2016 Spring Symposium


Save the Date: April 28th - May 1st, 2016


Register for the 2016 Spring Symposium
Call: 1-800-842-3234
Email: PostGrad@logan.edu
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Marriott St. Louis Airport
10700 Pear Tree Lane
St. Louis, MO 63134
Logan Rate: $92 per night (book before 3/28/16)
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Join colleagues, faculty and staff for Logan University’s third annual Spring Symposium featuring speakers and continuing education opportunities, chiropractic exhibitors, social and networking events and a State of the University Address/Scholarship Luncheon by Logan’s President, Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD.


Thursday, April 28 – Logan University Campus

Timothy J. Bertelsman, DC, CCSP| Brandon Steele, DC                                  

1 – 1:50 p.m. | 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Chiropractic Care for the 7 Hidden Musculoskeletal Problems that Delay Recovery – An Overview
Sponsored by ChiroUp.com
Drs. Bertelsman and Steele are chiropractic physicians at
Premier Rehab in Swansea, Ill. where they focus on treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries. In this two-part presentation, Drs. Bertelsman and Steele cover the identification and successful management of upper crossed syndrome, scapula dyskinesis, lower crossed syndrome, hip abductor weakness, paradoxical breathing, spinal instability and foot hyperpronation.  


Dennis Eschbach, DC                                                                                            

3 – 3:50 p.m.
Functional Neurology and the Chiropractic Adjustment
Sponsored by Options for Animals
Dr. Eschbach is co-owner of Options for Animals and dedicates his time to teaching at Options for Animals in the U.S. and at the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic in Germany and the United Kingdom. In this session, Dr. Eschbach describes the functional neurology of the adjustment and how a chiropractic adjustment delivers more than joint mobilization.     


Howard F. Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA                                                                      

4 – 4:50 p.m.

Chiropractic Care in Auto Immune Deficiency
Sponsored by Loomis Institute of Food Enzyme Nutrition
Dr. Loomis is founder and CEO of Enzyme Formulations, Inc. and the Loomis Institute. Dr. Loomis has an extensive background in enzymes and enzyme supplements and has conducted more than 400 seminars in the United States and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of food enzyme deficiency syndromes. In this session, Dr. Loomis addresses the viscero-somatic approach to a healthy immune system.

William D. Purser Center Social Event

5 – 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Enzyme Formulations, Inc.

Friday, April 29 - Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel


Richard Brown, DC, LLM, FEAC, FRCC                         

7:30 – 8:20 a.m. | 8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Chiropractic Care Around the World
Chiropractic Care for Special Cultural Populations
Sponsored by Logan University
Dr. Brown serves as the Secretary General of the World Federation of Chiropractic. He is a registered chiropractor with the UK General Chiropractic Council and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors. In this two-part presentation, Dr. Brown provides a unique look at chiropractic around the world and how chiropractic care is administered in different cultural populations.


Eric Epstein, MsT, DC, CCP                                                                                             

10 – 10:50 a.m.

Chiropractic Care for Special Needs Children
Sponsored by Kentuckiana Children’s Center
Dr. Epstein is a staff doctor at Louisville-based Kentuckiana Children’s Center, a private, non-profit, charitable center offering direct services to physically and mentally challenged children. In this session, Dr. Epstein, an acknowledged expert in chiropractic pediatrics, shares his expertise in the chiropractic care of special needs children.


Arlan W. Fuhr, DC                                                                                                               

11 – 11:50 a.m.
Chiropractic Care for Older Patients
Sponsored by Activator Methods International, Ltd.

Dr. Fuhr is the CEO and co-founder of Activator Methods International, Ltd. and president of the National Institute of Chiropractic Research.
Dr. Fuhr has been widely acknowledged in the health care industry for his accomplishments, and recently was recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic with its prestigious Honour Award. In this session, Dr. Fuhr discusses the Activator approach to safely treating the two most common geriatric issues, including acute low back pain and pain in the cervical region.


State of the University/Scholarship Luncheon

12 – 1:30 p.m.  

Sponsored by Standard Process

Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD

Dr. McDonald became the seventh president of Logan University in March 2013. Dr. McDonald has more than 20 years of experience as a senior administrator at chiropractic institutions and 30 years as a successful chiropractic practitioner. In this presentation, Dr. McDonald shares news and milestones of the University and presents scholarship awards to this year’s recipients.


Annette L. Kutz Schippel, DC                                                                                

1:30 – 2:20 p.m. | 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.
Chiropractic Care for Women’s Health
Sponsored by Standard Process

Dr. Schippel is the owner of
Schippel Chiropractic where she operates a family practice with an emphasis on women, children and clinical nutrition in both Jacksonville and Springfield, Ill. In this two-part presentation, Dr. Schippel addresses chiropractic care for women’s health.


Ralph M. Filson, DC; Janine M. Frogge, DC; Arthur B. Gross, DC; Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA; Brian J. Snyder, DC; Mary C. Unger-Boyd, DC, DICS, CACCP                                                

4 – 4:50 p.m. | 5 – 5:50 p.m.
Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis
Sponsored by Logan University
This presentation is led by six Logan graduates with knowledge and clinical expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of scoliosis. In this session, they address adjusting―using Logan’s Diversified and Basic techniques―exercise, bracing and heel lifts.


Mix & Mingle Happy Hour in the Exhibitor Area

6 – 8 p.m.     

Sponsored by ChiroNutraceutical


Saturday, April 30 - Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel

Anthony Lisi, DC                                                                                                                 

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.
Chiropractic Care of Highly Complex Spine Patients    

Anthony Lisi, DC (with Pamela J. Wakefield, DC, DABCA and Glenn A. Bub, DC, DCBCN)                    

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Chiropractic Care for Veterans and an Overview of Chiropractic in the Veterans Administration Facilities
Sponsored by Logan University
Dr. Lisi is the director of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Chiropractic Service and section chief of  chiropractic service of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. In this two-part presentation, Dr. Lisi discusses the diagnosis and management of highly complex spine patients and provides an overview of chiropractic care in VA facilities. In the second presentation, he is joined by Drs. Glenn Bub and Pam Wakefield, both chiropractic physicians at the Jefferson Barracks VA facility in St. Louis.

Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP and Eric C. Epstein, MsT, DC, CCP                                                        

10 – 10:50 a.m.
Chiropractic Care for Special Needs Children and an Overview of Chiropractic Care at the Kentuckiana
Children’s Center
Sponsored by Kentuckiana Children’s Center
Dr. Vallone is chair of the board of Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville and serves on the postgraduate faculty of a number of chiropractic colleges for the International Chiropractic Association’s Council on Pediatrics. She has also served as associate professor of maternal and pediatric health at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Chiropractic. Dr. Vallone is being honored with this year’s Dr. Beatrice Hagan Speaker Award. Dr. Epstein is a staff doctor at Kentuckiana Children’s Center.


Charles Quigless, DC                                                                                                         

11 – 11:50 p.m.
Chiropractic Care for Autism - A Case History
Sponsored by Logan University
Dr. Quigless practices chiropractic at Esquire Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in St. Louis
and is certified in acupuncture. He is also a certified addiction professional. Dr. Quigless is a past member of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is currently a member of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In this session, Dr. Quigless presents a personal case history involving chiropractic and autism.


William F. Huber, DC, DACAN, MS                                                      

1:30 – 2:20 p.m. | 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.
Why the Chiropractic Adjustment is Irreplaceable
Sponsored by Logan University
Dr. Huber is a Diplomate of Chiropractic Neurology by the American Chiropractic Association of Neurologists and the College Board of Chiropractic Neurologists. He earned his master’s degree in human anatomy research from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. In this session, Dr. Huber addresses the effects of chiropractic adjustments on the nervous system, using supporting scientific evidence.


Michael Thompson, MA, DC, CCWP                                                                   

4 – 4:50 p.m. | 5 – 5:50 p.m.
Chiropractic Care for Men’s Health
Sponsored by Logan University
Dr. Thompson is a certified chiropractic wellness physician and is also certified in chiropractic rehabilitation and impairment rating, he owns a multi-disciplinary practice with an emphasis on health and wellness. In this two-part presentation, Dr. Thompson examines the top health issues facing men today and discusses the role that chiropractors can fill for patients facing these health challenges.

Sunday, May 1 - Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel

David B. Parish, MS, DC, CSCS, DACBSP®                                                                               

7:30 – 9:10 a.m.
Chiropractic Care for the Disabled Athlete
Sponsored by Logan University 
Dr. Parish serves as the program director of the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and the director of the Human Performance Center at Logan. Dr. Parish is a treating physician at Paraquad, Inc., the leading disability services provider in the St. Louis and one of the oldest centers for independent living in the country.

Lisa A. Hart, DC, MCS-P                                                                                                               

9:20 – 11 a.m.
The Importance of Being Compliant & How to Achieve Compliance
Sponsored by Logan University
Dr. Hart is a practicing chiropractic physician for All Hart Chiropractic in Carollton, Ill. She is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois. In this session, Dr. Hart addresses HIPAA vs. OIG compliance, Medicare compliance, privacy and security officer assignment, Medicare guidelines and documentation.


Photos from the 2015 Symposium