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A Presentation on Chiropractic Computed Tomography Applications for the Head and Neck

June 29–30, 2024

Calgary, Canada

1220 Kensington Rd NW, Suite 303, Calgary, AB T2N 3P5, Canada

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The course provides an integrated education for the Doctor of Chiropractic in the scientific knowledge of the upper cervical subluxation. The presentations will address:

  • Enhance understanding of Craniocervical Junction Anatomy & Biomechanics.
  • Explore patient intake considerations and indications for imaging.
  • Provide considerations for imaging the CCJ – XRAY, Cone Beam Computed Tomography, and Multidetector Computed Tomography (including a review of ionizing radiation exposure considerations).
  • Provide an overview of chiropractic listing analysis considerations – integrating various established UC systems.
  • Utilize case reviews and group discussions to critically evaluate special, challenging, and interesting cases, promoting collaborative learning and practical application of theoretical knowledge.

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Jeffrey Scholten, DC, FCCJP, FICA

Matthew Richardson, DC, DACBR

Speakers

Jeffrey Scholten, DC, FCCJP, FICA

In private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 2001, Dr. Scholten is the clinic director and owner of the Vital Posture Clinic. Dr. Scholten is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures and is currently the only Canadian to hold the distinction of being a Fellow in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures. He teaches Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Disorders at Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Scholten is past-President of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), and the past-President and past-Board Chair of the International Chiropractic Association’s Council on Upper Cervical Care where he currently serves as Chair of Credentialing Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the International Chiropractors Association, the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF), and the Ralph R. Gregory Memorial Foundation (Canada).

In 2006, Dr. Scholten co-founded one of the chiropractic profession’s first Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN). Dr. Scholten was awarded a public research grant in 2012 to study the information acquired in the PBRN by the Canadian CAM Research Fund. In 2012, he was awarded a Certificate of Merit in Clinical Research from NUCCA. He was selected as the inaugural Upper Cervical Chiropractor of the Year in 2015 by the ICA-CUCC. In 2022, the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) presented Dr. Scholten with the inaugural Boghosian Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to Ethics and Patient-Centered Care within the profession. In 2023, Dr. Scholten was inducted as a Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association (FICA); this is an honorary designation granted to individuals from the membership who have distinguished themselves through service and dedication to chiropractic and to the International Chiropractors Association. Also in 2023, Dr. Scholten received the Robert Brooks Impact Award from the International Chiropractors Association’s Council on Upper Cervical Care (ICA-CUCC); this award is given in recognition of contributions made on the progress and development of upper cervical chiropractic.

Current and recent research includes CBCT technology in chiropractic clinical applications, TMD and dental integration, cervicogenic dizziness practice based research, posture practice based research, and intracranial pressure and migraine headaches.

Matthew Richardson, DC, DACBR

Dr. Richardson serves as Director of Clinical Radiology at the Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus, and provides diagnostic imaging interpretation services to healthcare providers through Palmer Imaging Consultation Services. He completed his B.S. at Murray State University in 2001, and Doctor of Chiropractic training at Palmer Davenport Campus in 2006. Dr. Richardson became a board certified chiropractic radiologist (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology – DACBR) in 2010. He is published in peer reviewed literature, and contributed to the radiology textbooks Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities, 2nd Edition, and Clinical Imaging with Skeletal, Chest, and Abdomen Pattern Differentials, 3rd Edition.

Schedule

9:00 am – 11:00 am

2 CE Hours

Jeffrey Scholten, DC, FCCJP, FICA

  • Craniocervical Junction Anatomy – Bony and soft tissue considerations
  • A brief review of developmental anatomy, morphology, foramen, and openings and associated CNS and PNS Anatomy, relevant Ligamentous and Muscular Structure (attachments, innervations, actions), as well as CSF, Arterial, and Venous Supply

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2 CE Hours

Matthew Richardson, DC, DACBR

  • Technical review of Computed Tomography Imaging – How x-ray radiation is used to create diagnostic imaging.
  • Different types of computed tomography (Multidetector Computed Tomography and Cone Beam Computed Tomography).
  • Imaging artifacts you may run into with cone beam computed tomography
  • Radiation dose associated with computed tomography studies.
  • When is computed tomography indicated clinically?

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

There will be an extra charge for catering for Saturday lunch. Gluten, dairy, and wheat sensitivity will be given consideration but other dietary requirements or desire to not participate needs to be communicated with Host in advance.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

3 CE Hours

Matthew Richardson, DC, DACBR

  • Applications/diagnoses best suited to each type of computed tomography for assisting in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions presenting to chiropractors.
  • When is contrast indicated in advanced imaging studies?
  • Cone beam computed tomography applications vs. X-ray assessment with review of conditions specific to the craniocervical junction.
  • Common pathologies on cone beam computed tomography examinations of the lower cervical spine.
  • What else are we finding in computed tomographic examinations in chiropractic?
  • Intracranial conditions

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

1 CE Hours

Jeffrey Scholten, DC, FCCJP, FICA

  • Advanced Imaging of Craniocervical Junction – patient considerations
  • Evaluation methodologies for biometric evaluation will be shared. The discussion will be facilitated around clinical considerations and alterations to interventions with various patient presentations.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner

please confirm attendance with Host in advance

8:00 am – 10:00 am

2 CE Hours

Jeffrey Scholten, DC, FCCJP, FICA

  • Mastermind (Patient findings/considerations)
  • A facilitated clinical conversation with attendees sharing their challenges and successes with utilization of Computed Tomography technology.
  • Craniocervical Junction Biomechanics–integration with segmental techniques
  • Viewing Computed Tomography images with consideration given to biomechanical normal and coupled motion irregularities that are present. Clinical adaptations to intervention will be discussed.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 CE Hours

Matthew Richardson, DC, DACBR

  • A review of common pathologies warranting consideration for interdisciplinary care:

O Dental pathologies

O Paranasal sinuses

  • Approach to interpreting and reporting on a complete CBCT scan will be demonstrated using a diagnostic imaging viewer and anonymized cases.
  • Case reviews and group discussions will be used to evaluate special and interesting cases.
  • Group discussion will be facilitated with consideration given to appropriate clinical management.

Pricing

Registration Rates & Deadlines

In order to register, you must create a free account with the ICA. This is NOT a membership, paid or otherwise. Creating an account allows us to safely and securely gather and process important personal information, such as contact and payment information.

Chiropractic Student ICA Member $125.00
Chiropractic Student Non-UC/ICA Member $150.00
Chiropractic Student UC Member $100.00
DC Non-UC/ICA Member $350.00
DC ICA Member $325.00
DC UC Council Member $295.00
DCCJP/FCCJP $175.00
Allied Health Professional $250.00

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Additional Rates

Description Rate
CE Fees

Continuing Education Certificate Proof (Must be purchased to secure CEs with ANY registration, must be purchased prior to event start)

$75

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While applications relating to credit hours for license renewal in elected states have been executed for these programs, it remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from whom they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approve both venue and content as they relate to any seminar/course/lecture/webinar/online presentation (event). Neither a speaker’s or exhibitor’s presence at said event, nor product mention or display, shall in any way constitute the CE provider’s endorsement. The CE provider’s role is strictly limited to processing, submitting, and archiving program documents on behalf of course sponsors.

Continuing Education

While applications relating to credit hours for license renewal in elected states/provinces have been executed for these programs, it remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from whom they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approve both venue and content as they relate to any seminar/course/lecture/webinar/online presentation (event). Neither a speaker’s or exhibitor’s presence at said event, nor product mention or display, shall in any way constitute the CE provider’s endorsement. The CE provider’s role is strictly limited to processing, submitting, and archiving program documents on behalf of course sponsors.

State/Region Status Notes
Alberta Pending

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