Announcements

  • Convention Early Bird Pricing Extended to 9/12

    The Early Bird Pricing has been extended to midnight on Monday, September 12!

    Take advantage of this amazing discount by registering below:

    Register Here!

    See you in St. Louis!
  • ChiroCongress 2022-2023 Nominations are Open!

    Call for Nominations 2022-2023

    Nominations close on August 16, 2022, at Midnight. 

    Greetings ChiroCongress Members, 
     
    The Call for Nominations for the ChiroCongress Board of Directors and ChiroCongress Clinical Compass Representatives is now open!
     
    Nominations can be made online at: http://forms.chirocongress.org/view.php?id=77659 and will close on August 16, 2022. Eligible candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone from an eligible state association.

    Eligibility

    • Members of current ChiroCongress State Associations who are in good standing in accordance with the Bylaws.
    • Candidates for President, 1st or 2nd Vice-President positions must be Doctors of Chiropractic.
    • Candidates for ChiroCongress Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director at Large, or District Director positions are open to DCs or non-DCs.
    • Candidates for ChiroCongress Clinical Compass Representative positions must be filled by a Doctor of Chiropractic and meet other eligibility criteria in ChiroCongress Policies and Clinical Compass Bylaws.
    Elections
     
    Elections will take place November 10-12, 2022 at the annual convention, held at the Hilton at the Ballpark Downtown St. Louis.

    Links:
    Online Nomination Form
    ChiroCongress Bylaws
    ChiroCongress Policies & Procedures (must be signed in to my.chirocongress.org)
    Sample Meeting Schedule 
    Current Committee/Task Force Descriptions

    OPEN POSITIONS

    Please refer to the Bylaws for specific requirements for each position and terms of service.
    Executive Committee

    All Executive Committee positions are one-year terms with either 2- or 3-year consecutive terms. All positions open annually for nominations.
     
    The following is a list of Executive Board positions and those who have expressed an interest in running for election or re-election: 

    • President - OPEN - Dr. Thomas Wetzen (VA)*
    • 1st VP - OPEN - Dr. Brian Stenzler (FL)*
    • 2nd VP - OPEN - Dr. Julie Bird (IL)*
    • Secretary - OPEN - Dr. Rachel Wendt (KY)* 
    • Treasurer - OPEN - Dr. Gerald Stevens (NY)
    • Executive Director at Large - OPEN - Tiffany Stevens (TN)**
    District Directors

    Nominations for District Director positions are open in odd or even years in accordance with the year of the election and serve 2-year terms. Directors can serve up to 3 consecutive terms. The following District Director positions are open:

    • District 2: OPEN - Marc Abla (IL)
    • District 4: OPEN - Dr. Chad Carpenter (TX)

    The District Director(s) listed above are eligible for election or re-election and have expressed an interest in running for their position in the next term.   

    Clinical Compass

    Nominations for ChiroCongress Clinical Compass Representatives are open in odd or even years in accordance with the year of the election and serve 2-year terms. Compass Reps can serve up to 3 consecutive terms. The following positions are open:

    • Clinical Compass Rep District 2: OPEN – Dr. Christopher Dolecki (MI)
    • Clinical Compass Rep District 4: OPEN – Dr. Carson Muth (ND)
    The Clinical Compass Representative(s) listed above are eligible for election or re-election and have expressed an interest in running for their position in the next term.       
     
    *Current board members or representatives have term limited or expressed an interest in running for a different position.

    **Running for different position and declared intent.
    Questions?? Contact Governance Chair, Dr. Gerald Stevens at gstevens@northeastcollege.edu or contact Lizz Klein at lizz@chirocongress.org
    SUBMIT YOUR 2022 NOMINATIONS NOW!
    Nominations close Midnight (ET) August 16, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 25 - Member Roundtable - Anti-Discrimination: Is achieving Pay Parity possible?

    Anti-Discrimination - Is achieving Pay Parity possible and what steps do we need to take to get there?

    Dr. Rachel Wendt, DC, ChiroCongress Executive Director at Large, will moderate a discussion between attendees and WA State Executive of Legislation & Policy, Lori Grassi, regarding insurance anti-discrimination and chiropractic fair payment.

    Learn more and register to attend

  • The Countdown is On!

    Registration is OPEN!!


    We can't wait to see you in St. Louis November 10 - 12, 2022! Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing now through September 10.

    Important Links:
    > Registration
    > Convention Homepage
    > Full Communication
  • Wednesday, March 23 - Member Roundtable: COVID Rollbacks & Changes

    Many states are continuing to update and roll back their pandemic restrictions. Join us for a Member Roundtable on Wednesday, March 23, discussing how to best respond to these changes with other state association leaders.

    Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkduypqj8jGNSswYgS11EbnBDoHDIfL3eA
  • Bring Your Questions and Ask the Association Attorney at the Next Lunch & Learn!

    Ask the Association Attorney


    Join us on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 1 - 2pm ET for our next member roundtable as we welcome Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq.

    For more information and to register, view the full communication: https://mailchi.mp/chirocongress.org/lunch-learn-member-roundtable-ask-the-association-attorney
  • Welcome, Kim!

    ChiroCongress welcomes our newest staff member, Programs Administrator Kim Zanke!

    As our new Programs Administrator, Kim will serve as a critical team player with ChiroCongress in supporting our mission “to advance the chiropractic profession through innovation, research, and service to member associations.”

    In her role, Kim will be providing member service and support as well as serving as project administrator for the Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan.

    A Message from Kim

    Hello! My name is Kim Zanke, and I am the new Programs Administrator for ChiroCongress! In August 2021, I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration. While attending Baker College, I worked at local chiropractic clinic as an office manger. During my tenure there, I gained a working knowledge of the industry, quality of care, services and compassion extended to patients. That made me passionate to find a career within the chiropractic industry!

    In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, paddle boarding and walking my dog Cammie. She is a Boxer mix that I adopted from the Kent County Animal Shelter here in Grand Rapids, MI.

    I am excited to be a part of the ChiroCongress Team and look forward to working with you all!

    Kim Zanke's contact information: kim@chirocongress.org, 586-925-5528
  • February District Meetings - Save the Date!


    Mark your calendars!
    It's District Meeting time again! Join us to collaborate, network, and share with fellow association leaders in your district!!

    District Meetings are scheduled for the weeks of February 14th and 21st (see the full communication or online Events Calendar for your District meeting date/time).

    Register for your meeting and make sure to get those state reports in!

    * District Meetings are open to association leadership of current members or by special invitation only. 
  • Announcing the 2021 - 2022 ChiroCongress Committee Members


    2021 - 2022 ChiroCongress Committee Members

    In December 2021, the Board of Directors approved the 2021 - 2022 ChiroCongress committees.

    View the 2021 - 2022 Committee Members: https://chirocongress.org/committees/

    Committees are composed 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.
  • Lunch & Learn on the No Surprises Act - Wednesday, January 26, 1 pm ET



    Please join us on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 1 pm ET for our next member roundtable. We will welcome District 2 Director Marc Abla as he leads a discussion on the No Surprises Act

    This discussion will better inform state association leaders regarding the new requirement so that we can all better equip our doctors to comply with the new mandates.

    Please register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-ytqT4tGNSKBsySpq6erwp8xjk32VE8

    Background
    In an effort to ensure patients are better informed regarding the cost of their healthcare, Congress passed the No Surprises Actwithin the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Initially, most experts believed that theNo Surprises Actapplied only to facility-based (such as a hospital) providers; however, on the recent finalization of Part II of the rules, it became clearer that a specific portion applies to all health care providers.The Good Faith Estimate portion of that act directly impacts all providers, including chiropractors.

    Beginning on January 1, 2022, providers are required to inform certain patients that they are eligible to receive a Good Faith Estimate with an estimate for their specific anticipated care. As a part of the new requirement, providers will have to ask patients specific questions, provide a notice of the availability of a good faith estimate to self-pay patients, and provide a good faith estimate with required elements to those patients.

    We will discuss:
    • General applicability and why there was confusion,
    • Which patients are entitled to Good Faith Estimates,
    • Notification requirements,
    • What Good Faith Estimates are and when they must be provided,
    • Form requirements,
    • How the new requirements may work in concert with existing state laws, and
    • Attendee questions.
  • ATTENTION: Convention Attendees - Here’s Your Final Checklist! ✔️

    The 2021 ChiroCongress Convention is upon us!! Please review the linked message for the full checklist of things to bring, do, and expect as you prepare to join us this week: https://mailchi.mp/chirocongress.org/2021-chirocongress-annual-convention-phx-is-almost-here

    We can’t wait to see everyone in Phoenix! 🌵
  • 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