Dr. Steven Clarke: Unity in the Chiropractic Profession
For more than 100 years, the chiropractic profession has struggled with a number of challenges and adversity, according to Steven Clarke, DC (’82), including medical opposition, insurance reimbursement and acceptance in the health care community.
Sixteen years ago, chiropractors in New Jersey unified, and the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) became a powerhouse throughout the country to fight for improved patient access to care, enhance the practice of the individual doctor, and take on adversaries who attempted to restrict and contain chiropractic in their state.
In his presentation titled “Doing the Impossible … Chiropractic Profession Unity,” at 7:30 a.m. on May 1, Dr. Clarke, a six-term president of the ANJC and current elected state board member and legislative chairman, will explain how being unified can make dramatic changes when everyone works and fights together, leaving their egos at the door.
“When we merged all our energies and assets, we started to become a driving force to mobilize patients, educate and work with legislators, and take on insurance carrier injustices,” said Dr. Clarke.
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini: Communication for DCs
Fabrizio (Fab) Mancini, DC is a world-renowned chiropractor, best-selling author, internationally acclaimed educator, business leader, speaker, consultant and President Emeritus of Parker University.
On Saturday, May 2 from 1:30 – 2:20 p.m., Dr. Mancini will give a presentation titled, “Communication Framework for the Chiropractic Professional.” He will discuss effective communication tactics for the chiropractic professional.
“From my experience in practice, as a school president, a best-selling author and speaker, and TV and radio expert, I want to share what I’ve learned about how to communicate the value of chiropractic care to a wider audience,” said Dr. Mancini. “I want to help my fellow chiropractors and our future chiropractors reach more people by using the mediums people are already plugged in to. I’ll give tips on how to shift our language to be more simple, clear and relevant to our patients.”
Dr. Mancini is a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.