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2022 Annual Convention at the Sheraton Portland Airport -- 3 day event = 20 PACE approved hours

Total Credits: 8 CA, 6 CA, 20 DC, 20 Student and Others



This convention will highlight various topics of interest with nationally known speakers.   This years event will also highlight women speakers through out the weekend.   

The topics in 2022 will include:

Adjustive Techniques of Upper and Lower Extremities -- by Dr. Mark Charrette

Cultural Competency -- by Lori Holt, RN-BC

Diagnosing, Documentation & Determining MVA Case Management -- by the Gatti Law Firm

Sagittal Plane Spine Sublusation, Pain, Disability, Altered Sensori..... -- by Dr. Deed Harrison

The Vestibular System and its Implications for the Chiropractor -- by Dr. Laura Swingen 

Functional Neurological Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury -- by Dr. Glen Zielinski

Injury Identification and Predictive Factos for Recovery from Motor Vehicle Collisions -- by Dr. Joe Betz   

Diagnosing, Documentation and Determining MVA Case Management -- The Gatti Law Firm

Immune Fitness (Saturday) and Leaky Gut & the M-G-B Connection (Sunday) (Nutrition) by Lynn Toohey, PhD

Management of Common Infant Conditions (Pediatrics) -- by Dr. Jennifer Brocker

 Case Studies of Spine & Extremities -- Clinicians Beware (Radiology) -- by Dr. Bev Harger

Isometric Strength Training  (Sports Medicine & Rehab) -- by Dr. Todd Turnbull

Shockwave -- New and Innovative Therapeutic Modality (Pain Management)-- Dr. Dennis Cozzocrea

Billing/Coding/Medicare & No Surprises 2022 -- Dr. Evan Gwilliam

Pain, Posture & Performance -- Dr. Sherry McAllister

and special CA sessions -- by Lori Morgan  (CA's Role in a Successful Practice and Proper Scripting  and Bringing the WOW to Every Visit)


Mark Charrette, DC's Profile

Mark Charrette, DC Related seminars and products

Dr. Mark N. Charrette is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He is a frequent guest speaker at nine chiropractic colleges and has taught over 1000 seminars worldwide on extremity adjusting, biomechanics, and spinal adjusting techniques. His seminars emphasize a practical, hands-on approach.

Dr. Charrette is a former All-American swimmer, who has authored a book on extremity adjusting. Having developed successful practices in California, Nevada, and Iowa, Dr. Charrette currently resides in Dallas, TX.

Jennifer L Brocker, DC, DICCP's Profile

Jennifer L Brocker, DC, DICCP Related seminars and products

NCMIC -- Sponsor

Jennifer Brocker (known as Dr. Jenny in her chiropractic office) is a 2007 Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.  In 2012, Dr. Brocker became board-certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics having completed the required 3-year postgraduate course of study.  Additionally, she completed the 80 hour workshop series in Dynamic Body Balancing with Dr. Carol Philips.  She has felt a deep passion to help and serve other people for most of her life. From a young age she developed a deep respect and curiosity for health care because she grew up under the chiropractic care of her mom, Dr. Patricia Petrie. She believes a comprehensive approach to health care is in the best interest of the patient and it is her duty as a chiropractor to work with other health care professionals to provide patients with the best and most complete care possible.

Dr. Jenny uses her experience as a mother and her knowledge as a chiropractor to help make pregnancy a time of joy and celebration, leading to a positive birth experience. With 3 children of her own, Dr. Jenny, finds so much delight in working with children. They are a constant source of wonder and laughter and she loves helping them thrive.

When she’s not in the office, Dr. Jenny enjoys camping, knitting, baking and anything that involves her husband Isaac, and their three children – Avari, Dean, and Amity.

Todd Turnbull, DC, CCSP, CBIS-T's Profile

Todd Turnbull, DC, CCSP, CBIS-T Related seminars and products

Dr. Todd Turnbull, DC, CCSP, is an author, speaker and in private practice in Portland, Oregon.   He graduated with his doctorate from Life University and is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from Palmer University.   As a post-graduate faculty member for several Chiropractic institutions, he developed courses and wrote numerous articles on Concussions, Disc Herniation's, Rehabilitation and Soft Tissue Diagnosis and Treatment.  He has developed and trademarked Pre-Active Stretching a rehab program, developed Myotonic Facilitation Technique which is a neuro-muscular integration treatment approach, the Happy Brain Concussion Care program that incorporates Trauma-Free treatment protocols with his Mission to develop awareness of brain injury screening and create access to Trauma-Free treatment that is effective for the patients.   Dr. Turnbull was Certified as a Brain Injury Specialist and in November 2019 Dr. Turnbull was certified as a Trainer by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) of their program as noted by the CBIST (Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer).   He is a member of the Oregon Chiropractic Association (OCA)  & a member of the OCA “Chiropractic Practice and Innovation Council” (CPIC).  

Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN, CBIS's Profile

Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN, CBIS Related seminars and products

NW Functional Neurology

Dr. Glen Zielinski is a Chiropractic Physician and Board Certified Functional Neurologist. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Parker College of Chiropractic in September 2000. He was the Valedictorian of his class, and received numerous awards including the largest scholarship in the chiropractic profession. He completed his neurology training with the Carrick Institute for Clinical Neuroscience, graduated first in his class, and became board certified as a Chiropractic Neurologist in 2003.   He was hired as an Assistant Professor of Neurology with the Carrick Institute.

He founded Northwest Functional Neurology in 2006.

His work was featured in the Netflix series Afflicted, which focused on sufferers of chronic diseases.

He is on the Board of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon and lectures for them as well to many different healthcare professional groups.   He is a member of the Oregon Chiropractic Association and received the OCA’s Education Award in 2019.      

He is sponsored here today by NW Functional Neurology in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Laura Swingen, DC, DACNB's Profile

Laura Swingen, DC, DACNB Related seminars and products

Sunset Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Laura Swingen began her profession as a chiropractor after graduating from the University of Oregon in 1986 and Western States Chirorpactic College in 1990.   She worked as an assocaite doctor in order to learn NUCCA technique and then came to Sunset Chiropractic Clinic in 1991.  

She has been involved in three chirorpactic mission trips to central America where chiropractic care was so enthusiastically received that hundreds of people would be lined up and waiting at the benginning of her treatment day.   

In 2010 she embarked on course work to earn a degree in Chiropractic Neurology and after taking 475 classroom hours and passing a rigorous board examination, received her certifcation in 2012, becoming one of only a handful of Chiropractic Neurologists in the state of Oregon.

Dr. Swingen blends a warm compassion, persistence, a variety of chiropractic techniques, and a quarter-century of clinical skill and experience to attain optimum results for her patients. She is proud to be a doctor her community of patients can depend upon for excellent, same-day care. Her degree in chiropractic neurology has allowed her to assist her patients with even more precision and many of her colleagues throughout the state refer their more difficult cases to her for her expertise.

She is a member of the Oregon Chiropractic Association and is the president of its Functional Chiropractic Council. She is also a member of the International Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, and the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation. She has completed 400 hours of training in the treatment of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Swingen has published research in the peer-reviewed literature as a result of her work in the field of neurological rehabilitation (Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal, April/May 2017).

Beverly L Harger, DC, DACBR's Profile

Beverly L Harger, DC, DACBR Related seminars and products

NCMIC -- Sponsor

Beverly Harger, DC, DACBR, is a 1987 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College (now UWS). She is currently the director of radiology at University of Western States with her primary responsibility being a consultant for chiropractic clinicians. She is an active member of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology and the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. As an educator in chiropractic radiology with more than 30 years of teaching experience her programs are designed to emphasize what clinicians need to know for improved patient care and management.


In conjunction with a focused history and physical examination, imaging studies play an important role in accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment of patients. Using a case-based approach this presentation will focus on frequently missed, overlooked, or misdiagnosed conditions of the spine and extremities. These conditions when not diagnosed early and managed appropriately may result in long-term pain and disability. Clinical cases will be used as a basis to explore when and what diagnostic imaging studies yield the most appropriate outcomes.


Lori Holt, RN-BC's Profile

Lori Holt, RN-BC Related seminars and products


After attending Lori Holt's program, doctors will be armed with all the information they need to tackle timely topics. Ms. Holt engages the audience with the real-life practical issues that confront Doctors of Chiropractic.

Before joining NCMIC in 2012, Lori worked as a nurse for 30 years. Her extensive nursing background in cardiology has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Among other things, she has significant experience making rounds in the hospital with cardiologists and performed cardiac triage in the emergency room and in house prior to the physician’s exam.

In addition, Lori has worked as an emergency room nurse manager, and she and her husband previously owned a business where they taught employees at industrial companies basic life support and emergency care techniques.

This combined background enables Lori to share hands-on tips and guidance to DCs as they face the ever-changing world of healthcare.

NCMIC Seminar Topics:

  • Risk Management
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Ethics
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Ethical Use of Social Media
  • Doctor/Patient Communication

Lynn Toohey, PhD's Profile

Lynn Toohey, PhD Related seminars and products

Nutri West Pacific -- Sponsor

Deed Harrison, DC's Profile

Deed Harrison, DC Related seminars and products

CBP Seminars -- Sponsor

Deed E. Harrison, D.C., graduated from Life-West Chiropractic College in 1996. Dr. Harrison has developed and researched original spinal rehabilitation procedures and has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors in over 300 educational conferences around the world. He has authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed spine related publications, 4 spine textbooks, and numerous conference proceedings. He is a highly respected chiropractic researcher and authority in today’s profession.

Dr. Harrison is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed Spine journals including: Spine, Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Anatomy, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the European Spine Journal, BMC Complimentary Alternative Medicine, and BMC Musculo-Skeletal Disorders.

Additionally, Dr. Harrison is a member to the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), is a former International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) Nevada State Assembly Representative member, and is the acting Chair of the PCCRP Chiropractic Radiography Guidelines. He formerly held a position on the Chiropractic Physicians Board of Nevada. Currently, Dr. Harrison is the President / CEO of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®)Technique & Seminars and is the President of CBP NonProfit, Inc. – a spinal research foundation.

Evan Gwilliam, DC, MBA, BS, CPC, CCPC, CPC-I, MCS-P, CPMA, CMHP, AAFC's Profile

Evan Gwilliam, DC, MBA, BS, CPC, CCPC, CPC-I, MCS-P, CPMA, CMHP, AAFC Related seminars and products

Pay DC & CHUSA -- Sponsors

November 7, 2017 – Leading chiropractic software provider, PayDC, today announced the hire of Dr. Evan M. Gwilliam as Clinical Director to complement and improve multiple areas of software development and expert customer support.

More specifically, Dr. Gwilliam will draw from his deep experience to provide direction for the clinical elements of the software that help to ensure compliance and better treatment outcomes for patients, while providing improved ease-of-use of the software by staff.  In addition, he will help build continuing education training for doctors and staff who need help with documentation, coding, Medicare, or any other reimbursement related needs for chiropractic (and physical medicine in general).

Dr. Gwilliam’s experience speaks for itself.  He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic as Valedictorian and is a Certified Professional Coding and ICD-10 Instructor, Medical Compliance Specialist, and Certified Professional Medical Auditor.  Because he is also a clinician with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s of Business Administration he is a sought-after seminar speaker.  He provides expert witness testimony, medical record audits, consulting, and online courses for health care providers and has authored and contributed to reference books and articles for multiple publications.


Dennis Cozzocrea, DC, CCEP's Profile

Dennis Cozzocrea, DC, CCEP Related seminars and products

ELvation -- Sponsor

Dr Cozzocrea earned his doctor of chiropractic degree in 1990 from Palmer College in Iowa. Prior to moving to the Portland area in 2015, he was the director and owner of a large multidisciplinary clinic in Central Washington. 

He began as a chiropractic patient himself after having years of debilitating headaches. He gets adjusted at least once a month, and so do all of his family members and office staff.

He has had success with a wide variety of conditions including headaches, neck & shoulder pain, low back pain, herniated disc, TMJ and allergies. His goal is to help patients achieve the good health they deserve in an all-natural way. Life is meant to be led pain free. 

In addition, He has taught Functional Nutrition to health care providers around the country. He is also the father of five children and enjoys reading, skiing and hiking. He considers himself a yoga zealot since 1992, practicing virtually everyday.  


Gatti Law Firm, Attorneys's Profile

Gatti Law Firm, Attorneys Related seminars and products

The Gatti Law Firm

As the largest personal injury firm in Oregon, The Gatti Law Firm has been helping Oregon injury victims secure compensation for over 45 years. Our attorneys provide thoughtful, thorough, and zealous representation to people who have been injured and suffered loss. People who have been injured through no fault of their own, in automobile crashes and on-the-job, seek our assistance to obtain benefits and compensation, such as needed medical treatment and wage loss. Our attorneys have a proven history of success advocating against the individuals, insurance companies, and corporations that have caused the harm. If you treat patients who have been injured in automobile crashes or on-the-job, let us help!

Joe W Betz, BS, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA (Hon)'s Profile

Joe W Betz, BS, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA (Hon) Related seminars and products

Chiropractic BioPhysics

Dr. Joe Betz graduated from Life University in 2001. He has been practicing in Boise, Idaho the past 20 years. He runs 2 successful practices with 4 associate doctors. He has published 15 peer reviewed research articles and co-authored 3 different Clinical Practice Guidelines on chiropractic, including one on Whiplash Associated Disorders. He has been an instructor for Chiropractic BioPhysics for 20 years and is the current Vice President of Chiropractic BioPhysics NonProfit. He is a past President of his state association in Idaho and is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the International Chiropractors Association as the Secretary of the ICA. He is a Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner through the American Board on Independent Medical Examiners. He has been teaching on various aspects of Whiplash Associated Disorders for the past 20 years, including injury biomechanics, soft tissue injury identification, proper documentation and coding and predictive factors in the recovery from motor vehicle collision injuries.

Lori Morgan, Team Coach's Profile

Lori Morgan, Team Coach Related seminars and products

Chiropractic Assistants for Life

Lori Morgan is the founder of C.A.’s For Life and has worked as a Chiropractic Assistant Coach and Trainer since 2001. Before that time, she worked as a C.A. for 15 years in a multi-doctor high volume practice where she developed the skills and background needed to be a successful Coach.  

Her goal as a Team Development Coach is to help every Chiropractic Assistant she mentors to become a true Chiropractic Advocate.  She understands to do so your team must be trained in scripts, systems and procedures.  They must understand and truly embrace Chiropractic Philosophy because with that understanding and confidence, they can truly help you to build the practice of your dreams. 

During her six hour C.A. Breakout session,  Lori Morgan has put together a training program for them that will address the systems and procedures for the office that are vital to practice growth.  They will include WOW 1st and 2nd visit procedures, Power of the Appointment Book, solid recall systems and the keys to Patient Retention and Referrals.  We will also walk through ‘What to Say When’ scenarios so your team is prepared for any curve ball thrown their way.

There will also be a team building workshop that will include role play and a mastermind session based on your CA’s individual needs.   

 I believe in the power of team, particularly the Chiropractic Assistant.

Unfortunately, many C.A.’s don’t realize their full potential. They also don’t have the full positive impact on their practice that they could, simply because they are untrained to do so.  Bring your team and put them on the path to becoming true Chiropractic Advocates.   Lori Morgan   Team Development Coach and owner of Chiropractic Assistants for Life.



Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97220, United States
(503) 281-2500


Session 1000 = Evidence Based -- Harrison
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 08:00A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Deed Harrison DC
Location: Room 1
Total Credits: 4 including 4 DC
Session 2000 = Pediatrics-- Brocker
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 08:00A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Jennifer L Brocker DC, DICCP
Location: Room 2
Total Credits: 4 including 4 DC
Session 3000 = F4CP -- McCallister
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 10:30A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Sherry McAllister MS(ED), DC, CCSP
Location: Room 3
Total Credits: 1.5 including 1.5 DC, 1.5 CA, 1.5 Student and Others
Session 1500 = Adjustive Technique Upper Extremities -- Charrette
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 01:30P to 06:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Mark Charrette DC
Location: Room 1
Total Credits: 4 including 4 DC
Session 2500/A = Radiology - Harger
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 01:30P to 03:30P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Beverly L Harger DC, DACBR
Location: Room 2
Total Credits: 2 including 2 DC
Session 2500/B = MVA Case Mgmt -- Dr. Joe Betz
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 04:00P to 06:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Joe W Betz BS, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA (Hon)
Location: Room 2
Total Credits: 2 including 2 DC
Session 3500/A = "Shockwave" Therapy -- New & Innovative -- Cozzocrea
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 01:30P to 03:30P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Dennis Cozzocrea DC, CCEP
Location: Room 3
Total Credits: 2 including 2 CA, 2 DC, 2 Student and Others
Session 3500/B = Sports Medicine -- Turnbull
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 - 04:00P to 06:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Todd Turnbull DC, CCSP, CBIS-T
Location: Room 3
Total Credits: 2 including 2 CA, 2 DC, 2 Student and Others

Session 4000 = Adjustive Technique Lower Extremity -- Charrette
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 08:00A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Mark Charrette DC
Location: Room 1
Total Credits: 4 including 4 DC
Session 5000/A = MVA Case Mgmt -- Dr. Joe Betz (PART 2)
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 08:00A to 10:00A (PDT)
Speaker(s): Joe W Betz BS, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA (Hon)
Location: Room 2
Total Credits: 2 including 2 DC
Session 5000/B = MVA -- Gatti Law Firm
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 10:30A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Gatti Law Firm Attorneys
Location: Room 2
Total Credits: 2 including 2 CA, 2 DC, 2 Student and Others
Session 6000 = CAs / Your Role -- Lori Morgan
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 08:30A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Lori Morgan Team Coach
Location: Room 3
Total Credits: 3 including 3 CA, 3 Student and Others
Session 6500 = CAs / Proper Scripting -- Lori Morgan
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 01:30P to 04:30P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Lori Morgan Team Coach
Location: Room 3
Total Credits: 3 including 3 CA, 3 DC, 3 Student and Others
Session 4500 = Nutrition (Immune Fittest) -- Toohey
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 01:30P to 06:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Lynn Toohey PhD
Location: Room 1
Total Credits: 4 including 4 DC
Session 5500 = Functional Neurology -- L Swingen, DC & G Zielinski, DC
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 01:30P to 06:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Laura Swingen DC, DACNB, Glen Zielinski DC, DACNB, FACFN, CBIS
Location: Room 2
Total Credits: 4 including 4 DC
Session 6600 = Cultural Competency -- Holt
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - 04:30P to 06:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Lori Holt RN-BC
Location: Room 3
Total Credits: 1.5 including 1.5 CA, 1.5 DC, 1.5 Student and Others

Session 7000 = Nutrition (Leaky Gut and the M-G-B Connection) -- Toohey
Date/Time: Sun, May 01, 2022 - 08:00A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Lynn Toohey PhD
Location: Room 1
Total Credits: 4 including 4 DC
Session 7500 = Billing/Coding/Medicare & No Surprises Act -- Gwilliam
Date/Time: Sun, May 01, 2022 - 08:00A to 12:00P (PDT)
Speaker(s): Evan Gwilliam DC, MBA, BS, CPC, CCPC, CPC-I, MCS-P, CPMA, CMHP, AAFC
Location: Room 2
Total Credits: 4 including 4 CA, 4 DC, 4 Student and Others