Delta Sigma Chi California Showcase -Lyceum (Oct 6-7, 10.5hrs)

Dynamic speakers and leaders in our profession, presenting the latest information on Philosophy, Science, and Art, with a special focus on Sustainable Business. 10.5 CE hrs


October 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm


October 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm


Life Chiropractic College West, 25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545   View map



Delta Sigma Chi – NU Chapter is hosting one of California’s PREMIERE chiropractic events, with a group of dynamic speakers and leaders in our profession, presenting the latest information on Philosophy, Science, and Art, with a special focus on Sustainable Business.

Earn 10.5 hours CE credit, including 1 hour CA mandatory Ethics.

Learning Objectives

To provide the Doctor of Chiropractic with the foundation in critical thinking, case analysis and clinical application of the philosophy, science and art of Chiropractic.  Advanced review of historical, scientific and philosophical contexts will all be explored through systematic dissection in both lecture and workshop, to provide a framework through which the Doctor of Chiropractic can navigate to technical and clinical success.


Monique Andrews D.C.,
Stew Bittman D.C.,
Jack Bourla D.C.,
Robert Brooks D.C.,
Jonathan Chung D.C.,
David Dunne Ph.D.
Mylene Hopf D.C.,
Jimmy Nanda D.C.,
Niki Pearson D.C.,
Jen Santos D.C., and
Ankur Tayal D.C.

10.5 hours unless otherwise indicated.

State CE Available/Approval #
California APPROVED
(1 hour Mandatory Category A Ethics)
CA-A-17-08-14065 & 14066
(9.5 hours Category B)
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required**
Georgia No application required*
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Indiana No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Massachusetts No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
New Mexico No application required*
Ohio No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.

Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

Hour Topic
Friday 6pm Studying The Ethics of Chiropractic
Jack Bourla, DC
Various topics in the realm of Ethics in the Chiropractic Profession will be discussed in this course.   Discussion will include, but not be limited to:

  • Theories of Basic Ethics
  • Personal Ethics, including definitions of Values and Morality
  • Professional Chiropractic Ethics and their Application in Practice
  • Jurisprudence, Malpractice, and Legal Considerations of Ethics
Friday 7pm The Art of Taking Care of People
Robert Brooks, DC
40 years of clinical expertise and case management condensed into 1 hour on the Art of Case Management and Clinical Communication.  Topics covered will include:

  • Clinical Case Management
  • Exam Procedures
  • Contexts to Understanding Patient Needs
  • Essential Steps to Patient-Care
Saturday 9am Pediatrics I – Rationale and Analysis for Pediatric Chiropractic,
Jen Santos, DC
This class will be a limited overview of the techniques used for analysis and adjusting the spine of a child. The concept of vertebral subluxation as biomechanical dysfunction and its causes will be included. Initial exam procedures including visual analysis will be discussed. Muscle palpation techniques will be demonstrated and practiced as well as specific segmental adjusting techniques for the infant spine.
Saturday 9:50am Advanced Concepts of the Cranio-Cervical Junction,
Mylene Hopf, DC
This course is a follow-up to the previous hour where we take a deeper looking at the future of Imaging with regards to the Cranio-Cervical Junction (CCJ).  Dr. Hopf is currently enrolled in the Diplomate of Cranio-Cervical Junction Procedures, and will be teaching on advanced imaging and biomechanics of the CCJ.  The following topics are covered in details:

  • Upright Imaging using MRI to visualize CSF flow, Chiari Malformations etc
  • Anatomical Identification of major structures and pathology using MRI
  • The use of Cone Beam CT to develop Upper Cervical Listings
  • Pathophysiology of the Upper Cervical Subluxation
  • Safety, Efficacy and Practicality of using modern technology in practice
Saturday 10:40am The Neurophysiological Basis of Subluxation,
Monique Andrews, DC
This course will take an evidence-based approach to the Subluxation, where scientific models, modern literature and case-studies will be used to discuss the following:

  • The role of the scientific method in obtaining great clinical outcomes
  • Understanding when and when not to adjust
  • Learning how to read and apply the research
  • Designing and publishing studies of your own
Saturday 11:40am Concussions and the Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex: Pathophysiology, Management, and Prevention Strategies,
Jon Chung, DC

This course takes an in-depth look at Concussions and the Upper Cervical Subluxation.  The following topics are covered in detail:

  • Modern Literature Review of Concussion and Upper Cervical Injury
  • Anatomical and Physiological considerations of Concussions
  • Biomechanics of Concussive Injury
  • Pathophysiology of the Upper Cervical Subluxation
  • Identifying Ligamentous Problems on X-Ray after mTBI
  • Prevention and Management of Concussive Injury
Saturday 12:40pm The Science and Ethical Obligation of a D.C. to Ensure Past Experiences Don’t Affect Future Clinical Decisions,
Stew Bittman, DC

This course will explore the scientific nature of previous experiences and the potential to affect future practical situations. Utilizing complacent protocols has been shown to affect practitioner decisions with large patient health implications. Investigating the psychology of progressing past previous clinical actions to ensure patient health and safety will be discussed, with a focus on recognizing damaging, repetitive, judgement in clinical history taking and exam procedures.
Saturday 2:30pm Philosophy I – Introduction and Principles
Niki Pearson, DC
This course is an introduction of the foundations of Chiropractic, emphasizing critical thinking and offering a systematic review of the key entry points to Chiropractic study.

  • DD Palmer – The Chiropractic Adjustor
  • RW Stephenson – The Chiropractic Textbook
  • BJ Palmer – The Chiropractic “Green Book”
Saturday 3:30pm The Neuropsychology of Creating the Patient Experience,
David Dunne, PhD

The patient’s perception of the doctor, as well as their experience, is related thoroughly to the psychology of their interactions and awareness of the practitioner, profession, and practice. This course will discuss the neuropsychological aspect, from the patient’s perspective, to have a better understanding of how and why patients make their health decisions. The principles will ensure the decisions patients make, surrounding their health, achieves reproducible results in the trajectory of their future well-being.
Saturday 5pm An Evidence Based Approach to the Application of Chiropractic,
Ankur Tayal, DC

David Sackett described Evidence Based Practice (EBP) as, “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.” This course will explore the application of EBP in clinical chiropractic practice with a focus on ethical, scientific, and patient based outcomes. EBP enables a reproducible, sustainable, and successful method for managing and triaging cases, no matter the severity.