Hosted by Logan University, in conjunction with the American Chiropractic Association Council on Women’s Health, this two-day symposium (in-person, on the campus of Logan University) will feature dynamic speakers and hands-on learning opportunities. Among the topics covered in this year’s symposium will be the detection and management of spinal and skeletal osteoporosis, which is more prevalent in women than in men. The interpretation of DEXA Scans will be included, and a limited number of scans will be offered to participants. Other topics covered will be the conditions of Ehler-Danlos and Hyper-flexibility Syndromes that may cause practicing chiropractors to modify the adjustments to these types of delicate spine conditions. To help attendees sharpen their adjusting skills in the care of women with these conditions (to include osteoporosis), this symposium will offer hands-on practice to modify the forces used in the Logan University adjusting simulation lab.
SaturdayOctober 21, 2023: 11 am – 7 pm (healthy lunch provided)
October 22, 2023: 8 am – 3 pm (healthy lunch provided)
PACE Approved States:AK, KS, ME, MO, NV, ND, SD, TN
AR Pending Approval
No Prior Approval States:CO, CT, DC, DE, ID, IL, IA, IN, MA, MD, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY
Attendees are advised to check with their boards to ensure this is in accordance with state rules and regulations.
Students & Faculty Tuition
Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis-Chesterfield
840 Chesterfield Parkway West
1 King Bed, 1 Bedroom Suite non-smoking
$125.00 per night
October 20 – 22, 2023
Please make your reservations by September 21, 2023
Program Speakers, Schedule and Topics
Schedule September 24-25,2022
Saturday Hours 12pm-7pm (expo opens at 11am) Late lunch 3-4pm
Sunday 8am-3pm Lunch 11am-12pm
Full Schedule Breakdown below or Download PDF here.
Expo Hall Opens
Karen Erickson, DC, FICC, FACC Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC,MS, FICC, FACC
A Call to Re-imagine Women’s Health Care: A Mythopoetic Approach to the Art of Chiropractic
|1pm-3pm||Sleep – The Secret to Health and Happiness
Annette Schippel, DC
3 pm -4 pm
Late Lunch and Vendor Expo
|4pm-6pm||Whole Food Nutrition Part I:
Georgia Nab, DC
|6pm-7pm||Panel Discussion: Sarah Radabaugh, Georgia Nab, Delilah Renegar, Katherine Greenwood
Moderator: Dr. Karen Erickson
|8am-10am||Break Out Sessions
Session in Mabee HallPelvic Assessment and Adjusting
Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS,FICC
Session II Main Stage Caring for Women in the Fourth Trimester: Breastfeeding and Beyond
Dr. Sarah Radabaugh
|10am-11am||Whole Food Nutrition Part II:
Georgia Nab, DC
11 am -12 pm
Lunch and Vendor Expo
|12pm – 1pm||Whole Food Nutrition Part II:
Georgia Nab, DC
|1pm-3pm||Trauma Informed Care
Deliah Renegar, DC, MD
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.
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.
Dr. Howard is the president and owner of Innovative Health & Wellness Center, a multi-disciplinary medical center in Orland Park, Illinois. She also serves as the director of functional medicine and nutrition at Aligned Modern Health in Chicago, and the director of functional nutrition at Neurosport Elite in Davie, Florida.
Dr. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin. She then graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology followed by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Over the last two decades, Dr. Howard has served in teaching positions for various colleges, universities and other organizations. She is highly involved in nearly a dozen professional associations, holding leadership positions in many of them. She is certified in acupuncture, animal chiropractic, internal disorders and diplomate nutrition. Dr. Howard was presented with the Flynn-Lynch Award from the American Chiropractic Association in 2015, which recognizes an outstanding member with no more than five years of experience in the House of Delegates.
Dr. Patrick Montgomery was a January, 1976 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, where he earned a B.S. in Human Biology and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He received his Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Logan University in April 2015, Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian. He has completed the Masters Course in the Conservative Management of Scoliosis, from ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute), of Milan, Italy, graduating Excellent. In 1989, he earned and was awarded a Fellow of the Acupuncture Society of America (FASA). In 2023, he earned an LCP: Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers certification. He is a full Professor of Chiropractic History, Philosophy and Technique and Clinical Nutrition at Logan University. He teaches and has taught Logan Basic Technique I, II, III and IV, Chiropractic History, Chiropractic Philosophy IV, Clinical Endocrinology, and Clinical Nutrition. While at Logan he has also taught Athletic Injuries, Physical Diagnosis, Clinical Reasoning, and Marketing for the Chiropractic Practice. He has served in the Chiropractic Science Division, Clinical Science Division, Undergraduate Division, the Post-Graduate Division, and has served as a supervising clinician for the Student and Outpatient Health Centers and special events. He has been in private practice, either full time or part time since graduating, retiring from private practice after 47 years. He has held licenses in Missouri, Georgia, Florida, and California. In California, he operated a multidisciplinary clinic in San Jose, CA. Dr. Montogmery joined the faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1981 and served as Chair of the Chiropractic Philosophy and Practice Department until 1984. He taught part time at PCCW until 1989. While on Faculty at PCCW, he created and taught all courses in the Core Curriculum of Chiropractic Technique, Spinal Biophysics, Physical Diagnosis, Pediatric Chiropractic, served as supervising clinician at the PCCW outpatient clinic and as well as the Radiology Clinician. During his tenure as Chair of Technique at PCCW, he created the PCCW Chiropractic Adjusting Technique Textbook. He has been a lecturer in the Post-Graduate Division of Palmer-West, Life Chiropractic-West and Logan University, lecturing on Logan Basic Technique, Chiropractic Pediatrics and Chiropractic Philosophy. He is an adjunct Professor at D’Youville University where he lectures on the Historical Basis of Chiropractic. He has lectured for continuing education seminars at Local, State, National, and International Conferences, in Boundary Training, Physical Diagnosis, Chiropractic History, Conservative Management of Scoliosis, and Logan Basic Technique, including LBT for Pregnant Women, Infants and Children, and the Conservative Management of Scoliosis Syndrome.
D. Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART® is a Professor and former Chair of the Clinical Science Division; a position he held from 2003 until 2016. He has been a member of the faculty since 1990. Dr. Kuhn holds an AS degree from Empire State College in New York; earned BS in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from Logan University in 1985 and 1986 respectively. He completed a three year Radiology Residency in 1990 and successfully passed the radiology board exams and earned Diplomate status from the American Chiropractic College of Radiology. He was awarded tenure in 2007. In addition to Radiology classes he has taught a wide range of other topics including Chiropractic Philosophy, Physical Diagnosis Lab, Laboratory Diagnosis Lab, Dermatology, Active Release Technique, Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary and has recently become certified to teach Selective Functional Movement Assessment.
Dr. Kuhn was appointed to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards-Providers of Continuing Education (FCLB-PACE) in 2009 and continues to serve as an Application Reviewer. He has served on various committees of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners from 1993-2001 and again in 2015. Dr. Kuhn served the Alumni Association from 1993-2013 as an Advisory Board member and officer. As a member of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology he began service on the annual Convention Committee in 1996 and has been Chair of that Committee from 1998 and continues to serve in that capacity. As a certified instructor in Active Release Techniques® (ART) he was named to the Medical Staff for the United States Skating National Championships in 2006.
Dr. Kuhn has delivered many post graduate lectures for Logan University since 1989 and has spoken for the Postgraduate departments of Parker College, National University Health Sciences and Life West. He has delivered postgraduate lectures for the University of Missouri Kansas City Medical School in the area of the documentation of soft tissue Injuries. He is a contributing author for the Elsevier textbook Clinical Imaging which is in its 3rd edition.
Dr. Daryl Ridgeway graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997 and also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Southern Illinois University in 1993. He has taught Diversified Technique, Orthopedics, Spinal Anatomy, Advanced Soft Tissue Methods and the Styles of Jazz course, along with several other courses since beginning his teaching career in 1997. Additionally, he is a regular speaker in the Slice of Logan program and sits on the NBCE Part II Practices Committee, which oversees content on the Part II Board exam.
Dr. Sarah Tirimacco was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She graduated with honors from The University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic from New York College of Chiropractic. As co-owner of Pinnacle Hill Chiropractic, she provides quality chiropractic and wellness care, including pregnant and postpartum patients, athletes, and their families in the Rochester community. She is specialty trained as a pregnancy chiropractor and has extensive training in postpartum care.
Dr. Brendan McCann grew up in New Hampshire, and attended New York Chiropractic College with the vision of bringing integrative, multidisciplinary musculoskeletal care to northern New England. Experiences in cardiac rehabilitation, geriatric health, and employee fitness inspired his studies. Specialty training as a Primary Spine Practitioner in Providence, RI, led to his passion for modern spine care and rehabilitation.
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.
Dr. Katherine Greenwood has been delivering highly customized, leading edge coaching and consulting services to hundreds of individual clients and professional organizations for over two decades. Katherine’s tailored, targeted, and attentive approach creates a synergistic client-coach partnership that deepens the coaching journey and maximizes desired results.
In addition to her extensive coaching career, Katherine’s employment experience includes work as an attorney in corporations and international law firms; as an adjunct law professor, and as a mediator and ombudsman.
Katherine earned her Doctorate and Masters of Arts degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her doctoral work focused on the intersection of somatic and archetypal psychology. Katherine attended Tulane University School of Law, where she earned a Juris Doctorate. She obtained a Bachelors of Art in Sociology at Tulane University.
Natural health care delivered with compassion and respect – that’s the vision that drove Dr. Sarah to create Cloud Peak Chiropractic & Wellness and it’s that same mantra that fuels her continued devotion to every patient in the Cloud Peak family.
Dr. Sarah’s first exposure to chiropractic came at a very young age courtesy of her father, Dr. Bill Hayes, an experienced and highly skilled chiropractor in his own right. Inspired by the incredible results and long-lasting relationships she witnessed in her father’s office, Dr. Sarah enrolled at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she earned her Bachelor of Science. Later, she graduated as Valedictorian from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, accomplishing both her Doctor of Chiropractic and her Acupuncture Certification.
Today, Dr. Sarah is one of the few chiropractors in Wyoming specializing in the treatment of infants, children, and pregnant women. Her approach to patient care centers around three crucial beliefs:
- Listening is the most important skill a health care provider can possess
- Drugs and surgery are the last resort
- Conservative health care has the power to improve overall well-being and decrease pain