NCLC 2018 Session Overview - March 2
Educational Program  Session Summary 
Friday, March 2 
 Track 1 Perspectives for a Successful and Ethical Practice


10:30am - 11:30am 
Online Reputation Management
Bill Groux, Healthgrades 

Bill leads business development on behalf of Healthgrades. His areas of focus and expertise lie primarily in understanding the key drivers for healthcare providers to both acquire and retain patients within the growing digital marketing space. Bill is a graduate of Colorado College (Magna Cum Laude), husband, father, avid runner and voracious reader. 


 11:30am - 12:30pm 
Designing the Patient Experience to Successfully Attract Millennials (1 CEU)*
Jeff Miller 

This session will review the results of evidence-based research studies analyzing the behavior and preferences most often exhibited by millennials. Discussions include why millennials are important to your practice, how to address the gaps in the patient experience of a typical doctor’s office and how to design and implement the capabilities expected by millennials in a cost-effective way while addressing HIPAA compliance requirements and minimizing impact on your staff.





2:00pm - 4:00pm 
Rehab Panel
(2 CEU)*
Moderator: Jonathan Parham, DC 
Ted L. Forcum, DC, DACBSP 
Jerrold Simon, DC, DACRB
Austin McMillin, DC

This panel is designed to improve provider skills in functional assessment and rehabilitative treatments, using a range of contemporary research. “Concussion and Vestibular Rehab” will focus on the topic of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), its causes, effects and how it is treated.   The research-based application of kinesiology tape for injury care and performance will demonstrate the current knowledge and limitations of kinesiology tape research, and how to apply this research to clinical decision-making in positive patient outcomes. And leading-edge skills-based spine rehab for the field chiropractor provides a solid framework for better clinical functional assessment and training, and provides progressive upright triplanar control and endurance-based protocols ideal for the busy chiropractic practice. 

Ted Forcum, DC - Research Based Application of Kinesiology Tape for Injury Care and Performance

Jerrold Simon, DC – Concussion and Vestibular Rehab

Austin McMillin, DC – Leading-Edge Skills-Based Spine Rehab for the Field Chiropractor


4:30pm - 5:30pm 
Clinical Relationship Between Gut Health and Spinal Joint Inflammation
(1 CEU)*
Robert G. Silverman, DC 

In chiropractic care, we see many patients with joint disorders. How many of us consider the gut as we address the joint problems? The gut-joint axis is real. Gut-related antigens from bacteria, oral pathogens and food proteins can play a role in multiple joint disorders including joint tissue inflammation, tissue autoimmunity and tissue degeneration. Through inflammation, cross-reactivity and covalent binding, gut-related antigens can contribute to joint disorders. When the gut barrier is broken these potential triggers of joint disorders can more easily ignite or fuel the autoimmune pathogenesis. Therefore, the importance of intestinal barrier health cannot be emphasized enough. Gut barrier integrity testing, autoantibody assessments, identification of environmental triggers and intestinal barrier healing and wellness protocols will be presented.
 Track 2 Best Practices in Spine Care (Sponsored by Spine IQ)





10:30am - 12:30pm 
Implementation Science: Translating Evidence into Practice Panel
 (2 CEU)*
Moderator: Elizabeth Moos, DC 
John S. Stites, DC 
William J. Lauretti, DC
Charles A. Simpson, DC 

Being able to efficiently appraise a research study and apply the results to patient care is an essential skill for today’s clinicians. This workshop will provide doctors with the foundational skills to efficiently critically appraise a research study, interpret the results and apply them to patient care. The program will be highly interactive using a variety of presentation modes.

John Stites, DC -  Incorporating Research into Clinical Decision-Making

William Lauretti, DC - Safety and Effectiveness of Pharmaceutical and Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments for Spinal Pain: Comparing the Evidence

Charles Simpson, DC - Ethics and Evidence: Ethics at the Intersection of Evidence-Based Practice





2:00pm - 4:00pm 
Primary Spine Practitioner Panel
(2 CEU)*
Moderator: Stephen Perle, DC
Brian Justice, DC
John Ventura, DC
David Beneliyahu, DC

Chiropractors have a unique skill set and have the ability to favorably impact the value of care (i.e., quality outcomes/cost) of spine-related disorders. Spine-related disorders pose an enormous burden to society. Direct costs, those associated with paying for care, are estimated to be as high as $90 billion per year, with indirect spine costs (i.e., those associated with impairment and disability) to be one to five times as much. Additionally, evidence has demonstrated guideline incongruent care is seen in all practitioner groups who treat spine related disorders, from primary care physicians to specialists. Solutions, such as care pathways, still require a new type of practitioner, capable of evaluating and managing the majority of spine patients: the primary spine provider. This panel describes several successful models of practice that engage a primary spine provider.

Brian Justice, DC - Integration of Chiropractors into a Community-Based Spine Pathway

John Ventura, DC – Real World Applications of the Primary Spine Provider

David Beneliyahu DC – Integration of Community Doctors of Chiropractic in a Hospital Spine Center for Collaborative Primary Spine Care




4:30pm - 5:30pm 
Clinical Practice Guidelines: What Good Are They?
(1 CEU)*
Jay Greenstein, DC
Wayne Whalen, DC
Ronald Farabaugh, DC 

This interactive panel will cover skills needed to effectively use clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to enhance patient care. It will focus on: 1) How to apply the three components of evidence-based practice to everyday patient care; 2) Understanding and accessing CPGs particularly relevant to chiropractic practice; and 3) Applying CPG content to specific clinical situations through clinical judgment and critical thinking. The panelists are experienced in practice and research and are all authors on several CPGs. Participants will be able to directly apply what they learned when they return to their practice on Monday morning.