It’s late August at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida, and the spirits are just as bright as the Florida sunshine in the huge open foyer of this new convention facility.
Casually dressed DCs greet one another like long-lost friends and stroll amiably among the 430 exhibit booths, stopping to inquire about a product they don’t recognize or visit with a favorite distributor to place an order. Others are talking while walking at a brisk pace, heading to the next class.
The surroundings are modern and beautiful, the air cool and fresh, and the buzz of happy human engagement fills the air. In the “World of Attractions” that is Orlando, you are in a ChiroWorld that every doctor of chiropractic should experience.
An event like no other
The National has quietly become the largest CE and business event—as well as the largest vendor exposition—in the U.S. With more than 3,000 attendees and more than 2,000 vendor representatives, the size of the convention can seem overwhelming. But the synergy of industry and education provides an exciting and uplifting environment.
For three and a half days, attendees can immerse themselves in everything chiropractic. With the number of educational choices available, you have the choice of hearing new ideas from speakers, exploring national issues and solutions, and learning about how to best serve your patients. The National will challenge you to think and grow through a level of intellectual stimulation you likely don’t get every day.
This year’s event will focus on national issues and developments in the industry with 75 distinguished panelists and speakers. Covering the scope of the chiropractic field, keynote speakers include Drs Ted Carrick, James Chestnut, Pat Gentempo, Jay Greenstein, Cindy Howard, Fabrizio Mancini, Dan Murphy, Mitch Mally, CJ Mertz, Perry Nickelson, Louis Sportelli, Stuart Warner, Teri Warner, Jack Wolfson, and Heather Wolfson. Other thought leaders include Lori Allen, Brandi MacDonald, Kathy Mills Chang, and Benny Vaughn, just to name a few.
Panel topics will feature:
- The Role of Chiropractic in the National Opioid Crisis
- Integration of Chiropractic Care into Mainstream Healthcare
- How to Overcome Medicare Audits
If you aren’t a DC, but are part of the chiropractic family, there are benefits for you, too:
- Massage therapists earn LMT certification hours for national CE credit.
- CAs can earn a certificate when attending the “Ultimate CA” training. Interact with 300 of your peers and learn the latest and greatest to bring back to your practice.
In addition to top-notch education, The National offers fun as well. Enjoy receptions every evening and mingle with your colleagues. Participate in alumni events hosted by your college and catch up with former classmates. Or get some relaxation in the Massage Oasis Room, where you can get a complimentary chair or foot massage.
The Platinum Sponsors for the convention are Pillow of Health, designed to provide the most restful and comfortable sleep of your life and Standard Process, visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. Other sponsors include Biotics Research Corporation, ACOM Health, ECLIPSE Practice Management Software, Erchonia Corporation, NCMIC Insurance Company, Performance Health/Biofreeze, Anabolic Labs, Brainspan, K-Laser, Regions Bank, and Foot Levelers.
We listened to you
Through a synthesis of all the ideas and feedback we’ve received over the years, it’s no surprise that The National is now the preeminent chiropractic CE event and exposition. “We listened to our members, who wanted to satisfy their CE requirements for other states where they also held licensure; then to our exhibitors, who shared with us what they liked about the most successful expositions they attended,” says Debra Brown, CEO of the Florida Chiropractic Association. “And we listened to visionaries in chiropractic who shared their vision of an event that would truly serve the chiropractic community on every level. We listened and we implemented all these features because we want this to be the largest chiropractic convention and exposition in the country. The ultimate goal is helping chiropractic to grow.”
So, bring your whole team! The National offers everything: nutrition, technique, taping, neurology, pediatrics, primary care, acupuncture, laser, and research trends. Want to focus on business instead of getting CEs? This year’s all-new Business Track will equip you for greater success at a bargain registration rate. With staff discounts and various registration options available, there is sure to be a good fit. Be sure to take advantage of early bird rates before they end on July 28.
We hope you will join us for this educational powerhouse and networking event. Reward yourself and bring your staff to get educated and motivated for the year to come. Bring your family to enjoy the world of attractions and shopping that are close and convenient to the venue, along with a world-class spa facility and superb casual and fine dining.
Make The National by FCA an annual part of your personal and professional development. Come not only for license renewal CEs but for better patient care and a more successful practice. For more information and to register, visit TheNationalChiro.com or call 407-654-3225.
Debra Minor Brown is CEO of the Florida Chiropractic Association and works with a staff team of 16 in the service of the association’s 4,700 members. The FCA hosts the largest convention and exposition in chiropractic worldwide each August in Orlando, Florida. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or through fcachiro.org.