January 30, 2012 — Parker Seminars awarded some of the most influential leaders in the profession during 2012 Parker Seminars Las Vegas.
Erchonia Medical, a leader in low level laser healthcare applications, was honored with the coveted Philanthropy Award. Erchonia was honored with the award for their generosity in giving freely of their services, time, effort, support, and funds for the benefit of the chiropractic profession.
The Parker Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Terry Yochum for enhancing the profession with his substantial contributions. Yochum, director of Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, and adjunct professor of radiology at Southern California University of Health Sciences, is well-known for his work in radiology. The first edition of his text, “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology,” is a benchmark publication for the profession. The text book has sold more than 100,000 copies since 1987 and is the required text in radiology at chiropractic institutions worldwide.
“Dr. Terry Yochum has been a dedicated contributor to chiropractic for five decades,” said Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars, clinics, research, and continuing education of Parker University. “He has worked tirelessly for chiropractic especially in the field of radiology, where he is the recognized master.”
Each year, Performance Health representing Biofreeze, Thera Band, and Prossage honors an individual whose affinity for helping humanity has made a difference in the world and on the profession. This year, the Biofreeze Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead. A spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), General Halstead has been on a mission to educate soldiers and civilians about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care.
In addition, on behalf of General Halstead, Performance Health presented a $10,000 check to the F4CP.
The World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC) named Dr. Janette Kurban as the Woman Chiropractor of the Year for her exemplary service to the profession. A 2009, Parker graduate, Kurban is actively involved in the profession and is a leader in chiropractic. She maintains a practice in Arlington, Texas. In 2008, Dr. Kurban made history as the first Parker graduate appointed to serve on the Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE).
Several individuals were also honored with Grand Tour Organization (GTO) Awards including Dr. James Chestnut, Brandi MacDonald, Dr. Don MacDonald, Dr. John Minardi, and Dr. Linda Powers for their commitment in continuing to study, learn, and update their abilities to better serve in their practice by attending seven consecutive Parker Seminars.
Parker Seminars debuted its 10 Best Tweets Contest, a social media contest held during the seminar. Seminar attendees were able to follow Parker Seminars on Twitter and receive up-to-the-minute news on classes and events. The seminar even had the Twitter stream on screens around the seminar so people could follow without looking at their phones. Many attendees joined in by tweeting and including the #ParkerVegas hashtag. The 10 best tweets were awarded with a prize from Parker SHARE Products. Dr. Jon Wise, one of the 10 Best Tweets winners from Wise Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nevada, tweeted, “Loving pediatric lecture with Liz Peacock at #parkervegas.”
Carol Shoemaker, wife of long time Parker Seminars attendee, Dr. Jim Shomaker, was awarded for all of her live tweeting during classes.
Another winner, Dr. Steven Brooks ’99 from Sunset Chiropractic in San Angelo, Texas, tweeted, “Been up for 16 hours now traveling to Parker Seminars and I feel fresh and energized after the amazing sessions.”
Source: Parker University, parker.edu