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NYCC Hosts Successful Virtual Alumni Weekend, Connects Community Across US and Canada

September 30, 2020 New York Chiropractic College
NYCC's Director of the Anatomy Center Dr. Michael P. Zumpano, PhD, D.C.,  and Christine Foss (D.C. '94) during their Alumni Weekend virtual presentation "Gross Dissection and Assessment of Lower Extremity Athletic Injuries."
NYCC's Director of the Anatomy Center Dr. Michael P. Zumpano, PhD, D.C., & and Christine Foss (D.C. '94) during their Alumni Weekend virtual presentation "Gross Dissection and Assessment of Lower Extremity Athletic Injuries."

For the first time in New York Chiropractic College history, guests of Alumni Weekend were able to sign in online and connect from anywhere in the world.

Held Sept. 18-20, the 2020 Alumni Weekend Learn, Connect, Lead event introduced a live virtual webinar format to carry on the celebration and learning while adhering to health and safety standards set by New York State.

NYCC welcomed 119 alumni, 76 faculty and staff, 10 non-alumni and 23 students during the inaugural virtual Alumni Weekend. Eleven alumni were featured as guest speakers, discussing a range of healthcare topics including recovery and sports, the opioid crisis and the impact of pain and society.

Continuing Education at its Core

NYCC grad Dr. Christina Ippolito (D.C. ’12, MSAOM ‘14) kicked off the event on Thursday, Sept. 17, with her presentation for students, "Integrating Chiropractic into a Multidisciplinary Healthcare Organization."

Alumni and participants signed in beginning the morning of Friday, Sept. 18, from a wide range of locations, spanning from Canada and Tennessee to the back hills of Vermont and the California coast. The following three days were jam-packed with diverse workshops and presentations by NYCC and industry leaders discussing powerful and timely healthcare issues.

NYCC Trustee Emeritus John Rosa, (D.C. '92) presented the keynote address "Chiropractic Care of the Patient with Chronic Pain Syndromes: The Opioid Crisis - A Chiropractors' Perspective," during Alumni Weekend,
NYCC Trustee Emeritus John Rosa, (D.C. '92) (pictured at a past event at NYCC) presented the keynote address "Chiropractic Care of the Patient with Chronic Pain Syndromes: The Opioid Crisis - A Chiropractors' Perspective," during Alumni Weekend.

The keynote address "Chiropractic Care of the Patient with Chronic Pain Syndromes: The Opioid Crisis - A Chiropractors' Perspective," was presented by NYCC alumnus Dr. John Rosa (D.C. ’92). A leader in chiropractic, Dr. Rosa has served as a Trustee of NYCC for more than 15 years, including a three-year term as Chairman of the Board, and has been credited with reducing opioid prescriptions by 70 percent at Menocal Family Practice in Maryland when Rosa began integrating Chiropractic, physical therapy and behavioral medicine in a primary care setting.

History of Alumni Weekend

For 20 years the College has held a homecoming event for the #NYCCBlue community to celebrate and reconnect. In 2000, the gathering was known as "Unity Day and Reunion Weekend." In 2019, the event was called “The NYCC Centennial Celebration,” a sold-out event featuring the President’s Dinner and an evening of live music and local food, in addition to continuing education presentations and workshops. 2020 was the College’s first online event.

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