Women’s Health Symposium Speaker: Annette Schippel, DC

September 17, 2019 -- Autoimmune disease, which turns people’s own immune systems against their bodies, affects 23.5 million Americans, 78 percent of which are women, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease, are the third most common category of disease in the United States after cancer and heart disease, and are among the leading causes of death and disability in girls and women 65 years of age and younger.

From 10 to 11 a.m. and from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Annette Schippel, DC, will lead a two-part presentation on “Going Beyond the Diagnosis: Women and Autoimmune Disease” as part of the ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium at Logan University. Dr. Schippel’s presentation will examine the factors that put women at risk for autoimmune disease and explore ways to prevent, treat, and possibly even cure these diseases.

“Women’s health challenges are not being met by traditional medicine, at least not in a way that provides real solutions,” Dr. Schippel said. “Most of the time, their health challenges are met with symptom relief, which can be helpful in the short term, but does not make the problem go away. We have to look at why a woman has a health complication, not just what health complication she has.”

Dr. Schippel earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University in 1998. She currently manages a large family practice in Springfield, Illinois, focusing on functional nutrition and phytotherapy that draws patients from all over the world.

Her passion for and expertise in functional medicine has not only contributed to the success of her practice, but has also allowed her to become a respected educator and speaker. Dr. Schippel has traveled the world teaching thousands of practitioners about functional endocrinology, written numerous manuals on the subject, and been a guest speaker at national and international conferences.

Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to host the first ever ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium. To learn more and register, please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium.

Women’s Health Symposium Speaker: Jay Greenstein, DC, CKTP, CGFI

September 4, 2019 -- Rapidly evolving technologies, from mobile health and wearables to telehealth and big data, are coming together synchronously, creating a perfect storm of massive disruption. The result of these technologies? Empowered patients and improved patient outcomes.


In his presentation at the Women’s Health Symposium on September 28 at 4 p.m., “Chiropractic Exponentially: Building the Practice and Profession of the Future,” Dr. Greenstein explores how DCs can advance the chiropractic profession through application and innovation. He will address block chain technology, artificial intelligence, clinical algorithm technology and cloud computing as well as help attendees understand their impact on health care and chiropractic.


“With incredible technological advancement, Doctors of Chiropractic must be educated, prepared and determined to use these technologies to hack a broken health care system with many promises yet few deliverables on improving quality, lowering cost and creating remarkable patient experiences,” Dr. Greenstein said. “The chiropractic profession cannot leave just the medical and technology communities to lead the way. We must be part of the conversation.”


Dr. Greenstein is the CEO of the Kaizo Health Companies – Kaizo Health, a multi-location, multi-disciplinary, evidenced-based practice in the Washington DC Metro region; KaizoX, a state-of-the-art health and fitness facility; the Kaizo Clinical Research Institute, a 501-c3 dedicated to high quality, clinical research; Kaizenovate® Advisors, which coaches businesses on Six Sigma, human capital management and leadership development; and Kaizenovate® Tech, which builds technology solutions to solve the biggest issues in healthcare for providers and patients. 


Dr. Greenstein was named Chiropractor of the Year in 2007 and 2010 for the Maryland Chiropractic Association and Chiropractor of the Year in 2010 for the Virginia Chiropractic Association. In 2012, Dr. Greenstein was recognized by SmartCEO Magazine for winning its 2012 Technology Implementer Award.

Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to host the first ever ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium. To learn more and register, please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium.

Women’s Health Symposium Speaker: Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, DACBN, FIAMA, FICC

August 28, 2019 -- A nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Howard currently owns and practices at Innovative Health & Wellness Center in Orland Park, Illinois, where she combines both musculoskeletal work with functional medicine. 

From 8 to 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, Dr. Howard will be addressing commonalities and associated conditions of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and cervical dysplasia. She said those attending can expect to understand the incidence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of UTIs as well as learn the relationship and causes of bacterial vaginosis, cervical dysplasia, and urinary tract infections, including how to diagnose and treat each condition.  

“These conditions are more common than we would think, and infection can stem from many sources,” Dr. Howard said. “It is important to understand the relationship and know how to get to the underlying cause. Addressing these concerns in our female patients can truly be life altering.”

Dr. Howard is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences. She holds a Diplomat in Diagnosis and Internal Disorders and Nutrition and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Howard is the owner of DC consulting, the President of the ACA College of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Director of Nutrition for Neurosport Elite in Florida, where she is also licensed.

Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to host the first ever ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium. To learn more and register, please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium

Logan to Host First Women’s Health Symposium

August 12, 2019 -- The American Chiropractic Association’s Women’s Council on Women’s Health will be hosting its first Symposium, September 28-29 on Logan’s campus. The event, “Caring for the Female Patient Throughout Her Physiological Journey,” will feature nationally known women’s health experts on topics such as nutrition and heart disease, brain health, posture, pelvic floor dysfunction, breastfeeding dysfunction and more.

Logan faculty member and ACA Women’s Council President Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC said she’s excited to bring to light topics that are not regularly discussed in the chiropractic profession. She said her goal was to secure high caliber speakers from around the country who are experts in women’s health, and she hopes that those attending will leave with new strategies for the female patient population. While the event is focused on female health, it is open to all.

View the schedule and learn more about the Symposium here, then register online, by phone at 1-800-842-3234 or by email at postgrad@Logan.edu.  

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