2015 Spring Symposium

Maximizing Human Performance in an Integrated Setting


Join Colleagues, Faculty and Friends for an event showcasing:
Nationally-recognized speakers
Research and innovation
24 Hours of Continuing Education
Awards and achievements
Best practices in chiropractic and health sciences
Networking and social events

Thursday, April 30 - Logan University
Friday, May 1 through May 3 - DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis - Chesterfield

Special Hotel Rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton
Click here to view the special hotel rate for Spring Symposium attendees.

$99 per individual by April 16 (early bird)
$129 after April 16

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Continuing Education & Events Schedule


  • Thursday, April 30th

    Diagnostic Imaging with an Upright MRI
    1 to 2:40 p.m.
    Kishan Yalavarthi, MD, MBA
    (Sponsored by The Center for Diagnostic Imaging)
    Dr. Yalavarthi addresses how upright MRI is an innovative tool for taking weight-bearing images of the patient. As every chiropractor knows, weight/gravity has a profound effect on spinal biomechanics, and this technology provides another level of diagnostic accuracy.


    Pathology and Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic X Syndrome
    3 to 3:50 p.m.
    (Sponsored by Health Secrets USA)
    An expert in understanding the pathology involved in obesity and metabolic syndrome, Dr. Tai discusses all aspects of these maladies and how an integrated team, especially including a chiropractor, can be an important resource in assisting these patients back to health.

    The Importance of Chiropractic in the Integrated Setting
    4 to 4:50 p.m.
    Roy Hillgartner, DC

    (Sponsored by Logan University)
    Dr. Hillgartner discusses the value of the chiropractor as an important member of the patient’s health care team. The chiropractor brings expertise in biomechanics of the spine and understands how faulty biomechanics can affect the outcome of a patient’s health if a DC is not part of an integrated team. Integration simply means a team of practitioners working together for the benefit of the patient.

    Meet Me in St. Louis Cocktail Party
    5 to 7 p.m.
    (Sponsored by Physicians Business Solutions)
    William D. Purser Center at Logan University

  • Friday, May 1st

    Maximizing Human Performance in an Integrated Setting – The Future of Chiropractic in an Integrated Setting
    7:30 to 8:20 a.m.
    Louis Sportelli, DC
    (Sponsored by NCMIC)
    Dr. Sportelli is an expert on understanding and embracing future trends in chiropractic and in health care delivery in general. The new model of health care is the health care team. This team consists of diverse health care practitioners from MDs, DOs, DCs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, PTs, nutritionists, acupuncturists, etc. Chiropractors must be an integral part of this team in the 21st century.

    Maximizing Human and “Friend(s)” Performance in an Integrated Setting – Overview of Animal Chiropractic
    8:30 to 9:20 a.m.
    Dennis Eschbach, DC

    (Sponsored by Options for Animals)
    Dr. Eschbach discusses how chiropractic care can benefit animals. A knowledgeable chiropractor working with a veterinarian as part of an integrated team can be an important part of our animal ‘friends’ care, helping them to recover from injury or illness and maximizing their performance as our faithful friends.


    Viscero-Somatic Syndromes: Assessment and Management
    10 to 11:40 a.m.
    Howard F. Loomis, Jr., DC, FIACA

    (Sponsored by Loomis Institute™ of Enzyme Nutrition)
    Dr. Loomis discusses the scientific validity of chiropractic (from a basic science viewpoint) and how to integrate chiropractic with other health care practitioners using results of postural examinations to determine if the cause of the patient’s problem is structural (somatic) or functional (visceral).

    State of University / Scholarship Luncheon
    12 to 1:30 p.m.
    (Sponsored by Standard Process)
    Hosted by President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD
    DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield

    The Sports Medicine Team – A Multidisciplinary Approach
    1:30 to 3:10 p.m.
    George Paletta, Jr., MD
    Ralph Filson, DC
    Brad Henderson, LAT, ATC

    (Sponsored by Logan University)
    Former members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ health care team discuss how they worked as equal partners to treat and prevent sports injuries and maximize the performance of athletes. Dr. Paletta is the former team orthopedic surgeon for the St. Louis Cardinals, Dr. Filson is the former team chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams, and Brad Henderson is the former trainer for the St. Louis Cardinals and former head trainer for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


    8 Powerful Secrets to Anti-Aging
    4 to 4:50 p.m.

    (Sponsored by Health Secrets USA)
    Dr. Tai is an internationally known expert in anti-aging medicine and works daily with doctors and practitioners from every discipline to assist patients in fighting the effects of aging, naturally.

    Methylation Made Simple
    5 to 5:50 p.m.
    Gregory Peterson, DC, DABCI, FIAMA, CCST

    (Sponsored by Metabolic Management)
    An expert on methylation, Dr. Peterson addresses the various genetic mutations found along critical pathways and how they affect one’s health.

    Meet and Mingle Happy Hour
    6 to 8 p.m.
    (Sponsored by Howard F. Loomis Jr., DC)
    Exhibition Area at The DoubleTree

  • Saturday, May 2nd

    The Role of Traditional Chiropractors in an Integrated Setting: Chiropractic – An Idea Whose Time Has Come
    7:30 to 8:20 a.m.
    Fabrizio Mancini, DC, FICC, FACC

    (Sponsored by ChiroTouch)
    A world renowned speaker and author on chiropractic, Dr. Fab Mancini discusses how to use prevention and clinical evidence based expertise in patient care as part of an integrative team while maintaining an identity as chiropractor.

    The DC as a Trailblazer in an Integrated Setting – The Chiropractic Diagnosis and Treatment Model
    8:30 to 9:20 a.m.
    Donna Mannello, DC

    (Sponsored by Logan University)
    Longtime Logan faculty member Dr. Mannello will discuss how the Doctor of Chiropractic has been, and continues to be, a trailblazer in integrative health care with expertise in diagnosis and in an evidence-based treatment model that fits in well with the holistic health care plan to benefit our patients. Dr. Mannello is being honored as our first ever Dr. Beatrice Hagan Speaker.


    Plant-Based Nutrition
    10 to 11:40 a.m.
    James Loomis, Jr., MD

    (Sponsored by Logan University)
    Dr. Loomis is an internal medicine specialist who has made a study of the benefits of a plant-based diet and has made it an essential part of patient care in his medical practice. He will describe his research and guide us through a step-by-step process to integrate a plant-based diet into our chiropractic practice.

    Rehab Procedures
    1:30 to 3:10 p.m.
    Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS

    (Sponsored by Performance Health/BioFreeze-Theraband)
    Dr. DeBono addresses rehabilitation procedures utilizing cutting-edge techniques in the rehabilitation of injuries and dysfunctions of the spine and joints with specific focus on the use of Kinesio tape and resistance bands, as well as procedures and modalities to enhance and restore proprioceptive function.


    Nutrition and Human Performance
    4 to 5:40 p.m.
    Joseph Biernat, DC

    (Sponsored by Standard Process)
    Dr. Biernat describes the importance of whole food nutrition as an integral component of maximizing human performance as well as how to identify, prioritize and address issues related to the patient’s present and impending health challenges.

  • Sunday, May 3rd

    Risk Management
    7:30 to 9:10 a.m.
    Kelly Brinkman, DC, MCS-P

    (Sponsored by Logan University)
    Proper billing and coding assists DCs in reducing the risks of errors and audits. This session concentrates on best practices in the area of risk management for billing and coding procedures.


    Risk Management
    10 to 11:40 a.m.
    John Davenport, DC, CCSP, FIAMA, MCS-P

    (Sponsored by Logan University)
    Any provider of health care is statutorily obligated to protect the patient’s confidential records. This session describes and discusses the HIPAA requirements and presents procedures to avoid risk in the protection of patient records.


Let's Celebrate! You are Invited to Reunion 2015

Join us for a celebration of class years:
1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010
6:30-8:30pm on Saturday, May 2, 2015
Logan University - Standard Process Student Center

RSVP to Stacey Till, MSEd at
Alumni@logan.edu or 636-230-1905 by April 28.

Photos from the 2014 Symposium