WSCA 2014 Annual Conference Speakers
Dr. Joe Dispenza - Joe Dispenza, DC, studied biochemistry at Rutgers University and holds a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in neuroscience. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, GA. He has received postgraduate training and continuing education in neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and aging and longevity.
Joe Dispenza, D.C., first caught the public’s eye as one of the scientists featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Since that movie’s release in 2004, his work has expanded, deepened, and spiraled in several key directions—all of which reflect his passion for exploring how people can use the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics to not only heal illness but also to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life. Dr. Joe is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.
As a teacher and lecturer, Dr. Joe has been invited to speak in more than 26 countries on six continents, educating thousands of people in his trademarked easy-to-understand, encouraging, compassionate style, detailing how they can re-wire their brains and re-condition their bodies to make lasting changes. As an author, Dr. Joe has written Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (Health Communications, Inc., 2007), followed by Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (Hay House, 2012), both of which detail the neuroscience of change and epigenetics. You Are the Placebo (Hay House, 2014), his latest book, builds on his previous work. You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect . . . and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible!
We are very excited to inform you that Dr. Joe Dispenza’s New York Times Bestseller, You Are the Placebo, will be available for purchase and book signings at our WSCA 2014 Annual Conference.
Dr. John Triano - Dr. Triano is a graduate of Logan College (DC), Webster College (MA), and the University of Michigan (PhD). He is a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Scientists (Canada) and serves as an editorial advisor to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (since 1986), to Spine (since 1994), The Spine Journal (since 2000), The Back Letter, and has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. In 2013, he was appointed as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. He was Research Professor in the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Arlington, Joint Biomedical Engineering Program.
Currently, he is a professor and Dean of Graduate Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with cross-appointment as Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University and Adjunct Professor, University of Ontario Institutes of technology. He serves as Principal Investigator or Co-investigator on NIH/NCAAM-CIHR (2007-present), a CIHR grant awarded in 2011 and Workers Safety Improvement Board of Manitoba in 2012. His current research interests focus on the mechano-biology of forces and moments acting on the body during activities of daily living and rehabilitation for spine complaints.
Dr. Robert Mootz - Dr. Robert Mootz is the Associate Medical Director for Chiropractic at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. He has served as editor and on the editorial board of numerous chiropractic research and practice journals, as well as editor and author of several texts. Dr. Mootz has taken on leadership roles in many organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and American Back Society. He is also involved in postgraduate chiropractic education lecturing on the subjects of orthopedics, quality improvement, outcomes management, and evidence-based practice. In addition to 13 years in private practice, Dr. Mootz also served as professor at Palmer College at Chiropractic West.
Recently, Dr. Mootz was honored by the NCMIC Foundation with the Jerome F. McAndrews, DC, Memorial Research Fund Award. As a recipient of the McAndrews Award, Dr. Mootz was recognized for his drive to educate, elevate, and influence others, specifically public healthcare providers and policy.
Dr. Gary Schultz - Dr. Gary Schultz is the professor and chair of the Clinical Sciences Department at the University of Western States. He joined UWS’ faculty in 2013 after serving for 7 years as the chief academic officer. Dr. Schultz is a 1985 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic. He completed his radiology residency at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, achieving diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. In addition to his distinguished career as an educator and administrator, Dr. Schultz has an equally distinguished track record of service and scholarship in the profession. He has served the profession as an officer and member of the ACCR, ACBR, CCE and numerous other organizations within and outside chiropractic. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on neuro-musculoskeletal imaging, ethics and professionalism during his nearly 28 years in the profession. Come hear Dr. Schultz present this October at the WSCA Annual Conference.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Bauer - Dr. Bauer is an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist. As an independent industry thought leader, he forecasts the evolution of healthcare and develops practical approaches to improving the medical sector of the American economy. He is widely known for his specific proposals to create an efficient and effective health care delivery system through multi-stakeholder partnerships and other initiatives focused in the private sector.
As a consultant, he has assisted hundreds of provider, purchaser, and payer organizations with strategic planning and performance improvement. He served as Vice President for Health Care Forecasting and Strategy for ACS, a Xerox Company, from 1999 to 2010. His previous consulting firm, The Bauer Group, specialized in consumer-focused strategic planning and development of clinical affiliation agreements for multi-hospital networks from 1984 to 1992.
“This is the first time I have laughed through a presentation by a health care economist. His humor and positive outlook bring a nice shift to a challenging subject.” - Lori Grassi, WSCA Executive Director
Dr. Richard Branson - Richard Branson is a 1991 graduate of the University of Western States obtaining both his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He currently serves as the first staff chiropractor at the Minneapolis Veterans Health Care System and has been in this position since January 2014.
In addition, he currently serves as Chief Chiropractic Consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, site team academy member with the Council on Chiropractic Education, the only chiropractic university and college accrediting institution, and on the board of trustees at the University of Western States, the 2nd oldest chiropractic university in the world.
Dr. Bill Meeker - Bill Meeker has spent 34 years in the chiropractic profession. He was appointed president of the West Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2007. Prior to that, he was Vice-President for Research for Palmer College of Chiropractic, and the Director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR). He serves on the editorial boards of The Spine Journal, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Explore, The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and others.
Dr. Meeker has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters and has made over 100 scientific or policy presentations to multidisciplinary audiences around the world. He is a former member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH and a former member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. Currently, he is on the boards of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. Dr. Meeker received his BA in political science from Wabash College in 1973, his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1982, and his Master of Public Health degree from San Jose State University in 1988.
Dr. Evan Gwilliam - Dr. Gwilliam is a licensed chiropractic physician who is also a certiﬁed coder, compliance specialist and medical auditor. He began his career with an accounting degree from Brigham Young University in 2000. He went on to graduate as valedictorian from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003. In his own practice, he learned the clinical side of insurance coding—by documenting patient care, submitting claims and appeals, credentialing, and facing the everyday challenges that affect chiropractic clinics and healthcare professionals. To better understand this aspect of the business, Dr. Gwilliam has earned multiple certiﬁcations.
Heidi Farrell - We have added a Saturday CA Program to our Annual Conference! Heidi Farrell is a master when it comes to communicating ‘LIFE’ principles for success! Her knowledge and expertise as a consultant has helped people, businesses and teams around the country create the success and happiness they deserve. She is CEO and founder of Chiro Advance Services, a personalized management company that helps chiropractic teams’ advance toward their vision of success by helping them apply the principals of a subluxation, family-focused, and predominantly cash-based practice…founded entirely on a philosophy of wellness.