Conferences & Seminars

The BC Chiropractic Association promotes chiropractic and other health-related seminars and events in our Member Benefits section. Event listings that appear in this section are viewed by hundreds of chiropractic doctors across the province.

If your organization is hosting a seminar or event that you feel would be of interest to our membership, click here for details about how to submit your event for posting to our Member Extranet. Upon review and acceptance by the BCCA and CCBC Boards, your event will be listed on Extranet's Upcoming Events page.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Essentials of Effective Scoliosis Managment
Hosted by BetterBack
Location: Parksville

Challenge what you know about scoliosis!

Come and learn effective screening and assessment, the red flags,, modern scoliosis and kyphosis bracing, and co-management.

For more information, email drgage@betterback.ca or call 250-744-2882

For more information, contact Dr Brad Gage at drgage@betterback.ca or 250-744-2882
Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26, 2017
KT1/KT2
Hosted by Kinesio taping Canada
Location: Vancouver College of Massage Therapy 3rd Floor 1050 West Pender St. Vancouver BC V6E 3S7

Course Objectives
1) Understand the concepts of Kinesio Taping.
2) Review of Muscular physiology as it is related to Kinesio Taping.
3) Learn application skills during lab.
4) Comprehend the various cutting techniques and their clinical applications.

For more information, contact Dr. Roger Berton at drrogerb@yahoo.ca or 519-979-2663
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Radiographic Case Studies with Dr. Bill Adams DACBR - Part II
Hosted by Maple Meadows Chiropractic
Location: Pitt Meadows

3-hours of X-ray credit
Interactive Case Studies with Dr. Bill Adams
Dinner included (6:30 pm) - Class starts at 7pm
Evening time to ensure minimal practice disruption.
Any questions or to register - 604-465-1711

For more information, contact Matthew Boser at mattboser@gmail.com or 604-465-1711
Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Research: Evidence Informed Practice
Hosted by The ICPA
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport

Instructor: Joel Alcantara, DC
Overview of current published research: understanding the various types of research: essentials of the case history. Application of current research and its relevance to case management in the family practice.

For more information, contact Allison Kenney at allison.kenney@icpa4kids.com or (610) 565-2360
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clinical Case Studies Radiology Seminar
Hosted by North Vancouver Island Chiropractic Society
Location: Vancouver Island Convention Centre, Nanaimo

Radiology Case studies with Dr. William Hsu. Faculty Radiologist & Associate Clinical Professor at CMCC. Dr. Hsu does an excellent job bringing clinically relevant information to his presentations. Dinner is included and will be served at noon.

For more information, contact Michael Stochmal at NVICS@Shaw.ca or 250 933 3443
Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Pattern Functional Adjusting: Lower Extremity Seminar
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Calgary, Alberta

A versatile approach to adjusting that builds a bridge between functional movements and chiropractic adjusting. You will gain a mastery and passion for adjusting while learning global compensation patterns, in a systematic concise methodology.

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:00 - 6:30 pm
Kelowna - Radiographic Case Studies - Dr Bill Adams DACBR
Hosted by Maple Meadows Chiropractic
Location: Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre

6 hours of X-ray credit with Dr. Bill Adams DACBR
Come after work Saturday morning.
Lunch is included and served noon.
Cost: $249 (BCCA member registered and paid by February 15th)

For more information, contact Matt Boser at happyspines@gmail.com or happyspines@gmail.com
Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
System of a Run with Chris Johnson, MPT, MCMT, ITCA
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, BC

This course covers a wide array of topics ranging from evaluation, therapeutic exercise prescription, neuromuscular re­education, strength training, running specific drills, footwear considerations, designing a training program, treadmill analysis..

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Basic Applied Kinesiology Certification Course
Hosted by Dr. Jay Grossman and Dr. David Beaudoin
Location: Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Session 1 January 14-15, 2017           Pelvis, lumbar spine, adrenals, inflammation                                              
  • Session 2  February 18-19, 2017        Upper and lower extremity, colon problems, detoxification
  • Session 3  March 4-5, 2017                 Cranial TMJ, glandular problems, right/left brain imbalances
  • Session 4  April 22-23, 2017                Meridian therapy, respiration, visceral corrections, finding hidden problems – gait, emotional techniques

          Session Hours:  Saturday 8:00–6:00  &  Sunday 8:30–5:30

Some of the material taught in this course is not in the Chiropractic Scope of Practice in BC. As such, it cannot be used in practice and is for information purposes only.

Please consult The College of Chiropractors of BC Professional Conduct Handbook for further information regarding scope of practice.

For more information, contact Dr. Jay Grossman at jay@drjaygrossman.com or 416-873-3980
Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Essentials of Chiropractic Care for Children
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Introduction to Family Care including technique overview for Children

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com
Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1 with Dr. Emily Splichal
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd
Location: Vancouver, BC

Evidence supports corrective exercise techniques using barefoot training as a powerful aid for patients with ACL injuries, low back pain, ankle instability, SI joint dysfunction, hip labral injuries, etc. Explore how barefoot science can enhance...

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
BCCA Members get your 6 X-ray CE credits at an Early Bird rate!

Hot Topics in Diagnostic Imaging for Doctors of Chiropractic
Location: Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC

Dr. John A.Taylor, DC, will review several hot topics in imaging of relevance to Doctors of Chiropractic including:

  • Fundamentals of Advanced Imaging
  • Cervical Spine Radiographs: Search Pattern
  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Sacrococcygeal Spine and SI Joints
  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Pelvis

BCCA Members register now to enjoy Early bird rates! For course information, contact Nerina Alston, Membership Development Manager of BCCA at nalston@bcchiro.com 

Saturday, March 18 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
Cox Technic Seminar, Part I
Hosted by F/D Enterprise LLC
Location: San Francisco Airport, Doubletree by Hilton

This introductory course shares the academic, research, history, biomechanical, diagnostic and clinical basis for Cox® Technic System of flexion distraction and decompression protocols. The time is split with lecture and hands-on practice sessions.

For more information, contact Julie Cox-Cid at info@coxtechnic.com or 260-637-6609
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
BCCA Members get your 6 X-ray CE credits at an Early Bird rate!

Hot Topics in Diagnostic Imaging for Doctors of Chiropractic
Location: University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC 

Dr. John A.Taylor, DC, will review several hot topics in imaging of relevance to Doctors of Chiropractic including:

  • Fundamentals of Advanced Imaging
  • Cervical Spine Radiographs: Search Pattern
  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Sacrococcygeal Spine and SI Joints
  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Pelvis

BCCA Members register now to enjoy Early bird rates! For course information, contact Nerina Alston, Membership Development Manager of BCCA at nalston@bcchiro.com 

Friday, March 24 - Monday, March 27, 2017
Clinical Neurodynamic Solutions
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Michael Shacklock, the "father" of Clinical Neurodynamics will instruct on the concepts of neurodynamics, neurodynamic sequencing & pathodynamics, how to differentiate nerve from other tissues, & make a diagnosis & treatment more specific than before

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
RCCSS(C) West Conference - Ultimate Performance and LAST CHANCE X-RAY
Hosted by RCCSS(C)
Location: Four Seasons Resort Vancouver

RCCSS(C) West Conference - Ultimate Performance
LAST CHANCE FOR X-RAY with Dr. John Taylor
Leading Sports Chiropractors present on the latest trends and research in the filed of Sports Chiropractic. 12 hrs of CE including 6 X-ray.
X-ray only option.

For more information, contact Dr Bill Jacobs at bill_jacobs@shaw.ca or 604-852-3930
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Fill Up Your Toolbox Technique Seminar- Extremities
Hosted by Fill Up Your Toolbox Chiropractic Seminars -Dr. Paul Hunter
Location: Westshore Wellness 385 Lagoon Rd. Victoria BC V9C 1T5

Assessment,adjustment and post check technique for all extremities. Correction protocols. Hands on and interactive experience. By hand only. 4CE hours and new adjustments for your practice. Coaching all setups. Cost $200. Website:fillupyourtoolbox.ca

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Hunter at fillupyourtoolbox@gmail.com or (250)592-0231
Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science with Greg Lehman, MSc, DC, MScPT
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, BC

Topics include therapeutic neuroscience education, cognition targeted interviewing, determining when biomechanics matters, assessment and exercise prescription, up to date tendinopathy rehab, a reconceptualization of manual and exercise therapy...

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Developmental Neurobiology
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

This seminar will focus on the important of physiological intersections that impact spinal health, quality of life, and attainment of milestones

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com
Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
DNS Weightlifting
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Vancouver, BC

DNS Weightlifting will be a DNS Exercise 1 course with an emphasis on weight lifting. You will learn the basics of DNS & get an introduction as to how DNS principles may be applied to strength & conditioning—namely the squat, deadlift & bench press

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, April 22 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Pediatric Alphabet Soup: ASD, ADHD, LD, PDD, SP...what they mean and how to care for them
Hosted by The ICPA
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport

Instructor: Drew Rubin, DC
The cutting edge approach to a challenging and rapidly increasing population that combines a special blend of chiropractic, functional neurology, occupational therapy and nutritional counseling.

For more information, contact Allison Kenney at allison.kenney@icpa4kids.com or (610) 565-2360
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Fill Up Your Toolbox Technique Seminar- Full Spine
Hosted by Fill Up Your Toolbox Chiropractic Seminars-Dr. Paul Hunter
Location: Westshore Wellness 385 Lagoon Rd. Victoria BC V9C 1T5

Assessment, adjustment and post check technique for full spine. Correction protocols. Hands on interactive experience. By hand only. 4CE hours and new adjustments for your practice. Coaching all setups. Cost $200. Website:fillupyourtoolbox.ca

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Hunter at fillupyourtoolbox@gmail.com or (250)592-0231
Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29, 2017
Orthopedic Essentials 2017
Hosted by Southern California University of Health SciencesAmerican College of Chiropractic Orthopedists
Location: Las Vegas Nevada Tropicana Hotel

Dr. Sean Drake- the field and office dynamics of the functional Athlete in the Extremities. Interventions for Rotational Athletes- Dr. Joshua Satterlee.
James Demetrious, DC, FACO evidence based, clinically related to MRI in chiropractic setting

For more information, contact Patrick Case at docpatcase@comcast.net or 574 532-9162
Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization - A Developmental Kinesiological Approach to Exercise - Part 1
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Based upon groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles, DNS the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function.

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Techniques Thompson & Logan
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Neurological Asaessment and examination of the infant

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com
Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7, 2017
KT1/KT2
Hosted by Kinesio Taping Canada
Location: Vancouver College of Massage Therapy 3rd Floor 1050 West Pender St. Vancouver BC V6E 3S7

Course Objectives
1) Understand the concepts of Kinesio Taping.
2) Review of Muscular physiology as it is related to Kinesio Taping.
3) Learn application skills during lab.
4) Comprehend the various cutting techniques and their clinical applications.

For more information, contact Dr. Roger Berton at drrogerb@yahoo.ca or 519-979-2663
Friday, May 12 - Sunday, May 14, 2017
The Shoulder: An Integrated Approach to Manual Therapy and Rehab
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Calgary, Alberta

This course will provide you with the knowledge & skills necessary to optimally manage common conditions of the shoulder in clinical practice through lecture, discussion, demonstration, & an emphasis on hands on application.

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Bridging The Gap Between Crisis Care and Optimal Function
Hosted by The ICPA
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport

Instructor: Anthony Carrino, DC
Creating the paradigm shift from symptom care to functional based healthcare with considerations for family lifestyle changes. Evaluation and management of the common symptoms and cases in a pediatric practice.

For more information, contact Allison Kenney at allison.kenney@icpa4kids.com or (610) 565-2360
Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, May 28, 2017
Barefoot Training Specialist Level 2 with Dr. Emily Splichal
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Malahat

The Barefoot Training Specialist Program will change the way you look at human movement and athletic performance. This program will cover foot & ankle anatomy/Bx, foot assessment, foot-specific programming, barefoot science and evidence-based...

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Friday, June 2 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
BioFlex Laser Training & Certification Seminar
Hosted by BioFlex Laser Therapy
Location: Blue Horizon Hotel

The course includes theoretical and hands-on learning, as well information on practice management strategies to increase your patient volume and retention.

For more information, contact Juliana Kulic at juliana@bioflexlaser.com or 416-618-6927
Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Family Nutrition: Epigenetics and Parental Health and Nutrtiion for the Perinatal Period
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Explore the relationships between epigenetics, nutrition, fertility, family & health

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Medical Legal Course - 3 Parts
Hosted by Cowley & Company
Location: #300 - 13805 104th Ave, Surrey, BC

Part 1 - The Nuts and Bolts of Medical-Legal Issues
Sunday, February 19 2017
Part 2 - The Medical Legal Report
Sunday, June 11 2017
Part 3 - The Chiropractor In Court
Sunday, October 15 2017

Inquire to daniel@cowleylaw.ca for more information.

For more information, contact Daniel at daniel@cowleylaw.ca or 604 583 3000
Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18, 2017
Eval & Adjusting Protocols: Correcting Primary Spinal and Cranial Subluxation Patterns
Hosted by The ICPA
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport

Instructor: Martin Rosen, DC
Examination, assessment and spinal and cranial adjusting for the child using specialized meningeal and structural techniques founded on Sacro Occipital Technique principles.

For more information, contact Allison Kenney at allison.kenney@icpa4kids.com or (610) 565-2360
Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, July 16, 2017
Mastery of Chiropractic Principles and Practice
Hosted by The ICPA
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport

Instructor: Peter Kevorkian, DC
The goal of this class is to teach the participants how to create a practice paradigm and develop a practice congruent with chiropractic philosophy, science and art.

For more information, contact Allison Kenney at allison.kenney@icpa4kids.com or (610) 565-2360
Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Barefoot Training Specialist Level 3 with Dr. Emily Splichal
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, BC

The Barefoot Training Specialist® Program will change the way you look at human movement and athletic performance. This program will cover foot & ankle anatomy & Bx, foot assessment, foot-specific programming, barefoot science and evidence-based...

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Modern Manual Therapy
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The course will cover: the principles of eval, reset, & stabilize; movement screen & repeated motions evaluation; neurodynamic testing; Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage; functional mobilization of the hip, knee, & ankle; & home exercise.

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Shoulder: An Integrated Approach to Manual Therapy and Rehab
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Seattle, Washington

You will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to optimally manage common conditions of the shoulder girdle in clinical practice through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and an emphasis on hands on application.

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, October 28 - Sunday, October 29, 2017
Transforming Practice Experience to Family Practice
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Chiropractic Family Practice

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com or 610-565-2360
Saturday, October 28 - Sunday, October 29, 2017
Complete Hip and Shoulder: Assess, Correct, and Train with Dean Somerset, BSc, CSEP, MES, CSCS
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, BC

Learn hands on assessments for the shoulder and hip, mobility practices and stabilization patterns, and how to coach common movements with adaptations to their specific anatomical and mobility considerations...

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, November 4 - Sunday, November 5, 2017
Functional Soft Tissue featuring FAKTR with Gregory H. Doerr, DC, CCSP
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Kelowna, BC

A 14.5-hour hands-on seminar including an introduction to SFMA upper tier evaluation for the evaluation and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, the use of FAKTR Concepts, and Rehabilitation for soft tissue remodelling...

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, November 19, 2017
Eval and Adjusting Protocols:Correcting Primary Spinal and Cranial Subluxation Patterns
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Examination, assessment and spinal and cranial adjusting for the child using specialized meningeal and structural techniques founded on Saco Occipital Technique principles

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com or 610-565-2360
Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, November 19, 2017
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: A Developmental Kinesiological Approach to Exercise - Part 1
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, BC

Based upon the groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles described by these mentors, Pavel Kolar has organized the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function...

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Functional Range Release - Upper Extremity
Hosted by Somatic Senses Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, BC

An advanced system of soft-tissue treatment based in the principles of myofascial release, with multiple improvements. The treatment system focuses on the assessment, localization, and systematic treatment of soft-tissue lesions...

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Maxwell at cecourses@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3, 2017
The Shoulder: An Integrated Approach to Manual Therapy and Rehab
Hosted by Somatic Senses
Location: Victoria, BC

In this course you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to optimally manage common conditions of the shoulder girdle in clinical practice through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and an emphasis on hands on application.

For more information, contact Michael Maxwell / Benjamin Stevens at info@somaticsenses.com or 2504746596
Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, January 7, 2018
Research Evidence Informed Practice
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Research Evidence Informed Practice

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com or 610-565-2360
Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, February 4, 2018
Bridging the Gap Between Crisis Care and Optimal Function
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Creating the paradigm shift from symptom care to functional based healthcare with considerations for family lifestyle changes

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com or 610-565-2360
Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, March 4, 2018
Mastery of Chiropractic Principles of Practice
Hosted by ICPA
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The goal of this class is to teach participants how to create a practice paradigm and develop a practice congruent with chiropractic philosophy, science and art.

Unstructured hours

For more information, contact Rachel Douglas at rachel@icpa4kids.com or 610-565-2360