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American Black Chiropractic Association Convention

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) – The 34th Annual ABCA National Convention will be held at Life University in Atlanta, GA on June 25-27, 2015. All current and future DCs (Doctors of Chiropractic) and friends are invited to attend this awesome weekend of chiropractic! In previous years, hundreds of African American chiropractics have attended and benefited from the unique networking opportunities and powerful seminars.

This year’s event will consist of: Informative seminars catering to both current DC’s and students; More than 15 hours of clinical professional development/ continuing education credits available; Technique enhancement classes; and Special offers from various industry leading vendors.

CEU Approved States: AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA RI, SC, VA, WA.

To register online, please visit www.abcachiro.com/events/34th-annual-abca-national-convention/ or call 404-647-2225. Registration Forms can also be printed and mailed in.
About the ABCA
The ABCA was founded in 1981 by Dr. Bobby Westbrooks, a practicing Chiropractor in St. Louis, Missouri, who had a vision to empower African American doctors and students in chiropractic. Dr. Westbrooks recognized that many African Americans were unfamiliar with the benefits of chiropractic care, and that chiropractic colleges struggled to attract minority students into their programs. This caused schools to continually have significantly low enrollment of African American students. The result was a significantly low number of African American graduates, and ultimately communities of color underserved by the opportunities and benefit of chiropractic.

Dr. Westbrooks realized there was an immediate and ongoing need for minority supportive services in the chiropractic profession. He founded the American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) with just a handful of doctors of African American descent. He hoped to achieve some of his goals through the ABCA, and to share these goals with some of his colleagues and friends. For more details about ABCA, visit www.abcachiro.com
Here’s the conference’s weekend agenda:

Thursday June 25, 2015

ABCA Executive Board Meeting
Renaissance Hotel

Registration Opens
Life University

G. Kent Mangelson- 2 CEUs
Improved Patient Care through Lawsuit Protection and Prevention for Chiropractors
Sponsored by American Society for Asset Protection (ASAP)

Dr. Mark Charrette-2 CEUs
Extremity Adjusting
Sponsored by Foot levers

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Life University

Friday June 26, 2015

Registration Open
Life University

Vendors Open
Life University

7:45am-8:00 am
Speaker Introduction

Dr. Kenneth Brown- 2 CEU
Nutrition for the Well Rounded Chiropractic Clinic

Vendor Break
(Please visit vendors during this time)

Dr. John Davilla 2 CEU
ICD-10 Coding for the Subluxation Based Chiropractor
Sponsored by Custom ChiroSolutions, LLC

Dr. Kenneth Brown- Reality Check
Dr. Jeremy Coleman- Persistence and Presence

Vendor Break
(Please visit vendors on your way to lunch)

Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon
Sponsored by Life University

Vendor Break
(Please visit vendors during this time)

Regional Meetings
Eastern: Dr. Shereffa Clarke
Central: Dr. Quentin Brisco
Western: Dr. Dionne McClain

Student Quiz Bowl
Dr. Valda Dawson, ABCA Vice-President

Saturday June 27, 2015

Registration Open

Vendors Open

Dr. Michael Ramcharan 2 CEU
The Evidence Based Chiropractor

Dr. John Downes-Extremities

Dr. Michael Ramcharan 2 CEU
Clinical Reasoning and Management of Advanced Conditions of the Spine

Dr. Rashida Cohen- Women/Pediatrics Chiropractic 11-12
Dr. Edgar Evette- Difference between success and survival as a Chiropractor 12-1

Lunch On Your Own (Please Visit Vendors)

Vendor Break (Visit vendors during this time)

Doctor/Student Panel
Dr. Valda Dawson

ABCA General Session

Harvey Lillard Scholarship Banquet

Sunday June 28, 2015

ABCA Executive Board Meeting
Renaissance Hotel

Photo Caption: African American doctors of chiropractic attending the 2014 American Black Chiropractic Association Convention

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