Upper Cervical Forum 2024: Connecting to the Brain
By: International Chiropractors Association

Course Description

The courses/programs in this event provide an integrated education for the Doctor of Chiropractic in the scientific knowledge of the upper cervical subluxation. The presentations will address:

· The connections between the craniocervical junction (CCJ) and the neurovisual system. An exploration of how the CCJ can impact the neurovisual system, specifically focusing on the accuracy of eye movements called saccades.

· Establishing an effective research agenda for presentations and publications.Review the key components of an effective research agenda to help establish a platform for instigating more research submissions and publications from the field of chiropractic

· Chiropractic research paper presentations. Presentations address:

o EPIC spinal procedure with sound wave technology

o Prevalence and magnitude of radiometric rotation between atlas vertebra and axis vertebra (C1 and C2) in a migraine population compared to controls

o Prevalence of styloid elongation-stylohyoid calcification in relation to atlas transverse process

o Examining clinical opinion and experience regarding utilization of Plain Radiography of the Spine (PROTS)

o Improvement of dizziness following an upper cervical chiropractic technique and individualized vestibular rehabilitation program

o Prevalence of craniocervical and cervical zygapophyseal articular misalignment patterns in a Blair upper cervical chiropractic practice

· The neuroscience of Nocebos. In this course, attendees will be able to reflect and update patient communication to prevent poor outcomes for patients prone to psychogenic/functional disorders

· Blood pressure and blood flow in Chiropractic care of the CCJ. Attendees will be introduced to the physiology and health consequences of various states of blood pressure, cranial blood drainage, the clinical relationships with headache, and the current research regarding hypertension in the chiropractic field

· The posterior Atlantooccipital Membrane and its implications in a clinical setting. In 2011, the presenter reported a novel anatomical finding – the myodural bridge of the atlantoaxial interspace. The presentation focuses on the functional role of this anatomical structure - anchoring the spinal cord during passive and active cervical spinal movements

· Clinical aspects of the glymphatic system. The presentation provides an overview of the glymphatic system and details clinically relevant factors impacting healthy glymphatic function

· Follow-up care for neck injury patients: An Emergency Physician’s recommendation. Addresses the treatment of long-term sequel from neck injury is important for all who are in follow up care.

· Craniocervical instability and its ill effects: This presentation will provide the attendee with specific understanding of “cranio-cervical instability” and the sequelae of structural issues that can lead to significant constellation of symptoms

· A primer on alternative methods to evaluate traumatic brain injuries: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Brain Imaging and Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) Traumatic Brain Injury Discriminate Analysis. The main goal of this presentation is to understand how SPECT brain imaging and QEEG analysis can be used to evaluate traumatic brain injuries

Course Details

  • Upper Cervical Forum 2024: Connecting to the Brain
  • By:    International Chiropractors Association
  • Instructor:    Cameron Bearder, DC, FABVR-c, FACFN-c; Stan Pierce, DC; Gordon Elder, DC, DCCJP, FICPA; Jonathan Chung, DC; Jeffrey Scholten, DC, FCCJP, FICA ; Frank Scali, MD, DC; Robert Kessinger, DC; Jack Carleton, MD; Scott Rosa, DC, FCCJP; and Sandlin Lowe, MD
  • Total CE Hours:    13
  • Course Format:     Live In Person Seminar
  • Course Start:    06/14/2024   09:15am
  • Course End:    06/15/2024   06:30pm
  • Time Zone:    Eastern
  • Location State:    Florida
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • (WA State) Detection of Subluxation  -13 CE Hours
    • Anatomy  -1 CE Hours
    • Evidence-Based Outcomes  -9 CE Hours
    • Neurology  -1 CE Hours
    • Nutrition  -1 CE Hours
    • Principles of Practice  -1 CE Hours
    • Principles, Techniques, Adjunct. Proc (PTAP) for Missouri  -13 CE Hours
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