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PROGRAM

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REGISTRATION & NETWORKING HALF-HOUR

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Arrive early to complete your registration, get your name tag, do a bit of networking and find your seat in the Grand Ballroom of the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre.  See you there.

WELCOME/OPENING REMARKS

10:00 am - 10:10 am

Join us in the Grand Villa Ballroom as we kick off the day with Dr. Don Nixdorf

OPENING PRESENTATION

10:15 am - 11:15 am

DR. GUNTER P. SIEGMUND, PhD PEng


Presenting: Quantifying the inter-vertebral geometry, spinal canal pressure and tissue changes related to injury of the cervical dorsal root ganglia.

Whiplash injury is a common, yet poorly understood injury experienced by some people exposed to low-speed rear-end, frontal and lateral car crashes. Multiple different organic mechanisms have been proposed to explain whiplash injury, including stretching of the facet joint capsules or other spinal ligaments, pinching of the synovial fold within the facet joints, pressure-induced stretching of the dorsal root ganglia and surrounding nerve tracts, stretching of the vertebral artery, and stretching of the neck muscles and tendons. The current study focuses on the mechanism related to the dorsal root ganglia.

MORNING PRESENTATION:

11:15 - 12:15

DR. CYNTHIA PETERSON, RN, DC, DACBR, M.Med.Ed.

Presenting:  The Changing Role of Diagnostic Imaging in Chiropractic

Seeing it differently:  DCs as spinal imaging experts.

DCs MUST be the experts at reading routine radiographs.

 

Do not rely on Imaging Reports.  Look at the images yourselves.

LUNCH & KEYNOTE SPEAKER

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

MS. BJ GDANSKI

Corporate Director,

Provincial Practice Education and Health Services

Placement Network (HSPnet)

Provincial Health Services Authority


Presenting:  Digital Health, Education and Research: Transforming the Health System:  Leveraging digital technology and changes in healthcare to advance practice, education and research.

AFTERNOON PRESENTATION

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

DR. CYNTHIA PETERSON, RN, DC, DACBR, M.Med.Ed.


Presenting: Modic Changes and Spine Pain.


MRI demonstrates degenerative disc disease earlier than plain film radiography.  Most common at L4-5 and L5-S1 in the low back and at C5-6 and C6-7 in the neck. 

Comparison of outcomes in MRI confirmed lumbar disc herniation patients with and without Modic changes treated with high velocity, low amplitude spinal manipulation.  Comparison of outcomes in MRI confirmed Cervical disc herniation patients with and without Modic changes treated with high velocity, low amplitude spinal manipulation

DISCUSSION & CLOSING REMARKS

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderator:  Dr. Don Nixdorf


In this one-half hour there will be opportunity for open discussion, questions and closing remarks for the day.