Get ready for the world’s largest chiropractic gathering in Orlando
FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, THOUSANDS OF CHIROPRACTORS, CCPAS, CAS, LMTS AND OTHER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS HAVE GATHERED IN ORLANDO for the largest chiropractic convention and expo in the world — The National by the Florida Chiropractic Association.
Offering the most variety, highest-quality education, latest industry research, networking opportunities and a 430-booth expo with the newest products, attendees can find all they need in one place. You are invited to join the premier meeting place to connect with the chiropractic community on Aug. 22-25, 2019 in Orlando, Fla.
With more than 5,000 industry professionals in attendance, The National delivers a positive energy among all attendees. The synergy of industry and education create a motivating atmosphere that can be felt throughout all four days of the convention.
This year, The National continues the focus on relevant issues and solutions in the industry, with more than 60 internationally distinguished speakers with years of firsthand experience. Attendees can choose from intimate breakout sessions and large panel learning, including:
- The Active Female
- Clinical Benefits of Proper Sleep
- The Relationship between Chronic Pain & Addiction
- Tomorrow’s Technology with Today’s Chiropractic
- Chiropractic Care for Veterans
- Cutting-Edge Research Reveal
Additional subjects will cover acupuncture, decompression, the female brain, functional medicine, HIV/AIDS, kinesiology taping, stroke, TMJ and more. For those wanting to dive into a specific niche of chiropractic, The National offers specialized tracks and diplomates to help your practice stand out and get ahead.
A sampling of tracks includes Sports, Pediatrics, Technology, Techniques, Newly-Licensed DCs, Students, Mobile Chiropractic and all required subjects. These are all included with your registration fee. Specialty diplomate hours offered include DABCI (lab testing and internal disorders), ACBN (nutrition) and ACNB (neurology). For those who prefer a focus on growing your business, a Business & Success Track will provide social, leadership and practice-building truths to advance your practice.
Leading these conversations will be more than 80 presenters, including world-renowned speakers in doctors Matthew Antonucci, Perry Bard, Richard Brown, Christopher Bump, Mark Charrette, James Chestnut, Etienne DuBarry, Christine Goertz, Jay Greenstein, Raj Gupta, Heidi Haavik, Cindy Howard, Sherry McAllister, Dan Murphy, Mitch Mally, CJ Mertz, Bill Morgan, Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, Eric Plasker, Annette Schippel, Robert Silverman, Alan Sokoloff, Louis Sportelli, Brandon Steele, Stephanie Sullivan, Stuart Warner, Teresa Warner and Alicia Yochum, to name a few. Other thought leaders include Lori Allen, David Bayer, Brad Cost, Bill Esteb, Phyllis Frase-Charrette, Matthew Loop and Kathy Mills-Chang.
The number of educational choices available allows each attendee the option to customize their learning experience. Chiropractors can earn as many as 20 continuing education hours approved for license renewal in 45 states, in both large and small classroom and workshop settings.
The National emphasizes education, but also provides opportunities to unwind. After attending classes all day, enjoy food and drinks and network with colleagues at one of the receptions available each evening.
Catch up with former classmates at an alumni event offered by one of the many chiropractic colleges. Relax in the Massage Oasis Room, where you can receive a complimentary chair or foot massage. And of course, stroll through the largest vendor exposition in the world. With 430 exhibit booths, this is a shopping experience you do not want to miss. Experience new products that will enhance your practice, discounts, freebies, cash prizes and booth drawings. Special events include:
- National University of Health Sciences Homecoming: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the St. Petersburg campus at The National.
- Certified Posture Expert Professional Homecoming: an opportunity to gather with fellow CPEP colleagues.
- Private meetings for national chiropractic groups.
- ChiroTouch 8-hour User Event on Thursday (additional fee required).
- Pre-conference event by Dr. Scott Walker: “The 99% Silver Bullet for the Low Back Disc” (additional fee required).
The ultimate office team
Don’t leave your chiropractic family and support system at home. Bring the team to experience the sheer scope of the profession they work for. When your team is engaged, your patients benefit. The National offers tracks for your entire staff:
- Massage therapists will learn about the power of DCs and LMTs working together, and attain hands-on/live certification hours, available for national CE credit.
- X-ray technicians can explore and focus on unique clinical cases shared by veterans in the field. Twelve hours of CRT certification are available.
- CCPAs can earn up to 12 CE hours.
- APs can earn 10+ CE hours.
- CAs earn a certificate when attending The Ultimate CA Track. This is an opportunity for networking with 300 peers, learning the latest and greatest to bring back to the office.
The $65,000 Epic Giveaway
A new perk this year! Chiropractic Economics, the premier media partner of FCA, is hosting a $65,000 Epic Giveaway for chiropractors in attendance with many chances to enter to win.
Complementing the Infinedi-hosted Technology Track is an Office of the Future panel session, and the $65,000 Epic Giveaway drawing winner will receive $65,000 worth of giveaways from an array of exhibitors at The National. The giveaway will take place on Saturday evening during the Presidential Reception in the Expo. Be sure you enter to win.
Something for everyone
Whether you are a student, a newly licensed DC, a seasoned practitioner or other chiropractic professional, The National has something for everyone. Come learn, be inspired, network or simply take a break from the office at this educational force that will leave you a newly inspired, energized expert in your field.
Various registration options are available, including staff discounts. Take advantage of early bird rates before they end on July 26. For more information and to register for the Aug. 22-25, 2019, top meeting event in chiropractic, visit TheNationalChiro.com or call 407-654-3225.
Choose from 150 hours of CE and earn up to 20 in the setting that suits your needs — intimate breakout sessions or large panel learning.
18 live in-class hours for LMTs (including required topics and hands-on hours)
12 hours for X-ray Technicians
16 hours of business and success including social media, marketing and more
12 hours for CCPAs, including the Medical Errors requirement
16 hours for CAs attending The Ultimate CA Track
Obtain hours in the DABCI, DACBN and DACNB diplomate programs while attaining your CE. Additional fee required.
Specialty tracks include Sports, Pediatric, Technology, Mobile Chiropractic and more. Included with your registration.
Tracks especially for students and new DCs
Optional hands-on extremity workshop
Visit the 430-booth expo to meet vendors and shop the latest industry technology from vendors, including Standard Process, Biotics Research, Foot Levelers and more.
DEBRA BROWN HAGAN 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, Fla. She can be contacted at email@example.com.