Announcements

  • Room Block Closes Sunday, October 17! ⏰

    We’re so excited to gather with you in just a few short weeks at the beautiful Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix! As a friendly reminder, our special room block closes at end-of-day Sunday, October 17.

    To ensure you’re booked in our special block, make your room reservations at the following link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50233414 

    Our discounted group rate of just $219/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) is available for stays between Saturday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
  • Lunch & Learn on COVID Mandates - Wednesday, October 20, 1 pm EDT



    Please join us on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 1 pm EDT for our next member roundtable. We will address ongoing challenges related to COVID mandates on both the state and national levels.

    Please register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfu2srzwoGNZNGl1v9Jq6O1tZ8U1PvrO0
  • Early Bird Member Pricing Ends Tonight! ⏰

    It’s the last day to take advantage of Early Bird Member Pricing for the 2021 ChiroCongress Convention! If you plan to join us in November, make sure you register before the the Early Bird Member Pricing deadline!

    Register by midnight tonight, Friday, September 24 to save $150!
  • Next Week - COVID Mandate Lunch & Learn Member Roundtable - Wednesday, September 29

    With the ongoing and rapid changes being implemented and/or mandated in some states, we invite you to join us for our latest roundtable discussion on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 1 pm EDT.

    Please register in advance for this meeting. Register for the Lunch & Learn.
  • Only one week left for early bird member pricing for the ChiroCongress 2021 Convention! 🐦

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    If you plan to join us in November for the 2021 ChiroCongress Convention, make sure you register before the the Early Bird Member Pricing deadline of next Friday, September 24!

    For more convention details, including the schedule, speakers, exhibitors, and resort information, view our latest communication.

    Then, register to join us!
  • Next Week - COVID Mandates Lunch & Learn Member Roundtable


    With the ongoing and rapid changes being implemented and/or mandated in some states, we invite you to join us for our latest roundtable discussion on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 1 pm EDT.

    Please register in advance for this meeting.
  • 2021 ChiroCongress Convention - Reservations now open! 📲

    Make Your Reservations Today!

    Good News! We were able to secure the same room rate for our convention at the beautiful Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass. Reserve your room in our special room block at the discounted rate of just $219/night (plus applicable taxes and fees), available from Saturday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

    Also, remember to register for the convention and take advantage of the Early Bird Member Pricing through September 24. (Note: if you were registered for the convention in Hawaii, your registration carries over to the new location.)

    For more information on registering for the convention and reserving your room, view our latest communication: https://mailchi.mp/chirocongress.org/2021-chirocongress-annual-convention-phx-registration-now-open
  • Updated Announcement Regarding the ChiroCongress 2021 Convention


    Life’s a wave, and this year, we rode it all the way back to the mainland! We hope you’ll still join us for this year’s convention, as we look forward to gathering with you all in beautiful, sunny Arizona. 🌵☀️

    We can't wait to see you in Phoenix on November 4 - 6, 2021!

    Please read the full announcement and stay tuned for more information: https://mailchi.mp/chirocongress.org/2021-chirocongress-annual-convention-registration-is-on
  • Member Roundtable - COVID Mandate Updates

    ChiroCongress Members,

    With the ongoing and rapid changes being implemented or mandated in some states, we invite you to join a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 1pm EDT.

    Please register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscOitrjwpGN207pRVz9Cbj2AqRedzqS-A

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Thank you for all your good work and we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday, September 1.

    -- ChiroCongress Education and Events Team
  • ⏰ Last Week to Submit Your Nominations! ⏰

    We’re in the last week for nominations for the ChiroCongress Board of Directors and ChiroCongress Clinical Compass representatives!
     
    Nominations can be made online and will close this Friday, August 27, 2021. Eligible candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone from an eligible state association.

    For more information and to access the link for the nomination form, view the latest communication.
  • IMPORTANT - ACTION REQUIRED: Announcement Regarding the ChiroCongress 2021 Convention

    Dear ChiroCongress Members,

    The last 17 months since COVID overtook our world have been unprecedented, and we could not have anticipated we would continue to weather its effects this far into 2021. We were very optimistic that the conference could still be held. Unfortunately, we are undeniably faced with the very real challenge of hosting an event in Hawaii. 

    After numerous meetings with the resort, it has become clear there is no way we would be able to hold an event there that would meet your expectations and give you the convention experience you deserve. We want to be open and transparent about what we have learned, and the realities we are facing.

    Please read the full announcement about our 2021 convention, and let us know what your intentions are by this Sunday, August 22: https://mailchi.mp/chirocongress.org/2021-convention-august-update
  • Member Roundtable - COVID Mandates Update

    ChiroCongress Members, 

    With the ongoing and rapid changes being implemented or mandated in some states, we invite you to join a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 1pm EDT.  

    Please register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvf-GrrjkvG9ToScdqdSX5rHMq58sKa9Fi

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Thank you for all your good work and we look forward to seeing you on August 18.

    ChiroCongress Education and Events Team
  • ⏰ One Month Remains to Submit Your Nominations! ⏰

    Just one month remains for nominations for the ChiroCongress Board of Directors and ChiroCongress Clinical Compass representatives!
     
    Nominations can be made online and will close on August 27, 2021. Eligible candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone from an eligible state association.
  • Join us in Phoenix November 4-6 and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing! 🌸

    Registrations are flowing in, exhibitors are getting ready, and we’re lining up speakers for the annual convention. You won’t want to miss it! 

    Less than two months remain to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing. View convention details and register today!
  • Join ChiroCongress at the 2021 FCA National Convention

    We’re so excited to be headed back to Florida for more sunshine and connecting!

    Join us on August 26 – 29 in Orlando for The National. State leaders who plan to attend The National are cordially invited to join ChiroCongress for a reception. 

  • Dr. Brenda Holland - Celebrating Women Chiropractors Day

    Dr. Holland celebrates National Women Chiropractors Day on June 5, 2021 and shares and shares a message with WDC.
  • ChiroCares 2021 | NAMIWalks Your Way


    The ChiroCares 2021 (#ChiroCares2021) second annual event has come to a close and we want to thank the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) for their partnership once again on this annual campaign! 

    We are grateful for all who supported
     the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), NAMIWalks Your Way virtual walk, and Mental Health for All!  We sincerely thank you for the generous donations received by individuals and State Associations to support our National ChiroCares team!! 

    A special shout out and congratulations to
     Alaska Chiropractic Society for raising the most money for our NAMIWalks team. They will be awarded 100 points towards the 2021 ChiroCongress Convention gamification!
     

    Wishing you all a safe and fun holiday weekend!
  • Congress of Chiropractic State Associations Appoints New District 5 Director and Committee Members f

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    December 22, 2020

    Congress of Chiropractic State Associations Appoints
    New District 5 Director and Committee Members for 2021

    We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Garry Baldwin of Washington State as our new ChiroCongress District 5 Director!

    In November 2020, the District 5 Director position became vacant when Dr. Brian Stenzler was elected as the ChiroCongress 2nd Vice President. Upon the vacancy, President, Dr. Brenda Holland, formed a task force to seek a new District 5 Director. The task force included Dr. Holland, Dr. Thomas Wetzen, 1st Vice President, Dr. Brian Stenzler, 2nd Vice President, and Lizz Klein, Executive Director. Candidates nominated at the annual convention during the District 5 meeting were interviewed and after a thorough review process, Dr. Holland made a recommendation to the Board of Directors for a new District 5 Director. 

    On December 14, 2020, the Board of Directors unanimously approved Dr. Holland’s recommendation and Dr. Garry Baldwin (WA) was seated as the 2020-2021 District 5 Director. ChiroCongress welcomes Dr. Baldwin! The Board of Directors and staff are excited to have his participation as a District Director.

    Dr. Baldwin is the current president of the Washington State Chiropractic Association and served on the ChiroCongress Presidential Advisory Committee from 2019-2020. 

    In addition, On December 14, 2020, the Board of Directors approved 2020-2021 committees and task forces. Committees and task forces are comprised of leadership from the ChiroCongress Board of Directors, past leadership, and state association leaders. We would like to thank all who volunteer their time, experience, skills and service to assist in accomplishing the many goals and aspirations of this organization. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to our Board, committees and task forces for their selfless service to the organization. For more details, please visit our website at: https://chirocongress.org/committees/

    For additional information or to find out how to get involved with ChiroCongress, please visit us online at https://chirocongress.org/, contact Executive Director Lizz Klein at 503-922-2933, or email lizz@chirocongress.org

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  • In Memory of Dr. Thomas Klapp

    In Memory of
    Thomas Klapp, DC 
    (1954 - 2020)

    Dr. Tom Klapp of Ann Arbor, MI passed away on December 14, 2020. He was 66. 

    Dr. Klapp served on the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (ChiroCongress) Board of Directors from 1993 – 2003 and led as President between 2000-2002. He was voted in as an Honorary Member in 2004 and continued his service and support of ChiroCongress for nearly 30 years. He helped shape ChiroCongress’ 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2019 and the Future of Chiropractic Forum where the strategic plan project was launched.  As a champion of this effort, he joined the Strategic Plan Committee in 2020 and diligently worked to ensure a transparent and inclusive process. His love for the profession, his family, and his colleagues was evident in all his endeavors.

    In addition to Dr. Klapp’s tireless work with ChiroCongress, he was at the forefront of Michigan’s chiropractic scene since his graduation from Life University in 1979. He is a former President of the Michigan Chiropractic Association and in 1993, 2006, and 2007, Dr. Klapp was named Chiropractor of the Year for his outstanding commitment and leadership in the advancement of chiropractic. 

    Dr. Klapp was also a Board member of the Michigan Chiropractic Foundation, served as a Trustee for Life University, and served on The Chiropractic Summit since its inception on behalf of Life University, and was a Board member of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. Dr. Klapp was a founding member of OneChiropractic, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting drugless chiropractic. 


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    Tom and his wife, Kim

    ChiroCongress boards and staff send our deepest condolences to his wife Kim, daughter Tori, his extended family, and anyone whose life was touched by this amazing man. He showered his family and friends with love and support and lived his life to the fullest. He will be missed. 

    Dr. Daniel Spencer, immediate Past-President for ChiroCongress shared this heartfelt message. "Dr. Klapp was a true warrior for the chiropractic profession. He was a gifted leader, wise mentor, tireless worker, amazing doctor, and most all—a wonderful friend. He loved to laugh and spend time with chiropractic colleagues across the nation, all while regaling us with what we affectionately termed “the world according to Klapp!” He was always open and honest, and would speak with anyone about how our profession could grow and prosper for the sake of a better humanity. Tom spoke with me approximately four years ago about our need for a national strategic plan, and how we could work together to make it happen. He has been a driving force behind this effort ever since. On the evening of his passing, the ChiroCongress board voted unanimously to retain his appointment to our Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan Committee. We know that his guidance will continue to serve us well, and his legacy will be honored for decades to come. Our hearts go out to his wife, Kim, daughter, Tori, and all those that he has had an impact upon during his time on Earth. We love Tom, and will miss him dearly."


    Photo Gallery below

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    ChiroCongress 50th Anniversary Convention,
    San Diego,
    California 2019
    From left to right, Dr. Lou Sportelli, Dr. Leonard Suiter, Dr. Tom Klapp, Dr. Stephen Simonetti, Dr. David Kassmeier, Dr. John LaMonica, Dr. Don Cross

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    The Chiropractic Summit - Orlando, Florida 2019
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    Future of Chiropractic Strategic Planning Meeting
    Charlotte, North Carolina - March 2020
    Left to right: Dr. Thomas Wetzen, Dr. Brian Stenzler, Dr. Ray Foxworth, Dr. Gerald Stevens, Lizz Klein, Barbara Contessa, Dr. Brenda Holland, Dr. Julie Bird, Dr. Tom Klapp, Kristine Dowell, Dr. Dan Spencer, Dr. Rachel Wendt, Marc Abla, Tiffany Stevens

    Copyright © 2020 ChiroCongress, All rights reserved. 

  • Congress of Chiropractic State Associations Members Elect 2020-2021 Board of Directors


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
    November 24, 2020                               
    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Lizz Klein, 503-922-2933

     

    Congress of Chiropractic State Associations Members Elect
    2020-2021 Board of Directors

     

    Congratulations 2020-2021 ChiroCongress Board of Directors and Clinical Compass Representatives!

    At the annual meeting, held virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020, members voted unanimously to elect the following candidates to the 2021-2020 Board of Directors:

    Dr. Brenda Holland (WI) – President
    Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA) – First Vice President
    Dr. Brian Stenzler (CA) – Second Vice President
    Dr. Julie Bird (IL) – Secretary
    Kristine Dowell (MI) – Treasurer
    Dr. Rachel Went (CO) – Executive Director at Large
    Marc Abla (IL) – District 2 Director
    Dr. Chad Carpenter (TX) – District 4 Director


    Dr. Dan Spencer
     (MI) will remain on the Board of Directors in the esteemed role of Immediate Past President and assume the position of Chair of the Nominating Committee.

    Dr. Brian Stenzler (CA), formerly serving as the District 5 Director, was elected to the Executive Board as Second Vice President. ChiroCongress District 5 Director will be appointed soon to fill the vacancy.  

    ChiroCongress welcomes Dr. Chad Carpenter (TX), District Director 4 as the newest member to the Board of Directors.

    In addition, the Districts elected ChiroCongress Clinical Compass Representatives as follows: 

    Dr. Christopher Dolecki (MI) – District 2 Clinical Compass Representative
    Dr. Carson Muth (ND) – District 4 Clinical Compass Representative

     

    Thank you to District Directors Dr. Gerald Stevens (NY) (District 1) and Tiffany Stevens (TN) (District 3) for their continuing service. We also want to thank our district Clinical Compass Representatives Dr. Thomas Augat (ME) (District 1), Dr. R.J. Crawford (TN) (District 3), and Dr. David Paris (CA) (District 5) for their continued service. 

    In addition, we extend our appreciation to Dr. Don Cross (FL), outgoing Immediate Past President who served on the board from 2008-2020 and Barbara Contessa (NY), outgoing Executive Director at Large who served from 2018 – 2020.  We are grateful that Dr. Cross and Barbara Contessa will continue to support ChiroCongress and the profession through their service on the ChiroCongress Cares 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit board.
     

    And a special message from the NEW President Dr. Brenda Holland… "I want to Thank Lizz, Sheri, Suzi and Kristi for all their efforts on the Virtual conference they have been instrumental in making this event a success. I want to thank the current ChiroCongress board for all their hard work this year as we have accomplished so much this year-because we have a really good team. I especially want to thank the leaders who will be leaving our board. A thank you to Dr. Cross and Barbara Contessa for their years of service to the ChiroCongress board. We have one new addition for this year, and I am excited to welcome Dr. Chad Carpenter to our board representing District 4. We have a great team and a bright future ahead in 2021! Your ChiroCongress board will continue to provide you with valuable member benefits and new opportunities during 2021. We will also continue our active participation on issues that impact your doctors such as Medicare and COVID-19. With your help, we will also continue to develop the strategic plan. 2021 is has the potential to be an exciting and productive year.  So, I hope you are ready to roll-up your sleeves and get involved, we will need each and every one of you because we are stronger together, and together WE can accomplish anything.
     

    For additional details about the Board of Directors or Clinical Compass Representatives, please visit us online at https://chirocongress.org/board-of-directors-2/ or contact Lizz Klein, Executive Director at 503-922-2933 or email lizz@chirocongress.org

     

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  • ChiroCongress Launches Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan Project

    During the 2019 ChiroCongress 50th Anniversary Convention in San Diego, The Future of Chiropractic Forum was held and stakeholders from across the profession, along with ChiroCongress members, participated in a dialogue about what the next 50 years will hold for the Chiropractic profession.

    It was concluded that the profession needs a strategic plan.

    Upon request of our members and profession stakeholders, ChiroCongress agreed to take the lead on developing this project. A task force was seated in January 2020 and they have been diligently working for nearly a year now to create a framework for crafting a national strategic plan for the chiropractic profession.  The task force is comprised of the entire ChiroCongress board, including Dr. Dan Spencer (MI), Dr. Brenda Holland (WI), Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA), Dr. Don Cross (FL), Dr. Julie Bird (IL), Barbara Contessa (NY), Kristine Dowell (MI), Dr. Gerald Stevens (NY), Tiffany Stevens (TN), Marc Abla (IL), Dr. Rachel Wendt (CO), Dr. Brian Stenzler (CA) along with industry professionals including: Dr. Ray Foxworth (MS), Dr. Jay Greenstein (D.C), Dr. Tom Klapp (MI), and John Murray (WI). ChiroCongress’ Executive Director, Elizabeth Klein, will provide project management oversight.