2017 WCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The 2017 WCA Conference will be held at the breathtaking Jackson Lake Lodge in Jackson, WY on May 19-21, 2017. We are so excited about our CE schedule this year. See the course descriptions and bios below for more information on our exciting line-up! Earn up to 16 hrs. of CE credit!
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Our group rate for hotel rooms at the lodge is $149/night. Be sure to mention the WCA Annual Conference to obtain the discounted rate before April 19th. The Lodge's phone number is 307-543-3100. Bring the family and make it a vacation -- the Tetons, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole are a short drive away!
A few important notes:
- All registration fees will increase by $50 on May 5th, 2017!
- Non-member conference registration fees have increased significantly this year!
- Be sure to renew your membership before registering for the conference in order to save $80!
- Attention non-members - join WCA before May 5th to receive a $155 savings on your conference registration!
- Printed notes ($25) will only be available until May 5th! If you register after this date, you will have to utilize the digital version of these notes which will be available online for free.
All workshops and special events will take place on-site at the Jackson Lake Lodge.
Bill Moreau, DC, DACBSP, CSCS -- (Fri., May 19th and Sat., May 20th)
Sports Related Concussion: (4 CE) This four-hour presentation provides the current best care pathways for the evaluation and management strategies for sports related concussion. The care algorithm from the on-field management to “return to play” decision making is presented in an evidence based method. The participants will perform hands on activities to learn the standardized assessment of concussion. Dr. Moreau recently returned from the Berlin Concussion Conference where he was the first chiropractor to be an invited attendee. He presented three papers at this prestigious international consensus conference.
The Preparticipation Examination: (2 CE) This two-hour course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with the current information concerning the standards of care for the performance of the athletic physical. The participants will understand the structure of a PPE using the current standards of care.
The Role of Chiropractic in Olympic Sports: (2 CE) This two-hour (2 C.E.) presentation uses an evidence based approach to identify that chiropractic care is a valued service in elite sports. Attendees will learn the prerequisite skills required to provide care to the world’s best athletes. The implementation, importance and utilization of chiropractic services at the Olympic and Paralympics is discussed.
Dr. Bill Moreau, DC, DACBSP, CSCS, is a chiropractic physician and conservative evidence based sports medicine clinician who started work with the USOC in 2009 after more than 25 years of private practice. He became the first Managing Director of Sports Medicine for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and prior to that promotion, worked at the USOC as the Director of Clinics. Moreau develops the USOC Sports Medicine strategy, oversees all USOC sports medicine activities and has served as the Medical Director for Team USA at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
Abbie Miller, MCS-P -- (Fri., May 19th and Sat., May 20th)
Bulletproof Your Documentation, Coding and Compliance in 2017 (12 CE)
This 12-hour, mastery session will provide both doctors and key team members with the valuable information necessary to navigate the ever-changing world of compliance and medical necessity. Even providers with cash-based practices will benefit from the hands-on approach to learning. Attendees will be asked to bring a sanitized chart to work with live throughout the training.
As a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist for Physicians, Abbie serves in several capacities within KMC University. Using skills she has obtained through 16 years of experience in managing a chiropractic office, combined with her MCS-P Certification, Abbie coaches KMC University clients on HIPAA regulations, proper OIG compliance, accurate coding practices, patient financial procedures, insurance billing regulations, medicare requirements and documentation specifics. She also is a Medicare Enrollment Specialist and serves as a Practice Performance Profile Analyst, advising Chiropractors on how to improve compliance, coding, billing, documentation or reimbursement in a particular practice.
Dean DePice, DC -- (Sat., May 20th and Sun., May 21st)
What’s Great in Chiropractic — Scope of Practice (3 CE) This session will discuss positioning chiropractic, research, and the challenges inherent in proposing and executing valid, useful research of chiropractic in the efficacy of the care provided. Dr. Dean will present a critical review of the research and address how to apply this research in practice to encourage patient engagement and facilitate better patient outcomes.
Strokes Uncovered; Saving Lives — Risk Management (2 CE) Learn what is important to understand about strokes with the mechanisms, causations and relevant research presented in a way that both patients and doctors can understand.
Writing Compliant Care Plans (2 CE) In this session you will learn to define the following: how you know an adjustment worked, what and how to re-examine patient progress, treatment plans vs. care plans, discharge from treatment and wellness vs. maintenance vs. supportive care.
Wellness: It’s a Matter of Less of This & More of That — Research Trends (1 CE) This class will stimulate and provoke the audience to let the research speak for itself and take action to choose wellness. Be sought after as the doctor that continually delivers this relevant message.
Dr. Dean DePice, has been serving the profession as well as his patients as a practicing Chiropractor for 30 years. His educational background in chemistry and biology combined with his lifelong experience and knowledge of chiropractic, positions him to be a doctor who pursues knowledge with a balanced focus on the practical application of science and philosophy upon patient outcomes. Dr. DePice is an experienced international lecturer, practice coach, CCE presenter, and contributor to the entire chiropractic profession. He founded TLC4Superteams, with a conviction to provide Chiropractors with a unique design of individualized practice coaching and accountability.
Mickey Burt, DC -- (Sun., May 21st)
Gallup-Palmer Report on Chiropractic (2 CE)
Dr. Mickey Burt will be presenting results from the Gallup-Palmer Report on Chiropractic. His presentation will be looking at “Americans’ Perception of Chiropractic” data from the perspective of a clinical practitioner. The interpretation of this study highlights ideas and concepts that allow the doctor to zero in on the expectations of patients.
Dr. Mickey and his wife Karla founded the Burt Clinic of Chiropractic in 1974 after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Burt is a current member of the Iowa Chiropractic Society (ICS), American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Palmer College President's Club, Palmer College Heritage Endowment Society, International Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table, the International College of Chiropractic, and is a Board member for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. He also serves as the Executive Director for Alumni at Palmer College of Chiropractic, and has lectured extensively across the U.S. and internationally for the college, and other organizations.