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Speaker Schedule 2023

Speaker Friday, August 4th 2023 8:00am – 6:00pm 7.5 CE hours
Friday Session1
Dr. Daniel Murphy 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Dr. Michaela Edwards 9:00 AM – 9:25 AM
Dr. Paul Reed 9:30 AM – 9:55 AM
Friday Session 2
Dr. Tim Young 10:30 AM – 10:55 AM
Dr. Monica Buerger 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Dr. Walter Sanchez 11:55 AM – 12:20 PM
Friday Session 3
Dr. Jeff Scholten 2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
Dr. Fred Schofield 2:35 PM – 3:00 PM
Dr. Dean DePice 3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
Friday Session 4
Dr. Kevin Jackson 4:10 PM – 4:35 PM
Dr. Mindy Pelz 4:40 PM – 5:05 PM
Dr. Ron Oberstein 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Speaker Saturday, August 5th 2023 8:30am – 1:45pm 4.5 CE hours
Saturday Session 5
Dr. Jeff Lavell 8:35 AM – 9:00 AM
Dr. Donny Epstein 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Saturday Session 6
Dr. Jamie Motley 10:25 AM – 10:50 AM
Dr. Xaivier Tipler 10:50 AM – 11:15 AM
Saturday Session 7
Dr. Matt Hubbard 11:50 AM – 12:15 PM
Dr. Barbara Eaton 12:15 PM – 12:40 PM
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson-Peacock 12:40 PM – 1:30 PM

Liz Anderson-Peacock, DC

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson-Peacock has been awarded many recognitions over the years — both inside and outside the profession. She is an acclaimed speaker, teacher, author, mentor and leader in the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Anderson-Peacock graduated CMCC in 1986 and settled in Ontario, starting a practice focused on children and families. She was in the first DICCP class through the ICA. She has been published in JVSR, JCCA and JCCA and published the book, Pearls of Wisdom: Pure and Powerful in 2010. She is a professional coach, training in the co-active/cooperative model.

Dr. Anderson-Peacock has sat on many professional boards and fundraising committees, has been an examiner to the CCEB (Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board) and served on the steering committees for clinical practice guidelines in Canada and on complaint and investigation committees.

Beyond the Box

Topic: Philosophy

Join Dr. Anderson-Peacock as she tackles these essential questions: Have you put patients or even your abilities and skills into a box? For example, who decides how healing should occur or how long it should take? What if we opened our perceptions to think beyond any box in the first place? What would that look like?

Monika Buerger, DC

Dr. Buerger graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1991 and has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Fresno. She has enjoyed extensive post graduate training in the areas of neurodevelopment, functional neurology, neuro-nutrition and functional medicine. She currently has a private family practice in Ammon, Idaho that is dedicated to serving those with neurodevelopmental challenges, neurodegenerative disorders and chronic health issues. She is the pioneer in the chiropractic profession when it comes to working with children that have Neurosensory and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

She is a contributing author to the textbook Pediatric Chiropractic, Volumes I, II, and III with chapters on Pediatric History and Physical Exam, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorder. She has been lecturing nationally and internationally for over 20 years and is the founder of the Intersect4Life Educational Seminars mentoring and on-line Learning Academy with various CE classes focusing on neurologically based chiropractic, neurodevelopment, methylation biochemistry and functional nutrition. She has also collaborated with Dr. Heidi Haavik on bringing on-line CE classes and mentorship programs to chiropractors with Haavik-Buerger Seminars.

Healing a NERVOUS System

Topic: Science

The past two years have led to a global shift towards “survival” for most people. This shift will have long-standing consequences on the health, well-being and the developmental trajectory of generations to come. Dr. Buerger will outline the struggles chiropractors can expect to see in the pediatric population moving forward and what these struggles can mean in the adult years. Bringing the most recent chiropractic neuroscience, she will also show how the chiropractic adjustment will play a critical role in healing a NERVOUS system.

Dean DePice, DC

Dr. Dean DePice is a chiropractor with four decades of continual clinical patient care experience. He is a dedicated servant to the profession. He founded the TLC community to bring chiropractors and CAs training on providing outstanding lifetime care. As an international lecturer, practice coach, G10 Student curriculum developer and CE instructor, Dr. DePice has influence in all things chiropractic. Dr. DePice’s passion will touch your hearts as he educates and involves you in a transformational learning experience.

Forging Clinical Longevity for Maximized Patient Outcomes

Topic: Philosophy

Clinical Longevity begins when patients enter our clinics with the quality of the relationships, education & lifestyle choices that we embody. In this class, Dr. Dean draws from his 34 years of patient-care experience to underscore the power of relationship-building in elevated patient outcomes.

Barbara Eaton, DC

Dr. Barbara Eaton is a highly sought-after speaker, transformational coach, and top leader in the chiropractic industry. She’s a catalyst for exponential growth and teaches leaders how thinking creates our reality.

Dr Barbara created the award-winning 56 Day Chiropractic Boot Camp to Double Your Business, founded The Women’s Chiropractic Leadership Boot Camp, and was the first woman to be featured as an ICA Practice Success Academy coach.

Dr. Barbara currently lives that rugged Alaskan life with her family and is eager to share The Last Frontier with all who want to take a walk on the wild side!

You’re Not Really Afraid, You Just Think You Are

Topic: Science

Dr. Eaton will examine how fear can be overcome through essential chiropractic principles such as
Principle 1: Understanding Where Our Experience Of Life Comes From
Principle 15: There Is No Motion In Matter Without The Application Of Force By Intelligence
Principle 17: For Every Cause There Is An Effect And For Every Effect There Is A Cause
Principle 4: Life Is Defined As A Triunity Of Three Necessarily United Factors Namely Intelligence, Force, And Matter
Principles 17: When We Recognize The Cause Of Fear We Will Have A Much Better Experience Of Life (Effect)
Principle 4: Put Our Trust In Truth/Innate Intelligence And We Will See A Better Solution (Plan)
Principle 15: We Get What We Put In

Micheala Edwards, DC

Dr. Micheala E. Edwards has a deep history in athletics including basketball and track and field. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sport Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999. After 5 years of Personal Training in the Dallas metroplex, she relocated to the St. Louis, Missouri area to earn her Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Logan University, finishing in 2009.

Now residing in the Kansas City Metro area, Dr. Edwards owns and operates E. Elite Wellness while serving the American Black Chiropractic Association as the current national president.

Diversifying Chiropractic: A Look Into the Future of Our Profession

Topic: Science

Explore the possibilities of Chiropractic becoming the Gold Standard of Health & Wellness in America through strategies more focused on diversity.

Donny Epstein, DC

Dr. Donny Epstein is at the forefront of the global wellness movement. Dr. Epstein is the founder and developer of Somato Respiratory Integration and Network Spinal Analysis, both revolutionary modalities promoting enhanced well-being.

A 1977 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Epstein created two successful practices in New York, where he first began developing his models of health, healing, and wellness. In the early 1980s he began teaching wellness, developmental, and transformational programs, which he now teaches internationally to thousands of practitioners.

Dr. Epstein’s methodologies have been researched at universities, published extensively in professional journals, incorporated into postgraduate programs in several disciplines, and featured on television as well as numerous magazines and newspapers around the world. Dr. Epstein serves on several boards, and has also presented testimony to the United States White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

For those seeking revolutionary and practical means of advancing their human condition, Dr. Donny Epstein has been considered for three-plus decades to be one of the true visionaries of growth and human potential.

Dr. Epstein lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, Jackie. They have four children.

Unreasonable and Extraordinary Healing

Topic: Philosophy

Beyond restoring an individual to a prior minimal state, beyond relief, therapeutics or maintenance care, we can deliver so much MORE than the expected cultural belief of what is “normal” healing. Unreasonable and Extraordinary Outcomes are associated with accessing a new Energetics of healing and upgrading the human OS.

Matt Hubbard, DC

Dr. Matt Hubbard is a living, breathing billboard for the Wellness Lifestyle. Steeped in 20+ years of clinical practice and the day to day teaching and application of wellness principles, Hubbard’s interface with a vibrant family practice affords him a unique perspective of what works in healthcare – and what doesn’t. He is an exceptional clinician, passionate teacher and great student of behavioral science.

Dr. Hubbard has been president of the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) and a board member of Foundation World Chiropractic Alliance. He directed My Marriage Mastery and C.O.R.E., a site that helps chiropractors come together for personal and professional development, and is partner at Legacy Business Solutions, a coaching company committed to the success of chiropractors worldwide.

Dr. Hubbard holds a BA in Kinesiology and Psychology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. He practices in San Diego, California.

33 for Life

Topic: Philosophy

How applying the 33 Chiropractic Principles to life and practice will make you a stronger adjustor, chiropractor, and healer.

Kevin Jackson, DC

Dr. Kevin Jackson attended Niagara College for Business Administration then Brock University where he received a Bachelor of Science. After attending Brock, he earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University. During his time Life University, Dr. Jackson won the national graduate school championship. He met Dr. Selina on the first day of classes, and they later married and had 2 daughters named Kinna and Kloe. His hobbies include working out, golfing, sporting clays and working with Chester, his yellow lab.

Introduction to the Management of Collision Based Athletes

Topic: Art

This review is designed to refresh the chiropractor’s knowledge on the cranial-cervical area, and the potential negative impact that collision-based sports create.

Jeff Lavell, DC

Dr. Lavell holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota graduating in 1998. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, where he majored in Biology and received a minor in Chemistry. He also holds a Bachelors degree from Northwestern in Human Biology.

He has had the honor of being able to speak on Functional Nutrition and MRI to other healthcare providers via lectures and postgraduate seminars around the country.

He was named Alumni of the year 2010 at Northwestern Health Sciences, America’s Top Chiropractors in 2009 and 2016, and Minnesota Monthly Magazine’s “Top Chiropractors” in 2016, 2017, and 2022.

Hidden Health: The Gut-Brain Inflammatory Response

Topic: Science

In this 25 minute course attendees will learn about the hidden inflammatory pathways that exist in the brain and gut. Addressing the gut and the gut microbiome can have significant impacts in reducing inflammation not only in the brain but also in the body.

Jamie Motley, DC, DACBR

Dr. Jamie P Motley, MS, DC, DACBR completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic studies in 2009 at Life Chiropractic College West. As a chiropractic student, Motley developed a keen interest in radiology. Shortly following graduation she entered a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology post-doctorate program at New York Chiropractic College in upstate NY. Upon successfully completing the DACBR program, Dr. Motley started a private reading practice interpreting Radiographic, MRI and CT musculoskeletal studies. In 2013, Dr. Motley accepted a teaching position here at Life West where she currently teaches and reads imaging studies and inspires students. In 2019 Dr. Motley took on a new position as the founding director of Life West’s Master’s of Science in Diagnostic Imaging program.

Chiropractic, Subluxation, and Diagnostic Imaging

Topic: Art

This lecture will cover the history of radiography in chiropractic along with current issues. We will also discuss subluxation and technique-based imaging in the current climate. Case reviews will be integrated into the discussion.

Dan Murphy, DC

Dan Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 34 years of practice experience. He has a Diplomat in Chiropractic Orthopedics. For 30+ years he has served as part-time faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where his academic rank is that of Professor. He has taught more than 1,500 post-graduate continuing education seminars. Dr. Murphy is a contributing author to the books Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries and Pediatric Chiropractic. From 2003-2009 Dr. Murphy was the Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association, and was honored to be chosen as “Chiropractor of the Year” 2009 -2010.

Position Sense and Movement: The Importance of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine to the Chiropractic Profession

Topic: Science

In part, chiropractic care includes the assessment of the way in which an individual mechanically lives, exists, and functions in a gravity environment. For decades, studies have supported the importance of mechanical function in human physiology and health. Finally, the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine also involved the importance of mechanical function, especially position and movement. This talk is a historic review of these studies and their contemporary implications; it is a particularly essential and exciting presentation for all chiropractors.

Ron Oberstein, DC

Dr. Oberstein, President of Life Chiropractic College West, is a 1981 graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, and has had private practices in the Boston and San Diego areas. He has lectured at venues worldwide on the scientific validation of chiropractic and the effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustment along with leading philosophical conversations on salutogenesis and the vitalistic force that resides within the body. Dr. Ron has been significantly involved in professional development within the chiropractic community. He has served as Vice President of the International Chiropractors Association, and has been extensively involved in state, national and international politics during his 39 years in chiropractic. He is well-known throughout the profession as a passionate chiropractic advocate, a resourceful communicator, and a lifelong humanitarian. Dr. Oberstein and his wife of 32 years, Dr. Mary Oberstein, together have served thousands of people with chiropractic care, and constantly travel spreading the chiropractic message to the corners of the globe. The Obersteins have three daughters, Lauren, Morgan and Sydney, and all three are practicing chiropractors.

Moving Chiropractic into the 22nd Century

Topic: Philosophy

From the early days of chiropractic to the present and into the future, new technologies bring more clarity and verification to chiropractic.
With new research and data sets, it is clear to see which systems in our healthcare world are and are not working. This talk will look at the past, present and future of chiropractic, along with technology and research to show the possibilities chiropractic holds to enhance the health of the world.

Mindy Pelz, DC

Dr. Mindy Pelz, D.C is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, nutrition and functional health expert who has spent over two decades helping thousands of people successfully reclaim their health. She is a recognized leader in the alternative health field and a pioneer in the fasting movement, teaching the principles of a fasting lifestyle, diet variation, detox, hormones, and more. Her popular YouTube channel regularly updates followers on the latest science-backed tools and techniques to help them reset their health. She is the host of one of the leading science podcasts, The Resetter Podcast, and the author of three best-selling books; The Menopause Reset, The Reset Factor, and The Reset Kitchen. Dr. Mindy has appeared on national shows like Extra TV and The Doctors, and has been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Well + Good, SHEknows, Healthline, and more.

Empowering Women: Birthing a New Paradigm of Healthcare

Topic: Science

Women have been given a one size fits all approach to healthcare that is not serving them. Too many women feel unheard, out of healthcare answers, and are looking for a new paradigm of health to step into. They want a paradigm that is personalized to their unique hormonal needs and empowers them to take back control of their own health.

Paul Reed, DC

Dr. Paul Reed is the owner and operator of the Bridge Chiropractic clinics. After receiving his first adjustment in the 8th grade, Dr. Paul knew he wanted to be a chiropractor. He attributes much of his collegiate sports career at WSU to being adjusted regularly. Chiropractic was so good to Dr. Paul, he knew at a young age he wanted to serve his community with this science and art. That vision is now a reality as has has five offices serving a wide range of communities. In addition to serving patients, Dr. Paul is dedicated to his family, an author, speaker, and life coach.

The Bigness Within: Five Anchors to Improved Patient Outcomes

Topic: Philosophy

*Potential: Understanding innate’s recuperative power
*Thought: Changing the cerebral dynamic
*Action: Active participation is essential
*Results: Why they matter

Walter Sanchez, DC

Dr. Walter Sanchez has made it his mission to provide chiropractic care to the citizens of the world, including those in his native Peru. Dr. Sanchez’s chiropractic journey started when an adjustment prevented the need for drastic medical intervention during his collegiate soccer career at Georgia State University. Dr. Sanchez graduated from Life Chiropractic College and he practices in Hialeah, Florida.

The Vision of the Far

Topic: Philosophy

Dr. Sanchez will present the history of founding the first Family Chiropractic Center in Perú in 1994, the public health imperative to bring Chiropractic to other countries, and the role of Chiropractic philosophy and principles as part of the creating force.

Fred Schofield, DC

Dr. Fred Schofield, DC is a leading authority in the field of situational & conceptual chiropractic thinking and the direct application to chiropractic clinical practice.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Schofield attended the prestigious Rondebosch Boys High School & Cape Peninsula University (South Africa), before graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

A former professional rugby player and US Eagle National rugby representative who captained the National Championship winning Palmer College team of 1978 and1979, Dr. Schofield went on to coach successfully after he retired from the game.

Dr. Schofield and his wife Susan currently run Schofield Chiropractic Coaching, a personalized chiropractic consultancy, coaching & management company in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Physiology of Winning

Topic: Science

The doctor who attends this talk will come away with renewed communication skills around the autonomic physiology and the effects of prolonged stress response as it relates to the neuromuscular skeletal system ie; structural physiology alignment.

Jeff Scholten, DC

Dr. Jeffrey Scholten, in private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 2001, is the clinic director and owner of The Vital Posture Clinic. He also is on the faculty of Life Chiropractic College West, teaching Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Disorders. Dr. Jeffrey 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. Dr. Scholten has been President of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), International Chiropractic Association’s Council on Upper Cervical Care, as well as having been a board member of the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF), and the Ralph R. Gregory Memorial Foundation (Canada).

Clinical Considerations in the Evaluation of the Craniocervical Junction (CCJ)

Topic: Art

Dr. Scholten will present anatomical and clinical findings associated with clinical care of the upper neck.

Xaivier Tipler, DC

Dr. Xaivier Tipler received a B.S. in Biology from Central Methodist University where he was a three sport athlete. It was during this time that Dr. Tipler suffered a serious back injury while playing basketball, which led him to become a patient of and later a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Tipler went on to receive a second B.S. in Human Anatomy and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University, in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Dr. Tipler is Co-Founder of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching, and “I Can Be A Black Doctor.” He has been in private practice with partner and friend, Dr. Edgar Everett for over twelve years. Dr. Tipler is an Army Veteran, having served 9 years, and 2 years in the Iraq war. He is active in the American Black Chiropractors Association, the Missouri Chiropractic Association, and American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Tipler resides in St. Louis, MO with his beautiful wife and 3 children.

The Power of Serving to Change

Topic: Science

Dr. Tipler will address the lack of adequate Chiropractic care and health-care, with emhasis on underserved communities. These inadequacies have resulted in increased chronic disease, mental illness, and increased poverty. What can we do to meet this challenge?

Tim Young, DC

Dr. Tim Young earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1994 from Cleveland Chiropractic School in Kansas City, MO. He is Founder and President of The Oklahoma Chiropractors’ Association as well as Founder and President of the national chiropractic education seminar company FocusOKC.

Dr. Young lives with his wife and family in Oklahoma City and manages his practice, Young Chiropractic. He maintains a mission to serve his community and patients with love, compassion and gratitude.

Chiropractic Degree vs. Chiropractor: Philosophical Principles Applied

Topic: Philosophy

Dr. Young will discuss the transition from getting a degree in Chiropractic to becoming a Chiropractor, with special focus on the Chiropractic adjustment.
1- The Chiropractic adjustment is enough
2- Good enough is not good enough in chiropractic technique
3- Poverty complex has no place in Chiropractic – the adjustment is enough