Education Sessions

Education Sessions


Session Title: Identifying and Addressing Patient Mistreatment of Trainees Using the ERASE Framework for a Chiropractic Setting

Presenters: Stephanie Halloran, DC and Vivian Ly, DC

Description: 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. 


Session Title: Consider the Learner: The Power of Microlearning in Chiropractic Curriculum

Presenter: Jennifer Illes, DC, MS

Description: Microlearning can be defined as short and small chunks of information used to meet a specific learning outcome. There is no definitive time requirement for microlearning, but typically microlearning content takes the learner 1-10 minutes to consume. This content is accessed in short bursts, is relevant to the individual, and repeated over time to ensure retention and build conceptual understanding. In general, there are four ways microlearning is used: before longer form instruction, after longer form instruction, as stand-alone instruction, and as performance support. When you think about using shorter content in these different ways, then you can focus on the learner—what will they need at the moment they are using your materials, and how will you provide the greatest value for them? By so doing, you focus on both the learning and the learner.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe how to create a boost learning plan for your own chiropractic content.
  2. Illustrate how to create boosting content.
  3. Illustrate how to break your own content into bite-sized pieces for microlearning delivery.
  4. Design and create a piece of standalone microlearning.


Session Title: Teaching Correct Medicare Billing: A Critical Skill for Chiropractors

Presenter: William Lauretti, DC

Description: The relationship between doctors of chiropractic and Medicare is, well… complicated. On the one hand, Medicare pays DCs about a half-billion dollars per year. On the other hand, Medicare is consistently named as one of the biggest headaches for practicing DCs, with complicated rules and an extremely limited range of services covered. A major initiative of ACA is to expand Medicare coverage for DCs, a goal that is thwarted by the discouragingly high rate of errors DCs make when billing Medicare. One recent government report found that chiropractic services had the highest rate of “improper payments” among all covered outpatient services. Teaching our students how to properly bill Medicare is essential to provide them with opportunities to prosper in practice, as well as avoiding potentially expensive federal fines for Medicare miscoding. This session will give an introduction on Medicare billing basics and advice on avoiding potentially costly pitfalls.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss a brief history of chiropractic coverage in the Medicare program, and potential directions for future progress.
  2. Identify the proper Procedure Codes and Diagnostic Codes required for correct Medicare coding.
  3. Discuss the potential risks DCs take when treating patients covered by Medicare and not billing Medicare for covered services.


Session Title: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency Training for Chiropractic Physicians

Presenter: James Lehman, DC, MBA

Description: This presentation will feature a discussion regarding the need for postdoctoral clinical training within Federally Qualified Health Centers. Dr. Lehman will present a full description of the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine resident training program with advice for those interested in duplicating the program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The development process for postdoctoral clinical training
  2. The clinical learning environment
  3. The need for postdoctoral training
  4. Opportunities for chiropractic clinical faculty
  5. How to duplicate the neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency within Federally Qualified Health Centers


Session Title: For Clinical Teachers Only: What Every Clinical Teacher Needs and Ought to Know

Presenter: Michael Wiles, DC, MEd, MS, EdD

Description: This presentation will begin with a short discussion of the characteristics of the “ideal clinical teacher” and proceed to discuss the planning of clinical educational experiences, contrasting these with traditional classroom experiences. Dr. Wiles will explore several conceptual models for clinical teaching and conclude with a discussion of role modeling in the clinical education environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the vital role of the clinical teacher and characteristics of ideal clinical instruction.
  2. Examine and discuss the minimum requirements for the competent clinical teacher, and explore ways to go beyond minimal competence.
  3. Discuss clinical teaching in different educational environments, with an emphasis on structuring the “teachable” moment.
  4. Describe common models used to structure clinical teaching experiences.
  5. Describe the characteristics of a good role model.


Session Title: From Apps to Wearables: Using Hands-on Resources to Teach Nutrition in 2020

Presenter: Marlene Wolf, MD, FAAFP

Description: This presentation will highlight Dr. Wolf’s interactive teaching methods, including presenting weekly clinic cases with nutrition diagnosis, exploring nutrition-related Apps, looking at food and vitamin labels, discussing “Wearables” including continuous glucose monitoring, using the Kahoot! online learning program and the video template program, “Biteable,” and more. The presentation will also feature a guest speaker, an insulin-dependent diabetic, who will demonstrate her wearable continuous glucose monitor, her inhaled insulin and her diet as a diabetic of over 20 years. Following the presentation, the entire audience will play a game of Kahoot!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the resources used in teaching Nutrition to chiropractic students, including apps and wearables.
  2. Learn to engage the students using a video template tool such as “Biteable.”
  3. Summarize the educational value of the Kahoot! online learning system.