Open to all health care professionals who want to learn more about treating the female patient, this year’s event features respected speakers providing enlightening and practical information on women’s health, from meditation, yoga and stress relief to labs, radiology, pain reduction and so much more. The 12-hour program, presented in conjunction with the ACA Council on Women’s Health, will be available on-demand October 17 through December 18, 2020.
Attendees must register online, by phone 1-800-842-3234 or by mail (Logan University, Postgraduate Department, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017) by December 15, 2020, to access the symposium. To receive the Early Bird Tuition Rate, attendees must register by October 3, 2020. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-842-3234 with questions.
The Symposium will be available October 17 – December 18, 2020.
This event will be virtual and able to be viewed on-demand.
The Symposium provides up to 12 hours of continuing education credits. Please call Postgrad at
1-800-842-3234 or email email@example.com to check for approval from your state board.
Attendee’s registrations are approved Monday-Friday. After registration is approved, attendees will receive a link to access the program. Note, refunds are not available for this program after registration is approved.
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Program Schedule & Topics
Infusing Patient Centered Care with Integration (1 hour)
KRISTINA PETROCCO-NAPULI, DC, MS, FICC, FACC
A strong advocate for women’s health, Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, president of the ACA Council on Women’s Health, will lead a presentation on “Infusing Patient Centered Care with Integration” at the 2020 Women’s Health Symposium. She will discuss the necessity of caring for the female patient through a whole health model of integrative care, while reviewing evidence-based practices and strategies to implement in practice. Additionally, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli will summarize models of integrative care as it relates to female patients throughout their physiological journey.
- Describe aspects of quality patient centered collaborative care for the female patient.
- Discuss evidence based practices in support of female patients.
- Summarize models of integrative care as it relates to females patients throughout their physiological journey.
Labs, Ladies and Protocols (3 hours)
CINDY HOWARD, DC, DABCI, DACBN
At this year’s Women’s Health Symposium, Cindy Howard, DC, DABCI, DACBN will lead a presentation on “Labs, Ladies and Protocols,” where she will address common concerns among female patients. She will discuss how looking at lab tests in the female population can help find solutions for issues like fatigue, thyroid imbalance, anorexia, autoimmune disorders and pelvic disorders. Dr. Howard will also explain which tests are appropriate to determine the underlying causes of these common conditions, while covering solution protocols to implement in chiropractic practices.
- Those attending will be able to identify common causes related to common complaints reported by female patients such as fatigue, pelvic pain, anorexia, and autoimmune symptoms.
- The physician will learn what tests are appropriate to find the underlying cause to common conditions such as malnutrition, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune disease and pelvic disorders.
- The physician will learn protocols to implement in practice for the common conditions seen in their office.
Imaging for Female Health (2 hours)
ALICIA M. YOCHUM, RN, DC (’11), DACBR, RMSK
Attendees at this year’s Women’s Health Symposium will have the pleasure of learning from Alicia M. Yochum, RN, DC (’11), DACBR, RMSK in two separate presentations. In this session, Dr. Yochum will cover the proper utilization of imaging, which will reinforce the principle that arthritis is not the only pathology that chiropractors may treat. Imaging topics will include common female pathologies including scoliosis, fibroids, teratoma, uterine carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, osteitis condensans lii, pubic osteitis, gallstones, porcelain gall bladder, and degenerative spondylolisthesis.
Developing a Whole-hearted Practice for Patient Well-being (2 hours)
CHERYL HOUSTON, PhD, RD, LD, FAND, CHES
Cheryl Houston, PhD, RD, LD, FAND, CHES will inform attendees at this year’s Women’s Health Symposium on “Developing a Whole-Hearted Practice for Patient Well-Being.” In this lecture, she will discuss evidence-based findings linking well-being to health and disease. She will explain the role of integrative practices on inflammation, pain and pain management.
- Describe at least five evidence-based findings linking well-being to health and disease.
- Explain the role of integrative practices on inflammation, pain, and pain management.
- Summarize the role of integrative practices on reducing anxiety and depression and improving quality of life.
- Identify five ways to promote holistic health practices in your chiropractic practice setting.
What Could be Walking Through Your Door? (1 hour)
ALICIA M. YOCHUM, RN, DC ('11), DACBR, RMSK
Attendees at this year’s Women’s Health Symposium will have the pleasure of learning from Alicia M. Yochum, RN, DC (’11), DACBR, RMSK in two separate presentations. In a case-based lecture titled “What Could be Walking Through Your Door?”, she will review a wide range of pathology from sports injury, arthritis, tumors, fractures, spinal cord injuries, infection and neoplasm.
Chiropractors as Women’s Healthcare Media Experts (1 hour)
KAREN ERICKSON, DC
Looking for tips to nail your next media interview and advocate for women’s health? Don’t miss a feature presentation by Karen Erickson, DC on “Chiropractors as Women’s Healthcare Media Experts,” at the 2020 Women’s Health Symposium. This lecture will explore the role chiropractors can play as women’s health care advocates in all forms of media. Dr. Erickson will provide survey results of chiropractic media coverage in mainstream media including print, digital, television, self-publishing and podcasts.
- Provide a survey of chiropractic media coverage in the worlds of mainstream print, digital, television/cable, self-publishing and podcasts.
- Review the most common women’s healthcare topic requests, and how chiropractic women’s healthcare experts can pivot to deepen the discussion, as well as introduce more meaningful women’s health topics.
- Discuss how chiropractors can work to establish themselves as women’s healthcare experts, and offer evidence-informed expert advice and education to women of all ages.
Yoga and Women’s Health (2 hours)
CATIE WONDERS, DC
An experienced yoga teacher, chiropractic acupuncturist and chiropractor, Catherine Wonders, DC will lead a presentation on “Yoga for the Female Patient” at this year’s Women’s Health Symposium. In her presentation, Dr. Wonders will discuss the latest research surrounding the benefits of yoga as it relates to women’s health and how to determine when yoga is an appropriate referral. She will also provide a guide to helping patients discover the type of yoga practice from which they will find the greatest benefit.
- To understand the findings in recent literature regarding the benefits of yoga for the female patient.
- To learn what conditions specific to women’s health benefit from yoga.
- To learn how and when yoga referral is appropriate for your female patient.
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Protocol for Life Balance
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Titan Chiropractic Tables
Titan Chiropractic Tables is dedicated to providing Doctors of Chiropractic with high-quality tables at an affordable price. We build our tables to provide maximum functionality, long-lasting durability, ease of use, and patient comfort. Many customizations are available to ensure the best fit for your chiropractic practice.
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Center for Diagnostic Imaging
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), which includes Insight Imaging and many market-based partnerships, is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services through its network of outpatient centers and mobile imaging solutions. The organization, with more than 2,000 associates nationally, is committed to delivering clinical excellence in communities across the U.S. driven by its affiliated subspecialized radiologists, compassionate, safe and cost-efficient care, and superior service to referring providers and patients.