer Health Digest. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, NewsMax. He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. A frequently published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.

Dr. Silverman was the principal investigator on a Level 1 laser FDA study. His new book, Superhighway to Health, is expected to be published in June 2021.

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Todd G. Singleton, DC
Dr. Todd Singleton graduated from LACC with his Doctorate in Chiropractic. He went on to own and operate the largest and highly grossing integrative chiropractic clinic in Utah. In 2005, he started incorporating nutritional programs into practice to increase his patient outcomes success rate. He has coached and trained over 2,500 clinics on this approach, including speak at Life University, Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College. He has written dozens of articles, some of which were published in the 3 main trade journals … The American Chiropractor, Dynamic Chiropractic, and Chiropractic Economics. He developed his consulting firm Singletonsystems which empowers doctors to help more patients and rediscover their true passion of being a healer.
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Michelle Turk, DC
Michelle Turk, D.C. has been coaching chiropractors towards personal and professional growth for over two decades. Her areas of expertise include doctor-patient communication, patient education, the wellness consultation, office procedural and business excellence, staff training and work-life balance. Dr. Turk is the owner of Positive Impact Coaching and Consulting Services and serves as an instructor in the post-graduate department of New York Chiropractic College and at Farmingdale State College. A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, she ran a high volume, multi-doctor family chiropractic practice. She can be reached at michelle@positiveimpactcoaching.com or www.positiveimpactcoaching.com

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Dr. Michael Zumpano, DC, PhD
In addition to being a licensed chiropractor and an international expert in human anatomy, Dr. Zumpano first earned his Ph.D. in anthropology. He is an expert in human culture and variation, and trained in holistic system analysis. This means that he is able to analyze and reveal not only the physical cause of pain, but also the psychosocial components.

As a professor at New York Chiropractic College for more than 20 years, he is always current in the new chiropractic techniques, and will always be current and up-to-date in human anatomy and biomechanics. He also coordinates the Anatomical Gift Program (whole body donation) at the College, and is a member of the NYS Regents State Board of Chiropractic.

 

C.E. State Approvals

Approved: NC, NY, FL**
Pending: PA
Pre-Approved: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, MA, MD, MS*, MT, NE, ND, NH, NJ (DC only), OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, Puerto Rico, Canadian Provinces (except AB)
This course is valid for Doctor of Chiropractic CE credits in "pre-approved" states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board. It remains attendees' responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event. *Does not accept online

Pending: NCCAOM (for select courses)

Pending: CNS (for select courses)

Pending: NJ LCA (for select courses)

**Florida did not approve 0.5 credits for NYCC Celebrates Thirty Years in Seneca Falls

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Hotel Information
Hotel Group Rate; Reservation Code Reservation cutoff date Reservation phone number Hotel website link/info/address
del Lago Resort & Casino (Waterloo, NY) $190/night* (King or Queen); "NYCC 30th anniversary" August 17th, 2021 855.335.5246 www.dellagoresort.com
The Gould (Seneca Falls, NY) $109/night*; “30 Year Celebration Alumni Event Weekend” August 17th, 2021 315.712.4000 www.thegouldhotel.com
The Hampton (Seneca Falls, NY) $119/night* (King or Double); "ALU" August 21st, 2021 315.539.3939 www.hampton.com

*Room rates shown do not include tax.

Registration Policy

Alumni/Non-Alumni Tuition Registration Fees (must be paid in full to secure registration):

  • $40 per session
  • Early Bird Special – No Registration Fee!
  • Registration Fee August 5 – September 8, 2021 – $20
  • Additional Late Registration Fee as of September 9, 2021 – $20
  • NYCC Student Tuition - $5 per session
    • webinar session registrations available September 8, 2021
    • in-person session registrations available September 15, 2021
  • Registrations will be closed on a rolling basis as follows:
    • Friday sessions – registration closes at 10am Friday, September 17, 2021
    • Saturday sessions – registration closes at 9pm Friday, September 17, 2021
    • Sunday sessions - registration closes at 9pm Saturday, September 18, 2021

Walk-in registrations will not be available at this event

Accepting Payment by Credit Card Only

NYCC Postgraduate Department makes every attempt to offer programs as publicized. We nevertheless reserve the right to alter and/or adjust program details, including but not limited to dates, locations, times, instructors, and presentation sources and sequences. NYCC is not responsible for expenses and/or consequential damages suffered by registrants of altered programs.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Early bird registrants, who did not incur a registration fee, will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

Cancellations after notes have been made electronically available (including "No Shows") are subject to a 50% processing fee per registered session, because access to the instructor's intellectual property will have already been granted.

All refunds must be requested within 7 days of event completion.

Invalid credit cards are subject to a $10.00 fee.

All refunds will be processed via check payment and mailed to the registrant's address listed in their profile. Refunds will be processed intermittently, once per month; therefore requesters should allow ample time for refund issuance.

To register for Alumni Weekend, please use the appropriate link below:

Alumni Connection Portal

The Alumni Connection Portal is your gateway to information designed with you in mind.  It's a convenient way to check out valuable resources, request a transcript, and register for Alumni Weekend! To request your login and password, please email alumni@nycc.edu.

 

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