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Annually convened with unwavering commitment, the ABCA Convention stands as the paramount chiropractic conference, steadfastly devoted to championing the representation and empowerment of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and minority students, practitioners, speakers, and businesses within the chiropractic community. This exceptional gathering serves as a pivotal platform for fostering inclusivity, celebrating diversity, and promoting excellence in the field of chiropractic care.


As the heartbeat of this influential event, University of Western States proudly serves as the host venue for the ABCA Convention, offering a conducive space for meaningful connections, insightful discussions, and collaborative learning. Nestled in the vibrant city of Portland, the university provides a welcoming atmosphere that complements the conference's mission to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all participants.


To ensure a seamless and convenient experience, attendees are encouraged to secure their accommodations at the Sheraton Portland Airport hotel by booking online here. Located a short distance from the university, this allows participants to not only be in the heart of the action but also to make the most of their time at the convention. The hotel's well-appointed facilities and amenities provide a comfortable retreat for attendees to recharge, network, and engage in the enriching experiences the convention has to offer.


In addition to its role as a gathering place for like-minded individuals dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion in chiropractic care, the ABCA Convention is a dynamic hub for knowledge exchange and professional development. Renowned speakers, industry experts, and thought leaders converge to share their expertise, insights, and innovative approaches, fostering an environment of continuous learning and growth.

Furthermore, the convention serves as a showcase for businesses and enterprises that prioritize diversity and inclusivity. By providing a platform for BIPOC-owned and minority-led businesses, the ABCA Convention contributes to the economic empowerment of underrepresented communities within the chiropractic profession.


The ABCA Convention is more than just a conference; it is a transformative experience that amplifies voices, nurtures talent, and propels the chiropractic community towards a future of equity and excellence. Secure your place at the forefront of this groundbreaking event by booking your room at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel and be part of a movement that is shaping the future of chiropractic care.


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Speakers

Agenda

Thursday, June 27, 2024


9

00AM

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11

00AM

ABCA Executive Board Meeting (closed)

Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Cascade AB

11

00AM

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1

00PM

National Convention Planning Committee Meeting (closed)

Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Cascade AB

3

00PM

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5

00PM

Registration and Exhibitor Hall Open

Registration Location - On campus @ UWS in the Upper Foyer
Exhibitor Hall Location - On campus @ UWS in Denali A & B & Atrium

5

00PM

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7

30PM

Welcome Reception Sponsored by EVOKE

Location: On Campus @ UWS in the Student Commons & Glacier National Park
Join us as we officially welcome you to the 2024 ABCA National Convention. Enjoy food, drinks, and great conversations as you meet other ABCA members from across the nation. Throughout the evening, you can expect to hear from speakers ready to set the tone for the weekend; and dont miss a special presentation from our event sponsor EVOKE. Whether this is your first time, or you are returning, you do not want to miss this event!

7

30PM

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9

30PM

Dr. Romanuel Washington Jr. Palpation Hour

Location: On Campus @ UWS in Activator (1013), Great Salt Lake (1014), Multnomah Falls (1015), Columbia River Gorge (1016)
This session will be presented by our very own practicing ABCA chiropractors, each teaching a different method to increase confidence with adjusting. Each instructor will discuss the specific method, its rationale and its efficacy. Instructors will also demonstrate their adjustment style and discuss modifications and enhancements.

For both chiropractors and students, this will be the perfect opportunity to get hands on practice, share successful techniques, and swap feel good patient stories.

Friday, June 28, 2024


8

00AM

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9

00AM

Plenary Session 1

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)
During this plenary session, the ABCA membership body will receive the State of the Association Address, reports from Executive Board members and hold nominations for elections.

9

00AM

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11

00AM

Adjusting for the Pediatric Population

Dr. Magen Henry

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)
This presentation aims to deepen the attendees' understanding and skills in treating pediatric patients. Participants will learn about the unique physiological differences between children and adults, how these differences impact chiropractic care, and the latest research supporting the safety and efficacy of pediatric adjusting techniques.

11

00AM

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1

00PM

Dr. Bobby Westbrooks Luncheon

Location: On Campus @ UWS in the Student Commons & Glacier National Park
1981: A Year to Remember
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. Join us as we celebrate his life and fellowship together over food sponsored by TBD

1

00PM

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3

00PM

Pillars of Progress: Enhancing Patient Outcomes Leveraging the Latest Research

Dr. Sherry McAllister

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)
Sherry McAllister, DC, M.S. (Ed) CCSP, serves as the President for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the national not-for- profit organization showcasing the benefits of chiropractic care across multiple platforms.

Dr. McAllister earned her Master’s in Science from the University of California East Bay and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, where she served as an Associate Professor. Appointed to Forbes Non-Profit Leadership Council.

She is a frequent guest speaker for National Conventions, Corporate Wellness Programs, International Chiropractic Seminars, Health Benefit/Advisory Panels and Business and Healthcare Alliances.

Dr. McAllister has served as a Qualified Medical Examiner, Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, and has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.

3

00PM

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5

00PM

Concussion Evaluation and Management

Dr. Bill Moreau

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)
This comprehensive two-hour course is tailored to equip Doctors of Chiropractic with the latest insights and hands-on expertise necessary for effectively evaluating and managing sports-related concussions, with a focus on chiropractic care. With a holistic approach, participants will delve into the nuanced aspects of concussion management, including decision-making processes for safe return to play, with chiropractors positioned as key providers in the care continuum. Through a blend of lectures, real-world case studies, and practical demonstrations, this course prioritizes evidence-based practices to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Topics covered include an exploration of concussion definitions, considerations for special populations, and a thorough examination of the most effective care pathways for individuals navigating the challenges of concussion recovery. The end goal of the course is to empower chiropractors to deliver informed and compassionate treatment to their patients.

7

00PM

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10

00PM

Friday Night Social Sponsors by NCMIC

Location: Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station
9920 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220
Transportation: Shuttle service from the Sheraton Lobby will be provided beginning at 6:45pm

Sponsored by NCMIC, join us for a fun night together. You will have a chance to relax with other attendees and make connections with students, doctors, and companies from across the nation.

Saturday, June 29, 2024


8

00AM

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9

00AM

Plenary Session 2

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)
During this plenary session, the ABCA membership body will receive reports from Executive Board members, hold elections for Executive Board and National SABCA Leaders, and receive updates on the National Convention.

9

00AM

-

11

00AM

The Power of Chiropractic and Effectiveness with Routine Wellness Treatment

Dr. Shenee Harris

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)
This class will introduce innovative and advanced approaches in teaching about the power of chiropractic care and effectiveness to the musculoskeletal and neurological systems with routine treatment. All too often chiropractors treat and specialize in pain patterns and dysfunctional disorders so that their patient can reach their optimal pain free goals to get released from care. But what about their overall wellness after they’ve reached their optimal pain free goals? Dr. Harris will help provide an understanding of the importance or routine wellness and its overall effectiveness with routine chiropractic treatment.

11

00AM

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12

00PM

Saving Healthcare: Innovation Through Posture

Dr. Anish Bajaj

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)
Dr. Anish Bajaj is a 2000 graduate of Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the owner of Bajaj Chiropractic in New York City and Well Rooted Health in Westfield New Jersey. Dr. Bajaj serves as the Vice President of the New York Chiropractic Council and was the 2022 recipient of their Chiropractor of the Year “Beacon” award. His research in the areas of chiropractic, subluxation, cognitive decline, bone metabolism and addiction science have been published in peer reviewed journals. As a member of the Foot Levelers Speaker’s Bureau, he travels extensively, sharing his chiropractic knowledge and expertise with audiences around the country. He can be reached at anish@bajajchiropractic.com.

12

00PM

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2

00PM

2

00PM

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3

00PM

Regional Meetings

Location - On campus Eastern Region @ Sun Valley (1032)
Schools in the Eastern Region: 
Life University
D'Youville University
Keiser University
Northeast College of Health Sciences
Sherman College of Chiropractic
University of Bridgeport

Location - On campus Central Region @ Mt. Adams (2005)
Schools in the Central Region: 
Cleveland University Kansas City
Logan University 
National University of Health Sciences
Northwestern Health Sciences
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Parker University
Texas Chiropractic College

Location - On campus Western Region @ Mt. Rainer (2004)
Schools in the Western Region: 
University of Western States
Life Chiropractic College West
Southern California University of Health Sciences
Palmer College West

3

30PM

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5

00PM

Doctor Roundtable and Recent Grad Celebration Sponsored by OUM

DOCTORS THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!!
Join your fellow DCs as we welcome this past year's recent graduates to our wonderful profession and to the ABCA. Sponsored by OUM, we will gather around and discuss how we can work together to make a better future for all of the chiropractors of the future.

7

30PM

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10

00PM

Harvey Lillard Scholarship Banquet

Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Banquet Theme: The Rose Ball

Scholarships can make all the difference in a student's life. They enable promising students to keep going to school and achieve their dreams of becoming a chiropractor. The Annual Harvey Lillard Scholarship Banquet brings together doctors, students, donors, and guests together in a celebration of success and giving. Throughout the night awards will be given and a recap of this past year's events and milestones will be celebrated. Join us as we say goodbye until next time and give details about our next convention.

Sunday, June 30, 2024


Saturday, June 29, 2024


3

00PM

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5

00PM

Chiro Quiz Bowl

Location - On campus @ UWS Mt Hood (1043)

LET THE BEST SCHOOL WIN!!!!

Grab your team and compete against other SABCA chapters in a jeopardy style trivia game consisting of Chiropractic Board Part I questions. The team with the most correct answers will take home the grand prize along with bragging rights as our ABCA Chiro Quiz Bowl Champions

Registration Rates

  • DC Member

    $5.-

    Member Price

    Single Registration for Annual DC Members
    Registration fee is included with dues. There is a $5 administration fee.

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  • Lifetime Member

    $225.-

    Member Price

    Single Registration for Lifetime Members
    *Early bird registration is open until March 15 , 2024*
    Regular Registration $225
    Late Registration $275

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  • SABCA Member

    $75.-

    Member Price

    Single Registration for SABCA Members
    *Early bird registration is open until March 15, 2024*
    Regular Registration $75
    Late Registration $100

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  • Organization/Non-DC Affiliate

    $75.-

    Member Price

    Single Registration for Organization/Non-DC Affiliates
    *Early bird registration is open until March 15, 2024*
    Regular Registration $75
    Late Registration $100

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  • Non-Member (DC)

    $450.-

    Public Price

    Single Registration for Non-Members (DC)
    *Early bird registration is open until March 15, 2024*
    Regular Registration $450
    Late Registration $475

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Partners and Sponsors

Organizer

Event Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Exhibitors

Exhibitor

  • Jane App

  • Chiro One/ MyCore

  • Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners

  • Healing for Myles

  • Innate EHR

  • DCOnline

  • The Joint Chiropractic

  • Coherence

  • Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

  • Campbellsville University School of Chiropractic

  • Airrosti Rehab Centers

  • Standard Process

  • Veterans Health Administration Chiropractor

  • Georgia Chiropractic Association

  • TrueStopper's INC

Hotel Information

Host Hotel for 2024 ABCA National Convention

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel 

Located at:

8235 Northeast Airport Way

Portland, Oregon 97220

Negotiated Room Rate



One King Bed: $169/night

Two Queen Beds: $169/night


Book your room on-line now HERE 


The cut off date for guest rooms is Thursday, June 6th, 2024. Be aware, the cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation cancelled less than 72 hours prior to arrival is subject to 1 night's room & tax charge.


SHUTTLE SERVICES

 

• 24/7 Shuttle Service is available to Cascade Station (shopping center area with restaurants, and shops like Best Buy, Target, Nordstrom Rack, etc.) as well as to the Portland AirportTo request the shuttle from the hotel, please come down to the front desk 15 minutes before the time you'd like to depart.

 

• To request the shuttle from the airport, please have your bags in hand and head to our pick-up location. This location is on the bottom level of the airport, right outside of baggage claim. Cross the street to the first concrete island, and head all the way to the left where the columns say "Courtesy Shuttle Pick-Up." Then call the front desk at 503.281.2423. Please let the front desk know your name, the number of people in your party, and the location you are currently at (Airport).

 

• To request the shuttle from Cascade Station, please head to the Aloft hotel, street side in front of the "WXYZ" Bar and call the front desk at 503.281.2423. Please let the front desk know your name, the number of people in your party, and the location you are currently at (Cascade Station, Aloft hotel streetside)


COMPLIMENTARY PARKING


If you are staying at the host hotel, you will be able to get in and out of the parking lot with your room key and will be given information about parking upon check in at the front desk.


Parking for the day for onsite events:

  • Approach the gate, grab a ticket.
  • Keep this ticket as it has a barcode to scan upon departing.
  • Collect a validation sticker, which you should place on the BACK of the ticket you pulled when you arrived.
  • At the gate, as you are departing, you will need to scan the ticket you pulled, then scan the validation sticker and that will open the gates without payment.

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