Saturday Educational Sessions

McAndrews Leadership Lecture- EPIC: Our Driver, Our Duty, Our Future (1CE) 

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  
Meeting Room: Columbia 6 & 8 

Presenter: Richard Brown, DC, LL.M, FRCC, FBCA, FEAC, FAECC

Global health is transforming. Patient expectations are rising. Never before has scrutiny of the chiropractic profession been more intense. This transformation, these expectations, this scrutiny, all bring unprecedented opportunities and exciting challenges. The question is: are we prepared to meet them as we ought? We are, as long as we are prepared to #BeEPIC. 

#BeEPIC is the World Federation of Chiropractic’s strategic initiative for the chiropractic profession. It represents four components: evidence-based practice; people-centered care; interprofessionalism; and collaboration. As we face a global crisis in spinal pain and disability, and battle as a society to combat the catastrophic effects of the drugs that were prescribed in a failed attempt to manage it, the evidence for effectiveness sits with approaches that have been advocated by chiropractors for decades.

Against the backdrop of opportunities and challenges, strong leadership is critical. We must respect the past, but not live in it. Leaders must be visionary, see a better, brighter future and guide their people with persistence, positivity and integrity. The 2020 McAndrews Leadership Lecture will describe what it is to #BeEPIC and how chiropractors at all stages of their careers can unite under this banner in the service of patients, society and their profession.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the #BeEpic movement and its effect on the chiropractic professions.  
  2. Identify new evidence-based solutions to spinal pain and disability epidemic.  
  3. Explain how these new advancements can help unite chiropractic and benefit patients going forward.

Identifying and Addressing Patient-Initiated Sexual Harassment in a Chiropractic Setting (1 CE)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  
Meeting Room: Columbia 11

Presenter: Vivian Ly, DC & Stephanie Halloran, DC  

This presentation will review the prevalence of patient-initiated sexual harassment in a chiropractic setting, as well as demonstrate examples of sexual harassment, how women can respond as clinicians, and how supervisors can support women in the clinical setting and develop strategies for addressing the situation in real time. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Explain what patient-initiated sexual harassment is and how to recognize it in a clinical setting. 
  2. Employ tools for female chiropractors to address patient-initiated sexual harassment in a clinical setting. 
  3. Apply the development of strategies for supervising clinicians to support female colleagues or employees in patient-initiated sexual harassment situations.  

Creating Engaging Rehabilitation Procedures Through Gamification (1 CE) 

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  

Meeting Room: Columbia 12
Presenter: Bobby Maybee, DC  

Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.  It can also be defined as a set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the characteristics of game elements. Gamification commonly employs game design elements to improve user engagement, organizational productivity, flow, learning, crowd sourcing, ease of use, usefulness of systems, physical exercise and more.  While a majority of studies show that gamification has positive effects on individuals, individual and contextual differences exist.  

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Describe what gamification is, why it is important, and how it can improve your patient outcomes. 
  2. Identify the common tools for gamifying your practice.   
  3. Identify the tools you already have. 
  4. Design and implement rehabilitation and office procedures that include gamification. 

Objectifying Permanent Injury of the Cervical Spine (1 CE)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Meeting Room: Columbia 11
Presenter: Vern A. Saboe, Jr., DC   

In this presentation, Dr. Saboe will review the significance of long-term cervical spine injuries.  Topics will include identifying common mechanisms of injury, the methodology of objectifying muscle, ligamentous and intervertebral disc injuries, and the devices used to help identify such injuries. Dr. Saboe’s presentation brings the listener from the doctor's office to the courtroom and feature information on how to prepare to be the medical expert in a trial involving such cases. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Distinguish the differences between acute and long-term spinal injury.   
  2. Identify the permanent injury of the cervical spine.   
  3. Discuss how to present such information in a legal courtroom as the medical expert. 

Functional Outcomes: Meeting Documentation Standards for Today’s Insurance Guidelines (1 CE)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
Meeting Room: Columbia 12

Presenter: Mathew E. DiMond, DC, DACRB, EMT, FICC 

Evidence continues to suggest that chiropractors are not using appropriate measures to track patient progress. There is a lack of utilization of not only condition-specific questionnaires but also psychosocial ones. Current best-practice guidelines, from treatment approaches to dosage considerations, increasingly suggest not only implementation of functional and psychosocial care options but also utilization of appropriately paired outcomes. Most alarming is the response often taken by insurance providers who, more and more, are looking for this information to be documented. This lecture will explain and compare different types of functional outcomes and define strategies to expedite implementation in the chiropractic office. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Review and identify different types of outcomes. 
  2. Explain how to extract this information from a patient visit and create appropriate goals. 
  3.  Discuss and implement strategies to current practices that facilitate documenting these items.