Parker Seminars Hosts Largest Event in Chiropractic
By Maria DiDanieli
Jan. 24, Las Vegas, NV –This past
week, more than 5,300 Parker Seminar attendees flocked to the fresh and
exciting line-up of courses designed to improve chiropractors, chiropractic
assistants, and chiropractic students.
Each year DCs and CAs from around
the globe travel to Las Vegas,
Nevada, for Parker Seminars – Las Vegas, the largest chiropractic seminar in
This year, the seminar included
innovative developmental tracks that provided guidance through specific
challenges and promoted progress based on the length of time the attendee has
been in the chiropractic profession. Courses ranged from topics such as
positioning yourself as a community expert to improving your patient-centered
care delivery and living the chiropractic philosophy lifestyle. In
addition, business topics were offered including “What Every Chiropractor Needs
to Know about Asset Protection, Tax Reduction, and Estate Planning”.
“Attending Parker Seminars as a
doctor of chiropractic for the first time has been truly awakening,” said Dr.
Lee R. Hardin. “I came here with high expectations and I’m leaving with every
one of them met. I also came here with the title of doctor of chiropractic and
am leaving as a true chiropractor, empowered to teach chiropractic.”
Many of the classes offered
continuing education credits with presentations such as “Alzheimer’s dementia –
epidemiology and prevention,” “Heart Rate Variability – the technology that is
transforming chiropractic,” and “Chiropractic and the frozen shoulder,” to name
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker University
and Parker Seminars, delivered a powerful message, “Servant Leadership:
Empower, Encourage, and Inspire” during the opening session.
“We’re asked to serve as leaders
within our practices, with our patients, within our families and communities
each and every day,” said Dr. Mancini. “As a leader, you must inspire others to
reach new heights. You must encourage them by explaining that they already have
the tools to be who they want to be, they just need to put those tools to use.
Empowering yourself as the leader you’re meant to be will take you and your
practice to a higher level of success and service.”
The conference featured more than 50
world-renowned speakers offering expertise in all areas of life and practice.
The list of speakers included: Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Rick Wren, Brandi
MacDonald, Dr. Elizabeth Anderson-Peacock, Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Fabrizio
Mancini, Dr. Carol Ann Malizia, Dr. Gilles Lamarche, Dr. Michael Hall, Dr.
James Chestnut, Dr. Nicole Lederman, JJ Virgin, Lisa Speaks, Dr. Dan Murphy and
In addition, a line-up of authors
were present from Hay House publishing – including Louise L. Hay, Cheryl
Richardson, Marianne Williamson, Robert Holden, and Caroline Myss – and
presented life-changing, inspirational messages.
Representing the next generation of
chiropractors, Derrell Pratt-Blackburn, spoke during the opening session. This
past fall, Pratt-Blackburn was declared the champion of the “2011 Talk the TIC
competition”, a worldwide annual chiropractic health talk competition between
chiropractic students whose goal it is to discover how to effectively deliver a
chiropractic message to others. As a result of winning the competition, he
received the honor of being the first chiropractic student to ever present on
the main stage at Parker Seminars.
Attendees also enjoyed an extensive
chiropractic expo where more than 300 exhibitors displayed the profession’s
most cutting-edge products and technologies.
The seminar offered enlivening
social events such as the Chiropractic Assistants Meeting and Breakfast, the
first-ever Parker Seminars Student Mastermind Session, the World Congress of
Women Chiropractors (WCWC) Meeting, and more.
In addition to the speaker sessions,
special events, and the exhibitor hall, this year’s seminar festivities
featured the Starlight Soirée, which was held to raise proceeds for
chiropractic research. The soirée raised $75,000 for chiropractic research.
Attendees left rejuvenated and ready
to serve at an even higher level than before.
Parker Seminars, Toronto 2012
Parker Seminars will be coming to Canada with
Parker Seminars-Toronto scheduled for September 20-22, 2012. To register, or for more information about
the seminar, visit www.parker.edu/parker-seminars/