Mid-Winter Conference 2016
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Monday, March 07, 2016 12:55 PM

For the second year the Texas Chiropractic Association's Mid-Winter Conference was held at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, a premier venue located in the heart of Lubbock.   Doctors from around the state converged to enhance their knowledge, mingle with their peers and ensure that required TBCE continuing education hours were achieved.  This year's Mid-Winter conference was one of the most well attended in recent memory and was a marked success.  You will certainly want to make plans now to attend the Chiro Texpo '16 in Arlington June 10-12!

The Mid-Winter event kicked off Friday at noon with keynote speaker Charles Ward, DC challenging the doctors asking the question "are you thinking big enough?"  Patrick J. McNeil, DC resumed the afternoon conferences with a presentation on advanced spinal correction and strengthening techniques, and Dr. Ward capped Friday's lectures presenting communicating chiropractic principles to improve clinical outcomes through increased compliance.  A buffet and reception in the exhibitors hall following Friday's conference allowed for a time of relaxed sharing and visiting with colleagues and vendors.

             

Following a hearty buffet breakfast Saturday's conference featured Terry Yochum, DC presenting "A Stress to the Human Skeleton: A Chiropractic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Perspective."  

Also on Saturday Chiropractic Assistants had the opportunity to attend the Efficient, Effective and Profitable Front Desk, a comprehensive, full-day program for Chiropractic Assistants taught by Lori W. Allen of Profitable Practice Strategies.  The praise for this class was high and many recommended that staff plan now to attend this course when it is presented at Chiro Texpo '16 in Arlington.

At noon Steve Peyroux, DC of Physicians Business Solutions hosted a southwestern buffet luncheon for conference participants.  The opportunity was used to present several awards and recognitions.

Dr. Michelle Wiggins (left) of Big Spring was the recipient of a pair of custom made cowboy boots in a fundraiser for the Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI).  The fundraiser raised over $5500 for the CDI and a happy Dr. Jeff Williams presented a very happy Dr. Wiggins with her boots during the luncheon.  

Dr. Ben Quiroz D.C. (right) of Odessa was recognized as TCA's Doctor of the Month from District 1 and presented a plaque  commemorating the event by Dr. Jeff Williams.

Dr. Jennings Smith, DC, of Amarillo was recognized as TCA's Doctor of the Month from District 2.  He is seen holding his plaque with Dr. Jeff Williams and Dr. Tyce Hergert.

Steve Peyroux, DC then shared his vision of an Integrated Wellness Business Model with the conference participants.

Following the luncheon  Terry Yochum, DC continued with his presentation on Stress to the Human Skeleton: A Chiropractic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Perspective, discussion and presenting cases on a new perspective on spondylolysis and on "pending spondylolysis."  The conference attendees were impressed with the new interpretation.

Following Saturday's conferences attendees had the opportunity to mix, mingle, and discuss what they learned at the TCA Tour of Texas Reception, an informal gathering providing opportunity for sharing.

At the Sunday conference, while participants again enjoyed a hearty breakfast buffet, Lori W. Allen spoke to all attendees on the Six Components to Maximizing Success in Your Practice and Assuring a Positive Patient Outcome to start the day. She then continued her CA seminar for the office staff.  Amy Wood, DC, of The Collection Coach, presented a most thorough and well documented presentation for the TBCE required hours. 

In addition to the conference schedule there were opportunities for fellowship, a night on the town, board meetings and more.  This year's Mid-Winter conference was one of the most well attended in recent memory and was a marked success.  You will certainly want to make plans now to attend the Chiro Texpo '16 in Arlington June 10-12!