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Expo Highlights from the FCA Convention Orlando 2014
Check back this week for my favorite new products from the FCA National Convention in Orlando.
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An Influential and Dynamic Speaker in the Chiropractic Profession Passed, Dr. James Sigafoose
Chiropractic Philosopher James M. Sigafoose DC, FICA passed away Thursday July 3 2014 surrounded by his family. He had suffered a stroke a few weeks before his passing. Dr. James Sigafoose is known to many in the Chiropractic profession for his motivating and dynamic speeches and presentations. A devoted follower of the teachings of BJ Palmer and Sid Williams, his chiropractic philosophy and personal development seminars rang through halls of Chiropractors across the US and internationally for five decades. A 1959 graduate of National Chiropractic College, he served on the boards of Life Chiropractic College and Life West. He lectured at numerous other chiropractic colleges, Parker Seminars, ICA conferences and Dynamic Essentials (DE). This past June he motivated the International Chiropractors Association’s annual meeting at Cleveland Chiropractic College as the keynote speaker. He is also credited as offering the first Chiropractic Continuing Education Seminar. Dr. Sigafoose is a legacy to Chiropractic professionally and personally. His passion filled his daily life inspiring all six of his children, a son-in-law, a nephew, and a daughter-in-law to become chiropractors,. A Memorial celebration of the life of Dr. Jim Sigafoose will be held on Saturday, August 2 at 4:00 PM at 810 Baker Avenue, Abingdon, Maryland, USA.
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Put Down Your Pencils the NBCE starts Computer Based Testing Soon
How many Chiropractors and Chiropractic Students remember filling in with a pencil hundreds of bubbles on their Nation Board of Chiropractic Exams? How many DCs still have a dent in the lateral aspect of their 3rd digit from all of those tiny scribbles they tried to precisely fill within the lines? These days may soon be over, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) is stepping into the 21st century and initiating computer-based Chiropractic Board exams. The first attempt of the new proposed system will take place at Life University on September 2014 for Part I first-time takers that attend the university. The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) chose Life University since they agreed to serve as the beta-test site for the project and designed a portion of their academic assessment center as a computer-based testing lab. The first test will be a bit of an experiment. Students taking part I will be assigned to 1 of 4 groups, 3 taking the computer based exam and 1 group with a number 2. The experiment will last 3 weeks, so the earliest randomly assigned test takers miss out on a little extra cramming. Worst-case scenarios plans are in place, the NBCE tried to think of everything. Incase of a power failure, they have back ups, it that fails then the test can be taken on paper with the aid of a pencil. If the entire system fails chiropractic students can finish the exam with their papered cohorts. Questions arose about checking for missing answers and skipping questions. The NBCE thought this through. Every student can mark any question they want to come back to and at the end of the exam there will be a list of the questions. Plus if you accidently skip a question a list of skipped questions will be available at the end to answer. The NCBE revealed on their website that waiting to take the board exams on scheduled dates may be a thing of the past soon. “One of the long term goals of the conversion to computer-based testing is to be able to offer the student on-demand testing opportunities with the NBCE. This situation does NOT exist at this moment, but the outcome of the current efforts will pave the way for this to happen.” NBCE CE Cruncher would like to wish all chiropractic students good luck on their board exams and are excited about the upcoming computerized changes to the exam.
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Chiropractor Dr. Eric Marcotte Wins the 2014 USPRO Cycling Championship
The 2014 Pro Road & Time Trial Nationals overtook the streets of Chattanooga Tennessee last week crowning Scottsdale Arizona Chiropractor Eric Marcotte this year’s champion. The 34 year old cyclist edged out SmartStop Pro Cycling teammate Travis McCabe for the win. “I’m not going to toot my own horn, but I represent America,” Chiropractor Eric Marcotte told VeloNews after his Memorial Day win “I’m a full-time working guy who just won a freakin’ national championship. I mean, what more could you want?” A latecomer to the world of cycling, he started at age 24 while attending Northern Chiropractic College. His bike path became clear when the former body builder decided to train for a triathlon. The story goes: He ran and swam that winter, and hit the bike in spring. After he hit the road for his first bike race he never ran or swam again. Eric Marcotte, DC is being labeled US cycling’s Cinderella story. No only does he runs a full time Chiropractic practice, he finds time to train and race. Almost all of the riders in the USPRO cycling championship cycle for a living, dedicating all of their time and efforts to training. For the past 3 years Dr. Eric Marcotte trains for national championships and runs Endurance Chiropractic in Scottsdale Arizona. To all of our SW Chiropractic followers: See if you can spot Dr. Marcotte in his newly won Stars-and-Stripes jersey, also keep an eye out for driving his National Title prize of a one-year loan of a 2015 Volkswagen GTI.
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Chiropractic Continuing Education,CA,FL,Logan
Summer is Chiropractic Convention Season
Summer marks the end of the school year, time for vacations and the start of the Chiropractic Continuing Education Convention Season. Many State Chiropractic Associations, Chiropractic Colleges, and Chiropractic Organizations hold weekend long convention packed with Chiropractors eager to learn, vendors showing off the news equipment and instructors teaching the latest practice and professional information. One of the most economical ways to earn Chiropractic CEs can be at a Chiropractic convention. The California Chiropractic Association is hossting their annual convention and Chiropractic Marketplace this summer in San Diego, plus their Chiro CEs are always free to their members. Parker is lighting up Charleston South Carolina in June with their annual summer event. The Logan Alumni Association expects a large gathering at their Midwest Conference and Homecoming June 12-15.Florida hosts 4 conventions this summer: Florida Chiropractic Society, Florida Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Physicians Association and the non-political Florida Chiropractic Conventions. The competition is proving to be a benefit with more locations, lowered priced options and new voices in the educational arena. These Florida Conventions are approved for Chiropractic Conntinuing Education in most states.Florida Chiropractic Society June 5-6 Orlando FL 2014 $225 for non-members, $215 for members, and free for students. 1 day $125 for non-members, $115 for membersAug 15-17 in West Palm FL Florida Chiropractic Conferences – The apolitical newcomer to the Florida scene is offering the first Chiropractic Convention in Tampa FL in over a decade on July 19-20. Under the direction of veteran Chiropractic organizer Lili Montoya the FCC announced 2 conventions - 40 hours - in the next 2 years for $400. Florida Chiropractic Physicians Association – Rod Lacy, DC has been causing a commotion since the inception of the FCPA, now offering new deals on chiropractic continuing ed almost every week. Currently their next Orlando Seminar July 18-20 offer is for $135. Register for their email list (warning: they send a few emails a week) for their latest bring a friend, out of state, or straight chiropractor special.
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Colleges > University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College
The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” Although UB has changed in many ways since then, its commitment to student preparation and community service remains central to its mission.
The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport in 1947, when the governor of Connecticut chartered the institution as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. By that time, the former estate of famed circus owner P.T. Barnum at Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park had been purchased. Growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings was rapid. Strong growth continued throughout the 1960s and ’70s.
To find out more, go to the website: Bridgeport.edu or call 1-800-EXCEL-UB (392-3582).
75 Linden Ave
Bridgeport, CT, 06601