Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
Florida Required Electrodiagnosis Neurology Dissection Lab
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Friday, Nov. 4
9am Neuro Exam - Hall
10am Sleep Disorders - Schafer
11am Laser Therapy - True
1pm EDx - Nandedkar Basic
2pm EDx - Nandedkar Basic
3pm EDx - Nandedkar 
4pm EDx - Nandedkar 
5pm EDx - Nandedkar 
6pm END
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 Sat., Nov. 5, 2016
9am EDx - Nandedkar Brain Inflam/Degen - Seaman
EDx - Nandedkar  Brain Inflam/Degen - Seaman
11am EDx - Nandedkar  Neuroradiology - Richardson
12pm Records - Lockenour
1pm Records - Lockenour EDx - Nandedkar  Communication & the Brain - Ferezy
2pm Records - Lockenour EDx - Nandedkar  Communication & the Brain - Ferezy
3pm Records - Lockenour END Chiro Specialties - Lehman
4pm Records - Lockenour Chiro Specialties - Lehman
5pm Records - Lockenour Chiro Specialties - Lehman
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 Sunday, Nov. 6.
8am Ethics - Lockenour
9am Ethics - Lockenour Edx Cases - Smith Einsteins Brain - Freedman
10am FL Law - Lockenour Edx Cases - Smith Neuro Workshop/Review Ferezy
11am FL Law - Lockenour END Neuro Workshop/Review Ferezy Dissection Lab: Brain - Dishman
12pm Dissection Lab: Brain - Dishman
1pm Errors - Lockenour Functional Neurology - Dishman END
2pm Errors - Lockenour Concussion Update - Quist
3pm Risk - Lockenour END
4pm END

Michael Hall, DC - Functional Neurological Screen - Understanding functional neurology can play an integral role in bridging chiropractic and patient education. This presentation will review a few procedures that are aimed at illustrating neurologic dysfunction in a patient population.  A screening process will be demonstrated that may enhance clinical decision making and improving patient outcomes. 

John Schafer, DC - Neurophysiology of Sleep: An introduction to the basics of sleep and sleep disorders for chiropractic neurologists - A one-hour general introduction to the basics of healthy sleeping and sleep disorders for chiropractic neurologists. Evaluation and management of sleeping disorders can be central to the successful outcome of chiropractic patients. This will allow for recognition and differentiation to diagnose the most common and prevalent sleeping disorders that affect chiropractic neurologists’ patients. Discussion of sleep hygiene will be included at the conclusion of the lecture. This discussion will include proper beds and mattresses along with pillows and other important components of a healthy night sleep!

Jerry True, DC -  Laser (Light) Therapy - Cervicogenic Headache: Laser Therapy Case Studies - Cervicogenic headache is very common in musculoskeletal medicine.  Headaches are reported to occur in 80% of post whiplash injuries.  The lecture covers the pathomechanisms of headache production from the upper cervical spine.  There is a review of basic laser safety, and laser therapy protocol for treatment of headaches originating from injury to the cervical spine.  The case studies presented are unique in that the headache patterns described were alleviated after laser therapy treatment of the mid thoracic spine.  The proposed mechanisms of biomechanical chain spasm and autonomic contribution in cervicogenic headache production are discussed. The class will cover an introduction to laser safety,mechanisms of action of laser on symptom reduction, pathomechanisms of symptom production and case studies.

Sanjeev Nandekar, Ph.D. -  Advanced Topics in Electrodiagnosis - Dr. Nandedkar will address our group with some general comments about the importance of the use of electromyography in clinical practice, including EMG indications and pitfalls.  A detailed discussion of practical electromyography for the electromyographer will ensue, including various techniques, current concepts and insights into the future of electrodiagnostic medicine.

David Seaman, DC - Neuroinflammation and DegenerationDr. Seaman has been writing and presenting information about chronic inflammation for 25 years. He was interested in this topic long before it become a mainstream topic of focus in relation to chronic disease expression. Dr. Seaman has written many articles and two books on the topic. Dr. Seaman will discuss Chronic inflammation in the brain and how inflammation is initially silent.  Also covered will be neurodegenerative conditions of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.  Hour 2 will discuss obesity and chronic neuroinflammation, hypothalamic inflammation and the promotion of obesity and obesity and chronic neurodegenerative diseases.  Clinical assessment and management will also be covered.

Matthew Richardson, DC - Cases in Diagnostic Imaging - Dr. Richardson will review interesting and challenging diagnostic imaging cases of the spine: trauma, extremity trauma, joint degeneration, and neoplasms. Emphasis will be on neurological implications of radiologic findings.

John Lockenour, DC - All 13 Florida required CE hours will be presented in 2 days.  6 hours of chiropractic documentation presented on Saturday including a step-by-step procedure from initial consultation to discharge.  CPT coding, ICD 10 diagnosis, and specifics of Medicare will be presented.  Sunday’s classes will include ethics (2 hours), Florida laws and rules (2 hours), medical errors (2hours), and risk management (1 hour).

Documentation - (6 CEU) - In today’s complex third-party payer system it is imperative that every provider understands insurance coding, billing, and documentation.  This 6 hour seminar is systematized to give you practical steps and tools you can use in your practice the following day.  A step-by-step procedure will cover from the initial consultation to discharge.  A clear understanding of CPT procedure codes and how they correlate to ICD 10 diagnosis will be given.  Specifics of Medicare coding, documentation, modifiers, and treatment plans will be covered in detail.  Proactive steps to avoid fraudulent billing and frequent audits will be built into practice protocols. Objective is to provide state required continued education for the chiropractic physician.  This 6 hour course will educate the chiropractic practitioner on all aspects of third-party reimbursement.  Each individual hour will cover different aspects of documentation and coding required by state law and third-party payers.  Special emphasis will be given to Medicare guidelines to assist in lowering error rates in the chiropractic profession.

Ethical Dilemma's - (2 CEU) This course is designed to expose the student to basic concepts of ethics, jurisprudence, and case law as they pertain to conducting practice.  The doctor/patient relationship, practice management, risk management, and confidentiality will be presented in order to avoid ethical violations. This course introduces the student to the concept of bioethics and medical ethics as they relate to the practice of chiropractic.  Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of these laws and ethical concepts.  Real life examples of ethical violations will be presented and discussed. This course introduces the student to the concept of bioethics and medical ethics as they relate to the practice of chiropractic.  Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of these laws and ethical concepts.  Real life examples of ethical violations will be presented and discussed.

Florida Laws & Rules - (2 CEU) Florida strictly governs the practice of chiropractic medicine. The scope of practice for a chiropractic physician and numerous restrictions and limitations are set forth in several different sections of Florida Statutes as well as in different sections of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). This class reviews and discusses the more significant legal requirements affecting chiropractic physicians imposed by Florida's Laws and administrative regulations. Additionally, legal issues, which are particularly troublesome to chiropractic physicians, will be reviewed and recommendations made to assist in reducing the risk of legal or disciplinary action being initiated against the chiropractic physician. During this 2 hour class students will be made aware of multiple treatment regimens that may be introduced or provided by a chiropractic provider.  The course will identify specific therapies, who can provide them, and how the Florida statutes regulate their administration.  With the proper knowledge, the chiropractic provider may be able to offer additional services that would benefit their patients.  The goal of this classes to assist the doctor with the correct structure and legal contracts based on the Florida law. 

Medical Errors - (2 CEU) This specialized two hour class will cover the most common occurrences of malpractice in a chiropractic office.  Actual malpractice cases will be presented with discussion concerning “how the doctor could have prevented the occurrence.”  Valuable practical preventative steps will be given that would apply to all providers. This 2 hour class is designed to make the chiropractic provider aware of the most common malpractice occurrences.  Discussion concerning standard of care and informed consent will be introduced.  The importance of proper staff training and good office procedures will be encouraged.  With the presentation of actual chiropractic malpractice cases students can see “first hand” how problems can develop and be prevented.  

Risk Management - (1 CEU) This specialized class will deal with how many chiropractic physicians set themselves up for disaster with patients and/or staff.  Actual reported Chiropractic Board of Examiner cases will be discussed with how the doctor should have prevented the situation. This class is designed to review and discuss professional boundaries as it applies to the chiropractic provider.  Each student should have a clear understanding of what determines a professional boundary.  Specific office procedures and staff training will be introduced in dealing with "risky patients.”  

Joseph Ferezy, DC - Communication & the brain - Explore the human mind as you delve into the highest level of all human brain function, communication and language. The class will discuss relevant anatomy, brain processing of sensory stimuli, and how brain components work together (and at odds) in order for an individual to communicate.

Neurological Examination Workshop - Brush up on your skills! Join Dr. Ferezy for a "hands on" review of the core neurological examination. Practice neurological testing and ask questions. A rare opportunity to sharpen your skills, or prepare for a practical board examination. 

James Lehman, DC -  Health Care Reform:  Implications for the integration of chiropractic specialists - The Affordable Care Act is investing in the primary care infrastructure in order to change the delivery of health care in the United States.  This law intends to coordinate health care and reduce costs and improve quality of care by moving from a sick care model to a health and wellness model.  As a result of health care reform, community health centers funded by Medicaid will offer the majority of primary care in this country in the near future. The current opioid epidemic for the treatment of patients with painful neuromusculoskeletal conditions has demonstrated a need to offer non-pharmacologic treatments.  In January of 2015, the Joint Commission called for the use of chiropractic and acupuncture to treat patients with pain.  Community health centers credentialed as Federally Qualified Health Centers and Patient Centered Medical Homes are contracting with the University of Bridgeport to provide chiropractic services, education, resident training and research.  This presentation will share the actual experiences of one Connecticut community center’s integration of chiropractic specialists to reduce the use of opioids for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.  

Gary Smith, DC - This class will allow the student to apply knowledge of basic neurophysiology, biomechanics, neurology and history and physical examination findings to analyze, identify and quantify the location of the lesion in the electrodiagnostic report.

Lou Freedman DC - Einsteins Brain & the Glia.  The role of the “Glia” or “glue” cells of the nervous system has been grossly misunderstood since the advent of the compound microscope. This talk will clarify what we now know the function of glial cells to be, including their role in synaptic activity, as well as to relate their function to neuropathic pain syndromes. 

J. Donald Dishman, DC Clinical Neuroanatomy: A laboratory Review of the Brain - This is a fifty minute laboratory course in which the human brain will be dissected and functional anatomy of the cerebral cortex, diencephalon and brainstem will be discussed.

Updates in Functional Neurology: Interactive MetronomeThis is a fifty minute introduction and overview of a neurorehabilitation modality known as interactive metronome. An overview of the scientific evidence and literature to support its utility will be provided. A discussion of common conditions that the metronome has demonstrated to be efficacious will be performed. An overview of the equipment and instrumentation will be provided to learners. A demonstration of the device and its practical use will be performed.

David Quist, DC - Concussion Update 2016: As the worlds of professional sports and medicine collide, interest in concussion has skyrocketed.  This lecture reviews trending thoughts and literature regarding concussion, and uses a practical approach to protecting athletes which can be integrated into chiropractic practice.

NOTE: All Speakers, topics and times are subject to change.

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