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SOURCE Southern California University of Health Sciences
Annual SoCal Acupuncture And Chiropractic Professional Conference Begins October 18th; Integrated Healthcare Practitioners May Complete Required Annual State Certifications, Attend Dynamic Course Sessions And Enjoy Fun Festivities Throughout An Event Filled Weekend
WHITTIER, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), the nation's leading post-graduate college for chiropractic, acupuncture and oriental medicine, welcomes progressive and alternative integrated healthcare practitioners to the 2013 Extravaganza, the annual school-sponsored professional conference for active practitioners to complete required CEU's (Continuing Education Units), attend informative sessions from a range of dynamic speakers in the medical, chiropractic and acupuncture/oriental medicine fields, and enjoy a variety of festive social events. The SCU Extravaganza continues to grow, as evidenced by a substantial increase in interest, and record attendance is anticipated at this year's event.
The SCU Extravaganza Continuing Education Conference for Chiropractors and Acupuncturists takes place October 18th to 20th at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. The hotel is located at 1855 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802. Complete details on the Extravaganza, as well as registration and hotel information, is available at: http://www.scuhs.edu/extravaganza. A complete schedule of seminars is available at: http://issuu.com/scu_online/docs/2013_extravaganza_program.
Conference sessions will be led by a team of educators and professional practitioners from multiple disciplines and begin Friday, October 18th. A wide variety of sessions focusing on crucial aspects and changes in treatment techniques will be held throughout the weekend for Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Radiologists, Certified Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Qualified Medical Examiners.
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) attendees may select from at total of 50.0 hours of offered course-time to mix and match up to 24.0 hours of State Board-approved CEUs. There are also additional sessions to be held focusing on Radiology, Techniques, and Ethics, as well as re-certification for Qualified Medical Examiners.
On Friday, October 18th, SCU Extravaganza will present a special screening of Pain in America: The Silver Tsunami at 6:00pm. The documentary offers a unique cinematic perspective on chiropractic's role in the U.S. Healthcare System and was written and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Don Barrett, who will also appear in-person to introduce the film and lead an informative audience Q&A.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Aristo Vojdani (For Gut's Sake, Stop the Autoimmune Epidemic), Dr. Brandon Brock (No Brain, No Gain. How Comorbidities, Activation, Inflammation & Immune Regulation Shape our Nervous System; Cases in Clinical Neurology: Where Functional Neurology, Functional Medicine and Traditional Medicine Meet), and Dr. Robert Melillo (The Neurology of ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia: Causes & Management).
Notable Chiropractic courses to be held throughout the weekend include Complete Full Spine & Extremity Adjusting (Dr. Leonard Faye), Integrative Sports Medicine (Dr. Brett Guimard), Spine Trends and Community Needs Demand a New Model of Care (Dr. Brian Justice), Clinical Nutrition/Functional Medicine with Practical Application for Today's Aliments and Integrated Approach (Dr. Joseph Olejak), and Integrated Case Management of Musculo-Skeletal Conditions (Dr. Richard Cheung).
Acupuncture and herbal medicine practitioners shouldn't miss The Five Elements of Acupuncture Medical Ethics (Dr. Greg Sperber) as well as Farm to Pharmacy: An Overview of Natural Resources, Processing, and Quality Discernment in Chinese Herbal Medicine (Dr. Eric Brand).
Additional sessions of interest include The Future of Integrated Care (Dr. Robert Bray Jr.), insightful research presentations by SCU students, and Clinical Correlation/Abstracts by several SCU Sports Medicine Residents.
Southern California University of Health Sciences President Dr. John Scaringe also invites alumni, attendees and potential future students to attend a special VIP Reception & Alumni Homecoming "Carnival," set for Saturday, October 19th from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, sponsored by the Board of Regents and hosted by the SCU Alumni Association. Reconnect with old classmates, make new friends and socialize and enjoy complementary snacks and beverages at a fun, Mardi Gras-themed party. This is a complimentary event but reservations are required. RSVP NOW and reserve your place for this special event.
Major sponsors and partners for the 2012 Extravaganza include Standard Process, California Professional Insurance Services, Cyrex Laboratories, INFAR (International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation), NCMIC, Blaine Labs, Multi-Radiance Medical, Intelliskin., as well as The National Chiropractic Council and the American Acupuncture Council.
The Southern California University of Health Sciences was one of the first institutions to be established in the United States with a dedicated focus on chiropractic, acupuncture and health sciences. SCU's Los Angeles School of Chiropractic offers a robust program including hands on experience, selectives, community-based internships and service programs, clinical rotations, and residencies. The SCU College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine trains students to become licensed, knowledgeable, and committed health care practitioners emphasizing holistic and integrative approaches. SCU is also involved with community outreach through its on-campus clinical programs.
About The Southern California University of Health Sciences
For over a century, SCU has trained men and women for successful and significant careers in patient care. SCU is located on a beautiful 25-acre campus located in Whittier, California, about 20 miles Southeast of Los Angeles and on the border of Orange County. Students enjoy a quiet suburban atmosphere and the advantages of being near a large city. The school offers a dual degree program in Chiropractic and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and was one of the first to be accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the only dual program accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). SCU offers a Diagnostic Imaging residency program, a Chiropractic Sports Medicine residency program, and is also the only school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to offer an on-campus anatomy lab, radiology lab and extensive hands-on experience. For information on the Southern California University of Health Sciences, please visit: http://www.scuhs.edu.
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