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Women's Health Symposium

Advances in Women’s Healthcare

September 24 - 25, 2022

Women's Health Symposium

Advances in Women’s Healthcare

September 24 - 25, 2022

Women's Health Symposium

Logan University, in conjunction with the American Chiropractic Association Council on Women's Health, is proud to present the 3rd Annual Women’s Health Symposium: Transforming and Elevating Female Health.

Women's Health Symposium

Logan University, in conjunction with the American Chiropractic Association Council on Women's Health, is proud to present the 3rd Annual Women’s Health Symposium: Transforming and Elevating Female Health.

Logan University, in conjunction with the ACA Council on Women’s Health, is proud to present the 4th Annual Women’s Health Symposium Sept. 24 and 25 on Logan’s campus in Chesterfield, Missouri. Themed “Advances in Women’s Healthcare” the symposium will feature expert leaders in women’s health discussing timely and relevant topics, such as post-partum depression and choosing the right cleanse for female patient, whole food nutrition and sleep.

The symposium is open to all health care professionals working with female patients and provides up to 12 hours of continuing education credits.

ACA Women’s Council President and Assistant Dean for Logan’s College of Chiropractic 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.

Attendees may register online, by phone 1-800-842-3234 or by mail (Logan University, Postgraduate Department, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017). Please email postgrad@logan.​edu or call 1-800-842-3234 with questions.


September 24-25, 2022

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This event will be available virtually!

Continuing Education

The Symposium provides up to 12 hours of continuing education credits. Please call Postgrad at
1-800-842-3234 or email postgrad@logan.edu to check for approval from your state board.

Program Tuition


Student Tuition


Early Bird Tuition – Received by Sep 9, 2022
(ACA Council on Women’s Health Member)


Early Bird Tuition – Received by Sep 9, 2022
(Non-ACA Council on Women’s Health Member)


Regular Tuition
(ACA Council on Women’s Health Member)


Regular Tuition
(Non-ACA Council on Women’s Health Member)

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis Chesterfield
355 Chesterfield Center East
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: (636) 532-3300

Please make your reservations by Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to receive your group rate. Group number belo

Thank you for choosing Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis Chesterfield to be a part of your next great event! We are looking forward to seeing you soon and we are ready to uphold our reputation for great service & value.  Rooms have been held for your group and to make reservations, please click on the link below.

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At Drury Hotels, we know you have enough to worry about when traveling. In addition to the great rate, our generous amenities will brighten your group’s day and make your journey easier.

  • Free Hot Breakfast – Start every day with make-your-own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more.  Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6–9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7–10 a.m. on weekends.
  • Free 5:30 Kickback®* – Join us from 5:30–7 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®.  We feature a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel – Get the score, check your social networks or email family members from anywhere in the hotel – for free!
  • On-Site Facilities – Take advantage of the business center, fitness center or pool while you’re away from home.  Print your boarding pass, finish a presentation or check e-mail in our business centers.

*Availability of the above-listed amenities is subject to local, state, and federal restrictions and mandates as they relate to COVID-19 or the novel Coronavirus.  To receive an updated list of what is currently available at the Hotel, please contact the Hotel directly.
*Service of alcohol is subject to state and local law. Alcoholic beverages are not complimentary and require a nominal charge at the following hotels due to state and local laws: Drury Inn Bowling Green, Drury Suites Paducah, Drury Inn Paducah, and Drury Inn & Suites Louisville.

Please make your reservations by Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.   Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2448575.

Program Speakers & Topics

Schedule September 24-25,2022

Saturday Hours 12-7 (expo opens at 11am) Late lunch 3-4pm

Sunday 8-3pm Lunch 11-12pm

Download full schedule here

As an energetic international speaker, educator and practitioner Dr. Petrocco-Napuli’s lectures correlate everyday practice with cutting-edge, evidence-based information. By sharing her passion as a provider and incorporating learner-centered strategies, her lectures inform, challenge and enlighten.

After completing her chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), Dr. Petrocco-Napuli began a postdoctoral fellowship in technique at New York Chiropractic College. She also achieved a master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. She is currently the Assistant Dean College of Chiropractic at Logan University and maintains adjunct status for helping co-develop the New York Chiropractic College’s Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction program. Dr. Petrocco-Napuli is the President of the ACA Council on Women’s Health. Recently, in recognition of her service to the profession, she was elected a Fellow in the International College of Chiropractors.

Women’s health, especially related to natural healthcare plans, has been Dr. Petrocco-Napuli’s focus for more than two decades. She has been actively involved in research related to pelvic pain in females and has authored both clinical and educational articles on this topic. Her practice and research centers on chronic pain in the female population, lower extremity amputees and gait, and integrative collaborative practices.

For many years, Dr.Petrocco-Napuli has focused on the integration of practitioners in the patient centered model of care and evaluating methods of effectively working on a team of healthcare professionals. This interest began many years ago while on an internship at the Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital Chiropractic Clinic and has been reinforced by her involvement on multiple grant projects regarding the training of healthcare providers in inter-collaborative care.

During her lectures, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli focuses on the physiological journey related to female health and special populations. As an educator on a variety of topics related to chiropractic practice, she enjoys working and meeting with practitioners from around the globe.

Dr Karen Erickson is an integrative healthcare leader, transformational speaker and author. She was a pioneer in ushering chiropractic into the mainstream: becoming the first chiropractor credentialed by a teaching hospital in the United States when she joined Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York. She co-directed the first conference on Chiropractic Integration. Her passion is sharing health and wellness information through print, television, workshops, and speaks on natural health care topics throughout the country.

As a media-savvy natural healthcare expert, Karen Erickson, DC, FACC, has been featured in may media outlets including The Today Show, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Prevention, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. She is a spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Erickson is the author of textbook chapters on Chiropractic and Integrative Health Care and Pediatric Chiropractic.

Dr Erickson received a bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Antioch College, and earned her doctorate with honors from New York Chiropractic College. She is a fellow of the American College of Chiropractic, and is on the inaugural leadership team for the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Women’s Health. Dr Erickson was on the Board of Trustees for New York Chiropractic College for 12 years. She is active in chiropractic and natural healthcare education within the profession, with patients as well as the general public.

Dr. Annette Kutz Schippel graduated from Logan University in 1998. Her passion for phytotherapy and functional nutrition has led to a large family practice. Dr. Schippel’s reputation has brought her a continuing flow of patients from across not only the U.S., but other countries as well. Her expertise in functional medicine has contributed to the success of her wholistic practice, and has allowed her to become a very respected educator and speaker.

  • Women and Sleep (2 hours)

Blending a passion of dedication and tenacity, Delilah Renegar, MD, DC has been practicing internal medicine since 1989. Yet, her life-long dream of becoming a doctor started early on, proven by her first copy of Grey’s Anatomy – purchased at 10 years old!

Today, Dr. Renegar’s devotion to healthcare and wellness lifestyle thrives on at Aligned Modern Health where she leads the growing scope of Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Committed to empowered health, Dr. Renegar believes that nothing is more sacred than the doctor-patient relationship that is honored through Functional Medicine and personalized medicine.

Dr. Renegar earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, graduating with honors. She received her medical degree, Summa Cum Laude, at University of Arts, Science and Technology and her chiropractic medicine degree at the National University of Health Science (where she was awarded the Joseph Janse “Outstanding Graduate” award).

Prior to joining the Aligned Modern Health team as the Director of Functional Medicine in 2019, Dr. Renegar was in private practice in the far western suburbs of Chicago. In addition to her current role at Aligned Modern Health, she has served as President on the Council on Nutrition for the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Renegar also serves on the post-doctoral faculty of both National University of Health Sciences and the University of Western States, and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Her special interests include preventive health, education and motivation.

  • Trauma Informed Practice (2 Hours)

Georgia Nab, DC, MS, CNS believes the key to health lies within each of us, and works to help support and restore optimal health to her patients. She uses the idea of one degree of change having a compounding effect on our health, and works with her patients in making small, incremental changes in their health to move the patient into a more positive direction. Lifestyle changes, nutrition, movement, sleep, structural, and mindfulness are all incorporated into her treatment protocols, individualized for each patient.

  • Choosing the Right Cleanse for your Female Patient (2 hours)
  • Whole Foods Nutrition for Women (2 hours)

Meredith Byers, MD is a board-certified breast imaging radiologist with Central Radiology Group, Ltd. Dr. Byers provides professional physician services at St. Luke’s Center for Diagnostic Imaging – Midwest Breast Care Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Byers received her MD from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and completed Diagnostic Radiology residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Byers is affiliated with the American Board of Radiology, Radiologic Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Radiology (Social Media Super User), Society of Breast Imaging (Social Media Committee) and the American Association of Women in Radiology.

  • Osteoporosis (2 hours)

Cindy Howard, DC, DABCI, DACBN

Saturday: 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm; 3 pm – 3:50 pm

Starting Peri-menopause and its transition can be very challenging for some women. Once achieving menopause the imbalance of hormones can also have a lasting effect creating symptoms that are difficult to live with. In addition there are many factors that can disrupt this transition as well as perpetuate symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, genitourinary complaints, mood changes, sexual problems and weight gain. This course will cover some of those challenges whether cessation of menstruation occurred on its own or surgically. There are many options to help your patients feel better as having symptoms is normal however, having one or many symptoms is common. Treatments we can utilize in a chiropractic office will help you manage these patients simply to increase the quality of their life.

Learning Objectives:

  • The physician will understand the challenges women face as they transition through menopause
  • The physician will understand the reason and imbalances that cause many women to experience symptoms that are common but not normal
  • The physician will have a basic understanding of appropriate testing to utilize in practice to help eliminate symptoms during the transition and after menopause
  • They physician will be able to implement treatment strategies that are safe and effective.

Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP®

Saturday: 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm; 5 pm – 5:50 pm

The talk will focus on the misconceptions surrounding the definition of a female athlete. It will look at everyday approaches to the care of an active female and facilitate discussion surrounding creating a practice setting that will service the female patient of all shapes, size, and kinds.

Dee Hartmann, PT, DPT

Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:50 am; 10 am – 10:50 am

Vulvar pain. Seventy-five percent of women say they’ve had unwanted sexual pain at least once. Between 16-20% of women questioned report having chronic vulvar pain lasting longer than 3 months. Dyspareunia in women with endometriosis is the most common complaint, impacting 30-70%. Dermatological disorders of the vulva. IBS. Trauma. Anxiety. Lack of arousal. The list goes on and on. But what is “vulvar pain”?

Regardless of the perpetrating cause, vulvar pain can be acute, chronic, mild, horrific, occasional, constant, or situational. “Vulvodynia” is the diagnosis ascribed to chronic vulvar pain; its most common subset is localized provoked vestibulodynia (PVD).  Any type of touch at the vulva, particularly at the posterior fourchette, produces symptoms like “burning”, “being stabbed with a knife”, or “sharp shooting pain”. But not all chronic vulvar pain can be diagnosed as PVD. Whatever the cause, the most efficient way to address and calm those complaints is to assess the possible confounders. Taking a broad look at the entire body then a closer look at the anatomy of the pelvis and associated areas is a great way to begin.

This talk will begin with an overview of function then progress to systems review. There will be a review of the musculoskeletal, visceral, and fascial systems; a discussion of how those systems impact posture, anatomy, and overall function; and a proposition of how those altercations can lead to chronic vulvar pain. It will conclude with suggested manual, physiological, and psychological treatment approaches that can be used to address issues of pain and dysfunction.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify 5 diagnoses that could contribute to chronic vulvar pain.
  • Apply proper vulvar diagnostic digital assessment to rule out localized provoked vestibulodynia.
  • Specify which visceral systems may contribute to vulvar pain and state how.
  • List 3 manual, physiological, and psychological modalities that can be used to ease vulvar pain.
  • Propose 3 ways how someone with vulvar pain might begin to help themselves.

Cindy Howard, DC, DABCI, DACBN

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

During this session Dr. Howard will describe pelvic floor dysfunction and the variety of causes.  In addition, demonstration of pelvic floor rehabilitation exercises in order to facilitate function.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe causes of pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Demonstrate pelvic floor rehab exercises.
  • Identify aspects of patient presentation that indicate pelvic floor dysfunction.

Schedule Breakdown

Welcome – (Dr. Petrocco)

Adrenals – OVARIES of Menopause (Dr. Schippel)

Adrenals – OVARIES of Menopause (Dr. Schippel)

Managing Menopause (Dr. Howard)

3pm-4pm (Lunch included)

Managing Menopause (Dr. Howard)

Treating the Female Athlete (Dr. Humphries)

Treating the Female Athlete (Dr. Humphries)

The Complexity of Chronic Vulvar Pain   (Dr. Hartmann)

The Complexity of Chronic Vulvar Pain   (Dr. Hartmann)

11am – 12noon  (Brunch included)

More Than a Mammogram: What Providers Need to Know About Breast Cancer Screening (Dr. Byers)

Pelvic Floor: Think Rehab! (Dr. Howard)

What’s the Risk in Women’s Health  (Dr. Petrocco)

Exhibitor Registration

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Exhibitor Registration